Frequently Asked Questions

Curriculum

A: Thamer International School has a very strong sense of community and welcomes parents into the classroom in a wider variety of capacities. Parent volunteers in the Elementary School are part of both learn to read and gross motor programs. Classroom teachers reach out each term for support from within their respective parent communities and training is provided to parents by the school for these purposes to be a part of the Parent Council.

This input is taken into consideration for the overall progress and development of the students.

Our KGs encourage parent involvement in the classroom, albeit on a more informal basis in the form of reading to class, and other practical activities.

Parents in the Secondary School are also encouraged to share their expertise with the students, either related to curriculum areas or through our careers and resource center. Parents who would like to help in this regard should contact their child’s form tutor.

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 A: As a community of learners, we acknowledge and promote the opportunity to become multilingual and celebrate cultures other than our own native culture. Because learning additional language(s) facilitates cognitive development and encourages internationalism, additional language learning is an essential and integral element of the curriculum.

All students from KGs to Grade 12 study English and Arabic daily. In the KGs the home-room teacher teaches English and the Arabic teacher enters the class for Arabic.

Grades 1 and 2 are taught English by the form tutor and French and Arabic is taught by the respective language teachers. From Grades 3 to 12 students are taught English, Arabic and French by professionally qualified teachers of these subjects. Arabic is given as a first language from Grades 1 to 12.

However, we support students who are non-Arabic speakers through our Special Arabic Program. This plays a valuable role in supporting them to learn a new language spoken in the place they reside. The SAP meets the need of these students to get acquainted with a new language.

French is given as a second language uniformly from Grades 1 to 12. This caters to the need of the students to understand the language which is internationally recognized.

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A: Thamer International School provides a comprehensive Special Arabic Programme (SAP) from KGs to Grade 12. Some of our children do not speak Arabic and our teachers are specially trained in helping them learn the Arabic Language.

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A: Thamer International School offers a diverse after school activity programme for our students. The sports and activities department works hard to make sure that our student community has an authentic, unique and interesting extension to their school day to take part in. We are proud to offer a wide assortment of arts, academic and sport activities for all abilities and ages. We encourage all students to take part and to challenge themselves by trying something new. Welcome to our community and get ready to have some fun at TIS!

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