Message from Head of School

MR. ROBERT RINALDO

Dear GAA Families,

It was a pleasure to see so many families at last week’s face to face Back-to-School Nights. Working together with parents and creating channels for meaningful feedback and effective communication is an important part of GAA education. We remain steadfast in our mission of teaching empathy and creating a positive and caring school culture that encourages student inquiry, problem-solving, and the creative process. With a strong parent/teacher partnership and a commitment to the stated priorities, we will create more confident students, prepared for the future, with the conviction to make a positive impact in their communities. We will follow up the Back-to-School Night event with individually scheduled Parent/Teacher conferences as we progress through the first term.

We continue to encourage all students to take advantage of the daily opportunities offered in the classroom, but also in the extra-curricular academic, athletic, and artistic programs that are now up and running. Student participation on a team, in a play, or in a musical group strengthens our school, builds a team, and increases supportive and trusting relationships. It is also a lot of fun and a good way to make friends that share the same interests. Should you have any questions regarding the extracurricular offerings or the process for participation please reach out and I will direct you to a member of our team that will be happy to help.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support.

Robert Rinaldo

Head of School

NEWS FROM ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT

MR. MHD ZAMRIK GHOFRAN

Dear parents, we are pleased to invite you to register for Tajweed & Hadeeth workshops for parents.

  • The goal:

Engage the parents in the learning process and encourage students to learn Quran through teaching by creating role models when they see their parents take initiative to learn the Holy Quran and the Noble Hadeeth. As our ancestors said: “Seeking knowledge from the cradle to the grave”

  • The content:

Weekly sessions to learn the principles of Quran recitation and narrating the 40 Hadeeth of Al Imam Al Nawawi collection with some explanation. (Attendants will receive a certificate of participation)

  • Timing:

Every Thursday starting from the 6th of October from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

  • Location:

School campus (Room will be communicated later).

  • Targeted participants:

All GEMS American academy parents.

(The workshops will be delivered in the Arabic language)

  • The cost:

For free.

The link for registration can be found HERE.

أولياء الأمور الكرام نتشرف بدعوتكم للتسجيل بورشات تجويد القرآن الكريم والحديث الشريف لأهالي الطلاب.


الهدف:

إشراك الأهالي في العملية التعليمية وتشجيع الطلاب على تعلم القرآن الكريم من خلال التعليم بالقدوة عندما يرون آباءهم يبادرون إلى تعلم القرآن الكريم والحديث الشريف، وكما قيل: "طلب العلم من المهد إلى اللحد".

المحتوى:

جلسات تعليم مبادئ تجويد القرآن الكريم وقراءة أحاديث كتاب الأربعين للإمام النووي في الحديث الشريف رواية ودراية (وينال الملتزمون إجازة بالسند المتصل).

المواعيد:

ابتداء من 6 أكتوبر كل خميس من الساعة السابعة وحتى الساعة الثامنة مساء.

المكان:

مبنى المدرسة (سيتم تحديد الغرفة لاحقاً).

الفئة المستهدفة:

جميع أهالي الطلاب أكاديمية مدرسة جيمس الأمريكية.

التكلفة:

مجاناً

استمارة التسجيل في الرابط هنا


English flyer.pdf
Arabic flyer.pdf

SEPTEMBER 16 INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY PHOTOS

PAID AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES BY ESM

ESM are an international sports management company governing all sports provision in schools and ensuring delivery of programs are at a level of quality expected from the developed international norms.

All Times for our Programmes are reflected on our registration system. A step by step guide on how to book your child into a paid ASA programme can be found below or Click instructional video

Sign Ups to our programmes are live.

For Booking your paid ASA use this link: www.Esm.ae

GAA - Timetable.pdf
GAA - ASA Guide.pdf
  • September 22-30: IB Welcome Back Exams

  • September 26-29: Secondary (Grades 6-12) School Photoshoot by Stu Williamson Photography Studio

  • September 30: Dress Down Day for PreK to Grade 5 students. Theme: Crazy Hair.

  • October 12: PSAT test for 10th grade

  • October 17-19: Half-Term Break (No School)

  • September 26-October 7: MAP Testing

  • September 29: IB DP1 and IB DP2 Parent information Session at 6:00 pm

Head of School

ADMISSIONS

FINANCE

CLINIC

Parent Relations Executive

Executive Secretary/ADEK related issues

SLICES CATERING

BBT BUS TRANSPORTATION

GAAPA (GAA Parent Association)

IT

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES

Elementary Principal

Elementary Vice Principal (Gr. KG-2)

Elementary Vice Principal (Gr. 3-5)

Elementary Secretary

KG-Grade 1 Guidance Counsellor

Grades 2-5 Guidance Counsellor

PYP Coordinator

Secondary Principal

Middle School Vice Principal (Grades 6-8)

High School Vice Principal (Grades 9-10)

High School Vice Principal (Grades 11-12)

Secondary Secretary:

Middle School Counsellor (Grades 6-8)

High School Counsellors (by students' last names)

IBDP Coordinator:

Curriculum Coordinator:

  • David Dasari, email: d.dasari_gaa@gemsedu.com

IT DEPARTMENT:

By Email:

By Phone:

02-2019-666

Online:

Please click on the link below and select the option to “Open Microsoft Teams.”


USEFUL APPS AND WEBSITES

Please make sure you have downloaded GEMS Connect parent portal app for your convenience:

  • Pay fees online

  • Track your child's bus transportation

  • School communication (emails, newsletter, etc)

  • Submit requests (re-enrollment, Transfer Certificates)

  • GEMS Ambassador program (refer a friend, get 4% discount on school fees)

  • and much more...

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