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News for 28th May

28 May 2015


We are pleased to announce our PA Gala Dinner sponsor Hunt & Harris Real Estate.

With only 7 days to go until the big night we are excited to release more invites! Therefore if you have friends or family who wish to join please see one of the team on the gala dinner table during next week or drop Nadine an email.
We have many fabulous raffle prizes donated by some great supporters! We will also be auctioning the Art work produced by our students for the ROAR! production. If you wish to view the canvases prior to the dinner, please pop into the auditorium and take a look at the brilliant pictures!
Please note due to our commitment to the hotel we are unable to offer refunds at this late stage.





Message from the Principal   

Dear all
We have received the comments, not the data as yet, from the parent survey. Of course the comments are anonymous therefore it is not possible for us to reply (nor should it be) to anyone directly. I just wanted to take a few moments to reply in general; firstly with a 'Thank you' to everyone who completed the survey.
There are many, many complimentary and positive comments which are encouraging and lovely to read. Of course there are also a number of suggestions highlighting areas for improvement. We will begin the process of looking at the survey internally and take the most common matters forward to an action plan.
We cannot address every comment, but we will take on board the useful information, feedback and suggestions. When we have the full results of the survey we will publish the key points to our parents.

All the best

Michael Embley




PA Gala Dinner Sponsor Introduction

Since conception Hunt and Harris Real Estate has become a brand synonymous with UAE real estate focusing primarily on Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.
Hunt & Harris Real Estate is committed to providing our clients with an honest, straightforward and professional real estate service in the UAE.
Our main focus is on building long term relationships with our buyers and sellers and concentrating on customer satisfaction.
The success of Hunt and Harris Real Estate has been our experienced and well trained employees and the fact that the company is still run by the founding members. Today our success is based on a wealth of experience in the UAE real estate sector covering sales, rentals as well as property management.
Our experience ranges across all areas of the UAE real estate market, including the following:

•   Residential sales and leasing

•   Commercial sales and leasing

•   Corporate Housing

•   Furniture Packages

•   Interior Design  

•   Investments and management of Portfolios

•   Marketability Studies

•   Mortgage Advice

•   Relocation Services

•   Short Term Rentals



PA Gala Dinner Raffle

On the night we have a number of raffle prizes donated by our great supports, thank you to all of them. Here is a list of just a few!

•   Jewellery by CLove Jewellery

•   Meals & Beach Access Vouchers from Hilton Hotel & Resorts

•   Meal Voucher from Taste Kitchen

•   Golf round from Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

•   Tickets to Diverse Performing Arts Show

•   Meal Voucher from Jumeirah Emirates Towers

•   Meal Voucher from Intercontinental Marina

•   Photography Session by Stu Williamson


We have partnered with our friends at Careem – the region’s leading chauffeur driven car app by offering you a special sign up offer. Sign up with promo code NORD for AED60 free credit and ride for free* on the day of the Gala Dinner – June 5 2015.
For existing Careem users: save 20% on trips to the Nord Gala when using promo code NORDGALA when making Business Car booking.* Ride for free – Your first ride can be for free up to the value of AED60 – based on the average trip cost in Dubai. Sign up code NORD is valid for activation until June 5 and credits will be valid for 30 days after activation. Promo code NORDGALA is valid on June 5 – 6 only.  


New Teachers



Jane Mamelock

I am delighted to be joining the Year 5 team at NAS in August and I am excited by the opportunity to join the school in its infancy and be a part of its development and growing success.

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Sonia Vatelot

I have always been passionate about teaching, learning from my colleagues and passing on my knowledge to new teachers.

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Melissa Green

After teaching in my current school for over 8 years I decided it was time for a change and a new challenge.

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Nicole Raupbach

Originally from Potsdam, Germany, I have called the UAE home for the last four years. I completed my Master’s degree in Second Language Acquisition in Hamburg, Germany with a major in German as a foreign language.

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Rebecca Fitzgerald

Having taught for four years in the UK, I decided to undertake a new challenge and embark on a career in the UAE. 
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Ellen McGillicuddy

After graduating with a BA in Applied Languages in French and German from Dublin City University in Ireland, I worked as a Business Analyst for both Microsoft and Intel.

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Upcoming Events!

Sunday 31st May  –  U9 & U11 Cricket Match vs Repton (away)

Wednesday 3rd June  –  IGCSE German Exam

Thursday 4th June  –  4C/4D Combined Class Assembly (parents welcome)

Thursday 4th June  –  Yr 7&8 Celebration Party @ Club Rush

Friday 5th June  –  PA Gala Dinner @ 7:45pm at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in the Godolphin Ballroom

Sunday 7th June  –  to Thursday 11th June – Last week of teacher-led CCAs

Monday 8th June  –  Reception A,B,C Graduation @ 8:15am-9:00am in the Auditorium (parents welcome)

Tuesday 9th June  –  Reception D,E,F Graduation @ 8:15am-9:00am in the Auditorium (parents welcome)

Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th June  –  Book Fair Open


Full Calendar on our Parent Portal or Website   



Sports Report

24th May

The primary swim squad have started morning training sessions on Sundays and Wednesdays from 07:00-07:30 in preparation for the upcoming swim league gala.
In the first week of the new training schedule more than 40 pupils from Years 2-6 have attended the early morning sessions. With the addition of the morning sessions the primary swim squad now trains four times a week and the pupils are demonstrating excellent team camaraderie and determination to put the NAS Dubai swim squad on the map!
Special thanks to all of the parents who made the early school run this week and a big thank you to Mrs Cooper for getting the Sunday session started promptly at 07:00!


26th May

On Tuesday 26th May the Under 11 cricket CCA welcomed Rashid School for Boys to play at NAS for friendly cricket match. After losing the toss, Rashid decided to put NAS into bat.
Everyone batted fabulously well especially Hannah, Riayat, Ben and Levin. The Rashid fielders were particularly strong restricting NAS to a score of 275 for 4 wickets. Rashid started batting well however tight bowling from Finlay, Theo and Michael restricted Rashid to 242 for the loss of 6 wickets.
An excellent win for the cricket CCA and a first taste of competitive cricket for many of the students. The U11 team resumes its league programme on Sunday with a crunch game against Repton.

31st May

44 NAS Dubai students have entered the annual UAE Interschool Ski Racing Championships taking place this Saturday at Ski Dubai. We then have a 32 strong team representing the school in a high level ski race fixture against Repton, Kings and JESS on Saturday 6th June.
We would like to wish them all good luck!


Chatter Box Cafe News

1st June


On Monday Chatter Box Cafe will host their first Tupperware party. If you would like to join them please drop an email to naschatterbox@gmail.com