Graduation Ceremony

Girls School

Graduation Ceremony Girls School 2016-2017

GIRLS SCHOOL MEMORANDUM

 

Updates for Primary Parents:

Please note, due to extremely high levels of KG students not being picked up by 12:30pm (the end of the KG day) by their parents, the following plan is in place until further direction is given by ADEK.

  1. KG instruction ends at 12pm. At 12pm students riding the bus will be escorted to the KG gym and at 12:15pm escorted to their bus. Students not riding the bus will remain in their KG classroom for a snack break until 12:30pm.
  2. Parents are encouraged to pick up their children between 12:00-12:30pm from their child’s KG classroom.
  3. At 12:30pm, KG teachers will escort non-bused students to the KG gym for parent check out. Children will be checked out one at a time for safety reasons. Parents will be assisted in order of arrival and we thank you in advance for your patience.

KG students not being picked up by parents by 12:30 is causing us to be out of compliance with labor law as we are not staffed to safely monitor 200+ students. The extremely high numbers of KG students not being picked up by 12:30pm is also forcing the school to cancel Grades 3-6 PE classes and to hold the students in the KG gym as it is the only air-conditioned area large enough to house the children and provide supervision with the staff we can spare.

Updates for Secondary Parents:

As a school we are following ADEK policy.  Students violating ADEK policy by ditching class, not wearing school uniform and using their personal cell phones will be held accountable by implementing the following plan:

  1. First Offense—Phone call home to parents and detention until 3pm in the Senior Gym the same day of the offense.
  2. Second Offense—Phone call home to parents, detention until 3pm in the Senior Gym the same day of offense, and a mandatory parent conference.
  3. Third Offense—Phone call home to parents, detention until a parent can pick up their child as they have earned a 1 day suspension.
  4. Fourth Offence—Phone call home to parents, detention until a parent can pick up their child as they have earned a 3 day suspension.
  5. Fifth Offence—Phone call home to parents, detention until a parent can pick up their child as they have earned a 5 day suspension.

Any questions or concerns please feel free to email myself (Dr. Rebecca—principal) 24 hours a day at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are committed to working with staff and students during the day to ensure high levels of learning are happening at all times. Parent appointments are available Sun-Thu from 3-5pm and Saturday from 10am-12pm. Please contact my assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an appointment if meeting in person is preferred.

 

 

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General Director Message

Dear Parents and Students,

In the Name of Allah Most Merciful, Most Beneficent… Who has taught man what he did not know…(Quran: Sura Al Alaq) In this communication, it is my pleasure to address the latest scientific, technological and educational advancements currently under way in the Emirates which are reflected in the methodology and approach to education at AL Nahda National Schools. As founder of Al Nahda Schools, I have been committed, from the time of its inauguration over thirty years ago, to the dissemination of the educational vision of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan, currently making great advancements under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nayhan, both in terms of scientific developments and in terms of contribution to the nation’s cultural heritage. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice-president of the UAE, sustains all his efforts in the endeavor to stay abreast of current and future technological and educational systems, of thought and action. I must also mention the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, with whom I worked in the Defense in my position as Director of the Military Schools. I am inspired as he forges all his effort in striving to lead major breakthroughs in the varied fields of industry, aviation, atomic energy and aeronautics. In brief, I wish to speak about Al Nahda National Schools’ contribution to the nation’s workforce. To date, Al Nahda Schools have graduated almost 6,000 students, many of whom have are in key positions serving the nation and the nation’s leaders. As the Hadith says, ‘Search for knowledge even if the knowledge is to be found in China.’ Our students have taken up appointments all over the world and have proven themselves successful wherever they go, in the exploration and the discovery of knowledge. In fact, one of our esteemed local students earned a renowned reputation for her expedition to the North Pole. Nowadays, the school population has exceeded 6500 students, I speak not to impress you, but to inform you about the truth of our realty. First and foremost, our priority is to provide quality education which we believe is given to you with the least financial constraint. Al Nahda School is currently the most well-established school in Abu Dhabi and is internationally accredited by educational authorities and at home enjoys national recognition with local and international educational institutions. I welcome you to our school and look forward to yet another successful year.  May Allah bless our Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed President of the United Arab Emirates.

Our Schools

Welcome to Al Nahda National Schools – (Boys & Girls Schools). Al Nahda National School, located in Abu Dhabi, imparts quality education meeting international standards and accommodates over 6500 students. The academic courses are designed to expose all students to a wide range of creative, social, scientific and athletic experiences.

Al Nahda School was established in the year 1983 and is internationally accredited by educational authorities (CIS, ECIS, NEASC, Edexcel, SAT, TOEFL, ASPNET, Cambridge International Examinations Syndicate) and at home enjoys national recognition with local and international educational institutions. The school curriculum lays emphasis on academic achievements and believes in fostering the intellectual, creative, physical, personal and social development of students in a multicultural learning environment.

Mission & Vision  Statements

VISION STATEMENT: Everyone engages, everyone reflects, everyone learns.

MISSION STATEMENT: Al Nahda National Schools are committed to engaging students to connect their knowledge and understanding to develop the whole learner. We value diversity and model acceptance of all cultures within the school, UAE, and international communities of the world. 

 

 

 

Accreditation 

    
 
 

Council of International Schools (CIS)

Council of International SchoolsThe Council of International Schools is the premier organisation in International Education for the accreditation of schools and Best Practice development. CIS is a not-for-profit organisation of a truly worldwide international educational community comprising over 600 member schools and 450 colleges/universities. It has experience of K–12 education in more than 100 countries and many of the Council's Officers and Consultants are former heads of international schools.

European Council of International Schools (ECIS)

European Council of International Schools (ECIS)The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education.ECIS leads in addressing significant current and future educational and global issues in support of its membership in Europe and worldwide.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), is the nations oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level.

Cambridge International Examinations Syndicate

Cambridge International Examinations SyndicateUniversity of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the worlds largest provider of international qualifications for 1419 year olds. We are part of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

Edexcel

Edexcel is a London-based for-profit company and one of England, Wales and Northern Ireland's five main examination boards. The others are AQA, OCR, the Welsh Joint Education Committee, and the CCEA. Its name is a portmanteau word derived from the words "educational" and "excellence". Edexcel offers a variety of qualifications, including A-levels (GCEs), GCSEs and the BTEC suite of vocational qualifications. It is an international organisation, awarding over 1.5 million certificates to students around the world every year.

SAT Center

College BoardThe College Board is a not-for-profit examination board in the United States that was formed in 1900 as the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). It manages many different standardized tests which generally cater to individuals in the third or fourth year of high school planning on continuing their educations at a post-secondary level. The SAT, the most well-known of these, is a test widely used for admission to universities in the United States.

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) Center

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) evaluates the potential success of an individual to use and understand Standard American English at a college level. It is required for non-native applicants at many English-speaking colleges and universities. Additionally, institutions such as government agencies, businesses, or scholarship programs may require this test. A TOEFL score is valid for two years and then is deleted from the official database. Colleges and universities usually consider only the most recent TOEFL score.

Associated Schools Project Network (ASPNET)

Associated Schools Project Network (ASPNET)Founded in 1953, UNESCOs Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), commonly referred to as UNESCO Associated Schools, is a global network of some 8000 educational institutions in 177 countries (ranging from pre-schools and primary to secondary schools and teacher training institutions), who work in support of quality education in practice.

 

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