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Restorative Parenting – Tips & Advice

As parents, we’ve all had that moment. With my daughter, it was when she was one-and-a-half years old. After my stern warning not to throw the sand, we locked eyes, and for that brief second, we both knew that she had heard my warning and had understood it. I was full of hope. Then, keeping ...

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‘Tis the season for exam preparation

Exam season is approaching which could mean the excitement is building up at home and at school. For many families, there is always that little bit of stress that starts to circulate in the air just about now because although the winter holidays are almost here we need to tackle exams first! We spoke to ...

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Understanding Anxiety in Children

Both anxiety and stress are internalised emotions which we all experience due to difficult situations, which normally passes after the difficult situation has passed. However, on the other hand anxiety disorder is more serve and acute form of fear and distress about potential harm or misfortune. There are different types of anxiety such as: Generalised ...

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How to Communicate Effectively with Children

Emma Freese, a Positive Education Teacher at Fortes discusses how to communicate effectively with children. A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? This old nursery rhyme was recorded ...

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Sunmarke School’s ‘Sunmarket Day’ is back by popular demand!!

Grab a bargain at our community car boot sale on Friday 13th October from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Stalls range from: Homewares Clothing (new & pre-loved) Jewellery Toys Arts & Crafts Wellbeing items If you would like to be a seller, stalls are priced at 50 AED. All profits go to the Red Crescent Dubai. Please ...

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Results Day!

Mr Miller, Executive Principal at Sunmarke School, commented on the outcomes of Sunmarke’s inaugural AS and A Level results: It gives me a great sense of pride to be celebrating our outstanding A Level results with almost 100% pass rate for all our students, who have achieved their first choices at their chosen University or ...

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Mastering Mathematics at Sunmarke

Historically, maths has been perceived as a ‘performance’ subject, divided into those that ‘can do’ and those that ‘can’t’. Sadly, by the end of their first week in many traditional classrooms, children as young as 4 years old are ‘labelled’. They may have been put into the ‘green group’ because they ‘can do’ maths and ...

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Parent Workshop on First Aid & Family Safeguarding

Join us for a free Parent Workshop on First Aid & Family Safeguarding, at Sunmarke School on Wed 7th June at 8.45am*. A minimum of 15 registrations is required for this First Aid workshop to go ahead, so register your place for this highly valuable and informative session now! Register here by Sunday 4th June:https://goo.gl/7YsMDZ

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Speed Cubing Competition

The ultimate Speed Cubing Competition is back! Witness the phenomenon at the Dubai Open 2017 hosted @sunmarkeschool on Saturday 13th May.

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Join Sunmarke’s Open Day on 26th April 2017

Talk with our teachers & senior leaders and explore our world-class campus. Register now: https://goo.gl/NmJuAF

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Join Sunmarke’s Open Day & Tour to experience the Power of Positive Education

Talk with our teachers & senior leaders and explore our world-class campus. Register here:https://goo.gl/NjWcPP

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Be part of our Sunmarke Day on Friday 21st April 9am-12pm!

Enjoy a morning of bargain hunting, bouncy castles, food stalls, kids activities & more! OPEN TO ALL! If you would like to book a stall to sell your pre – owned, unwanted or crafted items to the community, please email: info.sms@forteseducation.com.

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Sunmarke Students Mother’s Day Tribute

Celebrating how special our mum’s are, is something we should do all year round, but today we’d like to give them a special thanks. A big thank you to all Mums. For everything. You are simply the best!

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What Makes You Happy?

Happy International Day of Happiness! Share a smile today and spread happiness to others.

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Join us at the Arabian Ranches Market Day

Hunt for the best bargains, support community charities and revel in an afternoon of food, leisure and fun today! Come visit us at the Fortes Education stand to know more about our academic institutions. Psst.. a delicious goodies basket from Milk N’ Honey could be yours to take home  See you there!  

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Join us at the Happiness Festival on 10th March 2017

Katerina Mankani, Director of Positive Education at Fortes Education, will be talking to visitors about how it can shape your child’s bright future. View the seminar schedule here:http://thehappinesshub.me/festival/agenda/

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Sunmarke’s 1st International Day on Thursday 16th March!

