GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS New Millennium School

Overview

GEMS New Millennium School (NMS) L.L.C was established in 2013. It is one of the three GEMS schools located off the Al Khail Road at Dubai Hills Estate. It follows the Indian curriculum of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and provides education from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. The school’s website claims that it is the only CBSE school in the region recognised for its international perspective.

The curriculum is enriched with modern-day values and learning technologies to equip students with skills to excel in the 21st century. Since September 2020, the school offers a parallel program for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum from Grade 9 onwards. the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) rated the latest performance of the school as very good.-

The spacious facility offers endless curricular and extracurricular activities for students outside school timing. GEMS NMS is one of the diverse Indian schools in Dubai with students belonging to 19 nationalities. The teaching faculty currently has over 80 teachers supporting the academic needs of around 1,400 students.

This GEMS New Millennium School Al Khail review provides a comprehensive overview of the school’s education and facilities.

Residential Community near GEMS New Millennium School

The strategic location of GEMS New Millennium School connects it with key residential communities of Dubai. The road infrastructure and availability of reliable transport services allow people living far from the school to also consider it as an option. Located near the edge of Dubai Hills establishments, it is also close to the following areas:

Al Quoz 4 is home to several residential apartments and villas projects. Families looking to live near the GEMS NMS will find this community ideal. However, other nearby residential communities also offer more or less similar benefits to their residents.

Campus of GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS NMS is a purpose-built campus that sprawls over a massive area equipped with various indoor and outdoor facilities. Classrooms are bright and spacious with suitable furniture to ensure a comfortable environment for students to learn and prosper. The science-related facilities available in GEMS NMS are physics, chemistry and biology laboratories, science marker lab, robotics marker lab and ICT suites. There also is a mathematics lab to help students grasp mathematical concepts with ease.

The school also offers learning spaces that help students to work on their critical and creative thinking. Students also have access to the large repository of academic and non-academic books in a large library.

Students in GEMS New Millennium School computer lab
The computer lab in GEMS NMS (Image Credit: GEMS New Millennium School Facebook Page)

To support drama, art and music lessons, the school has dance studios, recording studios, an art and creative studio, music technology suite, drama studio (black box), specialist teaching rooms and a 500-seat auditorium.

GEMS NMS also has a large lunch area with a canteen to allow students to eat their lunch in a laid-back environment. The school also has a comprehensive set of indoor and outdoor sports facilities to support healthy living. In case of medical emergencies, there are two well-equipped clinics.

Location of GEMS New Millennium School

The school is situated at the Dubai Hills Estate, slightly off the Al Khail Road near the junction of Al Khail Road and Al Marabea’ Street. Other prominent schools near GEMS NMS are GEMS Wellington Academy and GEMS International School.

Why GEMS New Millennium School?

Many reasons attract parents to enrol their child to the GEMS New Millennium School Al Khail. Some of them are as follows:

The school follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum, an internationally recognised curriculum taught in over 24 countries. It helps in the development of comprehensive practical knowledge regarding a wide range of subjects that assist students in opting for the career of their choice. By benchmarking CBSE with international standards, the curriculum complies with the UAE National Agenda. Additionally, the school now offers the choice for students to opt for British education by choosing the IGCSE curriculum from Grade 9.

GEMS NMS is a forward-thinking educational institution that believes in fostering key skills necessary for the 21st century. The curriculum is enriched with powerful learning tools such as thinking routines, design thinking and project-based learning. They further support learning through advanced equipment and teaching pedagogies.

The school extensively focuses on embedding innovation and technology use within its pupils. Specific tasks and programmes like Genius Hour, STEM education, global innovation challenges and entrepreneurial activities are made part of the curriculum. This results in nurturing secondary graduates with sufficient academic rigour, technological literacy and entrepreneurial skills suitable for a college education. The school has received approval from CBSE to offer Artificial Intelligence. It will be taught as the sixth optional subject in Grade 9 as part of the Genius Hour.

Another key feature of GEMS NMS Al Khail is its diversity and inclusivity. Students from 19 nationalities are part of this educational institute. However, a majority of them holds an Indian passport. The teaching staff at the school are also diverse, which supports the school’s focus on international-mindedness and diversity. The school also supports the learning of students with additional learning needs.

