October 7, 2021

Welcome to our DAA Parent Community 

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Welcome Parents to 2021-2022

Can you believe it’s already October? 🍁 

Time sure flies when you’re having fun! We at DAAPA have been having a great time bringing some of our favorite events back, on and off campus.

We hope you’ve had the chance to join our DAAPA grade level breakfast mornings that have been taking place over the past couple of weeks at different venues throughout Dubai. What a wonderful way to meet and connect with other parents!

We would also like to thank you for joining our divisional, virtual coffee mornings with the ES & MS leadership teams. A big shout out to our wonderful ES & MS teams for joining us as well, and for addressing parent’s questions and concerns.

pink day

We are also happy to announce that our first, on campus event after a very long time, is almost here! 

Please join us next Tuesday, October 12 for our annual Pink Day/Cancer awareness bazaar. We’ll be located outside the school’s front entrance for the whole day. Please come out and support us for such a worthwhile cause. There will be many items for sale at our bazaar table. All proceeds will be donated to the Al Jalila foundation to benefit cancer patients. 

Also on this day, there will be a student dress down day, where students can come dressed in pink and/or white and contribute with an optional donation for this charity.

Collection boxes will be placed outside at the bazaar, in the atrium and with divisional secretaries.

Guest Health Speaker

Tune in on Monday 11th October at 9am to listen to Dr Annett’s presentation. The focus  - Early Detection Saves Lives. 

Dr. Annett is a consultant in general and breast surgery in Mediclinic Hospital. She is a German board certified general surgeon and European board certified breast surgeon. Dr. Annett has more than 18 years of experience in the field of general surgery and breast surgery. As a native German, she graduated from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and undertook Breast surgical training including a fellowship in the Brustzentrum Zuerich, Switzerland. She worked in Germany till 2006 then moved to Dubai. Dr. Annett performs a comprehensive range of breast cancer surgeries. She is also part of Mediclinic's multidisciplinary tumor board for breast cancer patients. She is a member of the EUSOMA, German Breast Cancer Society and the German Surgeons' Society.

Topic: Breast  Cancer Awareness / Early Detection Saves Lives 

Time: Oct 11, 2021 09:00 AM Dubai 

Join Zoom Meeting 


Meeting ID: 427 422 8775 

Passcode: 0SeZyn

senior student breakfast

A favorite DAAPA tradition!  This past  Tuesday, Senior moms were able to organize a catered breakfast for our Seniors!! 

Volunteer Groups

As October is usually a very busy month for us, we’re always looking to our parent community for volunteers.

Please join the volunteer groups below:

coming soon...

Country and Language Groups

In the spirit of fostering cultural connections, we have created country and language groups to connect parents who share the same nationality or language within the DAA community.

Please find the below link, and note that there are a few new additions!

If you don't see your country group below, please reach out to DAAPA and we'll help you create one!

Parent-Led Clubs

You can also join our DAAPA led Clubs:

Book club:

Link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Ji3CJaR8cTfGVg0YcdnHi6

The book for November is: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

The book club meets the first Sunday of every month at 8am at the Culinary Boutique- Galleria Mall, Al Barsha. Look forward to discussing The Nightingale on Nov 7th!

Yoga club:

‎Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GGzfvIUihYWJHUVlpW4Yr2

The Yoga Club meet on Zoom every Monday at 9:00 am

Creative Arts club: 

Follow this link to join my WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GcEhsRlro25KvfeYdoFVuH

Where parents with a love for art meet to explore and share their creative talents!

Ladies Beach Volleyball 🏐 Club:

Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LnfmEXVJNuWLRspfeZYe32

Join us on Sundays and/or Thursdays from 7-8 pm, and from November we will be playing in the mornings also.

We are excited to welcome new players!

Location: Esperia Volleyball courts on Kite Beach.

Leopards' Den

The Leopard’s Den is our on campus shop for DAA spirit wear run by DAAPA. We sell hoodies, house color shirts, caps etc, but no uniforms. The shop is usually open on campus but we are still awaiting approval for the reopening of our shop. More information will be communicated in the next SPOTS issue. 

You can now check out the available merchandise and sizes, and also place your orders online, by visiting the Leopards Den website (https://leopardsdendaa.wixsite.com/leopards)

How to Order:

* Please print the Order Form and fill out what you would like to purchase

* Place the Order Form and the Money (exact amount) in a sealed envelope

* Drop the envelope into the Leopards Den locked mailboxes in the school Atrium next to reception.

* The merchandise will be delivered to your child [_during the CREW session_]

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Leopard's Den at leopardsdendaa@gmail.com

Local Business Listing

DAA Parent Community Business Listing

We are in the process of compiling a new list of local businesses that are run by DAA parents. Our previous list included over 50 local businesses ranging from Food & Catering, Fashion & Accessories to Home Services and Health & Wellbeing products. If you would like to include your business on this list, please send us an email with the information requested below at:

Be sure to include :

As a gentle reminder, DAAPA is providing this list as a courtesy for informational purposes only, it does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any products or services and it will be the parents’ responsibility to verify the providers independently.


Please feel free to reach out to us at:


You can also follow us on Instagram, at :



That's all for now!