September 23rd, 2022
Welcome from your DAA High School Senior Leadership Team
Dear High School Parents:
High School Principal
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updates & Announcements
Back to School Night Thank you and Feedback
Eleven DAA Students Named to Prestigious AP Scholars List!
We are excited to announce that 11 DAA students from the 2021-22 school year have been named AP Scholars or AP Scholars with Honors by the College Board, the provider of Advanced Placement Exams (AP). The award is granted to students who have a 3 or higher score on three or more AP exams, or a 3.25 or higher on three or more exams, respectively. AP Exams are a culmination of year-long AP courses designed to be at a collegiate level. Great job to these Scholars!
Model United Nations (MUN) Seeking Members
MUN is seeking members for the new school year. Anyone who is interested in learning about international diplomacy, humanitarian issues or public speaking and participating in both local and international conferences should sign up here: 2022 - 2023 DAAMUN Interest Form
School Play Auditions - In addition to the MS/HS musical, we also have a theatre play in November (The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder) which will take place November 25 and 26 at The Courtyard Theatre Playhouse,a great play for Thanksgiving. First and second call backs took place this week and we had amazing talent as always. Parts will be announced on Monday.
The Ministry of Education’s Gifted and Talented Arts’ Program called Masterpieces begins Saturday September 24. Please find information on the program here including a photo with two of our students among those pictured with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the UAE. Masterpieces is normally reserved for gifted and talented Emirati students, however the MOE is eager to have DAA students of any nationality involved again. The program starts September 24 and runs through Nov 5 (every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at DAA). The categories are: Cinema, Photography, Oud, Choir, Theatre, Graphic Design, Illustration, Folkloric Dance, Hand Craft and Poetry. The teachers are all renowned artists in their own fields. If you are interested in taking part, please email Mr. Downey email@example.com
We can join students on to the Oct 1 session if they miss the first session. If you have strong talent in one of the areas above and want to commit to this, please get in touch (please have evidence of ability).
upcoming dates of importance
High School Parent Coffee Morning
We look forward to this year’s first High School Parent Coffee Morning on Thursday, September 29th from 8:30am-9:30am. The session will be held in the auditorium and accessible through Zoom.
GEMS Alumni app
If you are having technical troubles, please make sure to raise a ticket if the teacher is unable to help your child with a fix. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you to resolve the issue.
IB Coordinator: Ms. Clare Boyes