Abu Dhabi International (PVT) School
1) Hours of Instruction
The school day begins at 7:30 a.m. with a short assembly for all students in the courtyard. The opening activities
include the national anthem, announcements and general information on activities, meetings, and other school
functions. Students are encouraged to be present on the grounds at least 10 minutes before the bell rings.
Classroom instruction begins at 7:40 a.m.
Classroom instruction ends at
– 1:00 p.m. for Kindergarten School (Pre –School, KG, Prep)
– 2:00 p.m. for Elementary School (Grade 1 – 4)
– 2:30 p.m. for Middle School (Grade 5 - 8)
– 2:30 p.m. for High School (Grade 9 – 12)
2) Activity Day
- Grades 1-4 will have their activities on Wednesday, from 2:00 till 3:00. Grades 1-4 will be dismissed at
3:00 every Wednesday. Buses will leave at 3:10 on Wednesday and will be provided for bus students.
- Grades 5-8 will have their activities on Thursday, from 2:30 till 3:30. Grades 5-8 will be dismissed at
3:30 every Thursday. Buses will leave at 3:40 and will be provided for bus students.
- Grades 9-12 will have clubs and days will vary.
Our school year will be divided into 3 terms. Grades 5-12 will have final exams at the end of each term.
Weekly exams will be given to grades 7-12. Grades K-6 will have an ongoing process of assessments.
3) School Uniform Policy
At AIS, our dress code has been established to create a positive school climate by emphasizing standards of neatness
in grooming, uniformity in our school’s image, and pride in our school. Students should abide by the school’s
uniform policy and parents are requested to cooperate by enforcing the school uniform policy. All students are
expected to be in full uniform each day with the exception of scheduled non-uniform days. Parents are
requested to check the uniform of their son/daughter every morning.
Dress Code for Girls
(1) Girls should wear AIS uniform pants , skirts, or pinafores for KG-4.
(2) Girls should wear AIS white shirts. Shirts must be worn over the pants or skirt at all times.
(3) Girls can wear AIS jumpers or sweaters only.
(4) Undershirts should be plain white with no print; they should be long enough to cover the stomach.
(5) Hair should always be neat. Long hair should be tied back and short hair should not cover the face.
(6) Girls can wear white or black veils only.
(7) Jewelry, necklaces, and bracelets are not allowed. Only ear piercings are allowed and one stud (non-
dangling) earring per ear.
(8) Make-up and nail polish are not allowed. Nails have to be kept short and clean.
(9) Only black proper shoes are allowed. Sandals and flip flops are not allowed even if they are black.
(10) Running shoes are only allowed on PE day. They can be solid white, blue or black with no accessories such
(11) Only white cotton socks are acceptable.
Dress Code for Boys
(1) Boys should wear AIS uniform pants.
(2) Boys should wear AIS white shirts.
(3) Boys should wear AIS jumpers or sweaters only.
(4) Undershirts should be plain white with no print.
(5) Hair should always be neat, clean, and cut short.
(6) Boys must be clean-shaven; beards and goatees are not allowed.
(7) Only black proper shoes are allowed. Sandals and flip flops are not allowed even if they are black.
(8) Running shoes are only allowed on PE day. They can be solid white, blue, or black with no accessories such as
(9) White or black cotton socks are acceptable.
Note that deviations from the specified uniform colors are not acceptable. For example, navy blue sweaters can not be
substituted for AIS sweaters. White shirts can not be substituted for AIS white shirts.
PE Uniform for Girls and Boys
(1) All students should wear the school PE uniform on the days they have PE classes. They should wear:
(a) AIS PE pants
(b) AIS PE T-shirts
(c) Athletic shoes; shoes can be only solid black, blue, or white.
(2) Students who are not dressed in the PE uniform will not be allowed to participate in the PE class and will
face a disciplinary measure.
(3) Students who have after-school sport activities must change into their PE uniform just before the activity.
(4) Even if a student cannot participate in his/her PE class, for instance in case of an illness, the student
should also come with the PE uniforms.
(1) Uniforms can be purchased at the school’s uniform store.
(2) AIS pants and skirts must properly fit the student’s waist.
(3) Any special size requirements that can not be met at AIS uniform store should be brought to the attention
of the principal. Measurements will be taken and the uniform will be tailored and delivered within a short
period of time.
(4) Any alterations made to the uniform must be consistent with the basic design.
(5) All uniforms must be clean and neatly worn. Worn out uniforms must be replaced.
Dress Code Violation Policy
Refer to disciplinary code in the Student/Parent handbook.
4) Private Tutoring
Parents are requested not to hire any private tutor for their child. Our philosophy is to implement responsibility
and self discipline in our students. A private tutor gives the chance for students to become fully dependent on
instruction after school rather than instruction during school hours which totally contradicts our philosophy.
However, for additional support school will only encourage remedial classes and homework clinic.
5) School Bus:
Please fill in the bus form if you wish that your child travels by bus. Due to limited seats allotment will be
made on first come first basis.
6) Sales of Books and Uniforms
Dates: from 24 August, 2008 till September 4, 2008 Sale time: 8:00-3:00
(Prior appointment is required during June, July, and August by phone)
The first installment must be made upon purchase of books
Second installment must be made on or before January 14, 2008.
Note: Books will be issued only when:
All documents (specifically transfer certificate ) are submitted to the school administration
Full payments of the first installment fees are made.