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Move more

How two schools are encouraging children to move away from inactive influences such as computers and TV and more towards physical activity and sports Jason Kearins, Head of Primary PE at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis How many minutes each week do students partake in PE?When a student joins the academy in FS1, they…

Sunny Varkey, Founder GEMS Education

Message from the founder

Dear colleagues, Firstly, congratulations to all the 2019 Mariamma Varkey Award nominees and winners. It fills me with great pride to hear your stories; how you inspire your colleagues and the next generation. Your passion and dedication is evident and your work is a clear example of excellence. Excellence is one of our refreshed GEMS…

US/IB Schools

First Impressions Count

Thank you to our incredible front of house teams Front of house staff are often the first people that new parents meet and greet. That first impression counts and contributes to the face of our brand and to the broader GEMS community. This is why GEMS recently hosted an afternoon tea in the School Support…

In Case You Missed It

Welcome To Our New Teachers GEMS officially welcomed 1,800 new teachers at GEMS Awareness Day held at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm GEMS Awareness Day is an invaluable platform for information exchange, and a unique opportunity for GEMS Education’s senior leadership team and educationalists to share their expertise and experience across all subjects and curricula. “Welcome to GEMS Education. I would like to assure you that you have made an incredibly positive decision to join the world’s greatest education company. Built on the foundations of the greatest values, the greatest teachers and the greatest school leaders in the world,” said Sunny…


Global Vision for Education

How TELLAL is working to remove the roadblocks to essential change The uniting of like minds, passionate individuals and influential decision-makers in a collaborative effort to raise education standards is always a step in the right direction. Excitedly, that is exactly the confluence of pivotal elements that occurred recently at this year’s Qudwa Forum, an…

Catherine McKeever

Catherine McKeever

The principal of Wellington Primary School, Dubai shares with us her vision for the role and tells us about her career Tell us about your background in education. I have been in the teaching profession for over 30 years. After I graduated, I taught in America for five years. When I returned I spent over…

GEMS Rewards

More Ways to Save Money

Vice President of Marketing Sugam Bhasin and Loyalty Manager Shyam Iyer tell us about this year’s new and improved GEMS Rewards App and Programme Why do we need GEMS Rewards in the education space? The vision of GEMS Rewards is to make quality education more affordable for parents. We know that to afford the best…

Karim Murcia

Meet the Principal

We chat to Karim Murcia, the new principal at GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys Tell us about your background?My career began in 2004, in an outstanding school in London. I was fortunate to gain a Master’s in Teaching from the Institute of Education during this time. I continued my career as Head of…

Get Creative

Uns Kattan, Head of Learning and Research at Jameel Arts Centre, and Antonia Carver, Director, Art Jameel, discuss the values of using art to cultivate wellbeing

Survival Of The Fittest

Sir Christopher Stone, Global Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, shares his thoughts on living in a time of rapid change and how it is imperative we adapt in order to keep up.

Loyalty Champion Of The Year

GEMS Education emerged triumphant at the prestigious ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019’ for its GEMS Rewards loyalty programme, and was named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and Africa.

One Year In – My GEMS Journey

We chat to Abigail McPherson, Elementary Physical Education Head of Department and Teacher at GEMS Dubai American Academy, who will help onboard the new teachers joining GEMS Education this year, a position she was in only a year ago.