May 1, 2022

Next Issue May 13, 2022



Make sure to click here or on the video to watch on this week's video from our Superintendent / CEO, Mrs. Tammy Murphy.

KHDA has officially approved our 2022-23 Academic Calendar. Please click here to full the full calendar.

Happy Principal's Day

We would like to wish a very special Happy Principal's Day to our outstanding leaders, Mrs. Tammy Murphy, Mrs. Tamara Jochinke, Dr. Justin Reynolds, and Mr. Craig Cantlie.

Our students, staff and entire learning community are grateful for all that you do!

One billion meals

We would like to thank our entire learning community for your generous donations to the 1 Billion Meals initiative. Our school goal was initially set for 10,000 AED, but our amazing community met and exceeded this goal within three days! We have since increased our goal to 50,000 AED and we know we will be able to achieve this with your continued support.

Please watch the video below from our Zayed Crew, to learning more about the initiative.

To contribute to the school's fundraising goals, either click here or on the image below to Donate Now. Together, we can make a difference.

Islamic Education

During The Holy Month of Ramadan, the Dubai American Academy Islamic Department organized numerous events and activities to share the Islamic traditions with all of our students and community. To see more from two special events, please click through the photos below.

Eid Celebrations

Traffic Safety

The safety of our students, staff and learning community is always our first priority. We have put multiple reminders in previous SPOTS editions regarding traffic safety in front of our school, however this important matter warrants additional focus.

The school continually utlizes our resources to ensure that students, staff and families enter and exit safely. Our security and support teams have all received Dubai Police and RTA traffic management training and are assigned to the roads in front of the school to manage the traffic daily. In addition, we are in constant communication with RTA and the Dubai Police, who regularly attend school and will support with traffic management during busy times. 

Unfortunately, one area of safety concern is the empty sand lot across the street from the school, as many families have reported that vehicles are using this illegal space. Dubai American Academy does not have any jurisdiction over this area of land, however we would like to again discourage our families from using the area, as proper driving lanes and parking spaces are not allocated, which puts our children at risk.  

DAA also is proud of our strong Culture of Kindness and we work with students at every age to teach them how to embody this notion. As educators, we know one of the best ways for students to learn is through example. This is why it is so important for this Culture of Kindness to be demonstrated in school, at home, and even while sitting in traffic. Modeling safe driving techniques, polite dialogue and empathy for others lays a strong foundation for children to build on and we truly appreciate our families for being upstanding members of our community.

If you would like a reminder about where you can and cannot park, how to report dangerous driving, or other past traffic related messages, please click on the below images to re-read those posts in archived SPOTS editions.

Community Initiatives

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KHDA Growth Report

KHDA has conducted a survey on Dubai's private school sector, and for the first time ever, the number of students has topped 300,000. This incredible growth is a testament to the the dedication of our students, staff, community, as well as the leaders of Dubai. To learn more, please the Spring Edition below.

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ESM Activities

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gems for life

GEMS Education truly believes in fostering a life-time of opportunities. Our students enjoy access to the best education, opportunities and guidance at school. But why should the support stop there? With GEMS For Life, it doesn't.

The GEMS for Life program will help deliver on this commitment and expand on our world-class support beyond education to all aspects of life for all members of the GEMS community – past, present and future. 

The below website showcases the vision for the program, as well as the 360-degree services being offered to support university transition, careers, alumni and everything in-between:


This is where the GEMS for Life journey begins – and we look forward to giving families and students of GEMS a world of lifelong advantages and lifestyle benefits that are unparalleled.


The deadline for re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 academic year is Friday, April 15th. If you have not re-enrolled your child, your status will be automatically changed to "not re-enrolling" and your child's seat will be offered to another student. Please check your inbox for a letter from Mrs. Murphy on how you can re-enroll today.

If you did not receive the letter, or have any questions about the re-enrollment process, please reach out to our Director of Admissions, Mrs. Gabrielle Keane at, for assistance.



We are pleased to inform you that Admissions for academic year 2022-2023 is now open. Our current families have priority for sibling placement at this time. 

Should you have any questions please contact Gabrielle Keane,

If you are leaving Dubai and withdrawing your child from DAA, please review the withdrawal process by clicking HERE.

Please contact our admissions office at immediately if your circumstances and intentions have changed for next year. 


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