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.
With an active calendar of events, extracurricular activities and in school occasions, there is always something happening at Fairgreen! Check out our latest news!
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.
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?
Fairgreen International School received official authorization of our MYP International Baccalaureate curriculum in July 2020. With a robust and exciting IB curriculum firmly in place as we head into our third school year, we are on track to obtaining PYP authorization by October 2020.
“The International Baccalaureate offers students the opportunity to develop a broad range of life skills and personal attributes that go beyond intellectual development to prepare students for a successful future,” shares Mr Graeme Scott, Fairgreen Director.
In line with the UAE Vision 2021 to create and maintain a sustainable environment and infrastructure as well as achieve a perfect balance between economic and social development, Fairgreen launched the third edition of the Million Solar Stars Challenge under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE).
Taking place on February 27, 2020, the event brought students together to design, build, and race model solar cars and boats as part of an international initiative aiming to engage one million students in the process of scaling up solar power at 100% of schools around the world.
"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!
Fairgreen MYP students and Science Teacher Adam Hall were recently presented with a Roots & Shoots Award by Dr. Jane Goodall of her namesake institute at the organization's annual UAE awards show dedicated to students' achievements in helping people, animals and the environment. Among 100 schools across the UAE that applied for this award, Fairgreen was one of the 12 winning schools, selected for our Million Solar Stars programme and our students' efforts to scale up solar at Fairgreen.
The head of our ‘Design, Engineer, Construct’ course, Mr. Samuel Landete, recently accepted the Middle East Consultant Editor’s Choice Award for the DEC programme on behalf of Alison, Watson, CEO of Class of Your Own, the UK-based non-profit that founded this incredible, unique curriculum that helps students develop a range of skills and knowledge fundamental to successful engagement in technical and professional aspects of the Construction and Built Environment sector of industry.
Fairgreen's Technology Specialist Mr. Matt Backus arranged for a series of valuable visits from a Senior Apple Professional Learning Specialist. Students and teachers have benefitted from this experience by learning how to optimize use of Apple/iPad products.
Congratulations to the first cohort of Fairgreen teachers and staff who voluntarily completed the ".b Foundations" Teacher Mindfulness course, an 8-week program developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), a UK-based non-profit established in 2009 to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of children. Our Head of Counseling Mrs. Jackie Greenwood is the only MiSP-trained teacher in Dubai who is certified to teach this course.