Parent's Review of ISG Jubail in
Jubail, Saudi Arabia
What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
UK International Pre Recep - Yr 7. US International Gr 7 - gr 10
What grade levels are represented at this school?
Pre reception - Grade 10
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Compound Bus - School Supplied Bus
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Activities vary but are limited. Year groups are combined. ie: Yr 2/3/4 will do the same activity at the same time and date scheduled. One maybe two activities available to 3/4 year groups per semester.
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?
Our children came from the USA from an enrichment/gifted program. No such programs available. They were tested but put in age appropriate year. Work is very easy if not boring. We feel children moving BACK to the USA/UK from here will face problems keeping up with the age appropriate year group. No help is apparent to keep your child at a level to which he/she is accustomed too.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
PTA organised Sept 2009. Only available socializing via the PTA is to better the school. A monthly meeting to discuss school issues. No social events for parents.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Take a long hard look at other options. If you can take accomodation in Dammam or Khobar you will have the option to school your child in Bahrain where schools are of a much higher standard ethically and educational. You do not need to live in Bahrain or have residency. USA and UK citizens can live in Bahrain for 28 days before they need to come back over the border to KSA and then it is just to get the entry stamp back in your passport. You can turn around and go straight back. You can live in Saudi and commute to school everyday. Eastern Province experience of ISG SCHOOLS - 14 Years (Parent and Previous staff member)
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