Our Own High School, Al Warqa’a, is a GEMS school created in 2005 as a single shift facility for boys of ‘Our Own English High School, Dubai’ which was established in Bastakiya in 1968. ‘Our Own’ Al Warqa’a shares the same vision, ethos and work culture that has given the parent school its laudable presence. ‘Our Own’ Al Warqa’a now has 4,700 students and 213 teachers. The school is well-recognized for the quality of its academic achievements and the service it provides to students and parents. Our educational priorities are based on current trends that affect education globally, on the shared leadership and management agenda that is consciously emerging across GEMS schools. The DSIB inspectors recognized these priorities in daily school life and have awarded our school an overall ‘GOOD’ for three consecutive years. The academic activities are administratively controlled by the Principal with the support of the Headmistress, the Middle School Head and Supervisors. The day to day working of the school rests on the shoulders of 200 competent and conscientious administrative and support staff.
At ‘Our Own’ Al Warqa’a, we strive to create a stimulating and secure environment, to help develop lively enquiring minds and a positive desire to learn. We aim to help students develop creativity and give them opportunities to hone their talent in various co-curricular activities like music, dance, public speaking, sports, art, and drama. We ensure that our students develop a strong sense of self-esteem and individuality by encouraging self-reliance and independence. The school’s mission is to ensure that its students imbibe sound moral and spiritual values within a supportive and caring community.
‘Our Own’ Al Warqa’a offers a curriculum designed and developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi and prepares students for the All India Secondary School Examination (at the end of Grade 10) and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (at the end of Grade 12) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. After the successful completion of the AISSCE, students are eligible for admission to universities and colleges of higher education in India and across the globe.