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)
Simply “Thanking” the helpers, supervisors and security for doing an amazing job. For making sure that everyone on campus is safe and secure. For making our days happy and clean:)
Ms. Lakshmi Priya is DWCHS’ math learning coach.
Our students visited the Seniors Home in Dubai. They shared some gifts with the residents there and they definitely put a smile on every resident’s face.
We visited the Pink Caravan, responsible for helping breast cancer patients residing in the UAE, to deliver the donation we raised through our Bake Sale on October 31st, 2013.
In the pictures, (left-to-right): Hessa Jaber, Rodha Obaid (Grade 11), Dr, Sawsan (FOCP Secretary General), Rasha ElFaramawy (DWCHS Marketing Coordinator) and Afra AlReyami (Grade 11). For a look back at the bake sale, click here.
Meet Ron Packard (left), founder of K12 Inc., and a member of K12’s board of directors.
Mr. Packard plans to form a new company focused on technology-based learning programs. His new venture, which has yet to be named, will be owned by an investor group led by Safanad Limited, a New York and Dubai investment house. K12 will own an initial minority stake of more than 25%. One major difference between the new company and K12 is that the new venture will develop classroom-based digital learning programs internationally
Ron visited DWCHS and had a thorough meeting with Ms. Maya (right) and key members of K12 and DWCHS teams, where he saw how the “blended learning” model works using the K12 high-quality American curriculum.
Five of our students are currently at the Zayed University volunteering in many different tasks in the KHDA annual seminar “WhatWorks”, where educational leaders, teachers, administrators from different schools come together to discuss and share their experience, educational philosophies and best practice.