Q. Where is KICS located?

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


Q. What is the maximum number of students per class?

A. The maximum number of students per class in Little KICS & Reception is 18, in Year 1- Year 11 is 20 and unlimited for the IB Diploma Programme (Years 12-13).

Q. What is the percentage of local to expatriate students in the school?

A. 50% of the places are reserved for expatriate students and up to 50% for local students. In order to preserve and promote the school’s international composition and outlook, no single national group can exceed 50% of the available places in any class. This restriction does not apply for the IB Diploma Programme.

Q. What is the curriculum taught at KICS?

A. Primary Section (Little KICS- Year 6): the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP): www.ibo.org

Middle School (Years 7-9): a school-based curriculum which is modeled in part on the IBO’s Middle Years Programme, melding traditional school subjects with an interdisciplinary approach in order to relate school work to the real world. Additionally, as of August 2017 KICS will implement the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC): http://www.greatlearning.com/imyc/

Senior Section: IGCSE curriculum in Years 10-11: www.cie.org.uk and the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12-13: www.ibo.org


Q. Does KICS offer any other language besides English?

A. Yes, KICS offers Arabic Language in Primary Section (Years 1-6) and Arabic, French and Spanish ab Initio at the Senior Section (Years 7- 13).

Q. Does KICS cater for students who don't speak English?

A. Yes, as international IB World School with more than 48 student nationalities on its roll, KICS caters for students who don't speak, read or write English through its English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme. The Student Support Services (SSS) Department provides various levels of support in English language. For more  detailed information please visit: (http://www.kics.sd/index.php/student-learning/student-support-services).


Q. What are the nationalities of KICS teachers and what are their qualifications?

A. KICS faculty comprises a qualified team of teachers with considerable teaching experience in international schools and many with experience in IB World Schools as well as IB workshop leaders or examiners. Their diverse backgrounds offer extensive skills in sports, languages and arts, facilitating the provision of a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme to our students.
KICS faculty comes from different countries but mainly from the UK, Sudan, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Q. What is the school calendar?

KICS has two semsters and the academic year starts in mid-August and ends end of May with a 2-3 weeks break in December and longer summer holiday in June and July. In total we aim at having a minimum of 181 instructional days.

Q. What are school days and hours?

School days are Sunday to Thursday and school starts for all students at 7:30am and finishes at 1:00pm for Little KICS & Reception Class and at 2:30pm for Years 1-13.


Q. Does KICS offer any Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs)?

A. Yes, KICS offers a wide range of ECAs for Years 1-13 after school hours, and some over the weekend throughout the academic year. These activities include: Football, Basketball, Swimming, Water Sports, Horse Riding, Golf, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Arts & Crafts, MODEL United Nations (MUN), Debating, Science Clubs, Cooking, Gymnastics, Voice, Instrumental Tuition Programme (ITP), Games and Puzzles, Judo and oothers. For more information please visit the ECAs page: http://www.kics.sd/index.php/school-life/extracurricular-activities

Q. When can I submit an application to KICS?

A. You can submit an application to KICS any time during the academic year (August- May) and during the summer break (June- July). Applications are processed during the academic year but not over the summer break (June & July).

Q. What documentation do I need to submit to apply to KICS:

A. To apply to KICS, the following application requirements must be submitted:
1. Completed KICS Online Application Form (please check with Registrar).
2. Copy of applicant’s passport.
3. Two photos of applicant.
4. Application fee.
5. Recent school report.
 
Additionally:
Applicants for Year 10/11 and 12/13 must also submit the IGCSE and IB Diploma Options Forms, which are made available by the Registrar.


Q. Do all applicants need to take the admissions assessed?

A. Yes, as per the KICS Admissions Policy, all applicants must be assessed prior to being offered a confirmed place. This is a standard procedure for all applicants to confirm class placement and ensure appropriate levels of numeracy and literacy that will enable the student to benefit from the educational programmes offered at KICS.


Q. What is the nature of your assessments?

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

Q. How are overseas applications processed?

A. Upon receipt of the complete application file, overseas families who wish to guarantee confirmed places for their children at KICS before their arrival in Khartoum may elect the option of Overseas Admissions Assessments. This option is offered for students applying for Years 3-13. Families can provide contact details of their child’s current school and the Registrar will arrange to send the assessment papers via email provided that the school is willing to administer and return the completed papers via email or courier.


Q. How long does it take for parents to be informed of the school’s decision?

A. Generally the decision is communicated to the family within one week, however in some cases, this period can be extended if more information is needed and parents will be advised accordingly.

Q. Do students at KICS wear school uniform?

A. Yes, students in Little KICS to Year 11 have to wear school uniform. KICS uniform is intended to offer a practical way of ensuring that children arrive at school looking smart and neat, whilst also ensuring that there are no opportunities for flamboyant or unnecessarily ‘fashionable’ clothing. There remains some choice in what is to be worn, which offers a degree of latitude for individual preferences. top wear (polo shirt, sports T-shirts, fleeces, caps…etc) are available for purchase from the KICS Uniform Shop however trousers, shorts, dresses, shoes and socks are not sold in school.
For IB DP Programme (Year 12 to 13) students don’t have to wear uniform but they have to follow the Student Dress Code.

Q. Does KICS Provide lunch for students?

A. Yes, KICS Cafeteria serves students from Years 3-13 as well as staff and parents. It offers a wide range of sandwiches, snacks, hot dishes, fruits, fresh juices…..etc; vegetarian options are also provided. Additionally, KICS Café offers a wide range of cold and hot drinks, pastries, sandwiches, cakes…..etc and is open to IB Diploma students, parents, staff and visitors.

Please note that the KICS Cafeteria doesn't cater for Infant Section (Little KICS, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) so parents must send packed lunch with their children. Guidelines on what can be sent to school will be provided to parents.


 
Q. Does KICS have a bus service?

A. Yes, KICS offers a door-to -door bus service for all year groups. Confirmation of availability of route, vacancies and pick up/drop off times will be communicated within 3 working days upon submission of the Bus Form to the School Registrar. For more information about the KCS bus service, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q. What are the KICS Fees?

Please contact the school Registrar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to request fees.

Q. Does KICS provide any financial assistance?

A. Yes, KICS offer financial assistance through the DAL Group Scholarship & Bursaries schemes. Please check this link for more information: http://www.kics.sd/index.php/admission/tuition-and-fees

Additionally, KICS offers IB Diploma Scholarships for students wishing to join the IB Diploma Programme (Years 12-13). Please contact the school Registrar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.