As a part of the GEMS Education Group, GEMS NMS coordinates with other GEMS schools located all over the world. This helps in sharing teaching strategies, technologies and skills to improve students’ learning. Parents also enjoy many benefits by being a part of the GEMS family. GEMS have introduced GEMS Rewards, which is an exclusive rewards programme specifically designed to benefit those who are part of the GEMS community. Parents can earn GEMS points, a virtual currency of GEMS Reward, by purchasing from selected merchants, buying gift cards and booking flights and hotels. These points are then used as discounts when paying tuition fees and transportation charges.

School Details

COVID-19 Protocols

KHDA has issued a revised set of protocols as the Ministry of Education reopened schools for the academic year 2021-2022. Most COVID-19 protocols remain the same with slight modifications considering the current health and safety situation in Dubai. The revised COVID-19 protocols followed by GEMS New Millennium School Al Khail are as follows:

  • COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory for students and staff members. Employees eligible for the vaccine but who are not interested will have to submit a negative PCR test result every week. Unlike schools in Abu Dhabi, students are not obliged to submit negative PCR test results.
  • All students must physically return to school by October 3. The remote learning programme will be offered to students that show a relevant medical certificate issued by the Dubai Health Authority. Schools can switch to distance learning if a positive COVID-19 case is identified.
  • Parents can now pick up and drop off their children from the classroom if the school allows. However, schools should ensure that parents do not have access to other facilities on campus.
  • Moreover, KHDA has reduced the minimum physical distance from 1.5 metres to 1 metre. However, schools should continue to take precautions by maintaining a safe distance. Staff members and students above six years old should wear a mask at all times.
  • Schools are now allowed to conduct swimming and sports lessons, holiday camps, extracurricular activities, after-school clubs and catering services under strict health and safety measures. Schools must clean and sanitise the changing and sports areas after each group of children.
  • Students are asked to enter the specific gates wearing facemasks. The school has to check their temperatures at the entry points. Students with body temperatures over 37.5-degree centigrade are not allowed to enter. They will be sent home with their parents.

All the GEMS Education institutes consider the health and safety of their students and staff as paramount. Over the years, they have taken several steps to safeguard students and staff, including the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular cleaning of vents and facilities, including complete sanitisation of campuses were some of the key initiatives taken by GEMS Education. You can learn more about the health and safety measures taken by GEMS NMS. For more information, read the detailed COVID-19 protocols and guidelines issued by KHDA.

Years Offered at GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS NMS offers education from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, featuring children aged 4 to 18 years old. The phases of education at this school are:

Stage
Grade
Stage
Kindergarten
Grade
Pre-KG to KG2
Stage
Primary School
Grade
Grade 1 to Grade 4
Stage
Secondary School
Grade
Grade 5 to Grade 8
Stage
Senior School
Grade
Grade 9 to Grade 12

GEMS New Millennium School Curriculum

GEMS New Millennium School follows a dual curriculum approach for its educational programme. Initially started as an Indian curricular school, today it offers both Indian and British curriculum to students. The primary curriculum followed at this school is the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The other option available at this school is the National Curriculum of the UK for IGCSE, AS Level and A-Level education.

In the kindergarten stage, the school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework of education. It is a popular early learning education model in the world that targets students’ development by focusing on the following seven key areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Social, Emotional and Personal Development
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • EVS
  • Creative Development

In the primary and middle school stage (Grade 1 to Grade 8), the school follows the CBSE curriculum with textbooks and guidelines issued by the National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT).

After Grade 8, the school offers a dual curricular path to students. Students can continue their education following the CBSE curriculum or opt for the National Curriculum of the UK. Those opted for Indian curriculum would sit All India Secondary Education in Grade 10 and All India Senior School Certificate Examinations in Grade 12. While those who opted for the British variant will sit IGCSE examinations in Year 10 and Year 11. The school also offers sixth form education to students who opted for the British curriculum. Here, they study Year 12 for As Level and Year 13 for A Level.

Check out the CBSE curriculum and IGCSE curriculum for students at GEMS NMS Dubai.

Distance Learning

The school has an active distance learning programme based on holistic education. Besides academic activities, the school offers an extra-curricular programme (PACT) through remote learning. The activities that can be conducted virtually are part of the PACT. Whereas, the activities requiring physical appearance are cancelled. Visit the page to know more about the distance-learning programme at GEMS NMS.

