DUBAI COLLEGE A tradition of quality in education - September 2015
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DUBAI COLLEGE A tradition of quality in education DUBAI COLLEGE U.A.E. New Student Booklet September 2015
Dubai College New Pupil Booklet INTRODUCTION The aim of this booklet is to deal with many of the general questions that need to be answered when a new pupil joins Dubai College. It is not meant to be a complete and definitive guide, and parents are welcome to contact the school at any time when more specific questions arise. Please keep this booklet for future reference. In the following pages, you will find details of: 1. DAILY ROUTINE 4. EXPECTATIONS Timing Absences/Lateness/Holidays School Rules Public Holidays Form Rooms Lunch, Breaks, Food and Drink General Behaviour School Nurse/Medical I.T. Rules Buses/Car Parking 5. ADMINISTRATION & STAFF 2. COMMUNICATION Senior Staff Newsletter Heads of Sections Homework Diaries Form Teachers Calendar Subject Departments and Change of Information Teachers Monitoring Students / Target-Setting for Support 6. ACTIVITIES & Reports MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Parent-Teacher Evenings Notice Board Extra Curricular Website House Events PSHE 3. UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT Support Music Lessons Daily Wear Friends of Dubai College P.E. Kit Bags Pupil Information Update Forms Lockers Telephone Mathematical Equipment Lost Property
New Student Booklet Dubai College Daily Routine - Section 1 DAILY ROUTINE Timing of the Day: Sunday - Wednesday: 7.50 a.m. to 3.35 p.m. Thursday: 7.50 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. By 7.50 a.m. students should be in form rooms for registration. The first lesson of the day starts at 7.55 a.m. Lunch is one hour from 12.40 p.m. to 1.40 p.m except on Thursday. Morning break is from 9.45 a.m. to 10.10 a.m. except on Thursday when the break is 10.40 a.m. to 11.05 a.m. Ramadan Hours are adjusted during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Absences Parents should telephone the school office between 8.00 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. on the morning of the absence and provide a note when the student returns to school. If parents are going to be out of the country, it is essential that they advise the school office of their child’s temporary guardian and contact numbers in case of an emergency.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 1 - Daily Routine Holiday and Other Absences Sustained learning is important so parents are asked to avoid arranging holidays during term time. There may be other unavoidable reasons for a pupil to be absent from school apart from illness. In all cases of proposed absence during term time, parents must seek the Headmaster’s permission in writing at least ten days before the proposed absence. Where permission is not sought absences will be recorded as unauthorised; repeated instances of unauthorised absence will call into question the student’s future attendance at the school. Public Holidays There are closures of the school when exact dates cannot be predicted, i.e. some Islamic holidays or periods of mourning. Please check with the local newspapers and radio. When the Government declares “the public sector will be closed” all schools must, by law, remain closed, and there will be no school on these days. Parents will be notified by SMS if the school is required to close in exceptional circumstances. Late Arrivals When students are late to school, they must first report to the school office (students in Years 7-11) or to the Sixth Form office (students in Years 12-13) before going to their lessons so that we have an up to date list of those in school. Late Collection of Students For reasons of safety and comfort, students are not allowed to wait outside the school beyond a ten minute collection period after school. They should then go to the school office reception area to wait, from where parents or drivers may collect them.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Daily Routine - Section 1 Early Departure Students needing to leave school early for medical or dental appointments, music examinations, etc. MUST • provide a letter of notification • report to the school office at departure time • be collected from the school office reception area by a parent (or their representative) • sign in at the school office on return (if applicable) Lunch / Break: Food and Drink Students may bring a packed lunch to school or purchase a lunch from the school canteen. A limited range of snacks and drinks are sold from the kiosk, which is open during morning break, lunch time and after school. The school canteen is open before school, during break and lunch. A range of meals can be purchased on a cash basis. As a school we encourage healthy eating and the weekly menu can be found on out website. Eating and drinking on buses is not allowed. At morning break and lunch time, students may eat or drink outside or in their form rooms whilst seated, not when moving around. Students are encouraged to drink as much water as possible during the school day.