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These are the proposed ECAs for Term 2 - please send any questions to Geraint Passmore : g.passmore_gis@gemsedu.com
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GradeActivityTeachersLocation (Class #)Max #Day Description
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KG2Maker SpaceBailey + PalomaGF005 15WednesdayStudents will explore recycled materials and innovate new creations using the 'hands on, minds on' strategy. This is a great activity for developing fine motor skills and developing artistic creativity, while also enhancing learning skills like critical thinking, communication and problem solving.
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KG2MyHealth Sports And Fitness Ellie + SandraGF01215WednesdayMyHealth Sports and Fitness will be sure to offer a fun filled, action packed afternoon full of games that encourage cooperation and team building.
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KG2Creation and Designfarah and Emma McDonaldGF02515MondayCreation and Design is an opportunity for your child to develop their creative thinking skills and imagination while using various materials to creat their own unique art pieces.
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KG2Exploring TechnologyApril and JulieGF00815MondayIntroduction to coding is an exciting opportunity for your child to explore the foundations of 'Code' through various mediums and tools. They will use a variety of ipad apps and interactive resources to explore how and why code works.
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KG2-G5African Drumming (PAID)ExternalGF PE Room20MondayLearn how to play the African drums with Edward and his team! This is an external activity - 600dhms.
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G1-G2StorytellingLouise + 2 DP StudentsLibrary15MondayEnjoy listening to stories and then have a chance to enact and share them.Enjoy listening to stories and then have a chance to enact and share them.
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G1 - G2Striking and FieldingToni and ErinSmall Astro20WednesdayDuring this ECA, students will have the opportunity to learn about different striking and fielding sports such as rounders/baseball. We will look at catching and throwing techniques whilst learning through play.
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G1 - G2MyHealth Sports and Fitness (climbing)CristinaFirst Floor Astro15MondayStudents will have the opportunity to work on their strength and fitness by using the Climbing wall and other equipment that will focus on the overall health and fitness of the students.
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G1-G2Choir (lunchtime)AnastasiaFF022 (First Floor)17MondayContinuation of Term 1s Choir. Students will learn to warm up their vocals, just like professional singers and develop a winter concert program!
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G1-G2Art Aquila + Emma CGF01115MondayStudents will be exploring different artistic styles and techniques. Through what they have learnt they will develop their own ideas and create projects.
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G1-G2Board gamesSarah-Kay + CathyLibrary20MondayStudents will learn to play a selection of well-loved games, as well as experience some new ones in a friendly and guided environment, where they will learn the rules and etiquette of games. It would be lovely for them to take this knowledge home and encourage the family to enjoy some Games evenings together!
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G1-G2RoboticsLena + Anne MarieMac Lab12MondayStudents will be exploring various introductory coding elements and developing their problem solving skills.
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G1-G2Page-Turners Book ClubSam Carrick-EedeFF028 - opposite library15Monday (lunchtime)Students will work with the PYP Reading Teacher to strenthen their reading skills. Students will explore books in a fun and relaxing way!
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G1-G2Arabic B (Arabic karaoke songs )Inas + SaraSF06020WednesdayStudents will sing an Arabic songs in a fun and intersting way!
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G1-G2Art LunchtimeEmma C + KaiGF01115WednesdayStudents will be exploring different artistic styles and techniques. Through what they have learnt they will develop their own ideas and create projects.
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G1-G2Quran recitaion Mustahsen TariqSF 06210Wednesday 7 30- 8 10amStudents will practice recitation of the Holy Quran and reflection on stories of the Prophets of ALLAH.
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G1-G2Choir after schoolAnastasiaFF022 (First Floor Music)17WednesdayContinuation of Term 1s Choir. Students will learn to warm up their vocals, just like professional singers and develop a winter concert program!
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G1-G2YogaKate LindleyGF 01215WednesdayStudents will learn basic sun salutation sequence, a variety of standing and seated positions as well as belly breathing techniques, stretching and a brief intro to meditation practices.
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G1-G2Language Enrichment (ELL)Mariam MesakSF03415Wednesday LunchtimeInvitation - ELL team to work alongside teachers (email parents suggesting that they participate in this ECA)
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G1-G2House Color Activities and GamesJen + House CaptainsISH25Wednesday luncthimeDuring this lunchtime ECA, the House Color Leaders will run some fun and exciting team games that will concentrate on the ability of the students to work as part of a team.
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G1 - G2ScienceLucy and Emily GilesSecond Floor Science Lab22MondayHands on, fun and exciting science activities and experiments.
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G3-G5Choir (Lunchtime)CarolineMusic room GF02425SundayGIS Treble Choir news. Little GEMS has booked us to sing at their Winter Fair again. We have already signed up in a choir competition and choir festival.
