British Elementary through to Primary
Established in 2007, Raffles International School –South campus an authorised school for the Cambridge Curriculum( UK based), offers the Montessori Programme at Nursery & Kindergaten 1,The Montessori with integrated Cambridge Primary(CP) at Kindergarten 2, the Cambridge Primary(CP) and Secondary1(CS1). Raffles is a regular member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and a Cambridge International Examination Board Center (CIE). With students and staff from all over the world comprising of over 90 different nationalities, we have a truly international mix. The academic program is designed to offer the young people who attend Raffles a solid platform for life beyond the school’s boundaries. We aim to ensure your child’s experiences as a Raffles student are based on teaching techniques that are both theoretically sound, yet practical, to the extent where the learning experience is both stimulating and enjoyable.
The school is located in Umm Suqeim 3 in Dubai.
Is this a non-profit school?
Children from the age of four to junior school starting age may attend the pre-school. The premises consist of spacious, bright classrooms and include separate rooms for music and movement, languages and indoor play when the weather is adverse. A large outdoor play area is also provided.
With effect academic year 2012-2013, at KG1 we offer the Montessori curriculum, and at KG2 we offer the Integrated Cambridge Primary with Montessori curriculum.
The Montessori Method of education is designed to produce a well rounded individual. Children are taught essential concepts in a concrete way – by handling carefully designed materials.
For example, the child is taught the difference between a sphere and a circle by holding each of them in his/her hands. Children love to feel and play with toys and this is actively encouraged in a Montessori classroom. By following a carefully planned programme, the child will be well prepared to move on to junior school.
The curriculum consists of:
Practical Life: Where the child learns to perform basic skills independently such as pouring a drink, tying of shoe laces and sharpening a pencil. He/she will develop independence, confidence and self-esteem.
Sensorial: Here the child will refine his/her senses i.e. his/her sense of sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste. He/she will be introduced to many mathematical concepts through these materials, for example when working with the Pink Tower (a set of ten cubes graded in size) he/she is learning about size and dimension. The Geometric Solids teach the child about geometry and the Long Rods will introduce the child to length and indirectly, to the decimal system.
Maths: Mathematical concepts are taught in a concrete way. The child is taught to recognize quantities and then the numerals. Working first from 1-10, he/she then moves on to working from 11-20 and beyond to hundreds and even thousands. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and measure may all be taught. As always, concepts are taught through the carefully designed Montessori materials which ensure that the child has a thorough understanding.
Language: The Montessori Method uses a phonic approach to teach the child the basics of reading. As the child gains more confidence he/she is introduced to sight words and high frequency words. We have carefully graded sets of reading books available to the children at all levels. The child is taught to form letters correctly from the start, using the Sandpaper Letters.
Cultural: This is the area of the curriculum that introduces the child to biology, geography and history. The work is theme based and again there are beautifully designed materials for the children to use.
In addition to these subjects we also include music and movement, art and craft, P.E. and Arabic.
At Raffles International School we believe that every child is different, therefore every child receives his/her own individual learning programme based on his/her needs, interests and skills. Our entire curriculum uses a holistic approach and teaches children to be independent, enquiring and enthusiastic learners. A Montessori education prepares a child for life and is the best start you can give your child.
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What facilities does the school offer?
Each Raffles International School covers a total area of over 30,000 square metres, with ample capacity for up to 1,500 students. The vast premise houses not just world-class learning facilities but also sporting and recreational facilities. These include:
- Classrooms equipped with latest instructional audio-visual facilities (LCD projector/visualiser/sound system)
- Pre-school facilities for up to 250 children
- Tutorial rooms
- Art rooms
- Dance studio
- Music rooms
- Science laboratories
- Computer laboratories
- Soccer field
- Swimming pools
- Sports hall
- Basketball courts
- Badminton courts
- Tennis courts
- Prayer rooms with ablution facilities
Students can enjoy open and spacious classrooms and at the same time, use educational tools such as projectors and computer clusters provided to enhance their learning process.
As Raffles International Schools cater to international students, we serve a wide range of balanced meals to suit different tastes, in our full cafeteria-type dining facility.
What is the school’s philosophy?
As per the school’s website:
We are committed to excellence in education by striving to provide each student with opportunities to reach their full potential as lifelong learners in a holistic, challenging and supportive learning environment that will ultimately prepare them to play an active and responsible role as global citizens in a multicultural world.
Well-rounded students are usually more prepared for challenges in life. So Raffles International School, South Campus are committed to ensure that our students excel in the academic curriculum, and also in the co-curricular programs. After school activities are made up of 3 components: Science, Sports and Performing Arts.
Science is best understood when it is taught in an interactive way, which is why our approach to science allows students to investigate, experiment and be hands-on. This way, they can begin to think critically and gain confidence in their own abilities to solve problems.
Sports are essential to the development of students of all ages as it serves to enhance any academic endeavor. Raffles International Schools provide a completely inclusive curriculum, which allows students to develop a healthy, active life and strong leadership skills.
In performing arts, we use music, dance, drama and theatre to develop confidence and communication skills. These activities encourage the appreciation, development and understanding of local, regional and international cultures, dance, music and traditions.
In fine arts, students will learn to appreciate the great masters and through the use of painting, pottery and ceramics develop their own individual skills and confidence.
General information and dates for your diary:
- Different teacher led and paid after school activities are offered each semester.
- No activities for KG 1
- The majority of paid ASA’s will take place on a Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
- Timings: 2:30pm – 3:15pm (KG 2 – 5) and 3:30-4:15pm (Grade 6 and 7)
- Teacher- led ASA’s: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday’s
- Timings: 2:30pm – 3:15pm (KG 2 – 5) and 3:30-4:15pm (Grade 6 and 7)
Students in KG 2 can apply for one teacher-led ASA but can take as many paid ASA’s as they wish.
Students in Grade 1 – Grade 7 are allowed to take two teacher-led ASA’s but can take as many paid ASA’s as they wish.
The last week of ASA’s in each semester, teachers will be asked to showcase what they have produced with the students during their ASA.
Parents are to pick students up from the flag-raising atrium after the ASA.
Please click on the Online Admission Link to fill up the Online Application Form for Admission into South Campus.
Please click here to view the Raffles School Brochure for 2012-2013.
Please complete the School Medical Form upon confirmation of the registration.
For a copy of the tuition fee for Academic Year 2013/2014, please click HERE.
For more information, you may contact our Admissions Coordinators listed below:
|KG – Grade 7||Nursery|
|Inas Judeh||Yasmine Ayoub|
|Tel : +971 4 4271273||Tel : +971 4 4271241|
|19 November 2013||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
|17 December 2013||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
|22 January 2014||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
|25 February 2014||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
|19 March 2014||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
|23 April 2014||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
|20 May 2014||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
|5 June 2014||3:00 pm– 4:30 pm|
Please enquire with the school directly.
Good (as of 2013)