Our Own English High School - Abu Dhabi - (Private)

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Our Own English High School, Abu Dhabi, believes in the precept that the culture of education is to pass on to each generation the light of knowledge and skills that help students expand their physical and intellectual horizons through value based and value added educational programs.

Established on the 1st of September, 1990, the school adopted the motto 'Lead Kindly Light’. Befitting this belief today, it is regarded as one of the premier educational institutions in the capital of the UAE facilitating a pleasant learning atmosphere, guided by qualified and experienced staff. The Our Own educational program provides exciting and stimulating learning experiences for students from Kindergarten to Secondary school.

Affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi, and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 'Our Own Abu Dhabi' has carved a niche of its own ensuring 100% success rate at the CBSE Board Examination for seven consecutive years.
Library, computer lab, science facilities, medical centre, canteen and school stores.
Curriculum / Programs
Our Own English High School Abu Dhabi offers a curriculum designed and developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi. The curriculum prepares student for an internal examination by the council of CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf at the end of Grade 9 and for the All India Secondary Schools Examination conducted by the CBSE, New Delhi, at the end of Grade 10.

The medium of instruction is English. Particular emphasis is laid on acquiring knowledge of Arabic and on the rich cultural heritage of the United Arab Emirates. Arabic is compulsory for all and Islamic Studies / Quran for Muslim students only. Arabic students from Arab countries are offered Higher Arabic till Grade 6. Other languages offered are Hindi, Malayalam, French and Urdu is offered only till Grade 7.

Computer Studies is offered from Grade I upwards and provides students with the skills vital in this age of Information and Communication Technology.

KG 1 and KG 2 students are continually observed and monitored on an ongoing basis, taking into account the process of learning and the results achieved. The data gathered and reported on each child reflects actual abilities, records progress made over a period of time and measures child's achievement in relation to the learning expectations. For Grades 1 and 2, on going assessment is held in each term culminating in the final examination in the month of March.

Progress of Grades 3 to 8 students is monitored by respective subject teachers. At the end of every unit, an assessment is conducted by the subject teacher. Feedback on this assessment is intended to help individual students to fill in the gaps in learning. Parents are requested to go through this feed back and help the child to catch up with progression. In addition to the unit tests, half yearly and final examination is also held. This continuous assessment is done through assessment sheets, class assignments, home assignments, project and oral tests.

Continuous assessments with unit tests continue in Grades 9 and 10. Subject teachers administer two internal assessment tests spaced over the academic year in the form of projects and slip tests. Half yearly examination is held in October. The first rehearsal examination is held in Jan followed by the second rehearsal examination in February. The Sahodaya examination for Grade 9 and CBSE Grade 10 examinations is held in March.
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