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New Employees at DISD

New Employees 2021 An overview and short introduction of our new employees in the new school year . Please visit the website for the full info on contact persons in Kindergarten, Primary School and Secondary School. June 2021 Ludger Bär is the new Head of Kindergarten at DISD and takes over the role from Matthias Preiß. Ludger has a degree in pedagogy and has already worked in this position from 2013 to 2017. He is very happy to be an active...

Model United Nations Conference

Model United Nations Conference On 27 May 2021, grade 11a had a very special project in their English class with Ms Kolburan. The students simulated a United Nations conference on climate change under Model United Nations. Each student presented a specific country at the simulated conference and had to convince the other delegates of the participating countries of their own interests, proposals and solutions to climate change. In addition to specialist knowledge and a willingness to discuss, the students were also...

Opening of the expanded DISD School Clinic

Opening of the newly expanded DISD school clinic The newly expanded school clinic was opened with an official photo session on May 23. The event was attended by Principal Michael Lummel and his deputy, Dr. Sammy Wafi, as well as Head of Administration Nadja Röhrle and Facility Manager Bibinosh Cherian, and the DISD Board Member for Property Bernd Schmidt. Principal Lummel and Board Member Schmidt each addressed Dr. Keli and her team briefly and took the opportunity to tour the new space,...

DISD-Book Club

DISD-Book Club Since the beginning of March, there is a book club for frequent readers at the secondary school library BiblioThopia. It’s a great initiative as part of the reading initiative. The club brings some advantages to frequent readers and has been enthusiastically accepted by many students. The number of frequent readers has already increased noticeably in two weeks. We invited our librarian and club founder Jessica Scherneck for an interview: What was your motivation to start this book club? Jessica Scherneck: We have some...

DISD Reading Competition in March 2021

DISD Reading Competition Based on the nationwide reading competition that takes place every year in Germany, a reading competition was held again this year at the German International School Dubai (DISD). In the run up to the competition, the best two or three readers in each grade were chosen by their classmates. These candidates were then allowed to read a section of text from their favorite book in front of their classmates and were then evaluated by the jury, consisting of students...

Official Visit

Official Visit On February 24, Dr. Omar Al-Muthanna, CEO of our licensor CDA (Community Development Authority) and Mr. Taleb Al Dhanhani, Director of Licensing at CDA followed the invitation to a special school tour at DISD. Mr. Andreas Wegner, Deputy Consul General of the German Consulate General in Dubai and DISD School Manager together with principal Michael Lummel and vice principal Dr. Sammy Wafi showed the guests the DISD premises, including the sports facilities, libraries and laboratories, accompanied by Dr. Munier Al-Amoudi,...

Project Days in Primary School

The project days of the DISD Primary School took place from February 28th to March 2nd. Each grade had its own theme. “As an integral part of the curriculum, project days are designed for children to engage intensively with a particular topic. Various teaching and learning methods are used in a targeted manner to promote independent learning. The project days are always a welcome change in the school day and are enthusiastically accepted by the children. Creative results are achieved, which...

Presentation of the seal of approval Excellent German School Abroad

Presentation of the seal of approval Excellent German School Abroad On February 7, the German Consul General Holger Mahnicke handed over the renewed seal of approval Excellent German School Abroad to our principal Michael Lummel. During the last school year, the Bund-Länder-Inspektion had inspected the DISD and the school achieved a positive rating in all 15 characteristics. The head of the KHDA Dr. Abdulla Al-Karam and the DISD board chairman Dr. Munier Al-Amoudi also attended the presentation of the certificate. The gentlemen took...

Parent Wellbeing in Times of the Pandemic

DISD school counselor supports parents in the school community with valuable tips. Wellbeing plays an important role at DISD. It’s not just about the well-being of students, but also focuses on staff and parents. Distance learning is an added burden for many parents during this difficult time. In addition, there is the concern for children’s development in times of “social distancing.” On Tuesday, February 16, we held our “Parent Café Digital” on “Positive Parenting Strategies during the Pandemic”. The new school counselor...

Poetry at DISD

Poetry at DISD Just now, at the inauguration of the American president, the world saw and heard how powerful poetry can be. As part of a poetry class session in grade 6 English class, this poem was written by Christopher Luka (6c). It describes the normal everyday life of the boy and points out what -especially in the present time- is most important – Selina Krebs, Head of English Department My name is Chris  Hi, my name is Chris I wouldn’t give a football...