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1. The Millennium School, Dubai has constantly set new benchmarks in high quality education.
The School which is affiliated to CBSE and follows this syllabus, is promoted by GEMS education and was founded in the year 2000.
The strengths of the school are:
i) The qualified, experienced and caring teachers.
ii) Committed and caring Support Staff.
iii) Well- behaved, willing and responsible learners.
iv) A safe, secure, conducive learning environment for young minds to thrive.
Ever since its inception, TMS has evolved with the changing face of modern education, and is today one of the most sought after schools amongst the Indian community in Dubai.
Like every school in the GEMS Group, the hallmark of TMS is the focus on high academic levels, coupled with the extra and co-curricular activities. We believe that these qualities bring about a holistic growth of our pupils. At TMS we have a day – boarding facility for all students from Grades 3 onwards at no extra cost. The Self Enhancement Programme (SEP) between 2:00 p.m. and 4:15p.m. provides a range of activities to the students to choose from such as games (Basketball, Football, Cricket, Indoor games), Activities such as ( dance, music), clubs (MUN, debate, quiz, Home Science, etc.) and academic enhancement in the form of Support classes, beginners class, extra classes and Prep. Besides these activities, we also have paid activities like STEM, Vedic Math, etc.
The school spares no expenses to supplement learning and keep the students abreast of the happenings in the advanced field of Science and Technology, Mathematics, Information Technology and Art, among others.
TMS is a unit of the reputed GEMS Education network. Every parent aspires to provide high quality education to their children, and hence choosing the right school is vital for the child to succeed.
At TMS, we have carefully built a culture that fosters diligence, sincerity and accountability to help our students develop a passion for learning during and beyond their school years. We promote the pursuit of excellence and create an ethos that encourages high academic standards, self-reliance, co-operation, enthusiasm and initiative.
Regardless of where our teachers come from, they are all education professionals, who never stop learning. Every GEMS teacher has access to the GEMS Professional Development programme, and over 150 events and workshops each year - keeping their teaching practices cutting-edge, connected to their colleagues around the world and highly effective in the classroom. The warmth, caring attitude and energy of our teachers create a conducive learning environment for the students.
At TMS we recognize that a close relationship and partnership with parents is vital to the process of education, and we look forward to partnering with all partners. We believe that close parent-teacher relationships are essential to helping students achieve their individual best.
a. Physical education classes in the time –table
b. Morning games before the start of the school
c. Afternoon Self Enhancement Programme (SEP) games.
d. Inter- House competitions
e. Inter- School competitions
f. Runners Up to the Fittest School Competition
g. Fitness Fiesta - fun way to fundraising
a. Monitoring the canteen.
b. Circular to parents.
c. Talks by doctors and nutritionists.
d. Campaigns on healthy lifestyle
Healthy eating is promoted through encouraging a lifestyle of fitness. Students are encouraged to bring healthy snacks and avoid junk food to School. Regular notices are sent to parents regarding this. The School canteen is regularly monitored and there are talks given by doctors and nutritionists on the importance of healthy eating and balanced diet. The Student Council also conducts campaigns among the students promoting healthy eating habits.
Starting – 7:40 a.m.
Academic finishing- 2:10p.m.
Self Enhancement Programme (SEP 2:30p.m.- 4:10p.m.)
a. Report Cards (Term –wise)
b. Open House (Term wise)
c. Parent – Teacher conference (Scheduled at the request of parents/ teachers)
d. Midterm reports
Once a term
Arabic is taught as an additional language
English, French, Hindi and Malayalam
Yes – Cat4, IBT(ASSET)
Yes. Time spent on homework would depend from grade to grade. Prep sessions are provided in school for those who opt to stay back for the afternoon self enhancement program during which students in junior school are guided through their daily homework. Senior students are encouraged to work independently.
A) Students are identified as gifted and talented by the teachers with the help of an 'In House Checklist'. Parents are encouraged to inform school staff on their wards talents and areas of excellence. External exams like IBT, CAT4 also aid in screening students under the category of Gifted and Talented.
B) Opportunities to further nurture student's potential takes place at different levels:
a) In the Classrooms- these students may be assigned roles of Peer mentors/ tutors; teachers use differential teaching strategies to further challenge and develop their abilities
b) At school level- taking active roles in various clubs, development programs, SEP activities, Student council
c) At State/ National Level- making recommendations for various competitions held across UAE, INDIA and other nations -in various fields like Sports, Robotics, Extra-curricular and Co-curricular (MUN, FACE to FACE etc). TMS supports these students in gaining recognition and appreciation for their abilities through planned Intra/ Inter school competitions and also those held at national levels.
27. Yes- 100%- US,UK, India, UAE, Malaysia, Germany, China, Europe
a) Students with SEND ranging from mild- moderate learning difficulties are being supported at TMS. Students with significant needs are also encouraged in the main- stream environment for overall development but may have to be suggested an alternate plan for schooling/ vocational training after a certain level (differs from student to student)in the best interest of the student.
b) Teachers are equipped to work with these students through training and ongoing sensitization programs run by the Counselor/ SEND Coordinators
c) TMS also supports need for shadow teachers in case of individual students with high needs
d) Sections across the school are divided into 4 phases. To cater the needs of all students, The Counseling and Learning Support department constructing of 4 members perform & undertake responsibilities to provide services phase wise.
e) Depending on the individual student need, referrals for multi-disciplinary interventions are made to external centers.
f) TMS also lays a great emphasis on parent involvement. Pull out/ Counseling sessions are carried out in scheduled time during the entire week to provide Individual support by the Counselors and SEND Coordinators to students with SEND.
g) All possible provisions in line with KHDA and CBSE Board approvals are looked into for these students.
30. In the Board examinations 2016 the results were as follows for :
a. Grade 10 (CBSE international)
A benchmark of 71% has been set up by KHDA for attainment for the Indian curriculum. The data below indicates the percentage of students above 71% in each of the subjects examined by the Board.
English Mathematics Science Social Studies
BOYS 94% 76% 72% 74%
GIRLS 98% 82% 85% 88%
OVERALL96% 79% 78% 81%
For Grade 12 the average scores of our students in each of the subjects taken are as follows for the academic year 2015-16:
English Math Physics Chemistry Biology Science Compt.
Accounts Business Entre Economics Physical edu, Art
Yes, the team on board in the Counseling and Learning Support department are qualified to work with the students with SEND.
Referrals are made to external centers to formally assess the needs of 'At Risk' students. The list of centers for referrals are those recognized by KHDA/ MOE/recommended by other working professionals in GEMS based on the positive feedback.
Yes- Orientations are held for parents at KG, Primary. Grade 5, Grades 9/10 and Grades 11/12 levels. Parents have a free excess to the teachers of their children through the Supervisors and parents are also free to meet any members of the senior management of the school.
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This is my kid's 4th year in that school and i would say that they try to keep a balance between studies and extra curricular activities. As a parent, i really liked the CBSE I way of teaching which help the kids to explore more than just mugging up from the books. If you want an overall development for the kid which is more essential nowadays, this school is good.
Pulled out my kid mid year from school after 4 years of frustration - few others did the same. School is into a lot of song and dance but not into actual academic support. The experimental CBSEi curriculum is implemented without much support or thought. It's a mess. Not value for your money. You need to teach at home.
Many thanks for your feedback. Have you enrolled your child at another school and if so, what feedback do you have for this? It would be helpful for other parents to know.
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