Doha
International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

Al Wataniya International School

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
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Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

All class teachers are professionally qualified, native English-speaking educators with a passion for teaching and learning. They are up-to-date with the latest developments in education practice and are committed to ensuring each and every student makes exceptional progress.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview, assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students entering Year 2 or below will be invited to a brief interview with the teaching staff, together with at least one parent. The purpose of the interview is to assess the social, emotional and intellectual readiness of the child and how they would fit in with their peer group.
For the older children, the interview will be supplemented with a written assessment of their abilities in English and Mathematics.

School start time

7:00 am

School finish time

KG1 - KG2: 1:00 pm
KG3 - G5: 2:00 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

There is no cafeteria on site so a packed lunch must be brought by students each day.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Al Wataniya International School is an international primary school located in north Doha, close to Qatar University and the Doha Golf Club. It is a new school, but not a new team, as most of the key staff have lived and taught at successful international schools in Doha for many years.
The ethos of AWIS is to create an enjoyable, open and collaborative environment where children, their families and staff feel secure, valued, confident and independent. AWIS works closely with the parents to forge a strong home/school relationship through effective communication to ensure the needs of students are consistently met.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's core curriculum is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a cross-curricular, thematic curriculum that incorporates much of the new research into learning styles.
The IPC is supplemented by external schemes for numeracy (Maths) and literacy (English). The core mathematics programme is the Abacus Mathematics Scheme – a comprehensive and well-respected Primary maths scheme widely used in the UK and international schools. This is supplemented with regular opportunities for students to become competent users of the language of mathematics, who can begin to use it as a way of thinking, as opposed to seeing it as a series of facts and equations to be memorized.
For English, the main reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree; this is supplemented with a range of reading materials that meet the needs and interest of the student body. Jolly Phonics is a structured phonics programme that supports spelling and grammar, while ‘Big Writing’ by Ros Wilson is the bedrock for our writing programme.
Arabic language and Qatari history and culture are taught to all, with students streamed by Arabic language ability. Qataris and other Arabic speakers are taught in Arabic, while international students are in a separate English language class.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: info@awisdoha.com
School's webpage: awisdoha.com
School's Fees webpage: awisdoha.com/school-fees
Address: West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar