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STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN


BRIEF HISTORY Dushanbe International School was founded as a joint venture between Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and Shelale Educational Corporation in 1997. Since January 2017 the MFA has taken over the shares of the Corporation and became the sole owner of the school. Full name of the school is State Educational Institution - Dushanbe International School. The school is governed by SUE Tajik Diplomatic Services.

FACTS ABOUT DIS DIS is a co-educational English day school.

It was founded to serve the expatriate students from Embassies, foreign missions, NGOs and as well as local students.

DIS has 3 sections: Pre-School, Primary and Secondary DIS has been approved as a Cambridge International Examinations Centre in 2010 offering Cambridge Primary and Secondary Checkpoints Exams, IGCSEs and AS/A Levels.


What makes DIS stand out? 1

DIS is the first international school founded in the country.

2

DIS is highly committed to educate globally aware students from its foundation.

3

DIS welcomes all nationalities having so far 16 nationalities in the student population.

4

DIS recruits qualified international teachers from many nationalities.


Accreditations & Membership CIS & ECIS DIS is the first and the only institution which is a member of CIS(Council of International Schools) and ECIS(European Council of International Schools) in the country.

Cambridge DIS is the only Cambridge international school in the country being the Cambridge exams centre and Cambridge English exams centre.

Ministry of Education The school is accredited by the Ministry of Education of Republic of Tajikistan and is attested every 5 years. School has the right to issue Tajikistan High School Diploma in English and Tajik Languages.


Curriculum Dushanbe International School offers a curriculum which is balanced, broadly based and which:

Promotes the moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society

Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life


Educational Objectives We use Tajik national curriculum and Cambridge international programmes and qualifications to support learners in becoming: Confident in working with information and ideas - their own and those of others

Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn

Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges

Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others

Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference


Instruction English language The main medium of instruction of the school is English language from Kindergarten to Year 11 (K-11) Cambridge International School

Dushanbe International School is a Cambridge International School offering Cambridge International Primary Programme, Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Programme. Also, the school uses Cambridge ESL programme and IELTS. Local subjects In addition, the school offers local subjects in Russian and in Tajik as well as State Language and Russian language as required by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Tajikistan.


Subjects Languages English, Tajik and Russian Sciences

Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and ICT Social Sciences - Humanities

Global Perspectives, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Individuals and Societies (an IB subject) Art, PE & Music Mathematics

Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics Local subjects (For Local Students) Tajik History, Tajik Geography, Tajik Law


Weekly time allocation of subjects CLASS 7

8

9

10

INSTRUCTIONAL LANGUAGE

1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

4

3

3

3

ENGLISH

2 STATE LANGUAGE

2

2

2

2

TAJIK LANG.

6 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

3

2

2

2

RUSSIAN L.

7 MATHEMATICS

5

4

4

4

ENGLISH

9 BIOLOGY

2

3

3

3

ENGLISH

10 CHEMISTRY

2

3

3

3

ENGLISH

11 PHYSICS

2

3

3

3

ENGLISH

12 WORLD HISTORY

-

-

3

3

ENGLISH

13 WORLD GEOGRAPHY

-

-

3

3

ENGLISH

14 COMPUTER

1

1

1

1

ENGLISH

#

SUBJECTS

15

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

2

2

1

1

ENGLISH

16

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES

2

2

-

-

ENGLISH

17 ART & DESIGN

1

1

1

1

ENGLISH

18 MUSIC

-

-

-

-

ENGLISH

19 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

2

2

2

2

ENGLISH

28

28

31

31

TOTAL

Each lesson is 40 mins long

Notes: 1. By the end of 7th grade students are supposed to take Cambridge Secondary 1 Examinations from; English Language, Mathematics, Science 2. By the end of 9th grade students are supposed to write the following subjects at Cambridge IGCSE Level; English Language, Mathematics Biology, Chemistry, Physics 3. By the end of 10th grade students are supposed to write the following subjects; More able students may Mathematics AS Level take Biology AS, Chemistry History IGCSE AS and Physics AS Level Geography IGCSE Exams. This requires extra ICT IGCSE effort. Art&Design IGCSE


Extra-curricular activities Art Club Music Clubs Piano, Guitar, National Dance, Violin

Sport clubs Wushu, Karate-Do, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Table tennis, Gymnastics - Acrobatics.

Excursions Key Factories, Financial institutions, Orphanages for charity, Museums, Picnics, Tajik Heritage introduction.

Internships Different business structures e.g. Hotels, banks, retail‌

Chess Subject Clubs and subject weeks Languages Arabic, Dari (Ancient Farsi)


Counseling College Counselor School has a college counselor for secondary school students to provide a smooth transition to tertiary education.Counselor is the head of guiding counselors. Guiding counselors are the main staff that provide counseling at each grade section.

SEN Policy School is committed to prepare its own SEN Policy to serve the kids who need special education. Currently, the homeroom teachers are providing some assistance for struggling kids in order them to cope with classmates.

Teacher Assistants School has teacher assistants (TAs) in kindergarten and in primary section in grades 1,2 and 3. They support the kids in areas where improvement is needed.


