Sunmarke School | Best British Curriculum School - Dubai

Join our Open Evening & 6th Form Options Evening

Sumarke School invites you to join our Open Evening & 6th Form Options Evening on Tuesday 24th Jan 2017.  

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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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Mrs. Bishop, Deputy Head of Secondary at Sunmarke School on air with Dubai Eye Radio Station

Mrs. Bishop, Deputy Head of Secondary at Sunmarke School, was on air with DubaiEye 103.8 FM Radio Station. Here, she presents her point of view as an educator when it comes to time-keeping and the importance we place on it in our school.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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.   ...

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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 ...

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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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3D Fly-through of Sunmarke School Dubai

Take a virtual tour of Sunmarke School campus and get a glimpse of our world-class facilities and infrastructure. Our campus has been designed to ignite the imagination of our students. The facilities stimulate mental, social and spiritual development, providing ample opportunities for learning study and reflection; interaction, play and recreation; exploration and discovery; and sports and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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