Parent's Review of Yanbu International School in
Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia
What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Yanbu 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?
k1 to grade 12
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Bus (provided by the Royal Commission - basically functions as the local government)for all RC employees' dependenta.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Facilities are ok. Activities are not what I expected. But there are swimming, football, crochet etc.
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?
The curriculum sees my daughter as a human with capabilities and potential not just human labs in which various tests and exams are tried. My daughter is allowed to tap her own potential with the teacher and parents as guide.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Yes. Parents involvement here is something to be proud of.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Be clear about what you want. I find it refreshing here from the too confining exam oriented, paper chase curriculum. I want my children to be humans and not math machines. One other thing -- be wary of the fact that a majority of students here are Pakistanis - their accent and Paki twang can affect your child's!
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