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KHDA new app allow parents to track their children’s progress

Dubai: A new mobile application launched by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) will allow parents to track their children’s progress. A series of smart services launched by the KHDA at this year’s Gitex will make it easier for parents, educators and schools to access services provided by the authority. KHDA’s new mobile app will allow parents to sign the parent-school contract from…

Nurturing is mightier than the rod

Consequences of corporal punishment on students are negative, says psychologist. Students should also learn proper etiquette of using social media, says minister Hitting and publicly humiliating a child could have detrimental long-term effects on the student's well-being and school performance, according to education and child psychology experts in the UAE. "A child who experiences physical abuse…

Dubai private schools to be inspected on unified framework

DUBAI // All private schools in the emirate will now be inspected on a new, unified UAE school inspection framework. Inspectors from The Dubai School Inspection Bureau at Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) will now focus on UAE National Agenda 2021. It means the 169 private schools in the emirate, who cater to 255,000 pupils and follow 16 different curricula must aim to reach the goals…

Highlights on Sci-Fi science festival Dubai

From a single droplet of water to the vast cosmic void, science is everything and everywhere. There’s an element of science in everything we do, even in the simplest things. This is what SciFest Dubai is all about according to founder and CEO, Lara Matossian. “Our motto is ‘You don’t have to be a scientist to love science’. I’m not a scientist, but I understand the importance of being scientifically…

Newsletter November 2015

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Newsletter October 2015

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Schools should start later, students should sleep more, study finds

Dubai: School and university students who hate waking up in the morning for class will be happy to know there is a scientific study that backs their dislike of waking up early. A study by researchers from the University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School and the University of Nevada has found that current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students. The study…

Getting your high schoolers ready for school

For teenagers and high schoolers, a new year can be challenging – particularly if it’s a new school, let alone a new country and given the revolving door of expat life in the UAE, it’s important to ensure your teen feels prepared for the school year. According to Jonathan Price, managing director, of Eteach International – the Dubai-based branch of the UK online education recruitment service for schools…

Tackling the toughest equation: how to engage children in mathematics

The rise in computer use combined with a decline in core maths skills presents a challenging conundrum for educators developing future generations of workers, Robert Matthews writes It is the future, it is where the top paying jobs are, and the nation is committed to it. A month into the new school year, only children who have been messing around in class can fail to know what it is: Stem – science,…

Let your child rise from the shadows

A trained therapist - shadow teacher - can help a special needs child bridge the gap between him and the class, thus building the foundations for successful development. Are you at the end of your tether trying to manage behavioural or learning difficulties in your child? The solution does not have to result in retracting him or her from mainstream schooling. A shadow teacher could be the answer.…

First day of school in the UAE passes smoothly, principals say

Dubai: The first day of school proceeded smoothly for schools across the UAE as hundreds of thousands of students returned from the summer break, principals told Gulf News on Sunday. Around 858,000 students started their first school day of the 2015-16 academic year on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the northern emirates. Coping with a large number of students going back to school can be a challenge…

Dubai to add 27 private schools and 63,000 seats by 2016

By 2017 Dubai will have 196 private schools with a capacity of over 341,000 students, the KHDA said. A total of 27 new private schools offering 63,000 seats will open in Dubai by the end of 2016, Ahmed Darwish, chief of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority's (KHDA) Regulations and Permits Commission, has said. Among the new schools recently announced by the KHDA are, Amled School in Al Quoz,…

UAE Ministry of Education opens more high-tech classrooms

DUBAI // About 25,000 pupils will have tablet computers this academic year as the Ministry of Education expands its programme to bring smart learning to classrooms. The Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme, launched last year for pupils in Grade 7 and some in Grade 8, will be expanded to Grades 1 and 5 in chosen schools. It will also be introduced to other pupils in Grade 7, 8 and 9, at a…

New call to curb violence in Dubai schools

DUBAI // Schools are being urged to introduce comprehensive anti-violence programmes after a study revealed that four in 10 primary and secondary pupils kick, punch, slap or use other physical force on their peers. The study of more than 1,000 pupils in Dubai also showed that almost half of school-age children had witnessed some form of pupil-on-pupil violence. It highlighted many cases of persistent…

Mohammad Bin Rashid breaks good news to top students in UAE

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday surprised top high school achievers by announcing top scorers for the 2014-2015 academic year before the official announcement of the results of Grade 12 exams. The announcement came as Shaikh Mohammad met top high school achievers from the literary, scientific,…

UAE students get training to be good samaritans

The programme seeks to raise the efficiency of UAE national students and initiate their role in the work field, helping them make good use of their free time. The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has started a two-month yearly summer training programme for 50 high school and university students from all across the UAE. The training is being held at ERC headquarters and branches. The programme seeks…

Newsletter - August 2015

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Newsletter September 2015

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Getting your high schoolers ready for school

For teenagers and high schoolers, a new year can be challenging – particularly if it’s a new school, let alone a new country and given the revolving door of expat life in the UAE, it’s important to ensure your teen feels prepared for the school year. According to Jonathan Price, managing director, of Eteach International – the Dubai-based branch of the UK online education recruitment service for schools…

UAE clinic helps teens work on their self-confidence

DUBAI // A programme to improve the self-confidence of young people who have trouble coping with their emotions is proving to be a success, organisers say. Bounce Back offers three days a week of training to children whose education and everyday lives have been disrupted because of their emotional difficulties. Billie-Jae Richards, day therapy centre coordinator, said the Camali Clinic programme…

Dubai Cares calls for gender equality in education

Dubai Cares has marked International Women’s Day with a call for improved education for girls across the developing world. The organisation, which works to provide children with access to quality education, said the education of girls in particular was key to progress and development. Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer of Dubai Cares, said: “It is an unfortunate fact that in many of the countries…

Around 33,000 students sit for final exams

Dubai: While the majority of students across the UAE have started their summer vacation, around 33,000 students are still taking their final examination during Ramadan. The Ministry of Education announced earlier this week that a total of 33,539 grade 12 students sat for the first day of exams on Sunday. Students in the science stream will finish their exams on June 30 while students studying in…

UAE’s gifted children not being identified in classrooms, expert says

DUBAI // Up to 30 per cent of gifted children are not being identified in classrooms, an expert says. This can often lead to these children being disruptive in class, or becoming reclusive. As a result, schools and parents have been urged do more to nurture an environment in which they can flourish. Dr Martin Stephen, project leader for Gifted and Talented Education at Hartland International School,…

WiFi changing the face of education in UAE

Bernd Debusmann Jr./Senior Reporter / 24 June 2015 Teachers today can stream their sessions so that students can be anywhere on campus, where they can sit and see the lesson happening live or record it through WiFi.  Dubai - The spread of WiFi and advances in technology are changing the face of education in the UAE, according to the regional sales manager of global WiFi technology company Ruckus…

Newsletter - July 2015

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