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 1 - Daily Routine School Nurse The school nurse is responsible for coordinating with parents, the school doctor and the Dubai Health Authority regarding immunisations and physical examinations. First aid and initial nursing care is administered to students in case of accident or illness. In case of accident requiring hospital treatment, parents will be contacted and asked to make any necessary arrangements. In case of illness, students should come to the nurse who will assess their fitness to be at school. The nurse may then contact parents to arrange for the pupil to be collected from school. It is preferred not to send an ill student home alone in a taxi. Parents are asked not to send an ill child to school. The nurse will provide follow up for students with special medical concerns. Basic over-the-counter medication can be supplied to students with written parental approval. Any other medication the student may require during school hours must be brought to the nurse with a letter from his/her parent explaining the reason, the dose and the time that the medication is to be given. For your child’s welfare it is essential that his/her information be kept up to date. Parents should inform the school office immediately if address, telephone, emergency numbers, medical or immunisation information change. This can be done in writing or by e-mail. All medical information is treated as confidential. Parents are welcome to contact the nurse with any medical concerns regarding their child. Medical Examinations The Dubai Health Authority requires all new students and those in Years 7, 9 and 11, to undergo medical examinations. There is a fee of AED 200 for each medical. Dr. Azeem Ali, General Practitioner, our school doctor, conducts these examinations on Sunday mornings with the nurse.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Daily Routine - Section 1 Car Parking Access to school parking areas is from Hessa Street which runs along the side of the College. Safety is of paramount importance when students are entering or leaving school premises. Members of staff are on duty in the car parks; please follow their guidance at all times. On occasions, you may be asked to wait in a queue for safety reasons. Please park your vehicle where directed. Gates to the main car park are closed at 7.45 am. We thank you in advance for your co-operation in this important matter. Buses Subject to demand, the School’s buses pick up/drop off at designated stops in the following areas: Deira, Garhoud, Bur Dubai, Satwa, Al Wasl Road, Al Sufouh/Beach Road, Jumeirah/Umm Suqueim, Jebel Ali, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park ,The Gardens/Ibn Battuta, The Palm Jumeirah, The Springs, The Greens, Emirates Hills, The Meadows, The Lakes, Al Barsha, Arabian Ranches/Motor City, Victory Heights, The Green Community, The Villa, Falcon City, Silicon Oasis, Mirdif and Meydan Heights. Late Buses: For pupils involved in after-school activities, late buses follow a limited stop service to: Al Sufouh/Beach Road, Al Wasl Road, Bur Dubai area, Wafi Residence, Garhoud, Deira, Al Barsha, The Greens, The Lakes, The Meadows, The Springs, The Gardens/Ibn Battuta, Jebel Ali, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Arabian Ranches/Motor City and the Green Community. Students who use the bus must carry their bus pass as they will be required to show it upon request. Students who are not regular bus users and who travel on the late bus will be asked to pay AED 25. This also applies to those who make occasional use of the regular bus service. There is a fee of AED 25 for a lost / replacement bus pass. Seat belts must be worn at all times.