Message from the Principal
Sometimes there is a strangeness in the world that allows us to see the positive coincidences that happen and which link us in our understanding.
This week began with a request that all schools in Dubai understand and respect the tolerance documentation that the government has issued and that as professionals involved in education we denounce discrimination and hate. For our students in Year 9 the week ended with a full day working on ways that young people can combat cyber bullying and the sad realities of discriminatory and violent behaviour that can be expressed online.
Next week we celebrate National Day and I am mindful of the words that are cited at the start of the document mentioned above:
“The promotion and observance of human rights without discrimination as to origin, sex, religion or language and denunciation of speeches of violence and hate is a reflection of our tradition, and moral values, and represents an affirmation of the policies and principles of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in the field of human rights, which we are very keen to remain among the first countries in the world that protect and strengthen human rights”.
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates
I am sure that everyone within the community that is NAS Dubai can concur that sine qua non, this is a very good thing.
Year 9 Innovation Day
Interschool Ski Racing Success for NAS Dubai
NAS Dubai had some phenomenal ski racing success on Friday 18 November, at the UAE Interschools Giant Slalom Championships held at Ski Dubai.
With an entry list of around 80 children aged 7 to 16 years old from various UAE schools, NAS Dubai students certainly led the way on the winner’s podium. Of the 24 individual Gold, Silver and Bronze medals awarded for age/gender category races involving NAS skiers, 13 went to our students, (including 5 Golds!!).
On top of this, NAS Dubai won both the Male and Female Team Gold Medals, together with Team Gold in the Parallel Race Knock-Out competition.
Rio Sharman, a NAS Year 4 student, won the U10 Girls Individual Gold Medal and said; “This was a fantastic day, and we were very proud to represent the school at the Interschool Championships. We had some amazing success and met many new friends from other schools…It was awesome.”
Special thanks must go to Janet and Liza our ski coordinators at NAS Dubai, race organising committee Chairman (and NAS Dubai parent) Murray Leslie, race coach Mike Barkley and all those at Ski Dubai, for enabling this memorable day to happen, whilst helping ensure it all ran super smoothly on the day. This is the first of 3 such Interschool Championships throughout the current academic year and we all look forward to the next with much excitement and anticipation.
Secondary Eco Council Trip