Jamie Stewart, Dean of Business at Dubai Women’s College, comments on DWCHS National Day participationPosted: December 9, 2013
“I just want to congratulate you, Maya, and the school on your enthusiastic participation in the UAE National Day Celebrations held last week. The young ladies that attend DWC High School are an impressive group. They stand a little taller; their voices are a little stronger; they walk with more conviction, and they carry themselves with greater confidence. They impress me as young ladies who know who they are and where they are going.
Well done to you and your team for cultivating the type of environment where these young women can flourish.”
Jamie Stewart, Dean of Business at DWC
Parental involvement increases student success
DWCHS parents were invited to a meeting with the school principal, Ms. Maya Al-Hawary, and the school staff (teaching & non-teaching) to explain and discuss the expected school and academic cultures.
Ms. Karin, PTO chairperson, addressed the parents with the student council plans as well as the Parent-Teacher Organization expectations and objectives. Ms. Jacque, the Academic Advisor, explained briefly the school academic goals, gave parents advice on how to follow-up with their daughters at home and stated the plans that are being put in place for the TOEFL, SAT and IELTS preparation and examination.
Ms. Maya talked about several topics including the student-parent handbook, disciplinary and behavioral policies adopted by the school and the day-to-day schooling system. The meeting was wrapped up with a Q & A session.
In this video segment, Ms. Karin Hesler talks about the role of the PTO at DWCHS.
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Because DWCHS’ unique blended learning model is a new approach to education in the region, the school provides an academic advisor to guide students through the process of learning both online and in the classroom. Ms. Jacque Roach helps the girls to plan their particular curriculum, monitors & confers with them about their grades, and counsels them on their path to a university. Moreover, she provides them with insight into time management skills and personal accountability that will benefit them in both higher education and in their adult careers.
A personal observation: in my weeks here at DWCHS, I’ve had many opportunities to observe Ms. Jacque’s interaction with the students. She has the perfect mix of empathy for the challenges that teenagers face, tempered with a firm expectation of personal responsibility from the girls. I’ve seen many of them seek advice from her. Ms. Jacque is part of DWC High School’s culture of graduating independent young women with the skills and character to succeed in life.
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DWCHS parent, Ms. Nadia AlSayegh, has received HH Sheikh Rashid Award for Humanitarian Studies for the year 2013, for her hard work and dedication at the “Senses” special needs center [http://www.sensescentre.com/].