GESS Dubai



Komodo Wellbeing is going to GESS Dubai! GESS Dubai takes place on Monday 30 October – Wednesday 1 November 2023 in Za'abeel Halls at Dubai World Trade Centre This event is set to be a pivotal gathering of educational leaders, innovators, and influencers in the heart of the Middle East.

Komodo Wellbeing is thrilled to be attending as an exhibitor but we have also been nominated for the GESS Award for 'Best Product to Promote Wellbeing' category at the GESS Education Awards. We are honoured to be nominated alongside so many other awesome companies doing great work in the education and wellbeing spaces!

If you're in attendance be sure to come and visit our booth. Komodo CEO and Co-Founder Chris Bacon and our Customer Success Lead Holly Jenkin will be on hand at site P42 to answer your questions and showcase our groundbreaking approach to school-wide wellbeing. If you visit our booth and scan our QR code not only will you receive a complimentary classroom wellbeing resource document but for all event attendees we will be running a competition for 6 months FREE Komodo Wellbeing Access for your school!*

We're also lucky to have the brilliant Leanne Fridd, Principal at Safa Community School joining us for a presentation at the GESS Wellbeing Space on the 31st October at 16:30. Leanne will be sharing a compelling case study on how Safa in partnership with Komodo, has successfully implemented a data-driven strategy to promote student wellbeing, aligning with the KHDA wellbeing framework. The session will unfold the journey of Safa Community School's wellbeing focus to bring this to the heart of the school. It will offer practical insights into how schools across the Middle East can replicate this success. The session will delve into the role of regular data collection and analysis in crafting a clear wellbeing vision, engaging students, staff, and parents, promoting students' positive attitudes and attributes, and fostering a culture where students proactively improve their own wellbeing and that of others.



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We can't wait to connect with all the brilliant innovators and educators at GESS Dubai to discuss the challenges, successes and opportunities for growth schools have in the Middle East.

About GESS Dubai:

GESS Dubai, the Gulf Educational Supplies and Solutions exhibition, stands as a cornerstone event in the educational landscape of the Middle East. This leading educational event brings together educators, administrators, and industry experts to explore and celebrate advancements in teaching and learning.

About Leanne Fridd:

Leanne Fridd, a respected educator from New Zealand, is the Principal of Safa Community School (SCS) in Dubai. With a commitment to excellence, Leanne has led SCS with diverse experiences, a global perspective, and a passion for creating thriving learning environments. Having held leadership positions in primary and secondary schools before coming to the UAE, Leanne's tenure at SCS and her eight-year stay in Dubai have provided valuable opportunities to contribute to the multicultural landscape. Her academic foundation from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and her National Professional Qualification for Headship from the Centre for Educational Leadership (UCL) have further strengthened her leadership abilities. Leanne's quest for knowledge extends beyond formal education. She has studied effective educational systems worldwide, including an enlightening trip to Finland, where she learned from educators and witnessed their positive impact on students. As the Principal of SCS, Leanne has overseen remarkable growth, including increased student enrollment, facility expansion, and curriculum development. She prioritizes the wellbeing of staff and students, striving to create an environment where every member of the Safa family can succeed and thrive. Outside of work, Leanne is a dedicated mother who cherishes parenthood. Her love for sports, particularly netball and rugby, reflects her dynamic personality. She also finds joy in watching F1 racing.


*Terms and conditions apply: Prize includes 6 months of free Komodo access for up to 100 students at 1 school.