Frequently Asked Questions

Why BIS?

There are so many reasons to choose BIS because we care about kids and provide high quality education through excellent teaching and the best possible learning opportunities. And we work on grass root level to provide well balanced modern and Islamic education while creating opportunities and imbibing values. it propels students ahead in making them as leaders and achievers.

What are the advantages of BIS education?

BIS offers high-quality programmes of international education. Teaching methods and curriculums are research-based and draw from the best educational practices around the world.

What programs are offered by BIS?

BIS specializes in offering in-demand programs with high quality of service. BIS has opted to offer the following four programs: Crèche – Nursery – Primary – Islamiyyah.

What are the language proficiency requirements?

BIS require Arabic and English languages proficiency test before admission into Primary section to ensure you can read, write and speak fluently.

I want to enroll but my child’s proficiency isn’t good enough yet. What can I do?

There are a number of programs and special attention more especially for Arabic language for beginners in order to meet up with their colleagues.

What kind of extra-curricular activities are available at BIS?

BIS students participate in a range of activities that enhance their physical, social and emotional development. Our extra-curricular activities include the following:

  • Enrichment classes: such as Soccer, Tennis, Home Economics, etc.
  • Clubs and societies: Jet, Drama, Intro to Python, Coding and Robotics, Book club, Craft making among others.
How do BIS students learn?

BIS have extensive emphases on Learn-as-you-play concept.

What is the enrollment process?

Parents may fill out an enrollment form after touring the school and meeting with an administrator, who will answer questions and discuss availability of admissions.

Is there a specific enrollment period and When does BIS schedule its intakes for students?

Families typically enroll their child for the start of the school year program, which begins in September. However, we also offer rolling admissions. This allows children to join a classroom at any point during the year if space is available.

Does BIS have an age requirement?

Yes, BIS is designed specifically for kids of 4 months of age (Crèche), 2 to 5yrs (Nursery), 6 to 11 years of age (Primary) and Islamiyyah (i.e. age 3 to 16).

When does BIS schedule its orientation sessions for new students?

The orientation sessions at BIS is scheduled a few days after to the resumption of classes. In addition, all registered students will receive a notification regarding specific orientation dates.

What can students expect at orientation day?

At orientation, new students will gain knowledge that will be invaluable throughout their studies. In addition, orientation allows students to mingle with classmates, meet students, and acquire information regarding facilities and equipment.

What is the educational level of BIS teachers?

At Beginnings, we hire only the most experienced, qualified, and well-educated teachers. Our hiring requirements surpass those ordinary criteria, all of our teachers have higher qualification to teach, as well as an in-depth understanding of early childhood development and experience in the field.

Do BIS teachers receive special training?

After they are hired, teachers participate in an in-depth training, including education technology teaching methods, and receive ongoing professional development in the BIS approaches to teaching and learning from certified workshop leaders to continually promote their awareness of current educational practices and new thinking and periodically training sessions with our consultants internal and external recourse persons.

What is the best time to talk to the teacher if I have a question?

We discourage parents from trying to talk to a teacher in the morning as they are busy preparing for the school day. We advise parents to speak to the teacher at the end of the school day after all the children have been dismissed.

Do you make appointments for parents to meet with teacher?

We can also make appointments in the school office for parents to see the class teacher or another member of staff.

Are there opportunities for parent involvement?

BIS has a great sense of community with some ways for parents to get involved because they remain the most influential people in their children’s lives.

Parents have prominent role and are the center of their child’s world that is why we encourage them to play positive role and take an active part in their children’s learning journey both inside and outside the school.

How can parents get involved?

We encourage parents to get involved in various ways for the progress of our students education and wellbeing.

What are the hours of operation at BIS?

(1) Creche, Nursery and Primary: We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00p.m.

(2) Islamiyyah: Saturdays and Sundays: 7:30am to 2:30pm and Mondays to Wednesdays: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

What are your dates of operation?

BIS is open throughout the year and is closed only at the end of academic term. We are also closed on recognized and public holidays such as Last 10 days of Ramadan, National (Independence) Day, Workers Day, Democracy Day, Eid el Fitr, Eid el Kabir, Id el Maulud, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Boxing Day, Easter Monday, etc.

What is the academic calendar for BIS in the session?

The academic calendar usually runs from September through July with Breaks for holidays. Students attend three total academic terms

What are the classroom occupancy like?

We have conducive classrooms where children are grouped by age. In our classroom there are up to 14 to 15 students per classroom, with two teachers.

Does BIS provide meals services?

We provide healthy meal (breakfast and lunch) and snacks.

Does BIS offer transportation (Bus service) options for students?

Busing is available for students in Nursery, Primary and Islamiyya sections.

Does BIS building have secured entrances?

Yes. We take security very seriously. Our entrances are locked at all times, and parents are confirmed before entrance into the premises.

Do you have a summer program?

Yes. At the end of each academic term and depending on the duration of the vacation, BIS offers summer programs for children ages 3 to 17 years. Programs are managed by our experienced and creative teachers and fully utilize the school’s beautiful surroundings. Our facilities also allow us to offer other fun summer activities.

What kind of extra-curricular activities are available at BIS?

BIS students participate in a range of activities that enhance their physical, social and emotional development. Our extra-curricular activities include the following:

  • Enrichment classes: such as Soccer, Tennis, Home Economics, etc.
  • Clubs and societies: Jet, Drama, Intro to Python, Coding and Robotics, Book club, Craft making among others.