Delhi Private School opens in Dubai tomorrow

DUBAI - Over 450 students will commence classes at the first Dubai-based Delhi Private School (DPS), which opens at the Gardens in Jebel Ali, tomorrow.

By Meraj Rizvi

Published: Fri 11 Apr 2003, 7:57 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:57 PM

The school will be opened by the students, while the formal opening will be held sometime later this year, said Anita Malhotra, the school principal.

An ambitious Dh20 million project, spread over 370,000 sq.ft area, the school is equipped with the latest technologies, fully functional with modern, centrally air-conditioned buildings. In addition to the 60 classrooms, the buildings includes four computer laboratories, science laboratories as well as a robotics laboratory.

"We also plan to have a bio-chemistry laboratory in the near future," said the principal, adding, the school houses a large auditorium, conference hall, swimming pool, gymnasium and an activity room as well as facilities for indoor and outdoor sports. "Initially, we are offering classes from KG upto grade 9, but hope to gradually expand upto grade 12 in the near future. Spread over three building blocks, separate, each for boys and girls and one administrative block, the school is focusing on offering an integrated approach to education," she said.

Anita pointed out that rote memorisation is discouraged at the school, while experimentation and scientific temperament in students will be sharpened and strengthened. Lateral thinking and analytical reasoning will be given a sharp boost and directly enhanced in every field, she said, pointing out that every subject is IT integrated. As a result, about four computer laboratories have been equipped to train the students in multimedia broadening their logical skills, allowing them access for use in project work, independent study, and establishing links with students all over the world, emphasised Anita.

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