Welcome to the GEMS Heritage School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.
Vision - To invest in the genius and uniqueness of every child
Mission - To create an environment that fosters creativity, innovation and a desire to challenge one's own limitations
Kindergarten - 1:8
Grade 1 - 1:12
Grade 2-10 - 1:30
Currently open for admissions from Pre-KG to Grade 10
EYFS in Kindergarten
An enriched CBSE curriculum in Grades 1-8
From grade 9 follow the CBSE pattern preparing students for the board exams
The Heritage Cricket Academy operates 7 days a week. Cricket is integrated in the curriculum. From this academic year we are also integrating Football and basketball in the curriculum. Trained coaches are available in the school from 7:30am. Students can also avail of sports training after school at a nominal cost.
Student wellness and well being is given a lot of importance. The importance of staying healthy and keeping fit is promoted not just during PE lessons but also in the classrooms. Events like International Yoga Day, Dubai 30x30 fitness challenge etc. is given priority.
Students are encouraged to bring healthy snacks to school. The school canteen also serves only healthy food approved by Dubai Health and Dubai Municipality. A health chart in every class helps students track their eating habits.
Maximum AED 10.
7:30am - 11:50am for Kindergarten. After School activities from 12pm to 2pm.
7:30am - 1:50pm for Grades 1 upwards. After School Activities from 2pm to 4pm
Through report cards and regular mid term reviews.
Three times a year. However parents are welcome to meet with the teacher during the term with a prior appointment.
Arabic B is taught as a mandatory third language upto Grade 9
Hindi, French , Malayalam.
Mandarin will also be an option from April 2020.
The school has a reading programme and students are supported through RAZ Plus.
We do not have Arab Muslims studying in our school.
ASSET, CAT4, TIMS, PISA
Apart from Homework students also have extended learning assignments.
They are challenged with enrichment activities and extended learning tasks apart from the prescribed syllabus.
We follow the KHDA categories of students with different learning needs. We have an alternative programme ASDAN for students who have barriers in the common learning environment. The school has a partnership with a therapy center for added support.
Our first batch of Grade 10 students will write their board exams in March 2020.
Yes. The school has a partnership with a therapy center for added support.
Yes - The Heritage Parent Council is an active group that forms an important link between parents and school.
We have various Parental Engagement programmes through the school year.
Yes. The school has an active Governing Body with parent representation
We have special Orientation programmes and coffee mornings
GEMS Heritage School is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:
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