A Brief Information
“Daratassalam International School”, is one of the best dynamic and progressive educational institutions in the entire KSA. It offers a broad range of academic programmes of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) under Cambridge University with a strong emphasis on English Communication, Mathematics, Art and Sciences. Most of the students outshine bringing laurels to the school for their public speaking skills, both premeditative and impromptu speeches.
It seeks to engage students in the learning and teaching process and encourages developing an optimistic persona, and imposes individual and collective responsibility.
“Service before Self”
School Affiliations & Licenses
International General Certificate of Secondary Education, Cambridge University
Affiliation No = IGCSE (Boys) : SA025Affiliation No = IGCSE (Girls) : SX025
The school is licensed by the Ministry of Education Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
License No: 142
About British Council
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s International organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Every year, two million people from 90 countries sit International Exams through the British Council.
British Council offers globally recognised qualifications, help students to attend the best universities, find amazing career opportunities and set themselves up for a more rewarding life.
Trusted by Teachers, Governments, Employers and Students, the British Council offers support and advice – and ensures the integrity of the exams system at every stage.
The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education, and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Our curriculum is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers.
Cambridge programmes combine an emphasis on mastering subjects in depth with the development skills for study and work in the future. We value deep subject knowledge as well as the conceptual understanding that helps students make links between different aspects of a subject. We also encourage students to develop higher order thinking skills - problem solving, critical thinking, independent research, collaboration and presenting arguments. These are transferable skills that will last a lifetime, preparing students for their future lives. They also make learning enjoyable and rewarding.
Cambridge Global Perspectives is a unique, transformational programme that helps students at every stage of school education develop outstanding transferable skills, including critical thinking, research and collaboration. The programme is for students aged 5 to 19 years, leading seamlessly from Cambridge Primary through to Cambridge Advanced.
A unique feature of Cambridge Global Perspectives is the dedicated Online Learning area – free to schools that offer the subject.
Cambridge schools tailor the Cambridge international curriculum to their culture and ethos, and their students’ needs. We offer over 70 subjects at Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level, and over 55 subjects at Cambridge International AS & A Level. This allows Cambridge schools to build a curriculum which offers real choice - both of subject and subject combination.
Globally valued qualifications
Students know their Cambridge qualifications are globally recognised, accepted by universities and employers at home and around the world. A Cambridge qualification comes with an impressive reputation, and will retain its value for a lifetime of education and employment.
University & employer recognition
Over 1,400 universities worldwide recognise Cambridge qualifications. They are accepted by every UK university, by 600 universities in the US (including all the Ivy League universities) and in many other major student destinations, such as Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands. Universities and employers recognise our qualifications as evidence of academic achievement. They understand that the demand of our curricula and the rigour of our assessments give students what they need to flourish in higher education.
Daratassalam International School aims at providing quality education to its students. Our primary aim is to develop in the student qualities of integrity, honesty, trust, tolerance and compassion; to promote a spirit of enquiry; to foster a scientific temper within the bonds of humanism; to help the student to become a meaningful part of his environment and to see that courage and industry have their due reward. The pursuit of excellence encouraged at our school rests on the positive belief that every man has it in him to produce work, the quality of which can be described as first class.
Towards this end the school endeavors to provide large and dedicated teaching staff with a wide range of skills and interests, a varied and wide choice of activities academic, aesthetic and athletic, an environment enriched with the excitement of discovery, challenge and competitiveness, and discipline based on the belief that responsibility comes before freedom.
Nearly a million students in over 10,000 schools.
A Cambridge school is part of a global community. Cambridge programmes and qualifications are taught to almost a million learners, in over 10,000 schools, across 160 countries. We actively support our schools and teachers, helping them achieve the best outcomes for their students. In turn, our schools give us invaluable feedback from a range of different perspectives – principal, teacher, student and parent – to make sure our qualifications remain relevant, world class, recognised and respected.
Professional and student learning communities
Cambridge teachers are connected. Through our professional learning communities – both online and face to face – teachers share views, information and resources, learning from each other. Our regular professional development events bring experts and teachers together, providing opportunities to expand knowledge and pool experience. Subject communities use the discussion forums on our School Support Hub. Our Cambridge Global Perspectives community uses an online learning area where teachers and students can collaborate with their counterparts in different parts of the world as part of the programme.
Teaching and Learning
Supporting Cambridge learner and teacher attributes
We are committed to providing a high level of support for teachers delivering the Cambridge Pathway. Our learner and teacher attributes – confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged – are powerful, aspirational and inspiring. They are built into all of our syllabuses and qualifications to ensure they are relevant, challenging and productive.
