Al Diyafah High School was founded in 1982 by the late Mrs. Winnie D’Cunha and now has over 1,600 students from 52 nationalities, all studying together as one big family. Our successful senior school allows the students to continue their studies and offers a wide range of subjects from the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams. The school's mission statement Let Your Light Shine summarises Mrs D'Cunha's wishes of developing competent, caring and confident students through a holistic based education. Our students actively support a wide range of social issues from the environment to literacy and relief aid, in multiple locations, and endeavour to become leaders in their own right. Such an all-rounded system of education has helped Diyafah produce an ever- increasing list of alumni who have gained admissions in several leading Universities in Canada, USA, Australia and the sub-continent.
1. I lived more than 10 years in the UK (all my 4 children are British). We've just joined Diyafah for 1 year. The academic environment in DIS is much better than in public schools my children attended in the UK.
2. Affordable price (I have 4 children).
3. Mixed of nationalities of teachers & students (not too Western nor too Indian nor too Arabian... For a decade my children were always in the minority ethnics cathegory so I prefer a more inclusive school).
4. Children are from more middle-class, modest & humble families.
1. DIS teaches Spanish, not French.
Jeremie, 24/11/2020 @ 04:50:26
Music & Arts
I am a staff and soon going to be a parent of the school. I am so impressed with the teaching and learning. Teachers are so caring and loving. towards students. Every issue is been raised and addressed and the school health and safety are amazing. Diyafah is the safest place to send your child.
DIS is an excellent school as I am one of the founder parents; however from my point of view it is highly recommended to attend this school if you are Western, Asian (non Arab). Arab especially locals get less chance to be exposed to the curriculum because of the segregation of the mainstreaming strategy (especially in Math and English) ; that means most of them who are classified as less able students are locals "unfortunately" as English being their second language (this what was told to us when investigating) , therefore, those kids in particular; their English and Maths levels is low or remained the same for years because of this segregation!
Otherwise, DIS are very well organized, committed, discipline, and friendly.
I will miss being there as I am moving my kids to another school after 6 years of being in DIS.
Very bad school - teachers don’t have the aim for children’s development..
the course is very very junior level.
They don’t monitor if the kids are eating or studying.. the teachers are least bothered about kids development..
And most bothered about the fees which is not at al sensible
I have 1 daughter and son in this school, they have been attending for 2 years now. This school has very bad bullying issues, students are beat and yelled at. My children come home crying everyday with scratches and bruises from the fellow students. My 4 year old son was being hit by his teacher. everyone there has terrible manners and anger issues, i advise you not to send your children to this school.
I wish I can give this school 0 stars. It sucks. Some teachers are just straight up demons, I'm not gonna say who but one of the names rhymes with mohanad adder (yw for not exposing u) We are legit gonna fail because some air head put the exams after eid! I consider this dispicable and yall should be ashamed. In conclusion, yall suck, the school sucks and thanks to you, my life sucks.
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