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Our Own English High School, Sharjah - Boys Branch Q & A

Founded in 1982 originally, and having moved to its current Muweilah location in 2007, GEMS Our Own English High School (Boys Branch) is a well-established school. In April 2019, it will move for the second time to open for the new academic year on the site of the newer, and now defunct, GEMS New Our Own Private High School, whose students will be amalgamated with OOB.
At a glance
School type
International
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2021/22
No data
Availability 2022/23
No data
Annual fee average
AED 10,500
Annual fees
AED 7,502–14,278
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Value
Status
Open
Gender
Opening year
2007
School year
Apr to Mar
Principal
Mr Srivalsan Murugan
Owner
GEMS Education
Community
Main teacher nationality
India
Main student nationality
India
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Our Own English High School, Sharjah - Boys Branch Q & A

Welcome to the Our Own English High School, Sharjah - Boys Branch 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.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

No

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

We tell our parents give me a child, we will return a well groomed, competent, confident, and compassionate adult

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

Eleven

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

Yes--Indians

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

1:21

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

CBSE board Exam for Grade 10 n Grade 12
ASSET N PISA for all the other Grades

Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

We are one of the top schools in UAE as far as board exams are concerned

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

All the Grade 12 students take the exam to go the universities

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Our curriculum is built upon three goals which cater to all domains of development. The early learning outcomes to be achieved by the children, the pedagogical process to be used by the teacher and key skills and concept to be focused are very important for effective execution of the curriculum

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

Yes. One hour

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

We have great facilities in the form of state of art, basketball, cricket, tennis and soccer. Special coaching is provided in the afternoons

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

By conducting awareness program

How do you promote healthy eating?

School conduct health talks

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

Yes

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

Dhs 8/

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

7.30 am to 1.30 pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

Please advise on your discipline policy?

Discipline policy is articulated in the school calendar and a committee consisting of students and teachers to review the policy every two years

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

By organizing open houses

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

Three times in a year

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

Hindi, Urdu, French and Malayalam

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

No

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

Yes

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

The school homed 14 clubs run by students and mentored by teachers

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes

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?

Till Grade 8

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

Yes. We have SEN educators

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

Yes

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes

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

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

Yes

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

Yes

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