Preschool: A Great start for the Journey of a Lifetime!!!
Our Preschool Community works together to provide a wonderful environment for developing a Love of Learning for a Life Time! Our monthly Life Skills Themes focus on the most important skills to be learned in Preschool, which will help a child from 4 to 94 years! For example, Life Skills Theme #1: ‘Staying Healthy’ promotes good handwashing, healthy eating, sleeping 10 hours and exercising. Other Life Skills include: ‘Being a Good Learner’; ‘Friendship’; ‘Building International Understanding’ and Global Citizenship. Students can earn a Global Citizen Award by completing 5 Environmental Challenges and pledging to care for our environment for their Life Time!
Our dedicated and caring Preschool Team plans exciting learning experiences to enable students to become confident, cooperative and creative learners in Arabic and English. We use a theme-based integrated approach with engaging educational activities to build skills in these six areas: 1) Arabic and English Language and Literacy; 2) Mathematics (Numeracy, Reasoning & Problem Solving); 3) Creativity; 4) Knowledge and Understanding of the World; 5) Physical; and 6) Personal / Social Development.
The Preschool has fabulous celebrations for the Life Skills Themes including a Friendship Picnic and International Day, as well as exciting Field Trips to reinforce the topics being studied. We are grateful to our wonderful parent community who support their child’s learning by reading and discussing books in Arabic and English daily. Please view our Preschool Handbook or come in for a tour to learn more!
The Bahrain Bayan School, strives to reach higher levels through their education and the facilities that are provided to the students. The school has entered into a project to construct a fully-fledged preschool building, located on separate campus. Design of the project commenced during the last quarter of 2016, by a local design house, Intec Bahrain.
The Project was awarded to Mohammed A.Mohsin Al-Kharafi Group (Kuwait), as the main contractor in order to implement this prestigious project.
Construction of the school commenced in May 2017 and was completed in September 2018.
The Architectural Concept:
The Preschool Building, is designed in an introverted manner, whereby all the areas are enclosed and facing inside. This type of feature in a circular building, ensures the safety of the children, being a main concern for the school. The spacious hallways serve as a breathing area for the children, thus allowing them to explore the space freely and safely in a fun and entertaining manner. While running through the hallways, children would be amazed when ending up in the same place that they have started.
The Al-Kharafi Library, named after the Late Jassim Mohammed Al-Kharafi in appreciation for their gracious donation towards this project, is designed to be an interactive library combining a music amphitheater, a reading tree, and other reading areas, allowing children to experience learning in a different manner, and assist them to improve their imagination and creativity. The concept behind this open and interactive space is to encourage the children to learn and explore, while improving their sensory skills.
The green and luscious landscaping encompassing the school maintains an image of a Green Building. The rooftop contains a vegetable and flower garden designed specifically for children, teaching them the essence of gardening.
Following the vision of sustainable energy and environment friendly, the parking areas are to be equipped with solar panels allowing the building to run independently on solar energy, as well as a Grey water recycling plant that is to be used for irrigation purposes.
Other amenities are available in the school, such as multi-purpose hall, a multi-use cafeteria, a clinic and other outdoor play areas.
The Interior Concept:
Wandering down the halls of the 8 classrooms, one tends to reminisce on the history dating back to Dilmun, Tylos, Awal and Bahrain through the usage of various elements and colors covering these eras. The Dilmun and Tylos eras branch out from the sun, camel, pearls and waves, with pearl diving becoming an essential part of the history of Bahrain. Moving on to the Awal and Bahrain Eras, the features envelop around the Palm Tree and dates as Bahrain is the “Mother of a Million Palm Trees”, and finally the modern Bahrain, as it is today through the Fort and skylines.
The acrylic walls designed in the hallways transform the hallways into a washable canvas that is used to display all artwork of the children.
The use of skylights in certain classrooms, while using the same shades as the classrooms, are used not only to maximize the amount of natural sunlight in the classroom, but also to introduce a fun and colorful element that can be used by the children to identify their classrooms.
Colorful way finding icons and flooring designs are used in the school to help the children to navigate through the building, with each sign corresponding to a certain area, and its respective function.
Safety and security in the building is a main concern. The watch tower is equipped with CCTV cameras with 24 hour surveillance and security personnel. In addition, the building uses materials that are not only green, but are also safe for the children, based on international standards.We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Bahrain Bayan School’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr. May Bint Sulaiman Al Otaibi, and the esteemed members of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Bashar Ahmedi, Head of Projects and Facilities Committee, and Sh. Aseel Al Khalifa, Head of the Education Committee, for their incredible support and contribution in achieving this mission. We would like to also extend our appreciation to Ms. Farah Qattan, Interior Designer from Intec, and Mr. Ibrahim Tadros, Bayan School’s Project and Finance Manager for their time, hard work, and evident efforts spent on daily follow-ups until the project’s completion.
“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” - Aristotle
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The Pre-School Program at Bayan School promotes positive relationships among all children and encourages each child’s sense of individual self-worth and belonging as part of a community. The curriculum encourages - social, emotional, physical, language (both Arabic and English), and cognitive learning and development.
The program is a dual language program and students alternate classroom instruction in these languages every other day. In addition, within the program the subjects of music and physical education (PE) are taught by qualified instructors. Children are given experiences that strengthen growth across a broad range of developmental and content areas.
Children are provided with learning experiences that allow for exploration, creative expression, as well as opportunities to learn individually and in groups according to their developmental needs and interests.
Teachers’ thorough knowledge of each child helps them to plan appropriately challenging curricula and to design instruction that responds to each child’s strengths and needs. The program maintains collaborative relationships with each child’s family to support children’s development in all settings. The kindergarten program (KG1 and KG2) emphasizes early literacy and numeracy development with an aim to prepare children with a strong entry into Grade 1 in the Primary School.