Headmaster's Blog

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.


This week Rashid School welcomed 40 teachers and educationalists from around the Arab world as part of a course funded by UNESCO, the United Nations educational agency.  They are all studying curriculum design at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and the visit was part of a two week course in Dubai.

During the visit they took part in more than 80 meetings and lesson observations and also had the opportunity to meet with many teachers who are responsible for designing and implementing our school curriculum.

The visitors enjoyed their day and particularly appreciated meeting with many our students.  Course organiser, Dr Khadeegha Alzouebi, said that the day had been highly successful and thanked the staff and students at the school for being so welcoming and hospitable.


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