Mr Simon O'Connor
I am delighted to welcome you to Jumeirah College. I hope to convey the passion and enthusiasm that both staff and students bring to all that they do here, making our school such a wonderful place to learn.
Founded in 1999, Jumeirah College is renowned for providing an outstanding holistic education. As a college, we have a strong focus on academic progress and achievement, and for the significant majority of our students continuation to university is their chosen route.
Our curriculum model is based upon the English National Curriculum, but goes significantly beyond the minimum expectations, covering a diverse range of subjects. In fact, at A Level, Jumeirah College offers the most extensive range of subject choices in the UAE.
At Jumeirah College, students work in an environment where they are stretched and challenged, and have their expectations raised to achieve demanding targets. This is evidenced in our latest results, in which we’re proud to say that our students have done exceptionally well. Such success is a result of the partnership between the College, our students and their parents through our commitment to parental engagement. I am very proud of the exceptional body of teaching staff we have working across the College, engaging the students in a wide range of exciting learning opportunities.
At JC we will place every student in a position where they are afforded choices through their lives, unconstrained by the expectations of others, by their own ambitions, and by external requirements and boundaries. All students are an intricate combination of both strengths and areas for improvement. Understanding these elements is the key to discovering and fulfilling their potential.
Our students’ success cannot be defined by qualifications alone. Students leave the College as dynamic and impactful global citizens, fully-equipped to play a leading role in whichever walk of life they choose. To achieve this, they are encouraged to participate in the extensive array of opportunities that exist beyond the classroom.
We are proud of our tradition of sporting success and musical excellence. In addition, many opportunities exist in debating and drama, and we also offer a large range of visits and trips both locally and across the globe.
Our excellent team ensures that every student is guided and cared for, working hard to ensure that their individual needs are met. Students leave Jumeirah College accomplished in academic skills and become architects of lives that exceed expectations. I am very proud of the exceptional body of teaching staff we have working across the College, engaging the students in a wide range of exciting learning opportunities.
Student leadership is at the very heart of our ethos. Our College Executives play a central role in the organisation of the College and our thriving Student Council helps to ensure that the views of our students are represented.
Jumeirah College is a challenging and yet exhilarating place to learn, develop and explore. I hope that this is shown through this site. I would warmly welcome you to come and visit us to experience for yourself all that Jumeirah College has to offer.
Mr Simon O'Connor
Principal - Jumeirah College