- a school where the children are happy.
- an education geared to get the very best from every child challenging the able to achieve more and encouraging the less able to reach their full potential.
- excellent academic results.
- an individual approach to each child and their education.
- a full programme of activity brimming with opportunity.
- a foundation that nurtures children gives them confidence and competence with which to approach the next stage of their education or the world of work.
- young people who demonstrate Responsibility; Respect; Loyalty and Integrity.
- caring confident citizens for the future.
Our PhilosophyEl Gouna International School (EGIS) is a co-educational school established, as an essential part of the community infrastructure, for International and Egyptian families living in the Red Sea area. EGIS offers instruction in English for children aged three and half and over with a wide range of abilities, without discrimination on the grounds of sex, religion, race or parents' employment.
We believe personal development plays a significant role in academic success and therefore aim to educate the whole child. We are determined to educate young people for life in the 21st century.
This requires them to be able to
- critically appraise the information placed before them.
- operate as a team player as well as have the self confidence to decision make.
- experience the world of work and the expectation of employers.
- understand the global perspective.
- have care and consideration for their fellow citizens.
El Gouna International School was established in 1998. From its humble beginnings, with an initial intake of 33 students, our current study body is made up of just over 550 children with 210 in the British International School and 340 children in the English Language School
In the British International section the curriculum is delivered by predominately British trained teachers who are registered with the UK Department of Education. Teachers in the primary school are supported by local teaching assistants. This section of the school is currently accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools) and BSME (British Schools of the Middle East). In addition the school has to be inspected by the British inspection system and conform to British Schools Overseas teaching and learning standards.
The British National Curriculum is divided into five Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 these cover the teaching and learning for children aged between 4 and 14. Key Stage 4 is the IGCSE course and is followed by AS and A level courses (Key Stage 5) which are required for university entrance in Egypt and around the world.
Principal among our aims is the desire to offer quality academic instruction and pastoral care in a secure and supportive environment that will not only provide for a fulfilling time at EGIS but also facilitate easy movement between educational institutions. Our children are drawn from all over world and it is in a spirit of inclusiveness that we aim to nurture the whole child, providing them with the educational and social experiences that promote the acquisition of knowledge, critical thinking, and a whole host of skills and competences necessary in our culturally diverse and rapidly changing world.
The International School shares its premises with El Gouna Language School, which delivers an Egyptian Curriculum with an emphasis on Higher Level English. The children in the National Language school ranging in age from 3.6 months 17. The school is divided into three sections Primary; Prep and secondary. Children are prepared for the Egyptian National exams which take place at the end of P6 (11 years of age); Prep 3 (14 years of age) and Secondary 3 (17 years of age). Class sizes range from 30 children in some of the primary classes to 15 in the secondary classes. Pupils aim to move to university within Egypt. The National section is overseen by the Ministry of Education inspectorate. The school has produced the best results in the Red Sea Governate for the past five years.
The two sections exist under one umbrella - El Gouna School. Both schools join together regularly for assemblies, extra-curricular activities and major events. Both sections of the school have the opportunity to study the German DSD programme which provides language skills at a level acceptable by German universities. The school is a non-profit organisation and all income is poured back into the school.
We teach with the flexibility that is required to attend to individual needs (especially in language), and to take advantage of the local environment and culture. We value the input from our teachers who are able to bring knowledge, skills and diversity from many parts of the world. We adopt an eclectic approach to instruction that serves the single purpose of providing quality education in a caring environment.