School Profile

 

SCHOOL PROFILE


AL-RAWABI PRIVATE SCHOOL

Building: 677, Road: 3514, Block: 435, Jeblat Hibshi
Kingdom of Bahrain


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Abdessattar M. Amri, PhD

Principal
a.sattar@alrawabi.edu.bh

 

 

Mr. Ali Laribi

Principal, Primary School

ali@alrawabi.edu.bh

 

Aubry James Byrnes, PhD
A. Principal,
aubry.j@alrawabi.edu.bh

 

Mohamed J. Al-Ekri
Director,
mohammed@alrawabi.edu.bh

 

 

 


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PROFICIENCY-BASED
GRADING SYSTEM


Al-Rawabi Private School’s grading system ensures that all students demonstrate achievement of critical learning standards.


3.7–4.3: Exceeds Proficiency

2.7–3.3: Proficient
1.3–2.3: Partially Proficient
0.0–1: Insufficient Evidence

 

 

 

 

MISSION

We, in partnership with all stakeholders, ensure that students achieve the highest standards of intellectual, personal and ethical excellence by instilling the core values and skills of the 21st Century and inspiring life-long learning in a caring, collaborative educational atmosphere, and prepare every student for higher education and career pathways as responsible citizens within the global community.

THE SCHOOL & THE COMMUNITY

Al-Rawabi School is a national bilingual private school operating under the Ministry of Education in Bahrain and serving Bahraini and expat communities. Bahrain has always attracted new nationalities with varied cultural backgrounds, and our community has been growing increasingly diverse over the past decade.


The school was founded in 1997 with 25 students as a kindergarten. Today at the end of its 25th academic year, we are well spread over 2 state-of-the-art campuses, and can boast accreditation as a fully-fledged Cambridge / IBDP school.


The school provides high quality education at an affordable cost. We believe that the aim of education is promoting a balanced development of the mental, emotional, physical, social, moral and spiritual aspects of our students. This is achieved through the creation of a thinking class that promotes concept-based teaching and learning.


Along with assigning top priority to academic excellence, we maintain a balanced whole-child educational approach that develops the overall welfare and achievement of students.


In 2014, Al Rawabi has become an IB International school, and it acquired the trust of Cambridge, and Edexcel to be an approved Test Centre. In 2015, the school introduced UCMAS as a support subject, and became affiliated as a UNESCO school. In 2018, the school was accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS). In the 2019, AL RAWABI became a Pearson approved test Centre.

THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Designed to motivate and challenge all students, the academic program at Al-Rawabi School is driven by equity and the highest possible learning expectations for students. Our proficiency-based learning and assessment policies ensure that all students leave as highly literate and skilled graduates. The high school at Al-Rawabi offers a standard American high school diploma (equivalent the Bahrain Secondary Education Certificate) as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (since 2014). In addition to the national subjects (Arabic, Social Studies, Religion & Citizenship), the school offers a range of core and elective subjects, all instructed in English (English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Business Studies, World History, Environmental Science and Computer Science). The average number of schooling days is 180 divided into 3 terms (trimester), during which students attend 5 days a week, 6 periods a day (1 period = 55 minutes). During their high school journey, students have access to a wide range of learning all of which are academically rigorous and intended to prepare students for success in college, career and citizenship.

Extra & Co-curricular Activities

 Boys & Girls Sports Clubs

 Robotics Academy

 Music Academy

 Fitness Academy

 Arabic Poetry Academy

 Scratch Game Coding Ac.

 Digital Natives Academy

 Art Academy

 UCMAS Club

 

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Colleges & Universities Acceptance

 

Kingdom of Bahrain

 Polytechnic

 University of Bahrain

 Al-Ahlia University

 Kingdom University

 RCSI

 Applied Science University

 BIBF

 

Europe 

 Eastern Mediterranean university, Cypurs

 Medical university of Sofia, Bulgaria 

 Clermont Auvergne University, France

 University of Wisconsin, France

 superior air university, Greece

 North Umbria university, UK 

 Coventry university, UK

 Sechenov university, Moscow

 

USA

 University of wisconsin

 Claremont university

 

Canada

 UQAM, Montréal

 

Middle East 

 Jordan university of science and technology, Jordan 

 Oman Medical College, Oman 

 AL Mustapha International university, UAE

 Sharjah university, UAE

 

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Ever since 2017/18 school year, the IB candidates have been offered to choose between full IB Diploma, where students have to take 6 subjects; 3 of which Higher Level and 3 Standard Level, or IB certificates, where students can choose less than 6 subjects from the 6 subject-groups.