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 2 - Communication COMMUNICATION We value open communication between home and school on any matters affecting your children and their education. If you have any concerns or suggestions you are welcome to contact the appropriate member of staff to discuss them (please see Section 5 – Administration and Staff). The following are the main, formal points of contact between school and home. Website The College website can be found at www.dubaicollege.org. This site contains a wealth of information including latest news, events, term dates, subject information and school calendar. e-bulletin This is produced on a regular basis (a link is emailed to parents or can be accessed directly from the website). The e-bulletin is our newsletter which captures the achievements, developments and news of the Dubai College community. Student Planners Each pupil is issued with a planner in which to note homework set on particular days. The planner will also have a copy of the homework timetable. In addition to being a valuable organising aid for students it allows parents to see the work given for each day. Parents are asked to sign this book weekly in the space provided. Form teachers also inspect and sign diaries weekly. The amount of time spent doing homework will vary a little from night to night, but generally is not expected to exceed one and a half hours for lower school students. Homework for students in the Middle School will average two hours per night and three hours for Sixth Form. Dubai College ‘Communicator’ for Parents and Students The main source of relaying College related news, calendar dates and parent information is through a tool called ‘Communicator’. ‘The Communicator’ can be readily available on your desktop, tablet or mobile device (Ipad, Iphone, Blackberry, Laptop). The application pops up once daily when your computer is switched on and then can be minimised to view at a later time that day if necessary. In addition, the ‘downloaded application’ can sit on your mobile device and can be opened at any time to view during the day. It assists with the flow of advance notifications across the school and community as well as help with our efforts to consistently celebrate success.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Communication - Section 2 The ‘Communicator’ can be personalised so that you only receive news that is directly relevant to you. This can be done be selecting the ‘Year Group’ or other area of interest (eg. Boys/Girls Sport) when registering your details. We will use the ‘Communicator’ in the event of an emergency such as an unexpected closure of the school etc. Students are also encouraged to download the application if they have a mobile device, so that they are reminded of the various meetings scheduled during a busy school day. We strongly encourage you to download ‘Communicator’ and instructions on how to do this can be found by following the links below. Windows Desktop & Mac OS X Communicator: www.six-delta.com/downloads. html iPhone/iPad Communicator: Visit the App Store and search for the d6 School Communicator Android Communicator: Open the Google Play Store and search for the d6 School Communicator Blackberry Communicator: Visit http://six-delta.com/blackberry.htm from your phone’s browser. Parent Portal & Other Communications The new Parent Portal is currently in development and will be available towards the end of the Autumn Term. Individual Login details will be sent to parents when this is ready for launch. Dubai College will be posting information on Social Media: follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@DubaiCollege). School Calendar The annual Google calendar can be found on our website and contains information on activities, special events, national and other holiday closures, Consultation Evenings and reports. Please check the calendar as it is regularly updated during the term. The College’s ‘Week Ahead’ and weekly Sports Bulletin can be also be found on the website. Change of Information For your child’s welfare it is essential that your contact information be kept up
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 2 - Communication to date. Information update forms are available from the office. There are also forms at the end of this handbook for your convenience. Please submit this completed form to the office should any address, telephone or medical information change. Monitoring Students and Target-Setting For all students, targets will be set by each academic teacher during the Autumn Term and will appear on the students’ reports. Academic and personal targets will be documented in Student Planners and on Sharepoint. These are reviewed twice yearly with Tutors in order to monitor progress. As part of our monitoring of student progress it may become necessary to use strategies designed to further support an individual’s personal and academic development. The use of a monitoring card identifying specific areas for comment may be used to track, for example, a pupil’s homework for a limited period