Children experience many areas of activity including games, dance, athletics, swimming, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Basketball and other outdoor activities.
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 participate in Inter-School tournaments and competitions.
To provide a full range of facilities for physical education, the school has hired the facilities available at a nearby club. “Our Own” has an established reputation for sporting achievement.
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 fulfilment by expressing themselves in drawing, painting, three-dimensional work, and other media.
The broad aim of the Environment Club is to inculcate a sense of respect and responsibility towards the environment and build awareness among all age groups. The club realizes that skills have to be developed in young children by which they can bring about a change in the existing state of the environment. Though formal education has an important role to play, when it comes to environmental education, the teaching and learning process is done through a 'fun-and-learn' method, thereby generating a genuine interest for the subject in young minds.
Our students are engaged in various performing arts. These include musicals, cultural performances, dances, elocution and drama.
Music is developed through vocal and instrumental skills-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.
Over the years, we have help mould students with exceptional theatrical talents and presence of mind on stage. The opportunity to perform is given an excellent foundation at Our Own where large scale productions are staged at least twice a year.
Students learn to develop a deep appreciation for different forms and various expressions of art and culture and gain self-confidence and poise.
The camps provide older students an opportunity to gain respect and love for nature and teach them how to be environmentally responsible. They also learn to preserve and protect our natural resources and wildlife. Camps are organized periodically to also foster a spirit of adventure.
Pupils are attached to designated mentors to monitor progress and extend advice wherever needed.
The school also provides students opportunities to travel outside UAE as a part of their educational trips. In the last years students have visited
Children for Children and ‘Youth & Youth’ Programs to educate our students with the GEMS core values a programme called ‘children for children’ and ‘Y2Y’ are conducted. In the children for children programme high achievers in Grade XI stay back twice a week to help the students in Grade V &VI. Every year nearly 40 to 50 students in the middle school take advantage of this programme.
In the ‘Y2Y’ programme, Senior students mentor their own classmates and follow up on their learning.