A new student uniform to be used across ADEC public schools
Abu Dhabi, June 19th 2013 - The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) announced that a new standardized uniform will be used across its public schools.
The new uniform will be used starting the beginning of the new school year 2013/2014 across 12 schools as a pilot phase, while the rest of schools will continue using their current uniform.
The pilot phase will include various cycles of girl schools as well as kindergartens, namely: in Abu Dhabi - Al Dhabiania School, Al Thuraya School, Khadeeja Al Kubra School, Al Mawaheb School, Aisha Om Al Momeneen School, Palestine School and the Al Hidaya Kindergarten. In Al Ain– Al Diwan Kindergarten, Al La’ale School, Al Badya School; in the Western Region – Al Areej Kindergarten (KG) and Qatar Al Nada School.
H.E. Mr. Mohammad Salem Al-Dhaheri, ADEC’s Executive Director of School Operations said that using the new standardized uniform in Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain and Western Region schools aims to ensure the same uniform is used by all students to reflect a good image of ADEC students. He added that the uniform will have unified and attractive colors that have been chosen after conducting a survey with different types of uniforms for the school principals. Material for the uniforms is available in the market with a reasonable price; colors will be limited to blue, navy blue & sky blue.
Mr. Al-Dhaheri pointed out that the new design is comfortable, fits both genders and different age categories, carries ADEC’s logo and includes both summer and winter costumes.
KG students will have two options; the first one includes a long-sleeved shirt, trousers, tie, winter blazer and jacket, while the second includes a short-sleeved shirt, shorts and winter blazer and jacket.
Cycle 1 girls will have two options, the first one includes a long-sleeved shirt, school dress, a winter blazer, while the second includes a long-sleeved shirt, skirt, scarf and a winter blazer.
Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 girls will have two options; the first one includes a long-sleeved shirt, school dress, a winter blazer and scarf, while the second includes a long-sleeved shirt, skirt, a winter blazer and jacket.
Ms Moza Al-Muhairi, Al Thuraya School Principal, commended the new uniform and supported the idea of unifying the appearance of students and said that the new uniform reflects ADEC’s identity and represents students’ loyalty to ADEC schools. She emphasized that both summer and winter costumes will achieve equality amongst students and are consistent with the UAE’s national identity.
Ms Dhabia Al-Qamzi, Al-Mawaheb School Principal, said that the new uniform designs consider the weather and added that trendy styles and designs encourage students to abide by them. “ADEC is providing school uniforms at affordable prices to minimize family burdens at the beginning of each school year.”
About Abu Dhabi Education Council:
Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in accordance with law No. 24 of 2005, issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE President, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Chairman of ADEC is H.H. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the Vice-Chairman is H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs. The Council seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.