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Old 16th December 2010, 02:29 PM
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dbg - We are in the process of moving to Dubai as well. I have 2 daughters, 7th and 4th Grade. I also wanted US/IB curriculum.
It looks like we will have a spot at the Dubai American Academy - I chose this over the American School of Dubai because of the IB diploma option because that was very important to me. If you are not concerned about the IB program, I believe ASD has a great reputation amongst the US curriculum schools, I have a friend with a younger child there that has been very happy.

Because it was really hard to wade through all the information about the schools and had concerns about getting 2 children placed in the same school, we ended up hiring the services of great educational consultant. She is a former teacher herself and has lived in Dubai for a number of years. She really has a good handle on the current issues going on with most of the schools and has personal relationships with the registrars. She has an extensive interview with you and looks over your child's school records to help you narrow down your options and then she does all the work from there - she filled out all the applications, "presented" our family to the schools of our choice...and she seemed to get us spots in waitlisted years. She really works on what is in the best interests for your child - I really was aprehensive about paying for this service...but I researched her and her references, and everyone I have come across has been more than satisfied with her services.

If you get to 5 posts and want to send me a message, I'd be happy to pass along her contact details if you are finding it difficult to get this done on your own.

Good luck! I should be arriving around the same time as you, and I have a 10 year old daughter as well! Maybe we can compare notes!
I would love to have the information on the educational consultant. I've yet to reach five posts or I would have contacted you directly. We will be coming from the states with two children 15 & 11 and I need all the help I can get.
Thanks so much!
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Hello all... we have two children, 5yr and 2.5yr. We will be moving to Dubai soon and wondering if anyone with experience could shed some light on good primary and nursery schools near DSO area. We are leaning toward a British curriculum. The budget is 34,000 AED per year per child, and hopefully that will cover most of it. Also does anyone have any insight into pros and cons with US vs UK vs IB curriculum.
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Can somebody help me in finding a nursery for my 2 and a half year old daughter. I stay in Discovery Garden. So I would also prefer in and around DG preferably where we can find some Indian children.

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Is there anyone who worked or has been working in Arab Unity School or the New Arab Unity School.Can u advise about management,salary,working conditions etc.

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Cambridge International School Dubai!! Its the worst school in the whole universe!

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If you get to 5 posts and want to send me a message, I'd be happy to pass along her contact details if you are finding it difficult to get this done on your own.

G!
i'd be interested in her informations too please.
finding a school when we move during the school year is really the hardest part of the relocation!
thank you

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Ive just been told that one of my two children have been accepted in DESS however the other child year 10 was told that the school finds that they will not be able to cater for his needs and that he could possibly disrupt the class.
My child has dyslexica as well Scopticsensitivity. He is also boarding on ADHA although he doesnt take medication for it. He has been excluded twice in the school he is in now but that was due to incidents out side school hours. My child has missed two yrs of school due to us moving around with the army.
We are trying to improve our lives and we need to know what school is likely to take my middle child and help him. I understand that schools want their results to be high and that people are paying good money but what happens to those children who are struggling of no fault of their own!!!
Surely a school is suppose to help all levels!!!!! Its a test to see if the teachers are able to teach. My middle child is a brilliant child one to one and yearns for acknowledgement and acceptance. I am quite disgusted at the response from DESS about only accepting one of our children. Its an important time for them both however middle child has been rejected ...Imagine what he must be feeling and thinking. This will not help his confidence or self belief!
My oldest daughter had a similar problem and because we moved alot she was in secondary school we decided to put her into a boarding school, this was the best thing ever, but the Army part paid for that. Now she is doing a degree for Graphic design and she is doing really well. Still she struggles but keeps trying.
Has anyone out there got any suggestions on how we can solve this. We had intended to live in Mirdif area.
Thank you in advance for your help
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Cambridge International School Dubai!! Its the worst school in the whole universe!
Why is that??

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[QUOTE=Tracy67;447507]Ive just been told that one of my two children have been accepted in DESS however the other child year 10 was told that the school finds that they will not be able to cater for his needs and that he could possibly disrupt the class.
My child has dyslexica as well Scopticsensitivity. He is also boarding on ADHA although he doesnt take medication for it. He has been excluded twice in the school he is in now but that was due to incidents out side school hours.


Tracy - I'm new to the forum and there's a chance my husband may be relocating to Dubai, so I've been researching and in a similar position. My daughter has ADHD, currently taking medication. Although she's in a mainstream school here in Lincolnshire, she is currently going through puberty and there's a chance she could grow out of it. However, we do struggle with her outbursts in class occasionally. I've got to the point where I think the best thing for her education is to homeschool her if we get to Dubai. I would get private tutors in to top up on the classes where she needs most help and would use our extra salary to try and give her a lifestyle where she learns not by book but by experience. She's very talented artistically and loves to travel and, well, live life. I think it could be the best thing for her if it comes off and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will. After a months' researching, I've accepted that there's not the level of support in Dubai that we have here in the UK but actually, it could turn out to be the best thing for my daughter anyway. Hope this helps in some way.

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Ive just been told that one of my two children have been accepted in DESS however the other child year 10 was told that the school finds that they will not be able to cater for his needs and that he could possibly disrupt the class.
My child has dyslexica as well Scopticsensitivity. He is also boarding on ADHA although he doesnt take medication for it. He has been excluded twice in the school he is in now but that was due to incidents out side school hours.


Tracy - I'm new to the forum and there's a chance my husband may be relocating to Dubai, so I've been researching and in a similar position. My daughter has ADHD, currently taking medication. Although she's in a mainstream school here in Lincolnshire, she is currently going through puberty and there's a chance she could grow out of it. However, we do struggle with her outbursts in class occasionally. I've got to the point where I think the best thing for her education is to homeschool her if we get to Dubai. I would get private tutors in to top up on the classes where she needs most help and would use our extra salary to try and give her a lifestyle where she learns not by book but by experience. She's very talented artistically and loves to travel and, well, live life. I think it could be the best thing for her if it comes off and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will. After a months' researching, I've accepted that there's not the level of support in Dubai that we have here in the UK but actually, it could turn out to be the best thing for my daughter anyway. Hope this helps in some way.
I too live in the Lincolnshire area so we could live near by one another...
Yes I totally agree with you, we might have to consider the homeschooling with tutors as my boy is at GCSE stage. I think also my boys need to get away from this environment and experience a good life out in Dubai, yes they are strict out there but not a bad thing, however their ethos is humility, common mannars and respect for others. This is how I was brought up and how Britain use to be, but not any more. Moving to this area in Lincolnshire has ruined my kids so I will do what ever it takes to get them a better life.
Maybe we can keep in touch and possibly meet up either here or over in Dubai. What is your husband doing out there? Where had you visualised living within Dubai?
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my message. I am also new at this forum but I do feel its a good source of information.

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