Sunmarke’s 1st International Day will take place on Thursday 16th March! We have 32 stalls run by our FOSS parents representing individual nationalities. Join us on Tuesday 7th March at 8am for the FOSS’ final meeting. We would love more parents to come along and get involved!  

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Collaboration with Geelong Grammar School, The Institute of Positive Education

Sunmarke School has proudly collaborated with Geelong Grammar School’s The Institute of Positive Education, taking forward our promise to be the pioneers of Positive Education in Dubai. Mr Miller unveiled our plaque with Justin Robinson & David Bott from Geelong.   

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Join Sunmarke’s Open Day on 1st March 2017

Join us for an open day & tour our world-class facilities at Sunmarke School. Experience Power of Positive Education. Register now: http://bit.ly/2k6l2zS

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BTEC – A Student’s Alternative Pathway to Success.

Our dynamic BTEC career-based qualifications develop voational skills allowing students to move to university or direct into employment. Apply Now: http://bit.ly/2lbnWQX

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Join Sunmarke’s Open Day on 30th January 2017

Join Sunmarke’s Open Day on 30th Jan 8-11am to meet our Teachers and Senior Leaders & Explore our World-class Campus! Register here:http://bit.ly/2jQePEX

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Join our Open Evening & 6th Form Options Evening

Join our Open Evening & 6th Form Options to learn about our Pathways to Leading Universities, Meet our Teachers & Senior Leaders & Explore our World class Campus! #Sunmarke Register here: http://bit.ly/2jqvWzu  

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Visit Us @Schools and Childcare Show

Visit Fortes Education, a Platinum Exhibitor at the Schools & Childcare Show, as we are ready to answer your questions on a variety of topics such as admissions, curriculum, our PosEd pedagogy, after-school clubs and so much more! Come along and interact with SLT from Regent International School, Sunmarke School and Jumeirah International Nurseries, and ...

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3 Ways to Help Your Teen Manage School Stress

Academic Pressure for teenagers today is an insurmountable, necessary evil. To beat fierce competition and surpass mediocrity to reach new levels of excellence is an everyday hurdle.  A hurdle that needs to be conquered, in the course of which they build a strong foundation for their future. A future which is relatively hazy, and depends ...

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Fitness and Literacy News: Hot off the Press! TribeFit Trendsetting Gym to Support Sunmarke Teachmeet on January 28th!

Dubai Marina’s trendiest, hottest and most socially active gym is set to liven up the forthcoming Sunmarke teachmeet to give a wake-up call to teachers and other interested delegates and presenters on Saturday 28th January. TribeFit trainers will make a special guest appearance to get the event off to an energizing, rejuvenating and replenishing start ...

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Sunmarke Teach Meet, Saturday 28th January 2017, 10am to 1pm: English and Literacy Best Practice in the Secondary Classroom

A group of teaching and learning enthusiasts will gather together on Saturday 28th January for a morning of thought-provoking and stimulating presentations and discussions around the topic of teaching English and literacy in the international British curriculum at secondary level. The exciting teach meet Spark event, taking place at Sunmarke School, Jumeirah Village triangle, Dubai, ...

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Season’s Greetings & a Happy New Year

Sunmarke School wishes you and your family a festive holiday season and a very happy new year.

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5 Reasons to Teach Children to Read Aloud

Teaching children to read aloud is important to their development not only as readers but also as overall individuals as it helps children practise and develop a variety of sub-skills. Reading out loud is more than just asking a child to stand up and read in front of a class. It is an effective technique ...

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Open Evening & School Tour

Come for a school tour and meet our Senior Leadership Team to learn how our unique Positive Education Programme can shape your child’s exciting future.

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Product Design by Year 12 Students

As part of their AS level in product design, year 12 used a real client base to design and model a child’s toothbrush. The results were fantastic and the children loved testing them out. #Sunmarke #PosEd #WhereAmazingHappens #Fortes #PositiveEducation

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Join us at the Emirates Living Market Day

Join us at the Emirates Living Market Day at Springs-15 on Friday, 25th November from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. #Sunmarke #Fortes  

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We are FINALISTS! Help us win the “New School of the Year” Award

Mother Baby & Child Awards 2016 Vote for your favourite school and help us win!  We are delighted to announce that Sunmarke School is a finalists for the Mother, Baby & Child Awards under the “New School of the Year” category. We would request you all to take out 1 minute from your busy schedule and ...

