Welcome to the Primary Department at The British School, Al Rehab. I am honoured to be the Head of Primary and pleased to welcome Ms. Kay Faraz and Mrs Karen McNeely as Deputy Heads. We have a wealth of experience joining our qualified staff from the United Kingdom and other British Curriculum schools around the world. These new members of the team will allow us to continue to provide your children with a well-rounded British education as we continue to follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales with the addition of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Christian Studies and Egyptian Social Studies.
We pride ourselves on developing children around the 3 R’s – Responsibility, Respect and Resolve. These core values allow children to develop confidence and achieve excellence academically and socially. During your child’s time in Primary, they will develop their independence as they learn to take greater responsibility for their learning and behaviour choices.
Throughout the year there will be events that allow the children to showcase the skills that they have learned. This includes opportunities in Upper Primary to develop their leadership skills by joining Student Council or applying to be House Captains. In KS2, we offer a well-rounded program of After School Activities. Throughout the year we participate in a number of sporting competitions as well as World Wide competitions through COBIS. We are keen to hear about any events or competitions that the children participate in out of school hours as we would like to celebrate their success with the school community.
As always, we hope that we can work in partnership with parents to ensure that your child reaches their potential. In order for this to be achieved, we ask that parents continue to support their child by listening to them read for about 15 minutes every day, encourage them to converse in English at home, allow them to take responsibility for their own belongings and to attend school events and parents evenings.
I wish every child at TBS the best of luck in the upcoming year. I am sure that pupils, staff and parents will do their utmost to make the year a success.
Head of Primary