As a proud UAE company we recently celebrated the 46th National Day in an Officially Amazing way. Students from GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi and GEMS United Indian School – Abu Dhabi came together to form the “World’s Largest Human Waving Flag” securing the fourth Guinness World Record for GEMS Education.
We also celebrated the importance of healthy lifestyles when our schools accepted the Dubai 30 x 30 Fitness Challenge. HE Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crowne Prince of Dubai, challenged the entire Nation and we were happy to accept.
We are also celebrated sporting excellence with the addition of former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke to the ESM Football Academy. At International level, Dwight represented Trinidad and Tobago and is now the a Football Ambassador who will be supporting youth programmes that are designated to grow youth and amateur talent in the UAE.
One of most important celebrations recently has been that which celebrates our teachers. Five exceptional teachers were recognised with the Mariamma Varkey Award for Inspirational and Outstanding Teaching at GEMS. Heather Massaquoi of Bradenton Preparatory Academy was named the Most Inspirational Teacher; Suzie Hachez, a teacher at Cambridge International School – Dubai, picked up the award in the category for Special Educational Needs; Anthony Riley of GEMS Royal Dubai School – Dubai received the award for Primary Years; Neez Hashim of Our Own English High School – Fujairah was the recipient for Secondary Years; and Sharon Robertson, a teacher at GEMS Wellington Primary School – Dubai, was presented with the award for Early Years. We speak to them all to find out their thoughts on a wide range of teaching and educational subjects.
No celebration would be complete without celebrating our families. The recently launched GEMS Rewards App has already helped hundreds of our families save and a few families share their experience with us. Throughout the rest of GEMS Family you will read of news celebrating accomplishments of our students be it in debating, basketball, swimming or robotics. Finally from our Family to yours, we wish you all a great holiday season and a Happy New Year.