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Fairgreen International School in Dubai

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With a campus designed for minimal environmental impact, utilizing solar power for all its energy needs, recycling all its water for agricultural use, and implementing waste separation, Fairgreen International School in Dubai empowers students to play a leading role in creating a sustainable future for our world.

At our home in The Sustainable City, we have a true community school in the heart of Dubai.

Fairgreen won for the Outstanding Use of Technology, read the news here.

 

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Fairgreen International School is an IB World School, authorized for the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme, and we are in candidate status for the authorization of our Careers-related Programme and Diploma Programme, expecting full certification by June 2021.*  IB schools operate with a philosophy and commitment to delivering a high quality, challenging, international education.

Our programme is driven by academic achievement and innovation and is delivered by an exceptional team of international educators. We integrate an intensive sustainable education curriculum to create a truly unique school in Dubai, featuring hands-on project-based learning, research-supported teaching methods, technology initiatives and worldwide partnerships with leading experts and organizations in sustainability-related research and practice.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP), or the Career-related Programme (IBCP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. 

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

 

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LATEST IBDP AND IBCP AUTHORISATION COMPLETES THE IB CONTINUUM AT FAIRGREEN

 

Now one of the few International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools in Dubai to offer all four IB programmes as part of the IB continuum.

Fairgreen International School is excited to announce that its International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (IBCP) has received full authorisation from the International Baccalaureate®, which makes it one of the few schools in Dubai to offer all four IB tracks: Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP), IBDP and IBCP. Set to commence in the 2021-2022 academic year, our IBDP and IBCP offer two distinct and exciting post-16 tracks. 

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FAIRGREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR

 

Fairgreen International School has appointed Mr. Edward Pearce as its new Director, beginning the 2021-2022 academic year. With over 20 years of international school leadership and teaching experience, Mr. Pearce joins Fairgreen with a firm belief in building strong leadership teams, a background in school improvement, and a passion for sustainability.

Most recently, Mr. Pearce held a four-year post as Head of School at The British International School Chicago, Lincoln Park in the United States, where he received a prestigious Cannes Award for his school’s “Floating Gardens” conservation project, aimed at rehabilitating river banks and local wildlife, in consultation with Chicago-based Urban Rivers.

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FAIRGREEN INTERNATIONAL JOINS FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT REVOLUTION

 

Fairgreen International School is First to Introduce Groundbreaking Functional Movement Initiative Used by Premier League Football & NBA Athletes

Fairgreen International School is the first school in Dubai to introduce a revolutionary, data-driven Functional Movement Physical Education Programme, a system of movement screening and remediation to promote optimal physical wellbeing for its students. Fairgreen is launching this in Dubai for September 2021 through a newly minted partnership with Functional Movement Systems UK (FMS UK), leaders in providing neurodevelopmental sequencing to perfect functional movement in elite athletes such as the Premier League Football and the NBA, military personnel, and students. 

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PUTTING WELLBEING AT THE FOREFRONT IN SCHOOLS

 

Parents are increasingly valuing schools that provide student wellbeing programmes. Why? Because one of the most obvious outcomes of life over this past year has been the reduction in overall wellbeing, especially among children. 

A staggering 96% of admissions officers at international schools report that parents now believe student wellbeing provision to be an important or very important factor in school choice for their child, according to a white paper published in February by ISC Research, a leading provider of international school data, trends and intelligence. 

In an effort to support the overall wellbeing of its students, parents and faculty, Fairgreen International School has developed a robust wellbeing programme, led by Head of Counselling Jackie Greenwood with support from the school’s Wellbeing Team. We asked Jackie to share how Fairgreen is at the forefront of providing wellbeing support for students:

INTEGRATING COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN THE MYP SCIENCE CURRICULUM

 

In this blog post from IB World magazine, Fairgreen’s Head of Science Anthony Copeland shares how important it is that students are learning computational thinking and how we are “Integrating Computational Thinking in the MYP Science Curriculum” at Fairgreen. 

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https://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2021/02/02/integrating-computational-thinking-in-the-myp-science-curriculum/

FAIRGREEN PARTNERS WITH SWISS SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT SCHOOL TO LAUNCH IB CAREERS PROGRAMME
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Fairgreen International School is excited to announce a partnership with the Sustainability Management School (SUMAS) of Switzerland (SUMAS) in the development and implementation of its International Baccalaureate® Career-related programme (IBCP). The program will commence in the 2021-2022 academic year, in tandem with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) after the expected IB authorization in June 2021.

