hi مدرسة صلاح الدين الدولية التركية SIS انشئت في عام 2009 وهي أول مدرسة تركية دولية في القاهرة
Salahaldin International School is in the seventh year of operation, having opened its doors to students in September of 2009. The school campus is located in a fast-growing, classy neighborhood on the outskirts of the greater Cairo area. The school serves upper-middle class families.
One of our under-girding beliefs is that diversity is strength and students are taught understanding, tolerance, and respect of all people. However, the student body is exclusively of Islamic faith, due to our course offerings of religion and Quran. Many of the parent stakeholders state that they are seeking a school with an American system of education with Islamic values.
The vast majority of students, about 75%, are Egyptian nationals. Around fifteen percent of the student body is Turkish and another ten percent from other nationals or dual nationals. Students of all nationalities mingle with their new community and are mainstreamed for basic instruction. Additionally, the EFL program for English and after school course for Arabic language offer instruction for the improvement of those students who have little or no exposure to these languages previously.
In the present academic school year 2015 – 2016, it serves around 930 students encompassing a student body from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. School’s first graduating class was graduated at the end of the school year 2012 -2013. Around a 100 students have graduated from SIS in past 3 academic years. There are 37 students in the senior class of 2016.
The school entity is divided into five school departments:
Kindergarten (~140 students),
Lower Elementary School (~240 students),
Upper Elementary School (~240 students),
Middle School (~190 students) and
High School (~130 students)
Each department has its own Assistant Principal, serving as part of the greater school entity under the supervision of the school Principal.
There is around 120 teaching staff. The teaching staff members are mainly Egyptians. The others are from different backgrounds and nationalities, including Turkish, Albanian, American, Serbian and Romanian. They bring with them a wide range of styles and experiences. It is one of the school’s challenges to build strong working bonds amongst such diverse people. Communication between Arabic speaking staff and English speaking staff at times presents a challenge, but not a barrier. Teachers work closely together in grade level teams, subject departments, and school sections to plan, deliver, and improve instruction.
SIS campus facilities are aimed at giving its students the most well-rounded education and exposure possible with academic and sports facilities for all. All classes within the school buildings are equipped with smart boards as the school aims to promote interactive learning. SIS has 4 science labs which are well equipped and adhere to high safety standards. SIS has 5 computer labs with 24 all-in-one computers in each. Four art rooms, three music rooms, a drama room, a 3-D cinema, two conference halls and an auditorium with 550 seats are available to support our visual and performing arts program.
School Year and School Day Schedule
The academic school year consists of 175 instructional school days. The regular school day runs from 7:30 to 2:40 from Sunday to Wednesday. Students are dismissed at 1:40 p.m. on Thursdays. Report cards are issued three times a year at the end of each trimester and parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress during parent/teacher conference which is held once every trimester.
Teacher workdays are scheduled at times throughout the year as well as a general two week orientation/in-service at the beginning of the academic year. Every Thursday from 1:50 pm to 4:00 p.m. is set aside for professional development workshops, staff meetings, and committee meetings.
Each school section maintains a master schedule of classes.
The Kindergarten department maintains a schedule of 29 lessons per week, each session being 40 minutes. The Lower and Upper Elementary departments maintain a schedule of 34 lessons per week, each session being 40 minutes in duration, and the Middle/High School department maintains a schedule of 34 lessons per week, each session being 50 minutes.
Salahaldin International School offers students American and International educational traditions, as well as the benefits of access to the rich culture and heritage of Egypt.
SIS offers a mix of curricular and co-curricular activities, with a wide variety of programs that meet the needs and interest of its students.
The school has collaboratively developed and continues to implement curriculum based on clear measurable learning goals. The curriculum is aligned to the Common Core standards and benchmarks. Curriculum guides contain learning objectives that are aligned to the standards and teachers use them to plan their daily instruction in the classroom.
Salahaldin International School offers a rigorous, well-balanced course of study. Educational materials used are selected for their viability in the American curriculum and adaptability to the Egyptian environment. Instructional materials are compiled from a wide variety of sources, including Harcourt School Publishers and are aligned to curriculum standards used throughout the three school departments.
The school believes the Language Arts/Literacy program to be the base for all learning. The importance of reading fluently, writing expressively, listening effectively, and speaking masterfully cannot be overstated. To achieve mastery in these areas, students are given many opportunities to practice.
In order to prepare students to responsibly participate in and contribute to contemporary society as informed, aware, active, and caring citizens, they must be proficient in the use of the native language of the country. Thus Arabic is given priority among the subjects and the school complies fully with all Ministry of Education rules, regulations, and instructional protocols.
SIS is proud to be a leader in the area in its offering of World Languages. Students are given a choice of French and German from grade 4 through grade 12.
SIS holds the belief that Students learn best through natural, meaningful, integrated experiences that are relevant to their lives. The classroom is child-centered and active. Teachers respect students’ prior knowledge and build upon their competence. The teachers recognize the importance of trial and error, risk taking without fear of failure, and the need for time to grow. The teacher facilitates learning by modeling and engaging students in a wide range of activities.
Students are expected to take an active role in their learning and are encouraged to experiment and think for themselves. Students are encouraged to use a wide range of materials and resources, working individually and in small groups. Individual growth is the goal and teachers accept pupil differences. Laboratory experimentation in Science, hands-on manipulation of math learning resources, application of Language Arts skills in activities such as letter writing, conversational practice, oral presentations, and reading for information and entertainment, are a few of the ways students learn by doing.
Teachers give students the opportunity to explore application of higher order thinking skills through many classroom strategies such as class discussions and debates, problem solving activities, research and project work, student presentations, and encouragement in taking leadership roles.
Teachers have access to instructional technology and it is integrated into their lesson planning and classroom instruction on a regular basis. Students are given instruction and practice in the use of technology in the weekly Computer/Technology course of study.
The school maintains effective programs of study in Mathematics, Science, the Arts – music and art, Physical Education, and Computer/Technology in technology-ready class rooms, well-equipped science labs, music and art rooms, weight room, computer labs, department libraries, multi-media room, auditorium, and outdoor sports courts.
Starting the academic year of 2015-2016 Middle and High school are working thoroughly with the 21st century organization. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for the integration of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication into the teaching of core academic subjects such as English, reading or language arts, world languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics.
Every 21st century skills implementation requires the development of core academic subject knowledge and understanding among all students. Those who can think critically and communicate effectively must build on a base of core academic subject knowledge.
By applying the chosen skills and knowledge Acquired from the 21st century organization, students are more engaged in the learning process and graduate better prepared to thrive in today global Economy.