Confluence International School of Khartoum is a leading institution of primary and secondary international education. Its students discover and develop their intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills so as to live learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
The school provides an environment of ongoing inquiry, cooperation and support within the framework of high educational standards, so that its students are able to contribute to the world in a creative and meaningful way.
IB Mission Statement
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The school mission statement defines the principles of Unity High School and its principles form the basis for every school policy.
Unity High School exists to provide all its students, whatever their gender, nationality, religion or ethnic origin, with an education of the highest quality. Emphasis is placed on enhancing and developing potential whilst encouraging self-discipline and mutual respect. Above all, the school aims to lay the foundation for each individual to enjoy further study and to achieve a happy and successful life
Primary SchoolIn the Primary School our main aim is to provide a firm foundation for pupils to enable them to graduate to the Senior School.
We have pleasant buildings and good classrooms, with many interesting displays providing an excellent educational environment.
All classes have graduates as assistants teachers. We have high expectations of pupils and all members of staff provide strong pastoral support.Please refer to the below for details on the school’s primary curriculum, for any additional information please contact us via phone or through our contact form and we will reply with the required information.
Primary School Curriculum (2015-2016):
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Early Years Center
During the first few years in the school children build on basic skills. It is still important for pupils to have the opportunity to ‘play’ and careful planning ensures that they are provided with stimulating practical activities, which lay the foundations of key concepts and social skills.
Early Years is a foundation upon which children build the rest of their lives, we aim to work with parents as a partnership in their child’s education to produce happy, well balanced and independent children to have a happy and successful time with us.
Unity high school is an independent, English curriculum, co-educational, multi-racial school serving the needs of both Sudanese and expatriate families in Khartoum.The School curriculum is based upon the English national curriculum, culminating in the international general certificate of secondary education issued by the University of Cambridge, UK.Unity High School offers three reports throughout the year (progress report, midterm report and end of year report).
Exam courses offered by the school
- Cambridge check points exams for year 9
- All IGCSE extended and core exams are offered in year 10 & 11
- French DELF exams
- AS & A2 level exams
for any additional information please contact us via phone or through our contact form and we will reply with the required information.
Information on fees and admissions procedures can be acquired through the Admission’s Office. Details of current fees are available on request, please submit your inquiry through our contact form indicating the recipient as admission and we will reply with required information.
For Reception to Year 9 a list of books with prices of each for every year will be dispensed by the relevant librarian, these books have been specifically selected to meet student’s learning needs.
For year 10 to 12 books will be dispended according to Option. In case of change in Option new books have to be bought at extra cost without refund for the old ones.
School Uniforms are available from the Uniform shop. Students must purchase original full school uniform including PE kit in their house colours and winter sweaters. The above should be paid for in the Accounts Department and collected from the shop on production of a receipt.
Principles of the Unity High School Admission Policy Acceptance of a child into Unity High School is according to academic ability, demonstrated through success in entrance examinations and through reports from previous schools. Such ability includes the expectation that they will be fully proficient in the use of English at their level.Age criterion
Unity High School operates a 13 year programme based around the UK system. The Primary School covers Years 1-6, for ages 5-11. The Secondary School covers Years 7-11, for ages 11-16. The post-16 programme covers Years 12 and 13, for ages 16-18.
Children will be admitted into year level for which their age qualifies them. The school year runs from August 1st to 31st July of the following year. Exceptions may not be made solely on the basis of ability or birth close to the cut-off date. However, discretion may be allowed in the case of obvious anomalies involving children coming from a system with a different school year.
The maximum class size is 25. Unity High School will only exceed this number in the most exceptional of cases.
Children with special educational needs
Unity High School will try to accommodate all children who fulfil the basic entry requirements. However we may not be able to accommodate children with very specific educational; needs.
Children living with physical disabilities
Unity High School believes in equality of opportunity. However, the particular nature of working in a building that is over 100 years old means we may not be able to accommodate children living with some physical disabilities.
