Message from the Principal
On behalf of the entire Al Dhafra staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration, inform you of some key information and wish you and yours a very happy holiday.
This year in term 1 we have experienced a great start to this academic year. From our little learners getting settled and rapidly progressing academically to our grade 12 seniors who are concluding an incredible chapter in their lives, we have proudly witnessed amazing stories of students (and staff) learning, unlearning and relearning. Many thanks to you, our parents, for your support and collaboration. Indeed, when there is a strong partnership between students, school and parents, student learning is optimized and chances of students going off track are minimal.
This term, we underwent our third ADEK Irtiqa’a Inspection in which we improved 32% overall (35 judgments out of 109) and did not go down in any judgment. The overall judgments for each standard are:
1. Good - Students’ Achievement (attainment and progress)
2. Very Good - Students’ personal and social development and their innovation skills
3. Good - Teaching and Assessment
4. Good - Curriculum
5. Very Good - The protection, care, guidance and support of students
6. Good - Leadership and Management
In each phase of the school, we improved significantly:
Kindergarten - 19% improvement
Elementary - 31% improvement
Middle School - 19% improvement
High School - 62% improvement
In each subject, we also improved significantly:
Islamic Education - 25% improvement
Arabic Language - 19% improvement
English - 25% improvement
Mathematics - 50% improvement
Science - 75% improvement
Other subjects - 100% improvement (Art, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, History, ICT, Music, PE, Social Studies Eng)
Learning Skills - 25% (innovation, creativity, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and collaboration)
The full Irtiqa’a Inspection report can be accessed in both Arabic and English from our website’s front page under Accreditation Reports.
I would also like to inform you that last year, on 26 June 2018 we were granted a 3% tuition fee from ADEK (Ref: LA/234/KN/2018). As we believed it would not be ethical to implement that tuition fee increment with such short notice to our parents this academic year 2018-2019, our Board of Trustees agreed to postpone the increment until the 2019-2020 academic year. Therefore, the tuition fee structure for the next academic year can be accessed on our website from the Admissions drop down link. This will be reflected when we send our re-registration forms for the 2019-2010 academic year and addressed at the next parent teacher evening.
In closing, again I thank you for your collaboration and partnership. I wish you and yours a very well-deserved, enjoyable winter holiday and we all look forward to having back our students and continuing our learning journey in term two on Sunday, 6 January 2019.
Thank you, happy New Year and all the best in 2019!
Mr. Daniel Bokelman,
- Principal, Mr. Daniel Lee Bokelman:
- Vice Principal, Mr. David Evans:
- Head of Secondary, Mr. Darren Jones:
- Head of Primary, Mr. Duncan Silcock:
- Assistant Head Pastoral / SENCO / PODCO, Ms. Basma Iklil Sati:
- Assistant Head Curriculum and Assessment, Ms. Tracy Angela May:
- Head of ICT and Examinations, Mr. Ziyad Ashour:
- Student Guidance Counselor, Ms. Soha Hamze Bou Hamdan
- ADEK Inspection Report, Published in 2018 ARABIC
- ADEK Inspection Report, Published in 2018 ENGLISH
- ADEK Inspection Report, Published in 2016 ARABIC
- ADEK Inspection Report, Published in 2016 ENGLISH
- ADEK Inspection Report, Published in 2014 ARABIC
- ADEK Inspection Report, Published in 2014 ENGLISH
- AdvancED Report
- Accreditation Certificates