School Established in 1982
Al Diyafah High School LLC was founded in September 1982, by Late Mrs. Winnie D’Cunha. It started as a Nursery with only 2 children in a small villa located on Al Diyafah Street, in Dubai. That’s how it got its name.
To accommodate the growing numbers, the school moved to a new campus in 2001, where we are presently located The school now has over 1,700 students from several nationalities, all studying together as one big family. It has indeed grown, in name and number. The students are offered a wide range of subjects from the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams. The primary section has progressed to a very competent senior school and as the vision continues to take flight, we now move on to greater heights.
The school’s objective is best expressed through its mission statement of attempting to create competent, caring and confident students through its holistic based education. Our students actively support social issues like environment, literacy, relief and endeavor to become leaders in their own right. Such an all-rounded system of education has helped Diyafah produce an ever- increasing list of alumni who have gained admissions in several Universities in Canada, USA, Australia and the sub-continent.
Al Nahda 2
GCSE, IGCSE, A Levels
The Personal Enrichment Programme (PEP) is based on our mission statement to provide a holistic education that is developmental and integrative in character. The student develops creative thinking, courage of conviction, and a positive attitude towards oneself and the world. He/she is encouraged to develop analytical abilities, leadership and team work potential and all round 21st century skills. The programme is inducted in our school week.
Challenged Based Learning and Specific Activities are the two main aspects of this programme.
Challenged Based Learning: Challenge-based learning brings relevance to class work. Students are given the opportunity to focus on a challenge of global significance, refine the problem, develop research questions, investigate the topic using a wide range of primary resource material, and work out a variety of possible solutions before identifying the most reasonable one.
Teachers act as moderators, addressing individual questions and concerns and stepping in to help the students retain their focus if the problem seems too large.
Specific Activities: To enhance an all-round development of the child we have introduced a holistic based activity programme. This includes different activities such as computing, CV writing, block busters, needle craft, making best out of waste, general knowledge, public speaking, drama, Arabic culture, music, personality development, dress designing, different forms of art, cooking, video editing, blogging, community service, advertising and many more.
The progress of each student is recorded and evaluated at the end of the term. This is communicated in progress report of each student.