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Monday July 22, 2019


In response to a need among families here in Dubai, the School announced this term that it is increasing its choice of Modern Foreign Languages for 2019/2020. The MFL department is set to grow and we look forward to offering German as a new option for Grades 1 – 9.

Academically, our students have had a wonderful year, rising to the challenge of a demanding curriculum right across the School.

Several Grades have had big project presentations this term, notably Grade 5, whose PYP Exhibitions were the culmination of an 8 week collaborative inquiry process on the transdisciplinary theme of “Sharing the Planet”. Grade 8 students held their Community Project exhibition, an important part of the IB Middle Years Programme, which has Service as Action as a key element and resulted in many inspiring exhibits. G10 presented their Personal Projects and were exceptional again this year, with students really rising to the challenge on a diverse range of subjects, including third culture children, ethical clothing and aerodynamics.

The First School also held exhibitions, inviting their parents into school to present their Learning Journeys. Congratulations to the inventive KG1 teachers for their use of QR codes for parents to access videos of their child!

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