The Arabic language is an important part of the curriculum at Dubai Heights Academy School. We want each student to have a firm grasp of the language and ultimately be able to speak and write it fluently.
In FS1 & 2 children receive two Arabic language sessions weekly. Throughout these sessions, students are introduced to Arabic sounds and letters via song and rhyme, as well as other enjoyable activities geared toward the development of early language abilities in Arabic. Students naturally love learning and singing songs, as well as participating in rhythmic activities while reciting rhymes. This increases to 3 sessions in Year 1.
From Year’s 2 to 8 we teach Arabic for Arabic Speakers (Arabic A) and Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers (Arabic B). Dubai Heights Academy School has three specialized Arabic teaching rooms for primary and two for secondary for our students to study in. Throughout the year, the students participate in a variety of activities, such as National Day, Flag Day and Arabic assemblies, which are incorporated into the Arabic curriculum.
To help our students improve their comprehension, we use a variety of teaching techniques, including Arabic games, theatre, art and crafts, and projects for our pupils to complete.
We use different platforms to support Arabic such as BrvoBravo, I read Arabic, Istart Arabic, KamKalemah. These platforms engage the students and reinforce what they have learnt as well as measure their progress and asses their knowledge.
Our school follows the Knowledge and Human Development Authority's (KHDA) National Curriculum for Arabic A in KS1, KS2 and KS3.
Islamic education's objective is not to merely inundate pupils with knowledge about Islam, but rather to educate them about being good Muslims. Our trained and experienced teachers enable children to grow via 21st century pedagogy and role modeling of ideas. Islamic education in years 1 to 8 adheres to KHDA standards for both Arab and non-Arab Muslims and follows the UAE Ministry of Education curriculum. The program is designed to instill a firm grasp of Islamic principles, moral conduct, and Islamic etiquette. Students will be able to demonstrate how Islamic principles are incorporated into the everyday lives of all UAE residents. Islamic Studies is taught in special rooms for primary and secondary school students.
Our Islamic curriculum is enriched in many different ways such as taking part in celebrating different occasions, Islamic assemblies, Iftar and Islamic trips. Students participate in different competitions throughout the year such as Quran and Islamic Knowledge Competitions. We also aim to start participating in wider competitions with other schools in Dubai in the near future.