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The Philosophy of The English School Fahaheel

The philosophy of The English School Fahaheel is based upon the sound principles of:

  • discipline,
  • continuous development and
  • high academic standards.

These principles underpin The English School Fahaheel's determination and tradition of "Excellence in Education since 1968".

A traditional and sound school such as ESF maintains standards and high expectations of its staff and student body. We respect discipline, courtesy and do not lower these standards to court popularity. We insist, being parents ourselves, that our students work hard, behave well and are a credit to the school and their parents. We accept no less than this.

The school is organised according to traditional English school practice, emphasising high academic standards, good student attitudes and firm discipline, together with a clear understanding of the particular  needs of each students attending ESF.
The underlying philosophy is that, irrespective of race, colour or language, it is the right of every child to be educated.

The English School Fahaheel recognizes the need for all students to be made aware of the demands placed upon them for Further Education and the world of work.Students must be taught how to apply their existing skills and knowledge to new situations; they also need to be taught the value of different learning strategies.

The English School Fahaheel provides a well-balanced curriculum, allowing time for the arts and sciences to be studied in depth, and for these to complement each other. ESF recognises that mutual respect between staff and students is necessary for excellence to be achieved. This is essential. Similarly, students are expected to be serious about their work, appearance and behaviour, together with their commitment to extra-curricular activities, for these play a most important role in each student's personal growth.

Students are living in a technological world where all forms of Information and Communication Technology are essential to the future development of each student, in every respect. The provision of, and priority given to, ICT facilities and development within The English School Fahaheel is indicative of this high commitment.


The aims of The English School Fahaheel are to enable its students

  • To develop self-awareness, a positive self-image and the confidence to take advantage of opportunities to develop their own talents and personalities.
  • To develop lively and enquiring minds, the ability to question and reason, to solve problems in an imaginative way.
  • To develop the skills necessary to work confidently and sensitively in collaboration with other students.
  • To acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for adult life.
  • To acquire a reasoned set of attitudes, to respect and tolerate others' races, religions and ways of life.
  • To understand the social, economic, political, scientific and technological issues that we face in life, the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
  • To promote their own good health and physical development.
  • To heighten their awareness and understanding of the environment and environmental issues.

These aims are built on the following principles:

  • Teacher-student relationships established upon mutual respect.
  • The provision of a friendly environment, both in and out of class, which is stimulating, purposeful, caring and supportive.
  • Equal opportunities for all.
  • The provision of a variety of learning experiences that are interesting, challenging and differentiated to meet the needs of all students.
  • The provision of opportunities for students to work independently and at times co-operatively with their peers.