Headmaster's Blog

The value of travel

Although our teachers can give our students some wonderful classroom experiences and great lessons, nothing can compare with seeing and learning in a completely different environment.  Over the next few days we have three groups from RSB travelling to three very different locations.

Two teachers will be representing the RSB Student Council in Malawi and helping build a new school as part of our Dubai Cares project.  We wish Mr Keir Dowswell and Mrs June Booth a very successful and rewarding trip.

We have a group of our Year 11 students travelling to Dartmoor, in the SW of England, as part of their Geography GCSE course.  This annual trip is a wonderful way to study geography and it is a challenging and exciting opportunity for our students.

Finally, a group of our Year 12 AS Art students are off to Italy for an artistic adventure of a lifetime.  They will be taking part in art workshops and studying some of the world's greatest artists in Rome and Florence. 

We look forward to hearing back from all three groups on their return and we wish them all a safe and enjoyable journey.

Welcome to the new school year

I am delighted to welcome students and staff to the new school year.  All our teachers were in school today preparing for our students and looking forward to the new school term.  We are welcoming 10 new teachers, 8 new learning assistants and a student counsellor to Rashid School this week, and I wish them all a positive and successful time at RSB.

Our students start back on Wednesday 5th September and I would like to remind our secondary students that, this year, the school day starts 10 minutes earlier at 7:50 a.m.   Don't be late!

I look forward to welcoming all our students on Wednesday.

Kind regards,

Glyn Kilsby


Eid holday dates confirmed

Eid Mubarak, to all the members of Rashid School and their families.

Please note that school will reopen on Monday 18th June.  

Eid Al Fitr Holiday

Rashid School will be closed from Thursday 14th to Saturday 17th June on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.  

If the first day of Eid is Friday, then school will reopen on Monday.  However, if Eid is not declared until Saturday, then Monday 18th June will also be a holiday.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish every member of the school, students and parents and very enjoyable Eid Al Fitr.

Glyn Kilsby, Headmaster

Success for Ahmed - Year 6

This week we were delighted to see His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum present Year 6 student, Ahmed Salem Belobaida, with the Sheikh Hamdan Award for Distinguished Students.

This is a challenging and difficult award to achieve and Ahmed has worked very hard throughout the year to be successful.  Many hours of hard work have paid off and all at Rashid School would like to congratulate him and his family on his success.

Well done, Ahmed!

Scholarship Success for Mohammed

Yesterday, Mohammed Jamal Buhannad, Year 12, won a full scholarship to the American University of Dubai.  Mohammed won first prize in the International Studies class of the AUD High Achievers Challenge.  This was a demanding competition involving top students from across the UAE and Mohammed's success was as a result of his quick thinking, commitment and many years of hard study.

Also competing were Rashid Abdulla Abdulaziz and Khalid Mohammed Al Mutaiwaei, both of whom represented the school very well; Rashid in Art and Khalid in Engineering. 

Mohammed has won a 100% scholarship to AUD and all at RSB would like to congratulate him on his success.

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