FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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KICS is located on the southern edge of Khartoum in Wad Madani/Soba Road, adjacent to Hai Al Raki.

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The maximum number of students in Little KICS & Reception Class is 18 students and in Year 1-Year 11 is 20 students. There is no restriction on student numbers in the IB Diploma Programme (Years 12-13).

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In order to preserve and promote the school’s international composition and outlook 50% of the places are reserved for expatriate students and up to 50% for local students.

Also, as per school policy, no single nationality can exceed 50% of the available places in any class, however this restriction does not apply for the IB Diploma Programme (Years 12-13).

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In Primary Section (Little KICS-Year 6):
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). Please follow this link for more information: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/

In Secondary Section (Years 7-13):
The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) in Years 7-9. Please follow this link for more information: https://fieldworkeducation.com/curriculums/middle-years

The IGCSE curriculum in Years 10-11. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org  

IB Diploma Programme in Years 12-13. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/

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Yes, in Primary Section (Years 1- 6) KICS offers Arabic as a Second Language and in Secondary Section (Years 7- 13) Arabic, French and Spanish ab Initio are offered.

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Yes, as international IB World School with more than 50 student nationalities, KICS accepts, caters for and supports students who don't speak, read or write English through its English as an Additional Language Programme (EAL). The Student Support Services Department (SSS) offers various levels of support in English language.

For more information please follow this link: http://www.kics.sd/kics-learning/article/student-support-services

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KICS faculty body is comprised of a qualified team of teachers with considerable teaching experience in international schools and many with experience in IB World Schools. The diverse background of our faculty body offers an extensive skill set in sports, languages and arts thereby facilitating the provision of a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme to our students.

KICS faculty members come from different countries like the UK, Sudan, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand in addition to support staff of other nationalities.

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KICS operates in two semesters with the academic year usually starting in mid-August and finishing in early June. A two to three weeks break is given in December to conclude the first semester and a longer summer break in June and July to conclude the academic year. In total we aim at having a minimum of 180 instructional days. 

For more information about the KICS calendar main dates, please follow this link: http://www.kics.sd/kics-admission/main-calendar-dates

 

 

 

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School days are Sunday-Thursday and school hours are 7:30am-2:30pm. Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) take place 2:30pm-3:30pm.

 

 

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Yes, KICS offers a wide range of ECAs for Years 1-13 after school hours (2:30- 3:30pm), and some over the weekend, throughout the academic year.

These activities include: Football, Basketball, Swimming, Water Sports, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Horse Riding, Golf, Badminton, Tennis,  Table Tennis, Arts & Crafts, Model United Nations (MUN), Debating, Science Clubs, Cooking, Voice, Instrumental Tuition Programme (ITP), Games and Puzzles. Please note that some activities are offered on seasonal/rotational basis and some are offered throughout the academic year.

For more information please visit the ECAs page: http://www.kics.sd/kics-learning/article/extra-curriculam-activites

 

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You can apply to KICS any time during the academic year (August-June) and during the summer break (June-July) however applications are only processed and admissions assessment/exams conducted during the academic year. 

Applications received over the summer break will be processed in first two weeks of August or upon the family’s arrival in Khartoum.

 

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The KICS application requirements are as follows: 

  1. Completed KICS Online Application Form (link to be requested from Admissions Director).
  2. Copy of applicant’s passport.
  3. 2 photos of applicant (soft copies are also acceptable).
  4. Vaccinations Records.
  5. Yellow Fever Card for IB Diploma Programme applicants (Year 12).
  6. Latest school reports.
  7. For IB Diploma Programme applicants (Year 12) copies of Years 10-11 for both semesters are required.
  8. High School Transcript if a student is applying for Years 10-13.
  9. For Years 10-12 applicants Subject Options Forms will be emailed to parents upon receipt of the application form.
  10. Name and email address of applicant’s last school Principal/Counsellor so the KICS Confidential Recommendation Form can be emailed for completion as part of the application requirements.
  11. Application Fee to be paid at the KICS Cashier Office or upon arrival in Khartoum for overseas families.
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Yes, upon receipt of the complete application file, and as per the KICS Admissions Policy, all applicants must be assessed prior to being offered a confirmed place at KICS. 