As per the new COVID-19 protocols issued by KHDA, schools are discontinuing the distance learning programme from October 3, 2021. Those wishing to continue their education via distance learning have to show a relevant health certificate issued by Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Schools may revert to distance learning if COVID-19 cases are detected in a class or a group in a class.

KHDA Rating

KHDA is a governmental entity with the task of ensuring the quality of education offered by private educational institutions. In an attempt to improve the quality of education offered by these institutions in Dubai, KHDA evaluates the school annually and rate their performance on a six-point scale ranging from outstanding to very weak.

School ratings by KHDA
KHDA’s 6-point scale explained

In the latest inspection for the year 2019-20, KHDA rated GEMS New Millennium School Dubai as Very Good. Previously, the school maintained a good rating from 2015 to 2019.

Years
KHDA Rating
Years
2019-2020
KHDA Rating
Very Good
Years
2015-2019
KHDA Rating
Good

According to KHDA, the following are the main reasons leading to a very good rating:

  • High levels of personal and social development, leadership skills and willingness to contribute to society
  • Outstanding health and safety initiatives taken by the school
  • leadership’s role in fully engaging parents in the personal and academic growth of students
  • effective management, professional staff, high-quality learning environment and exceptional resources
  • The establishment of a professional learning community focused on improvements

GEMS New Millennium School, nevertheless, can work on:

  • Improving attainment in Islamic Education by developing recreational skills, use of Quran, hadith and Sunnah for education and providing clear feedback to students.
  • Improving attainment in Arabic as an additional language by raising teachers’ expectations and standards, matching activities with the skills of students and providing more opportunities to students.

Academic Calendar for GEMS New Millennium School

The academic years at GEMS New Millennium School starts in Apriland ends in March. Classes begin for the first time in the first week of April. Students will go on Eid-Al-Fitr holidays in the second week of May. Summer break is from the last week of July till the second last week of August. Classes resume from the last week of August till the second week of December. Students then go on a winter break till the end of December. The year ends with the examinations in the second week of March.

Besides the aforementioned, the school remain closed on some religious, national and international events. For more information, check out the academic calendar of GEMS New Millennium School.

Admission and Fees

How to Apply to GEMS New Millennium School?

Admission process

GEMS New Millennium School Al Khail Dubai is a highly inclusive school that treats each application with fairness and equality. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, all the GEMS Schools, including GEMS NMS, started a virtual admission centre to assist parents. However, changes in COVID-19 protocols for the academic year 2021-2022 allows schools to offer face-to-face school tours. The protocols mandate that parents must book a tour first to ensure all the health and safety protocols can be followed during a school tour. You can book a tour by filling out the form. You can also opt for the virtual school tour available on the official website. Once you made up your mind, you can start the admission process that involves the following four steps:

The admission at GEMS NMS involves the following four steps:

Step 1: Submitting an online enquiry

The admission process at the school starts with submitting an online enquiry form. This step is mandatory and requires parents to fill in information such as contact information (number and email), date of birth, religion and declaration. Once submitted, a school representative will contact the parents on the provided contact information.

Step 2: Acknowledgement Email and Enquiry Number

The parents will receive an acknowledgement email along with the receipt containing an enquiry number. Parents are advised to print the receipt for further processes. If not, parents can also note the enquiry number as it is crucial for enquiries and future correspondence.

Step 3: Submitting Documents to Registrar

After receiving the acknowledgement email and enquiry number, parents need to submit a list of documents to the school’s registrar. These documents are:

  • A copy of enquiry acknowledgement (received after completion of step 1)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Emirates ID card
  • Three copies of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • Five recent passport-sized photographs of the applicant (white background)
  • Three copies of the applicant’s passport with residence visa
  • A copy of mother’s and father’s passport with residence visa
  • Copies of previous academic records and reports
  • Fitness Certificate (only for admissions in kindergarten)
  • Original Transfer Certificate in English (if applicable)
Step 4: Paying Registration Fee

After submission of the aforementioned documents, parents are requested to pay a registration fee of AED 525 and the tuition fee for the first month. Once paid, the school will send the documents to the Ministry of Education for approval.

