“It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the Springdales, Dubai website. I hope that what you find here gives you a flavor of life in our vibrant community of learners, as well as the information about us that you are seeking. “
Our school community aims to:
- Find ways to make education more humane, equitable, and relevant to a changing world.
- Use information and educational technology to link schools and youth globally.
- Develop affordable schools that can make a difference to children with differing needs.
- Offer state-of-the-art facilities in beautiful and sustainable environments which promote learning, conservation and personal responsibility.
- Re-assert the child as the focus of teaching and learning and educational decision-making.
- Nurture the whole child in whom lie our hopes and dreams for the future.
“What we are hoping for is to nurture our children into lovely human beings with enlightened minds and compassionate hearts, children who will grow up to make the world a more vibrant, peaceful and beautiful place in which all can live in harmony.”
Dr. (Mrs.) Rajni Kumar (Chair, Springdales Education Society, founded in 1956)
Our core values, celebrating diversity, global citizenship and inclusion is embodied in the Springdales motto:
“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – “The World is a family”
When we talk about education being inclusive humane, equitable and relevant to changing world, we recognize that moral values, personalized learning, wellbeing and the development of 21st century skills must be at the core of our curriculum and our ethos.
There is an emphasis on STEAM, i.e. the integration of science, technology, engineering and enterprise, art and design and mathematics. We want our students to be creative and critical thinkers, problem-solvers, inquirers, communicators, open-minded, balanced, caring and principled global citizens.
We also believe that collaboration to achieve common goals is just as important to the pursuit of excellence as is competitiveness to the individual. Both collaborative and independent learning are encouraged and nurtured.
We offer a balanced curriculum that offers students opportunities to discover and develop their full potential whether academic, sporting, in creativity and performance or leadership. Student attainment and progress is measured against international benchmarks and, where additional learning support is required accommodations can be made. Additional classes are offered to support students and special project are designed to encourage gifted and talented learners.
The physical and mental wellbeing of both staff and students is at the core of our approach to encouraging healthy choices, promoting mindfulness, a co-curricular enrichment programme of cultural and sporting activities, including inter-school fixtures.
Springdales offers students a friendly, family-oriented learning environment with a pedigree that stretches back in India for over 60 years. Springdales School, Dubai is where traditional Indian family values complement a global outlook and an innovative mindset. This is encapsulated in out tagline:
’Quintessentially Indian, Innovatively International.’
Or, to be more succinct:
‘Indian Heart, International Mind’
We believe parents to be full and participating partners in our community. They are a reservoir of professional expertise and commitment. We also appreciate that parents entrust their children to us and that by choosing Springdales as their school of choice, they are making an important investment decision.
A tour of our extensive campus reveals the quality of our learning spaces, classrooms, science and IT laboratories, library, cafeteria, covered play areas, superlative indoor and outdoor sports facilities, clinic, and SAWA, our inclusion centre. You will find a happy school with motivated teachers and students. We are still a young school but have big ambitions and are committed to exceed expectations.
Whether you are a prospective student, parent or teacher I hope you enjoy exploring our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have, and if you are in Dubai we would be delighted to welcome you and give you a tour of the campus. I look forward to meeting you in person.
Dr. Brian Gray (Principal, Springdales School)