September 22nd, 2023


Greetings DAA Leopards,


As we continue the good work on site enhancements to support student learning and wellbeing, we accelerate into the rhythm of the school year with academics, projects, activities, and athletics. All dimensions of school life are now well underway and what a tremendous school year it is! Thanks to all for the amazing collaboration between school and home.


Students, let me remind each of you to read, read, read. Reading is your ticket to great adventures and academic progress. A habit of reading truly is the silver bullet for success. Parents, please help encourage your child in that priceless habit of daily reading.


And to every member of our wonderful school community, thank you for together building our culture of kindness. Make each day a little bit brighter for someone – live the DAA culture of kindness!


Kindest regards,

division updates



HSC Week and WWW 

Registration for HSC Week (High School) and WWW (Middle School) opens today, September 22nd at 5pm!

There is a limit of 30 students per trip.

Visit the websites for information and sign up links:



Parent talks 

Please see our Parent Calendar for our upcoming parent coffee mornings and talks. We look forward to seeing you there!

See Parent Calendar for timings and location details  

Tuneful Tuesday

Tuneful Tuesday, putting a spotlight on our talented students every week. 

Students, to sign up please email

Tuesday Mornings, Before School


The Kris Fade Show LIVE FROM DAA!
A great week at DAA finished with the BIG RACE and broadcasting of Kris Fade and Big Rossi! 
Thank you to the DAA Community for your great school spirit and turnout sporting your winning colors 🔴 🔵 
Winning success! 🏐 
A winning start to the season for our Volleyball teams! 
Our Girls JV Volleyball team won their first game.
Our DAA Boys Varsity team were joined by the Al Wasl Volleyball Program. We were fortunate enough to win 3 sets to 2 in a very close game! 
Racing towards inspiration
We were honored to have Musa Khalfan, champion of the 100 meter and 200 meter sprint events visit one of our Elementary PE classes. 
Having the UAE's fastest man answer questions from our little leopards is an incredible opportunity for our young athletes. 🌟🏃‍♂️


Campus enhancements

Another week into the school year means more highlights to share of our campus enhancements: 

We look forward to continuing to share more enhancements across the year!


We're delighted to announce that members of our school operations team have attained the TSI Quality Services Person-in-Charge L3 Award. This achievement signifies that both our school management and the Slices team have designated PICs (Persons-in-Charge) who are trained and certified in food safety. In addition to this accomplishment, our school operations have also successfully completed their Food Safety certifications (Pictured: Jemma & Sushil).

Furthermore, we are pleased to share that Slices has once again maintained its exceptional Gold A-star rating from the Dubai Municipality Food Safety Department. This recognition highlights our unwavering commitment to ensuring the highest standards of food safety and quality for our DAA community.

For instructions on how to order, top-up the Student Card and see new menus, see HERE.


Registration for our School Bus Program with STS is still open! 

If you live in one of the below areas, seats are available:

We kindly ask those interested to complete the Google Form here: 

If you are not within one of these areas, we encourage you to register your interest and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Please contact Kelvin / 04 704 9755 or visit our STS representatives on campus in the main atrium for any questions or to discuss available options.

DAA Listens

At DAA we are committed to communicating effectively with our families. We believe that open communication between home and school is a vital component of our student’s success.

We are excited to continue our communication channel within our school community, DAA Listens. By scanning this QR code you will be able to share your compliments, comments or concerns directly with our Superintendent Dr Hildreth. There are 6 mailboxes located around the school, where students and parents can drop a postcard. Either method will ensure that Dr. Hildreth will receive the communication and that a member of staff will be back in touch with you quickly.

Your voice is highly valued and we look forward to listening to your feedback as we collectively seek to enhance every student’s experience at our school.

Parents & Students Cybersecurity Guide

Parents & Students Cybersecurity Guide.pdf

other information


Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email:
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONSGabrielle Keane / 04 704 9706 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744 / 04 704 9761
SLICES / 054  792 7509
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat / 04 704 9755