Kindergarten & Elementary School

The Elementary School provides a learning environment in which all the students can be happy, challenged and safe. We want to give all the students the confidence and enthusiasm to become life-long learners with an appreciation of, and respect for others.

Each class of no more than 24 students, is of mixed ability and an effort is made to achieve a balance in terms of gender and nationality. The classrooms, which are large and fully resourced, have computers and interactive whiteboards that are used in all areas of the curriculum

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NIS's Elementary School serves students ages 3-11 in Nursery through to Grade 5.  We provide a warm and caring atmosphere where each student is assisted in reaching his or her full potential.  Our students receive instruction to think creatively, reason critically and communicate effectively.  We recognize that not all students learn in the same way and structure our programs and instruction to meet the varying needs of each child.   We offer an international skills-based program supported by a professional and well-trained faculty.

The curriculum framework, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP), has been designed specifically for International Schools and leads into the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programs. Educating the whole child is central to the IB Primary Years Program. As we are a dual-language school, Elementary students spend most of their day with two teachers (English and Arabic) who teach the academic core of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and religion.

Students can explore varying interests and develop skills in academic, artistic and athletic fields. We have specialists in music/drama, art, physical education, gymnastics, design and technology as well as IT to support our core curriculum. Regular class level performances introduce students to personal communication skills and provide all students with the opportunity to perform for our school community. Our Student Services Team (counselor, student supervisor, ASL teacher and learning resource specialists) collaborate with classroom teachers to meet the needs of all students.

Regular communication like the weekly ES Bulletin and Monthly newsletter keeps parents informed of our events, curriculum and class programme information.  We have also introduced PowerSchool as a communication platform.

The campus facility was built for Kindergarten and Elementary students. Grade level classrooms are located together so that students and teachers may work closely together. The school auditorium provides a wonderful venue for musical performances, plays and assemblies. Our physical education facilities include an indoor gym, basketball and volleyball courts, and two designated ES playgrounds. We are equipped with a computer lab and a comprehensive library. A full service cafeteria provides an early and mid morning snack for all students.

The campus facility was built for Kindergarten and Elementary students. Grade level classrooms are located together so that students and teachers may work closely together. The school auditorium provides a wonderful venue for musical performances, plays and assemblies. Our physical education facilities include an indoor gym, basketball and volleyball courts, and two designated ES playgrounds. We are equipped with a computer lab and a comprehensive library. A full service cafeteria provides an early and mid morning snack for all students.

Parents are welcome at NIS and we encourage an ongoing partnership with parents.

Ms Adele Du Plessis
Elementary School Principal

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