GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis
Gems Wellington Academy is a unique and special institution where children are well-supported, valued and safe. It is the largest IB/UK Curriculum Schools in Dubai located in Dubai Silicon Oasis and is close to prime transport and business hubs.
WSO's curriculum is a unique progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage through an enriched and developed England National Curriculum into personalized qualification pathways that incorporate both IGCSE and GCSE leading to the region’s best Post 16 offers. IB Career-related programs and BTEC courses are offered to students as well. In relation to the wide range of courses provided by extremely skilled expert educators, the WSO curriculum provides an advanced curriculum structure that focuses on the advancement of learning skills and its environment. These are key skills recognized in the Academy's National Curriculum that underpin educational achievement across all age groups.
The school offers world-class facilities that emphasize the integration of technology into the curriculum, so as to keep up with the Academy’s educational rationale. The primary goal is to equip and develop skills for students to make a successful future. Gems Wellington helps students’ meet their future needs and provides a learning experience that is both inspiring and relevant by using technology to transform the classroom, develop new e-skills and promote a number of collaborative technologies. The school has a wide range of impressive facilities which include an outdoor learning classroom, three 25m swimming pools, Performing arts suites, Media suites, Libraries, Parent cafes, student restaurants, external amphitheaters, Fitness suite, Indoor, and outdoor play areas and a lot more. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and digital projectors. Thus ensuring students are technologically, intellectually and emotionally informed critical thinkers who are able to adapt flexibly to the challenges and needs of the future.
The schools most valued partnership is its parents and students. The elected Parent Council serves as a springboard for the ideas, initiatives, and concerns of parents within the community, contributing to the functioning of the Academy and planning events for Parent Engagement. Students are motivated to be involved in their learning environment by choosing Student Ambassadors and linking the school community with the interests of the student group.
WSO provides a complete integrated curriculum, including an Enrichment program that promotes development in sports, performing arts, outdoor education, and service. They also have a pastoral system of four houses which offers a healthy sense of competition and opportunities for leadership as well as a sense of belonging for all students.
All parents who wish their children to receive a British-style education are welcome to The GEMS Wellington Academy.
Completed online receipts will be accepted if accompanied by the administration fee of AED 500(non-refundable and non-transferable). The KHDA (Ministry of Education) requires all families to submit : (1) One copy of the student’s passport. (2) One copy of both sides of the student's Emirates ID card (if available). (3) Two years of full school reports and any mid-year interim reports from the current academic year must be included. REPORTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH. Nursery report required for Foundation Stage 1 and 2 children (if available). If your child has received any learning support/special education please provide all reports/information
Applications will be processed only after full documentation and payment of application fee. Students are required by the UAE Ministry of Education Law to produce a Transfer Certificate from their last school.
All students admitted to Years 5 - 13 will be required to sit an age-related placement test to ensure that he/she is prepared for the high quality education on offer at GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis. Younger children may also be asked to sit an assessment if they have been studying a different curriculum. For all applications, the child's latest school report is used instead of an interview, and as a result of that scrutiny, it might be that we then ask for a test to be taken by younger children too.
When applications are from overseas, GEMS Wellington Academy will contact the child's existing school to courier placement tests so that the children may undertake these in their own school. Offer of a place is not solely based on the entrance test, and all parents should provide GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis with the most recent copy of their child's school report when submitting an application form.
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