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High School: Student Welfare

The High School operates a House system throughout Years 7 to 13 which is the heart of the High School. The vision for the House system is to foster a sense of belonging, creating an identity and establishing tradition within the EIS-J High School community. The design of the House system is to encourage better cooperation and competition between students and to create a supportive "family" environment for students in all grades.

There are six Houses. Each has its own Head of House who is responsible for the welfare of all students in the House.

The six Houses are:

  • Barracuda - Blue
  • Dunes - Yellow
  • Horses - Black
  • Oasis - Green
  • Pearl - White
  • Wadi - Red

The names selected for the Houses draw on the popular aspects of UAE culture. All six Houses have a male and female House Captain elected by the students in each House.

Throughout the academic year, students are involved in House and inter-House activities and competitions. Students earn House points by taking part in events like sport tournaments, quizzes, debates and also for everyday actions such as holding a door open for a teacher or displaying good manners and behaviour. The Dean of Students ensures that all students compete for House trophies and certificates in a spirit of cooperation and fair competition. All High School staff and students (Years 7-13) are allocated to a House.

Each student belongs to a Form Class and registers each morning with their Form Teacher. In each Year from 7 to 11 we have six Form Classes and four in Years 12 and 13. Alongside registration, students meet with their Form Class in a welfare lesson once a week. In these lessons students address issues such as study skills, life skills, community service and internationalism coupled with a close review of their academic progress. Assemblies also take place on a rotational basis during these lessons. Each Year has a member of staff designated as "Head of Year" who is responsible for the welfare of all students in their yar group.

Form Teachers - High School Form Groups 2015/2016.

Each month, EIS-Jumeirah High School recognises a student from each year group who has been outstanding in effort, cooperation and academic excellence. This award is voted for by the subject teachers and is presented during that grade's monthly assembly with a prize of a 100dhs voucher for Virgin Megastores.

EIS-Jumeirah High School offers senior students the opportunity to benefit from the responsibilities of being prefects and through this process nominates a Head Boy and Head Girl every year, this process usually occurs during Term 3 of the school year.

The Student Representative Council is a student organisation which works to represent student views within the High School and to ensure that the traditions and values of the High School are inculcated into the student body. Through this experience, students learn about the process of holding a general election. The Head Girl and Boy sit on the SRC.

Student Representative Council members will be chosen by a voting process in the first few weeks of term.

Further information is available from:

Dean of Students, Mr. Chris Burch
(Tel: +971 4-3489804 Ext. 227 or Email:

Deputy Principal, Mr. Harry Allen
(Tel: +971 4-3489804 Ext. 296 or Email:



High school years are full of growth, promise, excitement, frustration, disappointment and hope. It is the time when students begin to discover what the future holds for them. The High School Counsellor's role is to enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counselling programmes are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realise full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

To develop the whole student, it is important to consider the skills students need to improve themselves and the environment where these skills are to be used. Students need to integrate information with self-knowledge and develop skills to help them plan, make decisions, and adjust to the complex world in which they live.

As students achieve developmental competencies, their perceptions of themselves will become more positive. Students who successfully acquire skills and information early in their lives will have more resources to help them continue to develop and, consequently, they are more likely to acquire favorable attitudes about themselves and their life options.

Developmental guidance is a process of leading, directing, and advising students through a program of experiences which provides information, support, instruction, and encouragement to assist in developing personal/social, educational, and career skills. Personal/social, educational, and career development skills represent the domains that developmental guidance is organized around.

Developmental guidance outline is provided for the high school students from Year 7 through Year 13. This mission will be accomplished through the constant support of the stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help the student achieve success in school.

Further information is available from:

Dean of Students, Mr. Chris Burch
(Tel: +971 4-3489804 Ext. 227 or Email:

Deputy Principal, Mr. Harry Allen
(Tel: +971 4-3489804 Ext. 296 or Email: