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Parent's Review of Thamer International School in Jeddah saudi arabia, Saudi Arabia

Sep 04, 2015

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Thamer International School

In what town or city is this school located?

Jeddah saudi arabia

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

international

What grade levels are represented at this school?

kg to 18 years

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Private bus

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

They do sports like basketball and football.

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?

My son did his A Levels there and I must say the teachers were quite good. He passed with B average and is now in university in Europe.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

I went to 2 parent teacher meetings a year. It was organized and met all the teachers. Some teachers keep in contact with parents about child's progress via what's app and we were also sent emails concerning our child. Uniform is strict and there is some sort of discipline which was better than schools in Riyadh. The building is fairly old but organized but as they say in UK the proof is in the pudding and my son graduated with good results. I must add his A level math teacher mr nour chalaan was fabulous and contacted us weekly via what's app about our sons progress and did after school sessions also.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

When we settled in Saudi arabia we were of course disappointed with the schools standard in saudi. Anyhow considering the company we work for didn't pay for our schools Thamer international was a considerably cheaper alternative to the American and British schools in jeddah which are super expensive. Thamer provides both SAT and IGCSE and A levels. My son was in the British stream. My son enjoyed this school as the students all spoke English and have been overseas. Many arabic and Asian kids and a very few European. I would really recommend his school if you are paying for schools and not the company and if you are arabic but raised in usa or Europe. We were fine with it.

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