Monday November 3rd, 2014
UAE Flag Day
It is celebrated annually on November 3, the day of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession as President of the UAE. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, called upon all UAE citizens and government departments to hoist the UAE flag on Monday, Flag Day, as a sign of national unity.
In a school, organization is critical, as is the inclusion of students as part of that organization. The position of prefect is a position of responsibility and one that provides an important connection between students and staff. The prefect team has an important role throughout the entire school community: they are responsible for helping set the tone amongst the student body and for maintain and enhancing the culture of the school.
Mr. Jeffrey Herr (DWCHS Director)
This year’s selected prefects are: Hessa AlMansoori (Head Girl), Maryam AlMazrooei (Deputy Head Girl), Dana Raheef, Amna Kayani, Rhoda Obaid and Mariam AlRahmah (House Prefects), Rahima AbdulWakil (Deputy Prefect), Rodha AlDoei (Office Prefect), Nehaa Pirzada (Community & PR Prefect) and Eloise Nobbs (Extracurricular Activities Prefect).
Student councils often serve to engage students in learning about service and leadership. It creates the opportunity for students to become effective leaders, thus encouraging and influencing a positive school climate.
Ms. Rasha ElFaramawy (Enrollment Manager)
This year’s elected student council members: Fatma AlMazrooei (President), Elham Jawaid (Vice President), Alia AlRais (Treasurer) and Rukayah Khediri (Reporter/Secretary)
On October 12th, 2014, Dubai Women’s College High School organized a book fair.
A variety of books ranging from fiction like the “Divergent Series” (which by the way is AWESOME) to reality stricken books like “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by the one and only Khalid Hosseini. It was fun, mostly because we got to skip class, but also because our students have an undying love for books and passion for reading that even words can’t describe. Everyone loved the showcase of new and upcoming books. Poor parents probably went bankrupt because of the speed with which the books were sold. Overall, the exhibit was a success and we want to give a shout out to the bookshop for coming to our school for three torturous days. THANKS GUYS!
There are people that I meet in my travels who not only make a lasting impression, but actually change the way that I think. Such is the case with Ms. Maya Al-Hawary, the Acting Director & Principal of Dubai Women’s College High School. Ms. Maya is moving on to pursue other goals in a life rich with diverse educational experiences, but not before imparting to me the determination and focus of women in the United Arab Emirates. She could be quite an imposing presence, and I found myself saying “Yes, ma’am” to her a lot. Yet she could be warm, but just as firm, in talking about her faith. There are many observations she made to me that I will always remember, and often quote. In an e.mail to me she wrote: “It was a fruitful journey at DWCHS and it was surely a pleasure starting the first blended school in the region. I’m proud of that.” Below are some thoughts from one of her students.
A whole year passed with a great leader who guided us and led us to be the best. Mrs. Maya Hawary was an incredible mentor and principal, considering all of her students as one of her daughters. It has been a great year with activities, assemblies, and events etc. she has planned for us. We hope her the best in her future work, futire projects and achieve her dreams. We will certainly miss her.
-Fatma Saud Al-Mualla, DWCHS 11th grader
KHDA holds various seminars each year that is named “WhatWorks”, where educational leaders, teachers, administrators from different schools come together to discuss and share their experience, educational philosophies and best practice.
This is their 2nd event this year and they have asked that we send five of our students to volunteer during the event.
As always, we’re so proud of our students:)