June 27th, 2021

Next Issue September 2021



Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Watch Mrs. Murphy's Video message to our community by clicking HERE.

need to know

Summer Camps

The ESM Summer Holiday Camp at DAA is now open for registrations! Take advantage of the GEMS Students Offer which runs until the 12th June 2021. Register for 1, 2 or 3 full weeks and receive a discount of 25%.Register for 4, 5, 6 or 7 full weeks and receive a discount of 30%.There will also be an additional 10% discount for siblings Contact Jasmin at holidaycamp@esm.ae  to receive your discount code. *Ts & Cs do apply To register CLICK HERE Don’t miss out on the fun, exciting and safe activities taking place over the summer break at DBS & DBSJP - places are limited!  
We are delighted to let you know that the Music Hub will be offering online individual and paired instrumental lessons during the summer months from the comfort of your own home, hotel or wherever you may be during the holidays.  Our original fee is aed1600 but as part of our summer promotion, we will be offering a discount for all our existing students and families as follows:
  • Book 5 lessons and enjoy 6% off
  • Book 10 lessons and enjoy 10% off
  • Book 15 lessons and enjoy 15% off
 For more information, please see the attached poster or contact us at musichub@esm.ae We are continually looking at ways to improve and centralise our online systems to improve the user journey for all. We understand that you have used our previous websites but you can now login to the brand new ESMone portal, which will be your one place for all your Enrichment – Sports - Music (ESM) activities for all the family. Simply visit www.esm.ae/login and sign up for your new ESMone account as an ‘Individual User’ and follow the step-by-step guide HERE.
Simply visit www.esm.ae/login to register or read more about the Enrichment Camp Booking and Registration Procedure HERE. 
Suitable ages: 10-18yrs
Location: DAA, Gems Dubai American Academy Barsha next to Zahra Hospital.
Time: 2-6pm. Please bring your own snacks and drinks.
Week 1: Sun 4th, Mon 5th, Wed 7th July
Week 2: Sun 11th, Mon 12th, Wed 14th July
*Eid week is off Sun 18th, 19th and 21st*
Week 3: Sun 25th, Mon 26th, Wed 28th July
Week 4: Sun 1st, Mon 2nd, Wed 4th August
Week 5: Sun 8th, Mon 9th, Wed 11th August
DAA students or academy members price:
5 weeks: 2,500aed. No late joiners discount. 
Non academy members price:
5 weeks: 3,000aed each. No late joiners discount. 
This is an excellent 5 week long training program with professional coaches catered towards the serious ballers who are looking to be challenged each practice.


If you are leaving Dubai and withdrawing your child from DAA, please review the withdrawal process by clicking HERE.

Please contact our admissions office immediately if your circumstances and intentions have changed for next year. 

Covid19 Vaccination

The DHA Covid Awareness Guide is available in both English and Arabic.

We are pleased to inform you that the GEMS Parent Portal has the feature which allows you to upload your child’s COVID19 Vaccination record to your child’s profile.  At this time, we ask that if your child has received the COVID19 vaccine, either first or both doses and irrespective of whether you had booked independently or through GEMS, that you kindly upload the records to the portal. 


Please follow the instructions in THIS DOCUMENT which will assist you with your upload. If you require support with your parent portal password, kindly reach out to receptionist_daa@gemsedu.com.

Community news 

Our 5th grader Ryunosuke Asano has achieved many successes through the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra, including his current title as concert master! Check out the link below with information on auditions for the orchestra!  



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