of time. This requires the student to present the card to the subject teacher at each lesson. Also, for similar reasons, a student may be asked to present a report card in a single subject. Parents are asked to sign the card daily, as is the Head of Year/Section. In addition, the Head of Year/Section may negotiate with a pupil specific targets relating to such things as organisation and time management. In such cases a specific Target Setting Sheet is issued. Reports Online reports are issued at key points during the year and details can be found in the calendar and will be provided at the ‘Year Introduction’ meetings at the start of each academic year. The reports will be available on the Parent Portal. Consultation Evenings These evenings run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Year 12 and 13) and are arranged for each group in the school year, providing an opportunity for parents, students and teachers to discuss progress. We encourage students to attend. Appointments are usually made by the student on behalf of the parent with all, or with a selected number, of teachers. Parents are asked not to arrive to see a teacher without an appointment being made. Occasionally, a teacher may request to see a parent, believing that a discussion would be mutually beneficial. The first Year 7 consultation event will consist of a Form Tutor evening early in the first term. In addition to these formally arranged evenings, parents are welcome to contact
New Student Booklet Dubai College Communication - Section 2 the school office to arrange an appointment to see the appropriate member of staff at any time there is felt to be a need. Notice Board Students should consult the electronic notice boards located around the school on a daily basis. They carry updated information regarding activities, events, examinations and any other important school information. Text Messages An SMS text message and/or an email will be sent to all parents should we need to change the school’s schedule at short notice.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 3 - Uniform & Equipment UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT The aim is for students to present a neat appearance without being obtrusive, fashionable or competitive in what they wear, or the way in which the uniform is worn. Form teachers are responsible for checking during morning and afternoon registration that students are well presented. Where they are not, students will be asked for an explanation and sent to the Head of Section who will contact parents, if necessary. Girls (Lower and Middle School) Blouse Standard white uniform blouse with Dubai College badge. Skirt Standard navy blue Dubai College uniform skirt of knee length. Trousers Standard navy blue Dubai College uniform trousers. Socks White, black or navy blue. Tights may be worn in winter. Shoes Black in colour, clean and polished and traditional leather style, not trainers or sandals. Heel height of girls’ shoes should not exceed 40mm. Shoes should be logo free. No boots of any kind are allowed. Makeup / Nail Varnish should not be worn. Boys (Lower and Middle School) Shirt Standard white uniform shirt with Dubai College badge. Trousers Standard navy blue Dubai College uniform trousers. Socks Black or navy blue. Shoes Black in colour, clean and polished and traditional leather style, not trainers or sandals. Shoes should be logo free. No boots of any kind are allowed.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Uniform & Equipment - Section 3 Sixth Form (Boys and Girls) Shirt Sixth Form blue uniform shirt or blouse with Dubai College badge. Trousers Standard navy blue Dubai College uniform trousers. Skirt Standard navy blue Dubai College uniform skirt, of knee length. Socks Black or navy blue. Shoes - Girls Black in colour, clean and polished and traditional leather style, not trainers or sandals. Heel height of girls’ shoes should not exceed 40mm. Shoes should be logo free. No boots of any kind are allowed. Shoes - Boys Black in colour, clean and polished and traditional leather style, not trainers or sandals. Shoes should be logo free. No boots of any kind are allowed. All Students Jumper The standard Dubai College uniform jumper is acceptable. Dubai College PE Kit Lower / Middle School The PE kit compromises of: • DC white polo shirt • DC blue shorts • Regulation white sports socks • Trainers For Rugby and Football lessons regulation red long socks must be worn. Additionally, shin pads are required for Football lessons. Football boots are to be worn for Rugby & Football activities. For Trampolining, Gymnastics and Dance, students are permitted to wear plain navy tracksuit trousers (girls and boys) or leggings (girls only) instead of the DC blue shorts, if they wish. Sixth Form For practical activities students must wear the regulation PE kit that is outlined above. However, as an alternative they may purchase items from the DC Kukri sports shop, which can be found through the Dubai College home page. The items that can be purchased are: • DC men’s sleeveless T-shirt
