Extra-curricular activities

Developing skills in new ways

Participation in extra-curricular activities takes equal importance alongside academic performance at GEMS Dubai American Academy. Through participation in these events, students enrich their school days.

In addition to physical development and the exploration of interests, students learn the thrill of challenge and competition, the importance of concentration, the spirit of teamwork and a sense of accomplishment.

GEMS Dubai American Academy provides a rich extra-curricular program that supports student’s all-round development, providing opportunities for students to develop talents and explore new interests. Activities include both individual pursuits and team building activities for students from KG2 onwards. Students may choose from a wide variety of activities that can include:

Football (soccer)

Karate

Golf

Art Club

Reading Club

Dance

Lego Club

iPad Apps

 Tech Crew

Fitness Club

Film Club

Forensics

Choir

Ballet

Basketball

Chess Club

Volleyball

Tennis

Environmental Club

Model UN

Swimming

Spanish Club

Scuba Diving

Math Club

Drama

Track and Field

Gymnastics

Baseball and Softball

Extra-curricular activities can vary throughout the year and we cannot guarantee that the above options will be available. 

School Council

All school divisions host a Student Council, which introduces them to the concepts of responsibility, representation and accountability. Representatives are elected for a period of one year. The Councils meet regularly with their Principal of the school to discuss issues raised by the students themselves.  

Physical Education

GEMS Dubai American Academy comprehensive physical education program emphasizes both physical and social development. Physical education is a continuous process to motivate each student to make wise choices. Through this program students will demonstrate an understanding of sportsmanship, cooperation, respect for and acceptance of self and others, self discipline and confidence. Concepts of safety, knowledge of rules and game strategies, and the promotion of a lifelong physical fitness program are emphasized. Dubai American Academy provides a wide variety of physical experiences using diverse equipment and facilities. 

Related programs include:

  • Activity days
  • Walking/running programs
  • Intramural programs & tournaments
  • Swimming competitions
  • MESAC and ECC sports opportunities.

The core curriculum is enriched with a number of other programs to provide a well-rounded education for Dubai American Academy students.

Drama

The Elementary program incorporates drama skills into their everyday class activities and presentations. In the Middle and High schools, drama is offered as an elective.

The Drama program covers many topics including the history of theater, the principles of stage direction, voice and movement techniques, scene design, dramatic criticism, pantomime and melodrama.

Exemplary theater productions are presented annually by all division level schools. A school-wide goal is to host events that permit all students the opportunity to perform on stage!

 To find out more about the extra-curricular activities on offer, please call 04 704 9777.