The School Day
The school day begins with the reception of our learners from 6:30 a.m., where they go to the morning duty classes to do some activities with the teachers until 7:00 a.m., after which the morning program begins. The learners queue up in the multi-purpose hall to attend the morning broadcast, and after it ends, they head to their classrooms.
The first class starts at 7:10. The break times differ between the boys’ and girls’ classes, as there is a lunch break and another one for prayer. As for kindergarten classes, there are times for free play, times for educational corners, as well as time for a meal.
There is no canteen in our school, so we note the importance of bringing a nutritious breakfast with the learner as well as a healthy snack.
The school day consists of 8 periods of 45 minutes each, and continues until 1:30 for kindergarten and 2:00 p.m. for primary and intermediate stages.
The learners remain in their classrooms at the time of leaving, as those whose name is heard in the announcement. Parents receive their children by presenting a pickup card to the school guard, and upon hearing the learner’s name, they go to the reception area to register their dismissal. Learners who leave by bus are taken out of class and taken outside by the bus supervisor to deliver them to their homes.
The school is keen to always be present with the learners, an administrator and a teacher or more, to follow up on the course of events and never leave them alone; whether they are in free time, eating a meal, leaving time, and while doing any other activity
In the kindergarten classes, English is the language of address for 70% of the day time. Fusha Arabic classes take place in the remaining percent. this will give our learners the chance to practice their spoken languages and learn more from their teachers and friends.
In all of our classes learning is taken seriously. Real learning takes time. It’s not about how much you teach. It’s about what your learners actually get from the whole experience. In our school we don’t rush learning.
Learning will not always look the same. It happens everywhere and it can look like so many things, cooking, science experiments, games, drama and tech applications. All means will be used to get there. We want our learners to enjoy the ride.
Everywhere you go in BIS you will see people practicing the Learner profile. Feel free to do so yourself and be part of the vision!!
All teachers are language teachers. They practice articulated language and take extra care of their wording and help students represent their language in the best manner. Students should either be talking in Fusha Arabic or English. All has to be correct and proper! Everyone around will help them get there