Our Own High School embraces the GEMS philosophy of preparing the whole child for the whole world. The school offers a kaleidoscope of co-curricular activities, community involvement programmes and school events which support our rich education programmes that provide all-round development of the students' personality. An Activity period is incorporated into the timetable for this purpose.
We pride ourselves on providing a wide platform for students’ artistic and creative energies. We help to channel creativity and imagination as a means of self-expression, through a series of art competitions and talent shows held throughout the year. The fine quality of art at “Our Own” is in evidence in the department and is on display around the school. Students gain genuine fulfillment by expressing themselves in drawing, painting, three-dimensional work, and other media. Various activities include craft making, glass painting, fabric painting, sand painting, mask making, vegetable printing, collage,
The Performing Arts
Music is developed through vocal and instrumental skill-based activities contributing to the school's characteristically energetic and outgoing ethos. There are plenty of opportunities for children of all ages to participate in choirs and ensembles.
We also involve our students in various performing arts and over the years have helped mould students with exceptional theatrical talents and presence of mind on the stage. They are involved in musicals, cultural performances, dances, elocution and drama.
Students learn to develop a deep appreciation for different forms and various expressions of art and culture. They gain self-confidence and poise that will prove to be an asset for them in the future.
Students experience many areas of activity including games such as cricket, football, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and basketball as well as gymnastics, athletics and swimming. Free coaching is given in the activities after regular class hours. Emphasis is placed on the value of exercise as a means of enjoyment as well as promoting a healthy way of life. Participating in team games is encouraged in order to develop appropriate social skills. We take part in inter-school matches and sporting events.
To provide a full range of facilities for physical education, the school has hired the facilities available at the Etisalat Academy. “Our Own” has an established reputation for sporting achievement.
Educational Field Trip
Our students participate in large numbers every year in the Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science Olympiads organised by the Council of CBSE schools in the Gulf.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
This is a voluntary, non-competitive and flexible programme of cultural and adventurous activities which students can pursue in their spare time. Students who are 14 years and above can qualify for the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. It is widely recognised by educationists and employers and develops self-confidence ,and hones the skills and talents that are latent in the youngsters. It promotes a sense of responsibility and students experience a sense of achievement.
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