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 3 - Uniform & Equipment • DC ladies T-shirt • DC gym shorts Swimming kit for all students: • Female students – navy blue / red swimming costume • Male students – navy blue and red ‘jammer’ style shorts • The DC swim cap All of the above items can be purchased at Magrudy Enterprises, located on the Beach Road, Jumeirah. Tel: 3444192 or, Stitches, located until late July 2015 at Villa 677a Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqueim 2. Tel: 3486110. Their new location is in Al Quoz. Please see the Communicator for map details. Extra-Curricular Sports Kit Dubai College’s extra-curricular Sports kit can be purchased by visiting the DC online Sports shop, which is located on the College’s Website’s front page. The shop itself is run by Kukri Sports Ltd, based in the UK. In order to make the process as reliable as possible we have agreed that there will be four times per year when the shop will be available to take orders. The items purchased will be delivered to the College at the following dates: Items purchased: Delivery: • May 10th - July 5th Beginning of September • September 1st – 30th Beginning of December • October 10th – 28th Beginning of January • February 1st – 24th Beginning of May Although the College will continue to supply the vast majority of the playing kit for team members, we expect the following items to be purchased by the pupils: Boys: • Dubai College Football shorts (for boys who wish to play football) • Dubai College Rugby shorts (for boys who wish to play rugby) • Dubai College red playing socks (worn both for football and rugby) Girls: • Dubai College Netball skort and playing top (for girls who wish to play netball)
New Student Booklet Dubai College Uniform & Equipment - Section 3 • Dubai College Football shorts (for girls who wish to play football) • Dubai College red playing socks (worn for football) The online shop stocks many other bespoke DC items but these are not compulsory for any extra-curricular activity and are there for pupils to purchase if they so wish for training or other leisure purposes. All Students Sports Bags The school has its own Dubai College sports bag for P.E. kit. School Bags The school requires that students be provided with a bag for books, which will give suitable protection and is not over-large. House shirts Students will need a House shirt for participating in House activities. Their Houses will be confirmed in advance of joining the school. All items of uniform and towels should be clearly marked with the name of the pupil either in indelible pen or by means of sewn-on nametapes. All Dubai College school wear, P.E. kit, sports bags, sweatshirts and nametapes may be purchased from Magrudy Enterprises, located on the Beach Road, Jumeirah, Tel: 3444192 or Stitches, located until late July 2015 at Villa 677a Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqueim 2. Tel: 3486110. Their new location is in Al Quoz. Please see the Communicator for map details. Jewellery None allowed in Years 7 - 9, except that girls with pierced ears may wear one pair of small studs. Year 10 and 11 girls and boys are allowed an unobtrusive neck chain, but only girls are permitted ear-studs. Where jewellery is worn for religious reasons it should be concealed beneath clothing. The wearing of jewellery in pierced eyebrows, nose or lips is not permitted. Watches are allowed, but no bracelets of any kind should be worn. Students in the Sixth Form are allowed to wear a modest amount of jewellery, and should check with the Head of Sixth Form for details. Hairstyles Should be neat and modest, neither extremely long nor short. If hair is dyed, it should be within the range of what could be termed a natural colour.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 3 - Uniform & Equipment Lockers Lockers are provided to hold the majority of students’ books. If students wish to lock their lockers they should obtain a ‘combination’ padlock and give the number to their form teacher. Mobile Telephones Mobile phones must be switched off and out of sight from arrival in school until 3.35pm (unless told otherwise by a classroom teacher). Phones will be confiscated if they are used, seen or heard during the school day. The school takes no responsibility for lost or stolen phones. The current mobile phone policy is under review. Telephone There is a ‘phone located on the premises for student use in the case of an emergency.