Events & Programmes

Each Department of school has contributed to the development of the Calendar so that the students get an opportunity to participate in as many events and activities as possible.

Some of the recently conducted events and their announcement to parents were;

  1. 43rd UAE National Day Celebration at Ambassador School - The UAE National Day celebrations at Ambassador School on the 1st of December 2014 wholly embodied the essence, vision and spirit of the land we call ‘our home away from home’. Click here to read the full report  
  2. Science Bowl - ASD proudly held its first ever Science Bowl - a cross-curricular quiz that tested students on their ability to correlate the Sciences, Math and Geography!The quiz comprised of four teams with two contestants in each. The final eight participants had been carefully selected on the basis of their scores in a preliminary quiz that was held on the 4th of September.After 5 rounds, the scores were;Dalton- Gautham & Ashath - 150Newton- Malhar & Alric - 85

    Marie Curie- Sameeksha &Mahek - 90

    Einstein- Abhishek & Darsh - 0

    Feedback: “The quiz was an interesting and fun learning experience”.

    The event was indeed a successful and eye-opening experience that demonstrated the fun and interactive side of learning here at Ambassador!

  3. Literacy Day - Ambassador School, Dubai, commemorated International Literacy Day on the 8th of September, 2014 through a variety of interesting and meaningful activities to enhance pupil awareness and appreciation of the essence of the day.
     
    The highlight was a story reading session in English led by students of grades 8, 9 and 10 who planned and visited each of the sixteen sections of grade 1, 2 and 3 and enthralled their eager listeners in a narration of a tale suitable to age and class. A sight to cherish was senior students visiting the school library to meticulously select a suitable story for the session and their rehearsing aloud with their peers to impress their audience. The enthusiastic after-reading interactive session validated how a simple task could go a long way in inculcating a love for reading.
     
    The English Department initiated two spectacular cross-curricular initiatives with the ICT and Fine Arts departments of the school. The outcome was a student led video on the theme of literacy opening doors to lifelong opportunities and a poster encapsulating the UNESCO theme, " Literacy and Sustainable Development". The activities evidently offered students an enriching out-of-classroom learning experience coupled with ample scope for collaboration and critical thinking.
     
    In addition, students of grades 3 to 10 engaged in a Big Write descriptive writing session on a range of topics related to either a unit of study in their English lessons or an element of nature. Overall, the day reiterated how young students hold the promise of a brighter tomorrow as they endeavor to eradicate the curse of illiteracy.
     
     
    Students at ASD are encouraged to participate in all competitions within and outside the school. Our students have excelled in the competitions and have brought laurels back to school.

 

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award 

The DofE is an initiative to drive Holistic Education. It is perhaps the most widely recognized non scholastic achievement for young people.

Ambassador School is an IAC (Independent Award Centre) for Duke of Edinburgh International Award and has been licensed to run the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme from the coming academic year 2013-2014.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It brings together the practical experience and life skills to create committed global citizens and equip young people for life.

Since it was founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, over eight million people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries and territories.

The programme will help support and complement the existing programmes that promote personal and social skills at Ambassador School. We encourage all senior students to enrol for this programme.

The programme provides our students an opportunity to achieve personal excellence.

Student would need to set their goals in each of the 4 components of the Award and work towards them with a mentor. The achievements will be their own, and are not benchmarked against anyone else. For each level, participants have to complete the requirements of each of the 4 different sections. Qualifying standards are measured in terms of progress, proficiency and sustained efforts.

How does it fit into our school life?

The programme is about being recognized for things that most of our students are ALREADY doing. The Award offers a framework for them to focus and direct their interests, learn, improve their abilities and encourage them to challenge themselves.

What you get out of it?

Achieving the award gives students a cutting edge for university admissions. It reflects the fact that the student has leadership qualities, integrity, a social conscience and a willingness to take on a challenge. We encourage children of the defined age group to sign up.

The World Scholar’s Cup

The World Scholar's Cup (WSC) is an international team academic tournament with students participating from over 40 countries. The World Scholar's Cup has attracted what it calls "a global community of future scholars and leaders", and promotes that it allows participants to "discover strengths and skills you never knew you had." However, despite technically being a competition, The World Scholar's Cup focuses far more on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to today and the future.

Ambassador School students have made their mark in the Dubai Round, the Singapore Round and then by reaching the third round of the WSC session in the USA.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Ambassador School’s involves itself with the other schools and organizations in the community through the following channels;

  • Inter school competitions in campuses of other schools.
  • ASD hosted the Inter-school Basketball tournament January 2014
  • Quiz Dubai - May 2014
  • ASD participates in JSS Interschool Swimming Competition - June 2014
  • Participation in Debate Dubai in Jumeirah Primary School
  • Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU)- Art competition
  • Emirates Environment Group competitions and workshops
  • Annual Day in Sheikh Rashid Auditorium (Indian High School)
  • Charity: Dubai Cares - Fund raising through Bake Sale and Mufti Day. Walk for Education for awareness raising and fundraising.

As the year progresses, ASD ensure that all students get to grow with the Dubai community through participation in events as and when the opportunities present themselves.


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