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Simon O'Connor, Director of Deira International School
Simon O'Connor, Director of Deira International School

Deira International School is committed to providing an all-round education to its students

Published: Wed 10 Mar 2021, 8:46 AM

Last updated: Wed 10 Mar 2021, 10:53 AM

Deira International School is an award-winning school, operating as a not-for-profit, offering the national curriculum for England and the IB Global curriculum.

The school is renowned for its high quality and innovative teaching and was recently awarded the prestigious International School Award for the use of digital technology in the classroom. The school has exceptional facilities and is comprehensively resourced, ensuring all students are inspired to be their very best.

At its heart Deira International School is a reflection of its international community and students work in an environment where they are stretched and challenged and have their expectations raised to achieve demanding targets. The school recognises and nurtures the uniqueness of every child and is dedicated to developing in students, the qualities and skills necessary to become healthy, confident, self-motivated and independent individuals prepared for the responsibilities of adult life and their own economic wellbeing. In lessons, the focus is on teaching students to think critically, to explore knowledge, to question facts upon finding them and to approach learning challenges with enthusiasm.

Deira International School is recognised as a fully inclusive international school and is committed to providing an excellent education for all students enabling them to enjoy and achieve beyond their expectations. When students leave Deira International School, they go on to study in some of the most prestigious universities across the world.

Applications are now open for all year groups. Scholarship applications are also open for the most gifted and talented students as well as Emirati applicants.

Simon O'Connor is the Director of Deira International School (DIS), overseeing both the primary and secondary schools. O'Connor has over 25 years of experience in education and joined DIS in August 2020. Prior to this, he was principal of a school in Dubai since 2013. O'Connor is passionate about learning and ensuring all students are challenged in lessons in order for them to achieve their full potential. He strongly believes that if this is to be achieved, students should be happy at school, and, therefore, the wellbeing of the community is a key focus for all.

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