The following selection criteria will be applied to every application:
- Passing the entrance test for the appropriate year group
- Successful Interview with child and parent / guardian for children where entrance tests do not apply
- Positive commentary on more then one previous school report
Any or all of the following criteria may be applied in cases of doubt or to decide between candidates of similar perceived ability
- If the candidate is the child of a teacher joining the school
- If the child already has siblings in the school. The term sibling – The term “sibling”” includes half brothers and sisters and may also include legally adopted children
- An interview subsequent to the entrance test
- A further entrance test
- A positive recommendation from a previous school Principal or other suitable teacher
- A reference from a religious leader who knows the child well
- A record of participation in co-curricular activities at school,
- A record of excellence in the Arts or Sports
- A record of participation in activities that offer service to the school and / or wider community
- On receipt of the appropriate payment, the school prospectus and admission form may be obtained from the school.
- The main entry tests will take place in Term Two of the year preceding admission. The majority of places will be filled at that time.
- Other entry tests may take place at any time during the year subject to there being available space in the Year Group
- The number, time and nature of the tests for any year level will be included in the school prospectus
- Decisions on admission of any child to the school will be made by a team including leadership team of the school.
- Following the completion of admission tests and submission of relevant documentation, letters will be issued within fourteen days of the sitting of the tests. The letter will either:
- Confirm the child has been accepted into the school (letter of acceptance)
- Confirm the child has been placed on the waiting list (letter of provisional acceptance)
- Request further information and/or further testing to take place (letter requesting further details)
- Confirm the child has not been accepted into the school (letter of rejection)
Acceptance of admission offer
Upon receipt of a letter of acceptance, within fourteen days the parent should:
- Confirm in writing that the parent wishes the child to join the school
- Pay the necessary fee as required
- Sign the code of conduct confirming the parent’s acceptance of the school’s rules and regulations
Failure to adhere to each of these steps will mean the place will be forfeited and offered to a child on the waiting list
Children on the waiting list
Upon receipt of a letter of provisional acceptance:
The parent will be advised a date upon which the school will advise a final decision on acceptance. This will be no longer than 31 days from the date of sitting the examination
Request for further details
Upon receipt of a letter requesting further details, the parent will be given specific information about what is being requested in order to take the application further. A timeline for submission of materials will be provided, which must be adhered to.
Appeal against letter of rejection
Upon receipt of a letter of rejection, the parent has the right of appeal according to the below procedure.
Appeals against a decision to reject a child may be made to the school within seven days of the date of the letter of rejection being issued. Later appeals may not be considered. Appeals must be made in writing, including a full rationale for the school to overturn the decision. Appeals must be addressed to the Director of the school. Decisions on appeals will be made in writing to the appellant within seven days of receipt of the appeal.
Materials belonging to the school
Entrance examinations written by the child, marking schemes, references about the child and all other information collected by the school as part of the admissions process are privileged to the school. They may not be released to parents at any stage of the process, including during the appeals procedure.
Unity High School has a rich history and, having been founded in 1902, is one of the oldest English speaking schools in Africa. There are around nine hundred students across all Key Stages. We broadly follow the British National Curriculum and offer Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels. The school is well resourced but we will need your resourcefulness too.
Unity High School lies at the very center of the historical city of Khartoum where the Blue and White Nile meet, so be prepared to be in the thick of things. It is a fascinating city with plenty of sporting, travel and cultural activities to get involved in. Khartoum is full of friendly people and is extremely stable and safe; you will be made to feel very welcome. It is of course hot and dusty and you cannot expect the same conditions that you may be used to, but that is the challenge and the opportunity. You will never regret having spent time in Sudan.
Welcome to KAS
The Khartoum American School continues to provide an excellent high quality education for all its students. For 60 years our qualified and experienced staff have developed a caring family tradition that challenges students academically and prepares them ethically and socially for a modern global world.
Our American curriculum is based on learning through inquiry. From nursery to grade 12 our students study in well-resourced facilities. Educating the whole child is important at KAS. Classroom and specialist teachers engage students in a wide range of academic subjects including the arts and physical education. We provide excellent help to students through our student support services program.
The KAS mission: “Khartoum American School provides an outstanding learning environment to promote an open, inclusive, and student centered program. We are devoted to fostering educational growth and development for our internationally diverse student body.” We embody our mission in all areas of our school. It guides us in making decisions and helps to keep us focused on what is most important for our children.
This year KAS will be preparing our self-study report to present for renewing our accreditation with the Middle States Association in the U.S. and the Council of International Schools in the U.K. These agencies review our report and hold us to a rigorous set of standards with a view to continually improving our school.
Our family community is a happy one and our children love coming to KAS. I hope you will have a chance to come visit us and see why KAS is a friendly, student-centered learning environment for the international community.
