Al Rabeeh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the care and welfare of children. Strong pastoral care is central to the ethos and aims of the school.
The personal and social development of students is a central aim of our curriculum. We want our students to be able to:
All students are entitled to additional support to access the curriculum if required. We offer ‘catch up interventions’ during the school day to support students in closing gaps in their learning to better access the curriculum. This is done by specialist teachers or our very high quality teaching assistants.
We provide learning support for identified pupils, however specialist resources, classroom environments and staffing are limited. Parents of students requiring special educational needs are advised to discuss the needs of their child with administration before registration to ensure Al Rabeeh School can meet the needs of their child.
Children who are placed on the ‘Inclusion’ register at Al Rabeeh School will be provided with termly Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The SENCO, Inclusion Teacher, Class Teacher and parents will work together to set the targets in the IEP.
At Al Rabeeh School, we also have a dedicated school counselor, Ms Noura, who works with children who need support with social, emotional or behavioural needs. She is on hand to provide interventions, liaise with parents and provide strategies to class teachers which ensure that all of our learners feel comfortable and confident in their learning environment. She is always on hand via email or phone call or at the gate every morning and afternoon should you have any questions or concerns.
All forms of bullying and harassment are unacceptable and are not tolerated within Al Rabeeh School. All incidents are taken very seriously, recorded and monitored. Challenging bullying effectively will improve the safety and happiness of pupil’s and show that the school cares and makes clear to bullies that such behaviour is unacceptable.
We believe bullying is best prevented through the ethos based on mutual respect and equality.
The raising of children’s self-esteem and self-confidence is central to the work and life of the school. We annually celebrate Anti-Bullying Week, which focuses on what bullying is and why it is so important for all children to feel safe at school. During Anti-Bullying week, special assemblies take place, parents are invited to work with their children and the local community are involved, such as Abu Dhabi Police, to do workshops for the students.
Communication with Parents
We communicate with parents in various ways, for example through Class Dojo, Engage, newsletters, questionnaires, workshops, email and phone calls. Parents are invited to parent meetings each term and to see their children perform and enjoy special events and activities such as class celebration assemblies and National Day celebrations.
Al Rabeeh School regularly uses Class Dojo and the ‘Engage’ platform to communicate with parents. Class Dojo is an application that can be installed onto your tablet or smart phone device, which will provide you with information about everything happening at Al Rabeeh School. We continually update Class Dojo and so please check this daily. Letters and reports are also shared via Engage and you will be notified via email whether a letter or report is ready for you to view.
Class Dojo can also be accessed at https://www.classdojo.com/ and through the Class Dojo App, which can be found on both Apple App Store and Google Play.
We regularly hold parent coffee mornings and deliver presentations on a range of topics including assessment, behaviour and curriculum. We are constantly striving to reintroduce this as our school/parent partnership is so important following COVID. We have an open door policy at Al Rabeeh School, and staff will always be happy to meet with parents to share concerns with an appointment. All staff emails are available on our school website so please email your child’s class teacher to arrange an appointment, or you can message the class teacher directly once you have connected to your child’s class on Class Dojo.
Health & Vaccinations
The school nurse can be contacted using the following direct line: 02 4482866 In line with instructions from the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) medication will only be given in school in the following circumstances:
Please note that we hold some medicines in school (Calpol, Panadol etc.) but we will only give these to your child after contacting you so please ensure the office has up to date contact details for you.
Children with infectious or contagious illnesses should be kept at home. If we contact you to tell you that your child is too ill to be in school please attend promptly.
No required injections or vaccinations (as requested by the HAAD) will be given to your child without your prior written agreement and approval.
Please check your child’s hair regularly for head lice. If there is a case of head lice within your child’s class, you will be informed and advised to check carefully for any traces of head lice.
Food and lunch
Please provide the daily for your child; a named lunch box, containing a drink and a snack, a sandwich, a few biscuits or a piece of fruit. No sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks please; this includes Nutella products. Please do not send the drink in a glass bottle as it is easily broken. Each week, Healthy Lunch awards are given out in each class to the student with the healthiest lunch that week.
Please be advised that due to several students and even members of staff having severe nut allergies, we do not allow nut products to be consumed on site at Al Rabeeh School. This includes peanut butter and snacks containing nuts.
Please be advised there are no catering facilities at Al Rabeeh School.
Health School Award Winners
We are incredibly proud of our children who won the ‘Healthy School Award’ in 2018 against all other schools in Abu Dhabi. Our students took part in a range of workshops, tournaments and competitions and were recognised for their efforts and contributions by winning the illustrious trophy and 10,000AED to spend on sports equipment. The competition ran in conjunction with Daman ActiveLife the government provider required students to create a plan of how they propose to keep healthy and spread the healthy lifestyles message around the school