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GEMS Our Own Indian School Q & A

A CBSE school owned and run by GEMS Education, Our Own Indian School first opened its doors in 1991, and is based in Al Quoz, Dubai. It currently has a ranking of 'Good' by Dubai's education regulator, the KHDA, a rating it held for four years prior to the 2014 - 2015 school year, when the overall rating fell to 'Acceptable'. This was worrying, but the school has since been promoted back to 'Good' for the last two years.
Parents' Rating
3.2 out of 5 based on 157 reviews
At a glance
School phase
All through
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Availability 2019/20
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Annual fee average
AED 8,000
Annual fees
AED 5,000 - 10,000
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Opening year
School year
Apr to Mar
Ms. Lalitha Suresh
GEMS Education
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Welcome to the GEMS Our Own Indian 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.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

At GEMS Our Own Indian School, education is looked upon as a holistic learning experience. We aim to help each child become a self-reliant, responsible and socially aware individual.

Our vision for our students is to:
Strive for academic excellence.
Foster unity without losing sight of individuality.
Discover innate talents and develop them to the fullest potential.
Inculcate desirable traits of integrity, punctuality, courtesy and cooperation.
Instil pride in preserving one's cultural heritage while honouring the culture, liberty and view point of fellow beings.

GEMS Our Own Indian School has earned an enviable reputation for high academic standards and the strong sense of community that has developed within the school. The standards of excellence also extend to the extra-curricular programmes that the school offers, ranging from sports, arts and crafts, dance and music. Winners of several competitions and awards, achievements in these areas have been formally recognised.

Significant emphasis is placed on the development of strong relationships between teachers and their students and individualised attention has become a hallmark of GEMS Our Own Indian School.

At GEMS Our Own Indian School, students are provided with a high educational standard as per the CBSE syllabus.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?


Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes there is, Indian.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

1: 21

Does your school have a waiting list?

Yes it does

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

PE is a part of the curriculum. Most likes sports like football, basketball, cricket, table tennis, athletics etc are also offered in the afternoon as a curriculum enrichment programme.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

Through cross-curricular links, assemblies, talks by professionals and one to one counselling by our supportive teachers. There is a health and safety policy in the school

How do you promote healthy eating?

Through cross-curricular links, assemblies, talks by professionals

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

Yes it does

If yes, does it serve hot food?

Yes, it does.

What would be the amount spent by a student for their lunchtime meal?

Less than 10 AED

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

Regular students - 7:40 to 1:40 pm
Students participating in extra classes or curriculum enrichment programmes leave at 4:00 pm

Is there a school uniform?

Threads, PO BOX 391123, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +97143409639 x 112
Fax: +97143409638
Website: www.threadsme.com
Toll free no: 800-8473237

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

Through diagnostic marking, feedback to parents, comments in diaries, etc

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

Four times a year formally, however parents are called as and when needed

What is your medium of instruction?


Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

No. Taught only as second language

Which other languages are taught?

Hindi, Malayalam and French

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

No we do not

Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?

Yes it is

Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?

Yes we do

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?


How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

GEMS OOIS is a lead school in talent innovation. The school has a gifted and talented policy to identify and develop innate talents in students

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes we do

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

We provide excellent learning support. Amost all our special students make progress in school

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

Yes it does

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

No it does not

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes we do

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Yes there are.

Friends of school is a parent body who meet thrice a year with the school management to support and be critical friends.

There are orientation days and coffee mornings help parents to interact with management and teachers to help their children in the learning process.

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

No there is not

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes, orientation days

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