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Dear Parents,

I trust this finds the family well and your children are as excited as we are at the prospect of “returning” to school for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

I am delighted to share with you the educational model adopted by EISJ for the start of Academic Year 2020/2021 until further advised by KHDA.

Paramount to this educational model are:

  1. The health and safety of our students and staff
  2. High-quality learning

We have been relentless in our pursuit of health and safety excellence; we will be providing parents with further information but the key measures are as below:

  • Clearly identified entry and exit points for different groups of students so that physical distancing can be maintained at all times
  • Installation of thermal cameras at all entry points to ensure that all students, staff, parents and visitors are safe to enter
  • Classroom teachers will also be checking temperature of all students on entry to the classroom, many times a day.
  • Hand sanitizer readily available in classrooms and around the school buildings
  • Restricted movement of students around the campus. Most lessons will take place in students' form classes. Any movement around the campus will be closely assessed and monitored with strict use of one-way system where possible
  • All classrooms have been audited to calculate the number of students who can be accommodated while adhering to 1.5 metres physical distancing at all times
  • Single occupancy desks will be installed in all classrooms to ensure that the required physical distancing can be maintained
  • Classrooms will be sanitized regularly throughout the day using disinfecting fogging device
  • Classrooms and communal bathrooms will be sanitized after use, and at least every hour during the school day
  • Classroom resources will be limited to individual students and will be disinfected after each use
  • Playtimes and lunchtimes organised to ensure limited number of students on the playground and open areas at any one time. Staff on duty to enforce physical distancing during these important times of the school day
  • Restricted access to the campus so that only students and staff are in the building. All visits by appointment only and all contractors will have limited access to the campus, and only outside school hours
  • All staff will have received a negative COVID-19 test before commencing work at the start of the Academic Year

EISJ announced that all students would receive a 10% Fee Discount for Term 1 and this discount is applicable for all aspects of our educational model detailed below:

 EISJ Educational Model - Early Years

We are very mindful of the importance of a stable and effective transition into formal education for our Early Years 1 and 2 students and we have therefore planned that they will receive onsite face-to-face learning, planned and delivered by our Early Years teaching team, five days per week. School timing for Early Years will be 7.40am-1pm.

EISJ Educational Model - Years 1 - 13

 Years 1-13 will attend School for onsite face to face learning all days in the week.

 Students will remain in one classroom within a limited group of students throughout onsite FTF teaching with one allocated class teacher and specialist staff rotating. PE lessons will be taught by our PE Specialists and these sessions will be fully in accordance with KHDA Protocols 61 and 87-97.

Years 10-13 Students will need to rotate for lessons as the MYP and DP curricula are elective-based. As far as possible, subject groups will be taught as double periods to reduce movement throughout the day. Rooms will be cleaned following DHA protocols after each use.

 Alternative Model of 100% Distance Learning

 As a temporary measure KHDA has permitted EISJ to provide a 100% Distance Learning provision to parents who request it. This temporary measure is intended to ease parents and children into eventual onsite face-to-face learning.

A Distance Learning only option is available for all Year Groups. They will follow exactly the same curriculum as their peers with the exception that the onsite FTF days will be delivered by the class teacher via Zoom. 

I am confident that you will be reassured to note that despite having a large number of constraints, EISJ is committed to ensuring an educational model that complies with IB and MOE Curriculum requirements whilst still providing breadth and balance to your child’s learning experience.

We will be confirming your child’s grouping and teachers for face-to-face learning unless notified that you wish for your child to have the alternative model of 100% DL.

Should you choose the 100% DL option, please reply to this email by 13th August with the following details:

 Child’s Name:

Year Group for Academic Year 2020/21:

Existing EISJ Student or new:

Please do not respond to this email if you are happy for your child to attend face-to-face lessons as per the arrangements for the EISJ Educational Model.

We will be providing further details regarding our health and safety protocols for both students and parents within the next couple of weeks. We are meticulously ensuring we are compliant with all KHDA and DHA protocols and mandates.



Pratibha Rao

School Principal





Congratulations to those students from Year 5 and 6 who competed against 18 other schools in Dubai in a Gifted and Talented competition.

I am delighted to say that our Year 5 group came first place in academics! This is one of the many examples that showcase how we are catering for our students and is a huge testimony to you, the teachers. Without your provision for our gifted students, this would not have been possible. 

Thanks a million! 

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Emirates International School – Jumeirah

Appoints Pratibha Rao as New School Principal

06 June 2018 – DUBAI, UAE: Emirates International School - Jumeirah has announced the appointment of Pratibha Rao as the new School Principal as of September 2018. Ms. Rao has been a pioneer in IB education in the region since 1993, with over 25 years of educational experience in the classroom and administration.

Throughout her career, Ms. Rao has played a key role in raising the quality of teaching and interactive learning at international schools across Dubai, which resulted, in her most recent role, with an improved overall school rating by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

Amna Khalaf Al Habtoor, Director of Schools, Emirates International Schools, said “Since opening in 1991, EIS has benefited from an excellent team of qualified educators and administrators who have been committed to enhancing the educational, personal and physical development of our students. I am pleased to welcome Ms. Rao to the team and hope her contribution and leadership will be a key factor for EIS-Jumeirah to achieve an outstanding level.”

Pratibha Rao, School Principal, Emirates International School – Jumeirah said, “I am excited to join the Emirates International Schools’ community, and I look forward to working with the educators and administrators to provide an environment for our students which encourages them to think critically and creatively in preparation for the next stage of their education.”

Established in 1991, Emirates International School – Jumeirah was the first school to open in Dubai providing IB curriculum for students from over 70 different countries. Today, EIS-Jumeirah provides quality international education in English for more than 2,200 students from EY 1 to Year 13. EIS is one of only a handful of schools worldwide to offer all four IB Programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career Related Programme (IBCP). Located in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai’s prestigious and well-developed residential area, the campus is built on a 12-acre site with excellent facilities and green spaces.


EIS Celebrating 25 years of providing the IB Curriculum - 25% off for Early Years 1

نحتفل في 25 عاما من توفير مناهج IB - خصم 25٪ للسنوات الأولى 1

EISJ welcomed award winning British Contempary Artist Siddiqa Juma

to our school for the day!





Khalaf Al Habtoor, Chairman Al Habtoor Group and Founder of Emirates International Schools officially inaugurated the brand new, state of-the-art primary facilities at EISJ.

IB Visit to EIS-J on 23rd May 2017

EISJ INTERNATIONAL DAY 25th February  2017

EIS J Year 5 Camp 2017