ADNOC Schools Library
The ADNOC Schools has cutting edge, well furnished and highly equipped library.
The library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today’s information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens.
The library collections consists of books and other information sources, ranging from the fictional to the documentary, from print to electronic, both on-site and remote. The materials complement and enrich textbooks, teaching materials and methodologies.
It has been demonstrated that, when librarians and teachers work together, students achieve higher levels of literacy, reading, learning, problem-solving and information and communication technology skills.
Goals of the school library
- ⦿ supporting and enhancing educational goals as outlined in the school’s mission and curriculum;
- ⦿ developing and sustaining in children the habit and enjoyment of reading and learning, and the use of libraries throughout their lives;
- ⦿ offering opportunities for experiences in creating and using information for knowledge, understanding, imagination and enjoyment;
- ⦿ supporting all students in learning and practicing skills for evaluating and using information, regardless of form, format or medium, including sensitivity to the modes of communication within the community;
- ⦿ providing access to local, regional, national and global resources and opportunities that expose learners to diverse ideas, experiences and opinions;
- ⦿ organizing activities that encourage cultural and social awareness;
- ⦿ working with students, teachers, administrators and parents to achieve the mission of the school;
- ⦿ Promoting reading and the resources and services of the school library to the whole school community and beyond.
Library technical process
- ⦿ The library is using DDC (Dewey decimal classification) for classifying its books.
- ⦿ The library is using AACR2 (Anglo American Cataloging Rules) for cataloging its materials.
- ⦿ Destiny is the integrated library system which has the OPAC (Open Public Access Catalog) that enable the students to access the library materials on-site or remotely to search for their needs by Title, Author, Series, and ISBN.
ADNOC Science Labs
The main component of teaching any science course is the lab work. Students master scientific theories and concepts by performing experiments that add value and deepen their knowledge.
The male and female campuses in Abu Dhabi operate with state-of-the-art science labs, each campus having 3 dry labs for Physics and 4 wet labs, 2 for Biology and 2 for Chemistry. These labs are run by qualified and experienced lab technicians; on each campus, a lab technician is in charge of the dry labs and another one of the wet labs.
The labs are fully equipped with useful and high tech apparatus, including all types of measuring devices, data loggers, and sophisticated equipment for experiments pertaining to General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Physics. Lab items and chemicals are ordered on a yearly basis to keep the labs functional and safe for the learning process.
The safety of the students and faculty is a top priority. For this purpose, the labs are equipped with fume hoods, safety showers and eye wash stations.
Last but not least, our aim is to educate the young generations and to instill in them the love of Science with the vision of forming future scientists and engineers who will work for the development and the welfare of mankind.
There is a cafeteria on campus where students may purchase sandwiches, snacks, and light meals. The service is run by ADNOC Food and is not part of the school. The cafeteria is available for use during lunch and morning break. Students may also bring their lunch from home. When using the cafeteria, queue for food and snacks in an orderly manner and pay at the cash desk. When you have finished your meal or snack, put litter in the bins provided and return trays to the tray stands. This will help make the cafeteria a pleasant place for us all to enjoy. A menu of healthy foods and snacks will be available at the cafeteria. Bear in mind that carbonated soft drinks (sodas), energy drinks, flavored milk, and non-fruit juices will not be available in the cafeteria; neither will foods high in sugar and other additives be available in the cafeteria for students, faculty, or staff.
NOTE: During the Holy Month of Ramadan the cafeteria will be closed for all food service.
ADNOC Physical Education
The ADNOC school of Abu Dhabi physical education department will strive to help students become healthy and physically fit individuals in the society.
Nutrition, fitness and different sports will be offered in order that our students will be able to eat and act healthy in and out of school.
The physical education department has 3 indoor gymnasiums (male, female and elementary), 3 swimming pools (male, female, elementary) and 3 outdoor football pitches and 3 outdoor basketball courts In addition to 1 multipurpose room and 2 small rooms (male and female) used for table tennis and different light activities Out P.E. stores has equipment for all sports taught in our curriculum
The P.E. department in ADNOC school of Abu Dhabi teach the students multiple sports (fitness, varied games, football, basketball, softball, table tennis, badminton, swimming, dodgeball) in addition to basic skills and social behavior.
The P.E. department have a vast after school activities that is organized throughout the year (jiu-jitsu, football, basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, badminton, swimming, soft ball, athletics and cycling).
As well as supporting educational growth, the well-being of our students is a core part of the care we provide. Our Academy is staffed by a full-time school nurse who provides health related services for all students throughout the day. We work in partnership with the largest private healthcare company in the UAE and the nurse is registered and licensed with Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD). The nurse provides first aid, administers medicine and, if necessary, refers students to medical practitioners or emergency services. They also work with doctors to manage the health of students who have chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes. The nurse also conducts weight, height and vision screening, coordinates the vaccination programme and provides cover for home sporting fixtures held outside of school hours.
Safeguarding our students is the highest priority at our school. In order to support this, a well-trained team of trusted security staff ensure safe arrival and departure of students and parents and visitors throughout each day, as well as maintaining high standards of organisation and support through lunchtimes and during the many community events held at the school. The school is a secure site and access is managed through clear policies and procedures to ensure that students, staff, parents and community members are safe at all times and buildings are protected 24 hours a day. In addition to our dedicated team of security staff, all schools are fitted with CCTV for added protection.