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PHILOSOPHY

Rising School will be an international world class school dedicated to fostering a passion for learning. Rising School will provide rich, relevant, international and intercultural learning opportunities that will result in the individual growth of each child. There will be an expectation that all students will excel and that innovative learning and teaching programs will promote individual excellence.

The starting point for the school will therefore be education in values. Rising School will help each student to understand their identity, origins, faith, history and mother tongue. It will promote respect for universal values such as the dignity of all peoples, races and faiths. Rising School will plan, promote and provide leadership opportunities for all students, through curricular and para-curricular activities, through voluntary work and through initiatives and opportunities. Rising School will celebrate Dubai diversity of cultures, backgrounds, abilities and skills.

Rising School will deliver a holistic, US curriculum, combined with rich opportunities of sports and other life enhancing activities, delivered in state of the art facilities by the best educators, using the most current and future thinking teaching methodologies available. This creates open and inviting opportunities to expand and develop the 21st Century skills such as innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, and many others.

Rising School will provide a safe, secure and personalized learning environment that not only encourages and welcomes family involvement and participation, but also celebrates the multicultural diversity of both its own population and that of the wider global community. Rising School will prepare Emirati young people for their role in the global society of Dubai. Through meeting leading international and local figures and young people in other schools in the world, they will gain the knowledge, experiences, and skills needed for decision-making, especially in business and government.
At Rising School, students will build their academic skills and encounter challenging academic material. The School will have the goal of ensuring that every student has the opportunity to gain access to one of the world’s leading universities. This will be achieved through employing and supporting the best teachers, by establishing close, working relationships with the top universities, by equipping students with research and analytical skills, and by providing high quality career counselling. There will also be provisions for gifted and talented program which will be dedicated and effective to our high performing students.

Sporting activities at the school will be essential in the development of student commitment and tenacity. Activities provide multiple opportunities to develop students’ physical health and social interaction, also enhancing the holistic development of each student by offering teamwork and leadership opportunities.

VISION

The vision of the Rising School is a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires students to be creative and innovative leaders.

SCHOOL MISSION

The mission of the Rising School is to deliver to the future generations of Dubai residents, locals and expats, an inclusive international education that promotes active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and courage to act on their beliefs. We empower students with skills of creativity and innovation and stress the total development of each student: Spiritual, Moral, Intellectual, Social, Emotional, and Physical.

CORE VALUES

We recognize that all students are uniquely talented. Within Rising School exceptionally supportive community, students will develop positive relationships and relish the opportunity to realize their individual potential to the full. Learning at Rising School is highly student-centered, engaging and inquiry based and offers inclusive opportunities to all ability groups, all learning styles, all ethnicities as a representative reflection of the Emirate of Dubai. Through a broad range of experiences in and beyond school, students become confident, optimistic, compassionate and internationally-minded young adults, ready to find their place in the world.

Cooperation: Builds relationship, enjoys team spirit, and works with classmates cooperatively.

Gratitude: Expresses thankfulness and gratefulness, Recognizes & appreciates other people.

Integrity: Adheres to moral & ethical principles. Enjoys sound moral character, and exhibits honesty.

Mindfulness: Responds effectively to complex and difficult situations. Enjoys creativity and balanced character.

Respect: Shows admiration and treats classmates, teachers, and people well.

Responsibility: Performs duties, tasks, and homework as assigned on time. Accountable, trustworthy, and has good judgment.

Leadership: Shows leadership qualities, creates an inspiring vision, motivates and inspires classmates and friends to engage with that vision.

TEACHERS

Chassie Selouane
DR CHASSIE SELOUANE

Director of Learning
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MR SAM COLE
MR SAM COLE

Campus Principal
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Mr Dave Adams
MR DAVE ADAMS

Head of PE & Sport
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MS LIGIA HERNANDEZ
MS NADINE DAHOUD

Arabic Language Teacher
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*pending final KHDA approval

Aya Muhammed
MS AYA MOHAMMAD

Teaching Assistant
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Amer Almorabet
MR AMER ALMORABET

IT Coordinator

Laura Kriss
MS LAURA KRISS

Science Coordinator & Teacher
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MS PAM FOWLER
MS PAM FOWLER

English Coordinator, English Teacher, Grade 2/3 Homeroom Teacher
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MR MYRON DAFOE
MR MYRON DAFOE

Math Coordinator & Teacher
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MS LIGIA HERNANDEZ
MS PRIYANKA RAWAT

School Counselor
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Mr Jack Kriss
MR JACK KRISS

Innovation Director & IT Teacher
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MS LIGIA HERNANDEZ
MS LISA FRY

KG Teacher
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MS LIGIA HERNANDEZ
MR GARETH TAGGART

Primary Class Teacher
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Jahen
MS JEHAN MAHER

Teaching Assistant
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Faye
MS FAYE LORENO

Teaching Assistant
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MS LIGIA HERNANDEZ
MS LIGIA HERNANDEZ

KG Teacher
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*pending final KHDA approval

Huda Abdulaal
MS HUDA ABDULAAL

Teaching Assistant
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Neelofar
MS NEELOFAR SALEEM

Islamic Coordinator & Teacher
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*pending final KHDA approval

MS LIGIA HERNANDEZ
MS NASREEN SHAMAOON

School Nurse
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Samer
MR SAMER GHOSHEH

Arts Coordinator & Music Teacher
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