About the Hatta Wellbeing Campus
KHDA’s wellbeing hub in Hatta complements the education taking place within school walls by enabling students, teachers and school leaders to re-energize, connect with nature and take active steps to healthy living, while enjoying the natural beauty and culture of Hatta.
Have you ever been to Hatta? It’s a beautiful part of Dubai – a place where we can gaze at expanses of sand and water; where we can listen to the quiet sounds of nature; and where we can feel the emotions that connect us to ourselves, to each other, and to the world around us.
In the middle of this natural beauty lies the Hatta Wellbeing Campus, the result of a unique collaboration between KHDA and some of our local and international wellbeing partners. Hundreds of students, teachers and school leaders have visited the Hatta Wellbeing Campus to feel more energized and connected, while learning about Hatta’s unique culture and meeting some of its residents.
Discover the Treasures of Hatta:
A mindful journey to wellbeing
An exciting one-night residential camp for students that transforms the beautiful Hatta landscape and its community into an extension of the classroom.
Designed to develop mindfulness as a tool towards wellbeing, the programme will provide opportunities for students to be challenged physically, emotionally and socially.
Students will embark on a journey of discovery through the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ – Give, Be Active, Connect, Keep Learning and Take Notice – with the aim to inspire the desire to take action for themselves and their own communities.
The programme at a glance
- 2 days / 1 night
- For students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 (aged 13-15)
- Groups of 45 students per trip
- Students arrive at 9:30am in the morning, and leave the following day at 12pm
- Students camp overnight and will take part in activities including tent assembly, hiking, cooking, farming and mindfulness
- Students will:
- Appreciate key concepts connected to the 5 Ways to Wellbeing
- Be inspired to embrace the 5 Ways to Wellbeing day-to-day
- Connect with team mates and channel team spirit
- Find calmness and focus
- Become socially aware of the world around them
- Boost the sense of community
- Become aware of social, environmental and sustainability practices
- Be more informed about Hatta and its community
- Take home valuable and actionable lessons
How to registerSpaces are limited. For more information on the schedule, costs and how to register your school, please contact Ecoventure on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +97144558777.
School Leader Retreats
Slow Down to Keep Up: A principals’ wellbeing getaway
This event is a highlight of the academic year for school leaders! Taking place annually, this retreat gives school leaders the rare opportunity to step back from the hectic school environment and take time to bond with each other, relax and learn more about wellbeing.
During the retreat, school leaders take part in a variety of wellbeing sessions led by international experts, mental health professionals and former Dubai principals. They learn how other school principals are improving wellbeing at their own schools, and spend time swapping stories and advice. Best of all, it’s an opportunity to have fun in a supportive and intimate environment.
The retreat takes place over two days and one night. Accommodation is available at Hatta Sedr Trailers and Hatta Damani Lodges. Numbers are kept small to enable open, heart-felt conversations and a nurturing atmosphere. Buses are available from and to KHDA. The schedule begins at 9am, and finishes by 2pm the next day. Optional activities include dinner, kayaking, fireside conversation and a sunrise hike.
The 2019 Principal Retreat in Hatta will take place on 5th and 6th of February 2020. The overnight retreat will be facilitated by:
The Lighthouse ArabiaThe LightHouse Arabia is a community mental health and wellness clinic that brings together an international team of licensed psychologists and psychiatrists offering a range of quality treatments to children, adults and families.
The Heart School
Learn about the small actions you can take as a teacher to stay in the Heart!
How to register
Spaces are limited. For more information on the schedule, costs and how to register, please click here.
See our 2018 highlight video.
See our 2019 highlight video.
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