Power of PosEd - Regent International School | British Curriculum | Best School in Dubai
Our Purpose: To empower students with an outstanding values-based education that inspires students to achieve their fullest potential and make a positive impact and contribution to the world

Positive Education (PosEd), is an innovative and global shift in education philosophy that transforms students into lifelong learners thus enabling schools and communities to flourish. Multiple studies have proven that positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and purpose, accomplishments and health are the core building blocks of human wellbeing. Through our PosEd philosophy, students develop a love for learning, deep character strengths and skills for continuous self-growth. At Regent, PosEd is not an additional subject but the very culture of our school.
* Martin E.P. Seligman, April 2011, “Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being.” (Mr Seligman is a chief proponent of Positive Education.)

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and provides an outstanding quality of education for pupils from three to 11 years

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that has an impact on the child's progress.

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We learn to sing and to use our voices, to create and compose music.

We even have the opportunity to learn how to play different musical instruments. Our music teachers are very talented. They even taught some of us how to floss.

RIS student

With an amazing senior leadership team and experienced educators,

a Regent education is interactive and collaborative – they truly make primary school a memorable experience.

Former RIS Parent

My school feels like home.

I love coming to school every day.

RIS student

Possibilities seem infinite at Regent.

There are no limits in my child’s imagination about what he can do. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.

RIS Parent

The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a great place for study,

it’s a great place to socialise and make new friends.

Head Girl 2018-19

Regent has given my daughter a new start.

This school has encouraged her to gain confidence and to express herself despite mistakes. The teachers are always available to help and laugh with her.

RIS Parent
Global leaders in positive education

“The ethos in all our schools is ‘happy children make successful for successful learners and adults.’ From my 60 years’ of experience in education and Martin Seligman’s research into Positive Education, it is a proven fact that if you develop a child’s values, character and wellbeing, happiness and academic and non-academic success will follow.”
Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani, Founder of Fortes Education

Values, character and wellbeing have always been the DNA of Fortes Education. Our mission is to “empower students with an outstanding values-based education that inspires them to achieve their fullest potential and flourish and make an impact and contribution to the world.”

Regent and its affiliate, Sunmarke School, are the UAE’s only PosEd schools and global leaders in PosEd. Both schools have partnerships with two organisations – the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) and Australia’s Geelong Grammar School.

In a given week, our students will participate in weekly meetings about Character Strengths and observe mindful, meditative moments in our Wellbeing Room. When students try but stumble, we re-frame their outlook and understanding so they approach these experiences as their “First Attempt in Learning” (F.A.I.L.) We are unfailingly committed to the wellbeing of our students and staff – a commitment that has only grown stronger with each year.

Power Of Positive Education

What Is A Whole School Positive Education Ethos?
Shaping Lives

How do we empower students to achieve their fullest potential and flourish in a changing world?

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How does it look, feel and sound in practice? Click on the icons below to explore.

Positive Emotions

Research has proven that students who experience positive emotions have improved grades and exams scores. Pekrun, R., et al. (2002)


We consciously generate more positive emotions by sharing more motivating news and looking for the good in others.

Positive Engagement

Students positively engaged at school have better motivation and behaviour.
Appleton, J. J., et al. (2008)


We encourage students to discover their strengths, using ‘mindfulness’ to be more present and give their best to truly enjoy learning.

Positive Relationships

Students who feel connected to their peers, teachers, and parents demonstrate stronger academic performance and engagement at school.
Furrer, C., & Skinner, E. (2003)


We help students build positive relationships with their peers by listening and learning to accept differences.

Positive Purpose

Students with purposeful goals whether within or outside of school or regarding future occupations experience more meaning in their life during and after their school going years.
Yeager, D. S., & Bundick, M. J. (2009)


We support students to find purpose in and out of school and help them define success on their own terms.

Positive Accomplishment

Students who experience positive accomplishments, and for whom failures are re-framed as learning opportunities, demonstrate greater motivation and persistence and achievement in school and life.
Snyder, C. R., et al. (1997)


We help student build their self-esteem by successfully tackling challenges.

Positive Health

Students who experience positive health and mindfulness are better equipped to overcome learning challenges and develop lifelong resilience.
Beauchemin, J., et al. (2008)


We practice sustainable habits for optimal physical and psychological health that are developed from a sound knowledge base.

When prospective families tour our campus, it’s common to hear that our atmosphere is warm and inviting. We pride our ourselves on creating an environment where everyone feels truly welcome, nurtured and safe.
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