Resources & facilities available
Jumeirah College’s ICT provision is embedded within all teaching and learning, with interactive whiteboards in all classrooms and ICT laboratories. These excellent resources are all aimed at enhancing the quality of teaching and learning within college. There are currently over 400 computers available for students to use all connected to the school’s network running Microsoft Network. Jumeirah College allows BYOD for students of their own laptops/ipads and smart phones, which are permitted to connect to our filtered internet connection. School computers run Windows 7, with Office 2013 and Adobe Design Premium CS3JC
- Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
- Digital projectors in every teaching space
- High speed 3 X 100Mbps Broadband Internet Access
- Digital video cameras
- BYOD Wireless Network
- Portable laptop and IPAD trolley
Design and Technology Suite
The Design and Technology Suite is an ensemble of various specialist areas and rooms which offer students the potential to explore a variety of design and technology concepts and applications. The suite consists of a graphic design room, two fully equipped workshops for wood, metal and plastics and a CADCAM room with LaserPro cutter to support the creative and technological approach we use to solving real design problems.
Communication and Resource Centre
Large and pleasantly furnished, the extensive library at Jumeirah College supports an impressive array of fiction and non-fiction books and resources including on-line databases, maps, periodicals, journals, newspapers, videos, DVDs, audio-cassettes and CD ROMS. Twenty four fully networked student terminals are situated throughout the library for research and Internet use. All students have regular access to the library, fostering development of life-long learning, research skills and a love for reading. The college librarians are available throughout the day and assist students in how to best access the library resources and assist in developing their research abilities. The Communication and Resource Centre is also open for an additional hour after school, Sunday to Wednesday, for homework and project research.
Music Suites and En-suite Practice Rooms
The College has two music classrooms for the teaching of the Music National Curriculum as well as GCSE and A Level Music. In addition, there is a fully equipped Music Technology laboratory and a state of the art recording studio, six sound proofed en-suite practice rooms where individual students can practice instruments or singing without disturbing on-going sessions. The College has a wide range of wind, string and percussion instruments as well as computer keyboards and other Music Technology equipment.
The College has two Drama Studios one of which has a high quality wood, sprung-board floor and facilities for en-suite sound and light requirements, supports the rich Performing Arts Programme at Jumeirah College. Soundproofed, the suite accommodates the teaching of Drama.
Art and Design is celebrated at Jumeirah College where it is considered not only the mastery of skill and creative expression but also a form of communication and creative expression of ideas. Students learn to use this form of language together with developing the skills and techniques to utilise various medium. Students are encouraged to explore their talents within painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, architecture or ceramics, allowing them to experience a wide range of techniques and applications. All students study Art and Design up to the end of Key Stage 3 after which it becomes an external examination option.
JC has three spacious, naturally lit, well-resourced art studios.
The teaching emphasis for science is firmly placed on experimentation and investigation, using scientific skills, processes and knowledge to solve problems. To support this approach the college has 7 purpose built, fully equipped science laboratories and a full time science technician. Considerable use is made of ICT to help explain abstract ideas and theories and to record data from experiments.
Multi-Purpose Sports Hall
The extensive, air-conditioned, multi-purpose sports hall is the main indoor teaching space for the Physical Education Department. It is marked out and fitted with all the equipment needed to teach the usual array of indoor sports. Adjacent to the hall are separate boys and girls changing rooms.
The multi-purpose hall also houses an impressive proscenium arch stage complete with large scale digital projection facilities which means it can also easily convert into an auditorium for college assemblies, performances and other large scale events.
Shaded seating areas for the viewing of swimming galas flank the 25 metre outdoor pool. The pool is fitted with a heater to maintain ambient water temperature and allow all year around use. The poolside and under water music system enables synchronised swimmers to never miss a beat. GEMS elite swim squad is also based at Jumeirah College.
The high quality surface outdoor courts at Jumeirah College provide students with the opportunity to develop their expertise in these sports to a high degree. They are often used to host tournaments with other Dubai schools.
Grassed Playing Fields
A small on campus playing field is located adjacent to the pool, which is supported by full sized grass pitches a five minute walk from the college.
These attractive shaded court yards and quiet areas dotted around the campus are fitted out with benches and sun umbrellas to allow students to meet with friends, snack and relax in calm surroundings.
Indoor and Outdoor Eating Areas
An attractive, air conditioned indoor eating area and canteen facility is surrounded by shaded outdoor areas and café style tables which allow students to enjoy their lunch in a pleasant poolside setting. A selection of healthy snacks and delicious hot food is available through the daily catering service.
A hygienic medical room, equipped to regulatory standards and staffed by two full time nurses and a part-time doctor attend to the first aid requirements of students and staff should the need arise.