Extra-curricular activities

Developing skills in new ways

Beyond the classroom, every GEMS school offers enriching experiences and extra-curricular activities, helping to build students’ aspirations, give them foundation and transferable skills, and allow them to make new friends in the school and, of course, have fun.

GEMS Our Own English High School is based on the ethos that education should be a multi-faceted, holistic process that combines academic development with a wealth of extra-curricular activities in order to produce exceptional adults.

Our diverse programme of extra-curricular activities includes:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Painting
  • Debate
  • Elocution
  • Sports Day
  • Football
  • Quiz
  • NMTQ (Never Mind the Question - a unique monthly quiz programme)
  • Debate
  • Declamation
  • Movie Making
  • Cricket, Throw Ball & Basket Ball
  • Math Club
  • Science Club
  • Robotics
  • Waste To Wealth – Eco School
  • Gardening
  • Social Service

We also hold a wide range of events, including annual festivals for sports, creative arts, and science, which encourage our students to extend their experience and outlook, and ignite their enthusiasm and excitement towards learning.

Our festivals and events include:

  • Annual Prize Nights
  • Commemoration Day
  • Flag Day
  • UAE National Day
  • UN Day
  • Inter-House Competitions
  • Annual Sports Day
  • Fancy Dress Competition
  • Talent Hunt Competitions
  • Field Trips and Excursions
  • Inter-School Competitions