The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to commence on Thursday 18th June 2015, depending on moon sighting. BIS Abu Dhabi will be making arrangements to accommodate students and staff who are fasting according to guidelines from the Ministry of Education.
The length of the school day will be reduced, starting at 8am and finishing at 1pm. School buses will operate according to these new timings. Students can start making their way into school from 7:45am when the gates will be opened and are to go straight to classes as no National Anthem will be played outside.
Parents must notify your child’s class teacher/form tutor if your child(ren) are fasting.
Students who are not fasting will need to bring a packed lunch to school as the school canteen will be closed. As per Ministry of Education law, breaks will be shortened, and designated classrooms will be assigned for non-fasting students to eat and drink in during break times. In addition, fasting students will be exempt from PE lessons and can also be requested to be exempt from Music lessons.
Water bottles and water coolers will be removed in all public areas of the school, although a water cooler will be available inside the school clinic.
As a mark of respect to fasting students and staff please remember there should be no eating or drinking in the public areas of school.
It is expected that all students will continue to attend school during Ramadan. Special arrangements are put in place to support those who are fasting and lessons continue as normal within the shorter day.
We appreciate the sacrifice and commitment that many people undertake at this time of year. Thank you to all parents and students for supporting the school and all members of the community during the Holy Month.