SUMAS Career-related Studies® (CrS) programme is based on coursework and practical sustainability-focussed projects guided by industry professionals and SUMAS professors, delivered via live streaming and with the use of interactive online platforms. Fairgreen students will be able to embrace an international network of experts in sustainability by choosing tracks in: Nature Conservation, Sustainable Hospitality (Switzerland), or Sustainable Fashion (Milan, Italy) and more. In addition, the SUMAS Eco-Club provides a wider connection via a network of IBCP students across the world to share experiences and support to create, develop and implement projects that increase sustainability at Fairgreen and beyond in the broader community.

FAIRGREEN RECOGNIZED AS A COMMON SENSE SCHOOL FOR DIGITAL LITERACY & RESPONSIBILITY


We are pleased to announce that Fairgreen International School has been recognized as a Common Sense school by the namesake nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. Led by the efforts of Design Teacher Mr Samuel Landete, this notable recognition is a great achievement, as Fairgreen is one of only a handful of schools in the region to be named a Common Sense school.

Fairgreen has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate while preparing them for the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. With the right support, kids can take ownership of their digital lives, engage with real issues, and change their communities for the better. This recognition acknowledges our school's commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.

FAIRGREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ‘DREAMS’ WELLBEING PROGRAMME SUPPORTS STUDENTS AS THEY RETURN TO CAMPUS


In keeping with their culture of care, Fairgreen’s Wellbeing Programme encapsulates the many ongoing efforts the school has initiated since its inception to prioritize student wellbeing. To support the overall wellbeing of its students, parents and faculty, Fairgreen International School has developed a robust wellbeing programme, led by Head of Counselling Jackie Greenwood with the support from Inclusion Lead Alison Scott, as well as the school’s Wellbeing Team. 

Fairgreen’s ‘DREAMS’ Wellbeing Programme has been the root of the school’s culture of care since its inception only two years ago, offering support to students as they return to campus post-eLearning. 

AS FEATURED IN MOTHER, BABY, CHILD MAGAZINE: WHY CHOOSE AN IB EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD?


There is probably no other place on Earth where school choice is so abundant than here in Dubai. We talk to Fairgreen International School about how IB education prepares your child for the real world. 

When considering what school is right for your child, one of the most important considerations is curriculum: how and what your child will be learning. One of the buzzwords, or rather buzz acronyms, in education today is “IB.” What is an IB education? 

Even though it launched more than 50 years ago, the International Baccalaureate still needs explaining, especially to parents just beginning to research school options for their little ones and to some expats who have come to Dubai from countries where the IB is just beginning to take root.

Educators around the world, however, understand the history and opportunities that an IB education affords students, and why colleges and universities tend to admit IB students at a higher rate than their non-IB counterparts. So, what is so special about an IB education?

FAIRGREEN LAUDED IN TIMES EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT


"I came away hugely impressed by how the school is a fantastic example of what can be achieved by schools in the battle to save the planet, if only we set our minds to it.” We are so proud to see Fairgreen featured in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), a leading UK-based publication showcasing leading-edge education for over 100 years!

Our thanks to Dr. Helen Wright, author of “The Globally Competent School: a manual” for visiting our campus in The Sustainable City. Link to article: https://www.tes.com/news/global-mindset-key-tackling-climate-change 

EDARABIA INTERVIEWS DIRECTOR GRAEME SCOTT ABOUT FAIRGREEN’S CULTURE OF CARE

 

When schools were shut down, many parents, students and teachers were left wondering when things would go back to ‘normal’. Distance Learning brought about many challenges for the education community and while wellbeing has always been important, we saw many schools ramp up their efforts to make sure everyone was well taken care of. In our exclusive interview with Graeme Scott, Director of Fairgreen International School, we look at the school’s wellbeing programme and why schools across the country need to prepare students to use technology safely.

 



“A unique part of our curriculum is how it’s interconnected and how learning does not happen in isolation."