Diverse student body
Over 250 students representing 30 different countries are enrolled at KAS in Nursery through Grade 12. Many diplomatic missions, NGOs, United Nations agencies, and international and private businesses have selected KAS as their school-of-choice.
Average class size may vary from year-to-year depending on enrollment at each grade level. In most cases, classes are capped at 23 students. All classes in grade nursery through grade 5 have at least one full-time Teaching Assistant. In addition, there are Student Support Services teachers who assist students and staff when necessary.
Located on the outskirts of the Amarat area of Khartoum, KAS buildings and grounds are well-maintained with green spaces and lush vegetation. The campus includes a covered outdoor basketball and multipurpose sports court, two soccer fields and two volleyball courts.
KAS is an independent, not-for-profit school and is governed by a School Board that is elected by the parents.
English As An Additional Language (EAL) Program and Student Support and Counseling Services
There is supplemental instruction taught by experienced EAL teachers for students needing assistance in the acquisition of English language. Support Services staff are available when necessary for academic, social, and emotional adjustment.
KAS has an outstanding record of placing its graduates in excellent universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Outstanding Expatriate Teachers
KAS recruits experienced teachers from the USA, Canada, UK, Sudan and other nation
Information for the Admission of New Student for the SY 2018-19
STEPS IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
- Parents of students who are candidates for grades Preschool to grade 12 may pick up the admissions packet from the office or download the application packet from the KAS website. Upon receiving this admissions packet, parents assume responsibility for understanding its content and for completing all its requirements.
- Parents complete the following paperwork and submit to the Admissions Office.
- Application Form
- Academic History (for Grades 9-12 transcripts, report cards, testing results)
- Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
- 2 Passport size photos
- Confidential Reference Form (Grades 3-12 only)
- Vaccination Records (Grades Preschool- 5)
- Medical Questionnaire
III. Once the above paperwork has been received and reviewed, an Application Fee Form will be issued.
- Parents pay the application-processing fee in the Accountant’s Office.
Payment should be made at least a day before testing.
This payment is non-refundable. It does not guarantee admission to KAS. The receipt of payment must be presented to the Admissions Coordinator in order for the admissions process to continue or for the testing to begin.
- The Admission Test is administered without the presence of parents. (Grades 3-10)
- The Admissions Committee members may review applications.
VII. The Superintendent finalizes all enrollment decisions.
THE ADMISSION OF NEW STUDENTS IS PERMITTED ON A SPACE AVAILABILITY BASIS AS STIPULATED IN BOARD POLICY.
Early Childhood forms
Elementary / Middle / High School forms
For more info or any inquiries please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Choose Our School
- Excellent teaching provides the challenge that maximises learning for all.
- Learning takes place in a wide variety of contexts and is enjoyable, relevant and challenging.
- Continuous improvement ensures local and national standards are exceeded.
- All are equal and work together in the provision of a wide range of services.
- The curriculum is stimulating, exciting and innovative.
- Everyone is valued and respected, all contributions are welcomed.
- Highly effective leadership and management.
We follow Ministry of Education’s admissions policy for allocating places based on the criteria in the policy. Admissions are dealt with by our Administration staff. Names are accepted from a child’s third birthday.
The school’s planned admission number is 25 or less for each year group from Grade 1 to Grade 8.
Induction meetings are always provided for new entrants and their families.
If you are considering the school for your child we would be happy to provide information and give a tour of the school to help you make a decision.
Curriculum by Year and Term
Curriculum – Foundation Stage (Grade 1)
Teaching in Grade 1 builds on the learning experiences children have already achieved at home. This develops through to the starts of Grade 2. Most of the learning children do is through structured play, which is appropriate to the needs of very young children. Teachers follow the Foundation Stage curriculum, which sets out learning in six areas. We encourage children to learn through exploration and play. All children in the Early Years Foundation Stage enjoy in our on-site play ground.
Curriculum – Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (Grades 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
Children are taught a range of skills, understanding and knowledge that give them the basic skills to achieve their maximum potential during their education and throughout their lives. Outdoor learning (in our very own school) is highly valued at Challenge International. The curriculum is varied and outstanding. We aim to develop cooperation and tolerance alongside academic skills and a will to succeed and excel. We encourage children to be independent learners who, as they grown older, take responsibility for their actions.
