Welcome to the Primary Section of El Gouna International School
We are confident that your children will have an exciting, challenging and educationally rewarding time here, no matter how long their stay. Some children will join us in the Foundation 1 & 2 class ( formally known as Nursery and Reception) and stay with us through to the end of Year 6 and progress into the Secondary Section of our school. Some will arrive speaking little or no English. Some may require extra learning support and some will be racing ahead to new realms of learning. We will do our best to make all our children become confident high achieving learners who participate in a diverse community.
It is important that we, the adults, in your children's lives, work together to promote their learning and do everything we can to help them settle into school routines as soon as possible. Children need appropriate challenges as well as knowledge of the boundSports Dayaries of behaviour and expectations. It is vital that we share a common understanding of these expectations in order that children thrive in their learning environment.
In the following information you will find how our school day is structured, our "Golden Rules", special events, schedules and curriculum. These should help in learning to understand our values and ethos.
We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our school community.
Positive Behaviour and PHSE
Staff, parents and children need to work together to create a harmonious atmosphere in which our differences are respected. The best learning takes place in a safe and secure environment where there is mutual trust and support.
To promote positive behaviour the following systems are established.Click here for more information
We welcome your support, we are always grateful to the many parents who come into school to offer their help.
Class Representatives (Class Mum/Dad)
Each class nominates a Class Representative - also know as "Class Mum/Dad" - who helps and liaises with the teacher. They also help the teacher to welcome new children and families to the class. This contact came be extremely helpful, particularly on arrival in Egypt .
EAL - Learning English for the first time
With a tradition for accommodating a diverse mixture of cultures within the school, we are experienced in providing a high level of care and support to those children who join us with little or no English. The vast majority of non-English-speaking children settle into school life very quickly.
Children who need to learn English as an Additional Language (EAL) are identified as part of the admissions process and are provided with support from our EAL Staff. Depending on their individual requirements, students may be taught by withdrawal in small groups lead by our EAL specialist.
Trips and Events During the Year
School trips are organised as part of topic work, whether in the immediate vicinity or further afield, many curriculum subjects are enhanced. Alongside the trips, the children are regularly involved in a variety of enriching activities and events. International Day, World Book Day, Musical Productions, Sports Days & Swimming Competitions. Throughout the year - A class assembly on a recent topic/theme or event, parents are invited to see the performance.
The curriculum and how you can help
In Foundation 1 & 2 (Nursery/Reception) the children follow the Foundation Stage Early Years Curriculum before they commence the English National Curriculum at Key Stage One. Activities in the classroom are planned for the children's individual interests and abilities taking into account the six areas of learning in the Early Learning Goal. They provide an important foundation for future learning. Click here for more information