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…. are very excited to introduce our new improved dedicated website for Teachers, Schools and Businesses in The UAE…

 

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25 Best Schools in Sharjah – Top Ratings (2017 Reviews)

Ruth Harron 10/01/2018 0

Best schools in Sharjah

Source: 25 Best Schools in Sharjah – Top Ratings (2017 Reviews)

 

List of 25 Best Schools in Sharjah (2017)
With a population of 1.4 million (2015), Sharjah is one of the seven Emirates that comprise UAE. Sharjah combines the atmosphere of a modern, growing emirate with one of the Arab world’s most renowned cultural centers.There are 38 accredited Private Schools in Sharjah( مدارس في الشارقة ).

Despite its wealth and 21st century conveniences, Sharjah proudly bears a reputation as a guardian of Arab tradition. Known as the cultural center of the UAE and once named the UNESCO Cultural Capital of the Arab World, Sharjah is rich in museums, historical centers, exquisite mosques and souks (markets) that reflect centuries-old Arab architecture, history and customs.

More conservative than nearby Dubai, Sharjah offers a traditional Middle Eastern study abroad experience in a comfortable, academically enriching atmosphere. You can join locals in cheering on local cricket and soccer sports teams or enjoy the stunning views of the Persian Gulf along Sharjah’s many beaches, while also soaking up traditional Arab culture. Due to its reputation as an Arab cultural hub, Sharjah is also an ideal location for learning or improving your skills in the Arabic language.

Below is a comprehensive list of all private schools in Sharjah. Our team strives to offer parents the latest updates, helping you find the best school in Sharjah, including details, tuition fees, videos, photos, location map and community reviews.

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25 Best Schools in RAK – Top Ratings (2017 Reviews)

Ruth Harron 02/01/2018 0

Best schools in Dubai Abu Dhabi and UAE

Source: 25 Best Schools in RAK – Top Ratings (2017 Reviews)

According to recent reports, the UAE continues to have the highest number of English-medium international schools (511) in the world. Just 15 years ago there were fewer than 1 million students, and now there are over 2.75 million students in the UAE.

Some facts about the UAE education system:

The public schools are government-funded
The curriculum is created to match the UAE development’s goals and values
The medium of instruction at public schools is Arabic and English as a Second Language is emphasized
There are also many top private schools which are internationally accredited
Public schools in the country are free for citizens of the UAE, while the fees for private schools vary
Education at primary and secondary levels is universal and compulsory up to the ninth grade
About 40% of pupils attend private schools
Primary and secondary education is provided for all UAE citizens
The existing educational structure, which was established in the early 1970s, is a four-tier system covering 14 years of education.
Governing bodies

The UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) is tasked with education reform, while preserving local traditions, principles and the cultural identity of the UAE. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), are responsible for the growth and quality of private education in their respective emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Age Bracket (Tiers)

4 to 5 year-olds attend kindergarten
6 to 11 year-olds attend primary school
Preparatory stage caters for children aged between 12 and 14
15 to 17 year-olds attend secondary school
Breakdown of the number of private schools per emirate:

Dubai – 169
Abu Dhabi – 265 Public Schools; 185 Tuition-based Schools
Sharjah – 47
Ajman – 9
Ras Al Khaimah – 9
Fujairah – 6
Umm Al Quwain – 3
Below is a comprehensive list of all private schools in the UAE. Our team strives to offer parents the latest updates, helping you find the best school in the UAE, including details, tuition fees, videos, photos, location map and community reviews.

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25 Best Schools in Ajman – Top Ratings (2017 Reviews)

Ruth Harron 02/01/2018 0

Best schools in Ajman

Source: 25 Best Schools in Ajman – Top Ratings (2017 Reviews)

According to recent reports, the UAE continues to have the highest number of English-medium international schools (511) in the world. Just 15 years ago there were fewer than 1 million students, and now there are over 2.75 million students in the UAE.

