Parents play an essential role in their children’s education. School staff and parents share responsibility for ensuring that parents are actively involved in their children’s education.
Role of Parents
Parents are encouraged to participate in their children’s education in accordance with school policies.
Parents are encouraged to keep informed of their children’s progress through regular meetings with Principals, Heads of Faculty, and teachers.
Parents are encouraged to support teachers in helping children learn
Parents are encouraged to participate in other school activities including school visiting days, volunteering for school events, and participating in Parent Councils.
Parents are encouraged to support teachers in helping children learn, in accordance with school policy.
Active involvement in their children’s education may include, but is not limited to:
- Making every effort to ensure that children attend school every day and arrive on time
- Ensuring that children complete their homework assignments
- Frequently asking children about their school day
- Keeping updated with changes at the school
ADEC signs MoU with ADSIC to develop parents’ IT knowledge
3 Jul 2012
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and the Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center (ADSIC) in efforts to develop computer and technical skills among parents in order to help familiarize them with e-government services.
Parents have learnt how to surf the internet and exchange information in various areas such as news, banking, shopping and education.
The MoU was signed by H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, ADEC’s Director General, and H.E. Rashed Lahej Al-Mansouri, ADSIC’s Director General.
“We are witnessing an era of remarkable technology advancement in various fields. Many transactions and communications are today conducted through the use of technology. Abu Dhabi seeks to enhance advanced e-systems, disseminate e-knowledge and focus on its effectiveness,” said Dr. Al Khaili.
Our objective is to familiarize parents with eSIS in order to help them communicate with schools in matters pertaining to a student’s academic performance, achievement and behavior
He added: “ADEC pays great importance in the development of various e-systems that contribute to increasing operational efficiencies and reduces time and effort with regards to daily transactions among staff, parents and students through the use of ERP, eSIS, GIS and Scholarship Systems.”
“Our objective is to familiarize parents with eSIS in order to help them communicate with schools in matters pertaining to a student’s academic performance, achievement and behavior,” he added.
ADEC will support ADSIC through providing computer-equipped training rooms to instruct parents.
“ADEC has organized workshops before the end of current school year to introduce the program, its importance and objectives. These workshops were highly appreciated by parents,” said Dr. Al-Khaili.
H.E. Al-Mansouri explained that working closely with ADEC will promote Abu Dhabi’s digital culture, an essential and necessary foundation required for a knowledge-based society.
“ADSIC is eager to coordinate with all governmental institutions to develop and launch pilot initiatives in order to enhance digital knowledge and enable citizens to fully utilize government e-services,” said Al-Mansouri.
“Building such a strategic partnership with ADEC will allow everybody to keep up with rapid technological developments and enhance the use of e-government services effectively and efficiently,” he added.
“We in ADSIC value education as a fundamental sector that plays a vital role in the progress of society and implementation of government strategies that help build a knowledge-based economy. We are confident that the e-Citizen program will have a positive impact on parents and the community and look forward to our continued joint work to expand e-knowledge and increase awareness in line with our leadership’s prudent vision,” said Al-Mansouri.
During September 2012, ADEC and ADSIC in collaboration with ICDL GCC Foundation have organized a series of “e-Citizen” training courses to parents for over 2 to 3 weeks. Trainigs were hosted in a number of ADEC schools and training centers across Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain and the Western Region.
Trainees received an international certificate that will help them participate in an e-society.
ADEC and ADSIC organize training courses on the “e-Citizen” program for parents
12 Sep 2012
In efforts to ensure effective use of computers and various internet applications, an orientation session was held especially for parents today at the Al Mawaheb School in Abu Dhabi.
The initiative, known as the e-Citizen program, was organized by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center (ASDSIC).
Dr. Najlaa Al-Rawai Al Naqbi, Project Manager at ADEC’s Strategic Planning Office said that the training courses highlight the importance of technology and how they play a major role in our daily lives and are part of a society’s development.
The program will be divided into 3 learning blocks based on the skills of participants in theoretical and practical aspects.
“The e-Citizen program organized by ADSIC will eliminate digital illiteracy in Abu Dhabi and allow everybody to keep pace with rapid technological developments and enhance the use of e-government services effectively and efficiently. This comes in line with the keenness of our prudent leadership to enhance advanced e-systems, disseminate e-knowledge and focus on its effectiveness, as well as on ADEC’s eagerness to implement the latest applications and e-systems,” pointed out Dr Al Naqbi.
