Sunmarke Blog


Sunmarke students participated in the Chinese Embassy’s New Year parade at the Burj Kalifa as part of the Confucius Institute delegation, showcasing their talent in the dragon dance. From the rhythmic beats of Chinese drums to the warm welcome from His Excellency Ambassador Zhang Yu Ming, the cultural exchange was truly memorable!
Reading is an integral part of Sunmarke’s culture. At the recently concluded annual Magrudy’s Book Fair, the school’s EYFS, Primary and Secondary students reignited their passion for the written word, exploring books and enjoying great literary works.
Sunmarke’s DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) students conquered the ‘Silver’ Qualifying Journey, displaying resilience and self-sufficiency over three days of camping, hiking, and cooking. The credit goes to Currie and Mr. Jeck for their invaluable support, making this experience memorable. Don’t miss the DofE team beaming with pride!
What a remarkable accomplishment! Four Sunmarke students were recognised at the Pearson International School and Oxford AQA Learner Awards 2023 for their outstanding GCSE/A-Level exam scores. While Iris and Yehia achieved the highest marks in International A-level Economics and Biology in the Gulf and the UAE respectively, Noemi Vanacore topped the Middle East for GCSE English...
It’s time for Makaton magic on Mondays at Sunmarke. The school’s wellbeing champions invite you to join a journey to embrace sign language, fostering comfort and communication for students and staff. Here’s how it works. Each week, Sunmarke introduces a new Makaton sign to follow and practise. Ready to ‘sign up?’
Sunmarke’s Primary Year 1-4 students won everyone’s hearts as they put up an adorable musical show, spreading magic and holiday cheer all around with their charming performances. Their enthusiasm and innocence won them a lot of fans on the day!
Festive Magic was in the air as parents and students gathered at the grand lobby to welcome Sunmarke Santa in his signature purple suit, followed by the screening of the festive classic, ‘The Polar Express.’ It was a heartwarming day to say the very least.
Want to know why Sunmarke was voted the ‘Most Innovative School in the UAE by Top School Awards. Then, tune into this chat between Sunmarke Principal, Nicholas Rickford, and Fortes’ Director of Education, Dr Neil Hopkin, who reveals what makes the school set new standards in education each year.
The landscape of British children’s literature has undergone a delightful transformation in recent years, introducing us to a new wave of authors whose narratives bring fresh perspectives and captivating stories for young readers. In this literary exploration, we delve into the enchanting realm of eight distinguished works by contemporary British authors that have become cherished...
Sunmarke Principal Nicholas Rickford recently had an engaging conversation with Year 12 student Sofia, the driving force behind the school’s Eco-committee. Sofia has been representing the school at events like COP28 and the Next Gen World Majlis as part of the Expo School Programme and was also part of radio presenter Helen Farmer’s show on Dubai Eye. Throughout...
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