Some facts about the UAE education system:

The public schools are government-funded
The curriculum is created to match the UAE development’s goals and values
The medium of instruction at public schools is Arabic and English as a Second Language is emphasized
There are also many top private schools which are internationally accredited
Public schools in the country are free for citizens of the UAE, while the fees for private schools vary
Education at primary and secondary levels is universal and compulsory up to the ninth grade
About 40% of pupils attend private schools
Primary and secondary education is provided for all UAE citizens
The existing educational structure, which was established in the early 1970s, is a four-tier system covering 14 years of education.
Governing bodies

The UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) is tasked with education reform, while preserving local traditions, principles and the cultural identity of the UAE. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), are responsible for the growth and quality of private education in their respective emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Age Bracket (Tiers)

4 to 5 year-olds attend kindergarten
6 to 11 year-olds attend primary school
Preparatory stage caters for children aged between 12 and 14
15 to 17 year-olds attend secondary school
Breakdown of the number of private schools per emirate:

Dubai – 169
Abu Dhabi – 265 Public Schools; 185 Tuition-based Schools
Sharjah – 47
Ajman – 9
Ras Al Khaimah – 9
Fujairah – 6
Umm Al Quwain – 3
Below is a comprehensive list of all private schools in the UAE. Our team strives to offer parents the latest updates, helping you find the best school in the UAE, including details, tuition fees, videos, photos, location map and community reviews.

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25 Best Schools in Abu Dhabi – Top ADEC Ratings (2017 Reviews)

Ruth Harron 31/12/2017 2

ADEC

ADEK Source: 25 Best Schools in Abu Dhabi – Top ADEC Ratings (2017 Reviews)

ADEC (Abu Dhabi Educational Council) now known as ADEK

The capital of the United Arab Emirates and with a population of 2.6 million (2015), Abu Dhabi is home to a diverse curricula of private schools and colleges, with subjects taught in Arabic and English. Schools in Abu Dhabi ( مدارس في أبو ظبي ) work under the supervision of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEK) and the UAE Ministry of Education.

Public & Private Schooling

Set up in 1993, the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) works at the government level and through an auxiliary body (the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), has a mandate to certify organizations and education institutions in the Emirate. Founded in 2005, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEK) oversees all public and private schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

According to ADEK, Abu Dhabi has:

265 Public Schools
32 Adult Education Centres
185 Tuition based Schools working in three locales; Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Western Region (Al Gharbia)
18 Advanced Education Establishments
18 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
4 HEIs that prepare students directly for military or police careers
Below is a comprehensive list of all private schools in Abu Dhabi. Our team strives to offer parents the latest updates, helping you find the best school in Abu Dhabi, including details, tuition fees, videos, photos, location map and community reviews.

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25 Best Schools in Dubai – Top KHDA Ratings (2017 Reviews)

Ruth Harron 28/12/2017 0

Best schools in dubai

Source: 25 Best Schools in Dubai – Top KHDA Ratings (2017 Reviews)

 

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List of 25 Best Schools in Dubai (2017)
With a population of 2.4 million (2015), Dubai has over the years emerged as the business hub of the Middle East. The UAE Ministry of Education is tasked with the accreditation of schools in Dubai (مدارس في دبي) while the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for growth and quality of private education in the Emirate. The KHDA supports parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.

Public and Private Schooling

In Dubai, primary and secondary schooling is mandatory for all young men and women. Government setup public schools are free of expense for all UAE Nationals.

The Arabic language with an emphasis on English as a second language is the medium of teaching in state funded schools in Dubai. Furthermore, American, British and International Baccalaureate schools are taught in English; whereas all students (including expatriates) must take Arabic language classes.

KHDA’s Report on Private Education in Dubai (2015) Statistics:

169 private schools in Dubai
In total; 255,208 students from 186 different nationalities were enrolled in private schools
42% in primary education, 25% in secondary, 15% in tertiary and 18% in kindergarten.
British and Indian curricula account for 64% of all enrollment in Dubai’s best schools
Tuition ranges from AED 1,725 (USD 471) to AED 98,649 (USD 26,953) per annum
39% of students pay less than AED 10,000 in tuition per annum
Variety of curricula in Dubai: UAE Ministry of Education, British (IGCSE), Indian (CBSE), American, International Baccalaureate, Iranian, French, Filipino, Pakistani, SABIS, IAT, German, Russian, Japanese and Canadian.
Find the top Dubai schools near you: JBR, JLT, The Palm, Jumeirah Islands, Tecom, Greens, Dubai Marina, Emirates Hills, Meadows, Springs, Internet City, Knowledge Village, Media City, Discovery Gardens, JAFZA, Arabian Ranches, Motor City, Sports City, Studio City, Silicon Oasis, Jumeirah Village, Barsha, Jafiliya, Karama, Bur Dubai, Mankhool, Safa, Wasl, Business Bay, Healthcare City, Downtown, Oud Metha, Satwa, Sheikh Zayed Road, Zabeel, Umm Hurair, Al Mizhar, Al Warqa, Garhoud, Mirdif, Muhaisnah, Rashidiya, International City, Al Khail, Al Quoz, Umm Al Sheif, Al Sufouh, Umm Suqeim, Al Manara
Below is a comprehensive list of all private schools in Dubai. Our team strives to offer parents the latest updates, helping you find the best school in Dubai, including details, tuition fees, videos, photos, location map and community reviews.

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Official UAE school calendar 2017-2018

Ruth Harron 28/12/2017 0

English Teacher Abu Dhabi

UAE school calendar

Plan your year by using our guides to upcoming public holidays in 2018.
For winter break, students will receive a three-week holiday, and teachers two weeks. For spring break, students will have a two and a half week holiday and teachers a one and a half week holiday. Summer breaks will be the longest as usual, with students enjoying a seven-week break, with teachers receiving six weeks.

Plan your holidays Here is the confirmed school calendar for the next academic year

Source: Official UAE school calendar 2017-2018

 

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Students to camp out in Hatta KHDA UAE

Ruth Harron 06/12/2017 0

Students to camp

Students to camp out in Hatta as extra-curricular option

KHDA says new Wellbeing Campus turns landscape and local community into extension of the classroom

Dubai: Dubai’s private school students can now enjoy a new two-day camp in the mountainous Hatta area of the emirate of Dubai as an extra-curricular option.

‘Discover The Treasures of Hatta’ programme transforms Hatta’s “beautiful landscape and its community into an extension of the classroom”, said Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which launched the programme

As part of the Hatta Wellbeing Campus, which is a part of the Hatta Development Plan, students aged 13 to 15 can experience activities that take them on “a journey of discovery and learning”.

Dr Abdullah Al Karam, director-general of KHDA, said: “The Hatta Wellbeing Campus really gives students an opportunity to push themselves while learning something new. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that allows students to explore, connect and be active. It’s about discovering something new and enjoying the natural beauty of Hatta to reconnect with well-being and happiness.”

Participating schools will be given an opportunity to host students at the Hatta Wellbeing Campus, which takes students to the Hatta Hill Park, Hatta Dam and JA Hatta Fort Hotel.

Dr Al Karam added: “The well-being campus has a lot of activities that encourage students to share new experiences and discover the place at their own pace. By introducing overnight camping this year, we are giving students a chance to experience more activities in Hatta.”

This year students will experience additional camping activities — tent assembly, hiking, cooking, farming and “mindfulness” sessions.

Designed to develop mindfulness as a tool towards well-being, the programme will provide opportunities for students to be challenged physically, emotionally and socially.

The ‘Discover The Treasures of Hatta’ programme is designed and delivered by Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), Ecoventure and JA Hatta Fort Hotel, part of JA Resorts & Hotels.

Lai Hock, founder of Ground-Up Initiative, said: “We witnessed once again the positive impact of Hatta’s mountains and water on students and young adults. Everyone feels happy and rejuvenated as they hike through the mountains and get reminded to be mindful of not just their personal well-being but also the well-being of nature.”

Simon Cook, commercial director of Ecoventure, said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to help students reconnect with nature and develop an understanding of how important it is to both nurture and be nurtured by the environment. Making strides to achieve this will help us to develop towards escaping urban living and being more sustainable. All this is intrinsically linked to our inter and intrapersonal relationships and our respect for one another and the environment as a whole.”

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KHDA Teachers 2027

Ruth Harron 28/11/2017 0

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KHDA Teachers 2027

Dubai: In a decade, there will be Artificial Intelligence (AI) teachers in the classroom, Dubai’s education chief told the What Works conference on Monday in Dubai.

Dr Abdullah Al Karam, director-general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), was speaking about the rise of AI in various fields, including education, during his opening address to the conference.

What Works is a KHDA event bringing together education stakeholders to share best practices and discuss trends affecting schooling.

Dr Al Karam said: “In the next 10 years, we will have AI teachers, who will understand us and cater to our individual needs, no matter how many kids we will have in the classroom — if we will still have classrooms, and if we will still have schools.”

He added that technology was changing too rapidly, while “values and ethics” related to technology were not changing fast enough. The director-general said AI will soon become “the norm in our communication, not the exception”.

‘CORE’ values

Dr Al Karam added: “Having a strong sense of values and ethics will make sure that technology will remain the tools we use to serve the purpose of our lives — and not become the purpose itself. As educators, we have strengths. For most of us, that strength is not technology but it is people. Focusing on that strength means we have to rethink the purpose of education as we know it today.”

He explained that “in the very near future” the study of sciences and technology “will not be possible without knowing more about the other side” of the equation, which he called ‘CORE’ — Creativity, Originality, Responsibility and Empathy.

Espousing empathy at What Works was Shaikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, who shared insights on the initiatives she founded for children.

CORE values, Dr Al Karam said, will be the “foundation on which our world will be built on, and the purpose of education: we will be able to send our children to this new world where we know how to live peacefully with ourselves and with each other”.

Journey to Expo 2020

The theme of the latest edition of What Works was ‘Our Journey to Expo 2020’. Dr Al Karam said that CORE, peace and happiness formed “the main message” of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will start on October 20, 2020. “We can start bringing the spirit of Expo into our schools today,” he added.

Schools have already started incorporating Expo 2020 Dubai themes into their curriculum, What Works delegates said on Monday. The themes include Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability.

The KHDA, as an Official Supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, is one of several organisations in the UAE that are extending their support to Expo 2020 Dubai and its youth engagement initiative, called Youth Connect.

Speaking at What Works, Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president of Legacy Development and Impact at Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “It was a great opportunity for Expo’s Youth Connect team to engage with and hear directly from teachers and principals about their thoughts on Expo 2020 and how Expo can contribute to schools in the UAE and help broaden our students’ horizons.”

Alya Al Ali, director of Youth Connect, Expo 2020 Dubai, told Gulf News on the sidelines of What Works that the engagement programme has reached around 25,000 individuals — learners and educators — in all seven emirates. The initiative includes school roadshows by Youth Connect teams as well as school field trips to the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

“Whenever we talk to students about the Expo, we really see how it inspires them. You can see hope in their eyes. We also get inspired by them, which is also very important. Their questions challenge us, what they tell us is very important as well,” Al Ali said.

At What Works, primary students from Dubai British School led a workshop on integrating Expo 2020 Dubai themes into school curriculums. Simon Jodrell, head teacher at the school, said: “We’ve looked at how we can best use the cultures, the traditions, the history and geography of this fantastic country [UAE] that we live in, and how we can link that to Expo 2020 Dubai and the exciting times that are ahead for the UAE.”

Bright idea — students create solar robot

Dubai: Brothers Aadi Verma and Aarush Verma presented their mobile solar robot ‘Machine Craft’ at the What Works conference in Dubai on Monday.

The project was selected to represent GEMS Modern Academy at the conference, hosted at Emirates Aviation University. Aadi is in grade six and Aarush is in grade five.

Compared to solar panels at a fixed angle, the prototype robot tracks the sun’s movement using an ambient lights mode to maximise energy, capable of producing 40 per cent more electricity in some regions, the brothers said.

The modules are continually adjusted to the optimum angle as the sun’s trajectory moves across the sky.

 

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Aqdar World Summit from Nov. 21-23

Ruth Harron 16/11/2017 0

Aqdar World Summit

Aqdar World Summit: Abu Dhabi to host summit a platform where leaders educators students and parents come together to share their expertise

Source: Aqdar World Summit from Nov. 21-23

Abu Dhabi: The capital will host Aqdar World Summit from November 21 to 23 where hundreds of academicians will gather to share their expertise in the education sector.

This is the first ever platform created for people from all over the world on ‘moral education’ to shape up future of youth. The summit will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The summit is a platform where leaders, educators, students and parents come together to share their expertise for shaping the future of youth.

Under patronage of Lt. General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior, it is organised by the Khalifa Empowerment Programme for Students “Aqdar” and Index Conferences and Exhibitions.

The summit will talk about the ‘Role of Moral Education in Academic Institutions Regionally and Internationally to Combat Global Challenges’.

Major General Dr Ahmad Naser Al Raisi, General Inspector of Ministry of Interior, said it aims to build a global platform bringing together key figures, leaders and experts each year to come up with a number of initiatives and recommendations that can be the starting point for better educational programmes.

 

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