Enhance your vocal skills, discover new songs and learn how to warm up your voice before you begin to sing just like the professionals! Full commitment is essential, as this ECA will have in school as well as out of school performance opportunities. Students are required to attend two times out of three rehearsals a week during Lunchtime. Come, join and give it a try.
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G4-G5PYP InnAct ProgramJavier5B - PYP - SF 05115
Sunday - Lunchtime (long recess)
This is an ongoing program. No new participants.
InnAct is a program exclusive to GIS that puts students in the entrepreneurial position to innovate and take action. In this exciting year-long program, students will identify real-world problems, partner with local companies to solve them, and put their innovative ideas into action. To submit and application, please go to bit.ly/innact2018

Places in the InnAct Program are not guaranteed. Students and parents will promptly be informed whether they have been placed in the program as space is limited. For questions regarding the GIS InnAct Program, please contact the program coordinator, Javier Lucero atj.lucero_gis@gemsedu.com
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G3-G5Guitar ClubBarrt MaherFF 02510Sunday (lunchtime)Students will be introduced to the basics of the acoustic guitar. This will include learning and playing notes and chords.
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G3-G5Basketball Squad (Trials to be held lunchtimes - tbc)Abid / NatashaISH10Lunchtimes (tbc)With the Basketball season fast approaching, we will hold trials for the basketball squads that will compete in the DAPSA basketball league.
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G3-G5Choir (Lunchtime)Music room GF02425MondayContinuation of Term 1 : GIS Treble Choir news. Little GEMS has booked us to sing at their Winter Fair again. We have already signed up in a choir competition and choir festival.
Enhance your vocal skills, discover new songs and learn how to warm up your voice before you begin to sing just like the professionals! Full commitment is essential, as this ECA will have in school as well as out of school performance opportunities. Students are required to attend two times out of three rehearsals a week during Lunchtime. Come, join and give it a try.
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G3-G5MasterchefRachelle + EvgenyaFood Tech Room24MondayStudents will learn the art of following a recipe, preparing different kinds of food and food presentation skills.
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G3-G5Athletics Squads (Trials to be held lunchtimes tbc)Barry / Geraint / ALan30tbcDuring this ECA, students will look to develop their track and field events. Those who show promise will be chosen to represent the school in the athletics squad.
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G3-G5Basketball developmentShonagh and JackieISH25WednesdayBasketball will take priority during the second term. This ECA will be a good place to learn about the basics and it will help the students develop their hand/eye conordination whilst playing games.
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G5STEM (Language)Tracy and JoanneSF 002Monday lunchtimeLiteracy for G + T students - looking at readind / writing links to extend student skills, thinking and enjoyment.
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G3-G5ScienceAlison 2nd Floor Science Lab15Monday lunchtimeHands on, fun and exciting science activities and experiments.
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G4STEM (Math & Science)MayaMonday morningMath and Sciecnce for G + T students. You will be contacted directly by the school.
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Grade 4French (Arabic A only)James DevlinSF-019Monday PMAn introduction to French (for beginners) - this is to provide Arabic A students with the chance to learn what the others study in their PYP French classes. It will follow the structure of a normal school subject, so assessments and homework will be included.
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G3-G5Quran recitaion LouaiSF 064Tuesday (7:15-8 10 am)Students will learn art and craft such making wish cards and origami.
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G3-G5Table TennisLiamFirst Floor nr drama15WednesdayDuring this ECA, the students will be taught the rules of table tennis and get to play against their peers.
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G3 - G5Striking and Fielding AbidMain football field25MondayDuring this ECA, students will have the opportunity to learn about different striking and fielding sports such as rounders/baseball and cricket. We will look at catching and throwing techniques whilst learning through play.
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G3-G5
Golf (Meydan price tbc - starts 23rd - pick up from Meydan 4:45pm)
Alantbc12-15WednesdayStudents will learn to the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Also available for more experienced golfers.
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G3-G5Chess LeaguePhillip and Ronan30WednesdayStudents will learn the rules of chess and play in a league format agaisnt their fellow class mates.
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G3-G5Arabic for fun MennahSF05712WednesdayStudents will learn Arabic through a variety of fun activities (art, cooking, dance) to have opportunity to engage with Arabic culture.
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G3-G5ArtPanayotaff02420WednesdayStudents will familiarize with mixed techniques and will enhance their artistic skills creating various projects.
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G3-G5Board GamesLaura PYP Library25WednesdayStudents will learn to play a selection of well-loved games, as well as experience some new ones in a friendly and guided environment, where they will learn the rules and etiquette of games. It would be lovely for them to take this knowledge home and encourage the family to enjoy some Games evenings together!
