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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
This school is not available for a 12 year old child.
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|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Intensive learning support program for English language.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
AMIS offers a sequenced and comprehensive program in ICT. AMIS doesn't only teach students how to deal with computers but how to handle with responsibility and integrity information and data and to adapt to rapidly changing technological requirements.
Student’s from 1-6 learn about technological tools and solutions for:
Basic operations and procedures
Depends on the grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
KG1 and KG2: Developmental assessment “English & Arabic” interviews are conducted as per a previous appointment.
KG3 - G5: English, Mathematics and Arabic (for Arab students) assessments are conducted as per a pervious appointment. The student will then be interviewed either by the School Counselor or by the head of admission before being accepted in the school.
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Students with mild physical, emotional, or learning disability may be admitted if, in the Principal's judgment, adequate provision and /or special programmes can be provided, if the school is capable of meeting their needs, and if their inclusion in the regular learning environment does not affect or distract the learning of their peers.
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school offers many clubs and activities.
|Sports activities included||
The physical education program provides children with learning opportunities through a balanced movement and involvement in a healthy and active life style. Team spirit, respecting rules and values of play and games are an inherent part of our PE curriculum and program.
The PE curriculum includes basic strands: Games, Gymnastics, Athletics, Team sports (football, basketball, volleyball…) and additional activities such as after school clubs, school sport competitions, visits from outside coaches, and field trips.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Outdoor play areas
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Al Mahd International School is an independent private learning institution, member of Cambridge International School’s Network; offering an internationally enriched curriculum, committed to providing quality education that serves a diverse population of learners.
AMIS teaches the national British curriculum at the Foundation stage and Cambridge curriculum standards at the Primary stage. The Primary students take the Checkpoint exams at level 6, and the progressions tests at level 3 through 6.
|Teaching approach of the school||
AMIS believes that it is its responsibility to create a positive learning environment and a differentiated learning curriculum that challenges each learner to the maximum of his potentials. Every child has the right to learn and grow regardless of his abilities, background, race, ethnicity, language, or gender. The curriculum is designed to meet the school’s goals and to cater for the different learning styles, preferences and needs of all students. Teachers are responsible for stretching the child’s cognitive abilities to “the zone of proximal development “on daily basis (Vygotsky, 1978 ).
Lessons are learning opportunities where a child can be exposed to new or previously learned concepts, and gets the opportunity to explore his learning and enhance his skills in different learning areas. The school’s responsibility is to cherish and cultivate the child’s wellbeing holistically; linguistically, mathematically, artistically, physically, morally and musically.
Social learning is an essential aspect of a child’s development; hence, the school places a great emphasis on managing the school and the classroom social environment. Well established and managed routines lead to an organized teaching and learning route and rich learning outcomes.
AMIS is a learning driven school that is learner and teacher centered. Efforts and time of all school leaders, administrators and support staff are utilized in promoting children’s over all skills and knowledge, supporting teachers, and responding to parents and community. The school's core value is improving students’ learning and developing their characters as respectful individuals and international citizens.