I am delighted to welcome you to JAS and I hope your children will be very happy with us. They are joining a long-established school which has developed an enviable reputation within the Dubai community over the last 41 years. That reputation is built on developing responsible and caring young people who have gained the confidence, skills and knowledge to embrace the joys – as well as manage the complexities – of the modern world. Our long standing not for profit status has certainly helped in creating this reputation of ‘putting students first’ and in providing first class modern facilities throughout the primary and secondary age range.
Today, across both the primary and now secondary sections of the school, we have created a stimulating intellectual and physical environment. Within this context we aim to ignite, nurture and deepen intellectual curiosity, encourage pupils to truly excel in their individual areas of strength and actively support them to confront difficult – but necessary – challenges.
Education is however not a science with a simple equation leading to success and happiness – if only it were that simple. Attempting to develop and balance wellbeing, resilience, social confidence, intellectual growth and philanthropy as well as interest and ability in the cultural and sporting spheres is not easy and certainly does not ‘just happen’. However, if the student perseveres and is guided, supported and inspired by a specialist, caring and tremendously experienced team at school – as well as obviously, family and friends – then we are certainly nudging closer to that illusive ‘equation’.
The JAS community, both past and present, is immensely strong and we are proud that it is such a major part of the school’s success. I warmly welcome the family to it.