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If you’re looking for insights into life at Kings’ Schools, you’ve come to the right place: our blog page, featuring posts by key staff and members of our leadership team. The team will be sharing their thoughts, experiences, learning tips and proudest moments right here.

Published on 06 Jul 17
Preparing Tomorrow's Adults, Today
This September, our sixth form will open at Kings’ Al Barsha which will mirror two aspirations for our young people - academic excellence and strong values.

As Kings' School Al Barsha opens a new Sixth Form in September 2017, Director of Education and Kings..

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Published on 06 Jul 17
Happy Holidays for Third Culture Kids
“The aim is to encourage children to be as internationally minded and globally aware as possible,” says Darren Gale, Principal, Kings' School Nad Al Sheba.

Growing up global means children can struggle to feel as if they ‘fit in’ during a flying visit ..

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Published on 28 Jun 17
Making the Transition from FS2 to Year One
The movement from Foundation Stage Two into Year One is perhaps one of the biggest changes your child will experience within their primary school career.

This is such a big transition point for children as they are moving from one curriculum to another. ..

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Published on 15 Jun 17
Performing Arts at Kings’ Dubai
Creativity, Responsibility, Risk Taking, Collaboration, Reflection. These skills are crucial to being successful in life; and they are also skills that are nurtured and honed through the Performing Arts.

What does the Drama and Music provision cover at Kings’ Dubai? Creativity, Responsibility, Risk..

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Published on 17 May 17
Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children
Help your family get an ‘A’ grade in life with this expert advice on building their emotional quotient

It takes more than acing exams to get ahead. As the smartest among us are increasingly aware, tuning..

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Published on 15 May 17
Exams & Ramadan: Tips & Advice
Studying for any exam is tough, let alone when you're fasting. Here are some top-tip for studying during Ramadan

Studying for any exam is tough, let alone when you're fasting. Here are some top-tip for studying du..

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Published on 03 May 17
An Inclusive Community
At Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive community with the children at the very heart of everything we do. We are constantly striving to do the ‘best by every child’.

What does ‘inclusion’ actually mean? We believe that all children have the right to access qual..

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Published on 10 Apr 17
10 ways to be a more active family
All children should be physically active for at least one hour a day*. Jump to it with these top tips for building more activity into your everyday life as a family.

1. Strike a pose. Numerous studies suggest that yoga can be beneficial for children by soothing stre..

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Published on 07 Apr 17
Kings’ Schools are Ahead of the Game
With a first-class teaching team and a winning scholarship programme, Kings’ demonstrates that children learn as much on the sports field as they do in the classroom.

The World Health Organization considers childhood obesity to be one of the most serious global publi..

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Published on 16 Mar 17
How to raise a global child

As we celebrate International Day at Kings’, we shine a light on finding strength in diversity and..

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Published on 12 Mar 17
FuturePro Tennis Academy opens its new performance centre at Kings' School Al Barsha
Part of the state of the art multi-sport facilities offered at Kings’ School Al Barsha

FuturePro Tennis Academy opened its Performance Tennis Centre at the state of the art multi-sport fa..

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Published on 01 Mar 17
Drop Everything and Read!
Libraries are often rarely occupied, let alone be an important part of a student's school life. Find out more about how Kings' School Nad Al Sheba makes reading fun at their school!

Very often, you will notice that students will walk past the library hall or just moan at the though..

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Published on 15 Feb 17
Kings’ expands scholarship programme: Supporting the UAE’s most gifted students
Prestigious scholarships programme back for a second year running at Kings’; coveted places up for grabs for GSCE and A Level students; selected scholars will be nurtured to excel and receive up to 50 percent off fees.

From mathematics and science whizzes to budding sports stars and accomplished musicians – the UAE..

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Published on 14 Feb 17
Gifted and Talented
Many gifted children tend to be fast learners who enjoy solving problems and relish in a challenge. They tend to think outside the box and have a high level of curiosity.

We've all heard stories of 13-year-olds going to uni, but what do gifted and talented children look ..

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Published on 24 Jan 17
Forest Schooling
Children get a sense of calmness about being outside in an environment with no physical boundaries where they can breath in the fresh air.

When you think back to your happiest memories as a child, most of us will think to experiences w..

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Published on 24 Jan 17
Thinking Outside the ‘Box’: The Importance of Imaginative Play

Looking back, many of us would probably be hard pressed to remember more than a handful of t..

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Published on 24 Jan 17
What does gifted and talented look like to you/in your school?
If a child is identified as gifted and talented, they should be extended in the classroom to their potential and given opportunities to discover self-taught skills

We've all heard stories of 13-year-olds going to uni etc, but what does gifted and talented look lik..

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Published on 09 Jan 17
A guide for parents on the changes being made to the GCSE exams
A guide for parents on the changes being made to the GCSE exams

How are you preparing for the upcoming changes to the GCSE exams? Staff at Kings’ have prepare..

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Published on 27 Dec 16
10 ways to ease the transition between Nursery and Foundation Stage 1
Help make the transition to FS1 as smooth and stress-free as possible with this expert advice

1. Encourage independence One of the biggest factors that can help children enjoy a smoother transi..

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Published on 27 Dec 16
How to help your child thrive in Foundation Stage 1
Congratulations on making the leap to FS1! Rebecca Mundy, Head of Foundation, Kings' School Al Barsha answers some common questions on helping your child feel confident, safe and happy in his or her new school.

Starting FS1 can be nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. How can my child and I learn to em..

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Published on 27 Dec 16
How to prep for life in Foundation Stage 1
Your child has been called for an assessment – hurrah! Karen Hollas, Nursery Manager at Child’s Play Nursery, shares an insider’s guide to navigating the process, with top tips for helping your child to shine.

Your child has been called for an assessment – hurrah! Karen Hollas, Nursery Manager at Child’s ..

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Published on 24 Apr 16
A first class British education in The Middle East
Will our children get the same quality of education they have been receiving back home?

The most common questions we encounter when meeting families who are new to the UAE are: "W..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
How much should I help my child with homework?
If a child is to learn, they need to make mistakes. Mistakes in home learning are not necessarily a bad thing.

High impact learning comes through rich and engaging discussions, with a child at the centre of the ..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
Third culture kids
Bringing your child to be educated in Dubai will change them forever

Bringing your child to be educated in Dubai will have changed her forever “Hi, Mum. Meet ..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
The Importance Of A Creative, Concept-Based School Curriculum
The best chefs may specialise in one cuisine, but will enrich this with best contemporary practice from others.

The best chefs may specialise in one cuisine, but will enrich this with best contemporary practice f..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
For Goodness’ Sake, What’S The Point In Learning Or Watching Shakespeare?
The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. Some claim he invented over 1700 of our common words and expressions.

The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. Some claim he invented over 1700 of our commo..

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Published on 15 Mar 16
Technology or not technology? That is the question.
The discussion of whether technology is a help or a hindrance to education has long been a highly debated topic.

The discussion of whether technology is a help or a hindrance to education has long been a highly de..

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