To gather information on grade placement, visit the GEMS New Millennium School admission process.

Transfer certificate

Please note that the requirements for the transfer certificate are different for applications from different parts of the world. The following authorities must attest these transfer certificates:

Students from Other emirates in UAE:

  • Ministry of Education in that Emirate

Students from Oman:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oman
  • Indian Embassy in Oman
  • UAE Embassy in Oman

Students from Gulf Countries other than UAE:

  • Indian Embassy (country of origin)
  • Ministry of Education (country of origin)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (country of origin)

Students from India:

  • Education officer of zone/district/area (India)
  • Indian Consulate in Dubai (attesting the Education Officer seal and signature)
  • Ministry of Foreign affairs in Dubai (attesting the Education Officer seal and signature)

Students from Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, UK and US:

The applicants from these countries require a letter by the principal on the school’s official letterhead and have the school’s seal. The following information is required in the letter:

  • Name of the school
  • Name of the applicant
  • A statement declaring that the applicant passed the last grade/year
  • Academic years studies in the school

Students outside Australia, Canada, Europe, Gulf Countries, India, New Zealand, Oman, UAE, UK and US

  • District Education Officer/Ministry of Education (country of origin)
  • UAE Embassy (country of origin)
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (country of origin)

The school uses the following age-grade guideline for admission:

Grade
Minimum Entry Age
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Pre-KG
Minimum Entry Age
3
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Kindergarten 1
Minimum Entry Age
4
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Kindergarten 2
Minimum Entry Age
5
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Grade 1
Minimum Entry Age
6
Maximum Entry Age
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
Grade
Grade 2
Minimum Entry Age
7
Maximum Entry Age
9
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
6
Grade
Grade 3
Minimum Entry Age
8
Maximum Entry Age
10
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
7
Grade
Grade 4
Minimum Entry Age
9
Maximum Entry Age
11
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
8
Grade
Grade 5
Minimum Entry Age
10
Maximum Entry Age
12
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
9
Grade
Grade 6
Minimum Entry Age
11
Maximum Entry Age
13
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
10
Grade
Grade 7
Minimum Entry Age
12
Maximum Entry Age
14
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
11
Grade
Grade 8
Minimum Entry Age
13
Maximum Entry Age
15
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
12
Grade
Grade 9
Minimum Entry Age
14
Maximum Entry Age
17
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
13
Grade
Grade 10
Minimum Entry Age
15
Maximum Entry Age
18
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
14
Grade
Grade 11
Minimum Entry Age
16
Maximum Entry Age
19
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
15
Grade
Grade 12
Minimum Entry Age
17
Maximum Entry Age
20
Minimum Entry Age for Overseas Transfers*
16

This is based on the age of the students on 31st March (for schools beginning in April). Source: GEMS NMS

* This is to cater to students transferring from systems that admit students of a younger age)

Fee Structure at GEMS New Millennium School

For new students, the registration fee of AED 525 inclusive of 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) is non-adjustable, non-refundable and non-transferable.

The school offers a flexible payment plan for parents, including the payment of tuition fees annually, per term and monthly.

The GEMS New Millennium School fees approved by the KHDA are as follows:

Grade
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
Grade
Pre-KG
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
18,188
Grade
KG1 to Grade 2
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
21,397
Grade
Grade 3 and Grade 4
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
23,536
Grade
Grade 5 to Grade 8
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
28,886
Grade
Grade 9 (Year 10 UK) to Grade 10 (Year 11 UK)
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
29,955
Grade
Grade 11 (Year 12) and Grade 12 (Year 13)
Annual Tuition Fee (AED)
31,025

For more information, read the fees structure at GEMS NMS.

Scholarships at GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS Scholarship is one of the largest school-based scholarship programmes in the UAE that rewards students with exceptional academic, athletic and creativeabilities. The scholarship is available to students from Grade 9 onwards. The scholarship involves 25% to 100% of fees concession of their annual tuition fee. Please note that the award is for only one year. Students can reapply for scholarships in the next year

Requirements for academic excellence reward

This scholarship is for students in grade 6 in the top 95th percentile of academic excellence. The basis for rewarding students includes the following:

  • Assessment of the scholarship form
  • Academic records in the current school
  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning test
  • Written examination if any
  • Interviews

Requirements for creative and performing arts excellence rewards

This type of scholarship is also available for students in Grade 6 or above. For the creative and performing arts GEMS Scholarship, the students should be in the top 70th percentile in their class. Students with proven excellence in theatre, spoken word, visual art, drama, music, dance, etc.

