Middle School

Welcome to The Middle School at GEMS Our Own English High School Dubai

Grades 5 to 8

The Middle School serves as a catalyst in students’ personal growth enabling them to become active, productive and reflective participants in the society. The unique synergy between scholastic and co-scholastic opportunities empowers students to build essential life skills and propels them to be self-directed problem solvers and decision makers.

A pervasive listening culture and open-door policy to address adolescent concerns and issues forges strong, supportive relationships in a safe and more inclusive environment.

The Middle School Curriculum seeks to produce confident, competent learners through the development of learning communities, the stimulation of student/faculty discussions, and the encouragement of electronic exchanges.

  • Features of the Curriculum

    • Inspires students to be creative, vibrant and dynamic.
    • Complies with statutory NCERT requirements, CBSE framework & KHDA/MOE directives
    • Promotes moral, cultural, social and physical development of young adolescents.
    • Strives to develop the 4Cs - Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical thinking.
  • Second Language Options

    • Hindi
    • Malayalam
    • Urdu
    • French
  • Curriculum Enrichment Activities

    • English and Science Clubs
    • Mind Boggler
    • Math Challenge Corner
    • Artist of the Week / Artistic Expressions
    • Arabic Password of the Week
    • Super Reading Sunday
    • Pret A Picture
    • Mathemagical Monday
    • Tech /Tasty Tuesday Talks
    • Whizbang / Wellness Wednesdays
    • Talent Thursday / Thursday Unplugged
    • Middle School Choir
    • English ‘Just-a-Minute’ and Elocution
    • Arabic Recitation & Arabic Spell Bee
    • Islamic Qirat and ‘Just-a-Minute’
    • Our Own Challengers – General Knowledge Quiz
    • Niche Activities - student-led thematic activities to extend learning beyond the classroom
    • Research & Design activities
  • Afternoon Enrichment Programme

     On regular school days from 2:00 p.m. – 3: 45 p.m.

    • Music
    • Dance
    • Athletics
    • Aerobics
    • Sports Activities
    • Art
    • Public Speaking etc.
  • Unique Innovative Programmes

    • Our Own Farms - sustainable farming projects’- Aquaponics, Hydroponics & Our Own Blossoms
    • Girl Guides
    • EPWS - Experience a Profession While in School - specially designed for the students of Grade 8
    • A Genius Within – A unique programme for high achievers
    • e4Enrichment Challenge– a differentiated learning programme
    • Digital Workstations
    • CBSE approved Skill Courses for Grades 6-8 – Financial Literacy, Design Thinking & Mass Media
  • Appreciation and Awards

    • Commendation Certificates for Academic Excellence
    • ACE Scholar Badges for Academic Excellence
    • Proficiency Prizes
    • All Rounder Award
    • Sports Champion
    • Co-curricular Champion


Susan Marks
Head of Middle School

A senior administrator with over 17 years’ experience, Ms. Susan has enjoyed teaching, supporting and motivating students across the middle and senior school.

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