Bahrain International School - Bahrain Expatriates Schools
British School of Bahrain
P.O. Box 15775
Tel: (+973) 17 710 878
Fax: (+973) 17 710 875
Mr. Bill Frost
Comments / Description :
The British School of Bahrain caters for the children of expatriates and delivers the British National Curriculum, with some modifications. There are three terms in each school year, following the U. K. pattern. All pupils take SATs, NFER tests and GCSE or IGCSE at the appropriate times.
There are + or - 20 students in each class, and Kindergarten to Year 3 inclusive have a full-time teacher assistant as well as their class teacher. All teachers hold UK teaching qualifications.
Emphasis is placed firmly on the basic academic subjects, but pupils also enjoy sports and regular outings; both Music and Art are included in the time-table and flourish, along with many other activities, outside of official school hours. The School enjoys the intimate atmosphere provided by a relatively small community and is characterised by a friendly, cheerful purposefulness.
PO Box 26367
Tel: +973 17 728886
Fax: +973 17 728886
Comments / Description:
Nadeen School, established in 1977, follows the British Curriculum, and also draws on ideas from Australia, New Zealand and USA. The school has a vast amount of equipment and resources for pupils and teachers, obtained from all the above countries. All continents are represented in the school population.
Four major, and several supplementary reading schemes, and three major maths schemes are used, and this provides the opportunity for lateral and upward extension of children's abilities. Whole class, group, and individual attention are methods of instruction.
Much of the work is topic related, so art and craft, history, geography, science and technology are incorporated into these centres of interest, as well as being taught separately. Music, drama, PE and cookery are in the weekly syllabus for all children. Children are encouraged to take books from our very well stocked library.
The school maintains a low pupil-teacher ratio: Pre-nursery - 1 teacher, 4 assistants; Nursery - 2 assistants for each teacher; Reception - 1 assistant for each teacher.
Arabic classes are held after school for Arabic-speaking children. Extra-curricular activities include gymnastics, ballet and football.
The playground contains an area, covered by a sun canopy, for large wooden climbing structures: other playground equipment and paved area for bicycles and tricycles.
Regular school trips are made to areas of interest within Bahrain.
St. Christopher's School
PO Box 32052
Isa Town, Bahrain
Tel: +973 17 788 116
Fax: +973 17 788 131
Mr. Edward Goodwin
Comments / Description[/u]:
St. ChristopherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s School is a non-profit making institution which provides a British style education for students aged 2 to 19 years. The school year is similar with that found in the UK and includes a minimum of 180 days of instruction (staff work up to ten days beyond this).
Each section of the school is purpose built for educational use. All classrooms are air-conditioned and well equipped. The Senior School campus includes a large sports hall, a swimming pool and garden and recreational areas. The Senior School has in recent years been enhanced with a new building housing a large library, nine science laboratories, three art rooms and a music suite with practice rooms. The Senior School also has the normal range of specialist rooms and a hall used primarily for drama. The Junior School moved to a magnificent new building in August 2005. Their new site includes specialist science laboratories, music rooms and rooms for Art, Design Technology, IT, Arabic and French. There is also a full-size artificial turf playing field, a sports hall and landscaped gardens are developing. The Infant School also has the benefit of a hall/gym, and specialist rooms including provision for four Nursery and three Pre-school classes.
Teachers are, in the great majority, British trained Ã¢â‚¬â€œ other staff have equivalent qualifications from other countries. Just over half of the staff are recruited overseas, the others hired locally. All Infant classes and most Junior classes have access to classroom ancillaries.
Source : http://www.bsme.org.uk/schools/
Al Hekma International School
P.O. Box : 26489 Adliya
Kingdom of Bahrain.
Phone : 00973 - 17620820 , 17623999
Fax : 00973 - 17624800
Al Hekma International School, founded in 1985, is immensely proud of its brand-new BD2 million campus, situated in Sanad. The complex was formally opened in January 1995 by Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa under the patronage of His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and caters for students from Nursery to Grade 12. The impressive building boasts expansive playgrounds with stimulating play equipment and space such as tennis courts, soccer field, track field, basketball courts, indoor gym for Physical Education activities, specialized rooms for subjects such as Computer, Music, Art, Chemistry, Home Economics, Pottery and spacious classrooms, administrative areas, lecture rooms, large library, a cafeteria and a huge auditorium, equipped with state-of -the art staging, lighting and sound equipment and changing rooms for school functions and productions.
This is a young, rapidly-growing school, which plans to offer a unique range of alternatives. In answer to a pressing need in the region, for example, the school has included boarding facilities and began to offer places in the boarding wing from the academic year 1995.
Al Hekma is co-educational, and offers a fully bilingual program for Arabic-speaking students. Non- Arab students can choose to study Special Arabic or opt to be exempted from taking Arabic Language.