Arabic & Islamic Studies
We teach Arabic language for native and non native Arabs to all students as part of the normal school curriculum. The Arabic programmes concentrate on developing the ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication, through the topic areas studied.
Students form an understanding of, and posses a positive attitude towards the culture and civilisation of Arabic speakers.
Most importantly, they enjoy increased confidence using the four language skills. It will be taught through application of the Ministry of Arabic curriculum and other required topics taught through the application of new techniques. We aim to motivate student's learning and the ability to use Arabic to think, learn, communicate and develop critical skills. Both National and non-National Arabic students will gain some proficiency in the mechanics of oral and written Arabic.
The Arabic programme is presented in defined topic areas. These topics are divided into basic and higher levels for:
Islamic Studies Overview
We teach Islamic Studies from Year 1 to Year 10 for native and non native Muslims as part of the normal school curriculum. We do this for several reasons: Firstly, to promote the high quality of teaching Islamic Studies. Secondly, we believe that many Muslim students really enjoy learning more about their religion. Thirdly, we believe that Islamic Studies perception is an outstanding curriculum framework for our Muslim students.
We teach a comprehensive course on Islamic Studies. The curriculum that we follow is based on the guidance given in the revised Ministry curriculum and additional useful resources. The vast topics covered make it unique in the field of Islam. The Muslim students will find that Islam is something which is not only in the book, but it evolves all around them.
The programme is presented in defined topic areas. These topics are divided into basic and higher levels for Muslims:
We teach Muslim students to know and understand:
Definitions of Arab Students and Non Arab Students
According to the Ministry of Education regulations, Arabic students are defined by their passport. A student who holds an Arab passport will be considered an Arabic native speaker. While a student who has a non Arab passport will be considered a non Arab Students. A native Arabic student should study the Ministry curriculums of Arabic, Social and Islamic Studies and a non native Arabic speaker should study the Ministry curriculums of Arabic and Social Studies.
According to the Ministry of Education(MOE) and Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) regulations, private schools shall comply with the curricula, books, and teaching hours in relation to the Social Studies syllabuses prescribed for Arab and non Arab students, as part of the private school timetable. We teach Social studies for non native Arab students for one class per week starting from grade 4 to grade 10.
The Social Studies curriculum for non native is designed on three levels; each level is divided into two sections. In order to be taught for one academic year as mentioned below: