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Substitute teachers in The UAE

Ruth Harron 27/06/2018 0

Substitute Teachers

Good news for substitute teachers in The UAE

Dubai: Residents can now obtain a new freelance package for an annual fee of Dh7,500 in media and education sectors with Dubai Media City (DMC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP), officials announced on Tuesday.

The package, called Gofreelance, was launched by TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding, in partnership with Dubai Creative Clusters Authority.

The annual fee includes the Freelancer Permit and access to the Business Centre. If the candidates requires a visa, such as if they are non-residents who want to freelance here, relevant “assistance” will be provided. However, the visa will cost separately as per the normal associated fees.

Gofreelance was announced during a media briefing at Dubai Press Club on Tuesday. Speaking at the event, officials from Dubai Media City outlined the benefits of the new package, which offers a freelance permit at a significantly lower fee (around half) than previous freelance packages in Dubai.

Freelancing advantage

At the moment, the permit is restricted to certain “activities” in each of the two sectors of Education and Media. For example, in Education, there are five activities, including Education Advisor, Researcher, and eLearning Advisor.

Activities

The Media category, on the other hand, has almost 50 activities, including Actor, Animator, Cameraman, Journalist, and others.

Majed Al Suwaidi, managing director of Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and Dubai Production City, told Gulf News on the sidelines of Tuesday’s event that the new package comes in line with expectations of a changing professional market.

“We see there are a lot of changes in the industry. The media industry today is not like the media industry 10 years ago. How individuals interact with the media and how the media interacts with individuals has drastically changed,” Al Suwaidi said.

Work freedom

Al Suwaidi also said there are a lot of people “‘freelancing’ without the right [legal] structure. What we’re saying is that the right structure is better for you – and it doesn’t cost you that much”.

‘Strong interest’

Mohammad Abdullah, managing director of Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and DKP, told Gulf News there has been “strong interest” from the community for the new permit package and officials have started receiving applications.

“Freelance permits have been there before, but today’s event is to announce the new package. We’re making the process easier, faster and have reduced the cost, by around 70 per cent compared to many cases earlier,” Abdullah said.

Simplified process

The process for obtaining the permit has also been simplified, with almost all of the needed steps done online at www.gofreelance.ae, the website of the permit.

Candidates have to upload the application forms and required documents, such as their CV, passport and visa copy, a bank reference letter, and sponsor’s NOC (if applicable).

Once the application is approved, candidates will receive an email notification and then visit one of the business centres in DMC or DKP to personally sign the documents and pay the fee. During the visit, the candidates may be asked relevant questions regarding their application for clarification or verification purposes. Shortly afterwards, they will receive their freelance permit via email.

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The Swiss International School Dubai

Ruth Harron 25/06/2018 0

Swiss

THE SWISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DUBAI

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading day and boarding school where future
generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners, ready to embrace
the opportunities of a global world. Our school follows the full continuum International Baccalaureate
(IB) programme in English with additional languages or in two bilingual English-French and English-
German streams. SISD is an IB Continuum World School authorised to offer and teach the IB Primary
Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP). Our unique
curriculum offers an engaging learning experience, the challenge of developing a real understanding of
cultural diversity and the support of a thriving international community. Our large eco-friendly campus
ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting facilities that make the most of our location adjacent
to Dubai Creek.

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Ruth Harron 25/06/2018 0

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Oaktree Primary School Dubai

Ruth Harron 24/06/2018 0

Oaktree

OAKTREE PRIMARY SCHOOL DUBAI

Oaktree Primary School Dubai  is a British community school, with a unique family feel in the heart of Dubai, providing a quality education. Our class sizes are amongst the smallest in Dubai and all our class teachers are from Britain. Our fees start at 30,000AED per year.

 

We teach the National Curriculum for England and Wales (NCfE), where each child is valued as an individual and is encouraged to reach their full potential. We provide primary school education for children from Foundation Stage (age 3) to Year-6 (age 10-11).

 

Russian, Spanish and French lessons are offered to native speakers, at no extra cost. You can choose from a variety of paid and non-paid after-school activities from Arts and Crafts, to a variety of sporting activities.  A healthy meal option for lunch is also provided with monthly payments.

 

Oaktree Primary School is located in Al Qouz 4 behind Al Khail Mall and is easily accessible within minutes from Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. Our own bus service covers most locations in Dubai.

 

Oaktree Primary School Dubai

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The Swiss International School Dubai

Ruth Harron 12/06/2018 0

Swiss

THE SWISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DUBAI

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading day and boarding school where future
generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners, ready to embrace
the opportunities of a global world. Our school follows the full continuum International Baccalaureate
(IB) programme in English with additional languages or in two bilingual English-French and English-
German streams. SISD is an IB Continuum World School authorised to offer and teach the IB Primary
Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP). Our unique
curriculum offers an engaging learning experience, the challenge of developing a real understanding of
cultural diversity and the support of a thriving international community. Our large eco-friendly campus
ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting facilities that make the most of our location adjacent
to Dubai Creek.

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Where is the Western Region?

Ruth Harron 06/06/2018 0

Schools in The UAE

Where is the Western Region?

This is one of the questions I am frequently asked by applicants, alongside What are the Northern Emirates and What is the capital of The UAE?

I’m sure people have plenty more questions and queries but here are the answers to those few:

Northern Emirates: From the Emirates with the biggest surface area to those with the lowest, the five Northern Emirates are:

• Sharjah
• Ras al Khaimah
• Fujairah
• Umm al Quwain
• Ajman

The Western Region Al Gharbia or Western Region is one of three Municipal Region in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

This region comprises seven townships,

• Madinat Zayed
• Ruwais
• Ghayathi
• Liwa
• Marfa
• Sila
• Dalma

The Capital of The UAE: Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of The UAE, it’s also the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates.

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The Swiss International School Dubai

Ruth Harron 29/05/2018 0

Swiss

THE SWISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DUBAI

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai is a leading day and boarding school where future
generations are inspired to become confident and enthusiastic life-long learners, ready to embrace
the opportunities of a global world. Our school follows the full continuum International Baccalaureate
(IB) programme in English with additional languages or in two bilingual English-French and English-
German streams. SISD is an IB Continuum World School authorised to offer and teach the IB Primary
Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP). Our unique
curriculum offers an engaging learning experience, the challenge of developing a real understanding of
cultural diversity and the support of a thriving international community. Our large eco-friendly campus
ensures that we can offer a wide range of sporting facilities that make the most of our location adjacent
to Dubai Creek.

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