September 8th, 2023


Happy Friday and wonderful weekend DAA Leopards! 

Today I shared the word “fortnight” with our students, as we celebrated the wonderful first two weeks of school. Our great success is due to all of us pulling together, students, teachers, home, and school. A heartfelt thank you to everyone!

In this edition of SPOTS, we are delighted to hear directly from several of our students, and we look forward to hearing from many more students in the months ahead. One of the questions our students answer in today’s video is what good book they are reading.


Let me encourage every student and every family to keep in mind that the single biggest predictor of

high academic achievement is reading. It is not worksheets, flash cards, workbooks, flashy technology, or other blinking toys but a steady diet of reading good books. For younger students, this means parents taking the time every day to read wonderful books aloud. Older students can enjoy the same and are also able to take the initiative with their own reading. The bottom line? Read, Read, Read!


We will soon be sharing the latest updates on our fantastic progress expanding seating in the canteen, play areas and much more. DAA continues to lead the way in providing premium learning facilities and support for all of our students.


Wishing you a wonderful weekend and looking forward with great excitement to our year ahead!


Kindest regards,

Dr. Ethan Hildreth

division updates




Wanting to sign up your child for the school bus? Good news! Due to high interest in our School Bus Program with STS we are re-opening our registration and have added to our fleet of busses. This means that we will be able to look at opportunities to split routes and reduce bus times over the coming weeks.

If you live in one of the below areas, seats are available:

We kindly ask those interested to complete the Google Form here: 

If you are not within one of these areas, we encourage you to register your interest and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Please contact Kelvin / 04 704 9755 or visit our STS representatives on campus in the main atrium for any questions or to discuss available options.

slices lunch 

From Grab&Go sandwiches and salads to hot meals and live stations, Slices offers healthy and tasty meals to our students.

We are operating a completely cashless system in our multiple dining spaces for Grades 3 to 12. For lower elementary classroom delivery is available, pre-ordered by parents.

For instructions on how to top-up the Student Card and Term 1 menus, see HERE.

Campus enhancements

In the first few weeks of the academic year we have continued to make great progress in a number of campus enhancements in DAA. We are delighted to share the following highlights: 

Thank you for your continued support as we work towards these enhancements!


Tuneful Tuesday

Tuneful Tuesday is back, putting a spotlight on our talented students every week. 

Students, to sign up please email

Tuesday Mornings, Before School

Back to School Night

A great opportunity for parents to hear from principals and connect with their child's teachers to ensure a successful year ahead for our Leopards. Details are provided in the divisional newsletters.

September 12th - MS

September 13th - HS

September 14th - ES


A visit from Esperia Volleyball!
This week our students were joined by professional coaches from Esperia Volleyball Academy in their PE classes! We're thankful to our PE team and coaches for providing our young athletes access to some world-class training. 
International Literacy Day!
Today, September 8th, is International Literacy Day! 
To celebrate our little leopards were tasked to bring a book from their home country or in their home language to share with the class.

DAA Listens

At DAA we are committed to communicating effectively with our families. We believe that open communication between home and school is a vital component of our student’s success.

We are excited to continue our communication channel within our school community, DAA Listens. By scanning this QR code you will be able to share your compliments, comments or concerns directly with our Superintendent Dr Hildreth. There are 6 mailboxes located around the school, where students and parents can drop a postcard. Either method will ensure that Dr. Hildreth will receive the communication and that a member of staff will be back in touch with you quickly.

Your voice is highly valued and we look forward to listening to your feedback as we collectively seek to enhance every student’s experience at our school.

Parents & Students Cybersecurity Guide

Parents & Students Cybersecurity Guide.pdf

other information


Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email:
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONSGabrielle Keane / 04 704 9706 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744 / 04 704 9761
SLICES CATERINGMs. Shevine / 054  792 7509
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat / 04 704 9755