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Speedcubing Competition – Emirates Open 2017

Saturday 14th Jan 2017 at Sunmarke School. Register Now: blog.sunmarkedubai.com/EmiratesOpen #Sunmarke #Fortes

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Sunmarke Students Getting Ready for the Dubai Rugby 7s

Here are some of the highlights of the Sunmarke students getting ready for the Dubai Rugby 7s 2016. All the students at sunmarke school had a fun filled day practising key skills for rugby including speed, agility, passing, catching and scoring, Well done to everyone who took part and hope to see you at the Dubai ...

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Growth Mindset – Primary Teacher Interviews

In this video our Primary Teachers discuss the importance of developing a Growth Mindset in their students. They explain how this can have a hugely positive impact on attitudes to learning and help our students to become passionate, resilient, life-long learners.

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Growth Mindset – Primary Student Interviews

The children in Sunmarke Primary have been learning about Growth Mindset, and discovering the positive impact this can have on their learning. Check out these interviews with students to find out what they have learnt so far and how it they feel it will help them to become better, more confident learners!

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An inspirational & motivational speech by Dr. Donald Thomas, Astronaut Nasa

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Growth Mindset Assembly – Sunmarke Primary

This week we launched Growth Mindset to our primary students. In a fun and interactive assembly, the students learnt the importance of approaching life’s challenges with a positive, can-do attitude. They discovered that by making simple changes to their words, they can make a big impact on their mindset and their learning. For example, changing ...

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Growth Mindset

This week we launched Growth Mindset to our primary students. In a fun and interactive assembly, the students learnt the importance of approaching life’s challenges with a positive, can-do attitude.

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Our classrooms are all set to inspire our students at Sunmarke

Amazing Spaces for Inspired Learning at Sunmarke School

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Mr. Hossein Mansour, our Maths teacher’s thoughts during the opening week

Our founding Maths teacher, Mr. Hossein Mansour, shares his thoughts about the physical and psychological changes one experiences while moving into a new environment, and how Sunmarke School helps students develop skills to adapt themselves in a rapidly changing world.  

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Mrs. Tracey Bishop, Deputy Head of Secondary interacts with a Student

Mrs. Bishop, Deputy Head of Secondary, talks to a Year 10 pupil Maya about her experiences during the first week at Sunmarke School and also her thoughts about how the infrastructure helps in nurturing her artistic talents.

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Mrs. Bishop, Deputy Head of Secondary, unveils our brand new Multimedia Centre

Mrs. Bishop, Deputy Head of Secondary, unveils our brand new Multimedia Centre at Sunmarke and talks about the important role it plays in developing confidence and overall personality of our pupils.

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First day of school at Sunmarke

Mr. Benjamin Atkins, acting Head of Secondary, shares his thoughts on an amazing day of welcoming our founding students, teachers, and parents on the first day of school at Sunmarke.

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The excitement continues at Sunmarke School

Our founding teachers share their excitement about the new school, the new academic year and positive education which lays emphasis on the well-being and development of core values of pupils at Sunmarke School.

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Sanjay Mankani, MD of Fortes Education live on Dubai Eye, 103.8 radio station in the “Business Breakfast Show”

Sanjay Mankani, the MD of Fortes Education, was interviewed on Dubai Eye this morning. He talked about Sunmarke School and its unique educational provision, and the educational landscape. Sunmarke differentiates itself from other schools through its MultiSmart Learning teaching philosophy – a high impact education programme combining academics with robust extracurriculars and a deep value-based ...

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Fortes Education appoints director of education and executive principal

Fortes Education has appointed Keith Miller as director of education and executive principal of its newly launched Sunmarke School as well as Regent International School and Jumeirah International Nurseries. Miller brings more than 30 years of teaching experience to his new role. He has served in senior leadership positions for 25 years, four of which ...

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Showing our gratitude to the Sunmarke construction team and workers

Compassion, caring and gratitude are core to the ethos of Sunmarke School. Sunmarke School, its affiliate Regent International School, and the Fortes team practise these values at every opportunity, so that our students also imbibe these values and grow up to be outstanding role models in society. Today marked a historic milestone the contractor, ABM, ...