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Uniform & Equipment - Section 3 Mathematical Equipment The Mathematics Department requires each pupil to have an electronic, scientific calculator. We recommend the following: Casio models fx82TL, fx570MS, fx570W, fx911V, fx100S, fx992S, fx85V, fx100W, fx82MS, fx115W but there are many more available and suitable. Please ensure that the calculator you buy includes the fraction key a b as well as the scientific functions. c Students are also required to have a set of Mathematical Instruments including: protractor (angle measure), ruler, compass. Sixth Form students studying Mathematics may also wish to use graphics calculators. The Maths department will order Casio fx9860G11 for students (at a cost) each September. Other graphics calculators include Casio fx9860G, fx9750, Sharp EL-9900, Texas TI-30, TI-34, TI-83, TI-84. Graphics calculators which have a keyboard or are symbolic manipulators are not allowed in GCE exams. Examples are Texas TI-89 and TI-92). Lost Property Although we endeavour to assist in the recovery of items, Dubai College cannot be held responsible for any Lost Property. Students should not bring valuable items to school. Any items found by students in the school should be handed in to the school office. When an article is lost the student should report the loss to the form teacher. Students should first check the Lost Property, which is kept in the store below the stairs to the top of ‘C’ Block. The store will be open from 12:50 – 1:10 p.m. Sunday - Wednesday. Any lost property unclaimed at the end of term will be sent to the thrift shop.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 4 - Expectations EXPECTATIONS School Rules These are posted in each form room. They are incorporated in this booklet to give parents an understanding of our expectations. Form Rooms The students’ form room is the base for morning and afternoon registration. It is also used by the students during morning break and at lunchtime, and contains a locker for storing books, P.E. Kit, etc. Use of the form room is restricted to form members only; use by non-members must be approved by the form teachers. General Behaviour Students of Dubai College are expected to follow normal standards of acceptable behaviour: • treat other people with courtesy and consideration • treat school buildings and all property with care • behave in a calm and orderly manner Students are members of the school at all times. Throughout Dubai they represent and are associated with Dubai College. Their behaviour should be such as to reflect only credit on themselves, the school and their families.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Expectations - Section 4 Inside the Building Students Should • walk not run • keep to the left in the corridors and on stairs • avoid using corridors and stairways as meeting places • keep form rooms and lockers clean and free from litter • treat furniture with respect, sit on chairs only, and always with the four legs on the ground • keep doors and windows closed when the air conditioning is on • use fire doors only in an emergency • go to lessons punctually and quietly Outside the Buildings Students Should • keep to the paths, avoiding grass and sand, and where possible, gravel • not play running games in the courtyard or on the pathways • hold doors open for visitors, staff and other students and always be ready to greet strangers with a cheerful, “May I help you?” • not have expensive electrical iPod or similar devices in school with the exception of students in the Sixth Form. Sixth Formers must restrict their use to the study areas and ensure that the headphones employed are of a type which will exclude all noise-nuisance for other Sixth Formers in the study room. Please note that the chewing of gum is strictly forbidden.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 4 - Expectations Information Technology & Computer and Internet Rules Students have access to computers at the school in class time, as well as in the library during lunch, breaks and after school. • Students have access to the Internet primarily as a tool for learning and for researching information relevant to school work. • No information is to be downloaded without the permission of a teacher. • The use of social networking, instant messenging sites and sending personal e-mail is not permitted. • Out of school, students should not use the Internet in a way that brings discredit to Dubai College or is likely to cause offence. • Copyright: the usual condition is that the source of downloaded material must be credited.