Frequently Asked Questions
We are located in the suburb of Khalifa City ‘A’ only minutes from the centre of Abu Dhabi and are conveniently located close to many prestigious housing developments such as Al Raha Gardens, Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, Al Bandar and Al Zeina.
We conduct regular tours at 9am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday, which are normally walking tours that typically last around 60 minutes. These tours have limited spaces so bookings are highly advisable. Please make an appointment by calling Admissions on +971 (0)2 556 1567 ext. 125 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We currently have 2,000 students comprising over 80 nationalities speaking 45 mother tongues.
The nationalities of our teaching staff are almost as varied as our students, with teachers coming from the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia and UAE, as well as many more.
EY1 7.45am to 1pm
EY2 7.45am to 2pm
Grade 1 to 5 7.45am to 2.50pm
Grade 6 to 12 7.45am to 2.55pm
On a Tuesday the school day ends at 1pm for all students.
EY1 and EY2 there are 24 maximum per class
G1 to G10 there are a maximum of 26 per class. In Grade 11 and 12 it depends on the subjects chosen.
We have chosen to operate two very effective communication systems, the 6Delta School Communicator and Managebac. Both are updated on a daily basis and can be downloaded onto your personal computer, tablet or smart phone. We also regularly update the official school Facebook page with photographs and events happening in and around the school community.
Yes, RIS has a strict uniform policy for all students. Uniform can be purchased from Zaks store on the third floor of the Al Raha Mall close to the school. Our parent team also run a second hand uniform store, which opens weekly on a Tuesday where quality used uniform can be purchased.
A door-to-door bus service is available to and from many areas of Abu Dhabi. This transport service incurs an additional charge of AED5,000 per academic year and is offered by an external provider.
The overall language of instruction is English. All students are taught Arabic from EY1. From Grade 6, French and Spanish are added into the curriculum and from Grade 11 Ab Initio (beginners) Spanish is also available.
We offer an ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) programme. This programme is offered to students who emigrate from different countries, have English as their second or third language or have varying levels of English. Once a student reaches a ‘high-intermediate’ level they can exit the programme. Their progress is continually monitored thereafter. The EAL programme incurs an additional charge.
Only PE and swimming classes for Grade 6 and above.
Our Parent Team at Raha is a very active and valuable member of our school. Throughout the academic year, a very proactive group of parents organize and run a variety of events including coffee mornings, fun days, bazaars and socials to bring together the parents, teachers and students of our community.
Please visit our website at www.ris.ae and complete the online application form. You will then be guided through our application procedure.
No, as pick up and drop off have to be from the same location.
This is not possible as the bus will leave school at the same scheduled time every day. Note: buses are provided to and from sports fixtures and for some Extra-curricular Activities.
The school will liaise with the bus company to accommodate changes in timings as officially requested by the school.
Bus transport will not be available during all-school Professional Days, however if the Secondary school has a regular school day and the Primary school is closed for students due to Professional Days or Parent-Teacher Conference, the regular bus transport for Secondary students will be available and vice versa.
Parents will be informed by 6Delta School Communicator by the school if delayed, early release or cancelled school days apply.
Bus transport payment is due in three instalments – 1st August, 1st December and 1st March.
There is no sibling’s discount for the school bus transport services.
In such cases the school fee refund policy applies.