Newsletter - August 2015

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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, applied technology and technical streams, who did not even know their own ranking, at Zabeel Palace. 
more (Gulf News)
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 bullying, with some pupils admitting to being beaten more than three times in a month. “There is a need to seriously address violence as an important health issue in our schools given its magnitude,” said the co-authors of the study.
more (The National)
UAE students get training to be good samaritans
DUBAI - Up to 30% 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, which opens in Nad Al Sheba in September, said it was vital these children were identified from an early age. Although most gifted children are spotted either by parents or teachers, there are still about 30 per cent who are not, he said.
more (Khaleej Times)
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 total cost of Dh120 million. Most of the pupils will receive tablets and their classrooms will be equipped with smart boards. They will be connected online to teachers and parents through a customised social network.
more (The Arabian Post)
Last Chance to Enroll for September 2015 Intake
September is just around the corner and our students started packing for their exciting new journey at Synergy University Dubai Campus. Receive scholarships up to 50% when applying for any of our undergraduate programs.
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WORD FROM THE EDITOR
Student Life at Synergy University Dubai Campus is enriched with its cultural diversity, team spirit and engaging activities. Each one of our students has something unique to add to the team. We make sure we bring out the best in every student. Talents, passion, ambition, strengths and weaknesses are all things we look out for and improvise on. Follow #SynergyUniversity on Facebook and Instagram to stay tuned with the latest updates from SUDC students.
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Enjoy reading! 
Mariam Khan 
School Outreach Manager
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