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Our Own High School in Dubai

School name Our Own High School
Type of institute private profit-making K-12 school
Curriculum or Student Nationality Indian
Qualifications or Courses CBSE
Head of school Sanjeev Kumar Jolly (Principal, CEO)
Executive body or owner GEMS Education, Varkey Group
Date founded 2005
Number of students (approx) 4600
Number of staff (approx) 175
School area, location map Al Warqaa, Al Warqa - location map
Postal address PO Box 35519, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2800077
Fax +971-4-2800076
Email oohs@emirates.net.ae
Website www.gemsoo-alwarqa.com
School fees structure 7,358-12,484 dhs per year (2013-2014)
Teacher salary range 1,700 - 3,300 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 201 votes.    
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 37 votes.    
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2.5 stars from 46 votes.    
KHDA school inspection report ratings
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012
  acceptable good good

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Our Own High School Al Warqa'a (OOHS) tuition fee structure and information
Grade/Year KG1 KG2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2013-2014c   6,015 7,358 7,358 7,358 7,444 7,444 8,352 8,352 8,352 10,339 10,399 12,484 12,484
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2012-2013     7,425 7,425 7,425 7,512 7,512 8,428 8,428 8,428 10,434 10,434 12,811 12,811
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2011-2012     6,750 6,750 6,750 6,829 6,829 7,662 7,662 7,662 9,485 9,485 11,646 11,646
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2010-2011     6,193 6,193 6,193 6,265 6,265 7,029 7,029 7,029 8,702 8,702 10,684 10,684
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2009-2010     6,098 6,098 6,098 6,182 6,182 6,948 6,948 6,948 8,604 8,604 10,535 10,535
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2008-2009     5,700 5,700 5,700 5,900 5,900 6,700 6,700 6,700 8,300 8,300 10,150 10,150
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2007-2008 4,000 4,000 4,900 4,900 4,900 4,950 4,950 5,550 5,550 5,550 6,900 6,900 8,450 8,450
Annual tuition fees (AED) 2006-2007 3,450 3,450 4,220 4,220 4,220 4,270 4,270 4,790 4,790 4,790 5,930 5,930 7,280 7,280
  • 2013-2014 fee schedule not confirmed.
  • 2012-2013 fees estimated only, based on a reported 10% increase (not confirmed, actual fees not supplied).
  • Fee information in italics estimated amounts only and not confirmed.
  • Registration Fee AED 500 (previously AED 100) (non-refundable and non-transferable to other GEMS schools), Admission Fee AED 300 (not applicable for 2011-2012?).
  • Additional AED 20 for Bus ID card, Diary and Report Card.
  • Tuition fees payable in 10 monthly instalments (not in July and August).
  • Bus transport fees AED 130-170 per month (in 2008-2009, might have increased but current fee information not supplied).
  • See Our Own English High School Dubai fees for details at that location.
  • OOHS is not the same as the GEMS Our Own School Al Warq'a (a newer school that opened in April 2011).
  • Location: Al Aweer Rd, opposite Dragon Mart, Al Warqaa.
  1. Grade 11 & 12 fees for Science stream. For Commerce stream, fees are AED 11,260 for 2011-2012 (AED 10,180 per annum in 2009-2010.)
20 January 2012
  • Gulf News reported that all CBSE curriculum GEMS schools in Dubai were increasing fees by 10% for 2012-2013. Fee table updated to reflect this but confirmation not received.
14 December 2011
  • Gulf News reported that the principal, Neville de Noronha, died in India from a heart attack on Monday 12 December 2011.
05 July 2010
  • Our Own High School Al Warqaa principal and CEO is Neville de Noronha. Previously was John Thundiyil Mathai. Date of change not supplied.
05 June 2010
  • Reports in May 2010 indicated that OOHS fees would increase by about AED 1000 per year. Which might depend on the outcome of the disagreement between the UAE Ministry of Education and the KHDA in Dubai about Dubai school fee increases for 2010-2011.
05 September 2008
  • Our Own High School (OOHS) is an extension facility in Al Warqa / Al Warqaa for male students from Our Own English High School in Dubai.
  • OOHS is a boys only school.
  • Headmaster is Richard Monteiro.
  • Fees assumed to be for 2008-2009 (from OOHS website). KHDA says AED 4000-8445 for 2007-2008.
  • Add 130-170 dhs per month for bus fees.
  • Fees are payable monthly from September to June (no fees due in July and August).
  • School might also be referred to as Our Own English High School, Our Own Al Warqaa, Our Own School Al Warqa'a, Alwarqaa, Alwaarqa, Al Waarqa, Alwarqa.

Schools in the same area as Our Own High School

School name Founded   Tel    Level  Curriculum Qualifications School fees Reviews
GEMS Our Own School Al Warqa   April 2011   +971-4-2800075     Indian CBSE, iCBSE 5,518-11,676   
International Academic School Dubai   September 2006   +971-4-2800993   K-12  Arabic, US HS Diploma 12,930-24,250  IASD reviews 
International School of Arts and Sciences Dubai   September 2007   +971-4-2800459   K-12  US 28,200-51,465  ISASD reviews 
Rajagiri International School   April 2008   +971-4-2800691   primary  Indian CBSE 9,750-14,400  RIS reviews 
Sharjah American School Dubai   September 2005   +971-4-2801111   K-12  Arabic, US AP, SAT 14,671-36,677  SASD reviews 

 

Last update 30 November 2013
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  • Allow extra for books, extra-curricular activities, uniforms, trips, etc if not included in school fees.
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