School Profile Origin of students 231

264

113 Student enrollment: 608 Kindergarten : 113 Primary : 231 Secondary : 264

16 Nationalities Afghanistan Azerbaijan USA China Egypt Georgia India Iran

Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Russia Saudi Arabia Turkey Turkmenistan Nigeria

Nigeria 3

Turkey 3

USA 2 Poland 1 Canada 2

Romania Azerbaijan 2 1 Teacher profile Tajikistan Romania USA Poland Canada Azerbaijan Turkey Nigeria


Facilities / Sections Kindergarten

Primary

Secondary

Capacity

120 kids

240 students

420 students

Pupils per group/class

15 kids per group

20 students per class

20 students per class

Area

4000 m2

6000 m2

12000 m2

Fields/playgrounds

Playground for each group

Basketball field

Football and Basketball fields

Halls

Kitchen, Sport and Event halls

Kitchen and Sport halls

Kitchen , Sport and Event hall

Location

Opposite of U.S Embassy

Behind the main campus of the National University

Nearby the Republican Traffic office

Age

2 - 6 year olds

Classes 1 - 4

Classes 5 - 11


Location and Transportation* Kindergarden Kindergarden section is located just opposite of U.S Embassy in Dushanbe (across the road), approximately 10 minutes walk distance.

Primary section It i located in the centre of the city, just behind the Tajik National University main campus, Bofanda street 9. Secondary section Secondary Section is located nearby Republican Traffic Office, District 33.

*

Is there a means of transportation provided? Transportation can be arranged by school administration, paid separately.


Food and Cafeteria Kindergarden Kindergarden section provides healthy breakfast, lunch and after sleep snacks. The food is cooked in the kitchen and served freshly. It is checked by the doctor-nutritionist everyday and a sample is kept from each type of food for 24 hours to analyze in any case of inconvenience

Primary section Primary Section has its own kitchen as well. Breakfast and lunch are provided every school day. The school has a breakfast break 30 mins long after second period. The menu is prepared by doctor-nutritionist and checked regularly. A sample is kept from each type of food for 24 hours to analyze in any case of inconvenience. There is a canteen selling only water and juices.

Secondary section Secondary section provides lunch and it has a canteen for the students who would like to have some soft drinks and sweets.


Edupage An application for teachers, students and parents A single neat app that fits an entire school (timetables, grades, attendance register, notifications and homework) into your phone or tablet. Parents are very happy to receive instant notifications about updated information, homework, attendance, etc.


Questions & Answers Does the school run periodic safety drills? If so what kind and how often? School runs two types of drills regularly, once a quarter. Those are fire and earthquake drills and are run in all three sections. In all three sections fire alarm systems are located. Teachers are trained accordingly.

Describe the school’s governing body? The owner of the school is The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Tajikistan. The school is governed by the Tajik Diplomatic Service which is one of the departments in the MFA of Tajikistan. School has its own by-laws and works according to legislations of Tajikistan.

Is the school accredited by an international agency? Which? School has been accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education in 2010. Accreditation of Council of International Schools (CIS) has started in 2015. Last year of this process is running.


Age requirements

24months (play group) A child must be 24 months completed by the date of 01-09-2019 to enter our Kindergarten.

60months A child must be 60 months completed by the date of 01-09-2019 to enter Grade 0.

72months A child must be 72 months completed by the date of 01-09-2019 to enter Grade 1.


Daily Routine KINDERGARTEN

PRIMARY (GRADES 1-4)

SECONDARY (GRADES 5-11)

8:00 - 8:30 CIRCLE TIME

8:00 - 8:10 MORNING ASSEMBLY

8:00 - 8:15 MORNING ASSEMBLY

8:30 - 9:00 BREAKFAST

8:10 - 8:50 PERIOD 1

8:15 - 9:55 PERIODS 1

9:00 - 12:00 CLASS TIME

9:00 - 9:40 PERIOD 2

9:55 - 10:15 LONG BREAK,SNACK TIME

12:00 - 12:30 LUNCH TIME

9:40 - 10:10 SNACK TIME, PLAY TIME

10:15 - 12:50 PERIODS 2,3,4,5,6

12:30 - 13:00 STORY TELLING IN BEDS

10:10 - 13:20 PERIODS 3,4,5,6

12:50 - 13:35 LUNCH TIME

13:00 - 15:00 SLEEPING TIME

13:20 - 14:00 LUNCH TIME

13:35 - 15:10 PERIOD 7

15:00 - 16:00 SNACK TIME, PLAY TIME

14:00 - 15:20 HOMEWORK TIME, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

15:10 - 16:10 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

16:00 GOING HOME

15:20 GOING HOME

16:15 GOING HOME


Fees Grades

Currency

Tuition fee* Local

International**

1 -4 (annual)

TJS

35,022

40,280

5 -8 (annual)

TJS

38,602

45,014

9 - 11 (annual)

TJS

42,840

50,326

Pre-school Kindergarten (monthly) (6 years old) Kindergarten (monthly) (2-5 years old)

TJS

1,700

TJS

1,400

*Fees are mentioned including VAT. (5%) *Meal and books are included. **Transportation is not included and may be arranged by school, paid separately.


State Educational Institution

Dushanbe International School

Contact info Admission Officer: Muhammad Maqsudov Public Relations: Azamat Kholmatov Phone numbers: +992 37 221 4776 +992 907 01 0550 dis@dis.tj

admission@dis.tj hr@dis.tj

www.dis.tj @DIS.1997 Bofanda Street 9, 734042 Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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