The applicants are assessed based on the following:

  • Assessment of the scholarship form
  • Academic records in the current school
  • Achievements by recognised international awarding bodies
  • Interviews

Requirements for sports excellence rewards

Students in grade 6, placed in the top 70th percentile of their class and have played sports for the last 3 to 5 years are eligible for this scholarship. The students are required to prove their sports excellence and experience. This could involve competing in international, national and regional level tournaments and championships.

The applicants are assessed based on the following:

  • Assessment of the scholarship form
  • Academic records in the current school
  • Proof of representation or benchmark performance in sports such as football, track and field, rugby, swimming etc.
  • Interviews

For more information, read the scholarship programme of GEMS New Millennium School Dubai.

School Facilities

Lunch Options at GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS NMS offers a wide variety of healthy and nutritional food options to its pupils in the Lunch Hall. For this purpose, they collaborated with Slices, an organisation famous for offering homegrown food and beverages to schools that offers a wide variety of hot and cold food to the students.

The foods that the school does not allow include potato chips, glass bottled and fizzy drinks, chocolate, sweets etc. The lunch hall is massive with a comfortable seating facility to provide a comfortable and laid-back environment.

Students of KG to Grade 2 eat their lunch in their classrooms. Students are allowed to bring lunch from home that does not require the use of the microwave. For students in grade 3 to grade 5, they can either bring their lunch or purchase from the Lunch Hall. Their food will be delivered to their classrooms. For students in Grade 6 and above, the lunch hall is available where they can purchase and eat their lunch.

The food available at the school includes breakfast items, cakes, juices and fruits, sandwiches, savoury and salads. At GEMS NMS, a cashless system based on the student’s ID card is used for payments.

School Transportation at GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS NMS also offers school transportation facilities to its students. They have collaborated with School Transportation Service (STS) LLC, a renowned transport service provider for schools in the UAE. Currently, they offer their services to 66 schools in the UAE with the highest quality of service and security.

Their buses have state-of-the-art safety features such as GPS tracker, video surveillance, panic button, sleeping child check, electronic attendance, making it a safe and secure travelling experience for the children. Besides the above stated, the drivers and the bus staff are well trained to tackle difficult challenges.

Those interested need to fill in and submit the registration form available at the STS counter at the school or on STS’s website. Once received, the STS representative will inform the parents of the availability, place of pick up and drop off and routes. After confirmation, parents can pay for transportation fees at the STS counter or online.

For further information, read the school transportation service by GEMS NMS. Parents can also contact the STS’ representative Sooraj K.R. at cce-gnms@stss.ae.

Boarding Facility at GEMS New Millennium School

Currently, the only boarding facility offered by GEMS NMS is a day-boarding and after-school care programme for developing strong extra-curricular skills. Program for Appreciation and Cultivation of Talent (PACT) is the name for an extended day boarding facility. The timings for the day boarding activities available from Grade 1 to Grade 12 are 1:30 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. The PACT consists of the following five areas:

  • Prep (Homework time)
  • Remedial
  • Sports
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing arts

Holiday Camps at GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS NMS offers holiday camps to its children, particularly during the summer holidays. These summer camps develop key extra-curricular skills among pupils. Some activities that are part of the summer camps are art, drone programming, paddle boarding, machine tinkering, creative wonders and other recreational projects.

Sports Facilities

The school considers sports an important part of students’ daily routines. For this purpose, they have several high-end sports facilities. The school also offers sporting and physical education lessons that help in polishing their athletic skills. These sports facilities include a learner swimming pool and a 25-meter swimming pool for older students.

For indoor sports areas, the school has a multi-sport games area. Other sports facilities include courts for basketball and tennis. The outdoor sports facilities include a soccer field and a cricket field.

The play areas within the GEMS New Millennium School Campus include shaded play zones, rooftop play areas and separate indoor and outdoor play areas for kindergarten students.

