December 9, 2021
change in schedule
As you are aware, our school hours have changed by the recent realignment of the UAE work week. When looking at our new schedule, we wanted to ensure that there was minimal disruption and change to our students and staff. We are excited to see how the extension to the weekend may improve the well-being of our community. Just a reminder, we will start back to school on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 on Day 6 of the schedule.
final exams schedule for the 1st semester
duke of edinburgh ia team building
On Thursday 18th November some of our D of E award students went along to RAK to participate in a Team building exercise. Each student and teacher got a kayak and played games out in the water such as ‘Who could sit on the furthest tip of the kayak without tipping it”, “Turning the kayak upside down and sitting on it”, “Tag the Kayak with your country building up a team as you caught each country.” The student got very comfortable jumping in and out of the water. They then brought these to shore and made a water slide out of an upside down kayak.
student visit to safe center for autism
On Tuesday 30th of November, a group of our students from the Operation Smile club ran a hugely successful visit to the Safe Center for Autism in Al Barsha. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and they did great work putting on puppet shows, face painting and running art activities for the children at the center. Special credit goes to Noor Darwish, Mia Nachef and Hanna Maouche who visited the center beforehand, carefully planned the activities and ensured the day went smoothly. Hopefully, this is the first of many visits we can organize!
scientific miracle exhibition
On Sunday December 5th, the HS Islamic Department, celebrated grade 11 students’ amazing work through an opening ceremony of the “Scientific Miracle Exhibition” in the atrium.
holiday door decorating in crew
The halls have been joyful the last week because of the efforts of our students in their CREW classes to decorate their classroom doors for the winter season. Each CREW class worked together to design, create, and build a themed door, reinforcing community and relationships. A big thank you to the students and teachers for making the school feel so festive!
high school counseling
national honor society
The DAA Chapter of the National Honor Society proudly held its first Induction Ceremony on the 28th of November. 79 members were officially inducted. The members and their two selected guests were able to gather together for this memorable evening to celebrate.
hs library news: digital library launch!
We have such exciting news from our HS Library: We’ve gone digital!
Check out the tutorial below or click on this Sora App link to get started! Use your school Gmail (.net) login to access our library collection.
GEMS Alumni app
HS General Email:Highschool_daa@gemsedu.com
HS Attendance SecretaryRoma Agtarap / 04 704 9747 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HS Secretary to PrincipalsNashmia Saleem/ 04 704 9723 / email@example.com
HS Secretary to CounselorsAlvin Agtarap/04 704 9831 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Gr 9: Ms. JoAnn Porterfield A-Z https://jporterfielddaa.youcanbook.me
Grades 10-12: Katrina Watson: (A-B) https://katrinawatson-4.youcanbook.me/
Rhiana Courlander: (C-I) https://rhiana-2.youcanbook.me
Phillip Wenturine: (J-Phi) https://mrphillipwenturine.youcanbook.me/
Trisha Johnson: (Phil-Z) https://mstrishajohnson.youcanbook.me/