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Useful Information For

Starting School

Al Sahwa has a warm and welcoming school environment. The majority of our students join us in KG1 and remain at the school until they graduate. Families new to the school quickly become a part of this close knit community and are supported through their orientation and transition periods.

Orientation & Support

There are planned orientations for parents and students prior to joining the school and in the first 2 weeks of the academic year. Students are buddied up with a peer to help them settle in and become familiar with the school, routines and new environment.

The Primary or Secondary School Leadership team will support the entire process from onboarding new families and students to supporting their transition.

The MYP, DP and GED Coordinator supports the new students and parents in terms of understanding the programme and finalising their options in MYP 4, MYP 5, Grade 11 and Grade 12.

Kindergarten & Primary School
Term dates & school calendar

The school year runs from August to June and is divided into two semesters. See school calendar

Timing of the school day

Kindergarten: 7.30am to 12.30

Primary (Grades 1–5): 7.30am to 14.00

School Uniform

Students must wear the prescribed school uniform at all times, unless a note from the school is sent home permitting other/casual dress when students have a non-uniform day.

Kindergarten

Boys: Grey long trousers, white shirt, black shoes and white socks.

Girls: Grey pinafore, white shirt, black shoes and white socks/tights.

Primary

Boys: White dishdasha and kummah, trainers and socks or sandals. Boys must wear the dishdasha and kummah when leaving school at the end of the day.

Girls: Blue trousers and blue tunic dress, white shirt,socks and trainers/black shoes

Cafeteria

The schools’ cafeteria caters for all students and provides healthy, balanced meals for students. All students have their meal during the first break in the cafeteria. Various food items are sold to students during the second break.

Technology & Chromebooks

Chromebooks for Education give students a simple solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing. Chromebooks provide access to the web’s education and collaboration resources.

Kindergarten

Students have access to iPads and each class is fitted with LED TVs.

Primary

All classes have projectors and sets of chromebooks to enhance student learning. In addition, Grade 4 & 5 students have individual chromebooks.

Bus service

Al Sahwa has partnered with eMushrif to provide safe and reliable transportation for students. Buses have trained drivers and supervisors to ensure the safety and well-being of students are prioritised, and are fitted with live tracking.

Middle & Secondary School
Term dates & school calendar

The school year runs from August to June and is divided into two semesters. See school calendar

Timing of the school day

MYP and GED: 7:30 am to 14:10 pm

IBDP: 7:00am to 15:10 pm

School Uniform

Students must wear the prescribed school uniform at all times, unless a note from the school is sent home permitting other/casual dress when students have a non-uniform day and other events e.g. the National Day Celebration, and International Week.

Boys MYP1 – Grade 12

White dishdasha and kummah, trainers and socks or sandals. Boys must wear the dishdasha and kummah when leaving school at the end of the day.

Girls MYP1 – MYP4

Navy blue trousers, short navy blue dress, white long sleeved shirt, socks and trainers/black shoes.

Girls MYP5 – Grade 12

Long navy blue dress, white long sleeved shirt, socks and trainers/black shoes.

Cafeteria

The schools’ cafeteria caters for all students and provides healthy, balanced meals for students. All students have their meal during the first break in the cafeteria. Various food items are sold to students during the second break.

Technology & Chromebooks

All classes, Design lab, Science labs and Arts rooms have projectors to enhance student learning.

In addition, MYP1 to Grade 12 students have individual chromebooks. MYP5 Digital Design students can bring their own device.

Bus service

Al Sahwa has partnered with eMushrif to provide safe and reliable transportation for students. Buses have trained drivers and supervisors to ensure the safety and well-being of students are prioritised, and are fitted with live tracking.

Library

Al Sahwa Schools has a well equipped library with free flow indoor and outdoor spaces plus dedicated rooms for primary and secondary study.

Our two full time specialist librarians support students with a structured library and research skills program. They are also integral to the work of our teachers and actively support the learning journey of students by sourcing materials to enhance the curriculum.