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„Home Schooling“ in STEM means „Home Experiments“

„Home Schooling“ in STEM means „Home Experiments“ Whether in biology, chemistry or physics – experimenting, trying out and discovering continues at DISD despite distance learning. The STEM department ensures that lessons are varied and thus defies the often boring isolation: With imaginative teaching/learning videos produced by the STEM teachers scientists themselves, we ensure that the students are given a vivid introduction to new subjects. Thanks to the “Educreations” app on the iPads, this is possible. Great results were achieved by the students of...

Group Work despite Distance Learning

Group Work despite Distance Learning – French Video Project Language teaching, in particular, thrives on mutual dialogue, which is not easy, especially in times of the corona crisis. The students usually work alone on their weekly plans or occasionally only have the opportunity to use the language to be learned in live sessions.  But this does not have to be in times of digitalization! Classes 8b, 12a and 12b, for example, have tried in small projects to see if group work is...

DISD at “Youth presents”

DISD at “Youth presents” This year, DISD is participating for the first time in the German competition “Jugend präsentiert” (Youth Presents). The competition offers participants the opportunity to deal with the topic of presentation in an extracurricular context. A jury of experts and, in the final round, the audience will evaluate a maximum of 5-minute videos on mathematical-technical-scientific issues with regard to expertise, presentation skills and target group orientation. All students from grade 7 up to the age of 21 can participate...

World School Games 2020 – U13

World School Games 2020 – U13 Day 1 – Athletics: The 6 boys and 7 girls were ready to give it their best competing against some very strong students from all over the world. All kids did fantastic and we managed to hold our own even better than in the previous year. Outstanding results were: Farid El Gharib – 1200m Aba Marko Biro – Long Jump Marcus L. – Triple Jump Amina Shalash – Triple Jump Lieselotta Leppin – Triple Jump Day 2 – Football: On Friday, it was...

Successful athletes in primary school

Successful athletes in primary school Last Thursday, 27 February, the certificates for the Bundesjugendspiele (German Federal Youth Games) 2020, which took place during the sports day in January, were handed over at an assembly in the primary school. First, the winners of the honorary certificates of grade one and two were called forward. In grade three and four there were so many successful athletes that only the best were called forward. Among the boys, Yunus from the 3c jumped the furthest with...

STEM Project @ Zayed University

Unique design project in the STEM sector DISD cooperation with the Design Faculty of Zayed University At the beginning of February, the Grade 8 students experienced an exciting project week. With a focus on STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics), the two classes had the unique opportunity to participate in various projects, both at our school and at our cooperation partners Siemens and Zayed University. The highlight was the one-day workshop on modern furniture making. In the design faculty of Zayed University, under the direction of Professor...

Robotics Project in Year 8

Robotics Project in Year 8 During the MINT project week (Mathematics/Computer Sciences/Nature/Technology), which took place from 02.02.2020 to 06.02.2020, some students from 8a and 8b took part in the robotics project at DISD. In this project the pupils were engaged with great interest and commitment in the assembly and functioning of a robot. They used the toolbox from LEGO MINDSTORMS. In an introduction by the head of computer science Mrs. Heikal and the assistant teacher Mrs. Ayach they were introduced to the different...

DISD Anti Bullying Team

DISD Anti Bullying Team We are delighted to introduce our Anti Bullying Team to you. It is a team of students from the secondary school, who will function as a contact point and support group for fellow students in case any signs of exclusion or bullying are occurring. They have been trained by the Dubai Police to become ‘Safety Ambassadors’, which is part of an initiative to improve the level of safety in the classroom. This program was set-up in Dubai to support children...

New Employees 2019/20

NEW EMPLOYEES 2019/20 An overview and short introduction of our new employees in the new school year . Meria Waizy is the new class teacher of the 2d. She knows Dubai well, but has only recently moved here permanently. She comes from Bielefeld and studied teaching English and German as foreign languages for secondary school. She has already gained work experience in primary school and is looking forward to the new challenge. Zakarya Elliazidi is now part of the Arabic Department at DISD. Before moving...

Religion and Religious Diversity in the UAE

Mosque and Church – Grade 6 learns about Religion and Religious Diversity in the UAE The 6th grade of the DISD spent this year’s project week with the discovered Dubai in the course of the project “The City is our Classroom” – based on the DISD mission statement, whose pillar “Excellent Learning Environment” also includes the city and region. In the process, classes 6a, b and c gained an in-depth insight into Emirati history and culture, an important part of the subject “Social...