Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||15 students / class|
|Maximum||22 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
|Native English speaking teachers||
Yes, they are native speakers of the language in which they instruct students
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Yes, school offers extra classes for that language.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
NCBIS offers Modern Foreign Languages (French and a choice of Arabic, Spanish)
|Max. number of students per class||
22 students is the maximum number of students in each classroom
|Average number of students per class||
15 students is the average number of students in each classroom
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, it does employ teaching assistants.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Students use I pads, computers and smart board.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
Yes, it is offering school lessons through online video conferencing in times of emergencies like the recent COVID-19 quarantines.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
|External examinations or assessments available||
In KS4 we offer a range of subjects at IGCSE and GCSE
|Results in these examinations||
Check the school website, please
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, teachers assign homework to their students
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Amount of time that students need to complete their homework depends on their age .
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
New Cairo British International School helps students build upon their positive experiences at NCBIS to gain admission into colleges and universities all over the world.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Yes, it does.
|Learning support offered||
Yes, whether your child requires English as an Additional Language (EAL), short term booster support or a more structured personal learning plan, NCBIS provides a range of additional and specialist learning support programmes to help your child maximise their potential, their gifts and their talents.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
NCBIS is a High Performance Learning School which recognises that all students can achieve and our teaching and other activities revolve around this philosophy.
|Student access to education psychologist||
NCBIS and its staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people under our care. Our policies create an open environment where staff and pupils feel able to raise concerns in the knowledge that they will be properly listened to, and where support services and other agencies will be involved as and when necessary. Everyone is expected to contribute to creating this culture of safeguarding. The school has a skilled pastoral team in both Primary and Secondary. In the Primary School there are 2 primary mentors. In the Secondary School the team is consisting of Head of Key Stage, a school counsellor and a secondary mentor. Counselling and mentoring support can be offered to those learners who need it either as a ‘drop-in’ in or as regular scheduled meetings, depending on need. We recognise that secondary school is a crucial time for students to build effective routines, develop positive and resilient attitudes towards school, as well as learn behaviours that will enhance their socio-behavioural skills and enjoyment of school.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Yes, school performs an evaluation (such as entry exams, assessments or screenings) before enrolling new students?
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
It is online test CAT4 from Year 2 to Year 11. From Nursery to Year 1, It is a one to one assessment with one of the Academic team.
In some year groups there is a waiting list to attend NCBIS.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
There is no deadline for registration in a new academic year
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, It allows students to join an academic year that has already started.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Primary School finishes at 2:30PM.
|Supervised care before/after school||
No, school does not provide supervised care to students before or after the school day
|School bus service available||
Yes, school has a school bus service available to students.
|School provided lunches||
No but the school canteen is selling lunch.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes, school offers alternative food items for students with special diets (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
Yes, students are required to wear a uniform.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
NCBIS offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These take place after school and we encourage pupils to participate in at least one ECA each week. Each teacher is responsible for leading one after school activity a week, which will last for an hour. These activities generally reflect a particular hobby or interest that a teacher has and wishes to share with the students. Currently, we offer football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, martial arts, swimming, jewelry making, International Award, languages, art & craft, cooking, dance, drama, hockey and golf, to name a few. Please contact our NCBIS ECA Coordinator for details of the programme; email@example.com
|Sports activities included||
An excellent local and International Sports Programme with provision for field and individual sports; from netball, basketball, swimming, rugby, football and cricket
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Yes, school has sports teams or sport competitions for your students to participate in. The school participates in several sporting leagues, both locally and internationally. It is also involved in the Model United Nations programme.
|Facilities at the school||
NCBIS has excellent other facilities including a theatre, science labs, computer suites, two libraries, music rooms, drama and art studios.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Sports programme: PE and sports teams:
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
NCBIS is a truly international school which offers a high standard of education to over 60 nationalities. We are a warm, friendly community and the warmth is evident as you enter the campus where you are met by an array of world flags proudly representing our many nationalities, but ‘one culture’ and one whole school ethos.
We are an Non-profit school meaning that all revenues are reinvested in the school for the benefit of the students, while most Cairo schools are privately owned.
NCBIS boasts professional staff and we currently employs over 85 expatriate teachers with the majority of these from the United Kingdom.
Parents’ Group: We have an active Parents’ Group, which is both a fundraiser for, and supporter of, our (CAS) programme.
NCBIS has Accreditations and regular inspections by ISI, CIS, and the IBO, as well as by the Dutch authorities. These provide us with constant, invaluable feedback for improvement.
|Teaching approach of the school||
NCBIS strives to provide a holistic education based on the types of learning we feel is important for students in the 21st century; international mindedness, the attributes and attitudes of the IB Learner Profile, and a highly meta-cognitive approach to teaching and learning form the foundation of our instructional programmes. Based on the University of Durham ‘Value Added’ scores, our students on average achieve in the 90th percentile (better than 90% of their peers) on their examinations.