Online registrations for the new academic year 2019-2020 are now closed. Subject to availability of seats, parents will be contacted in April 2019

Welcome to Dubai Gem

When we look at Dubai Gem today, we see not only a full-fledged institution, but also a school which creates a nurturing environment for students. It is a renowned for its academic accomplishments, unity, and notable professional teaching staff. Currently, Dubai Gem is based on two sites: a Nursery located in Al Hudaiba, and the Foundation, Primary and Secondary School situated in Oud Metha.

Dubai Gem follows the British Curriculum leading to ‘O’, ‘AS’, ‘A’ Levels. It is affiliated to the Cambridge University of London and is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Dubai. The school aims at developing an international tone and providing an educational atmosphere that promotes  responsibility and choice. Emphasis is placed on the active participation of students in all fields, leading to their overall progress. The language of instruction and communication is English and the majority of text books used is imported from the United Kingdom.

Message from the Principal

Principal’s Newsletter – March 2019

“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”– Anthony Robbins

As we approach the spring holidays, we can look back on a very successful first term.
Students and staff have been involved in a wide range of events and activities, and once again we have enjoyed and celebrated many successes.

Innovation and Creativity:
The Science exhibitions in the Primary and Secondary gave our young scientists an opportunity to be creative and design some innovative experiments and models. The excitement and energetic endeavour to share their ‘inventions’ was heartwarming!

The Commerce department launched the Enterprise Initiative! Students across the school engaged in designing products and marketing strategies to survive in a competitive consumer society. The experience was enlightening and created an awareness in consumer rights and business models.

The first ever DGPS MUN conducted for our students by our students was a tremendous success. The entire programme was managed and conducted by Neil Dadlani and Aditya Ashok, our two passionate and enthusiastic debaters.

The DGPS MUN team that participated in the DIAMUN walked away with 8 out of the 17 prizes and were awarded the best delegation as well. A remarkable feat for our young team.

The Argentinian Theatre group enthralled our students with their musical presentation of ‘Galileo ‘. Exposure to drama, music, song and dance is invaluable and deepens the understanding and appreciation of language and literature.

Annual Athletic Meet:
The revised format in the Primary provided opportunities to further strengthen the House spirit and foster healthy competition across the year groups. The students encouraged, supported and cheered their teams! A splendid display of camaraderie and solidarity.

Community Service and Outreach Initiatives:
UAE Mother’s Day was celebrated on Thursday 21st March. The Year 5 students delighted the audience with a musical presentation. Mums received vouchers, goody bags and ‘presents’ purchased by their kids from the white elephant stall! A mini carnival was created with mums setting up stalls to sell cookies, cupcakes, brownies and other tasty bites! Our FS students entertained mums and raised funds for their community service initiatives. Appreciate the enthusiastic support from the parents.

Dubai Gem Private Nursery staff led by Rumana continues to outdo themselves with superb events and activities for their little ones. The Mother’s Day programme and the Annual Concert were delightful. Mrs Tasneem Karmali continues to support the Nursery and raise awareness on environmental issues. Her passion for recycling is evident in her creative use of scraps of material and discarded ribbons that she diligently collects and transforms into garments. Our deepest and heartfelt gratitude to the mums who supported the cause and helped raise funds for the Al Jalila Foundations.

The Green Run has become an annual event to raise awareness on environmental issues and provide hands – on experience to run initiatives and campaigns.

Teaching and Learning
The DSIB Annual Inspection was rigorous and intense. The report will be shared with the entire school community as soon as it is released by KHDA.

The final term of the academic year is, as always focused on the Board Examinations and EOY assessments. GL assessments (PTM, PTE, PTS) will also be conducted for students in May.

National Agenda Benchmark Assessments: eTIMSS was successfully completed by our year 5 and Year 9 students and we are confident that our students will exceed the targets set for the school.
Every effort is made to support and develop our students’ skills and abilities. The Quran Recitation Competition was an opportunity to enhance students’ confidence and memorization skills.

Our student leaders will continue to support and encourage their peers to do the best they can and continue to foster positive and respectful engagement within the community. Student empowerment is the core of all our curriculum planning and initiative.

We look forward to welcoming you back to another rewarding and fulfilling term of teaching and learning.

Wishing you Happy and Peaceful holidays.

Humera Ibrahim
Principal

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About Us

Dubai Gem Nursery

 The Nursery is now situated in a new location in Al Hudaiba, on a quiet street with plenty of parking space, spacious area, ample space for outdoor play, gardening and free play. Bright airy classrooms,  “a home away from home”.

Classes are small and activities are  many. Our aim is to simulate young minds by helping them to learn and develop through constructive play. We encourage them to listen and in return we enjoy watching them interact, learning to share and care and look forward to developing their enquiring minds and build their confidence.

Please feel free to visit the Nursery any time between 9:00 -11:00, Sunday – Thursday for a Nursery tour or contact Mrs. Rumana on 0559673757 or 043453550 for further details. There are limited seats as children from  the Nursery get automatically transferred to FS1 in the following year.

Age group – Lower Nursery – 1.3 year -2.3 years (as of September 2018)

Upper Nursery – 2.3  years – 3.2 years (as of September 2018)

 Location of the Nursery: Street 3A, Villa 7, Al Hudaiba

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We at Dubai Gem Private School believe that every child is unique and deserves the best start in life. Children develop and learn fastest in their first years of life. In order to foster this, Dubai Gem  provides a stimulating curriculum and environment to ensure that your child has every opportunity to explore, share experiences and learn basic skills. The Foundation Stage Curriculum begins in Kindergarten and is completed by the end of FS2. There are 7 areas of learning and development in the early years setting. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

The Primary School  is a thriving, happy place where children from many cultural backgrounds are encouraged to work together and “Strive for Excellence”. Our aim is for each individual to attain their best by providing children with a holistic education based on the latest developments in the UK National Curriculum 2014, tailored so that our multi-national students can thrive. We recognise that children have individual learning needs and therefore ensure that each child has an appropriate level of work to challenge them to the best of their capabilities.

The aim of our curriculum is to provide a challenging course of study with high standards that will make the students responsible learners who can not only work collaboratively, but also be accountable for their own academic and developmental progress. Students will graduate as lifelong learners who will make valuable contributions to society. The graduates will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to empower their success in our diverse and interdependent world. Students in Year 7 and Year 8 follow a common curriculum designed to provide a broad and balanced knowledge base and learning skills appropriate to high achieving students. In the year 7 & 8, students choose one language (French, Hindi or Urdu). In addition to the full range of National Curriculum subjects, students study PSHE, Art and Design and Technology.

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