|Pakistan International School of Cairo|
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29 Taha Hussein Street, Gezira Island
|Grades||Kindergarten to Class XII (HSSC)|
or CIE AS/A Level (GCE)
|Language||Urdu, English, Arabic, French|
Pakistan International School Cairo (Arabic: ? ? ?, Urdu: ? ? , abbreviated as PISOC) is a Pakistan International School located in Zamalek, Gezira Island in Cairo, Egypt. Established in 1982, the school serves students from age 3 (montessori) to age 18 (HSSC or IGCSE/AS/A level). The school is operated by the Embassy of Pakistan in Cairo.
Pakistan International School of Cairo opened in 1982. The school primarily sought to cater to the needs of children of the Pakistani community living in Cairo. However, in order to maintain the optimal teacher-student ratio in every class, the school opened its doors to the children of other expatriates. Pakistan International School of Cairo is operated by a Board of Governors, which is chaired by the Ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt. Every effort is made to select members of the board from different walks of life, to benefit from their experiences and ideas. Preference is given to the community but parent representatives are also welcomed.
The primary Curriculum in English, Maths and Science is affiliated with the University of Cambridge Primary Programme. Other subjects taken by the students are: Social Studies, Urdu/French/Arabic, Ethics/Islamic Studies, Physical Education, Art, Music.
The Secondary Curriculum in English, Maths and Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) is also affiliated with the University of Cambridge Checkpoint Syllabi. Other subjects taken by the students are: History, Geography, General Studies (Year 7), Urdu/French/Arabic, Islamic Studies/Ethics, Physical Education, Art, Music, EBA (Economics, Business Studies, Accounting-Year 9)
Students of years 10,11 and 12 study for the IGCSE and GCE AS and A levels with mostly Cambridge and some Edexcel subjects.
Speech contests, tableau, singing, ballet, music, quiz, Art, Science and Social sciences Exhibitions and Sports are a regular features of the School Calendar. Study/excursion trips are also arranged under the supervision of the teachers.
All students are assigned a house group at PISC and sporting events are held on the basis of inter-house competitions. The house with the most points at the end of the year is awarded a champions trophy.
All classes have timetabled Physical Education lessons conducted both in the school premises and sometimes outside. Under the supervision of P.E. teachers, the students participate in the following games/sports: