The Arcadia School Named Apple Distinguished School
6 November 2018, Dubai, UAE – The Arcadia School is pleased to announce that it has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021 for its innovative and effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
“I am extremely proud of the commitment and vision of our board, school leadership, staff, students and parents to conceive, design and then implement a truly modern learning environment at The Arcadia School. Our focus is on ensuring that learning and the learner are at the heart of all we do within our school. We believe that by developing an enriched and connected learning environment and by providing leading-edge technology to our teachers and students, we are able to move learning forward in innovative and challenging ways. The Apple Distinguished School status is a recognition of our desire to continually push boundaries, and I am very proud of the school’s achievement. Most importantly, we look forward to sharing our experiences and ideas with other schools and our motto of ‘nurture lifelong learning’ supports our desire to continually evolve and grow as a community of learners.” Graham Beale, Founding Principal.
The selection of The Arcadia School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. Our aim is to constantly innovate and push the boundaries with education and how we deliver our exciting curriculum. We promote critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity among our students and the use of Apple technology allows students to enhance these skills and their independence. Creating multimedia iBooks, collaborative video projects and using the iPads built-in accessibility features to help children access their learning, are just some examples of the initiatives The Arcadia School have implemented.
About The Arcadia School
The Arcadia School, located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, offers the National Curriculum for England to students studying from the Early Years Foundation Stage (FS1) to Key Stage 2 (Year 6). The community-focused, LEED-certified school opened in August 2016 and aspires to be one of the leading British primary schools in the world by instilling into students a lifelong passion for learning, and by nurturing innovation and the pursuit of excellence amongst the teaching staff and students.
The Arcadia School is the first in a series of community-based schools delivering the vision of Mohan Valrani and the Al Shirawi Group. As the Chairman of the school, Valrani is an avid believer in providing the very best education for future generations.