Principal's Letter

22nd March, 2018

“Success for all as lifelong learners” 

 النجاح للجميع بما أننا نؤمن بإستمرارية التعلم


Dear Parents,

This week has been a lovely end to the term. We celebrated International Day of Happiness, Down Syndrome Awareness Day and International Mother’s Day; hugely enjoyable days for the school community underpinning values of respect, courtesy and consideration. The school was also visited this week by Civil Defence supporting our extremely efficient evacuation drill.

I am very honoured that so many parents were able to attend The Holy Quran Competition, I am proud of our Islamic students who performed so well. It is lovely to hear our children speak so confidently on stage. It was my pleasure too, to attend the tremendous Year 6 production of Mulan, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and my sincere thanks to all those involved in making this evening such a huge success.

Well done to our Primary children who completed residential camps at Kalba this week. Our Year 10 students also completed their DOE qualifying journey. In both activities students were highly praised for their determined, collegiate and inclusive approaches.

I am extremely proud of all our students who have contributed so much to the sporting achievements of GEMs Wellington International School this term.  Our students continue to personify good sportsmanship, perseverance and leadership.

Congratulations to our Tennis team, all our players represented our school extremely well. Team A won the bronze trophy, after finishing in third place at theUnder18 GEMS National Schools Tennis Competition. Our talented gymnasts received an amazing total of thirty one medals at the Dubai Gymnastics Competition. This is the first time that our children have competed at this event and I am extremely proud of our fourteen students who accumulated the most medals at this event. Our Under 12A netball team have been so succesful this team and have won an amazing five of their games. Our students were very successful at the DASSA Finals with individual wins in; under 16 and under 12 100m race, under 16 1500m final, with a new DASSA record, under 14 1500m finals, under 14 and under 16 shot putt. Our basketball teams have had more success this week; with victories for our Year 6 boys against JBS and for our Year 5 and 6 girls team who had an outstanding win in their match against the Swiss International School. 

Bon voyage to all our students who are off on school trips to Europe during the holidays, I hope that they all enjoy Romania, Italy, Austria and Switzerland and that everyone enjoys a restful break.

I look forward to welcoming you all back on 8th April 2018.

Happy Holidays!

With regards,

Ruth Burke 

Principal/ CEO