Arabic, Islamic Studies & Social Studies

Arabic is an extremely important part of the curriculum at Star. Children will develop their confidence and ability when it comes to reading and writing in Arabic. Whether your child is confident with Arabic already or they are a learner of the language, our knowledgeable Arabic staff will ensure they make progress during their time at our school.

As per the rules and regulations in the UAE, it is mandatory for:

  • All Muslim students to study Islamic Education from Year 2 to Year 13 inclusive; our Star vision is to teach The Holy Quran and the Islamic manners to FS2 and Year 1.
  • All Arab students (registered at the school with an Arab passport) must study Arabic as a first language from Year 2 to Year 13 inclusive; our Star vision is to teach Arabic to FS1, FS2 and Year 1.                                                    
  • All students registered at the school with a non-Arab passport must study Arabic as an additional language from Year 2 to Year 10 inclusive.  They also have the option to study Arabic as a first language.

Islamic Education

Islamic Education is a subject taught for Muslim students. It is taught in Arabic for native speakers, and in English for those students who speak Arabic as an additional language.

In Islamic lessons, children will have plenty of opportunities to develop their understanding of the religion. At Star International School, Mirdif, we bring our community together to celebrate all aspects of the Islamic religion.

The Islamic department follows the Ministry of Education syllabus. The learning of Islamic concepts is combined with practical examples related to real life experiences. Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers explain prescribed Islamic topics that include Hadiths, Aqidah (Faith), and Akhlaq (Manners), Islamic History and Islamic Social Studies, together with the appropriate Surahs from the Noble Qu’ran.


Social Studies

Our Social Studies lessons provide children with in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding of the culture, heritage and traditions of the UAE and the Middle East.

Social Studies lessons follow the UAE Ministry of Education syllabus and are taught from Years 2 to 11. Through engaging projects and discussions, the students develop their critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and presentation skills.

As well as allocated Social Studies lessons, an awareness of UAE history, geography and traditions is embedded throughout the curriculum.