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Diyar International Private School, Fujairah Campus Q & A

Diyar International Private School Fujairah is one of two schools bearing the same name; the second branch is located at Dibba.
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School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
AED 23,000
Annual fees
AED 15,000 - 29,700
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Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2013
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Leonard Murphy
Owner
Emirates Educational Services
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Diyar International Private School, Fujairah Campus Q & A

Welcome to the Diyar International Private School, Fujairah Campus 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.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

We are Diyar International School, the advanced American curriculum, where our school possesses many modern features and facilities in addition to a group of qualified teachers with high qualifications.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

We have 41 different nationalities.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes, there is 85% UAE nationality.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

each teacher service for average for 10 students.

Does your school have a waiting list?

yes it does.

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

At Diyar International Private School we make student-focused decisions. Our teaching is therefor learner-centered and lessons are planned to be active, collaborative and cognitive. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are strongly encouraged to ask questions, to make connections to the real world, and to participate in inquiry-based activities. Our aim is to meet the needs of ALL students. ICT is also included in students' learning.
Diyar teachers and leaders have created an enriched US Curriculum focused on inquiry and innovation. Our curriculum encourages our students to express themselves and discover their own potential through a wide range of activities.

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

In Diyar we realise the importance of a well rounded school experience and it is to this end we ensure all students have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in physical activity.

Students are afforded the opportunity to participate in a range of sports using our state of the art facilities like our floodlit out door 4G football field, track, two swimming pools and air conditioned gymnasiums. Diyar is proud to have two dedicated swimming coaches, both with international awards and one of whom is a former olympian.

We also cater for our younger P.E. participants by dedicating two "soft" rooms where KG to Grade 2 students take lesson in fundamental movements skills in fun activity based learning.

To encourage students to participate in PE we use two main strategies. The first is offering such a variety of activities that students will get to find the one they are passionate for and then we encourage that passion. The second strategy is using the grading system with a large part of their P.E. grade being earned through participation alone.

We also offer the students to participate in organised teams for both genders.
We also have an extra curricular activities program where students get to choose which club they want to participate in. This year we also ran Diyar's first intramural tournaments where students from every grade in middle and high school competed against each other in round robin football tournament which took place during their break times.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

Here at Diyar International Private School we promote healthy lifestyle by developing a healthy school food policy and encouraging physical activities behaviors to students.

How do you promote healthy eating?

At Diyar International Private School, we promote healthy living by collaborating with staff in the cafeteria, involvement with parents, promoting a healthy eating food club with ECA and continuous engagement with the school nurse. Counselors conduct sessions with students during certain homeroom classes about healthy eating. Additionally, counselors created flyers for all stakeholders in the school about healthy eating. This flyer was sent to parents and all staff. Our KG-2, counselor Ms. Salam, prepared a power point and chart for students and parents’ explaining the importance of healthy eating. Attached is a copy of the power point, chart and flyer that was provided to staff, parents and students.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

yes the school has cafeteria facilities for the student.

If yes, does it serve hot food?

yes it does.

What would be the amount spent by a student for their lunchtime meal?

Maximum 15 Dhs.

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

our school day start at 7:30 AM and end at 12:40 PM for kindergarten,and from 7:30 AM till 2:15 PM for elementary and secondary sections.

Is there a school uniform?

yes there is.

Please advise on your discipline policy?

