Monday / November 20 / 2017

Secondary School Swimming Gala

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Secondary School Talent Show

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Secondary School Cricket tour to India

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DIASPORA

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Student Accomplishments

Academics

Over the years our IB external examinations results have been among the best in the region.

In May 2017 the top score of 44/45 was achieved by Rohan Goel. The following students secured between 40 to 42 points: Aashay Mehta, Haya Sardar, Nikita Rupani, Sarah Abu Al Haj, Vidhi Chander, Sarp Saysel, Olivia Simoni, Daniel Giesemann, Marta Ortega and Sanjay Alwani. The pass rate of 94% was well above the world average. 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 2017, 80% of our students received acceptances from their first choice university. In the MYP e-Assessments the top score of 54/56 was achieved by Shreyas Raman.

The following students obtained between 48 to 52 points: Bryanna Missamou, Nadim Khairallah, Ananya Mirchandani, Lilith Mayes, Celandine Seuren, Aayush Bakshi, sierra Christodoulou, Aryan Shah and Leo Saied.

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.

The DIA Senior Debating team was placed 1st runner up in the Plate in the Gulf Debates Competition. They came 6th out of the 32 teams. The team was: Abhinav Shetty, Paulomi Sengupta, Aaron Lopez. Suhail Mayor represented the school as a judge in the Senior division.

World Scholars Cup

In the 2016-2017 Academic year there were fourteen students who represented DIA at three separate events around Dubai. The students were from Year 8 to Year 12 with all students successfully qualifying for the subsequent round. This involved competing with students from Nigeria, Lebanon and Kazakhstan. Each round of the competition involved tasks such as debating, collaborative writing and participation in a quiz.

Our DIA students performed excellently in all tasks, receiving individual awards for various accomplishments while one student progressed to the prestigious debate showcase.   

Some noteworthy achievers included:

Quiz

The DIA team of 7 secondary students made it to the finals at the Credence High School UAE Master Quiz Tournament.  Out of 25 schools they made it to the top 6. The quiz covered all fields of human and planetary activity - earth and its environment, politics, sports, entertainment, art, music, literature, science and technology.

BRAINways Quest Competition

In the Regional Round held in Dubai for Primary Schools:    

Model United Nations

DIAMUN is the largest and only THIMUN affiliated conference in the UAE. DIAMUN 2017 was attended by 1000 participants from 50 Schools in 12 Countries across 4 Continents and 89 nationalities.

Our students are regularly elected to student officer positions at THIMUN.

DIAMUN Executive positions for 2018 are: Secretary General – Aditya Rathi, President of General Assembly – Owais Moti, DSG- Anoushka Sharma and Adam Abdulla

The theme for DIAMUN 2018: "Global Innovation in Education, Energy and the Economy"

Arts

DIA hosts an annual inter-school film festival and Talent Competitions. The annual Emirates Literature Festival provides our students a platform to showcase their talents. The Primary School stages musical productions each year while the Secondary drama department puts on an annual production. In November 2017 DIA is hosting the International Society for Theatre Arts (ISTA) Middle East Festival. The Primary School choir, DIAtones, performs to a very high standard at school events and in the community on invitation. In the Secondary School we have an orchestra, choir and rock band! A quick walk around our campus will convince visitors of the immense talent displayed by our students in the visual arts.

Gifted and Talented

Sports

We field teams at local inter-school fixtures in football, basketball, volleyball, netball, athletics, swimming and cricket. Cricket is also played at international level.

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. The DIA Eco-Club has secured the Green Flag status for environmental conservation for six years in a row.