Extra-Curricular Activities

Developing skills in new ways

GEMS Wellington International School have a wide range of activities supporting the children’s development in creative and performing arts as well as in sport and the curriculum.

If you wish to contact the Extra-Curricular Activities Co-ordinator then please send an email to our Parent Relations Executive at pre_wis@gemsedu.com.

About the Activities

GEMS Wellington International School offers a wide range of activities which enrich the student's educational experience. The performing arts, creative subjects and media are just a few of the areas which are on offer to the students. Students are also able to participate in a number of sports related activities with both recreational and competitive objectives including rugby, basketball and fitness. Fixtures are played in a number of sports including football, netball and swimming with as many students taking part as possible and there have also been a number of successful GWIS sports teams in both local leagues and international competitions.

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, equipping young people for life. Over the past 60 years, the Award has transformed the lives of millions of young people in more than 140 countries and territories worldwide. The Award’s has a unique reputation with employers, policy makers and leaders in society.

The Award is available to all young people aged 14 to 24. It is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires sustained effort over time. The Award encourages young people to design their own programme of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves to achieve their aims. We are proud to be an International Award Centre and work closely with young people to achieve their awards.

For more information about the Award please visit intaward.org


ESM Paid Activities

ESM is Dubai's leading sports training academy for both children and adults of all levels. These programs include, tennis, football, swimming, cricket, rugby, climbing, holiday camps and much more. Our main aim is to provide all students with the knowledge and tools to better themselves within the sport, with the focus on enjoyment through learning.

GEMS have engaged the services of EMS for additional activities and these will run after our free school based activities. There are costs for all these activities as detailed on the attached schedule. Places are not guaranteed and are allocated if vacancies are available and on a first come, first served basis at the specific sign up days allocated to the various schools.

However, as we cannot have unsupervised children at school waiting to attend a club which starts later in the day, we ask you to please select a school club which slots in on the same day as an unpaid after school activity.  Not unless you are prepared to collect your child at 2.35pm and then return your child to their coaching session at the later time. For more information on what activities ESM offer please go to esm.com