Our Own English High School - (Private)

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Our Own English High School, Dubai, prides itself in being one of the oldest schools in the country. For close to four decades we have provided quality education to thousands of students and achieved an enviable track record of academic success. We are a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India. Our students are achievers of the highest order in almost every field and make a distinct mark in the careers that they pursue. We emphasise a healthy combination of academics, sports, extra-curricular activities and participation in school events, providing students a holistic education.

Our Ethos, Aims and Values

We aim to ensure that every child acquires a high standard of skills academically, socially and personally. We strive to create a stimulating and secure environment, to help develop lively enquiring minds with a positive wish to learn. We aim to help children develop creatively and give them opportunities in areas such as music, art, sports and drama. We will ensure that our children develop a strong sense of self-esteem and individuality by encouraging self-reliance and independence. In addition, they will imbibe sound moral and spiritual values within a supportive and caring community. Our school keeps parents involved in their children’s education and works with them to meet their children’s needs. In addition while our staff strive to maintain a strong family atmosphere in the belief that this provides the best background for our aims.

Vision Statement

'Our Own' Dubai, aspires to be one of the finest schools in its genre aiming to recognize and celebrate the creativity of the individual student. Resolute in its mission to make extraordinary education accessible, ‘Our Own’ focuses its energies in preparing its students to be able to pursue tertiary education in their chosen fields and be at the forefront as ethical and socially engaged leaders. Its students will be useful citizens who will contribute towards the health, security, economic development and welfare of the societies in which they live, thereby making the school’s mission truly effective. With the confidence reposed in us by parents, and propelled by caring staff and a highly motivated student body, we have established a reputation of an institution par excellence. The school follows a non-discriminatory, first come first serve, admission policy.
The school mosque, library, computer science centre, science laboratories, art studio, music studio, play field, kindergarten play area, medicare, books and uniform store, canteen.
Curriculum / Programs
Our Own English High School offers a curriculum designed and developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi and prepares students for the All India Secondary Schools Examination (at the end of Grade 10) and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (at the end of Grade 12) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, India. The curriculum is designed to ensure the all-round development of each student. A child-centric approach is utilised that promotes structured play, practical applications of knowledge and skills and regular school trips which stresses the importance of experimenting and experiencing in order to develop the total personality.

Teachers are trained to create and use programmes that make learning a joyful experience for their students, at Kindergarten. From Kindergarten through Middle School foundations in reading, creative writing, recitation, painting, science and mathematics are established and strengthened in a fun and stimulating environment, wherein the learning process is made positive and more meaningful. Emphasis is on helping students develop a growing enthusiasm towards learning, and a healthy drive to excel and achieve. Special emphasis is also laid on the development of positive attitudes and healthy habits among the students. Students are introduced to social etiquette to develop strong moral and ethical values that will make them reliable and responsible world citizens through the teaching of Moral Science. Islamic Studies is taught to the Muslim students.

English is the language of instruction and Arabic is introduced in Grade 1 according to the UAE Ministry of Education requirements. Students are also offered the option of learning an additional language, including Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu or French. Throughout the curriculum students are presented with opportunities to research, solve problems and make considered decisions. Besides individual study, students are encouraged to involve in group study and team work as well which encourages the development of team spirit, emulating real life situations.

After successfully completing the AISSCE, students are eligible for admissions to universities and higher education colleges anywhere in the world (subject to the conditions prescribed), as it is widely recognized by all Indian and international universities. Students find placements in professional, technical and general education courses in India and abroad as they do exceedingly well in SAT examinations.
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