What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Harrow International School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
Creche to Sixth Form
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
School Bus and Private Transportation
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Purpose Built facilities, all sports facilities - pool, fields, tennis courts, library, science labs, drama room, recording studio, indoor canteen, Primary and Secondary buildings.
Includes Boarding Full or weekly. - optional
Activities include, Tae kwando, Various Arts and Crafts for all age groups, tennis, golf, swimming, indoor sports, ballet, horse riding, media club, ICT, Art and Design, fishing, and more
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
n/a...However, include induction courses, buddy system.
School is also divided into Houses across the age groups and the Heads of Houses take pastoral care of the students, in addition there are class tutors and class teachers to watch student's progress and settling in.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Yes, Parent Teacher organisation called Friends of Harrow. Parents play and active role in daily life - class mothers and secondary representatives to arrangment of large events which include A family day/fair, Ball, Family Weekend Away (this year it was a car rally to the beach).
The School has a FOH room available for parents to meet on a daily basis.
There are committe meetings and monthly open meetings with the School.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Good to look at the quality of teachers, at Harrow these are mainly from the UK - dedicated and well qualified.
It is a school with a varied mixed culture so the experience for your children will be wide and varied.
Look at the care and dedication of the teachers to the students. Mostly all teachers know students by name around the campus. Good discipline - had the 'air' of a British Public School reflecting affilitation with UK Harrow.
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