The House System

Barbarossa, Chichester, Cousteau and Heyerdahl
Dubai College operates a rich full House programme. Our four houses are named after famous explorers.

Activities include sports, music, drama and debating.

House week involves every Year 7 and Year 8 student taking part in a multitude of varied challenges. There is something for everyone to be involved ranging from Geography, Arabic and History quizzes, Recycling, Chess, Debating, Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee!


Inter House Athletics 2017


With superb weather, bright new house shirts and over twelve records broken, Sports Day 2017 proved to be one of the highlights of the school calendar. The school field has undergone significant upgrading since last year and spectators were able to get a panoramic view of proceedings from the tiered seating and pavilion. After more than 100 highly competitive events the final scores were extremely close and the eventual winner – for the first time in living memory (for some) - was BARBAROSSA!

Miss Cooper and her House Captains, Ellie O’Keeffe and Ollie Tait, had done a superb job of organising a winning team and Barbarossa supporters also played their part in inspiring such an impressive performance. This result saw Barbarossa overtake Cousteau and Chichester in the overall House Competition and put them in second position behind last year’s winners, Heyerdahl.

With just a few events left to be fought over this term, the overall winners for this year could still be any one of the four houses.

Mr R Dennis

Activities Leader

Inter House Swimming Gala 2017

When Chichester spectacularly won the Junior and Intermediate Swimming Gala in April 2016, it appeared that Heyerdahl’s long-standing domination over all things water-based was finally broken...

Barbarossa actually led from the start in this year’s gala, no doubt spurred on by their enthusiastic supporters and inspirational House Captains. As each race was completed, however, the Barbarossa lead became steadily smaller, and the increasingly confident Heyerdahl hordes began to close the gap.

With just two races left, it appeared that Heyerdahl had returned to their invincible ways and, with almost predictable inevitability, the Heyerdahl representatives proudly raised the 2017 Swimming Trophy and celebrated their latest victory.

Mr R Dennis

Activities Leader


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