The Apple International School, established in 1994, is a British Curriculum School. “The Apple International School is an inclusive school. We seek to provide education for the holistic development of our pupil. We value diversity as a value and welcome students from all cultural and ability backgrounds and don’t discriminate on any basis. The school has a dedicated team of specialists who support students and teachers in identifying and including students with special educational needs and/or gifted and talented in mainstream educational setting. The school makes appropriate provisions in curriculum and other aspects of the students learning experience to ensure they are appropriately challenged and make the most out of their learning experience.”
The school is located in Al Ghusais.
Is this a non-profit school?
Who runs the school?
The principal is Jaya Menezes.
What is the school’s philosophy?
The Apple International School’s mission is to empower students with knowledge, skill, character and a passion for learning, so that they thrive as contributing members in a diverse and changing society.
The Apple International School, as a multi- cultural and diverse learning organization aims to provide a learning environment which empowers students, staff and the community to maximize their personal, creative and academic potential in order to become lifelong learners and responsible world citizens.
What facilities does the school offer?
A covered temperature controlled swimming pool, mini pool, spacious library well stocked with books and audio visual aids, basketball, cricket, badminton, two well equipped computer labs, a garden area, sandy area, science lab, multi purpose hall and reading corner.
Educating the whole child
The school follows: EYFS in Foundation Stage, CPP in Years 1 to 6 and The National Curriculum For England in Years 7 and 8.The school’s curriculum is designed keeping in mind the multicultural mix of the student community and their individual learning needs. Based on the National curriculum pattern it aims to ensure that excellence is pursued, that lessons are challenging and have pace and direction to promote the skills essential for all round development of each child.
Apart from academics, Apple-ites are identified and trained and encouraged to cultivate leadership qualities at all stages of learning. They are given a platform to voice their opinion and share responsibility in the school improvement and development through the school prefectorial board. Head Boy, Head Girl, House Captains, Vice Captains, Sports Captains, Student council members and Prefects are elected from Year 4 – 8 and they swear in to perform their duties with diligence and responsibility for the school’s progress and also to be role models for their peers. It enhances in them a sense of belonging towards the school and a commitment towards society at large. Underpinning our strong academic programme is our belief in a holistic education. One of our prime values is the development of leadership.
Literacy & Numeracy skills
The school follows the ‘Ginn Reading Skills Programme.’ Every week two periods are set aside for enhancing Literacy Skills. Every child reads at his/ her own pace of the Reader Level and then completes the corresponding Work- book and Reading Skills book. A good reader may finish up to 3 levels in a year.
Numeracy skills are incorporated into the curriculum. Mathematics is not just a subject that needs to be solved on paper. The problems are application based to help improve the critical thinking skills of students.
Apple- ites are encouraged to discover new areas of excellence and to enjoy the experience! In addition to their academic achievements, it is our aim that they should leave us equipped with the skills that will enable them to succeed in an ever- changing world.
Detailed info on Curriculum by stages found here:
The school has an online Registration process:
Science Lab: http://apple.sch.ae/facility/science-laboratory/
Free Flow Area: http://apple.sch.ae/facility/free-flow-area/
Outside Learning Area: http://apple.sch.ae/facility/outside-learning-area/
Visual & Performing Arts: http://apple.sch.ae/facility/visual-performing-arts/
School Canteen: http://apple.sch.ae/facility/canteen/
School Clinic: http://apple.sch.ae/facility/medical-care/
Good (as of 2018)