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G3-G5Choir (Lunchtime)Caroline KrapfMusic room GF02425WednesdayGIS Treble Choir news. Little GEMS has booked us to sing at their Winter Fair again. We have already signed up in a choir competition and choir festival.
Enhance your vocal skills, discover new songs and learn how to warm up your voice before you begin to sing just like the professionals! Full commitment is essential, as this ECA will have in school as well as out of school performance opportunities. Students are required to attend two times out of three rehearsals a week during Lunchtime. Come, join and give it a try.
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G3-G5My Health AthleticsGrant and RyanIndoor Sports Hall25WednesdayStudents will take part in various forms of circuit training aimed to develop overall aerobic endurance and muscular strength and endurance.
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G3-G5RoboticsLena and HumaMac Lab
Phase 1 - SF 028
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G3-5School of RockBarry MaherFF 02510WednesdayStudents will learn about and play classic rock music. Explore artists and musicians from the 1950s to the present day. Students can focus on the electric guitar, electric bass, drums and keyboards.
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G3 - G5Zumba (dance)JaniceDance Studio15/20Wednesday (pm)Students will dance and exercise to latin and hip hop music. Zumba is a mix of dance and fitness and is open to beginners and dancers alike!
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G3 STEM (Math & Science)Nicci, AmiraFF020Wednesday lunchtimeMath and Sciecnce for G + T students. You will be contacted directly by the school.
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G4STEM (Math & Science)Nicole Monday lunchtimeMath and Sciecnce for G + T students. You will be contacted directly by the school.
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G5STEM (Language)Tracy + Joanne CSF 002Monday lunchtimeLiteracy for G + T students - looking at readind / writing links to extend student skills, thinking and enjoyment.
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G3-G5STEM (Math & Science)MayaScience Lab Wednesday lunchtimeMath and Sciecnce for G + T students. You will be contacted directly by the school.
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G3-G5Language Enrichment (ELL)MariamSF02615Wednesday lunchtimeFocus on building speaking, listening, reading, and writing language skills for those students who are still acquiring English. Work with homeroom teachers to incorporate inquiry and to recommend that students join.
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G5 House ECA- House Captains OnlyJen BerryFF 032Wednesday LunchtimeLeadership Training for the House Captains. Planning and preparing for school events, as well as, Term 2 and Term 3 House Color ECA.
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Grade 5Spanish (Arabic A only)MarcellaSF-019Wednesday LunchtimeAn introduction to Spanish (for beginners) - this is to provide Arabic A students with the chance to learn what the others study in their PYP Spanish classes. It will follow the structure of a normal school subject, so assessments and homework will be included.
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G3-G5Ice Skating (880dhms)Isabel Pacios and Sara BidawiOff Site - Dubai Mall10MondayAfter a fantastic term of Ice Skating. Ms Isabel and Ms Sara will return to Dubai Mall with the students to continue developing their ice skating skills!
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G5-G12
Golf (Meydan price tbc - starts 23rd - pick up from Meydan 4:45pm)
Gavin Meydan12WednesdayStudents will learn to the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Also available for more experienced golfers.
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G4 - 12 Karting ClubRodrigo + VaughanOff site5+10Saturday morning usuallyThe Go Karting club will meet at the Motor Point arena and learn how to race!
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G6-11Roots and Shoots ClubMuskan and Isabel PaciosMr. Harris' Classroom25Wednesday Roots and Shoot focuses on helping the environment by taking part in different fun activities in and out of school. While also coming up with creative solutions to local environmental issues. This is a great service as action activity and counts as a CAS experience.
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G11-12University Application PrepPat SideyP2 TF14Sunday or MondayStudents will be given direction and assistance on developing and completing university applications.
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G6-12Achievement Centre Lunch ClubHannah Kelly & Georgina FrostSF46Sunday to Thursday (daily)For Achievement Centre students, not for registration. Students can invite a friend.
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G6-12GIS Pop ChoirPaul KempP2 FF 6320ThursdayOpen to everybody, both experienced and inexperienced alike. Music reading not necessary. No audition.
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G6-12Rock BandPaul Kemp & Conor DineenMusic Area15MondaySome experience preferred, but not necessary. Get together and play your favourite tunes. Learn new instrument techniques and instrument set-up.
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G6+ My Health Athletics Holly, Nic, GavinMain AstroMonday During this ECA, students will look to develop their track and field events. Those who show promise will be chosen to represent the school in the athletics squad.
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G6,7,8Basketball (girls and boys)Jake/Mairead/Nic/Gav/HollyMPHSundayBasketball will take priority during the second term. This ECA will be a good place to learn about the basics and it will help the students develop their hand/eye conordination whilst playing games.
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G6-G10MYP InnAct ProgramJavier5B - PYP - SF 05115Monday OR Wednesday
This is an ongoing program. No new participants.
