Dasman has adopted the Common Core State Standards for Language Arts and Mathematics in the fervent hope of improving the standard of our academic program. The Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life…
Our mission is to provide a high quality bilingual education in a safe and positive learning environment, which fosters the academic, social, spiritual and moral development of each student. Within our school community, we are committed to Internationalism and seek to promote interculturalism. Additionally, our mission serves to encourage global citizenship with the understanding that learning is challenging, connected and never ending. Dasman Bilingual School continues to lead the way in Kuwait by offering educational programs to a diverse student body. Through rigorous, innovative and meaningful learning experiences, students become life-long learners in the global community.
Our vision of our school is:
To strive to be a leader in bilingual education serving a wide range of skills and differentiated abilities.
To create opportunities for students to develop a sense of and respect for internationalism as well as interculturalism and
To educate our students for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century by developing analytical and problem solving skills, technological capabilities and critical thinking.
To expand the adult education program which provides alternative vocational training
Dasman Bilingual School endeavors to…..
Provide a positive and developmentally appropriate school community by:
Developing critical and disciplined thinkers who are inspired by the joy of learning.
Providing curriculum, instruction and teaching strategies that address students’ differing learning styles and abilities.
Ensuring highly trained professionals who are in a position of trust and who are bound by moral and ethical obligation
Promoting ethical and compassionate behavior while sharing knowledge and acquiring wisdom in a climate of trust and hope.
Ensuring that all members of the DBS community know their rights, responsibilities and the consequences for their actions and inaction
Promoting the idea that parents have an integral role within the school community.
Developing academic, social, aesthetic, emotional and physical skills.
Increase awareness regarding cultural diversity relative to different people and cultures by:
Opening cultural and educational dialogue among students.
Integrating different cultural and world beliefs in school activities.
Enhancing cultural knowledge through various activities and events.
Integrating cultural concepts within the curriculum.
Enhance self-esteem in all students and build mutual respect for others by:
Promoting the development of good citizenship
Developing appreciation and respect for individual differences.
Ensure that all students can learn and achieve in different ways by:
Providing instructional support via various support programs (i.e. ESL, AFL, RI, and LSU).
Offering differentiated strategies within the curriculum to support student learning and the successful acquisition of skills and knowledge.
Incorporating up to date materials and learning resources and facilitating and encouraging best teaching practices.
Providing Professional Development opportunities that will develop staff skills in the incorporation of strategies that address the need for differentiated instruction.
Utilizing methods of assessment that reflect reasonable expectations for our population of bilingual students.
Promote positive and constructive parental and community involvement by:
Keeping communication open through use of our website, Public Relations Officer, and newsletters informing parents and the community of upcoming events.
Encouraging consistent communication between parents and teachers in order to strengthen cultural values and the reinforcement of school rules.
Seeking sponsorship and/or educational field trip opportunities to various local area businesses, private entities and government institutions (museums, zoos, etc.).
Encouraging positive parent teacher involvement and cooperation in the PTA.
Inviting community experts to share their expertise with our students during special events (i.e. International Day, National Day and Green Week).
Inviting parents to participate in school events (International Day, National Day, Green Week, Read-a-thon, Read-to-Feed regular parent teacher conferences, assemblies and student council events) by attending and/or donating resources to support the different causes.
Ensure special services and resources are available for all students by:
Utilizing effective assessment/ placement programs that determine students’ needs for counseling, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Consistently monitoring the provision of services to ensure the availability of resources for all students.
Implementing an individualized educational plan (IEP) and Mainstream Support Plan (MSP) to promote personalized attention and learning.
Offering teacher and staff professional development to enrich student learning.
Planning, implementing, evaluating and tracking IEPs and MSP’s
Providing differentiated instruction in the classroom.
Provide opportunities to become actively engaged in the learning process, connecting education, to real life experiences by:
Providing accredited and recognized alternatives to mainstream or special-needs pathways for educational progression.
Enhancing and developing key skills and preparing learners for the transition into adult life upon graduation from a school based environment.
Helping learners develop the confidence to openly demonstrate research, study, problem-solving skills and effective behaviors in the workplace.
Assisting learners in their quest to become productive citizens of Kuwait.
Developing a sense of citizenship and actively seeking to be an effective part of the solution to local, regional, national and global community concerns.
Providing timetabled external and internal blocks of work experience placements in order to increase individual potential (Vocational).
Helping learners develop hands-on skills in real-world environments (Vocational).
Allowing learners to be directly involved in work-related experiences. (Vocational).
Putting learners in contact with organizations who are sympathetic to their learning, training and specific needs (Vocational).
Providing weekly social interaction through community focused field-trips and visits that relate directly to programs of study (Vocational).
The Dasman Bilingual School will strive to provide quality education that will permit and assist every student:
To acquire a mastery of the basic academic skills in Arabic and English.
To improve verbal and mathematical communication skills in Arabic and English.
To acquire a positive attitude toward learning.
To help students aim at acquiring the greatest possible understanding and appreciation of oneself and the world around us.
To acquire an understanding and appreciation of persons belonging to many social, cultural, and national groups different from his/her own cultural background.
To learn to be a responsible citizen who is aware and responsive to the needs of others.
To understand how to maintain, both emotional and physical health.
To receive the opportunities and encouragements to be successful and creative.
To understand and appreciate human achievements in natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and fine arts.
To prepare for and live in a world of rapid change.
To be prepared to meet the technological challenges of the 21st Century.