Debating - DIA students have been part of the national debating team and have done us proud in local inter-school competitions, winning individual and group trophies.
- Dubai Debates Champions Diploma students Allan Thekepedika and Joseph Kalarickal, Aditya Iyer and Mohit Parmar were judged as Best Speakers
World Scholars Cup - At the World Scholar’s Cup meet hosted at DIA this year, which was attended by 245 students from 12 local schools, 3 of our teams made it to the finals in Kuala Lumpur.
- In the World Scholars Cup - Bowl PRIMARY Division - 1stTeam – Pratyush Dwivedi, Ashit Kumar, Ewan Shepherd
- First overall in age group for Dubai round and Second overall in international round - Chloe Moussa, Jake weeman, Shusei Robson
- First overall in age group for Dubai round and Second overall in international round - Louisa Pohl
Quiz - At the MAX Star Quiz Challenge, DIA students competed against over 1000 students from 71 different schools throughout the UAE, and finished in the top 18.
- Congratulations to Gillian Gracias in Year 9 and Samruddha Patel in Year 10
- Six teams of three from Secondary participated in the fourth edition of the UAE School Quiz sponsored by Emirates NBD and one of our teams took 5th place out of 36 schools
BRAINways Quest Competition - In the Regional Round held in Dubai for Primary Schools:
- 1st Place in the Regional Round and 2nd Place in the International Global Finals - Jake Weeman, Chloe Moussa, Shusei Robson
- 1st Place in the Regional Round and 3rd Place in the International Global Finals - Louisa Pohl, Kaleo Kolb, Timur Ahmad
- Among Secondary Schools - 3rd Place Ebani Dhawan, Gillian Gracias, Amira Khoda
Model United Nations – DIAMUN is the largest conference in the region. DIAMUN 2015 was attended by: 900 participants from 53 Schools in 17 Countries across 4 Continents. Our students are regularly elected to student officer positions at THIMUN.
- At THIMUN The Hague 2015: Sparsh Jain, Zohan Barkur, Suhail Mayor and Ahana Nanda were elected
- DIAMUN Executive positions for 2016 are: Secretary General – Ashish Tharoor, President of General Assembly – Suhail Mayor
Arts - DIA hosts an annual film festival and our students have been recognised in the local international children’s film festival. The annual Emirates Literature Festival provided our students a platform to showcase their talents.
- Eldrick Yuji in Year 12, won the Qasideh par Coeur competition, following which he was interviewed on the local radio channel ARN
- Nour Abdallah in Year 8 was awarded the 2nd place in the Arabic poetry competition at the Literature Festival
- Six girls from Secondary sang at the Choir Fest Middle East. Sara Atassi, Adewura Adeiye, Tiana Atapattu, Raina Shahzad, Abhinaya Chandramohan, Zeina Zaki won the title “Best Solo Voice Choir
- The highest marks in the region for Trinity Piano exams were secured by Adam Abdulla Year 9
- Frances Perez, 7B, won the Jury Award at the recently concluded IVEI Art Competition
Academics – Over the past three years our IBDP results have been among the best in the region. In May 2013 Valedictorian Xanita Saaymen achieved the perfect score of 45/45. In May 2014 the top score was 44/45, with 8% of students securing 40 or above. The pass rate of 97% was well above the world average and the highest so far for DIA. All our graduates secure college placements across 17 countries, which include the world’s top universities: Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Cambridge, and London School of Economics. In May 2015, 80% of our students received acceptances from their first choice university.
Gifted and Talented –
- Sparsh Jain in Year 12, whose physics research project was accepted for the 24th International Research Project competition conducted by MEF Schools in Turkey was ranked 4th in the competition
- Aditya Rathi, Year 9, was awarded the ASSET Talent Scholar title at a recent talent search in India, he was ranked within the top 5% of the 3000 students who participated
- Four Year 11 students placed 2nd out of 42 contestants in the Business case study competition organized by Skyline University College of Sharjah
- Leila Gemei Year 11,Zain Shanquiti Year 10, Tamara Khudair, Nour Abdallah, Ayah Kamkar Year 8 had the opportunity to display their projects at the What Works – Arabic, under the auspices of KHDA.
- 3 student projects from Secondary and 1 from Primary were exhibited at the KHDA ‘What Worked’ seminar
- 3 DOE students invited to attend a conference in KHDA
- Neha Rathi, Year11, had the unique opportunity to gain work experience at the KHDA during the Spring Break, she was one of three students selected from among many applicants across schools in Dubai
- In the recently concluded Innoventures Arabic A writing competition Maya Alattas won the 1st place in Year 4
- In the Innoventures Quran Recitation Competition - DIA attained First place overall
- 33 students in Years 7-12 from GATEway, the Student Council and other Leadership Roles throughout the school participated in the Young Leader’s Conference. The main focus was - Successful to the Core: What Makes Great Leaders.
Sports – We field teams at local inter-school fixtures in football, basketball, volleyball, netball, athletics, swimming and cricket. Our teams are routinely placed among the top three. Cricket is also played at international level and so far this year the DIA XI remains unbeaten!
- The 4 DIA Cricket teams have won 17 out of 23 matches played this year
- Mohammad Saud represented the UAE Under 19 cricket team
- Varsity cricket team secured 2nd position in the ARCH (ARabian CHallenge) tournament. DIA topped the group table by winning all the 3 group matches.
- Under 11 cricket team beat DBS
- DIA Primary students secured first place in the Swimming Gala vs WEK and GIS on 6th March
- PS students participated in a swimming gala at DBS securing the First place – 12 March
- Primary Schools Inter-school swimming gala at DIA - from Years 3 – 6, a total of 32 participants from DIA. 1st PLACE: DIA
- Under 11 Swimmers ranked 5th out of 29 schools in the Dubai Swimming League and have qualified for the finals at the Hamdan pool on 8 June
- Primary School Basketball against JPS, DIA won - Year 5s 12-0, Year 6s 28-10
- DIA U16 boys team beat The Millenium School 35-26 in the National School League in basketball
- Outstanding performances by secondary students in: swimming - Candice Saxod and Dennis de Joode; Volleyball - Jagvir Grewal; Football - Clodagh Keegan; Basketball - Camille Kimber
- Innoventures Schools inter-school sporting events:
- IVEI Olympics – DIA 2nd place
- Swimming Gala– DIA secured 1st position overall
- Badminton tournaments- U14 – U16 - 1st Position
- Chess tournament – Secondary 2nd place
Community initiatives – Community service is an integral part of our curriculum at all levels. Our students regularly volunteer their services in underdeveloped parts of the world. Outstanding student charity initiatives such as Water for Life have been recognised internationally. DIA Eco-Club has the Green Flag status for environmental conservation.
- Interact members participated in the Rotary Club’s annual Desert Clean up in February. They made a significant donation to Pink Caravan (for cancer research) and to the GIVE Foundation.
- Two Year 13 students go each week for a visit to Senses, centre for handicapped children
- On 22 April, Earth Day – Lights were turned off during break and lunch in the Secondary School, it was celebrated in Primary School through Games for Years 3 – 6
- Year 9 community project to collect stationery for Dubai Centre for Special Needs
- Road Safety Awareness for Y10/11 by Arthur Los Banos, Corporate Communications Manager, Of Tri Star
- Eco-Club audit of DIA completed, 4 members of the Eco committee spoke with club members from PS and SS and took a tour of the school