InnAct is a program exclusive to GIS that puts students in the entrepreneurial position to innovate and take action. In this exciting year-long program, students will identify real-world problems, partner with local companies to solve them, and put their innovative ideas into action. To submit and application, please go to bit.ly/innact2018

Places in the InnAct Program are not guaranteed. Students and parents will promptly be informed whether they have been placed in the program as space is limited. For questions regarding the GIS InnAct Program, please contact the program coordinator, Javier Lucero atj.lucero_gis@gemsedu.com
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G6-G12DanceSarah Darwish & Neus CrespoDance studio15MondayStudents will learn sevillanas (semester 1) and Egyptian dance (semester 2) in order to perform in different GIS cultural celebrations and talent shows. This ECA will give our female students the opportunity to experience both the Spanish and Egyptian cultures respectively through music and movement.
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G6-10Math ClubStephen & RomienP2-GF09&1016MondayStudents will have the opportunity to ask for help should they need support to meet the day-to-day objectives covered in class. Students are encouraged to bring extension work attempted at home to these sessions.
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G6-G8Nikon Photography ClubAlfred Ocaña + Joshua WebbTF-2114MondayStudents in Nikon Photography Club will develop and expand their skills in producing both artistic and commercial photographs using digital DSLR cameras or personal photographic equipment. This ECA helps to meet the basic expectations of 9th and 10th Media elective and guide students to DP Film. Students learn to take artistic digital photos following rules of composition, light, exposure, elements of art and principles of design which also enhances their ability to produce quality commercial work. Adapting and updating student’s skill set to the ever changing hardware technology is a constant goal of all the photography courses.
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G-12DP Spanish ExtensionPatricia HernandezP2 F22 Monday
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G6-MYP Science Assistance
Hamza Butt and Monique Henderson
P2- FF16WednesdayTime will be used provide additional support for any student in Grade 6-8
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G6-Ice Skating (price = 880dhms)Isabel Pacios and Sara BidawiOff Site- Dubai Mall20MondayAfter a fantastic term of Ice Skating. Ms Isabel and Ms Sara will return to Dubai Mall with the students to continue developing their ice skating skills!
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G11-12DP Science exam and IA help
Rodrigo, Jason, Tanja (DP Teacher)
WednesdayDP exam and IA help for chemistry, phycis and biology.
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G6-12MUNAdam Gagan, Karl Mythen SF07Wednesday
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G6-World speaks ArabicAmineh + MagidSF1815Monday (Morning)Three courses for learning Arabic to non-native speakers (Parents and teachers), students can join with their parents too.
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G6-11Advanced ArtAnn O'BrienP2 - TF- 41 20Invitation Only:
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G6-Book ClubEmer DolanSF2320MondayStudents will read a book and will have group discussion and complete activities on these.
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G6-Drama - Prop BuildingLaurie CooperP2 TF40 (Art class)20SundayStudents will brainstorm, plan, design and create props in preparation for this year’s school musical. Put your creative thinking skills to the test and make your works of art shine center-stage!
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G6-World Scholar's CupMichaelSF2116MondayEntrance to the world-wide competition. This club will be of special interest to our G&T students.
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G6-Writing LabRenaSF2220WednesdayStudents can come and develop their writing skills or seek assistance with any writing-based summatives.
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G12DP French ExtensionTania JuricevicP2 TF 1710SundayStudents will use this ECA to reinforce their language skills, especially the speaking ones to have solid foundations for their IA.
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G6-12Board gamesMichelleMYP LibraryMondayBoard games like Rummy-o, cards, connect 4 and many more!
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G9 - G10Personal ProjectAmanda EnnnisSF 14MondayGrade 9 and 10 Students will receive practical advise and strategies and one on one support on developing their Personal Project
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G6-10Quran recitationNoma Naeem/ Abdur rahman SF16
Monday / Thursday 7 30- 8 10am
Grade 6-10 will be learning Quran recitation and about the Prophets of Islam and life skills from their lifestories
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G6-10STEM/Science ECASarah & MoniqueWednesday
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G6 - 10DIDI Project Design SpaceZeeshan + VikasP2GF2025WednesdayECA for the teams taking part in this years Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) Project Design Space Competition.
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G6-10Debate ClubMaeP2 SF 2420This ECA is student run by Sarah and Zoya in grade 9. Students will select various topics that they are interested in debating and will prepare their arguments on the day the club meets.
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G6-G10Sound TechnologyMike KraherP2 GF 088Tuesday 7:15amIn this programm students will be introduced to basic soundtechnology, how to setup microphones, how amplifier and soundboards work together. How do we setup a stage to guarantee the optimal sound quality.
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