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Amity Private School Sharjah Q & A

Amity School Sharjah is a CBSE curriculum school that opened in April 2019. It is the third school in the UAE that is operated by not-for-profit Amity Education.
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2021/22
No data
Availability 2022/23
No data
Annual fee average
AED 14,500
Annual fees
AED 10,500–17,250
Price band help
Value
Status
Open
Opening year
2018
School year
Apr to Mar
Principal
Ms Bandana Peters Lazarus
Owner
Amity Education Group
Community
Main teacher nationality
India
Main student nationality
India
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Welcome to the Amity Private School Sharjah official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

If you have to highlight three strengths of your school, what would they be?

We aim to provide a safe and conducive environment for the overall development of our students. Our emphasis lies in developing knowledgeable and well-informed communicators who positively impact society. The plethora of activities offered at our school help the students to navigate through their interests and expands their worldview.

Creativity: Believing in your creativity and working to transform it into reality is what sets a person apart from others, at Amity we encourage our students to participate in extracurricular activities. We offer activities like dance, music, fine arts, animation, robotics, debate and pottery. The balanced mode of education helps in developing beyond the classroom.

Leadership opportunities: Our school has an elected student council, these positions of responsibilities help students to confidently and creatively solve their problems.

We understand that each child has unique interests and abilities, keeping this in consideration our teaching module focuses on giving special attention to each student while giving them the confidence to turn their ideas into reality.

What is the single biggest challenge your school is currently addressing?

For older students, it is the unpredictability that the year.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

No

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

The vision of our school is rooted in inclusivity and creativity. Our curriculum is designed to encourage innovation and develop unique experiences for all of our students, moulding them to rise to the challenges of the 21st Century. We strive to nurture conscientious global citizens who contribute to the development and progress of society.

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

Our students predominantly come from Asian backgrounds.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes, our students are mostly Indians.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

1:15

Please describe your approach to teacher recruitment in terms of the balance of staff you seek in terms of nationalities and in terms of years of experience/ qualifications you look for. Please also provide details of how you use teaching assistants.

At Amity School Sharjah, we aim to have a diverse faculty to foster an enriching learning experience.

Does your school measure Value Added data? Please provide details of how you measure, and current Value Added benchmark scores.

Yes, value-added data is important to us, we believe it is integral for enhancing the learning experience. We primarily use digital marketing and parent questionnaires for the same purpose.

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

NA

Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

Currently, we do not have students in this age group. The school will start grade 9 very soon.

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

Not Applicable

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Our learning model is not confined to teaching, we strive to raise confident and socially intelligent global citizens, we prepare them to face each challenge with grit and strength. We respect the uniqueness of each child and give them individual attention, this helps in building confidence and at the same time, it makes them sedulous. At the centre of nurturing our young students lies CAS - Creativity, Action and Service. All CAS activities are challenges which our students take up in an environment conducive to learning. Activities are planned and evaluated and goals met after goal setting.

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

Yes, we also encourage independent learning without pressurising students. Our learning model interweaves play and learning, this is important because we believe the process of learning should be designed in a way that excites students.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

The development of a child rests on his/her physical and mental health, therefore it is of prime importance to us. Our sports facilities include a temperature-controlled swimming pool, learners pool, covered sand pits, and a fully grassed outdoor playing field. Additional facilities include outdoor and indoor courts, sports fields, shaded basketball courts and provisions for riding classes. In times of digital dominance, we encourage Non-Competitive Sports, this gives the students the opportunity to try a variety of athletic endeavours and develop their skills and also encourages them to participate in physical activities.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

The facilities at school clubbed with workshops, talks and discussions in which students are educated about the benefits of having a healthy lifestyle have been beneficial in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

Yes.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

7:30 AM till 12:30 PM - KG 1 and KG 2
7:30 AM till 2:00 PM - Grade 1 and above

Is there a school uniform?

Yes.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

We organise regular parent-teacher meetings, orientations and webinars to make learning a collaborative process. Our parents are also given questionnaires to know their feedback, the management uses this constructive feedback to make learning more impactful and engaging.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

Quarterly

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

The school's medium of instruction is English.

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

No

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

Yes

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

Our school has a dedicated Having Only Positive Expectations (H.O.P.E) Department that supports the students of determination.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

Inclusion, Respect and Diversity are the pillars of our education model. Our counselling and Inclusion Department-H.O.P.E. supports the needs of students of determination. It includes a counsellor and inclusion champion.

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

Yes, mental health is given cardinal importance at our school. We have a counsellor who helps our students with regards to these matters.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes.

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Yes, we believe that learning is a collaborative process between teachers, parents and students.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes.

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