Welcome to Arabic & Islam
Manal Al Jarrah
Arabic & Islam Subject Leader
Arabic is one of the oldest existing and most widely spoken languages in the world.
At St Christopher’s School, we are proud of our Arabic language programme for both native and non-native speakers as it gives all our children an opportunity to be able to communicate in our host nation’s language.
Arabic for native speakers is taught in Years 1 to 6, for several hour’s each week, in one of three ability groups. Arabic for non-native speakers is taught in Years 1 to 6, for 1 hour, twice a week. Reception native Arabic pupils experience Arabic taster lessons in Term 3.
At St Christopher’s School, we follow the Bahraini Government Curriculum for Arabic and Islam and focus on speaking and listening, reading and writing. The curriculum is enhanced through units of work linked to learning about Bahrain and Arabic Heritage and Culture. The Arabic Department utilises teaching themes and special events, such as Bahrain National Day, Eid al Adha and an Arabic Reading Week in order to develop and broaden the range of learning experience of our pupils.
St Christopher’s is an English speaking school that provides Islamic Studies for all Muslim students. The curriculum is built on exploring verses of the Quran, and the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). It aims to give pupils a clear, thorough understanding of Islamic teachings, moral behaviour and Islamic etiquette. Pupils are also introduced to important figures in Islamic history, such as the Prophets: Adam, Moses, Jesus and of course Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Students also learn about Muslims’ contribution to modern science.
At St Christopher’s we use the Bahrain Ministry of Education curriculum of Islamic Studies for Arabs. For non-Arab students, the school uses the Islamic Good Word course which is specifically designed for non-Arab Muslim pupils.
Pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 attend Islamic Assemblies led by the subject leader for Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Last Updated: 04 December 2017