The Idrissi Story
At the heart of the Idrissi School’s story is a dream of a school that focuses on the whole child again. The school was conceived by founders – who are themselves parents – who believe that learning should not be limited to the classroom, or that memorising is the only way to learn.
Idrissi School is a community within a community. We inculcate a three-sided partnership where teachers, parents, and students assume a shared responsibility to make the school a success and to develop wholesome children. We draw upon the strengths and talents of parents – the original home educators – to create a positive impact and outcome on our student’s learning. Parents are encouraged to engage with the teachers, provide feedback, volunteer at school and/or collaborate with the community. We encourage parents to attend school events, children’s performance, chaperone school field trips, support with events, enrich our curriculum by sharing their experiences and skills, and assist our teachers and staff in numerous ways. Building upon this partnership allows parents to have a deeper bond with their children and a more meaningful relationship between the school and parents in shared decision making and school improvement efforts.
Idrissi School is also pioneering education that combines sustainability with Islamic virtues. We are proud to be the world’s only and first Islamic Eco-School. The school’s just-like-home environment is the backdrop to a curriculum that is both formal and informal.
Our other specialities include a small patch garden for students to grow their own vegetables which, upon harvesting, are enjoyed at our airy rooftop cafeteria. Our yard is an extension of the indoor learning classroom, brought out to the open air. We do composting, care for our pet goats and chickens, and recycle waste materials. Meanwhile, the basketball, futsal and football courts offer the children the chance to run around before, after or in between classes.