Wellbeing at DISD

With our trained Wellbeing Team we ensure that there is a suitable contact person for each student with whom they can discuss their concerns and questions.

See here the full overview of the Wellbeing Contact Persons with one click.

Wellbeing Team

Susanne Bode
Head of
DISD Wellbeing

Psych. Department

Irina Lisak
School Counselor

Motivational tip from our school counselor Irina Lisak:

“We are all visionaries – and that is something that can motivate us well when we “think big”. But when it comes to everyday tasks, it usually has a demotivating effect if we take on too much. Find 3 to 5 things on your to-do list that should definitely be done and do them first. This will give you the feeling that you have done the essential and will increase your motivation to work.”

More tips …

Our Wellbeing Chat: Our chat offers a virtual space where children can feel safe.  The MS TEAMS channel “Wellbeing” is serviced daily from 10 – 12 am and from 2 -4 pm by trained DISD staff.

Within this framework the students have the opportunity to share your worries and needs around the new situation “distance learning” in oral or written form in a confidential environment and to get competent assistance. In this way we want to give this important part of our school life a space even in times of “social distancing”.

After the Wellbeing Week was well accepted, we are offering a regular program with great break time offers starting on June 7th to join in, to do handicrafts, relax and take a break together. Programm Overview

Liaison Teacher & SV Connection Teacher

Liaison Teacher

Selina Krebs

Class Teacher, 7a

Zeljko Babic

Class Teacher, 5c

Viktoria Opetnik

Class Teacher, 9b

Julian Kleij

Class Teacher, 8b

Peer Mediators

Non-violent communication 

DISD Peer Mediators share

Serena:

„There is a whole checklist for the mediation process.

But since we are all individual we usually put extra attention to the things we consider as crucial.

For me it is the ability to empathize with others, with their feelings and emotions.

It comes naturally with my personality and helps my fellow students to feel understood.”

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In the school year 2018-19 we introduced the peer mediators project in our school and are proud to present our team. We call them intermediaries, conflict arbiters or simply Peer Mediators. They are skilled to mediate in conflicts and support in searching for solutions.

We have an expression in German – “when two people quarrel, the third one rejoices “, but we prefer to say – “when two persons quarrel, the third one helps!”
Our Peer Mediators are: Eric Tadros, Florian Plankensteiner, Nils Tröger, Khadija Sedky, Ty Stevens, Karma Elgharib, Serena Allgaier, Valentina Meier.

We aim to improve the social skills of our students through this project and to show them various ways of non-violent conflict resolutions.

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 and protect them against any harm or violence. The ambassadors educate fellow students about their rights and what to do if they face any sign of bullying.

The team consist of: The team consist of: Serena Allgaier, Stella Foschi, Ahmed Batal, Nils Tröger, Filippos Karaspiros, Youssef Ghanem, Karma Elgharib, Ty Stevens and Razaan Eid.