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Section 5 - Administration & Staff SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF The school office is open throughout the day Sunday to Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Headmaster, Mr. Mike Lambert (from September 2015), and other senior academic staff are available through the school office, telephone 3999111, as is The Bursar, Kieran Dempsey, who is responsible for general school administration including finances, buses, uniforms, etc. Communication with other staff may also be made through the school office. Senior Staff Mr. M. Hunter Deputy Head Mr. C. Agent Assistant Head: Timetable and Curriculum Development Miss. D. Jones Assistant Head: Welfare and Student Progress
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 5 - Administration & Staff The Heads of Section oversee year groups as listed below. Parents are welcome to telephone them at any time if they have any queries or concerns: Lower School Mr. M. Woolley Head of Lower School In Charge Year 9 Mrs. A. Romans Deputy Head of Lower School In Charge Year 8 Mrs. K. Greenlees Deputy Head of Lower School In Charge Year 7 Middle School Ms. K. Hill Head of Middle School In Charge Year 11 Mr. J. Bailey Deputy Head of Middle School In Charge Year 10 Sixth Form Mr. B. Trivic Head of Sixth Form In Charge Year 13 Mr. J. Tate Deputy Head of Sixth Form In Charge Year 12 Mr. M. Lavery Assistant Head of Sixth Form Mrs J. Lee-Foster Assistant Head of Sixth Form
New Student Booklet Dubai College Section 5 - Administration & Staff Form Teachers Each pupil is allocated to a form in the care of a Form Teacher whose role is to be a support and adviser to the students as well as being the initial point of contact for parents in matters pertaining to the general welfare and conduct of their children. The Form Teacher is also the person responsible for delivering to form members a well structured and developmental Personal, Social and Health Education Programme which is in operation throughout the school. Subject Departments and Teachers CREATIVE ARTS ENGLISH Group Head Mr. I. Jones (Subject Group Head Mr. M. Donovan (Subject Leader: DT) Leader: English) Mr. G.E. Roberts (DT) Mrs. A. Ashby (part-time) Mr. G. Case (DT/Art) Ms. H Bastable Mrs. J Bailey (Subject Leader: Art) Mrs. K. Derrick Ms M. Doherty (Art) Miss A. Greer Mr. J. Tate (Art) Mrs. L. Hodge Ms. K Wilson (Art, part-time) Miss K. McGivern Mrs S. Henderson-Corless (Head of Miss M. Parkes Drama) Mrs. C. Riordan (part-time) Miss N Madison (Drama) Miss R. Shah Mr. A. Jones (Director of Sport) Mr. D. Riordan (Subject Leader: PE) CLASSICS Miss L. Clohesy (Head of Girls’ Games) Mr. J. Kimber Ms. M. Cooper (P.E.) Mr. D. Jackson (P.E.) STUDENT SERVICES Miss D. Jones (P.E.) Mrs. C Penney Mrs. G. Williams (P.E. part-time) Mr. M. Zambonini (Subject Leader: Music) Mrs. J. Lee-Foster (Music) Mrs. F. Lett (Music) MATHEMATICS Group Head Miss. P. Tragett (Subject Mrs. G. Malik Leader: Mathematics) Mrs. C. McMenamin Mr. J. Almond Mr. P. Sparks Mr. R. Ashby Mrs. S. Taylor (Part-time) Mr. J Cottam Mr. R. Verma Mr. P.M. Flower Mrs. K. Winters Mr. S. Gale Ms. A. York
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 5 - Administration & Staff MODERN LANGUAGES Mrs. S. Abdulhadi (Subject Leader: Group Head Miss E. John (French) Arabic B) Mr. N. Bernaz (French) Mrs. R. Dabbagh (Arabic part-time) Miss D. Foulkes (French, German, Mr. Hani El-Taher (Arabic) History) Ms. Rola Hashem (Arabic) Mrs. S. MacLaren (French) Mrs. D. Shams (Arabic part-time) Miss S. Mennaai (French) Mrs. B. Phillips (Subject Leader: Mrs. S. Thompson (French, Games) Spanish) Mr. S. Zaghlowl (Director of Arabic) Mr. B. Trivic (Spanish) SCIENCE Group Head Mr. L.E. Ashmore Mrs A. Romans (Biology) (Subject Leader: Physics) Miss. T. Sopaul (Biology) Mr. A. Hann (Physics) Mr. M. Woolley (Biology) Mr. G. Jeffcote (Physics) Mr. A. J. Davidson (Subject Leader: Mr. S. Over (Physics) Chemistry) Mr. B. Stormont (Physics) Mrs. W. Davies (Chemistry) Mr. C. Temple (Physics) Mrs. V. Holmes (Chemistry) Mr. P.N. Rivers (Subject Leader: Mr. C. House (Chemistry) Biology) Mr. R. Miles (Chemistry) Mr. J. Bailey (Biology) Mr. M. Hunter (Science) SOCIAL STUDIES Mr. G. Rodgers (Subject Leader: Mr. M. Wood (Subject Leader: ICT) History/Government and Politics) Mrs. G Cornwall (ICT/Economics) Mr. R. Dennis (History/Government Mrs. K. Greenlees (ICT) and Politics) Miss Janan Din (Subject Leader: Miss T. Drake (History, part-time) Islamic Studies B) Mr. M. Lavery (History) Mr. Kamal Al Mohammad (Islamic Mr. O. Lukeman (History/Government Studies) and Politics) Mrs. K. Thompson (History part-time) Miss T. Johns (Subject Leader: Business Studies / Economics) Mr. C. Agent (Economics) Mr. B. Christopher (Economics) Mr. J. Salisbury (Subject Leader: Geography) Mrs.E. Adamson (Geography/History) Ms. K. Hill (Geography) Mr. J. McIlveen (Geography)
