Principal’s Greetings for the start of the new school year 2018/19

Dear parents, dear students!

 

I want to wish all students a successful new school year. Learning is hard work, we as adults forget this sometimes. That’s why it is important, to have fun while learning. It is my wish, you find satisfaction and fulfillment in your success. It is not only the point to get over the hurdle with the least effort, but your goal is to have success in life after school. Researchers have found, that a successfully finished school education leads with high probability to a successful course of study. A successful university degree or vocational training in most cases is a requirement for a great career. And this is finally important for a happy life.

The German International School Dubai is contributing to this. This has been proven in recent international comparisons. In English, students have performed better than average and the results in Math were also great. We can be proud of these results.

As previously announced, in the new school year, the new subjects informatics and social sciences will be introduced. The subjects French, Arts and Music will be taught more often and therefore meet the German standards. The necessary teachers could be employed and have arrived at the school; in the newsletter you will be introduced to. Unfortunatly, the designated new principal has cancelled during the summer break. The school board and the ZfA are urgently looking for a solution. As I grew fond of the school, I will be available a bit longer. Fortunately, we have found a new vice principal with Dr Sammy Wafi, who comes with experience as a principal as well as intercultural experience.

There are many more things to report on, which you can read in the new newsletter. Besides the best wishes to the students, I want to wish the parents a happy school year free of stress. The principal team and teachers are looking forward to a good collaboration.

 

Helmut Jolk

Principal

Principal’s Welcome

A warm welcome to the website of the German International School/Deutsche Internationale Schule Dubai (DISD). I became principal of the DISD in the beginning of the school year 2017/18. I have been aware of its excellent reputation for quite some while. During the course of my career, I was deputy principal of the German School Toulouse, principal in Brussels, Doha and Alexandria. In Germany I was active as the principle of a High School in Baden-Württemberg and the Black Forest.

I am happy to perceive DISD as an excellently lead German school abroad with state of the art premises. The main reason is the competent and engaged staff. The professional educators and administrative staff create fully positive and supporting environment for our students. This makes the DISD an excellent choice for families, who want to offer their children the quality of the German education system. From Kindergarten groups with mixed ages, the German curriculum (Thuringia) and the renowned German International Abitur ExamDeutschen Internationalen Abiturprüfung (DIAP) – your children will be fully prepared when studying not only in Germany but everywhere in the world. This year, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority of Dubai (KHDA) recognized the English level of our students as outstanding and furthermore, our Arabic classes for non- and native speakers have received multiple awards, of which we are very proud. All in all, through the high academic quality and a diverse student body, which learns from another, our students are perfectly prepared for the globalized work environment.

Please see our website for more information.

We are looking forward to meet you.

 

Helmut Jolk

Principal of DISD

Dear parents, dear students!

 

I want to wish all students a successful new school year. Learning is hard work, we as adults forget this sometimes. That’s why it is important, to have fun while learning. It is my wish, you find satisfaction and fulfillment in your success. It is not only the point to get over the hurdle with the least effort, but your goal is to have success in life after school. Researchers have found, that a successfully finished school education leads with high probability to a successful course of study. A successful university degree or vocational training in most cases is a requirement for a great career. And this is finally important for a happy life.

The German International School Dubai is contributing to this. This has been proven in recent international comparisons. In English, students have performed better than average and the results in Math were also great. We can be proud of these results.

As previously announced, in the new school year, the new subjects informatics and social sciences will be introduced. The subjects French, Arts and Music will be taught more often and therefore meet the German standards. The necessary teachers could be employed and have arrived at the school; in the newsletter you will be introduced to them. Unfortunately, we still do not have a new principal. The school board and the ZfA are urgently looking for a solution. As I grew fond of the school, I will be available a bit longer. Fortunately, we have found a new vice principal with Dr Sammy Wafi, who comes with experience as a principal as well as intercultural experience.

There are many more things to report on, which you can read in the new newsletter. Besides the best wishes to the students, I want to wish the parents a happy school year free of stress. The principal team and teachers are looking forward to a good collaboration.

 

Helmut Jolk

Principal

Principal & School Administration Contact Persons

Helmut Jolk

Principal

 

 

Dr. Sammy Wafi

Vice Principal

teacher of Mathematics, Sport, Music

Andrea Schöne

Head of Secondary II,

 teacher of Mathematics and Chemistry

Ines Wingrich

Head of Secondary I,

teacher of  Biology

 

Inga Rehbein

Head of primary school,

teacher of all subjects

 

 

Matthias Preiß

Head of Kindergarten

 

 

 

Nadja Röhrle

Head of Administration

 

 

 

Ahmed Abdelwahab

edu. KHDA coordinator, Teacher of Arabic as Foreign Language and Islamic studies

Ulrike Suwwan

Educational Consultant for School Improvement and Development