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testing-the-young-what-is-the-pointThere are still some schools here in Dubai seem to make their students take lots and lots of tests. Spelling; Maths; Weekly, End of Topic; End of Semester; the list seems to be endless. But what is the point? Why do we need to test so much?

We want to know what a child has learned, of course. When we teach a child we need to know that they have learned something, but this then leads to the question “How can we find out?” The easiest way is to give children a set of questions, highlighting the things we want to know they have learned, and then encourage them to give the answers we want. Regurgitating facts is one of the tried and tested ways that we can get children to repeat back to us the things that we think they ought to know. And there lies the problem. Repeating information has very little to do with learning. Read more

hartland-international-schoolHartland 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

hartland-international-schoolSeptember 2015 enrolment commences at Discovery Centre

Sobha Group has launched its first venture in the education sector with the announcement of Hartland International School Dubai. The School will be situated in the Sobha Hartland area of Dubai, 3km from the Burj Khalifa and within the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City.

Enrolment for the September 2015 start date has commenced at the ‘Discovery Centre’ on the 5th floor of Sobha Sapphire tower in Business Bay. The ‘Discovery Centre’ is designed to give parents and prospective students a first-hand experience of the School as well as all elements of the facilities. Hartland International launches at a time where the UAE is set to be a major driver for the region’s education sector with 30,000 new school places expected in Dubai over the next two years alone.

With a built-up area of 30,807 sqm, the School will operate under the National Curriculum of England through an innovative, day-boarding model and students will be prepared for International GCSEs. Graduates from Hartland International will be also be provided with the option to study for an International Baccalaureate Diploma. Read more

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