At Bahrain Elementary School, we believe in students, parents, and community leaders working together in partnership with teachers. Bahrain Elementary School supports programs that encourage parent involvement. Parent Night, parent teacher conferences, parent advisory groups, awards programs, classroom volunteers, parents as resource persons in the classroom and parent chaperones are just a few of the ways parents are included in the day-to-day life of our school.
Bahrain, a group of 33 islands, with an area of 707 square kilometers, is situated in the Arabian Gulf, off the east coast of Saudi Arabia. The local time is GMT + 3 hours. The country is widely respected by the international community for its progressive policies and programs, thanks to the judicious leadership of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and his wise government, led by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman, the Prime Minister and the continuous support of His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Crown Prince and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force. His Majesty, the King Shaikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, came to power on the 6th of March 1999, following the path of the late Amir. His Majesty the King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa has continued in steering the country towards prosperity, glory and success. Evidence of these achievements are found in every sector of the economy and is a source of pride and inspiration.
Bahrain has an independent legal and judicial system with a framework of commercial laws and, on this strength and its well-developed infrastructure, has become an international and GCC arbitration center. Arabic is the official language, although English is widely understood and it's used by most businesses. Islam is the official religion of Bahrain although places of worship of other faiths exist on the island. The climate is hot in summer and mild in winter. From November to April is very pleasant, with temperatures from 15 to 24 degrees Celsius (59-76 Fahrenheit.) Temperatures are coolest between December and March when northerly winds prevail. From July to September temperatures average 36 degrees Celsius (97 Fahrenheit) with high humidity.
Military recreational facilities include a bowling alley, gymnasiums, a movie theater, tennis courts, Armed Forces Radio and Television. The Bahraini Dinar is the currency used on the economy, while military and government facilities use dollars. Full banking services are available through Navy Federal Credit Union. ATMs are available on base.
Teachers are not eligible for government housing. Apartments and houses on the economy are available through commercial agencies. Electricity is 220 volts, 50 cycles. American appliances require a transformer, which can be purchased at post exchanges.
New or used vehicles may be purchased locally. Repair facilities are available for both American and foreign vehicles. Licensing and registration procedures are handled within the community.