About Good Will
Good Will Children Private School is a registered Cambridge Curriculum
International School with a mission to give your child the most complete
high-quality education available. The curriculum is designed to place
significant emphasis on the development of personal learning and thinking
skills that will result in young people who are flexible and able to adapt
to changing circumstances without fear of inhibition, enabling and empowering
them to meet the demands of 21st century life.
Our Key Characteristics
1. Cambridge Curriculum
With an emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science and Arabic subjects, like
Islamic Studies, Quran as well as providing an environment that respects
traditional moral values, we make sure that your child is well-prepared for
the outside world and remain aware of their culture.
The Cambridge Curriculum has a clearly defined series of academic and other
objectives at every level. Our system is divided into:
- Foundation Stage (ages 3.8 to 5.8)
- Primary Education (ages 6 to 11)
- Lower Secondary Education (ages 11 to 14) leading to the Check Point Exam
At the end of Stage, progress is examined via individual teacher assessment
against the Cambridge Curriculum Attainment Targets for all subjects.
The students are taught to learn by questioning, problem-solving and creative
thinking rather than by the mere retention of facts, hence giving them analytical
and creative thinking skills that they will need in the working world. A variety
of teaching and assessment methods designed to develop independent thought as
well as a mastery of the subject matter is used. The curriculum also provides
a wide range of extra-curricular activities that students enjoy.
2. Holistic Development and Inclusive Education
At our school, education is renowned for concerning itself with the development
of the whole personality. Learning is important, but not enough in itself. Young
people need to develop their potential to explore and discover the world around
them, to think for themselves and form opinions, to relate to others, to develop
their bodies through sport and physical education, and to gain experience in
taking responsibility. We place great emphasis to meet the needs of all students,
stretching brighter children and supporting those who need it through differentiated
teaching and learning activities. The curriculum extends and excites all students,
whatever their interests or ability. Through it, teachers are able to identify,
celebrate and nurture the talents and intelligences of students.
3. International Mindedness and Global Awareness
One of the most essential life skills is developing an understanding of, and a
respect for others. We embrace this concept through nurturing and fostering this
respect for one another within both our immediate community and the world in
which we live. We encourage our children to identify similarities rather than
differences among cultures and to celebrate and respect other people’s beliefs,
opinions, and customs.
4. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
We place significant value on the development of problem solving and thinking
skills. We recognize that the process of reaching an outcome is as important
as the activity or content of a lesson. Our students learn to investigate and
hypothesize rather than just read about scientific facts. Children at Good
Will Children Private School learn how to research, interpret and develop
enquiry skills rather than merely learning by rote.
5. Technology in our Classrooms
Technology in the classroom is a part of teaching and learning at Good Will
Children Private School. The ICT curriculum covers a range of theory and
practical topics which teach the children the increasing importance of technology
in our lives. Children are taught these skills in a well-resourced ICT laboratory
applying these skills in their everyday learning on computers and interactive
smart boards in each classroom. In addition, the use of tablet devices, and
software technology is included into the curriculum to help students better
understand abstract ideas.