Sunday / April 23 / 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

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

BRAINways Quest Competition -  In the Regional Round held in Dubai for Primary Schools:    

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 

 

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!

 

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.