CAIS, the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Group, is hosting two events for potential pupils in the UAE this month. Families are invited to the informal evening reception, where parents and pupils will get a chance to meet representatives from Canada’s top boarding schools, to pick up prospectuses, speak to teachers and find out more about the prestigious Canadian boarding system and educational curricula.
Dubai Reception, October 27, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Read more
Children are spending more and more time staring at a screen, be it a computer, television or video games. It is important for parents to engage their children’s time with hobbies. Besides filling up their spare time, hobbies can also be the start of a lifelong passion. Hobbies give children confidence and a sense of accomplishment, boosting their self-esteem. In order to choose the right hobby for your child,ask yourself what natural talent does your child already have? Is you child creative, athletic, etc.. Read more
For many expatriate families in Dubai, the issue of schooling weighs heavily. The system itself is difficult to navigate and academic standards vary massively across institutions, creating a need for incredible vigilance when prowling prospectuses. Even after a seemingly dream school has been identified, places will inevitably be in short supply; massive over-subscription has led to formidable waiting lists with uncertain outcomes. School hunting in Dubai is labour-intensive and difficult, a war of attrition that can wear out even the stout of heart. When this process goes askew, it is sometimes necessary to seek alternative routes. For many, UK boarding schools present an attractive solution. Read more
Tell us a little about yourself:
Paula: I am from the UK, married to Ben, a Kiwi, and we have two boys aged five and two. I co own bubsboutique an online baby store with Kirsten Fairfield.
Kirsten is also from the UK and is married to a South African. Kirsten has three children aged five, two and nine months.
Bubsboutique was established in 2009. We were one of the first of the on-line stores in the region. Catering primarily for the 0-5 age range, we have sourced brands from around the world, which, are cool and contemporary but don’t compromise on luxury, durability and practicality. As mums ourselves they are often selected as a result of us having tried and tested them so really do get our seal of approval! Read more
Whether you’re a fan of the hit TV musical-drama Glee, a wannabe pop star, or an enthusiastic singer in the shower, Kids Theatre Works! Dubai’s premier theatre school, will give your passion the platform to be heard at the first community ‘Glee Club‘ open to all ages in the UAE.
Set to perform an exciting mix of show-stopping tunes and modern day classics, the ‘Glee Club’ welcomes all ages to join in and aims to bring people together from across walks-of-life and experiences through song. Mother and daughters, cousins and uncles can together share their passion for the stage and work to create a piece that is fun for everyone. Read more