Launch Ready: Alpha School

With the new academic year only days away, WhichSchoolAdvisor.com went along to the new Alpha School, to see how final preparations were going...
Launch Ready: Alpha School
By C Hoppe
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Highly affordable, Alpha School  in Al Qusais, Dubai is now officially ready for launch.

Opening this week, the primary school with fees under AED 30,000 looks to set to deliver an intimate small primary school setting (capacity is 550 students), experienced teachers and exceptional value for money.

The school's strengths remain in its progressive principal, its strong focus on meaningful technology integration and custom made UK curriculum.

And its not just us who think this school is offering something a little unique, according to principal Rachel Cashin, the primary school already has 126 students from 24 nationalities set to start.

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com visited Alpha to see the final preparations before the students arrive in just a few more days...

 

The Alpha Teachers

Principal Rachel Cashin says it took around 300 interview hours to find her teachers, astonishing when you realise there's only 16 teachers in total. Originating from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Chile and Australia, the team is nothing if not diverse.

All Alpha teachers have completed a rigorous three week IT and Apple training programme to bring them up to speed with the school's IT integration plans. 

 

The Technology at Alpha

Cashin says, "Im not just throwing iPads out... the teachers have had three weeks training [with the technology]... they've even spent time with dedicated Apple trainers."

The showpiece IT lab or iMac laboratory as its called at Alpha is now fully furnished and ready for use.

 

Alpha's Resources

It's not all about tech at Alpha, the school also has traditional libraries too. Both are well stocked with a mix of children's classics and new favourites in Arabic and English

Although Alpha occupies a small plot and outdoor space is at a premium, the school has a large central play area with shade cloth, Astroturf and play equipment.

Classrooms are finished, decorated and are now ready for use. 

Alpha has secured all final KHDA approvals. All that is required now is for it to open the school gates...

 

For more information keep tabs on the full review of Alpha School. Our reviews contain the latest fee and admissions information kept up to date by the schools themselves.

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