This is a standard procedure done for all applicants to confirm age/class placement and to ensure appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy that will enable the student to benefit from the educational programmes offered at KICS. 

Additionally, information obtained from the admissions assessments will also indicate if the student would require any support from the Student Support Services Department (SSS), e.g. EAL.

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Upon receipt of a complete application file, overseas families who wish to guarantee a confirmed place at KICS before their arrival in Khartoum may elect the option of overseas admissions assessments. This option is offered only for families applying to Year 3-12 and provided that the applicant’s current school agree to administer the admissions assessments and return the completed papers to the Admissions Director either by email or courier.

Families who choose this option will need to provide contact details (name and email address) of their child’s current school. The Admissions Director will then contact the person in charge and email the admissions assessments. Upon receipt of the completed assessments a final decision will be made and communicated to families.

For Infants Section applicants (Little KICS, Reception Class and Year 1-2) admissions assessments can only be done physically on campus by KICS teachers.

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Generally, the final decision is communicated to parents within one week after the applicant is assessed, however in some cases this period may be extended if more information is needed and parents will be advised accordingly.
For overseas applicants (Year 3-12), a decision is communicated within one week after receiving the completed overseas admissions assessments but this period may also be extended if more information is needed and parents will be advised accordingly.

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Yes, all Little KICS-Year 11 students have to wear school uniform which can be purchased from the KICS Uniform Shop. 

Polo shirt, sports T-shirts, sports bags & shorts, fleeces, hats, swimwear, goggles, horse riding T-shirts, pants and boots are all available for purchase at the KICS Uniform Shop. 

Furthermore, trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, shoes and socks are not sold at KICS and the three acceptable colours are black, navy blue or kaki beige. Jeans and denim are not accepted as school uniform.

IB DP Programme students (Year 12-13) don’t wear KICS uniform but have a Student Dress Code which they have to abide by to ensure that they come to school looking neat and smart.

 

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Yes, KICS Cafeteria serves all Years 3-13 students. It offers a wide range of sandwiches, snacks, hot dishes, fruits and fresh juices. Vegetarian options are also available. KICS Café also offers a wide range of cold & hot drinks, pastries, sandwiches, cakes and is open to IB Diploma Programme students, parents, staff and visitors.

Furthermore, if parents wish for their children to us the school cafeteria then they must make an advanced payment at the KICS Cashier Shop, as students are not allowed to pay in cash. 

Please note that KICS Cafeteria does not cater for Infant Section students (Little KICS, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) so parents must send packed meals with their children.

Finally, KICS implements a healthy Fatour (breakfast) policy and guidelines on what can be sent to school are provided on the Parents Handbooks which will be emailed upon acceptance at KICS.

 

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Yes, KICS offers a door-to-door bus service for all Little KICS-Year 13 students.

Confirmation of availability of route, vacancies and pick up and drop off times will be communicated within 3 working days upon submission of the KICS Bus Form which is provided by Admissions Director in the Enrolment Pack which is given to all new families.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 health & safety measures, the bus service for the Academic Year 2020-21 is suspended until further notice.

For more information about the KCS bus service, please follow this link: http://www.kics.sd/kics-services/article/bus-services

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Please contact the Admissions Director to request school fees and payment policies at: (shaza.bushara@kicsnet.org).

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KICS offers financial assistance to existing KICS families only who have children in the Secondary Section (Year 7-11) through the DAL Group Bursaries Schemes.

For more information please follow this link: http://www.kics.sd/kics-admission/article/tution-fees 

KICS also offers IB Diploma Programme Scholarships at various levels for current KICS students as well as external students from other local schools in Khartoum or overseas.

For more information please contact the Admissions Director at: (shaza.bushara@kicsnet.org).

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Admissions assessments are different for each year group, however in general applicants are assessed for their levels of English, Mathematics and Cognitive Abilities.