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Welcome from the Principal

Dear parents,

It is my pleasure in welcoming you to Al Shohub Private School.

Al Shohub Private School was founded in 1999, by Her Highness Sheikha Shaikha bint Saif Al Nahyan, in order to ensure the availability of outstanding girls’ education in Abu Dhabi.

It is our aim to empower all girls and young women to become the influential leaders of tomorrow, through an innovative and inspiring curriculum, which knows no limits to what can be achieved.

Through the English National Curriculum our students receive a well-rounded education which not only develops and challenges them academically, but also instils key skills, values and attributes, which will remain with them throughout their education and adult life.

In addition, we provide the appropriate Arabic Language, Social Studies and Islamic Studies Curriculum (where applicable) in accordance with the requirements of our regulatory body, ADEC.

We ensure that our Emirati students are proud of their heritage and the values of Emirati and Islamic culture, and that our international students are respectful of these values and proud to live in the modern and cosmopolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates. We encourage all of our students to be actively involved in the local community as well as understand the impact they can make on a global scale.

Parent partnerships are an important factor in the success of any school, and at Al Shohub, it is our aim to work closely with our parent community, ensuring all families are kept well informed of, and involved in, their children’s education, ensuring our students are at the heart of everything we do.

Most importantly, we want Al Shohub Private School to be a place where our students are always happy and safe, and where they can thrive to become the very best that they can be. A young woman graduating from Al Shohub Private School will possess qualities such as integrity, compassion, kindness, resilience, loyalty and respect, and will take with them unique and memorable experiences from their time at our school, which they will look upon fondly for many years to come.

With very best wishes,

Mrs. Lisa Passante

Guidelines for using the bus service

Any student who travels on the bus must adhere to the School Behavioral Policy as they would at school. Students who do not adhere to the policy will be permanently excluded from the bus service.

  • It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the Bus Assistant if the student can not take the bus for any reason (e.g. illness)
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure an approved adult accompanies the student at the pick-up and drop-off point at the designated time. The school bus will not wait for late students.
  • Students should sit as quickly as possible upon entering the bus, in the assigned seat.
  • Safety belts should be worn at all times on the bus.
  • Students should not stand or move while the bus is in motion.
  • Students should listen to the Bus Assistant at all times and follow instructions given.
  • Students should not distract the Bus Driver.
  • Only authorised adults are permitted to travel on the school bus.
  • Students should respect the rights and well being of all other students, the Bus Assistant and Bus Driver at all times. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Should a student require an age appropriate booster seat this should be provided by parents in line with UAE guidelines and size specifications.
  • School bags should be stored safely under the seat and items are not left in the aisle.
  • Indecent conduct or loud, disruptive or profane language will not be permitted.
  • Play fighting and/or rough play is not permitted at any time.
  • Any damage or vandalism will be paid for by the offender(s).
  • Windows and doors are to be opened or closed only with the permission of the Bus Assistant.
  • If allowed, windows should only be opened to the indicated safety line.
  • All parts of the student’s body shall remain inside the bus at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed on the school bus under any circumstances.
  • Students should not enter or leave the bus until it has come to a complete stop.
  • The school does not have any responsibility for students once they have left the school bus at the designated drop point.
  • Any requests to change to another bus should be submitted in writing using the Bus Request Form. Please note a permanent change can only be effective depending on availability.