Mission (Our Purpose)
“Nurturing the next generation of change-makers for a better tomorrow .”
“Empowering young people through an innovative and character-building education that inspires them to thrive and achieve with purpose”
Why a Sunmarke Education?
A Rigorous & Ambitious Education
We offer a rigorous, ambitious and holistic education emphasising academic excellence and participation in diverse extracurricular activities enabling children to achieve outstanding academic, social and personal success.
Outstanding Senior Leaders & Teachers
All our senior leaders, teachers and staff are trained in Positive Education and best practices in education, and are chosen for their inspirational teaching styles. We provide continuous professional development and training so teachers keep abreast of the latest developments in pedagogy.
30 years of History
Sunmarke is backed by Fortes Education’s three decades of experience in the development and management of schools and has been consistently delivering an outstanding education to thousands of students. We have a dynamic management team of senior leaders and teachers well-versed in global best practices in education, curriculum delivery and school management.
Sunmarke is a global leader in Positive Education (PosEd). PosEd is our DNA, the heart of our culture and woven throughout our school, where teachers deliver an outstanding education by developing not just academics and achievement but also character, values and wellbeing. PosEd enables children to become more resilient, creative and enterprising, as well as happier and healthier adults.
For more information on Positive Education at Sunmarke School, click here.
Sunmarke offers a rigorous and high-impact education in the IB and A-Levels, as well as the BTEC for the vocationally inclined.
As opposed to working in subject silos, students work on projects across subjects like Math, English, the Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Computing and Design Technology learning and acquiring various interdisciplinary skills and knowledge much like professionals working on the job in the real world. Students design and fabricate steel, wood, and acrylic prototypes plus mechanical, electrical, and control systems while creating autonomous programming. Students also learn deep coding and programming skills.
The concentration overlaps with the MBA program providing students the opportunity to launch a venture and participate in our schools’ Venture Incubator.
The concentration incorporates Project-based learning where children ‘learn by doing’ developing solutions to real-world problems and providing students an opportunity to practice the 5C skills essential for the workplace – critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and commitment.
Students develop an entrepreneurial mindset of creative problem-solving, resourcefulness and resilience, and the ability to seek opportunity. They study strategic management, operations, marketing, organizational design and entrepreneurship delivered in partnership with the globally renown University of Birmingham. The programme includes Sunmarke’s Venture Incubator, where students work on group projects pitched to Sunmarke’s Shark Tank judges. Worthy projects may be funded by the school.
Students are given the opportunity to further develop their talents through a deeply arts-infused programme in Music, Theatre, the Visual Arts and/or Dance.
Secondary students who have a passion for understanding and preserving our planet and natural environment explore courses in Geography, Ethics, Economics and Biology, and complete their own Independent Research Project.
Sunmarke ignites curiosity and creativity with a globally leading programme in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) from EYFS to Year 13, which uses next-generation, immersive technologies to provide an incredible range of learning opportunities to become future-ready. Students can travel in space and time, back to prehistoric history or future colonies on Mars; visit planets, foreign countries, or museums learning of other people, cultures, and environments; visualize the science of how things really work at a molecular level; practice public speaking; and so much more. We are making the impossible, possible.
Secondary students attend a partner boarding school abroad broadening their historical, linguistic and cultural knowledge while maintaining Sunmarke’s high academic standards and emphasis on character, values and skills development.
Sunmarke’s Artificial Intelligence Learning Platform enables students to augment their learning through self-paced study and practice problems in a range subjects. We also use a best of class online platform of Microsoft Class Teams, MS OneNote and SeeSaw, supplemented with a host of apps to deliver remote learning and support in-school learning.
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Guidance to the world’s top universities; inspiration from industry professionals and entrepreneurs through our “Think & Thrive” entrepreneurial speaker series; partnerships with leading industry corporates for workplace internships that every students participates in; and extensive career counselling – are part of every student’s journey at Sunmarke so that students are given an insight into a variety of careers while still at school; develop real-world skills; and are better prepared for the work-place after university.
With world-class facilities, Sunmarke offers a rich and diverse Enrichment programme with over 60 extracurricular activities to suit every child’s interests from sports to the performing arts (drama, dance, ballet, and music), the World Scholars Cub, the Model UN, the Sunmarke Gazette (combining a physical newspaper, online blog, podcasts, and online videos), Sunmarke Rocks (a rock n’ roll band), and clubs for cheerleading, science, math, reading and more. Students also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards pursuing a variety of interests and developing confidence, resilience, and teamwork skills.
Sports Heroes Academy (SHA), a nationally recognised initiative, is an extracurricular activity where Sunmarke students volunteer to help over sixty Children of Determination who visit Sunmarke after-school and avail of opportunities to engage in sports to further their cognitive development. In helping these wonderful children, our students in turn develop compassion, empathy, and a deeper understanding of other children.
We run as a world-class knowledge enterprise school with robust systems of management, operation, and training and coaching to achieve a culture of customer satisfaction for all stakeholders such that parents are positively engaged; teachers are happy and fulfilled by their work; students are positively challenged, inspired, appreciated, and enjoy their school experience; and shareholders achieve their return on investment.
Sunmarke has outstanding facilities and incorporates the latest thinking in educational architecture, school design, and IT technology and infrastructure.
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” – Professor Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, and Author
Coding is a third language for students at Sunmarke from Year 1 to Year 13.
Students learn Programmingabout Hardware, Software Development, Computational Thinking, Computer Logic, Networking, Computer Communication, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, e-Waste, and Emerging technologies.
Key Features: Coding
- Computing lessons for all learners from Year 1 to Year 13.
- Inter-school Coding Competitions for Primary through to the Sixth Form: Hour of Code, Bebras, Codathon, FLL Juniors, FLL Seniors, Amity University Challenge Dubai, and Skyline University Challenge Sharjah.
- Visits: Apple Swift Programming Workshop and Cisco Computing for Girls.
- 3D Printing enabled in Computing Curriculum.
- Coding Extracurricular Activities (ECAs) for Primary and Secondary.
- Robotics – Computing Curriculum from Year 1 onwards with supplementary Extracurricular Activities (ECAs) in Robotics.
- Programmable Microcomputer hardware taught in the curriculum from KS2: MicroBits, Raspberry Pi, and SAM Lab.
- Expert Computing and ICT subject specialist teaching and support team.
Our school offers a wide array of pathways for learners in this subject. Students can choose in KS4 from BTEC Level 2 IT, iGCSE ICT, and iGCSE Computer Science. And at KS5 we offer International A Level IT, A Level Computer Science, BTEC Level 3 IT, and IB ITGS.
For extra-curricular activities, we have dedicated computer building, robotics, game making, First Lego League, and other clubs where students can join to learn and enjoy the best of our subject. It has never been a better time to be a Computer enthusiast than being at Sunmarke.
Sunmarke offers over 60 extracurricular activities that include clubs for sports, the performing arts, drama and theatre, journalism, music, math, science, robotics, debate, public speaking, and more to develop a child’s social, physical, emotional and cultural growth, as well as interests, and teamwork and leadership skills.
“From the minute you walk into Sunmarke, you feel the positivity in the atmosphere, you see the vibrant colour schemes, the amazing facilities, and are always greeted by welcoming, smiling faces in every corridor. This feeling is reflected in the students learning and the way staff and students' value and interactive with each other.”