Rashid School For Boys
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|Rashid School For Boys|
|Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Locale||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Head Master||Glyn Kilsby |
|Number of students||About 250 (Secondary)|
|School color(s)||Red, White, Black, Green|
|Athletics||Volleyball, Basketball, Foot-ball, Badminton, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming, Softball, Baseball, Rugby and Squash.|
About The School
Rashid School for Boys opened in 1986 under the guidance of the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, previously the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai.
History of The School
Rashid School for Boys first opened its doors in September 1986. The school is in Nad Al Sheba, a few kilometers inland from the end of Dubai Creek. It started as a secondary school and has since grown to include a primary section and is therefore now a 'through school' offering an education for Emirati students aged 3 to 18.
The admission policy into the school has evolved over the years, with up to 20% expatriate students being admitted from its opening to the year 2000. Nearly all students are now Emirati, with admission taking place only at the Foundation Stage when children are aged under five. The school underwent a major expansion in 2003 when a new Primary Section was opened. This outstanding facility complemented the existing Secondary Section to produce a wonderful learning environment and some of the best educational resources in the region. Many former students have now taken on important leadership roles in Dubai, in areas such as government, business and the arts. The impact that the school has had on the emirate is significant and this influence continues to grow each year.
The school works closely with its sister school, Latifa School for Girls, and many families have sons and daughters in both schools.
Most lessons are taught in English (UK National Curriculum). The school teaching of Arabic language and Islamic Studies is included. Arab history and culture are incorporated into the social studies courses. Grades 10 and 11 lead to UK General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations (GCSE). In Grades 12 and 13, all students either take UK Advanced Level examinations or the High School Diploma course.
The school has had a National Day Family Carnival for 3 years now, and the aim for this is to support local chariites by collecting the money raised at this event. Also Rashid School hosts the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) every year, where a lot of schools from the whole UAE meet and discuss issues about the environment.
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References↑Jump back a section
- Rashid School For Boys Secondary
- Rashid School For Boys Primary
- Rashid School For Boys E-learning website (moodle)