Sports facility at GEMS New Millennium School
The basketball court at GEMS NMS (Image Credit: GEMS New Millennium School Facebook Page)

Extra-curricular Activities at GEMS New Millennium School

The school offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. Besides the curriculum, GEMS NMS offers extra-curricular programmes in the form of the Extended Day Programme and Community Outreach Environment Innovation Programme (COEIP).

Extended Day Programme (PACT)

The extended day programme, also known as PACT, is a cost-free programme that enables students to participate in a structured programme that challenges and stimulates the children towards creative skills.

The performance and visual art activities in the programme are:

Extra 1
Art
Extra 2
Ballet
Extra 1
Choir
Extra 2
Dance
Extra 1
Drum
Extra 2
Keyboards
Extra 1
Oil painting
Extra 2
Public speaking
Extra 1
Stringed instruments
Extra 2
Vocals
Extracurricular activity at GEMS New Millennium School
Students participating in Drama-related extra-curricular activity (Image Credit: GEMS New Millennium School Facebook Page)

The sports activities in the extended day programme are:

Extra 1
Athletics
Extra 2
Badminton
Extra 1
Basketball
Extra 2
Chess
Extra 1
Cricket
Extra 2
Football
Extra 1
Judo
Extra 2
Karate
Extra 1
Lawn Tennis
Extra 2
Skating
Extra 1
Swimming
Extra 2
Table Tennis

The older Secondary KS3 students also have many options. Popular options include the Student Leadership Team on Sundays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Otheractivities in the PACT programme are:

Technology Activities
Value activities
Technology Activities
Graphic Designing
Value activities
Global Futures
Technology Activities
CISCO (IoT)
Value activities
Financial Literacy
Technology Activities
Robotics
Value activities
Academy Online Learning

Community Outreach Environment Innovation Programme (COEIP)

The COEIP programme is another part of the extensive extra-curricular programme at school. This programme aims to develop awareness about other communities, innovative approaches and the environment among students. The students based on their age take part in events one focused target every month.

Besides the aforementioned programmes, students at GEMS NMS also take part in extracurricular events like Model United National (MUN) and Swim Gala Splash.

Field Trips from GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS NMS offers several national and international field trips to its students. The field trips are for both educational and recreational purposes. They offer field trips from kindergarten to Grade 12 stages. These trips include but are not limited to visits to popular places in Dubai, the other Emirates of UAE and overseas. Generally, students in the higher grades are taken on overseas trips in the summer and winter holidays to expose students to a challenging environment.

Students of GEMS New Millennium School on a field trip
Students of GEMS NMS on a field trip to Colosseum – Rome (Image Credit: GEMS New Millennium School Facebook Page)

One prominent international field trip was to Boston and New York City in the United States. Students have also visited Germany and Sri Lanka as school trips.

After-school Care

The only after-school care offered by GEMS New Millennium School is the extended programme (PACT) that is offered to students from Grade 1 to 12.

Medical Care at GEMS New Millennium School

GEMS New Millennium School has been awarded outstanding medical service as it is one of the top 10 schools in Dubai in terms of medical services. The medical facilities at GEMS NMS include a separate well-equipped clinicfor boys and girls students, a full-time doctor and a nurse. The equipment in the clinics includes oxygen cylinders, glucose monitoring sets, nebulisers, clinical beds, standby defibrillators and wheelchairs.

Besides emergencies, the clinic is also an immunisation centre verified by Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The school also performs an annual health inspection for students in KG1, Grade 5, Grade 9 and Grade 12.

Contact

Mode of Communication between Teachers and Parents

GEMS NMS considers parents as key stakeholders for providing valuable suggestions for the betterment of the school. For this purpose, parents are encouraged to collaborate for valuable suggestions.

Similarly, the school focuses on keeping parents informed about their child’s progress and school events. For this purpose, it uses GEMS Oasis, an online portal that informs parents about the progress of students, upcoming school events, examination timetables and other valuable information. Parents can also pay online fees through the GEMS Oasis parents’ portal.

Another source of communication between parents and teachers include parent-teacher meetings where parents and teachers can talk in detail regarding the progress of the children. Parents and teachers can also contact each other through WhatsApp groups. These groups provide an opportunity to enquire information on an urgent basis. The school can also be contacted on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

GEMS New Millennium School Contact Information

Official Website and Social Media

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