December 8th, 2020


NOTE: January 7, 2021 will be the next issue of SPOTS!


2020 brought to life just how connected we truly are with our families, our community and with the world.  Watch Mrs. Murphy's final video message of 2020! 

need to know

Keeping yourself healthy and protected this winter 

Eleven months into the pandemic and our community of students, staff and parents have done a remarkable job complying with the most important steps to protect ourselves and others from the dreaded Corona virus, steps that include practicing good hand hygiene, wearing masks, and social distancing. These are the same measures that can protect us from the seasonal flu as well.

Did you know that COVID-19 and the FLU are both caused by contagious respiratory viruses? 

COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Both viruses spread through the respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes, which may land directly onto another person or surfaces. 

There is a similarity of symptoms of Covid-19 and the Flu…therefore testing is key!

Most common symptoms of covid-19 and the flu include, Fever or feeling feverish/chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Sore throat, Runny or stuffy nose, Muscle pain or body aches, Headache and Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults-CDC…it therefore becomes difficult to judge based on symptoms alone and testing is required.

Important differences…

A vaccine is available annually to protect against the most common influenza strains, whereas a vaccine for Covid-19 is still being tested, it is therefore advised that you get the flu shot at the earliest. Influenza antivirals drugs have been approved for the treatment of Influenza along with supportive medical management which is the only treatment modality available for COVID patients so far. The risk of complications for healthy children is higher for flu compared to COVID-19. However, infants and children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for both flu and COVID-19-CDC.

We thank our community for adhering to all health and safety measures and working with us in keeping our Schools safe.

Wellness Committee News

As we return back in January, our Tuneful Tuesdays will continue.     If you child is interested to perform some tunes on one of our Tuneful Tuesdays, please reach out to our Wellness Committee!  Here's a glimpse of our Tuneful Tuesday this week: 

NEW to DAA?  

A warm welcome to our new families who will be joining us in January. Please be sure to check out the welcome packet of information and reach out to our front of house team for assistance.  Over the holidays, our our team will be available daily from 8am - 2pm to support you. 

If you still have not registered for your family pass, now is the time to get your application and photos in before the new year.  Adults on campus must have either a staff lanyard (blue), parent lanyard (yellow) or they are asked to sign in as a guest via gate 1 to receive a visitor pass.  If you are a new parent to DAA and have not yet filled out your family pass form, please click HERE to complete the form, save it and email it with passport sized photos to 

Once your family passes are ready, you will receive an email to notify you that they have been sent home with your child or available for you to pick up at reception. For questions on your application, please contact Yvonne Sidani

Admissions and Finance

If you are relocating and leaving Dubai and intend to withdraw your children from DAA, please notify our Registration Team.   Reach out to for assistance. 

Term 2 tuition fee invoices are now available. Payment can be made online , on the GEMS Connect App or in-school. Please note cash counters will be open daily between 8am – 2pm over the winter break.

Please reach out to the finance office  if you have not received the invoice.  Payment is due on or before 1st Jan 2020. 

If you wish to pay with the GEMS FAB Card and claim the 1.25% discount, please note the last day to pay the fees is December 20th.

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