What to expect

LISG believes the elementary years are critical in building a strong foundation of learning for students. Our teachers emphasize literacy and numeracy skills using student-centered learning approaches so that our girls take ownership of their learning. A strong emphasis on literacy is promoted through reading, writing, and speaking in both English and Arabic classes to help our students develop proficiency in comprehension and communication. Students participate in a variety of assessments and activities which enables us to measure their progress and better guide our practices. At LISG, we thrive to provide a learning environment that promotes a love for learning for all.

“Through the application of Edtech, we aim to make the access to learning anytime and anywhere possible.”

At LISG, we recognize that in today’s interconnected and technology-centric world, the learning environment can be virtual, online, remote as well as the physical place of learning such as a classroom or library. Through the application of Edtech, we aim to make the access to learning anytime and anywhere possible.

Developing students’ critical thinking and social engagement with Edtech is an essential ingredient to modern pedagogy.

The Liwa Education E-Learning portal is designed to support parents, students, and teachers to make effective use of the online learning opportunities within our schools to support achievement and engagement across all our subject areas.

We encourage you to take the time to understand more about the products and applications on offer and how they can be used to support anytime, anywhere learning and engagement.

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International Assessments

MAP® Growth™

MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. Timely, easy-to-use reports help teachers teach, students learn, and administrators lead.Every question on a MAP Growth assessment is calibrated to RIT scale. Because the equal-interval scale is continuous across grades, educators can trust it to track longitudinal growth over a student’s entire career. Putting assessment into action means using MAP Growth data to pinpoint the instructional areas where students are ready to tackle—whether they are on, above, or below grade level. It reveals how much growth has occurred between testing events and, when combined with our norms, shows projected proficiency. Educators can track growth through the school year and over multiple years.

Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4) is a diagnostic assessment designed to help students and their teachers understand how they learn and what their academic potential might be. It assesses how students think in areas known to make a difference in learning. CAT4 is available at seven different levels of difficulty. Schools use a child’s performance in a CAT4 to judge progress over the academic year and to make decisions regarding setting and streaming according to ability. It is a way for a school to understand a student’s strengths and weaknesses and to personalize learning and adapt teaching.

Beyond the classrooms

Our girls are learning even outside our classrooms. We offer academic and non-academic extracurricular activities throughout the year and run several school-wide events. Our girls participate in international awareness days, assemblies, workshops, and field trips. We have an active student council that encourages our girls to take on leadership roles so that they may be active members of the wider community.

Our values

The core values that sit at the heart of the school and will be modeled by staff and promoted in the students through our teaching, learning and everyday practice are:






Pastoral care

LISG offers comprehensive pastoral care. Our girls are supported by our class teachers, teaching assistants, section supervisors, and the leadership team at LISG. From the moment they arrive at school in the morning to parent collection time, our students’ happiness and safety are at the heart of everything we do. Attendance is monitored very closely and parents are contacted by the Social worker if there are any concerns. Equally, if parents have any concerns with their children, they can contact the school and arrange to meet with the class teacher, supported by the social worker or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Wraparound care

We have two full-time social workers that can provide social counseling. We have an SEN department that can provide academic and social support.

Our teachers

At LISG we hire teachers with education, experience, and a passion for education. Each class consists of a teacher and a teaching assistant which partner together to provide a robust learning environment for our students. Our diverse team brings their expertise and innovative ideas to the school from all over the world. Our team is constantly engaged in developing and improving by participating in learning opportunities throughout the year.

Transition to secondary school

We believe that the transition from the Elementary Section to Middle School is an exciting time for the students. They can expect to gain new friendships, more independence, and experience a broad range of new activities. Our role is to prepare them by empowering their self-esteem, and confidence and making them familiar with their new routines and responsibilities. We work in partnership with our Middle School colleagues to provide transition activities that enable the students to feel safe and ready for this next step. These involve visits and meetings with Middle School staff in preparation for the start of the academic year.

Frequently asked questions

Grade 1-3 study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, English Social Studies, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, UAE Social Studies, Music, Art, Discovery, and Library. Grade 4&5 students study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, English Social Studies, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, UAE Social Studies, Music, Art, Library, Textiles, and Food Technology.

Monday to Thursday
7:30 AM – 2:45 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 11:45 AM
We expect all students to arrive on time.

We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50 pm to 3:30 pm.

LISG believes in integrating technology in our education. We use the following platforms to ensure teaching and learning is strengthened: Exact Path, Raz Kids, Time Table Rockstars and Study Island.

The Homeroom Teacher will provide all login details for online platforms.

If you have any concerns about your child’s progress, we ask that you talk to your child’s class teacher. You can discuss anything to do with your child’s academic success and pastoral concerns with them. Teachers are busy throughout the day, but always aim to respond within 24 hours.

Situated in the heart of Al Ain

Liwa International School for Girls

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