At Diyar International Private School our discipline policies identifies standard procedures for discipline and maintain standards of conduct within our school. This ensures that our students are treated fairly and consistently. Our discipline policy is designed to help and encourage all students to achieve and maintain satisfactory standards of conduct. At Diyar International Private School, we follow the MOE policy of managing student behavior. Our grade 3 to grade 12 counselor Ms. Samiya works closely with our behavior officers. Mr. Mohmoud Ibrahim is our grade 3 to grade 5 behavior officer and Mr. Byron Camper is our Grade 6 to Grade 12 behavior officer. Both behavior officers work only with the boys at our school. All staff here is considered the school behavior management committee. We all are responsible for the care and behavior of our students here at Diyar International Private School. All staff, parents and students are presented with our student behavior report form/ and classroom management plan. If staff need any updates on what the discipline policy is and what strategies are used in our discipline policy, counselors and behavior officers will explain and provide the staff member with the required knowledge about our school behavior policy. Students at Diyar International Private School follow a merit and demerit system. This system allows students to make constructive positive decision making which creates a positive culture for learning. Attached is a copy of our classroom management, student behavior record policy, student acknowledgement form and Merit-demerit policy.

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

We have different ways for our feedback which are :
news letters from our CEO .
daily emails needed.
and many different applications.

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

Three times in the school year.

What is your medium of instruction?

Our medium of instruction here at Diyar International Private School is English. We are an American Curriculum School. We follow common core of New York State Standards. The two courses that are Arabic speaking dialogue is Arabic class and Islamic A class.

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

Arabic is taught as first language in our school,and as second language for non Arab student

Which other languages are taught?

English language.

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

At Diyar we support our EAL learners through a variety of strategies. We understand that they are learning English as an additional language and our teaching aims to teach English using the mainstream curriculum as the context. This involves developing specific teaching strategies and resources which aim to make the language of the curriculum accessible through, for example, increased use of visuals, scaffolding and modelling, while keeping the cognitive challenge and interest level high.

Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?

Yes

Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?

Yes

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

MAP tests

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

Yes, at Diyar International Private School we develop independent learning through homework. Our recommendation for homework is different based on the age group of students, but we recommend 20 to 45 minutes to students.. Project based learning are implemented in the classroom, sometimes students do group projects as homework in school.

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

Gifted, able and talented students are supported with a great team here at Diyar International Private School. Our team consists of head of achievement, our SEN teacher- English and Arabic, both counselors and college/career counselor. We support our gifted able and talented students by providing them with a resource center in which we pull out students and identify their strengths and weakness. At the resource center we recognize their interest and talents. The resource centers enable our gifted and talented students to work collaboratively to boost their academic achievement and allow students to challenge themselves in unforeseen ways. The students are engage and grouped in “Think- Pair -Shares.” At Diyar International Private School we have a gifted and talented policy. This policy supports the individual needs of each gifted and talented student intellectual and social- emotional learning. Our goal is to implement strategies to each individualized gifted and talented student and to meet the needs of each gifted and talented student. We provide certificates, specialized club for gifted and talented and competitions with our gifted and talented students

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

The first graduating class of Diyar is preparing for higher education destinations this year, with 100% of students applying and awaiting admission decisions at Federal Institutions through the National Admissions and Placement Office (NAPO). Our dedicated College and Career Counseling office provides comprehensive University admissions support for both local and international institutions, helping students and their families through the process of selecting and applying to Universities, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and aiding in the transition to post-secondary destinations.

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?

Our students here at Diyar International Private School are supported by our qualified SEN teachers. Our Arabic SEN teacher Ms. Bushra support all Arabic students with learning needs and Ms. Lewis supports all English speaking students with learning needs. Our SEN teachers provide quality learning support for our moderate students. In addition, our SEN teachers assists with learning support for our significant learning students with additional support from a shadow teacher which is provided by the parents/guardian to assist the student in class.

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

We are an inclusive school and welcome all students. If a student is identified with a learning need that should be identified by the external professionals, we will refer the student to an outside agency called Rising Sun which does an external assessment and provide the school with an accommodation treatment plan which is detailed on the students Individualized education plan (IEP).

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

We don't have an educational psychologist, but we do send our students at risk for external assessment and they get assessed both on academic and emotional challenges along with occupational thereapy, speech therapy, and other necessary assessment. They then provide us with direct support and interventions for students, to improve support strategies and to accommodate our students individual needs which is followed up both by SEN teachers and counselors at school

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

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

yes we do

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