Private schools urged to join celebrations

On the occasion of the country’s 41st National Day, and to promote and instill the UAE national identity, private schools have been asked to engage in National Day celebrations.

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Published: Tue 27 Nov 2012, 9:13 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:56 AM

A circular about their contribution on this most special day was sent by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) to all 185 private schools, which requested them to raise the UAE flag and allocate a day to celebrate the National Day.

“It is crucial to encourage our children to understand the hardships Emiratis used to face in the older days that helped enable the UAE to become one of the most prominent areas in the world today. For the very first time, private schools have been asked to take part in celebrating such an important day with the rest of our public schools,” said Engineer Hamad Al Dhaheri, Executive Director, Private Schools and Quality Assurance (PSQA) at the ADEC.

“It helps encourage children from all cultures and backgrounds to express their dedication and devotion towards the UAE, while understanding our local culture and national identity,” he added.

The American Community School (ACS) of Abu Dhabi partook in National Day celebrations yesterday and saw Emirati women demonstrating local crafts, weaving and henna; Arabic classes; traditional songs and dances; and a talk about the Arabic explorer, Ibn Battuta, and the history of Abu Dhabi and the flag. An Arabic majlis was also set up to serve Arabic coffee, sweets and dates.

olivia@khaleejtimes.com



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