IB Subjects Provision:

Studies in Lgge & Lit.

Language Acquisition

Individuals & Societies

Experimental Sciences

Mathematics & Computer Sc.

The Arts

Arabic A Lgge & Lit. HL/SL

English A Lgge & Lit. HL/S

Arabic B, HL/SL

English B, HL/SL

Business & Mgt, HL/SL

Economics, HL/SL

History SL

Biology, HL/SL

Chemistry, HL/SL

Physics, HL/SL

Math, HL/SL

Computer Sc., HL/SL

Visual Arts, HL/SL

IB Result Statistics

 

Batch : 2017 – 2018

School AVG.

34 points

International Avg.

29.78 points

Sub.

Arabic A (HL)

Arabic A (SL)

English B (SL)

English B (HL)

Business Mgt. (SL)

Physics (HL)

Chemistry (HL)

Biology (HL)

Computer Sc. (SL)

Mathematics (HL)

Mathematics (SL)

No. of Sts

4

1

4

1

5

2

4

3

1

1

3

Average  Points

5.5

5

6.25

7

6.2

5

4.5

6

4

5

4

 

Batch : 2018 – 2019

School AVG.

32
points

International
Avg.

29.78
points

Sub.

Arabic A
(SL)

English B
(HL)

Business
Mgt. (SL)

Business
Mgt. (HL)

Physics
(HL)

Chemistry
(HL)

Biology
(HL)

Computer
Sc. (SL)

Mathematics
(HL)

No. of Sts

8

8

6

2

3

6

5

2

1

Average  Points

5.6

5.9

5.7

4.5

3

4.3

5.2

4.4

5


Batch : 2019-2020

School AVG.

33 points

International Avg.

29.92 points

Sub.

Arabic A (HL)

Arabic A (SL)

English B (SL)

English B (HL)

Business Mgt. (HL)

Physics (HL)

Chemistry (HL)

Biology (HL)

Computer Sc. (SL)

Economics

(HL)

B.Mgt

(SL)

Math (SL)

No. of Sts

4

7

2

14

1

5

3

4

5

1

7

10

Average  Points

5.5

5.86

6

6.5

7

4.6

4.33

5.25

4.8

6

5.86

5.2

 

 

Accreditation

 

 The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 

 Cambridge University 

 Pearson 

 IELTS

 UNESCO

 Edexcel 

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Faculty & Staff

 

RPS staff and teachers are devoted leaders who are highly qualified in their fields, with many having advanced degrees and certifications. Our faculty has an average of 12 years’ experience in teaching.

 

The variety of the cultural backgrounds which staff and teachers bring about supports the school ethos of international mindedness, which also enhances most of the IB student profile attributes.

 

All the school faculty and staff undergo continuous professional development through training to be kept updated with the latest trends of teaching and learning.

 

GRADUATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

For graduation accomplishment, candidates should demonstrate the required consistent, regular record of attendance* and good conduct. As outlined in the school assessment policy, a minimum total credit of 27 is mandatory for the high school students to graduate:

 

Subject

Arabic

English

Math

Science

Social Sciences

Fine/Technical Arts

Electives

National Subjects

P.E.

Credit

4

4

4

3

3

2

2

2

2

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) CALCULATION

Weighted GPA:

Calculation of the weighted GPA is done for grades 9 through 12. It is done as follows:

Grade point total divided by the total credit

 

 

Cumulative GPA:

Calculation of the cumulative GPA is done by the end of high school (Grade 12). It is done as follows:

Total weighted GPAs of grades 10, 11 & 12 divide by the total credit of grades 10, 11 & 12

GOVERNANCE

The Board of Directors (BoD) is in charge of monitoring the overall performance of the school to ensure the highest quality of provision.  The BoD shares decision-making with 2 major councils; the parents’ council and the students’ council. All of the stakeholders mentioned above provide the necessary assistance to the school principal, who in return, is held fully responsible for the school overall performance and the students’ achievement.