4.1 Protocols when visiting the school
Parents may find it necessary to visit the school during school times. The following are the correct protocols when this happens:-
4.1.1 Visiting teachers
This is a "family" school and parents are welcome to visit the teachers. Parents are expected to first report to the secretary who will inform the teacher. Parents will wait in the foyer area until the respective teacher collects them for the interview or visit.
4.1.2 Visiting the Head Teacher or Administrator
Parents who wish to see the Head Teacher or Administrator should make an appointment with the secretary.
4.2 Arrival at School
Teachers will be in their classrooms from 7:45am to receive the children. Parents are requested to ensure that their children are at school by 8:00. Late-comers disrupt the programme which is unfair to those who are on time. Children who arrive later than 8:10 will not be allowed entry to school.
4.3 On the First Day of School
The first day of school can be a very daunting time for young children. Teachers understand this and would like to help you get your child settled as soon as possible.
Some children are able to settle in very quickly and love the social interaction from the beginning. There are others that become distressed. All children are different. The good news is that our teachers are trained to deal with this and with your help, your child will settle quickly.
4.4 Dress for school
KIS uniform should be worn at all times. The uniform consists of:-
- Black shoes
- Navy blue, black or white socks (if worn)
- Navy blue or white tights (if worn)
- Plain white cotton shirt or blouse
- Navy blue skirt, trousers or tailored shorts
- Plain navy blue jersey or cardigan (if worn)
- School tie
In inclement weather children may arrive in a coat of their choice but it must be removed on entry.
Children are not allowed to wear hats of any kind in school.
a) Physical Education and Sport Clothes
On the days when there is physical education and sport, pupils will be required to change into appropriate attire. Children arrive in full school uniform and change into kit before PE and out of kit after PE.
When swimming children will go to the pool in their full uniform and change at Zaki Club. After swimming the children will change back into their full school uniform.
b) Art Clothes
Art is an important part of the school curriculum. Parents are requested to send an apron or better still, one of Dad’s old shirts to school, so that uniform are not spoilt by paint or any other art material.
4.5 Lunch and snacks
At KIS we encourage healthy eating. (This is part of the education process) Please do not send fizzy drinks, sweets (candy) or packets of crisps. We believe that the consequences of sugar and preservative overloads should be experienced at home!
If your child would like to share a cake with friends on his or her birthday, this may be arranged with the class teacher.
The school will supply exercise books, art stationery and equipment and certain other specialist materials. Parents may be requested to buy certain additional items as the year progresses. This will be communicated to you in newsletters.
4.7 Back Pack
Parents are asked to give their children a sturdy backpack so that they can carry their books and equipment to and from school.
4.8 Marking of possessions
Every school has difficulties with lost property. Parents are asked to mark indelibly any item that is sent to school so that it can be easily identified. This includes clothing.
From Year 1 to Year 8 all children will be given homework most evenings. Teachers will explain to you their expectations at the “Meet the teachers” evening at the beginning of the year. Every child will have a homework diary which parents are expected to sign every evening. This book is important as it serves as a good medium of communication between home and school.
4.10 What should pupils not bring to school?
- Toys from home unless by prior arrangement.
- Electronic games and computers.
- Unhealthy food. (See Lunch and snacks)
- Mobile phones should be handed to the teacher at the beginning of every day.
- Any valuables should be handed in for safekeeping. The school cannot accept responsibility for the damage or loss of these.
- An unhappy face!
4.11 What can pupils bring to school?
- Lots of smiles.
- Homework from the previous day.
- Personal stationery
- If pupils are unsure they must always ask their teacher.
4.12 Matters of Concern
No institution is perfect! It is our intention to address all issues as they arise. Should there be an issue the following is the communication channel:-
4.12.1 Minor Concerns
These can be dealt with by the teacher within the classroom. A sealed letter can be sent to the teachers concerned.
4.12.2 Serious Concerns
These should be addressed by the Head Teacher or Administrator of the school. The Head Teacher or Administrator will investigate the problem and will get back to parents.
4.13 Pupil attendance
The absence without good reason of any pupil must be investigated and the facts reported to the Head Teacher or Administrator. The Class Teacher is responsible for the school register. If a child is away for more than a day, without word from home, the parent must be telephoned by the teacher or secretary.
As smoking within the school buildings and grounds is prohibited, parents are also requested not to smoke when they visit the school.
4.15 Educational Outings
Teachers may plan special outings with their class as part of the learning process. An excursion request form should be submitted to the Head Teacher or Administrator two weeks prior to the planned outing. Children may not leave the premises without parental consent.