Learning is continually assessed and teaching adjusted to meet the abilities and interests of our children. A range of teaching styles and approaches are used to actively engage and enthuse all children in their learning. Where possible, outside learning is incorporated into the curriculum and the local environment and community members are fully utilised to make learning relevant and fun.
Children are taught:
The core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science.
The foundation subjects – History, Geography, Music, Art, Computing, Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Our Extracurricular Activities at Challenge
Parents spend a lot of time encouraging their children to study more — and play less — in the pursuit of this goal. They believe that devoting a great deal of time to studying guarantees success in their future academic life.
However, we at Challenge International apply and put into practice, more playful component of a well-rounded education — outside the regular academic program — that may positively impact students’ success. Extracurricular activities, such as football, swimming lessons, playtime, theatre, and drama and computer clubs can round out students’ academic careers to great effect.
Besides being fun and a great way to socialise with peers, extracurricular activities can enhance pupils’ time management and discipline skills, improving overall productivity.
“Studies show that pupils in extracurricular activities have higher [academic] scores. They learn to manage their time, relieve stress and learn to strive for excellence in more than one thing,”
- TEACHING: Excellent teaching provides the challenge that maximises learning for all.
- LEARNING: Learning takes place in a wide variety of contexts and is enjoyable, relevant and challenging.
- LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: Highly effective leadership and management inspires, manages and values everyone and supports pupils improvement, development and excellence within a professional, collegiate environment.
- SCHOOL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Continuous improvement ensures local and national standards are exceeded.
- PUPILS: Confident, enthusiastic and happy learners show respect to all members of the school community and school environment.
- SCHOOL COMMUNITY: All are equal and work together in the provision of a wide range of services and support within the school community.
- RESOURCES/BUDGET/FINANCE: Managed efficiently and effectively to achieve best value and continuous school improvement.
- CURRICULUM: The curriculum is stimulating, exciting and innovative; it provides a firm foundation for lifelong learning and future successes.
- SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT: A stimulating and well-resources environment engenders exciting, interesting and stimulating learning where achievement is maximised.
- ETHOS: Everyone is valued and respected, all contributions are welcomed and trust and support enable risk-taking and challenge.
Challenge International School
Opposite to Almashreq College
Challenge International School
Khartoum – Khartoum South Al-Nozha District Telephone: 012587273
Smart International Schools were founded in 2006 as a kindergarten. It focuses on children’s development in different aspects of life. Smart International Kindergarten, primary and high schools have the same mission as to develop the student’s resourcefulness. We have come up with such a perfect foundation based on a watertight comprehensive system of education and training.
It consists of a general manager, academic manager, general supervisor as well as qualified and experienced teachers who possess kind attitude towards the students and proper manners so that the students will have a role model and they will easily follow suit.
We have such an academic system that passionately embraces its staff as well as has full control and supervision upon the staff.
The English syllabus was carefully selected to suit our culture and our religion, for it is our professional duty to offer your child the best education that they deserve.
The school has lots of extra subjects such as Arabic, Jurisprudence, Music, Art, Scout, intensive reading (reading for pleasure) and communication subject which is based on daily life basis.
Security and safety are highest priorities and one which is never far from the conscious of all members of the school that each one has a role to play in the implementation of an effective school security strategy. Our school have a basic requirement to safely contain the children in its care during school hours, keeping them protected from unwanted intruders and away from any danger within the confines of the ground. Thus, Smart International Schools are integrated with the most modern security camera system all over its building.
The prevention of fire is of vital importance. Fire outbreak is an expected disaster and it may result is a loss that goes beyond expectation. Therefore, the administration of Smart Schools has given the highest priority to guarding against such a disaster through facilitating the means of customised equipment while having an evacuation strategy towards any sudden emergency.
As equally important, made sure that the administration of safety and civil defense would give a visit every so often in order to conduct the necessary tests for more safety.
Sudan Internationa’l Grammar School (SIGS) was established in 2000 and has since become one of the renowned schools of Khartoum.
Under the management of our fully experienced internationally trained administration and teaching faculty from different part of the world we are offering a multicultural environment to cater to the educational needs of people residing in Khartoum from all parts of the world.
Our syllabus is made of curricular elements that satisfy the needs of both the Sudanese certificate of education and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) so that our students are equipped to enter educational systems anywhere in the world.
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