Triathlon Club for Kids 7 Years and up

MTC will be holding two assessment sessions, which will allow coaches to assess the athletes and place them in the correct training group. Our priority is to ensure athletes are training in a safe environment and at the correct level for their ability. Athletes will have the opportunity to progress through the groups as they improve their knowledge, skill level and fitness.

*TryTri beginner athletes do not need to attend the assessment sessions. Athletes who are interested in Development, Junior Performance or MTC Performance teams are invited to attend two assessment sessions that will take place as follows:

Swim assessment – Saturday 9th September 9am – 10am at Safa British School.
Bike / run
assessment – Sunday 10th September 5pm at District One Cycle track, Meydan.

Please confirm your attendance to the assessment sessions upon sign-up via e-mail to:


Gymnastics Training from DuDive

This week Years 1-3 are receiving gymnastics training from DuDive. They are on the lookout for the next Olympian! Many children from VHPS already attend training at the Hamdan centre and Danielle Guerin (now in Y7) traveled to Edinburgh to compete in an international event last year.
All children will take home a letter with a voucher for a free diving lesson. Some children who show a talent for diving will make it through to ‘Phase 2’ of the selection process and they will receive a letter detailing the next steps – please look out for this information in your child’s bag!
All the children had great fun on Sunday and learned some new skills to take into their gymnastics lessons at VHPS.
For more information please contact Steve Simmonds

Sports Squads

Dear Parents

Please see below for the trials taking place next week. The coaches will meet the children in the MPH (large sports hall) for every trial to register them and then move to the facility (e.g. astro turf). If the lesson takes place in the morning, children need to bring spare socks/shoes (depending on the sport) to change into. Children will find out by the end of the week if they have been successful.

Sunday (17-09-2017):

Y3-6 Girls football 6.45am (must wear shinpads and long socks)

Y3-4 Netball 2.40pm

Y4 Football 2.40pm (must wear shinpads and long socks)

Y3-4 Swimming 2.40pm

Monday (18-09-2017):

Y5-6 Football 6.45am (must wear shinpads and long socks)

Y3-6 Gymnastics 6.45am

Year 3-4 Basketball 2.40pm

Wednesday (20-09-2017):

Y2-3 Football 2.40pm (must wear shinpads and long socks)

Y5-6 Basketball 2.40pm

Y5-6 Netball 2.40pm

Y2 Sychronised Swimming 2.40pm


Steve Simmonds

Director of Sport

Head of House

Twitter: #VHPSDubai


Smart Canteen

VHPS is pleased to welcome our new school canteen providers . Have a look at the menus and the ordering process. Starting Sunday, you can order packed snacks and lunches through the canteen supervisor.

All menu forms are available at the reception.



From Sunday 10 th September

Children from Years 3-6 will assemble on the main yard in the morning with their class . Please note, that the use of the climbing frame is not allowed before school .
Years 1 and 2 will go straight to class . We would like to encourage them to do so independently as soon as possible.
Thank you

Drop off timings

Dear Parents,

Please note there is no parking outside VHPS in the mornings during drop off. We advise parents to drop children off at these gates, where children will be assisted by VHPS staff;

FS1 – Gate 6 @ 7.45am – 8.05am

FS2 – Gate 1 or 2 @ 7.45am – 8.05am

Y1-6 Gate 1,2,3 or 4 @ 7.30am – 7.50am

We are aware the first few weeks will be quite busy, we will take this into consideration.

Thank you

The VHPS Team



Children who have purchased Chromebooks through BRAMS will receive their device tomorrow (Thursday 7th September).

The device will be sent home with your child boxed (and unopened) for you to inspect.

Please bring the device back to school on Sunday, where our IT Support technicians will enroll it on to our system.

Library Details

Dear Parents

The Library will open for this academic year on Sunday 10th September. From this date, your child will begin to bring home a library book each week which he/she will choose during their library lesson. Your child’s class teacher will let you know which day of the week this is. Children in FS1 will borrow books after half term, once they have settled in. KS2 children can borrow up to three books at a time and books can be exchanged as often as they wish.

Please ensure that library books are returned every week so that they can be exchanged for a new one. Please do not put school books into bags with water bottles as this can damage the books, which will need to be paid for by the family of the child. If a book is lost, please email me ( or let the class teacher/assistant know.

Parents are welcome to come to the library to change books between 2.30 and 3.00 pm Sunday to Thursday. However, parents should not enter the library whilst lessons are taking place.

I look forward to welcoming your child and a great year of reading.

Kind regards

Kerry Butcher (Librarian)