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Al Madina International School

Al Wakra
44442949

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Al-Madina International School is a new school that aims to bring Islamic principles to life through a strong Islamic ethos and environment. We will balance Islamic subjects & the UK National Curriculum to make sure that we as a community produce an ethical, well-balanced, Islamically knowledgable generation of the future.

Al-Madina International School is run by a founding team who all have experience in schools, administration and project management. The team have extensive UK experience, and are utilising that expertise to formulate a board of directors that are experts in running schools and advising upon Shariah.”

The very nature of the Islamic way of life is to seek knowledge, to educate, and to do so in the best of manners. It is with this driving force behind us that we hope to create a school model that benefits the ummah within Qatar, for our vision is to create.

The school opens its doors in November 2014 with KG1 and KG2 entry classes.  We will continue to open primary year groups over time insha’Allah.


Our Vision
To become the leading school of choice within Qatar, producing responsible and productive citizens for the betterment of society as a whole

Our Mission 
To provide excellence in a child’s education and way of life, through delivery of the British curriculum, within a caring and secure Islamic environment
Objectives
At Al Madina, it is crucial that we remain focussed on our objectives in partnership with all the parents.


Our objectives are to:

Provide students with an environment that promotes the integration of their knowledge, values and ethics into all aspects of life
Enable all students to reach their full potential and become responsible and contributing members of both the local community and the global society as a whole
Maintain high academic standards and promote life-long learning
Nurture a strong sense of emotional and spiritual development
Offer a supportive environment that builds self-esteem and confidence
Develop the power of independent learning, reasoning, self-improvement, skills of problem solving, initiative and the discipline of hard work
Encourage social responsibility and provide opportunities for excelling
Maintain classes that will foster effective communication between teachers and students in an environment of common practice, cultural diversity and mutual understanding and respect


Facilities
IT Lab

Indoor Soft Play Area

Outdoor Play Area

Nurses’ Room

Library

Dedicated Prayer Area


Islamic Curriculum
Al Madina Kindergarten uses the Halaqa curriculum which was compiled by Shakhsiya Foundation and used in a variety of Kindergartens and primary schools in the UK.

The aims and objectives of this curriculum are

  •     To provide children with the appropriate knowledge of Islam
  •     Develop the behaviours, values and characters of the children
  •     Provide structured and stimulating lesson and activities
  •     To demonstrate an understanding our role and responsibilities as citizens who contribute to society in positive and Islamic ways
  •     Moulding the behaviour of the individual child in accordance with Islam and submission to the will of Allah (SWT)

Through the implementation of this Curriculum we hope to have a reflection of the Islamic ethos within the Daily routine of our Kindergarten
In accordance to the requirements of the SEC and Arabic being the language of communication in Qatar, at Al Madina Kindergarten we believe that learning the Arabic language is a very important skill which will help develop and widen the child’s abilities.
We pride ourselves on providing opportunities for active learning through play, experiential learning, story and as children develop, through more structured activities which are relevant and realistic, to acquire sufficient familiarity with Arabic to encourage children to develop further language learning skills for life.

Our aim is to develop children’s confidence and competence to understand and use Arabic to express their feelings, thoughts and imagination.

We aim to ensure they acquire positive attitudes toward Arabic and bilingualism and that this promotes tolerance to other cultures and other languages.

At Al Madina we want all children to be able to speak and communicate in Arabic fluently both in reading and writing

The aims of the Arabic Curriculum
To help pupils use Arabic language and numbers effectively, we at Al Madina would:

To understand Islam as a way of life
Stimulate children’s curiosity, interest and enjoyment to encourage feelings of belonging and a sense of heritage, roots and community
Support and encourage children to gain bilingual competence (through oral, reading and writing), taking account of age and ability
To develop knowledge and understanding of all areas of the Islamic faith including exploring verses of the Quran and the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad ( Peace be upon him)
To give pupils a clear, thorough understanding of Islamic teachings, moral behaviour and Islamic etiquettes
To develop respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life
Support an understanding of the Arabic culture, and promote better understanding of others
To help pupils develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills
To help pupils develop knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast-changing world
To provide an academic and personal challenge in all Arabic lessons for all pupils
To recognize achievement and effort in all activities
To provide links with the wider-world community
Teaching and Learning
Using the curriculum provided by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar as a foundation, the teacher is free to be creative and present the subject in an interesting way and we require teachers to find ways to encourage the student to love and appreciate the native language of Qatar. Arabic lessons will be for 40 minutes daily.

Through the progressive development of children’s skills in oral (speaking and listening), reading and writing, and with positive encouragement from other children and adults around them, children are encouraged to communicate in Arabic as a natural part of their learning, during all Arabic and non-Arabic lesson in order to pick up the language skills quicker.

Reading is considered important to enhance fluency of reading skills and enhance vocabulary. Reading books will give on a regular basis and parents are expected to read regularly with their children.

Development and Abilities
All lessons will be taught in mixed ability classes.
Work and activities are differentiated to meet the different learning needs and styles of the children. This differentiated work allows children to access the Arabic curriculum at the appropriate level and encompasses children that are experiencing difficulties and those that require extension work. Work is planned, delivered with continual assessment used to inform future planning.

The Curriculum is enriched by a wide range of visits arranged for each of the year groups
Al Madina Kindergarten Arabic Department will use the curriculum provided by the Supreme Education council Qatar as a foundation for planning but enhances this curriculum with best practice from other leading learning environments. This allows the teacher to plan exciting lessons that meets the needs of all children
 


Admission
In order to secure a seat at Al Madina International Kindergarten, the following steps must be taken into consideration: 
Step 1: Contact the kindergarten and request for seat for child. You will be asked a few preliminary questions like date of birth, age of child, previous school.
Step 2: Book an appointment (if available) for an interview with appropriate staff member. Both child and parents will be required to attend this interview.
Step 3: Send child for a trial day for a few hours (in order for the staff to further assess the child).
Step 4: If the child clears the assessment and trial session, the following must be paid to confirm a seat:
•    Registration Fee & Application Fee
•    Security Deposit
Step 5: A registration form will be provided. Fill the form and return back to administration within 5 working days along with the following documents:
•    Passport, ID and RP Copy of Child
•    Passport, ID and RP Copy of Mother
•    Passport, ID and RP Copy of Father
•    Birth Certificate Copy
•    Immunisation Record Copy
•    Previous School Reports (if applicable)
•    3 Recent Photographs of Child


 

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