Extra-curricular activities

Developing skills in new ways

At The Winchester School we encourage every child to explore their strengths and capabilities because we believe that ‘Every Child Matters’.

All of these activities contribute to making our students lifelong learners and develop their academic, sporting and social skills making them all-round World Citizens.

To introduce our students to a variety of areas, we have:

  • Sports days
  • Charity events
  • STEAM-based weeks of activities
  • Visiting speakers
  • Plays
  • Debating competitions
  • Spelling bees
  • Elocution competitions
  • Poetry and story recitation competitions
  • World Maths Day
  • Young Entrepreneurs Competition
  • ENBD Bank Competition
  • Assemblies
  • Book sales
  • Work placements
  • Education Fair
  • Field trips
  • Overseas Trips
  • Overnight local trips - Dibba Trip - (Primary & secondary)
  • Science competitions
  • Think Science
  • Graffiti competition
  • Movie making
  • Innovative product competition
  • KEN kEN challenge
  • STEM Olympiad
  • International Olympiad foundation

For Islamic:

  • Quran completion
  • Islamic week
  • Islamic field trips
  • Islamic values and UAE culture
  • Senior students teaching young students
  • Assemblies
  • Martyr Day
  • Hajj (pilgrimage) simulation

For Arabic

  • Arabic week
  • Skills competition
  • Field trips
  • UAE National Day Celebrations
  • Poetry competition
  • Book Fair
  • Curriculum dramatization
  • Senior students teaching the young students
  • Arabic dictionary  

For Arabic:

  • Arabic support for all students for both Arabs and non-Arabs
  • Arabic reading club
  • The reading Mums
  • Arabic for FS2 Arabs students after school

For Islamic:

  • Islamic classes for both Arabs and non-Arabs
  • Islamic for FS2 Muslim students
  • Quran club for all students for both Telawaa and Tajweed

Additional Learning Opportunities

Student participation in extra-curricular activities takes equal importance alongside academic performance at The Winchester School. Through participation in these events students enrich their school days.

In addition to physical development and the exploration of interests, students learn the thrill of challenge and competition, the importance of concentration, the spirit of teamwork and a sense of accomplishment.

We provide a rich extra-curricular programme that supports student’s all-round development, providing opportunities for students to develop talents and explore new interests. Activities include a wide range of both individual pursuits and team building activities for all students to choose from. Our students can participate in our after-school Learning Opportunities programmes.

Cost: AED 50 per session

We encourage our students to live healthy lifestyles, both mentally and physically. Some of the activities we offer are:

  • Hip hop
  • Roller Skating
  • Robotics
  • Cooking without fire
  • Effective communication & collaboration
  • Lego Mind Storms- EV3
  • Musical Theatre
  • Science & Technology

We endeavor in our school to improve our students’ performance and extend additional activities as they open the door to the great ideas and unlimited information.


One of the non-scholastic activities that the school offers is sports and after-school coaching. There are a wide variety of sports to choose from and the school is able to cater to the individual talents and interests of its students.

Outdoor Sports:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Volleyball
  • Throw Ball
  • Cricket
  • Roller Skating
  • Karate