Extra-Curricular Activities

Developing skills in new ways

GEMS Wellington International School have a wide range of activities supporting all aspects of student development and promoting active Learning linked to real life learning skills. 

If you wish to contact the Extra-Curricular Activities Co-ordinator please send an email to [email protected].

About the Activities

GEMS Wellington International School offers a wide range of activities to enrich each student's educational experience. Sport, Performing Arts, creative subjects, leadership development  are some of the areas which are on offer to our students. Both recreational and competitive sport including rugby, basketball, fitness, netball, football, athletics and tennis.

Students here at GEMS Wellington International School benefit from high levels of coaching in all areas of sport with a wealth of opportunities available at all stages to be involved both in sport for all approaches and in Competition.

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. Their programs offered here at GWIS include, tennis, football, swimming, cricket, rugby, climbing, holiday camps and much more, providing students with the opportunity to better themselves within  sport, with the focus on enjoyment through learning.

GEMS have engaged the services of EMS for additional activities to run alongside and after our free school based activities. There are costs for these activities as detailed on the attached schedule. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis at the specific sign up days allocated to the our school.

Please note in the interests of health and safety, we do not permit unsupervised children at school waiting to attend a club which starts later in the day. Therefore you are required to ensure your child (children) selects 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