Putting our students first

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We’re proud to be a safe and caring community with our own Health Clinic Team, Child Safety Specialists and a proactive approach.

A warm welcome from our Director of Child Safety

avalon wood The WellSpring Private School safety + well-being coordinator

We believe every child has a right to be protected from harm and maltreatment and that everyone has a responsibility to support the protection of children. We provide an environment where students are safe from all forms of abuse and where students can get help if they experience harm.

We seek to do this through safe recruitment practices; Child Safety Policies and Code of Conduct; regular training in Child Safety for all our staff, volunteers, and students; and at least two staff members in each school who are designated the role of Child Safety Specialist. Our Child Safety Specialists raise awareness around Child Safety in the school and undertake extra training to be able to respond to any concerns raised.

To raise a child safety concern with us, whether historic or current, please use the form below. All information you submit will remain confidential.

Avalon Wood
LifePlus Director of Child Safety and Protection

Safety + well-being highlights

WellSpring Private School safety and well-being is the utmost importance to our staff


At The WellSpring Private School, we ensure that every student is cared for and supported in all aspects of their growth and development – academic, physical and social-emotional. We believe that students learn best when they are calm, regulated and alert, and in an environment where they feel appreciated and safe. Student well-being and social-emotional support is a crucial component of our program, right from Early Childhood through to High School.

Currently, we have two counselors who cater to the mental health and social-emotional needs of our students. They provide regular individual and group counseling sessions for students who are referred by their teacher. They also conduct Social-Emotional Learning lessons for grades 1-5, meet with families to ensure that the learning transcends into the home environment and co-ordinate between the teachers, principals, and other staff to ensure that students receive the support they need to thrive and grow.

If you would like to be in contact or make a referral, please reach out to either of our counselors:

Ms. Ilse Stutzman
EC and Elementary Counselor

Ms. Sheryl Kuttickal
Upper Elementary and Secondary Counselor

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Child safety and protection

Student safety and protection is a priority for us at WellSpring. And when students feel safe, they can thrive.

We have three trained Child Safety leads on campus who ensure that our Child Safety policies are being followed and who deal with any incidents that are reported to them. The Child Safety team also ensures that our policies and practices are in alignment with the National Child Protection Policy in Educational Institutions in the United Arab Emirates.

All of our staff (teachers, administration, cleaners and bus drivers) go through extensive Child Safety and Protection training at the beginning of each school year. This makes sure that our staff have relevant up-to-date training and are equipped to deal with any situation that may arise where child safety is concerned.

If you would like to report any incident, please use the form below.

Our Health Clinic team

Trusting someone to care for your child while they are away from you can be daunting.

We can help relieve some of your concerns and anxiety as school nurses, dedicated to serving the WellSpring community. Between us we have 24 years of experience, and come from a background of ICU nursing. The health and well-being of your child is our top priority.

We’re truly honored to look after your child during the day and will treat them with the same consideration as we would our own. We’re both full-time and are available throughout the day to meet the health needs of our students. We conduct all the health care requirements as per the Ministry of Health: vaccinations (for Grades 1 and 11), comprehensive physical examinations (for KG1, Grades 1, 5 and 9), eye examinations and BMI evaluations.

Between us we also provide high quality health care for WellSpring students, which can include managing chronic health problems such as Type 1 diabetes, asthma, and meeting the needs of any health problem your child may face.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Recognized for excellence

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The WellSpring Private School is accredited by Cognia, the largest education improvement organization in the world—demonstrating our commitment to learners, teachers, leaders and communities.