January 14, 2022

Next Issue January 28, 2022



Watch Mrs. Murphy's first SPOTS Video Message of 2022 by clicking here or on the video to the right.

Also be sure to check out the video below from Bayut's Instagram account. Our learning community is so proud to have been awarded the Best Secondary School in Dubai.

school timings

From the health office

from health office: Close Contact_EN.pdf

community events

The UAE Ministry of Education Photography Challenge:

The UAE Ministry of Education has recently launched a Photography Challenge open for students of all ages. To participate kindly fill out the entry form by clicking on this link or by scanning the QR code. Please note that the last date for submitting entries will be  January 19th, 2022, with a maximum of 5 entries per student. 

All images need to be high definition images whereby:

For any questions, kindly contact Ms. Maitha Mohammad by calling 0501515179 or emailing Maitha.taher@moe.gov.ae  


*DAA is sharing the information above on behalf of the UAE Ministry of Education.  

Digital Flyer_Term 2 ASA Fair_DAA.pdf
ESMactive Friday Programme_Registration Guide.pdf

Codeaver Event

Dear DAA Families,

We are inviting your children to take part in a worldwide coding competition!

Codeavour 2021 is an online AI and Coding competition where children all around the globe utilize their imagination and coding skills to solve real-world issues.

Any student aged 7-18 years old is eligible to participate, in the following three age groups: Elementary (7-10 years old), Junior (11-14 years old) and Senior (15-18 years old). Students can participate alone or with another student categorized in the same age group. 

The goal of this competition is to address one of the following themes: Strengthening the Health Infrastructure, Automating the Surroundings, Making Smart Transportation Systems, Entertaining the World, Saving the Environment, and Exploring the Outer World. Students will use a block coding software called Pictoblox to address them, this software is capable of being paired with some hardware but it is not required (Pairable hardware listed on the codeavour.org website).

Participants must register on the codeavour.org website on January 25th, 2022 and project submission is due on January 31st, 2022. Winners will be announced on February 28th, 2022.

By participating in the competition, students get access to learning resources, AI and Coding bootcamps, and premium courses. Prizes include: Laptops, Tablets, Robotics Kits, Bicycles, Medals, Interactions with High-Tech Robots, and a scholarship in the Eklavya Program.

To participate: visit the website codeavour.org and register. After creating your account you will be taken to a billing page where you can type in the code “daa” in lowercase to register completely free.

We hope your children will have an outstanding experience as they learn to become the innovators of the future!

For any further inquiry please email Mr.Sreejit Chakrabarty at sreejit.chakrabarty@gemsdaa.net / s.chakrabarty_daa@gemsedu.com  (The Director of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics and the DAA Teacher coordinator for this competition).You can also visit codeavour.org and explore the competition on its own web page.

Alumni Program




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, g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com.

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 registrar_daa@gemsedu.com immediately if your circumstances and intentions have changed for next year. 


Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email: communication_daa@gemsedu.com
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com  04 704 9707
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONSGabrielle Keane g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744

HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSVictoria Kiely pre_daa@gemsedu.com 
SLICES CATERINGMs. Shevine daa@slices.ae / 054  792 7509https://pay.slices.ae/support/ticket/submit
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat sde-daa@sts-group.com / 04 704 9755