New Student Booklet Dubai College Section 6 - Activities & Miscellaneous items ACTIVITIES & MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Extra-Curricular Activities There are many opportunities during lunchtime and after school for involvement in a comprehensive programme of activities. Sporting, practical and academic interests are all catered for and we consider the co-curricular programme to be a key aspect of the ‘learning for life’ process. Whilst not compulsory, students are strongly encouraged to take up at least one activity which often leads to House and/or school representation at competitive levels. Lists are sent home at the beginning of each year for information as activities change from term to term and from year to year depending upon demand. Students are asked to suggest new ones that would be of interest to them; if a viable group can be formed and a leader found, the activity will go ahead. Activities take place during the lunch hour or after school. After school activities commence at 3.45 p.m., finishing at 4.45 p.m. in time for students to use the ‘late bus’ that leaves at 4.55 p.m. If an activity cannot be held and is cancelled, details will be posted on the notice board outside the School office. It is the responsibility of the pupil then to contact parents or driver to make alternate transportation arrangements as necessary. House Events There are a large number of House events during the year in which students may take part. Parents are warmly invited to attend these events and in particular Sports Day and the Swimming Gala, details of which appear in the termly calendar. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) & Well-Being To support the development of students, a structured programme of enrichment is delivered, which includes all 3 core themes of a well-developed Personal, Social and Health Education. This is further supported by the content of year group assemblies, along with the provision made for visiting speakers and external opportunities for development. The enrichment activities on offer are discussed at the ‘Introduction to the year’ meetings held at the end of September/ beginning of October in each new academic year. Support If students are known to have some difficulty or special requirements in relation to lessons, we ask that parents notify the appropriate Head of Section.
Dubai College New Student Booklet Section 6 - Activities & Miscellaneous items Private Music Lessons Instruction in a variety of instruments is available in school. The current fee is AED 2,100 per term based on an average of ten, forty minute lessons per term. To avoid disadvantaging other study, instrumental lessons affect a different academic lesson each week. Mr. Hardman Piano Miss. Vos Piano Mrs. Dannawy Classical Guitar Mr. Hamzy Classical Guitar Mrs. Lett Strings/Piano Mrs. Hughes Piano/Flute Mrs. Herron Woodwind Miss Turner Woodwind Mrs. Gluek Voice Mrs. Crook Voice Mrs. Mouslmani Violin Miss Maxwell ‘Cello Miss. Ledesma Saxophone Mrs. Cuthbertson Brass Mr. Cuthbertson Brass Friends of Dubai College This is a group, mainly of parents, who organise valuable fund raising as well as social events. All parents of Dubai College students are welcome to contribute to the group’s activities. For more information contact the school office or view the FDC section of the website.
New Student Booklet Dubai College Section 6 - Activities & Miscellaneous items STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE FORM For your child’s welfare it is essential that your contact information be kept up to date. Please complete this form and send it to the school office immediately should any details change. Thank you. Student’s Name: Form: P.O. Box: City: Telephone - Home: Office Tel. - Father: Office Tel. - Mother: Mobile - Father: Mobile - Mother: Emergency Contact - Name: Emergency Contact - Telephone: Email - Father: Email - Mother: If a student does not live with both parents, please indicate how correspondence should be addressed: Signature: Date: Parent/guardian Please tick if you do not wish Friends of Dubai College to contact you.
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