Secondary News

Secondary Sports Day 2017. Best ever?

Thursday 2nd March saw a fantastic day of sport at RSB. The annual sports day involved a wide variety of sports from Archery through to Volleyball. Each session is designed so that each pupil can contribute to their team score.

From chess competitions and climbing events, each team try to gain as many points as possible thoughout the day. The final events including the basketball and the year 7 Dodgeball were
excellent examples of teamwork and tactics.

In the final relay the fastest pupil in each year group combined to do 3 laps of the track cheered on by their team. In the closest event ever at RSB White team won the relay with Red 3rd. The two extra points for White meant that the competition was drawn for the first time in RSB history.

The reaction of the two teams was fantastic!. They were so busy celebrating with each other no one came up to claim the cup.!
On reflection..." probably the best RSB Sports Day ever!"

RSB Secondary Sports Day Scoreboard 2017








DASSA Athletics Championships February 2017

Kings' School Al Barsha hosted the DASSA Athletics Championships at Sports City athletics stadium in February 2017. Gulf Youth Sport were along on both days to capture the best of the action.  Rashid School for Boys was represented and some of the students appear in the video clip below.

The following pupils have qualified for the DASSA Finals to be held on Tuesday 14th March at Sports City.
This will involve the best athletes from all schools in Dubai.

Senior :

Humaid Al Falasi 800m/1500m

Mohammed Mutawie Javelin/Discus

Saeed Malhoof 100m

Under 16 :

Khalid Falahi Javelin

Ziad Al Najar Javelin

Under 14 :

Rashid Bin Bishr 100m

Hamdan Manana Discus


DASSA Athletics Championships February 2017

Chris Hadfield: Canadian Astronaut lands safely in Dubai

IMG 1213On Sunday, 6 March, RSB students had the pleasure of listening to Former Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield as part of this year’s Emirates Literature Festival. The former Canadian Test pilot, Astronaut , Commander and musician wowed the audience with his fantastic stories about life as an astronaut living on board the International Space Station.

From the very beginning , he engaged the audience with his explanations of how a space rocket blasts off and the astronaut’s starting position ( it isn’t sitting down). And if that wasn’t enough, one of our students, Mohammad Musabeh (10W PBr), became an astronaut’s assistant and helped explain the origins of the space suit and earned himself one of Chris’s highly-prized plectrums, that he used to play his guitar in space.

In the afternoon, former RSB graduate, Omran Sharaf, Senior Project Manager overseeing the Emirates Mars Mission and his Deputy, Ibrahim Al Qasimi, Manager, Strategic Research Section hosted our students at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.

The Centre is building ‘Hope’, a UAE Mars satellite, which will gather valuable data to use for future space exploration. Students were shown the original DubaiSat1 and KhalifaSat in its early stages of development. They had first-hand access to the control centre, where all communications and data retrieved by the satellites will be collected and stored. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, some of our students might actually be working on this fantastic project and help to achieve the UAE’s Emirates Mars Mission themselves.

On their return, all Year 10 students are writing a Science-Fiction short story as part of a whole-school writing competition. The winners will be announced at the end of the year.

UAE’s Mars Mission arrives at RSB

On Wednesday, 9 December, RSB students had the pleasure of hosting former RSB graduate, Omran Sharaf, Senior Project Manager overseeing the Emirates Mars Mission. His mission was to raise awareness of the UAE’s vision for 2021, when we ‘Hope’ to send a UAE satellite to Mars to retrieve valuable data to use for future space exploration.Omran Sharaf visit 1

This was not only a fantastic opportunity to learn first-hand about Omran’s personal journey from RSB to where he is today, but also to learn about how the probe is to be built by local Emiratis, and all research and intelligence is to be developed solely iwth local knowledge and talent.

This viOmran Sharaf visit 2sit is part of a whole-school Year 10 Space Project, including cross-curricular links with English, Maths, Science, ICT and DT. Students will be given the opportunity to learn about the Mission to Mars in more detail, whilst having the chance to develop their scientific knowledge and to enter a new creative writing competition. They will visit the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and see all the wonderful work that goes on there. Also, Omran’s team will run workshops here at RSB to find the next generation of Emirati Scientists.

And who knows, maybe one or two of our current students will join Omran and Ibrahim in fulfilling the UAE’s vision.

Written by Mr James Persechino

Year 8 English trip

A Precious Gem of a Day
"I want the children of tomorrow to learn what a pearl is," Sultan Al Owais.
On Tuesday, 24 November, the Year 8 students went on a field trip as part of the Key Stage Three English Language and Heritage Unit.  The focus is on the sea and how it is central to the history and culture of the UAE. We were fortunate enough to visit the Emirates NBD Pearl Museum.  The museum houses the priceless collection of exquisite pearls, one of the largest in the world, donated to the people of the Gulf by Sultan Al Owais.  The students were taught about the harsh lives of the pearl divers and what life was like in the UAE before oil was discovered.  They were surprised to discover that the divers would dive up to twenty times a day and that they lived on a diet of rice and fish, with no meat!  The wonderful visit also included a breathtaking panoramic view of the Creek from the fifteenth floor of the building.
In the afternoon we visited the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at the Dubai Mall where the students were taught about the flora and fauna of the Gulf waters.  The staff of the world's largest indoor aquarium also showed our students many exotic species, including sharks. They explained to them the importance of their habitat and how we must protect the coral reefs here in the UAE because they are the home of an amazing assortment of plants and animals.  The informative and educational day ended with a shower of rain which only added to the adventure!
Year 8 English Trip

Assault course construction begins



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The Student Council are delighted to announce that construction has begun on their Assault Course. The aim of the course is to provide National Service-style military apparatus that students can use to improve their own fitness, as well as working on their leadership and team skills.

28 April 2015 03All this has been made possible by the amazing generosity of students and their families. In total 300,000dhs has been raised through non-uniform days, the selling of food, individual family donations and an auction last week that raised over 130,000dhs. The members of the Council are very grateful for all donations received and are delighted at how quickly the money has been raised.

The first phase of construction is to prepare the ground. This involves digging out very old and large tree roots and the relaying of thousands of meters of water pipes lying just under the surface.28 April 2015 04

Once complete, the next phase will begin. The construction of the 15 pieces of bespoke equipment, designed and approved by the Student Council.

It is hoped that most of the construction will be completed by the time school opens for the new Academic year, this coming September.