“A unique part of our curriculum is how it’s interconnected and how learning does not happen in isolation. We know, and the International Baccalaureate knows, that in the future, nothing will be solved through one subject. It’s extremely important that students begin that understanding right away.” 

- David Gerber, Curriculum Director

“Everything about Fairgreen is amazing to us. We love the teachers, we love what they bring into the classroom.” 

“Everything about Fairgreen is amazing to us. We love the teachers, we love what they bring into the classroom.” 

- Kristen Bocanegra, Fairgreen Parent

“I love the teachers here at Fairgreen! My child is thriving! He’s super happy.” 

“I love the teachers here at Fairgreen! My child is thriving! He’s super happy.” 

- Pernille Stroem, Fairgreen Parent

“It’s really exciting to have a whole school that’s built around sustainability, renewable energy and making the world a better place.

“It’s really exciting to have a whole school that’s built around sustainability, renewable energy and making the world a better place. You’re teaching kids the skills to think outside the box, to create, and to apply their knowledge in new ways.” 

- Katie Williams, Fairgreen Science Teacher and Parent

“Fairgreen has really helped to teach my children about the environment. It’s been really wonderful for them to really connect to their part in taking care of this world.” 

“Fairgreen has really helped to teach my children about the environment. It’s been really wonderful for them to really connect to their part in taking care of this world.” 

- Julia Williams, Fairgreen Parent

“The community that is here is very supportive for my kids. Fairgreen offers a smaller, less overwhelming environment."

“The community that is here is very supportive for my kids. Fairgreen offers a smaller, less overwhelming environment. Through that my kids are confident, there is less social pressure on them. My child feels free to be himself at Fairgreen. He’s become confident in himself.” 

- Julia Williams, Fairgreen Parent

“We love the idea of being able to take our child to school in this community.  It’s magical.” 

“We love the idea of being able to take our child to school in this community.  It’s magical.” 

- Kristen Bocanegra, Fairgreen Parent

“Fairgreen lives up to its promise of delivering a strong IB curriculum in a caring and nurturing environment.” 

“Fairgreen lives up to its promise of delivering a strong IB curriculum in a caring and nurturing environment.” 

- Anonymous, from 2019-21 Annual Parent Survey

We love Fairgreen!

“We love Fairgreen! Thank you to all for everything you do to make this school such a great place to be for my child and for us as parents. We can’t wait for normal school life to resume, still in this unusual time we are all the more grateful to be part of this community. Challenging times reveal true character and we love what we’re seeing at Fairgreen.” 

- Anonymous, from 2019-21 Annual Parent Survey

We are happy with the way Fairgreen works

We are happy with the way Fairgreen works and fully support the values it promotes…the school is definitely going in the right direction.

- Anonymous, from 2019-21 Annual Parent Survey

A Pioneering Education Community

Fairgreen International School has a mission to embrace and promote sustainability in all its forms. Developed to empower students with a forward-looking education, Fairgreen aims to inspire future generations to make a positive impact on the world as ambassadors of sustainable development. Our challenging academic environment motivates students to be agents of change while teaching them to be critical thinkers. Our wide-ranging programme includes performing and fine arts, STEAM learning, sports and an array of extra-curricular activities. As a caring and warm community, we promote each student's individual development and wellbeing.

Connecting our Students to the Community at Large

Welcome to Fairgreen International School, where we are continually connecting our students with world-class leaders and champions of various industries. These experiences inspire, guide and lead our students to see where their creativity, talents and passions will take them. Stephen Ritz, world-renowned educator and founder of The Green Bronx Machine, has been our partner since the beginning, guiding our health and wellness curriculum. Along with our brilliant MYP students, Stephen recently led His Royal Highness Shiekh Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi, aka “The Green Sheikh,” on a tour of Fairgreen. It was an absolute honor and pleasure to share our passion for sustainability with this champion of humanity and the environment.

Our Home at The Sustainable City, Dubai

Fairgreen is proud to be a part of The Sustainable City in Dubai, modelled to become an international showcase for sustainable living, work, education, and recreation. Recently awarded as Dubai’s happiest community, this pioneering development will enable Fairgreen students to experience sustainable living in action, and access the city’s unique resources such as a dedicated biodome with aquaponics and urban farming equipment, the Equestrian Centre and the Innovation Centre.

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