Deira International School

School Motto:

“Forever learning, forever achieving”

The Core Values of Deira International School are to:

  • Pursue academic excellence

  • Celebrate achievement and participation

  • Guide and nurture individual development

  • Appreciate cultural diversity

  • Promote human rights and responsibilities

  • Cherish the community and the environment

  • Promote spiritual, moral and ethical values

  • Promote loyalty, pride, spirit, belonging and caring

DIS Vision

To create an outstanding, multi-cultural learning community which empowers students to achieve their potential, become life-long learners and responsible global citizens.

DIS Mission

At DIS we believe all students will fulfill their potential in an inclusive, forward thinking and safe environment in which each child’s individuality is valued and encouraged.
Our committed team of educators will provide opportunities for creativity and global awareness through a holistic and nurturing curriculum. They will hold high expectations, use innovative learning and teaching approaches, and encourage the celebration of cultural diversity.
We will foster partnerships where students, parents, staff and the wider community will actively support and contribute to the achievement of the DIS Vision.

School Aims

Academic Progress

Deira International School is committed to providing an excellent education for all students enabling them to enjoy and achieve high levels of learning. We address the diverse needs and aspirations of our students, offering an excellent foundation in all aspects of learning, to challenge and prepare them for a successful future. Our students will be equipped to study at the most prestigious universities in the world.

Personal Development

Deira International School recognises and nurtures each student as a unique person. We are dedicated to developing in our students the qualities and skills necessary to become safe, healthy, confident, self-motivated and independent individuals prepared for the responsibilities of adult life and their own economic well-being.

Tolerance and Awareness

Deira International School actively promotes respect and tolerance as well as environmental and social awareness. We encourage our students to make a positive contribution and become committed and valued members of our school and, by supporting internationalism, be responsible citizens of the world.

FOR SCHOOL AIM 1: Academic Progress

We will ensure the quality of our education by:

  • providing a curriculum, based upon an adapted British Curriculum and International Baccalaureate Programme

  • systematically reviewing the curriculum to meet the needs of our students in the ever changing world

  • maintaining an excellent learning environment with the best teaching resources available to us

  • addressing the individual needs of all students including special needs, gifted and talented and English language learners

  • maintaining class sizes which maximise opportunities for individual learning and a favourable teacher/student ratio

  • providing a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities

  • recruiting and retaining well qualified, experienced and effective staff

  • assessing students’ attainment and progress throughout their school career

  • providing regular feedback on progress to students and parents

  • regularly reviewing school performance through monitoring and evaluation

  • providing quality professional development for staff

  • being open to new thinking and ideas

  • using technology to enhance the learning experience

  • recognising that different teaching methodologies are essential for effective learning to take place

so that our students are equipped to succeed in other education systems, enter higher education and the world of work.

FOR SCHOOL AIM 2: Personal Development

We will ensure the development of each individual student by:

  • ensuring a secure and caring environment where all students experience success

  • encouraging and developing leadership skills, and the ability to cooperate as part of a team

  • encouraging resilience and an ability to engage with change

  • fostering secure values, beliefs and morals by developing self-esteem, self-confidence and self-respect

  • responding to individual circumstances

  • recognising and rewarding participation and achievement

  • providing a learning environment that ensures independent study and group work are meaningful and rewarding

  • offering enjoyable and exciting approaches and opportunities to stimulate enthusiasm and motivation for learning

  • encouraging students to apply their learning to new situations

  • fostering a sense of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being

  • promoting the importance of healthy lifestyles and informed decision making

so that students become confident, self-motivated and independent lifelong learners.

FOR SCHOOL AIM 3: Tolerance and Awareness

We will ensure that our students have an appreciation of the important role they play as members of the school and of the local and international community by:

  • maximising opportunities for students to participate in school activities

  • encouraging students to take pride in themselves and in their school

  • promoting an ethos of mutual respect and support in the school community

  • developing appropriate role models for our school community

  • developing an understanding and appreciation of what it means to live and contribute to a moral and ethical society

  • promoting social awareness through actively encouraging all students to initiate and support charity work

  • teaching students to respect and care for the environment

  • enriching our curriculum with a wide variety of opportunities and a range of intercultural experiences

  • observing the spirit of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights

  • developing knowledge and understanding of the world, the UAE’s place in it and appreciate local heritage and community

so that they develop as respectful, tolerant and self-aware individuals who will become responsible citizens of the world.



DIS - Definition of Internationalism

At Deira International School we are proud to be an international school and make every effort to incorporate internationalism into everything we do.

The term ‘Internationalism’ is understood within the DIS community of staff, students and parents as:

  • to nurture in every student an open and inquiring mind;

  • a caring and principled attitude towards people and the environment;

  • high linguistic proficiency in English, Arabic (mother tongue or Arabic as a Foreign Language) and an additional foreign language;

  • an ability to communicate, cooperate and collaborate with people from different cultural and national backgrounds;

  • an ability to adapt and find fulfillment in a competitive and highly technological world;

  • A unified sense of commitment to community and global sustainability.

  • Deira International School
  • Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 79043, Dubai, UAE
  • +971 4 232 5552
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