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A lighthearted video on Sunmarke’s STEAM Programme

Check out this lighthearted video and to highlight the STEAM Programme which is a core focus at Sunmarke School. With teachers trained in delivering the STEAM programme and ‘blended learning’, an extended day to include STEAM activities such as coding, and a range of facilities as below, we prepare children to become tomorrow’s thinkers and ...

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Check out this Skydiving Video

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Music Develops the ‘whole’ child

Check out this lighthearted video on the Music programme which is a core part of campus life at Sunmarke School. Every child learns at least one instrument of their choice and all are encouraged to join the school band and orchestra. Some children pursue a career in music or the music industry while all learn ...

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How Learning Foreign Languages Affects the Overall Growth of the Student

There are some clear-cut benefits to learning a new language, but new research shows that these benefits extend well beyond the familiarization with a new culture through the spoken word. So how and why does learning foreign languages affect the brains of those who learn them? Increase in brain matter One recent Swedish study looked ...

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Bringing Life to Education – Harvey Trump

Our Teachers Don’t Just Teach. They Inspire! Inspirational teaching creates learning experiences that last a lifetime.  At Fortes Education’s schools – Regent International School, Sunmarke School and the Jumeirah International Nursery Schools – we select our teachers not only for their teaching skills,but for their ability to spark the love of learning in students. Our ...

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Bringing Life to Education – Benjamin Atkins

Our Teachers Don’t Just Teach. They Inspire! Inspirational teaching creates learning experiences that last a lifetime.  At Fortes Education’s schools – Regent International School, Sunmarke School and the Jumeirah International Nursery Schools – we select our teachers not only for their teaching skills, but for their ability to spark the love of learning in students. Our teachers ...

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Bringing Life to Education – Allen Bird

Our Teachers Don’t Just Teach. They Inspire! Inspirational teaching creates learning experiences that last a lifetime.  At Fortes Education’s schools – Regent International School, Sunmarke School and the Jumeirah International Nursery Schools – we select our teachers not only for their teaching skills, but for their ability to spark the love of learning in students. ...

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Learning Environments

Learning is influenced by the environment in which it takes place, (UNESCO, 2012). For as long as there have been places of learning, teachers have considered the spaces in which they taught. Plato had his olive grove in the park, Roman tutors had small rooms with seats but no desk and the medieval universities constructed ...

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Third Culture Children

According to many sources and researchers the term “third culture kid” was a term first used by researchers John and Ruth Useem in the 1950s, to describe the children of American citizens working and living abroad and their children who were raised outside the culture in which their parents had grown up in for a ...

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A Quick Guide To Understanding Your Child

Understanding your child is one of the most important things that you should learn as a parent. It is very helpful in becoming effective in guiding and nurturing your child as they grow and mature. You need to bear in mind that your child has a unique personality trait that remains consistent throughout life. One ...

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We’re moving abroad – should we take the children or leave them at boarding school?

Prior to becoming a Head, my experience as a boarding housemaster and as a manager of boarding houses has given me a first-hand understanding of the trials and tribulations of this conundrum. Leaving your child at a boarding school is never easy and not a decision that should be made lightly. Taking them with you ...

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Reading To Kids Does Good to Their Brains Biologically, Research Finds

The number of books a child has available in their home is strongly linked to their academic success in school. Specifically, studies show the more books in the home, the better those children do in school. It made a lot of sense to me at the time and seemed rather obvious; if a lot of ...

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Solid Advice On Achieving A High Standard Of Personal Growth

Trying to grow through personal development may seem like a daunting task. The trick towards effective personal development is to discover the methods that work for you. All individuals are unique, and different things work for different people. There are always tips, like these, that can allow you to improve yourself.   A great way ...

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6 Benefits of Music Lessons

Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction. Between soccer and scouts, your school-age kid’s schedule is loaded with fun activities. If you’re on the fence about adding music classes to the list, take note of the benefits that come with signing ...

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Help Your Child Learn Through Creativity

During his first year of preschool, my 3-year-old spent every morning drawing. While the other kids were doing seemingly academic activities like tracing letters and singing counting songs, my son stuck with colored pencils. Fast-forward one year later; my son has branched out — way out! He completes puzzles, counts abacus beads, and writes his ...

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