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Another Remarkable Year

With the last day of the the year behind us, pupils and teachers are already on vacation and the school is relatively quiet as it settles into its holiday routine. Administrative teams will also be taking a break and so updates will stop for the summer. We will be back ...read more →

A Pre-Prep Milestone

Four years ago in 2014, an intrepid group of three and four year olds took their first steps at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, bravely entering their brand new classrooms to meet their teachers and classmates who would soon become their friends.  They are the first cohort to go through Pre-Prep from ...read more →

Transition Day

Transition morning this year in Prep School followed the theme of “smooth move.” Year 2 and 3 soared high into the sky and made kites, Year 4 and 5 explored speed when making planes and Year 6 and 7 had a soft landing when making hot air balloons and boats. ...read more →

Staff Appreciation Lunch

The Cranleigh Community Committee, made up of parent volunteers, works tirelessly all year to promote and support a number of initiatives across the school. From ice lolly and bake sales to the Winter Festival, their energy is inspiring. To end the year, they hosted a Support Staff Appreciation Lunch to ...read more →

Cross-Curricular Projects

It was always our intention that future opera projects would initiate a series of cross-curricular activities to engage the whole school. The 2018 theme of Water in the Desert: A Zayed Legacy, has worked particularly well in this regard, as it embraces the Year of Zayed and Emirati cultural heritage ...read more →

Year 8s in Sri Lanka

A group of Year 8s are having an amazing time on their end of Prep School trip to Sri Lanka. Experiences so far have included some very close encounters with the elephants at the Elephant Freedom Project where they also prepared rice balls from scratch to feed to the elephants. ...read more →

Fairy Tales in FS2

The FS2 children literally had ‘a ball’ at their Fairy Tale Ball at the end of last week. They had been planning and preparing for weeks; thinking about how the characters in the fairy tales they have read dressed and what their parties were like. They looked at old-fashioned ball ...read more →

Y2 Island Adventures

Year 2 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their Island Adventure Day as these lovely pictures illustrate!   The children took part in a Treasure Hunt to find the Captain’s treasure, they showed perseverance and determination to try and find the treasure which had been hidden exceptionally well in the Sandpit! Some succeeded…and ...read more →

Water in The Desert Opera Project

The creative process for our 2018 opera project – Water in the Desert: A Zayed Legacy – has well and truly commenced. The long weekend of creative devising started with an introductory session opened by Professor Kenneth Wilson, Advisor to HE Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of ...read more →

Eco-Warriors commence Audit

Our new Eco-Warriors have been very busy this week having commenced work on the massive water and electric audit of the school. The Year 6 pupils took over the Science block to carry out a water audit of all the bathroom taps in the building. Using special measuring bags, the ...read more →