Tuesday / March 20 / 2018

Secondary School Swimming Gala


UAE National Day Assembly




Parents Association of Dubai International Academy


Who are we?

PADIA is the Parent Association of DIA.

It is a group of volunteer DIA parents who come together, in order to manage events and services for the school community.The group meets every Sunday after drop off, and any DIA parent is welcome to join PADIA and volunteer their time.

What do we do?

PADIA works to support DIA students by helping to build and enhance community spirit in the school through the organisation of monthly special events, such as planning and executing large scale events like International Evening and Winter Souq . PADIA fundraisers have helped provide graduation gifts for KG2, YR 6, 11 and 13 students, fund an aquarium for Primary school children and support sports events with fresh fruit or juice.

What specific areas are we responsible for?

PADIA is not involved with any academic or administrative matters of the school. For any queries concerning these issues, please contact the Principal or e-mail: diafeedback@diadubai.com

What are PADIA’s goals?

Broadly, PADIA’s goals are twofold:

SOCIALLY - we aim to provide a forum for support, friendship, communication and discussion with each other and the school.

FINANCIALLY - we aim to raise funds to provide our children with ‘extras’.

What happens to the funds PADIA raise?

PADIA invites the school and parents to nominate projects for PADIA support at the end of each school year. All funding goals are submitted to the school for approval, prior to consideration by the PADIA Core Group.

Get involved

PADIA has a core group of volunteers who meet regularly and provide the group’s leadership. The core group also runs the school’s second hand uniform and bookshop. Additional volunteers help with events and fundraisers as required. PADIA are always interested in hearing from parents willing to contribute to and support events across the school. 

Why join?

Participate in the community, have fun, feel the satisfaction of using your professional skills and the opportunity to get involved.


Please email: padiadubai@gmail.com

Office location:

Primary School Room PS 047 (opposite the nurse’s office)


Sunday: Core Group meetings, 7:30am - 9am

Thursday: 2nd Hand Uniform shop, from drop off - 9am