We provide a wide range of support for teachers so that they can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications.
An education founded on these attributes inspires in students a love of learning that leads to success in the classroom, in examinations, and throughout a career. They also create skilful and innovative teachers, with a desire for continuous, professional improvement.
Learning to Learn
Our research shows that good learning habits matter. We encourage Cambridge students to reflect on their learning so that they are able to build on experience and plan ahead. They will be confident, innovative and resourceful, secure in their knowledge yet open to new ideas and opinions. They will also be responsible – to themselves, and to others. These habits lay the foundations for productive study and employment, and are actively promoted and encouraged by Cambridge syllabuses and qualifications.
A lifelong passport for study and work
Assessment has two important roles:
- to prove what a student has learnt
- to improve a student’s understanding and skills.
Good assessment lies at the heart of a good education. Our assessments are designed to be fair, valid, reliable and practicable, so that every Cambridge exam provides a true picture of a student’s ability, wherever and whenever the exam was taken. This means our assessments have real, lasting value and can be a lifelong passport to further study or employment.
Accurately assessing learning
Our end-of-programme assessments give students focus, motivation and a challenge. We assess what is of greatest value to our students – deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills. Assessment is in English and is accessible to speakers of English as a second or foreign language. Our flexible, linear assessment structure maximises teaching and learning time, encouraging a strong grasp of the subject being studied. This helps to support new thinking, and encourages cross-curricula connections.
Faculty and Staff
The faculty of Daratassalam International School, Riyadh shapes its special character. Each faculty member is both a teacher and a scholar, an expert in his or her own field. The faculty of our, Riyadh consists of 200 full time highly qualified teachers, who have extensive teaching experience in their respective fields.
Appointment of the teaching faculty is made by a selection committee nominated by the Management of the school which selects the staffs after undergoing an exhaustive procedure as per the standards of the requirement laid down by the society. In addition to the 50% of the staffs which are residential (brought from India) the school also appoints local staff members who are well qualified and experienced after a proper demonstration of their teaching skills. Presently the school has a strength of 200 teaching staff members.
Each staff member also imbibes the best culture and ethos, which is the thread that binds the entire teaching fraternity. This academic community not only imparts instruction through the regular teaching periods, but it also engages students in a variety of other ways, whether it is to conduct the morning assembly, bring out school publications, arrange and participate in cultural shows, or just simply arrange visits.
In fact, all teachers also share membership with students on various committees, school houses, and supervise individual or small-group research projects. The opportunities for formal and informal relationships with the DPS faculty are plentiful and rewarding, resulting in lifelong friendships as well as professional mentorship that shape students’ lives and careers.
Messages From Our Management
- Chairman, Managing Committee
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Quayid
We aim not to just impart knowledge to the students, but also to inculcate in them – wisdom, compassion and a humanitarian spirit. We believe that every child has the right to study in a calm, orderly, safe and secure environment. We value every child and provide them a stimulating and enriching environment so that the children can enjoy and understand all aspects of their learning.
We, at Daratassalam International, Delhi Public School, Riyadh have strived hard and would continue to do so to propagate our age-old theory towards imparting quality education to our learners.
We can proudly say that our learners are equipped with the best understanding and excellent techniques – be it in academics or co-curricular. We look forward to seeing the best of our student’s achievements across all spheres of learning. And I firmly believe that our students will always march ahead having clarity of mind.
Dr. Nadeem Tarin
Chairman, Managing Committee
Our school’s objective is to continue being recognized as a torchbearer of leading education methods and an institution that has students defining a future not only for them but for the world as well. The values, environment, and investment we put into our children today will help them achieve greater heights and create the unimaginable. My sincere thanks to the school’s principal, teachers, and other staff members without whom these successes- big and small is not possible. They not only teach the children the subjects but also inculcate values of commitment, zealousness, and pride in everything they do.
Mr. Mairaj Mohd Khan
To me, the very purpose of quality education is character building. Children are malleable material who can be shaped into persons of excellence by their teachers. As responsible teachers, we have to be exemplary to our students if we want them to be assets to the society and the nation. I feel it is important for every child to enjoy a sense of achievement. Every child should be encouraged to perform to the fullest ability and due importance should be given to learning in areas beyond academics. An institution should be a living place that shapes children’s lives and builds their character. Therefore to assess the school’s performance only by its high academic scores is not sufficient, it is equally important for a school to be a place for happy children with a love for learning and sound value system. To achieve these objectives we need to work jointly with the parents of our pupils to create a climate for open exchange of views and experiences, supporting each other quest for quality on all fronts.