athletics &


SPOTS NEWSLETTERNovember 17th, 2023

To all Leopards,

Below you will find information about upcoming events for Athletics, Activities & Aquatics. 

If there are any questions you can contact the Athletics and Activities Office in person or by email:

For Athletics contact Scott Hibbard

For Activities contact Ivan Forbes

For Aquatics contact Marie Leclerc


We look forward to you getting involved in a great program.


The Athletics and Activities Department


Season One has ended and what a great season it was as our MESAC teams went out and represented DAA with great determination, positivity and pride. Please find below the results of all our teams.


MESAC Results:


JV – 1st Place, Varsity – 3rd Place



5th Place Overall

Individuals in Top 10

Jay C (Gr11) 2nd, Carlotta S (Gr11) 9th, Gustave (Gr10) 10th



Girls – 3rd place, Boys – 5th Place



Girls – 2nd Place, Boys – 3rd Place


MESAC JV & Varsity Swimming

3rd Place Overall

JV Girls – 4th Place, JV Boys – 4th Place, Varsity Girls – 2nd Place, Varsity Boys – 2nd Place   

Season One Awards Night 

On November 8th and 9th the Athletics Department celebrated our teams and coaches in the Season One Awards Evenings. 

It was great to see all those who attended the evening, as our coaches recapped their seasons and gave out awards for those students who demonstrated our Core Values throughout the season which are, Character, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Spirit and Commitment.

 Coaches also awarded their Coaches Awards which went to a student athlete who embodied all of those values. It was a great evening of celebration. A big Thank You to DAAPA who provided light snacks and drinks on both occasions.

Season Two

Season Two has gotten off to a roaring start with the most interest in our program. We had over 600 registrations for our teams, and a lot of enthusiasm and excitement as tryouts took place. All teams, except for HS Tennis, have completed tryouts and have selected their teams. 

We look forward to the first games. Please see below a short schedule of events up to the Winter Holiday:


November 27th MS EAC Soccer and Basketball @ ACS

November 27th MS DISSC Soccer and Basketball vs ACS @ DAA

November 28th MS/HS Cross Country – Springs Souk Run

November 28th HS Tennis @ ASD

December 4th MS/HS Cross Country @ ASD Relays

December 6th MS EAC Soccer and Basketball @ AISA

December 6th MS DISSC Soccer @ ASD

December 6th MS DISSC Basketball @ ACS

December 7th JV Basketball and Soccer @ ASD

December 7th Varsity Basketball and Soccer vs ASD @ DAA


Our MS and HS swimming teams will participate in DASSA on Monday November 27th

Team A will be competing at ASD and Team B will compete here at DAA.

Our ES swimming squad will be competing at Jebel Ali School DAMAC Hills on December 5th.


Good luck Leopards!


As we approach the end of the first round of after-school activities on November 22nd, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for the incredible support we have received from our dedicated parents. The past several weeks have been filled with creativity, learning, and joy as our students have engaged in a variety of enriching activities. From arts and crafts to sports and academic pursuits, our students have embraced new challenges and developed valuable skills outside the traditional classroom setting.

None of this would have been possible without the unwavering support from our parents. Your commitment to your child's education and holistic development has truly made a difference. Whether it's attending events, assisting with logistics, or simply encouraging your child's participation, your involvement has been instrumental in the success of the after-school program. As we wrap up this first round, we want to celebrate the achievements and growth of our students. We have witnessed friendships forming, talents emerging, and a shared sense of accomplishment among our young learners. We are proud of each child's dedication and enthusiasm.

Looking ahead, we are excited about the upcoming rounds of after-school activities and the continued opportunities for our students to explore, learn, and thrive. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we welcome any suggestions or thoughts you may have as we strive to enhance and expand our offerings.

ESM English Language Winter Camp 2023


We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you! 

Building on the success of our ESM English Language Learning (ELL) Program, we are pleased to announce that we will be running another camp during the upcoming winter break. 

We understand the importance of providing opportunities for non-native English speakers, and this camp will serve as an enriching experience for all participants for school or for their everyday lives.

The program will once again be open to students from 4 to 14 years old and tailored to students whose first language is not English. Whether your child is a beginner or looking to improve existing skills, our program provides tailored instruction to meet your child's specific language needs. Each student will develop language and communication skills, and improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking whilst studying a range of topics. They will also learn new grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation according to their level of need and ability. 

Our experienced, Native English-speaking educators all come from GEMS schools and are led by a KHDA “OUTSTANDING” rated English Teacher who sets and overseas the curriculum onsite. Our teachers utilize interactive teaching methods to ensure active participation and effective language acquisition through educational games, word challenges, storytelling, and hands-on activities.

We make it fun and engaging to effortlessly absorb the English Language. 

Sign your child up now and watch their English Language skills skyrocket.

For any further clarifications please feel free to contact us via email: or call us on 052-5509676.

HOLIDAY CAMP - 20% discount for DAA!


Dear Parents,


ESM would like to thank those of you who have already registered your children for the winter with us.


There are only a few weeks to go before the ESM Winter Camps starts at GEMS Dubai American Academy School from the 11th – 29th December 2023 for students from KG1 – Grade 5.


Your children will have a chance to kick back, learn something new and have some fun, while being active indoor and outdoor taking part in our multi activity camp.

As parents you will have peace of mind that your child is well looked after and enjoying the camp experience.


Please note that the camp activities may change without prior notice and that groups can only take part in 5 different activities each day following the camp managers scheduled draft. You can request the daily group schedules from the camp manager via WhatsApp from the Monday onwards.


Activity schedule includes: 


Bouncy Castle


Arts & Crafts



HA- Swimming

Floor Hockey


Team Challenges

Fun & Games


Ball Sports


To view our extensive holiday camp booklet please CLICK HERE










Holiday Camp STS Options:

GEMS Dubai American Academy

Barsha Heights, Al Barsha 1, 2, 3, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Jumeirah Village Triangle,


If you have any questions, please do connect with us and we’ll help you as soon as possible, for more information please email us on 


Looking forward to seeing all our young campers soon.


ESM Holiday Camp Team

key contacts

Athletics & Activities Office Contacts

Athletics DirectorScott Hibbard,
Aquatics CoordinatorMarie Leclerc,
Activities Ivan Forbes,