“We are committed to providing our children with a challenging education in a safe, nurturing, innovative and inclusive environment. Our Founder’s vision was to provide and make accessible a first class education for everyone in Bahrain. The leadership and management are committed to continue and drive forward with his wish, meeting the new challenges of education but being reachable frontrunners within the education sector within the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
ARKS Diyar is a private school that began operations in the academic year 2022/23. Initially, it will offer classes from Nursery to Year 5, with the vision to expand each year until it provides classes from Nursery to Year 13.
Our Preschool program is committed to providing individualised care and education for children. ARKS Diyar provides a warm, innovative, and nurturing environment in which each child can flourish and reach their full potential. We endeavor to support every child in our care to ensure they achieve their potential, gain confidence in their abilities, and develop a lifelong love of learning.
At ARKS Diyar, we have developed an engaging and stimulating educational program inspired by the British Curriculum. Core subjects include English, Maths, Science, and Arabic. Our curriculum also incorporates lessons in Innovations, Art, Project-Based Learning, Religion, Social Studies, and Mindfulness, all integrated with IT and under the holistic umbrella of Wellbeing.
Our lessons incorporate a problem-solving approach that fosters the development of potential in children. This approach promotes self-awareness and the ability to understand one’s own learning. Children develop curiosity, become open-minded, and are increasingly ready to take on challenges.
Regular and ongoing assessment for learning enables teachers to make professional
judgments about student achievement and to adjust the teaching programme to
support each student’s learning. Regular and specific feedback is provided to develop
the children’s understanding of their next steps in learning.
With an educational history in Bahrain of 25 years’ experience in education (1997),
we are on the only private school in Bahrain with two campuses now (2022) under
Abdulrahman Kanoo’s educational structure..
By the commencement of Primary School (Year 2) the experience and range of play-
based approach, has broadened the children’s knowledge and skills base (including
critical thinking), preparing them for the more formal subject based teaching that
they will encounter during Primary. The senses of creativity and owning one’s own
learning however, are not forgotten with the lessons of Innovation, Project Based
Learning and Mindfulness still being a part of the curriculum.
The use of the Cambridge Primary Curriculum further enhances their knowledge and
skills in Literacy, Science, and Mathematics.
Our expansive use of space is double the amount required per student of which is
required by the Ministry of Education. The light, open classrooms give us a feeling of
light airiness in the classes and is great for creativity, not forgetting the students and
teachers’ mental health.
Lessons are all in English, with the exception of Arabic, Mandarin, Religion and Social
Studies. For children with a non-Bahraini passport, we offer the opportunity to learn
Arabic as a Second Language.
We prioritise wellbeing in our curriculum due to its immediate benefits and enduring influence on mental health. Our environment and tailored activities offer opportunities to address children’s wellbeing needs both intentionally and intuitively. One key approach is through emotional regulation, expression, and a supportive and collaborative culture. Furthermore, we encourage children to engage mindfully in their interactions and behaviors to promote practices consistent with Positive Psychology.