Doha
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 11

Cardiff International School

CurriculumBritish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class -
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

Early Years Campus: 180
Primary Campus: 300

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English as a Second Language Program.
For ESL children CIS provides extra support in English lessons five times a week. It also takes children out of foundation subject lessons twice a week for small group sessions and offers one after school session a week.

There are different levels of ESL groups; some of the children are only just starting to learn English, in most cases this means that children have an intensive phonics focus in their ESL sessions, using the Jolly Phonics programme. For other children their knowledge of English is more advanced and they focus on extending their vocabulary and using grammar correctly.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school will support learning disabilities only if a suitable faculty member certified or experienced in teaching children with the same disability are available in the school.

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

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

Supervised care before/after school

The school gates will open at 7.00 am and students will be supervised by a member of staff until registration begins at 7.30 am. The school understands that some parents need to drop their children earlier for work commitments. A Breakfast Club is available at an additional charge.
Breakfast Club is for students and is open between 6.00 am and 7.25 am. Students are provided with a healthy breakfast for a monthly charge.

The school does provide an after school crèche for parents whose work commitments prevent them from collecting their child from school at the end of the day.
KG1 - KG2: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
KG3 - G5: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Science made fun, karate, football, basketball, drama club, German, multi sports, art club, French

School provided lunches

No

Sports activities included

Football and basketball, individual sports such as tennis or gymnastics and also skills based activities.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Cardiff International School and Kindergarten strictly follows the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum of England and is constantly under review, enabling it to respond to changes in the U.K. curriculum and offering a learning experience which is both fun and enjoyable for the school's students and teachers.

Teaching approach of the school

The Primary School curriculum is structured to allow teachers to deliver both discreet lessons for Language and Mathematics and themed topic approach for all other subjects. As an international school, CIS is committed to ensuring that the teaching of the English language is paramount and planned and integrated across all subjects.

The school is committed to regular student assessment which is shared with students and parents. This enables the school to set realistic and achievable targets for student progression. For the teaching of Language and Mathematics, CIS groups and sets students according to their ability. This enables the school to ensure that students receive the most appropriate learning depending on their ability and make the learning more targeted and focused on individual improvement.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: cardiffschooldoha.qa
School's Fees webpage: cardiffschooldoha.qa/?p=19
Address: No. 40, University Road Near Qatar University - Dafna, Qatar