Parent Engagement

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Parent Engagement

Making Parents An Integral Part Of Their Child's Educational Journey

In tune with the traditions adopted by the Fortes Education Group, Sunmarke emphasises a strong Parent Engagement Programme with parents being as involved in our community and aspects of school life as their children.

Parents participate in their child’s education by attending assemblies, Parent’s Evenings, helping out with reading clubs and joining our popular monthly Wellness Wednesdays sessions for useful parenting and lifestyle advice by experts.

The Parents Association – FOSS

The Friends of Sunmarke School (FOSS) plays a central role, organising various community events throughout the year. Some calendar favourites include the Movie Night, International Day, Cup Cake Sales, Mother’s Day and Dance-A-Thon to name just a few.

The Association also provides vital support to parents and families joining the school or those who have just moved to Dubai. The FOSS coffee mornings and the FOSS ‘Healthy Hub’ are great ways to make new friends and socialise.

If you would like to know more about the activities and events organised by FOSS or would like to join this parent body, please please contact

FOSS Core Team 2023-2024

Name Designation Email ID
Bonita Peens Core Committee Member
Helen Norris Core Committee Member
Ruba Bitar Core Committee Member

Wellness Wednesday

Held once a month, Wellness Wednesday sessions allow parents to listen to a variety of specialist speakers and experts on important topics, be it the most recent research in child development or the best practices in Positive Education.

Check out our video recordings to learn how to manage stress and anxiety, build resilience, practice cyber safety, and more!

Click here to view our “Wellness Wednesday” events.