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“World Café” for the mission statement development

“World Café” for the mission statement development In order to concretise the development of the school’s mission statement and with the aim of letting all those involved have their say and to develop a common understanding, Michael Lummel, principal of the school, invited to so-called “World Cafés” in the week before the fall holidays. With this method, as many ideas as possible are collected and documented on the tablecloths in discussion rounds in groups (in a coffee house atmosphere) in a...

“Reading Suitcase” in Primary School

“Reading Suitcase” in Primary School Finally the reading suitcases have arrived for the grades 1, 2, 3, and 4! Each suitcase is filled with thick and thin, funny and serious, factual and imaginative books. This makes reading in class a shared experience as students share their book, stories are told and curiosity and interest are awakened. Reading with the reading suitcases is  a lot of fun, as it looses its school character. As every year, there was also a celebratory handover...

6th grade visit OliOli Children’s museum

6th grade visit OliOli Children’s museum On 9th October 2019, in the course of an art project the 6th graders visited the art museum OliOli with their teachers Ms Gadzo, Mrs Tawfik and Ms Kolburan. As the museum puts emphasis on interaction, the students had the opportunity to implement and widen their fascination for art at different interactive stations. Especially seeing their own pieces of art on a screen, which were prepared in their art lessons, was exciting...

Visit of DISS for German Unification Day

Visit of DISS for German Unification Day On October 14th, our 10th and 9th grade stormed the Bibliothopia together with the students from German International School Sharjah. Chairs were already set up, coffee smell hangs in the air. For the bi-annual visit of the Sharjah students, the aim was to present the German unity as a play in group work. At first the students formed groups on topics like “Everyday Life in the GDR” or “9th November”. The first group played...

Ken Ken Tournament 2019

DISD students successfully participate in Ken Ken Tournament Emirates Level 2 The Emirates Level, the 2nd round of the Kenken competition, took place on Friday, 27.9.2019 at Amity University Dubai. 27 students of our school took part, 13 of them went to the next round, the National Level. They took part in the event with the support of DISD-Physics Teacher Mr Stefan Frisch. This is a great success for our students, because according to Kenken UAE, only 20 to 30%...

Expo 2020 Mascot Reveal

Meet Salama, Latifa, Rashid, Opti, Alif, and Terra On Thursday, September 26, our school principal Michael Lummel had the honor to attend the official unveiling of the Expo-2020 mascots. On behalf of Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of the Dubai Bureau of Expo 2020, the Expo School Programme Team invited representatives from all schools to attend the event. Among the guests of honor were Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President...

Outstanding DISD Canteen

Outstanding DISD Canteen Grade A for the excellent hygiene and food safety standard of the DISD canteen At this year’s canteen inspection of the Food & Safety Department of the Dubai Municipality, our school was awarded with an A. An A means that the company’s hygiene and food safety standards are excellent. Right at the beginning of the school year, not only the kitchen, but also the origin, transport and storage of the food were examined in detail. In preparation and during the...

Behind the scenes at DISD

Behind the scenes at DISD – Preparations before the first day of school Even during the summer holidays and especially shortly before the school starts, the administrative apparatus of the school does not stand still and the preparations are in full swing. A large part of the classroom equipment, sports equipment, materials for school and kindergarten come from Germany in order to be able to guarantee the best quality for a healthy learning environment and education corresponding to the German curriculum. Margit...