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Warmth, welcoming, helping out parents even if they do not have a place in our school. High quality of support in specific subjects.
Currently we have students representing 65 nationalities in CIS.
Majority of students here are Asian.
18students per teacher, 1:18
Cambridge International School has a supportive and friendly learning environment. We provide opportunities for students to develop their full potential through a rich academic programme combined with a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Physical Education is a compulsory part of all students' timetable and we offer a variety of games like swimming, gymnastics, hockey, basketball, cricket, badminton, football, athletics, rounders, volleyball, handball, netball.
We do so through assemblies, talks, invite people to address to students (through school counselor). During PSHE classes, thes topics are spoken too.
Canteen to provide healthy food. PE dept to reinforce on sports.
This is spoken in class and to parents through coffee mornings. And for specific students, action is taken by the counselor with the help of the school doctor. dietitian's help is sought for those who are to light or heavy. Pamphlets are shared with parents in this regards too.
The school provides a small cafeteria in which students can buy food, however there are no eat-in facilities. There is also a parent/teacher café in the Reception area of school selling both cold and hot food.
Yes, the canteen sells both heated and cold food to students.
The students are expected to be seated in the class before 7.45am. FS1 & FS2 finish at 12.10pm. Yr1 to Yr13 finish at 2.30pm. Students staying back for ASAs (After School Activities) finish at 4.10pm.
Yes, all year groups have school uniform. Regular and PE uniform.
We have a behavior policy in place. WE use the SIMS Behavior to log any poor behavior and action taken. As counselor we believe in restorative relationship and not punitive. In extreme cases, suspension and exclusion is in practice.
Three Parent-Teacher Consultation Days during the academic year, as well as three reports which focus on attainment and progress. There are also a number of other events running across the school which invite parents to discuss their child's studies. Teachers respond to any parent queries within 24 hours and are always available to parents for appointments after school.
We have 3 reports and 3 parent teachers meeting each academic year. This is at the end of each term.
English for all subjects except Arabic and French.
CIS offers French as an additional language.
Yes. The Cambridge English program is used to do so.
Yes, for both girls and boys.
Year 2 SATs
Year 3 to Year 6 - GL Progress Tests in the core subjects
CAT4 - currently in Year 5 (2016-17)
PIRLS and e-PIRLS (Yr. 5 2015-16)
Homework is set once a week in the Primary School, this is optional completion. However, any homework that is handed in is marked by the class teacher. This is for core subjects and is mainly administered online.
Yes, we have a well established Achievement Center since 2000. she is very proactive an dsupport many new schools to set up their SEN dept. Our SENDCo is also part of the Dubai SENCO Network team who support many schools in Dubai through CPDs and practical ideas.
We are able to offer proper support for these students. We have many students who are on Wave 2 and Wave 3. We employ external help of LEarning SUpport Assistant to support these students, They are trained by the SENDCO.
Yes we do, specially with autism, Downs and learning difficulties. Also we have started a Autism Support group for parents who have children on the spectrum.
We use outside agents to do so.
Yes, we have a dedicated parents group named CIPA. They work hand in hand with the school.
Yes, in the Primary School parents are invited to school to help and assist in events such as Educational Trips, Topic Days, Book Week, Science Week and Maths Week.
Many coffee mornings are run through the Achievement Center and the Counselors throughout the year. When there is an interesting event for parents, it is shared with them.
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