COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS

At Al Waha we believe in working in close partnership with parents to ensure that students receive the maximum care and attention in academic work as well as in developing well-adjusted personalities. Regular review of students’ notebooks and a daily check on the homework diaries of the children by parents are the most rudimentary and effective tools of primary communication, and we, at the school encourage parents to use these means widely. The comments of teachers regarding the correction of children’s work and brief explanatory notes in their homework diaries should serve to apprise parents of their wards’ academic status on a day-to-day basis. Teachers are also expected to keep parents regularly informed as and when required.

Feedback on children’s academic and social progress from all the subject/form teachers is available through Parent Teacher Consultation Meetings that are held once every term, and twice in a full academic session.

The formation and functioning of the Parents Advisory Council in the last few years has done much to advance the goal of improved communication between home and school. Reliable, timely and valuable feedback through the members of the Council helps the school to raise the educational standards and improve student achievement by resolving common issues and concerns.

In case of a special concern arising from any aspect of the child’s school life that the school deems necessary to communicate to parents, a meeting with the latter will be set up through prior appointment and with the approval of the concerned sectional head. On the other hand, parents are also welcome to bring any such problems/concerns to the notice of the management through a direct meeting with a subject teacher, class teacher or/and indeed even the Director fixed by prior appointment made through the office. In the best interest of the child, it is not advisable to defer or to ignore any issue that requires early intervention.

School Hours
Saturday to Wednesday
KG 1 & KG 2 - 7:50 am to 12:50 pm
KG 3 to Grade 3 - 7:50 am to 2:20 pm
Grades 4 to 12 Girls - 8:00 am to 2:40 pm
Grades 4 to 12 Boys - 8:00 am to 2:40 pm

All gates in the three campuses will be closed 10 minutes after the school starts and late comers will not be allowed to enter the school premises after 8:10 a.m. They will be considered absent for the purposes of any school work.

Office Hours
Saturday to Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTES TO PARENTS

Your child's health

In cases of serious illness or injury, the school will contact a nearby private hospital. However, every effort is made to contact the parents first. It is vital that the school has the home, office and one other contact telephone number, together with a map showing the home location.

In order that the proper treatment can be given at the right time, it is essential that parents complete the information on the medical form provided at the time of admission, and this should be updated as and when required.

In the Junior school, children are put though a regular basic health check by the nurse. Healthy food drives, dental awareness presentations are regular features of the programme too.

Bearing in mind the daily calcium intake needs of the children, milk is provided to the Kindergarteners every day.

Books

The school provides the students with workbooks and special exercise books for some classes. All textbooks are issued to the students on a loan basis, and have to be returned at the end of the academic year. Any loss or damage to the books will be charged.

Uniform

Children are required to wear their regular uniform with the school monogram on all days except on the day of their P.E. lesson.

Regular days :

Junior School

Boys
Grades KG1 - KG2
Girls
Grades KG1 - KG2
Light yellow, striped shorts/pants Light yellow, striped dress with white collar
White half sleeved shirt -
Logo stitched on shirt Logo stitched on tunic
Black shoes or black/white trainers Black shoes or black/white trainers
White socks White socks

Junior & Senior School

Boys
Grades KG3 - 10
Girls
Grades KG3 - 2
Girls
Grades 3 - 10
Navy blue trousers Light blue, striped tunic Full length navy blue tunic
White full or half sleeved shirt Half-sleeved white blouse Full/half-sleeved white blouse
Logo stitched on shirt Logo stitched on tunic Logo stitched on tunic
Black shoes or black/white trainers Black shoes or black/white trainers Black shoes or black/white trainers
White socks White socks White socks

Boys
Grades 11 & 12
Girls
Grades 11 & 12
Black Formal Trousers Black Formal Trousers
Full/half-sleeved gray shirt Full/half-sleeved gray top
Logo stitched on shirt Logo stitched on the top
Black shoes or black trainers Black shoes or black trainers
White socks White socks
Transport

Wherever possible, school transport is available on request at an additional charge. Transport fees must be paid along with the tuition fees.

Private Transport

All students availing of private transport must be at school on time. The office must have the names of the student’s regular driver or escort plus any additional names of people allowed to transport the child. Children will not be allowed to leave the school with anyone other than these designated people, unless the office receives written notification authorizing the change.

No student is allowed to use alternate transport or accompany another child, unless the school office receives notification in writing from the parents concerned. Parents should ensure that their children are collected at the end of the school day no later than 3:00 pm. After this time the child will be the sole responsibility of the parent.