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Top 10 lunchbox swaps

Dietitian Jordana Smith shares 10 simple ways to transform your lunch into a healthier meal Full fat Greek yoghurt pot for Fruit yoghurt Greek yoghurt has a higher protein content so will make you feel fuller for longer. Add some chopped fresh fruit, nuts and seeds to the pot to mix in once you are…

Move more

How two schools are encouraging children to move away from inactive influences such as computers and TV and more towards physical activity and sports Jason Kearins, Head of Primary PE at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis How many minutes each week do students partake in PE?When a student joins the academy in FS1, they…

The CineConcert Series of Harry Potter at Dubai Opera

A Grand Stage

Two music teachers from GEMS Wellington International School share their experience of singing in the CineConcert series of Harry Potter at Dubai Opera Joe William Steede, Head of Performing Arts What do you teach? I am the Head of Performing Arts and my main subject is music.What was the performance, what was your role? It…

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First Impressions Count

Thank you to our incredible front of house teams Front of house staff are often the first people that new parents meet and greet. That first impression counts and contributes to the face of our brand and to the broader GEMS community. This is why GEMS recently hosted an afternoon tea in the School Support…

Get Creative

Uns Kattan, Head of Learning and Research at Jameel Arts Centre, and Antonia Carver, Director, Art Jameel, discuss the values of using art to cultivate wellbeing

Learning From The Best

We talk to Ramalingam Kaliaperumal, athletics coach at GEMS Modern Academy, about why children should learn karate and how he is playing his part to promote it. Ramalingam Kaliaperumal has been an athletics coach at GEMS Modern Academy (GMA) for 14 years and is a passionate and committed teacher. Being somewhat of a hard task…

All That Jazz

David Holland, Secondary School Music Director at GEMS American Academy — Abu Dhabi, discusses opening for Alicia Keys, his love of music, both in and out the classroom, and how it lends itself to a greater work-life balance.

Breaking the Cycle of Bullying

Elena Aldridge, Director of Positive Education and Counsellor, GEMS World Academy Dubai lays out some of the steps the school has taken to address the issue of bullying.

Feeling Good

Cambridge International School — Dubai (CIS) has found several creative ways to bring the staff together in an environment that fosters fun, teamwork, and artistic expression.

Celebrating Women

The team at GEMS Education School Support Centre held an event to honour women and show their appreciation to those who inspire them.