Developing skills in new ways
Education is a multi-faceted process. We understand that for children to become exceptional adults, holistic education is required. Students are encouraged to participate in various extra-curricular activities extending beyond the rigid realm of the classroom, encompassing art and culture, science and sports.
The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including:
- Paper Folding
- Glass Painting
- Fabric Painting
- Acrylic Painting
- Pen Sketching
- Clay modeling
- Pot Painting
- Mask Making
To help pupils improve on their confidence and self-esteem as well as to understand themselves and change the way, they think, act and feel, the school provides ample opportunities for students in areas such as:
- Creative Writing
- Musical Concerts
- First Aid
The school conducts regular events on an inter-school and inter-house level. Some of the competitions are on elocution, debating, recitation, dramatics, quiz, essay writing, music etc.
The School offers a well-balanced and graded programme of Physical Education, which inculcates team spirit and healthy competition. Special coaching is offered in a variety of games to meet the challenges in Inter-School and Intra-School tournaments.
- Table Tennis
- Track and Field
The Annual Sports Days of the KG, Primary, Middle and Senior levels provide opportunities to students to excel and showcase their skills, learn what healthy competition is and give meaning to team spirit which are essential experiences for life in the real world.
Experiences outside the classroom add great value. In order to complement classroom teaching with real-life experience, students undertake field trips on a regular basis. Visits to museums and wildlife centres form part of a structured programme of tours and trips where students get an opportunity to balance theory with practice. A number of excursions, camps and picnics are a part of the planned curriculum. Students are guided in cultivating critical thinking skills, to reflect and connect to class-room experiences.
The school conducts general and class assemblies that are meaningful and purpose-driven. The assemblies fulfill the curricular needs and enable students to be groomed into effective citizens and active change agents. To create awareness and sensitivity to the needs of the society special assemblies are arranged for specific events, festivals, and national days and on globally recognized important days. Assemblies act as one of the main ways to exhibit creative ideas, make connections to real life situations and promote value based education.
Look Who’s Answering Quiz Club
The Look Who’s Answering Quiz Club was initiated in 2000, and is one of the unique features of the School. The main objective of the programme is to increase the level of general awareness amongst the student community vis-à-vis Science, Literature, Technology, and Current Affairs outside the realm of the formal syllabus, and to promote their quizzing ability.
It is well-structured and categorized into five groups. The preliminary round ensures that every child from Grade I to 11 participates, followed by subsequent elimination through monthly written quiz tests. The grand finale witnesses forty finalists from the five groups.
The programme also involves the Teachers’ and Parents’ Quiz, further strengthening the GEMS parent-student-teacher partnership.
The school hosts a variety of events and activities each year organised with the help of students, in which parents may also participate and attend. The school holds an annual performance which provides opportunities for students to gain confidence and develop their presentation skills. The students also organise exhibitions, where students showcase project work.
The Eco Club creates awareness about environmental issues and creates an interest in studying and researching areas relating to the environment. Celebration of ‘The Earth Day’, Can and Paper Recycling Campaigns, Eco Poster Painting Competitions, Eco Quiz and Clean Up Campaigns are some of the activities of the Eco Club.
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The Eco Club vision:
To foster a generation of environmentally conscious citizens, capable of positive action.
The Our Own Eco Club’s code:
‘A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, From Takeover to Makeover.’
School Events and Activities
The school hosts a variety of events and activities each year which the students help to organize and in which parents also participate and attend.
- The Annual Inter-School Short Story Writing Competition – ‘Write Away’ – started in the year 2000 is the only Inter-School competition of its kind in the UAE. The competition promotes aspiring writers to be at their creative best.
- The Annual Inter-School Dance Festival - Jhankaar, initiated in 2005, is the only Inter-School Competition organized by a school in the Gulf that provides a platform for Classical Dance & Folk Dance forms.
ANNUAL PRIZE DAY:
This annual event highlights and celebrates the achievements of the students in all spheres.
The musical presentations provide opportunities for students to gain confidence and develop their musical and histrionic skills.