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CurriculumsIB and Australian
Leaving qualificationN/A
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 15
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications N/A
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum 27 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: Dirham 52,000
to: Dirham 85,000
Address: Al Barsha - Al Barsha South - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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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


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic and French

Max. number of students per class

Dependant on the grade, but between 20 and 27 students.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Students develop capability in using ICT for tasks associated with information access and management, information creation and presentation, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, creative expression and empirical reasoning. This includes conducting research, creating multimedia information products, analyzing data, designing solutions to problems, controlling processes and devices, and supporting computation while working independently and in collaboration with others.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

In the Early Phase of Learning (Prep to Year 3) many activities at home or in play can assist children to develop literacy,
numeracy and problem-solving skills. In Years 1, 2 and 3, set homework could be up to but generally not more than 1 hour per week. Homework in Year 4 and Year 5 could be up to but generally not more than 2-3 hours per week. Homework in Year 6 and Year 7 could be up to but generally not more than 3-4 hours per week. Homework in Year 8 and Year 9 could be up to but generally not more than 5 hours per week. In the Senior Phase (Years 10, 11 and 12) the amount of time devoted to homework and independent study will vary according to the student’s learning needs and individual program of learning, determined through their Senior
Education and Training (SET) Plan.
While teachers may provide students with additional work relevant to their learning which the student may undertake at home, young people during this phase should generally be independent learners exercising their own judgement as to the out-of-hours time they devote to their studies. Of course, care should be taken to ensure that a balance is maintained between the various demands of study, sporting, recreational, cultural or part-time employment activities.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. The Australian International School accepts students with disabilities and learning difficulties and employs a psychologist, learning support teachers and a special needs teacher to support classroom teachers to provide appropriate programs for these students.

Learning support offered

Students are grouped by ability for literacy from prep (KG2) and learning support teaches work as part of the literacy block to provide additional assistance to students with learning difficulties. Students with disabilities are supported by our Special Needs Teacher. Each of these students has an individual learning plan.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our school offers a Students with High Potential Program (SHIP) program in years 3-5. We identify students with gifts and talents and provide a range of targeted activities for these students. Students are also grouped by ability in literacy and Arabic from prep and in numeracy across grades 3-5. Students in the highest group in each of these subjects are extended and encouraged to work at their own rate and level.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. The Australian School employs a registered psychologist. In an Australian school this position is referred to as a Guidance Officer.

Entry evaluation for students


Waiting list

In some grades.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football academy, swimming

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, swimming pool, soccer fields

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Australian International School is driven by a deep belief that every student is capable of successful learning. A high priority is given to building and maintaining positive and caring relationships between staff, students and parents. There is a strong collegial culture of mutual trust and support among teachers and school leaders and parents are valued as partners in the promotion of student learning and wellbeing. The school works to maintain a learning environment that is safe, respectful, tolerant, inclusive and that promotes intellectual rigor.

Teaching approach of the school

Our school mission is to prepare students for the lives that they will live. We know the world is changing rapidly and so to be successful in the future students need to be lifelong learners, able to resolve complex problems whilst working with others. Our pedagogical model is inquiry. Inquiry based learning starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios for investigation. Teachers act as facilitators of learning. Inquirers identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or find solutions to complex problems.

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