From The Head of Primary

Welcome to Al-Rayan International School! Our Primary School offers an engaging, quality curriculum from the Playgroup phase (ages 2-3), followed by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Nursery through to Year 6 (ages 3-12). ARIS is an authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) school, authorized April, 2016. The IB PYP educational philosophy provides a framework that enables us to educate our children to face the challenges of the 21st century by guiding and supporting them to become independent, life-long learners; learners who are responsible, productive, insightful and compassionate; learners motivated to become peaceful and internationally-minded citizens of the world.

Our programme at ARIS focuses on developing independent, skilled learners through Inquiry–based teaching and learning. It is a student-centred approach that allows broad scope combined with rigour, and that strongly encourages a global perspective. Although based on the PYP, our programme is compatible with both the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) framework and the British National Curriculum.

At ARIS, each and every child is unique. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to bringing out the best in each individual. As Paulo Coelho once remarked, “A teacher isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of his or her best in order to discover what he or she already knows.”


I am privileged and excited to be a part of this dynamic school community, and hope to demonstrate in practice our commitment and enthusiasm for everything we do.

Yours Sincerely, 

Dania Sadek