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Cardiff International School



City: Doha
Address: Al Jamiaa street
Telephone: +974 4411 4683
Country: Qatar
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Good quality education, qualified staff


Expensive, far location

Posted January 14, 2014 by

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Cardiff Intercar logonational School (CIS) is a new privately owned school in Doha, Qatar. It offers currently Early Years (EYPS) and Primary School education (Key Stage 1 and 2) following the British National Curriculum. The school will have a total roll of approximately 560 children (60 nursery, 60 reception in the Cardiff International Kindergarten campus and 440 primary students in the Cardiff International School campus). Admissions will start on 25th of August 2013 and classes will start on 22nd Sept 2013. A location for new purpose built premises for the complete school is being sought with a target date of September 2016 for opening. The school is managed by a governing Board consisting of educationists, professionals and businessmen from the Qatari and expatriate community representing Qatar, Britain and India. The Principal reports to the Board however has a great deal of autonomous power in managing the academic and co-curricular activities program delivered to the children of the school. Parents will be treated as partners in education process and will be expected to follow a participative process in providing valuable and timely feedback to the school management and the Principal on a periodical basis. CIS is modelling itself on the British prep school tradition. This means the school will cater for families who, over time, build up a close and loyal social relationship with other families, staff and the management. The school will have high standards of personal behaviour and willingness from everyone to support its identity and values. The school will produce excellent academic and extra-curricular results and, importantly, enable children to access their future of choice. This means CIS will follow a pupil selection process that will be based on ability, or the potential, to access a stretching curriculum in English, based on the British National Curriculum for England. Parents will be expected to have the financial means and the desire to support the extra-curricular activities, trips and events, and support the school’s investment in modern learning technology and resources. All staff will be expected to be passionate about their profession and demonstrate sustained commitment to the well-being of the children and the reputation of the school. CIS will employ British staff as the main teaching staff and assistant staff who have experience and ability to deliver the British curriculum. The school is seeking to develop a specialism in the integrated use of ICT for the EYPS and primary phases. Teachers will be selected on their ability to use their knowledge, experience and willingness to research and experiment in this field.

Lindsay Wilson



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