Elementary School - the heart and soul of ISG Dammam - the place where the wondrous, panoramic journey begins - the place where our youngsters take their first unsure steps towards independence, embarking on their journey of lifelong learning, where they learn to read, write, and spell their first words, where they form their first friendships, make wonderful memories and get initiated into a world of discovery - the place where they get their first brush with real life, all safely ensconced in the safe, nurturing hands of caring teachers. The world of numbers, phonics, colors and varied knowledge opens up to them as they grow, year by year, multiplying their experiences manifold, slowly emerging from their cocoons, turning out to be the contributing, productive members of society we have all dreamed they will be.
At ISG Dammam Elementary School, teachers make the old adage, “Learning is Fun” assume a larger-than-life meaning. The stimulating, hands-on curriculum ensures children genuinely enjoy every single day of their school life, looking forward each year to the myriad activities the school offers. Fall Festival, International Week, Speak Out, and Friendship Week, coupled with regular field trips, movie days, and sporting events are just some of the regular events enjoyed by the students.
ISG Dammam's new Balanced Literacy initiative ensures we produce robust, tech-savvy, well-rounded, well-informed youngsters. We recognize and acknowledge the differences and uniqueness of each child, and we stoke their inherent strengths and natural curiosities to give them responsible voice and choice in their development and learning. We also inculcate in them the responsible use of technology, advocating safety rules that ensure their total privacy and safety. Our Writer’s Workshop and Reader’s Workshop programs equip our students to become avid readers and prolific writers where students are able to talk about their thinking, challenge their ideas, grow new ideas, and put their thoughts into action, culminating in the annual Literary Fair. Through a partnership with parents and teachers, we aim to create an engaging, collaborative environment. Through this collaboration, our aim is to create a body of learners that will have the skills to be the change agents of today’s world.
At ISG Dammam Elementary School, we realize the importance of extracurricular activities as well. We further help our students develop balanced personalities through our after-school program, where students have access to Art and Cooking clubs, Reading clubs, Chess clubs, Speech clinics, Volleyball and Soccer clubs. Our co-curricular subjects like Art, Music, and PE further enrich and add to our students’ treasure trove of knowledge, helping them evolve into sensible and responsible world citizens.