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Raha International School

Available Space: Places Available
Emirate: Abu Dhabi
Telephone Number: +971-2-5561567
School's Website Address : www.ris.ae
School Email Address: admissions@ris.ae
Grade Levels: EY1-Grade 12
Number of Students : 2000
Type of School: Coed
Latest Inspection Result: Outstanding
School Fees:
Tuition fee for the Academic Year 2016/17

Age Group Annual Fee AED

EY 1 36,100
EY 2 37,900
Grades 1 to 6 49,700
Grades 7 to 12 56,900
Principal’s Message:
Choosing the right school to bring out the best in your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

At Raha International School (RIS), a member of the Taaleem family of schools, we believe that a successful education is all about inspiration: inspired teaching to drive academic achievement, and responsible adult role modeling to encourage emotional intelligence. RIS is an International Baccalaureate World School catering for all grades from EY 1 to Grade 12, offering this internationally acclaimed curriculum respected for its relevance to today’s multicultural and increasingly global society. Our school is a contemporary and dynamic organisation, educating students from over 80 nations who collectively speak 45 mother tongues.

Our programmes feature an inquiry approach that aligns student interest with what they learn, thereby enriching their natural curiosity and promoting a love of learning. Those with a good knowledge of the IB understand intuitively that our approach is effective in promoting the development of 21st century skills, which lead to success in life and in the workplace. Our team of internationally experienced, skilled and motivated teachers model the attributes of the Learner Profile and encourage their proliferation within our student body. A strong sense of common purpose pervades our learning community.

I thank you for your expression of interest in Raha International School and look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Iain Colledge

Principal
Admission Process:
Applying to Raha International School is a simple three-step process.

Applications for the current Academic Year: if spaces are available the application will be reviewed and an assessment scheduled. If spaces are not available the application will be reviewed and placed on a waitlist until spaces become available again.

Applications for the next Academic Year: all applicants for Grade 1 to 12 will be assessed. In accordance with Abu Dhabi law, there are no assessments for the Early Years Programme. Secondary assessments start in March. Primary assessments are scheduled between March and June.

Step One: Please complete our Online Application Form. All applications are digital. We have no paper applications. Once we are in receipt of your online application, you will receive an email sent to the email address you have entered on the application. This email will direct you to Step Two.

Step Two: The email from Raha International School will provide a list of required documents and reference number. Our Admissions team will also contact you personally with the next steps.

If places are available, your child will be invited to attend an assessment. In order to book the assessment, please be prepared to submit electronically:

a. A copy of the child’s passport
b. A copy of the child’s most recent report card
c. A copy of any diagnostic testing or educational assessment and/or any psychological assessments (if applicable)
d. A completed candidate reference form completed and stamped by the previous school (document provided by RIS)

Please be advised that on acceptance, you will also be asked to provide the following electronically (this applies for every school in Abu Dhabi) before the child begins school:

1. Students transferring from WITHIN Abu Dhabi:

a. One student photograph (passport size)
b. Presentation to the school Arabic Administrator of student & both parents’ Emirates
c. Physical presentation of ID card, NOT paper copy)
d. Copy of the end of year school report
e. Copy of the applicant’s passport (main information page only)
f. Copy of Family Book (Emirati students only)
g. GPS Coordinates of home address or household electricity bill (if there has been a recent change to your home address)
h. Completed Medical Form (provided by school)
i. A copy of the student’s vaccination record
j. A copy of the student’s health insurance card

2. Students Transferring from OVERSEAS OR FROM ANOTHER EMIRATE:

a. One student photograph (passport size)
b. Presentation & SCAN through the Abu Dhabi Education Council scanning system of Emirates ID card for student and both parents. If you have recently arrived in country, a copy of the EMIRATES ID APPLICATION will be valid for entry to school for a period of 30 days after which time the Emirates ID cards should be presented.
c. Attested transfer certificate (see note below on attestation & applicable countries).
d. Copy of the most recent school report which should be officially translated into English
e. Copy of the applicant’s passport (main information page only)
f. Copy of Family Book (Emirati students only)
g. GPS coordinates of your home address or copy of electricity bill
h. Completed Medical Form
i A copy of the student’s vaccination record
j. A copy of the student’s health insurance card


ATTESTATION NOTES
SCHOOL TRANSFER CERTIFICATES WILL REQUIRE TO BE ATTESTED AS FOLLOWS:
Students coming from GCC countries (KSA, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN & KUWAIT)
• School Transfer Certificate to be attested by the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Students coming from NON-GCC countries with the exception of USA, Canada, Western Europe (see note below) and Australia
• School Transfer Certificate (English Language) to be attested by the MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS and the UAE EMBASSY (located in the country you are departing from).

Note: Countries in Western Europe with an exemption are United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Greece, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

To keep track of all the documents you will require, you can download the Application Document Checklist.

Step Three: We will contact you with a date for your child’s placement assessment , which will be administered by the Admissions Office and reviewed by Raha International School faculty. After assessment and upon receiving an acceptance letter, a deposit fee is required to reserve your seat. A seat cannot be held until the deposit payment is received. We will advise of the amount in the acceptance letter.
Average Class Size:: Average Class Size
Nursery :: 20
Reception :: 25
Primary :: 25
Secondary :: 25
Sixth :: 25
Academic Information: Academic Information
Curriculum Followed:: International Baccalaureate: PYP, MYP, DP
Qualifications/Examinations boards:: IB
Extra Curricular Content:: RIS has always placed a huge emphasis on its Extra-curricular Programme (ECP). It is often said that shared activities outside regular scheduled school hours create the strongest memories, and with this in mind the activities offered by the school are many and varied. Our Extra-curricular Programme activities are updated every term according to student interest. The ECP programme runs through most of the school year although some of the outdoor activities are curtailed by the very hot weather in September/October and May/June. The ECP also coordinates with our competitive sports teams and external clubs, to provide many quality experiences for RIS students. Activities are organised and offered by teachers, each of whom has their own area of expertise. A number of parent volunteers and senior students also actively participate and this enables the school to offer a wider range of clubs and sports. The vast majority of the activities are offered free of charge. In addition, we are proud to host ESM (East Sports Management) as a specialist professional sports institution with highly qualified, international coaching staff. ESM’s Activities includes Tennis, Karate and Capoeira to name but a few. Based in Dubai, ESM provides sports training academies conducted by professional coaches for both children and adults of all levels.
Sports:: The Athletic Director at RIS organises a wide variety of teams and is responsible for scheduling tryouts, practices and fixtures. In previous years, RIS students participated in over 130 competitions with other schools. The coaches for school teams are generally recruited from the teaching staff but we also encourage parents and senior students with expertise or interest to get involved.
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