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FORMER UN SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON BECOMES AN AMBASSADOR OF GWA The co-chair of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens will provide practical advice to GEMS World Academy students to demonstrate how they can make change Former secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon has teamed up with GEMS Education to become an ambassador…

Strengthen the building blocks

The purpose of Technology Disruption Office is to challenge the “status quo” by disrupting from within to create agile, scalable and future-ready technology capabilities for the education needs of today and tomorrow Atechnology disruption roadmap is being executed in a phased manner over the next three years – Fix the Fundamentals (FY18-19), Strengthen the Building…

Support in action

Teaching assistants are a much-valued asset in the school community and so their health and well-being must be a priority Teaching Assistants (TAs) support children with their learning activities in a variety of ways in the classroom, as well as encouraging children with their educational and social development. Their role may include helping children who…

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…

Innovation Team of the Year

GEMS Technology in the news

Enterprise Transformation Summit & Awards Technology Infrastructure Team’s efforts in consolidation & standardisation efforts was recognised as “Innovation Team of the Year 2019” GEMS CONNECT 1.1The latest upgrade is here! As you all know, we launched our GEMS Connect mobile app in June. Following positive feedback from the parent community, we have introduced a number…

The Technology Disruption Journey

Today’s digital world has revolutionised our lives – from how we communicate, travel, shop and bank through to how we access and receive healthcare. In short, the way we live has been positively disrupted. The education industry is also being disrupted by forces from multiple directions – technology giants are getting deeper into education and other competitive schools are joining the race. The technology disruption journey at GEMS Education is aimed at challenging the status quo by disrupting from within to create agile, scalable and future-ready technology capabilities for the education needs of tomorrow. These initiatives are being executed under…

Ameda Mascarenhas with her students

Accelerated Success

One trainee teacher from India has assumed a leadership role after only four years Back in 2015, Michael Guzder, Vice President—Education, recruited trainee teachers from colleges in India. Our Own English High School, Dubai (OOD) was chosen as one of the schools to place these teachers for training. Ameda Mascarenhas was one of three trainee…

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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…

Best Practice

Safeguarding our Students

Paul Slater, Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment and Sara Hedger, Head of Safeguarding and Child Protection share their priorities Our CEO recently identified a key priority for GEMS as keeping our students safe and ensuring that our staff and adults who use our sites return home safe and well to their families every…

Ian Plant (Head of Secondary) with three Year 12 GFS students

Stand Out from the Crowd

How the IPQ offers students an alternative route to A Levels On 7 October, Dr Emma Thompson visited Dubai, presenting her research on the value of project-based qualifications. From the University of Southampton, Dr Thompson shared her research on the value of extended project qualifications to students and universities. She drew on her collaborative research…

World-first in climate change for GEMS

World-first in Climate Change Teaching for GEMS

GEMS The Kindergarten Starters has 300 climate change teachers, including the first Arabic teachers in the world to qualify GEMS Education celebrates the first school in the world to become fully UN Climate Change certified, with 30 senior leaders and all 300 teaching staff, led by Principal Asha Alexander to lead as Climate Change Teachers,…

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…

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

There From The Beginning

Sam Pousafar stepped into Rhonda Lakin’s class as a KG pupil and years later he asked her to introduce him when he did his valedictorian speech. We chat to them about their strong student-teacher relationship.

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.