As one school year comes to an end and the summer stretches out before us, September may feel a long way off, but as the old saying goes ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and we all know we’ll be shopping for new school shoes before you know it. If you’re still deciding on where to send your child for the first time or you’re considering a change of school for the new term, then Dove Green Private School is a great option.
A British school located in Dubai Investment Park, Dove Green Private School offers the National Curriculum of England by fully qualified, experienced and UK trained staff. Under the leadership of Mr Patrick Affley, the founding principal, it is the school’s aim to challenge students to realise their full potential in all fields of endeavour. As a community school there is a strong focus on the overall development of the child and by providing a clear framework for academic, social and moral development, students are well prepared for the global citizenship of the 21st century.
A typical day at Dove Green includes a mix of classroom-based activities, where the bright and airy classrooms encourage a positive learning environment for students. There’s both indoor and outdoor play and the opportunity to meet with specialist teachers in PE and Music. In the primary classes there is a gradual move to more formal learning and teaching, covering a variety of subjects including Arabic, Islamic Studies, English, Maths, Social Studies, Science, Music, Art, Computing, Health & Wellbeing and French which is introduced from Year 1. Dove Green is creating a world-class school experience that promotes a happy, caring, inclusive and environmentally friendly community, where children benefit from stimulating learning which fully reflects the culture and customs of the UAE.
Mr. Patrick Affley – Founding Principal, Dove Green Private School
“I am fully committed to developing a love of learning for all at Dove Green in a happy, safe and nurturing environment. As a growing school, my aim is to give the students as many learning experiences as possible across all subjects. I want toensure that the staff in the school are excellent role models for the children and that they share my motivation to develop ‘life-long learners’, who take with them a love of learning that goes beyond their school years.”
Mrs. Katherine Gilbert – Assistant Principal Dove Green Private School, Head of Inclusion
“The Inclusion of all students is a strong passion of mine. My vision for Inclusion is to ensure that all students have access to quality education and support in an environment where they are valued and respected as individuals. We currently do this very well, but there is always room for improvement.”
As a parent it’s always reassuring to hear a genuine review about a school so here are some quotes from Dove Green parents;
“Here in Dubai, we will find many educational institutions, but what is hard, is to find the one in which your children feel that they are also at home!” Says Mrs. Mais, a happy parent of Dove Green for the past 6 years.
Another parent, Mrs. Anna Maria, stresses that in Dove Green, “NO children are treated as mere numbers or parents bank accounts; the principal knows every child by their name.”
To find out more on admissions offers at Dove Green Private School for academic year 2021-22, or if you would like to book a school tour, please contact the admissions team on 04 883 7474 or 056 464 870. Tours will run from Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm.