DAA Parent Association

Welcome DAAPA Members!

Welcome to the GEMS Dubai American Academy community.  Simply by sending your child to Dubai American Academy you have become a member of the Dubai American Academy Parents Association (DAAPA).  We look forward to your involvement in our many wonderful DAAPA projects planned for your child throughout the year.

Mission Statement

The Dubai American Academy Parent Association supports the development of the unity among parents, faculty, administration, students and staff by cooperating to enrich the lives of the students and guide parents towards a better understanding of the aims, policies and philosophy of Dubai American Academy. The achievement of this mission relies upon parent cooperation and volunteerism.

DAAPA ... For Students by Parents

With your help, DAAPA is able to provide a wide variety of activities such as guest speakers, welcoming of new students, the International Food Festival, school dances, movie nights, homeroom parents for Primary and Elementary classes and so much more.  An inclusive network of parents, DAAPA's aim is to build and strengthen the community of parents and families within the school.  #TogetherWeCan.

How can you get involved?

DAAPA's success depends on parent involvement.  Being a DAAPA volunteer is the first step toward making new friends and learning about new cultures.  Along with the DAAPA EC, parent volunteers support and head numerous committees for our events.  These opportunities offer parents a chance to participate in an area of interest or expertise.  Volunteers are asked to become involved in decorating, organizing festivals, promotions and marketing, and hosting special events such as the Winter Carnival, just to name a few.  Through volunteering you will see how the success of our students enriches not only our lives but the overall school atmosphere--and you will play a role in our 'Culture of Kindness'.

If you wish to get involved, please send an email to [email protected].

DAAPA Parents

  • Safa Nached

    President of DAAPA. She has one daughter at the school, in Grade 10 and has been part of DAAPA for 6 years, president for 3 years. 

    "DAAPA's mission is to build a strong parent community in DAA & make our kids educational life more enjoyable and fun. I have been president of the parent's association in all my kids school life, believing in the following quote: 'To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.' "
  • Nevine Elkhouly

    Vice President of DAAPA. She has one boy at the school – a 7th grader, and two seniors graduated 2019 and 2022. 

    "We've been at DAA for almost all my children's academic life, I am a member of DAAPA as an Executive Committee Member for all their school years. Being involved made it easier for me to be closer to their academic life, make lots of friends & be part of a great parent community."


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