North American International School has partnered with Healthya Catering company to provide hot nutritious food daily for your students in our Canteen. We also have several vending machines where students may purchase chilled water throughout the school day as they need to stay hydrated. There are also chilled water stations where they can refill a reusable water bottle for free that are located throughout the school campus.
Food service has been temporarily suspended for the 2020-2021 school year due to KHDA Covid-19 safety guidelines. Bottled water is still available for purchase through vending machines.
The health of students is a vital concern. NAIS employs a full-time nurse who is responsible for giving medical aid to students and staff. She is available from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm daily. The school doctor deals with medical emergencies, makes referrals to other professionals. As and when needed, and maintains students and employee health records. The school doctor is available from 1:30 – 2:30pm. In case a student’s falls ill during the school day, a pass should be obtained from the teacher before proceeding to the clinic. In case of a serious illness or injury, parents are notified and the student is taken to the local hospital. A student must not leave campus for health reasons unless the school doctor and/or Principal have granted permission.
Medical Forms (Click the Word file Icon to download form):
Letter for refused vaccination in the school premises
Consent for Immunization
There are two AstroTurf football fields available for all students. A tennis court, basketball court, throw ball court and badminton court are also located within the school premises. There are gyms and table tennis rooms available throughout the school, and the Kindergartens have a special indoor activity room for creative play. Special outdoor play areas are also available for the kindergarten through grade 2 students in their wing of the school. These locations are open or closed as KHDA Covid-19 safety rules require.
The state of the art Hussain Auditorium has a lights and sounds system to hold various school plays, activities and competitions. It has a seating capacity of 280 people.
Text Books & Note Books
Some textbooks are loaned to students from the school book store. The teacher/librarian notes the serial number and conditions of the book when it is loaned. Students must write their names in all books issued to them. It is essential the books be covered to save wear and tear. Each textbook must be returned to the teacher/librarian at the end of the course in good condition. Students are required to pay a fine to the accounts office covering damage to or loss of books. A replacement is issued only after the fine has been paid and a receipt obtained. Notebooks, workbooks and other textbooks can be bought from the bookstore.
The NAIS Library is a unique resource to the school community. It is the primary source of the reading material on a variety of subjects. In addition to its print media materials, the library has facilities for net-based resources and an on-line database of periodicals for student’s research.
These resources are available to students from Sunday to Thursday, between 8:00am to 2:30pm. Books are available for renewable periods. The Library charges Dhs. 2/= per day as overdue fines.
Students from grades 6-12 are assigned lockers the first week of school. It is the responsibility of the student to keep their locker neat, and to keep all books and other materials inside the assigned locker. Book and other materials should NOT be left on top of lockers, near lockers, on tables in the common areas, or anywhere other than inside their locker. The school will not be held responsible for and loss or theft from lockers, or items left outside of lockers. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they have locked their books and materials safely inside their locker. In the case of damage to the locker, or loss of a key, the student will be charged a fine to replace the locker or lock as needed.
Usage of mobile phones during the school day is forbidden, unless supervised by school staff. Students should not be contacting parents or family members during the school day from their mobile phones. The main office phone is to be used by students to contact family in the case of emergency. Parents should not be contacting students during the school day on their mobile phones, as the expectation is that students are not using their mobile phones during school hours unless it is for a class related task. Students will be called from class only in case of emergency, and they will be escorted to the main office where they may be picked up by a designated family contact.
The house system aims to promote friendly competition between students, which improves overall performance and engagement in school. The houses recognize achievement in sport, positive contributions to community life, the arts, and academic excellence. Trained House Captains assist in the day to day running of the respective houses. This in turn fosters a system of positive peer pressure. Each house is led by two House Captains, Grade Level Prefects, and Class Captains.
Additionally, North American International School has an American Style Student Council that consists of students elected by their peers. The Student Council consists of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Grade Level Class Representatives. The students run for office, give speeches to their peers, and then the school holds elections to vote for the positions.
This system helps prepare our students to be future leaders in their community, and encourages student engagement in the school, and school events. The Student Council plays an active role in organizing school activities and events, and in providing ideas for improvements within the school.
NAIS pupils are divided into three Houses.
Information Technology Services
NAIS recognizes the value of the internet as a powerful tool for research and communication and would like to make this resource available for students. In order to prevent misuse of this facility, the school sets guidelines for use.Penalties and disciplinary actions will be applicable to students who violate the terms of the NAIS Acceptable Use Policy.
Every student will have access to the Internet
Students are encouraged to use the Internet for research in ways that promote the educational goals of the school as outlined in the Mission Statement.
Students may copy research material (text, images but not downloadable executable files – files which contain computer programs) from the internet for school use.
Students may access web-based personal email accounts with permission from the supervising teacher for educational purposes.
Students will not visit sites containing objectionable material (sexually explicit sites, hate sites, or those exhibiting violence or lewd language) or with any content that might be deemed damaging or unsuitable.
Students will not try to hack into areas where access has been restricted – for example, other’s private folders, sites or information which may be protected or confidential, or sites which have been banned by the school’s filtering.
Students may not send or receive emails which contain abusive, insulting or sexually explicit language, or open any attachments of any kinds.
Students will not use the internet for chatting (Unless guaranteed special permission for educational purpose) or for any other purpose which is deemed a waste of resources.
Student will not download any files from the internet unless guaranteed permission by the teacher or lab administrator to do so.
Students will respect international copyright laws when copying material from the internet.
Students will not use the internet for political or commercial purposes.
Students will not log into anyone else’s account. Students who allow their accounts to be misused by another student are liable to the same consequences as the offending students.
Students will not use school computers for games or for other non-educational purposes.
Instances of music will be reported to the appropriated authorities and will be lead to loose of internet or computer privileges for a determined period.
Continued offenses will lead to suspension or expulsion.
In addition, any loose of or damage to computer equipment or data caused by irresponsible behavior will result in a fine equivalent to the replacement cost.
The School Newspaper is published a minimum of three times per year. Students create and design the Newspaper during Journalism class and cover important events within the school and the greater community. Student Artwork, articles, and poems are also highlighted in the newspaper.
NAIS provides well equipped science laboratories for all phases of the school, including a dedicated Chemistry lab, Biology Lab, Physics Lab, and Integrated Science lab for middle and high school students. Additionally, we have two Computer Labs with class sets of desktop computers and interactive whiteboards for ICT instruction.
The Library also has computers available to student and staff use with internet access for research. We also offer multiple Art rooms, Music rooms, and Creative play/Drama rooms for student development.
All Students must conform to regulations regarding the school uniform. The complete school uniform MUST be worn during the school hours, for all exams, and when traveling to and from school. Cleanliness and
neatness are basic requirements. Sets of readymade school uniforms in various sizes are available in the uniform store located on site within the school.