September will witness the opening of a new school in Dubai - The Swiss International Scientific School. The school will be a leading bilingual international school where future generations will be inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners, ready to embrace the opportunities and challenges in a global world.
The school will offer the full continuum International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in English or in two bilingual English-French and English-German sections. The state-of-the art campus will be located within Dubai Healthcare City zone 2, adjacent to Dubai Creek, near the Creek Metro Station, at the foot of Business Bay Bridge and opposite Festival City.
The Swiss International Scientific School Dubai would like to invite you to their first Meet the Head of School Event on the 8th of February 2015 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai Marina in Salamar Lounge from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. Read more
The first few months of the new year seem to fly by, blink and the next school break is already upon you. If your children’s school has a half-term break that seems to have snuck up on you and you’re on the look out for a Half-Term Camp to keep them occupied then don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a (growing) list of what’s on offer for 2015. Read more
Becoming an expat is exciting and daunting all at the same time. Children process things differently however, their world is small, cosy, familiar and comfortable. We spend an awful lot of time as parents building a routine for our children and moving to a foreign country can threaten to upset this and put undue stress on a child. Although moving with your kids to Dubai was initially your decision, you can and should involve them in the decision making process with regards to aspects of their move. Read more
Hartland International School have organized a ‘Meet the Principal’ event at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club on Saturday 31st of January at 9.30am until 12.30pm. The Founding Principal, Dr. Paul Silverwood, the Head of Primary Ms. Melissa McBride and Early Years Coordinator, Ms. Vanessa Temple will be available to meet parents and explain the ethos of the School. Hartland International School are offering something unique to Dubai with its curriculum design and longer school that focuses on the individual attention of each child. Visit the Arabian Ranches on Saturday to find out more. Read more
Reading is a favourite past time of many expats whether it’s a book about Dubai or the latest thriller. Amongst the expat community there are many “book-clubs” which is a great way of meeting people and learning about new titles. Even with the popularity of the Kindle a favourite past-time of many expats in their home countries would have been to visit the local library and even in this ultra-modern city this is still possible at The Old Library.
The Old Library is Dubai’s leading English Language Lending Library with over 1800 family and individual members. It is a non-profit organisation which is run entirely by volunteers as a service to the Dubai community. The Library is part of the Dubai Community Theatre and Art Centre (DUCTAC) which is located at the Mall of the Emirates on Sheikh Zayed Road in Al Barsha. Read more
Westonbirt School is an Independent Boarding and Day School for girls aged 11-18 in the heart of the English countryside. Their Headmistress, Mrs Natasha Dangerfield and their Director of Admissions, Mrs Patricia Stevenson will be travelling to the Middle East from Monday 2 March – Friday 6 March and will be delighted to meet with families, schools or agents who are keen to learn more about Westonbirt School.
There will be a presentation on the benefits of an education at a top UK girls’ boarding school and information about the entry process.
If you are unable to attend one of the receptions they will be available to meet families by appointment.