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Shaikha Hessa Girls' School

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CurriculumInternational, British
Languages of instructionArabic and English
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Dinar 3,416
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction Arabic and English
Native Arabic and English teachers
Extra languages (other than Arabic and English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dinar 3,416
Address: Building 1525, Road 4226, West Riffa 942, Bahrain

Important notes about this school

The school provides education only to girls.
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Number of students

523

Number of nationalities represented in the school

19

Most common nationality

Bahraini

Ratio of local students to international students

98:2

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. For Nursery - G1 only.

Native Arabic and English speaking teachers

For English language yes but for other subjects the criteria is qualification and experience.

Language support for students not fluent in Arabic and English

Our students are bilingual Arabic/English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French is compulsory in Grade 4 - 8 as a 3rd language.

Use of technology in the classroom

Classes have interactive smartboards, we also have an eClass available for class use. Our High School library has a bank of computers.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

A suitable amount according to grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Entrance exam in Arabic, English and Maths. Diagnostic in Science for Grade 10 and 11 entry.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We open for registration in January. We continue accepting up until we open in September/or the last place is taken.

Students can join after academic year begins

For Nursery - Grade 8 yes. For High School it would be tough to accept after October as we run a credit system in High School.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSEs in Grade 10, IBDP exams in Grade 12.

Results in these examinations

Usually on or above the World average.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes. Our students are Muslim and there is a morning prayer in assembly.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Non Muslims are accepted and exempt from Islamic Studies. No alternative religious instruction is offered.

School bus service available

We do not provide a transportation Service

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have social counselor who runs different themes during homeroom.

Learning support offered

We have Anti-Bullying and Disability Awareness weeks. The social counselor will counsel students on a needs be basis or address the whole class if needed.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes we have a Gifted and Talented group. Students instruction is differentiated. Gifted and Talented students are registered with the Ministry of Education who offer workshops for them.

Student access to education psychologist

Not usually but sometimes there may be a visiting specialist as needed.

School start time

7:55 a.m.

School finish time

PreSchool: 12:30 p.m., Grade 1 - 12: 2:35 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Half an hour before and after we have supervision.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We run some after school activities. Types of activity vary sports, academic, arts and crafts etc.

School provided lunches

There is a cafeteria (outside company) providing services.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Our school doctor follows up with the cafeteria.

Sports activities included

The Sports dept. has different units which would include many sports activities: FootballBadminton
Athletics
Gymnastics

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, multi-purpose hall, outdoor astro turf football pitch.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Only informal competition.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a small homely school. It is best summed up by our Mission Statement: "Our mission is to promote leadership, critical thinking and life-long learning in a secure, healthy, all female environment by providing quality international programmes in education in order to achieve students' potential as individuals as well as global citizens with emphasis on Arabic and islamic values in an effective home-school partnership".

Teaching approach of the school

SHGS offers high quality academic programs that promote leadership, with an emphasis on both value of integrating the latest in technology and the importance of multi-cultural understanding. SHGS is a National School with an international environment that emphasizes Arabic and Islamic values.

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