Doha
International, Finnish curriculum
Ages 5 to 14

Qatar Finland International School

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CurriculumInternational, Finnish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 14
Yearly fees (G7): 53,534 ﷼
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 53,534 ﷼

All the details about this school in their own words

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Native English speaking teachers

Teachers responsible for the Finnish curriculum are from Finland, all holding Master’s Degrees in education.

Language support for students not fluent in English

The main language of instruction is English and language support will be provided for non-native English speakers especially in the early years.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level and subject.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Assessment is based on holistic evaluation of the child’s learning and his/her performance during the test. In the assessment process the school values equally the academic, social and emotional, behaviour and motoric skills.

School bus service available

The school is negotiating about the possibility to start school transportation with Mowasalat company.

School start time

7:30

School finish time

13:45

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a wide variety of activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Qatar-Finland International School provides world-class education, based on Finnish education practices. Finnish education has repeatedly been reported one of the best in the world by many global studies.
QFIS is a primary school for girls and boys. Teachers responsible for the Finnish curriculum are from Finland, all holding Master’s Degrees in education.
The main language of instruction is English and language support will be provided for non-native English speakers especially in the early years. All students study Arabic language and the goal is to educate functionally bilingual students.

For QFIS the student always comes first. QFIS will provide your child with a solid foundation for lifelong learning, promoting holistic well-being and social confidence.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's curriculum provides a well-balanced system incorporating highly academic skills and strong self-expression and creative skills. The curriculum combines the Finnish National Core Curriculum with the Qatari curriculum standards.

The learning approach is thematic, integrated and child-centered. The learning provides the opportunity for highly successful academic learning alongside nurturing your child as a whole person. The teachers have a high level content knowledge combined with strong pedagogical skills, a variety of methodological tools and approaches to serve the individual needs of your child.

Apart from developing academic skills, QFIS works to support the development of the following cross-cutting skills:

- Higher level cognitive skills, learning to learn
- Cultural competences, interaction and self-expression
- Looking after oneself, managing daily activities, and safety
- Multi-literacy
- ICT competence
- Working life skills and entrepreneurship
- Participation, empowerment and responsibility

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