Welcome Message from the Principal

Michael Gernon

It is my pleasure to welcome you to GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis; a unique, highly innovative and dynamic learning community for students from ages 3 to 18 years old.

At GEMS Wellington Academy, learning is not confined to the classroom but it is accessible all day and in a range of learning spaces. We offer a fully inclusive curriculum based upon the National Curriculum for England that underpins our ethos of care, support and guidance, alongside high academic achievement.  We also have a pastoral system of four houses which offers a healthy sense of competition and leadership opportunities as well as a sense of belonging for all students, making the Academy environment feel much smaller and safer.

We are very proud of our superb campus which offers the students exposure to outstanding 21st Century pedagogy and approaches to learning, supported by an outstanding team of professional leaders, teachers, and specialists.  Our unique enrichment programme is of the highest caliber and contributes towards the students thriving in all aspects of their growth and development.

We offer the widest Post-16 pathways within the GCC through our rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, Career Related programme, and the Blended Learning programme. Our exclusive Sports Academy identifies the UAE’s most able athletes and welcomes student athletes from around the world to study and professionally train in a world-class multisport offering, as well as having the opportunity to receive sports scholarships (mainly in the US).  Students take an active approach in choosing their educational pathways and achieving excellent results in external examinations.

Our most valued partnership is with our parents and students. Our elected Parent Council acts as a springboard for parents’ ideas, initiatives, and concerns within the community, contributing to the functioning of the Academy and planning Parent Engagement events.   We encourage students to take an active interest in their learning environment where they elect Student Ambassadors and link the school community with the interests of the student body.

I hope that you are inspired to visit our Academy and discover a unique school community with an enthusiasm for learning.

Michael Gernon 

CEO & Principal

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