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Grade 2 Choir

The second grade choir will be performing in the PS/ES Foyer on April 26 at 3:15pm. 

Movie Night!

Free admission, free popcorn, and a movie under the stars. Join us on April 27th for family movie night. We will be showing "The Jungle Book".

MAP Testing

The spring session of MAP testing is almost here. Download the MAP testing browser FOR PC or FOR MAC.

Feedback to GEMS

GEMS has set up a special email address for parents to ask questions or raise concerns regarding DAA including our big move this summer to the Nations campus. The address is

Hot Dog Sales!

There will be a hot dog lunch sale on May 4 in the Elementary School.

Sports Awards

Sports awards will be held on May 22 in the Auditorium at 4:30pm. Athletes of the year will also be announced. 

iD Tech Summer Camp 

What would you like your robot to do? Today's young innovators have the opportunity to get a jumpstart in robotics at the iD Tech Camp in Dubai. Submit your robot drawing to by April 17th for a chance to win a free week at camp. Drawings will be shared on the GEMS Facebook Page. For more information about this highly successful STEM driven technology focused summer camp, CLICK HERE.

No Ties!

Students are no longer required to wear ties for the rest of the school year. Enjoy the warmer weather!

ES/PS After School Activities

Trimester 3 of after school activities in the Elementary and Primary schools started April 9 and will run until May 25.

ES Arts Evening

Please join us for the Elementary School choir concert on May 9th at 7pm in the PS/ES foyer. At the same time you can also enjoy the art show.

Congratulations Seniors

The last day of classes for seniors is April 20. Good luck preparing for your exams!

Grade 5 completion ceremony

The grade 5 completion ceremony will be held on June 19.

Re-Enrollment 17-18

Parents, please log into Oasis to re-enroll your child for next school year. The deadline is March 23. If you are not returning, there is also a withdrawal process to follow.

Senior Scholars Announced

Congratulations to valedictorian Felipe and salutatorian Kshitij. Both will be speaking at the HS graduation on June 1.

2017-2018 Calendar

DAA now has an approved calendar for next school year. Below are some key dates:

August 29 Teachers Return
September 5 New Student Orientation
September 6 First Day of School, G1-G12
September 10 First Day of School, KG1-KG2
Dec 22 - Jan 6, 2018 Winter Break
March 23 - April 7, 2018 Spring Break
June 26, 2018 Last day of school


Download Apps

Did you know that smartphone apps are available for Edmodo (iPhone, Android), Google Classroom (iPhone, Android), and Engrade Pro (iPhone, Android)? Download and install these apps today to bring these services to your fingertips on your smartphone.

MS News

Click HERE to check out the new MIddle School "DAA News Nation" YouTube channel. New videos will be released weekly. 

Online Transcripts

DAA is proud to offer a new online service for high school students and alumni to order transcripts. Click HERE for more information.

Mac Users

Mac Users: Keep your computer running clean by using MALWAREBYTES. The IT Department recommends you download this free program and run a scan once per month to remove malware and adware. 


Microsoft Office

The Microsoft Office suite of applications is available for currently enrolled students and employees. Click Here for more information. You will need your GEMS Learning Gateway username and password to access the download.

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