New Parents

Welcome

The DESC Community would like to welcome you and your family to our school.  This area is dedicated to our new parents and here you will find everything you need in preparation for your child’s first day at DESC.  Below are some important reminders and links to areas that we hope you will find useful.

To read the Headteacher Welcome Letter September 2018, please click HERE.


DESC Parent Handbook 2018/2019

The Parent Handbook contains lots of useful information for new parents, which is available to view HERE.  


Who to contact?

For a list of who to contact at the College, please click HERE.


School hours

Sunday to Wednesday – 7:30am to 3:00pm

Thursday – 7:30am to 1:15pm

Registration is at 7:35am every morning.


Bus requests

If you have not yet requested a place on the school bus, this should be done as soon as possible. If you have any changes to your location please ensure you notify the Bus Coordinator on buscoordinator@descdubai.com.  Please be aware that bus applications are subject to availability. 


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

The DESC BYOD Policy is available to view HERE. Please complete and return this document to reception.  


Documents

All the documents to be submitted as part of the application must be up to date. If any documents have been renewed since your initial application, please ensure that copies of these are submitted to the Registrar as soon as possible at admissions@descdubai.com.  We must be in receipt of any renewed documents by the first day of term. Students in the UAE should also submit copies of their UAE ID and visa.


Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs)

We have a range of exciting sporting, creative, cultural and aesthetic activities that will help all students to develop their talents. It is expected that every student participates in at least one ECA per term.  At the start of each term, the ECA timetable is advertised on tutor notice boards, the College website and published on the Parent Portal/App. The students will receive information from their tutors during the first week of term, then during the second week of term they will be given information and links to allow them to ‘Sign Up’ for their choice of ECAs.  If you have any queries related to our ECA programme, please contact desceca@dessc.sch.ae.


Instrumental tuition

Instrumental Registration Pack and Sign up Form, please click HERE.


iSAMS Parent Portal and App

This is our primary source of communication with parents.  Please check daily for updates, as all information is posted here and not emailed to parents. Parents will be provided with their unique activation information when you children join DESSC. 

DESSC Parent Portal Guide, please click HERE.

DESSC App Guide, please click HERE.

DESSC Parent Portal and App Sign Up Instruction, please click HERE.

DESSCC Parent Portal and App Help Guide, please click HERE.


Medical Information

A Medical Form needs to be completed and handed it to reception by the first day of school.  Medical Forms are available HERE.


Parent-School Contract

The KHDA requires that a Parent contract be signed by all parents.   Our Arabic Secretary, Mr Kabalan will be able to assist you with this.  His office is in the reception area.  Please bring your ID card, your children’s ID cards and your mobile phone with you, which you will need to access the verification code that is generated when the contracts are signed.


Transfer Certificates/Notice

Please ensure that you request a Transfer Certificate/Letter from your current school if you are arriving from outside Dubai. Students transferring from Dubai Schools should give notice to the current school that your child will be transferring to DESC. For a sample leaving certificate, please click HERE.


Uniform

Uniform is available to purchase from the DESC uniform shop, which is conveniently located at the College.  For more information, please click HERE.


Your contact details

Please ensure that we have the correct contact details for you at all times. If your email address, phone number or location address changes at any time please inform the College so we can keep your information correct. Please email your updated contact details to registrarsupport@descdubai.com.


Use of student images at DESC

At DESC, we like to capture images of our students participating in daily lessons, extra-curricular activities, sporting events and to recognise outstanding achievements.  These images may be used on our website, in our weekly newsletters, on our social media or in DESC publications. We do realise, however, that some parents may object to images of their children being used. 

If you object to your son/daughter being photographed or videoed at DESC, can you please complete the form HERE and we will update their file to confirm that their image should not be used.  If we do not receive notification, we will assume that you are happy for your son/daughter’s images to be used.