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"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children

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"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
"Ofarim" - School for Autistic Children
Hanuka Candles
Hanuka Candles

Dear Friends Shalom, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year

Towards the end of the year we continue working with the kids with high motivation and drive. In addition to the academic goals we continue to add enjoyable activities to enrich the kids experiences.

Our children has communication and expression difficulties. The iPads we are using especially with the Touchat and TanyTab apps enable a new communication method and a better way to reach the children. With the donation we received from you through Global Giving, we purchased additional 3 iPad protection covers ($1600).

We would like to share with you some of the special experiences we had in the last few month.

During the month of November we had a field trip to an agriculture farm named "Gan Carmit" and toured in a banana plantation farm. 

We continue to host students from high schools around Haifa city that are coming to know the autistic children and help taking them to outdoor activities and playgrounds.

We had a theater show that came to school for Hanukah holiday talking about light and darkness using aluminum foils. Along Hanukkah we also celebrated Christmas and Sigad in school.

Two of our teachers created a very special activities: Teacher Gil was using puppet to demonstrate play with the kids, and teacher Raaia created a musical show for the holidays,

We like to thank you and express our appreciation for your donation which help a lot with the keeping our school doing more for the children.

 

Happy holidays,

Nahum

Hanuka
Hanuka
Classroom
Classroom
Activity with Aluminum for the Holidays
Activity with Aluminum for the Holidays
In the Banana plantation
In the Banana plantation
Outdoor activity
Outdoor activity
Theatre
Theatre
Puppet Show
Puppet Show
In the playground
In the playground

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Dear friends,

About a month ago we started the school 6th year since it started operating.

It started with only 3 classrooms and now the school has 12 classrooms in such a short time period.

The years go by with many activities that are purely for the development of our students both socially and academically.

We are making very good progress with embedding technology with iPads and AppleTV but on the other hand we keep the kids closely connected to earth and nature through field trips and other activities.

We host many groups from around the country that come to volunteer in school. Many of them from close by high school, military, and industry including Apple employees. The volunteers many times accompany the kids to the park and learn from us about autism.

I added pictures to this report of the volunteering activities outside and in the classrooms. 

We are marching into a great new year and we want to wish you one as well.

We hope to continue get your support and share the progress of our students and school with you.

Best regards,

Nahum, School principal

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Purim
Purim
Dear Freinds,
In the last three month Ofarim school has been full of activities in variety of domains. 
In Purim we had parade and a colorful party which we celebrate the holiday every year.
We had neigoneiboring schools coming to visit us and organizations such as the police and electrical company came to volunteer in the school and work with the kids.
As spring come we had several shows on book culture coming to school. Also, several school bands came to play for the kids as well as circus show and world music event.
Spring time in Israel is all about outdoors and flowers. We wend out for a field trip in the Carmel mountain reserve. We also participated in watermelon picking in a close by orchard.
Towards Shavuot holiday we learned all about cheese and the process of making cheese. We were making cheese in school to complete the experience and that was a very successful activity, 
The end of the school year was celebrated in a show by the kids which was fantastic. We met the parents and presented the plans for next year,
These days, we are busy with preparation for next year such that we can make even better than this one.
The school continue to operate during the summer.
See the many pictures from our last period. 
We will share our summer events soon.
We all very appreciate your help to our school and which you a pleasant summer.
The kids of Ofarim school
Purim party
Purim party
Activity with the police
Activity with the police
Purim Parade
Purim Parade
Theater Show
Theater Show
Outdoor trip
Outdoor trip
Spring hike
Spring hike
World music show
World music show
Cheese activity
Cheese activity
Shavuot Holiday activity
Shavuot Holiday activity
School Show
School Show
Watermelon picking
Watermelon picking

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In the Snow
In the Snow

Dear friends and donners,


Ofarim school for students on the autistic spectrum in Haifa is starting the spring period after a winter full of activities.

We went on a field trip on the Mount Hermon where the students enjoys a meeting with the Alpine unit. They took part in several snow activities and had a great time.

In March we celebrate Purim holiday in a costume parade, and celebrated in a carnival with clowns and music.

Volunteers from the Israel Police came and explained to  the children about police car. It was a very positive experience for them.
We continue the tradition of integrating our students with students from different schools in Haifa city. During this period, we hosted at our school students from 'Leo-beck' high school and the 'Reali' high school. With the students we enjoyed a drum circle activity and games in an accessible playground for children with special needs. We also visited cows in the Diary with the volunteering students.

We would like to thank you all for the support throughout the year!

Nahum Bloch, school principle.

Mt. Hermon
Mt. Hermon
With Students in the park
With Students in the park
Outdoor activity
Outdoor activity
Diary activity
Diary activity
Outdoor with volunteering students
Outdoor with volunteering students

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Dear friends and doners,

Ofarim school for students on the autistic spectrum in Haifa has continued with varaiaty activities during 2018 year.

In this period we celebrated Hanukkah and Christmas, with a great display of lights and shadows. We lit candles in the Hanukkia with children.

Our school cooperates with many volunteers, including soldiers, and employees of companies from the industry. During this period, soldiers came out with us for a walk along the beach and in the park.

High School students came as part of the "Tikkun Olam" project. They did a musical performance for our students, activities with animals and a trip to the beach. We are very grateful for their cooperation.

As part of the integration program of our children in the community, they arrive every week to "Nirim" school .Where the children join to the same class all year. They do "Kabbalat Shabbat" (Shabat ceremony) and enjoy a common interaction with their same age children.

We also went on a joint trip with the families at "Gan Carmit", where the children enjoyed planting activities, touring banana plantations and preparing pitas in the taboun.

 

We would like to thank all of you for your support throughout the year!

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Ofarim

Project Leader:
Nahum Bloch
Haifa, Israel

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