Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The end of this blog

As I am leaving DIS, I will not be updating this blog any longer.

If you are
  • a CAS coordinator and would like to get in touch
  • an ex student or
  • someone who wants to know more about DIS and its CS program
please email me to get in touch. Or if you need any information about Dubai in general.

Email here

Monday, June 04, 2007

Middle School Spell-a-thon

Middle School students (Years 6 and 7) recently held a sponsored Spell-a-thon and raised a staggering 11,000 Dhs (almost US$3000). Some of that amount is going to help build a new location for Bright Stars School, Bangladesh and the rest is going to help a school in Malawi, Africa.

Work starting on the new building for Bright Stars School

Fantastic work, Middle School :)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wacky hair day

On Thursday, Student Council arranged a Wacky Hair Day as well as non uniform day.

Here are a couple of pictures of the wackier styles they came up with.

Yes, his hair really is that long!!

Leigh with a "beanie" sprayed in the Trinidadian colours!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Racing tournament

Last night 28th March, saw the Great Racing Tournament at DIS. One of the students organised a car racing LAN competition. Students competed against each other on a race track and tried to set the fastest lap. Almost 20 students took turns racing against each other to record the fastest laps on circuits designed by RD and Ezekiel. They then progressed through to the quarter and semi finals, and more challenging courses - especially Ezekiel's dreaded maze!!.

Finally, just before 8pm we had the Grand finale with Ali, Julik and Mudassir. It was a very close race and Ali came out victorious. Julik was a close second and Mudassir in third place.

It was sponsored by two companies here : prizes were donated by Plugins Electronics (and also Mr Bastable), and snacks for the hungry competitors were provided by Spinney's.

In total 450Dhs was raised - well done organisers!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Year 9 V teachers soccer match

The Year 9 students challenged the teachers to a soccer match to raise money for K9 Friends - the players all gave a "donation", and spectators bought tickets for entry to the "stadium". The event was on Thursday the 22nd March. The amount raised was 575 Dhs.

Snacks were provided by a parent, and the match was a great success.

The final score was 5-1 to the teachers.

Pictures coming soon.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Car wash for K9 friends

Today the Year 11 students did a car wash of the staff cars to raise money for K9 Friends. They raised 640AED in just one hour!! Well done Year 11!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

K9 fundrasier

K9 Friends have been given an eviction order by their landlord, which means they have to leave where they are. They have over 120 dogs at the moment so they are having real problems. CatBoy, a DJ on Dubai 92, has started a campaign for schools and businesses to get involved and help them.

We have signed up and events will be happening before the 15th of March to raise awareness and funds for K9.