June 11, 2022

Dear Elementary Families,

This week we held our final Parent Coffee Morning of the school year. This was an opportunity to reflect back on the year and to look ahead to the future of elementary with incoming principal Mr. Mike Gilmour. As we know it is a busy time for families, we did record it and present it here for you at your own convenience.

This week we wrapped up MAP testing. The students worked really hard and demonstrated great pride in their achievements. If you have not seen all the MAP videos made by our teachers, here is your chance.

Have a great weekend!



Craig Cantlie

Executive Principal of Elementary

Holy Quran competition

This year the Annual Holy Quran Competition was held during the blessed month of Ramadan. On this occasion the Islamic Education Department at DAA  would like to announce the winners from all divisions. Congratulations to the winners and participants, you did an amazing job! Bless you all.

KG1 Learning

Z Count Down

Music Showcase

Library Time


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key contacts

Should your child(ren) need to be away from school due to illness or appointments, please contact our School Secretaries.

KG1 - Grade 2: Shirley Vas  s.vas_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9705

Grades 3-5: Rene Botha  r.botha1_daa@gemsedu.com /04 704  9724

General Elementary Inquiries:  elementary_daa@gemsedu.com

Craig Cantlie 

Executive Principal of Elementary (K - Grade 5)c.cantlie_daa@gemsedu.com

Nathalie Salemeh   

Elementary Principal, Grades 4 and 5n.salameh_daa@gemsedu.com

Noha Bishara              

Assistant Elementary Principal, Grades 2 and 3n.bishara_daa@gemsedu.com

Tooshna Gandhi          

Assistant Elementary Principal, KG1, KG2 and Grade 1t.gandhi_daa@gemsedu.com