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GEMS New Millennium School is the only CBSE school in the region with an international perspective. At NMS, we are committed to learning and excellence, nurturing our students in a confident, competent and innovative environment, allowing them to find and realize their true potential.
We are also privileged to host an ever-expanding multi-cultural community with 25 different nationalities of students who study with us.
The teacher student ratio is 1:16
Yes, we conduct external assessments like ACER, SAT, IBT, CAT4, GL Assessment, Olympiad, ASSET.
The Curriculum at GEMS New Millennium School is based on the Central Board Secondary Educations of India (CBSE) and is classified into key stages:
Working seamlessly with the subject areas, the curriculum framework is brimming with opportunities for young minds to learn within context. Teachers prepare themselves for successful experiences that promote deep learning.
Our students come from over 25+ different countries and internationalism prevails in the ethos of our school. All the cultures and identities of our students is promoted through the enriched curriculum with a dual pathway in the senior school. We offer both the CBSE and the IGCSE/A Level, starting Grade 9 or Year 10 respectively.
Although evidence suggests that theme-based weeks give students the freedom to connect and collaborate across subjects, there’s also room for regular lessons that provide students with platforms for intensive learning experiences.
Our curriculum is carefully reviewed for continuity, progression and challenge across grades. With the UAE National Agenda in mind, suitable modifications are made along with opportunities for strategic cross-curricular link-ups.
Yes we do develop our students with an independent learning through homework. We have a Learning Portal www.gems.ae
and homework is uploaded daily on this portal.
Each student at GEMS New Millennium School has the resources to get the most out of their school life academically, artistically and physically. We have indoor & outdoor sports activities, P.E and Swimming once a week from Pre KG till Grade12.
Physical education, comprising of indoor and outdoor sports and exercises, along with well being program is an integral part of our school. We also conduct well being workshops to educate our students to inculcate good eating habits and health lifestyles.
We encourage students to eat healthy and nutritious food. The school canteen also provides healthy food. Their meal plans strictly abide by nutritional guidelines, and the meals are served in just the right portions to ensure sufficient nutrient content.
Yes, we have a canteen.
There are 2 Breaks - Snack Time & Lunch Time
Pre-K & KG2 : 7:30am - 1:30pm
Grade 1 to Grade 8 : 7:30am - 1:30pm ; PACT students (Day boarding) 7:30am - 3:30pm (Optional) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Grade 9 to Grade 12: 7:30am - 1:30pm on Sunday and Thursday
Grade 9 to Grade 12: 7:30am-3:30pm on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday
Yes, we do have a school uniform.
NMS's behavioral policy defines the role and responsibilities, including the expectations that we have of each member of our school community. We have high expectations and always expect everyone to be kind, friendly and above all respectful to all who are part of our school community and the larger society.
We conduct a Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM/Open House) between parents and teachers once in every 3 months. (End of Each Term )
Through parent teacher meetings we inform parents about the students performance. If required, we do devise an intervention plan to help the child to improve his/her performance.
We offer French, Hindi, and Malayalam as optional second language.
Yes we do offer EAL support.
Yes we have two dedicated prayer rooms, separate for males and females.
At NMS, we have adopted the differentiated model of Gifted and Talent. We support them by providing extra resources and worksheets which help them to achieve more.
Yes we do have a learning Support team.
Yes, we do have a dedicated SEND team which help students with specific learning needs.
We have a School Counselor who is always available in the school to assist and guide students, as and when required.
Yes, we do have an active Parent Focus Group that supports learning, activities and events within the school.
Yes there are several opportunities for other parents who come and support the learning, activities and events within the school like Read a book program, learning walks for parents where in they see the actual learning happening in the classroom.
Yes we have parents who is on the school Board of Governors (Local Governing Body)
Yes we do conduct parent orientation for new and existing parents at the beginning of the academic year. Also, we conduct weekly orientation for new parents who join us during the term.
GEMS New Millennium 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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