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SPOTS NEWSLETTERNovember 3, 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


We are wrapping up Season One and we are looking forward to our end of season events. As our JV and Varsity teams are traveling across the MESAC region to their respective tournaments and events. Full MESAC Results will be in the next SPOTS issues. Please find below the MS results from our EAC and DISSC events.


MS Swimming – EAC Champions

MS Boys Volleyball – EAC 3rd Place

MS Girls Volleyball – 2nd Place

MS Boys Volleyball – DISSC Champions

MS Girls Volleyball – DISSC 2nd Place


This past weekend our Jr Leopards Soccer teams had the opportunity to participate in the Grade 4 and 5 Soccer Jamboree at Dunecrest (Gr4) and Abu Dhabi (Gr5). Lot of great sport was played and a lot of great experiences for the all those involved. Coaches will update the students and parents about the upcoming practice schedule as many of them will be moving to our MS/HS Season 2 teams.    


MESAC Events Happening This Weekend:


November 2nd to 6th @ ABA Oman



October 31st, November 1st, November 2nd

@ Els Course and JA Resorts



November 2nd to 6th @ AES Delhi



November 1st to 5th @ ASD Doha



As Season One comes to a close the Athletics Department would like to inform those parents who have students athletes involved in our teams that we would like to cordially invite them to the following Awards Evenings to celebrate the success of our teams:


MS Season One Athletics Awards Evening        Thursday November 9th

HS Season One Athletics Awards Evening         Wednesday November 8th


Both evening programs will begin at 18:15 and last for approximately for 1 hour and will be held in the DAA Auditorium. There will be a short reception before and after where you can have hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Season Two for MS and HS teams began on Monday October 30th and will continue to Sunday November 5th. We have a lot of great enthusiasm for our teams and it is great to see. Please note once the registration closes parents and students will receive a confirmation email. All information for that respective team’s tryout sessions are in the respective registration form. If you believe you did not receive this information it has been shared in the following ways:


Registration QR codes on the Athletics Office Bulletin Board

Parent Email to registered primary school emails

MS Google Classroom Bulletin (6th, 7th and 8th Grade)

HS Student Emails (Class of 24, Class of 25, Class of 26, Class of 27)


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.



Get Set Go Kids is the only multi-skills sports club designed to develop the physical literacy and fundamental movement skills required to enjoy ALL sports.

Players are introduced to a new key skill through a different sport each session. A structured syllabus has themed modules covering a broad range of activities to ensure everyone is challenged and engaged. 

MY SPORTS DIARY helps each child track the sports they have played, the skills they have learned, and the activities they have enjoyed the most.

It is our goal to help your child to GET INTO SPORT!

Sign up for Monday via your ESM.AE/ACTIVE profile

Our ASA program has gotten off to a fantastic start, with enthusiastic participation from your children in a variety of engaging activities. We've witnessed remarkable progress in their skills and have seen friendships blossom within the group. It's been a pleasure to watch them grow and learn together. We would like to take this opportunity to remind all parents to please continue checking your emails regularly. We use email communication to share important updates, activity schedules, and any changes to the program. It's crucial that you stay informed to ensure the smooth running of the program and the safety and well-being of your children. Additionally, we encourage open communication between parents and our program coordinators. If your child will not be attending an activity on a specific day due to any reason, or if they are unwell, please let us know as soon as possible. This helps us plan accordingly and ensures your child's safety while in our care.

Your involvement and cooperation are key to the success of our ASA Program. We greatly appreciate your trust in us and look forward to the continued growth and development of your children over the coming months. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you and your children in any way we can.

Thank you for being a part of our program, and we can't wait to see what the rest of the school year holds for our young participants.

key contacts

Athletics & Activities Office Contacts

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