The first Cambridge International School in Kurdistan was established in 2010. Today, we have several schools providing an internationally recognised education in Kurdistan have solidly developed and tested best practices and policies.
All teaching is conducted in English by our highly qualified international and local teachers who are all proficient speakers of English. English is the language of communication not only in the classrooms but also in the corridors and the staff room promoting an international atmosphere in all our schools. The diversity of the teaching staff strongly supports the international character of our schools. CISK also teaches Kurdish and Arabic that are the official languages in Iraq.
There are two parent meetings per academic year; a parent meeting in each grade at the beginning of the academic year, and a meeting at the end of term two. Individual parent meetings are conducted whenever needed or requested by the parents.
A safe and orderly school environment in which teachers can teach and students can learn is highly promoted in our schools. Staff members dress in a professional manner and are addressed by titles such as Mr./Ms./Dr followed by their first name. Good classroom management is applied by teachers. Students line up punctually outside their classrooms in the morning. Graffiti is not tolerated anywhere and floors are kept garbage free. School toilets are kept fresh and clean. Good manners are taught such as "Yes, please" and "No, thank you". Any bullying is acted upon with the highest degree of urgency and seriousness. The principal is present, visible and alert on a daily basis to support staff members implementing these values.
Suggestions and feedback from parents are highly appreciated as we always strive to make our schools even better.