“The e-Citizen program aims to organize training sessions addressed to parents in a number of public schools across the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Our objective is to familiarize parents with eSIS which will allow them to communicate with schools in matters pertaining to students’ academic performance, achievements, behavior and proper use and internet risks,” added Dr. Al Naqbi.
Ms Ameena Al-Rifaei, IT strategy Manager at ADSIC said that: “The e-Citizen program is mainly intended for areas outside the city of Abu Dhabi such as Al-Ain and the Western Region. It aims to enable targeted segments of society lacking necessary skills to effectively use internet for transactions, e-services and to access information and services provided by the government.”
“The program will be divided into 3 learning blocks based on the skills of participants in theoretical and practical aspects. Block 1 offers necessary skills and knowledge needed for using the computer and the internet, block 2 focuses on searching for data and information and block 3 on e-Participation,” said Al-Rifai
ADEC in collaboration with ADSIC will organize a series of morning and evening training courses over a three week period for parents located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region.
The program offers parents the opportunity to interact electronically with other parents through surfing the net while teaching them how to retrieve news, banking, shopping and education information through various sites.
The program is being offered to certain schools that serve more than one area as pilot project. Further projects and pilot phases will include a larger number of schools.
Parents will be awarded a certificate of completion once they finish the program.
“e-Citizen” training courses organized for parents across Abu Dhabi Schools
26 Sep 2012
Around 300 parents across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi have registered to participate in the e-Citizen program launched by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Center (ADSIC).
As part of the e-Citizen program, parents in a number of schools will receive training on how to use various ICT applications – particularly eSIS – which will allow them to effectively communicate with the schools their children attend.
The three-week program offered parents the opportunity to receive training and certificates of completion.
Dr. Najlaa Al-Rawai Al Naqbi, Project Manager at ADEC’s Strategic Planning Office, said that several training sessions were organized during the last week in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region to brief parents on the program’s objectives and to provide them with information on the training centers and registration.
“The significant number of applicants reflects the importance of technology in our daily lives and parents’ eagerness to learn about and use the latest technology,” said Dr. Al Naqbi.
Ms. Ameena Al Rifaei, IT strategy Manager at ADSIC, said that “the e-Citizen program is designed to enable targeted segments of society lacking necessary skills to effectively use the internet for transactions, e-services and accessing information and services provided by the government.
“ADSIC and ADEC will organize a series of morning and evening training sessions split into two groups over three weeks for parents located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region,” added Al Rifaei.
The three-week program offered parents the opportunity to receive training and certificates of completion.
Training is divided into blocks. The first block equips parents with basic skills and knowledge on the use of computers and the internet, while the second block covers topics such as searching the internet and updating parents on useful websites pertaining to e-services, travel, news, education and training.
The the third block teaches parents how to access e-services from websites of various government institutions, while focusing on developing internet skills.
In addition, teacher-parent communication helps familiarize parents with the eSIS system, one ADEC’s most advanced systems which helps parents follow up on various issues related to their children, some of which include health conditions, attendance, behavior and academic performance.
The completion of the first Training Course on the “e-Citizen” Program
15 Oct 2012
Around 300 parents across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi have completed the 1st three-week training programme called “e-Citizen.”
The initiative is organized by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) in a number of ADEC schools across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region.
The e-Citizen training course aims to provide parents with the necessary skills and knowledge on the use of computers and the internet, while enhancing the performance of daily tasks.
Dr. Najla’a Al Rawai Al Naqbi, Project Manager at ADEC’s Strategic Planning Office, said that the training course has witnessed a large enrollment number for parents who have been committed to attending the sessions held during morning and evening shifts across various schools in the Emirate.
Parents were eager to learn more about computer applications, the internet, and the use of latest technology
“Parents were eager to learn more about computer applications, the internet, and the use of latest technology,” she said.
“The e-Citizen program corresponds with ADEC’s goal to train parents on the use of computers and the internet, while enabling them to take advantage of e-services. It also familiarizes them with eSIS, which enables them to communicate with schools on matters pertaining to a student’s academic performance, achievement and behavior,” added Dr. Al Naqbi.
Mrs. Maryam Al Rumaithi, a parent from Abu Dhabi expressed her enthusiasm in attending the value-added training course. She thanked everyone who was involved in the preparations of the program.
“The program helped familiarize me with the world of computer technology and the internet. Now, I’m able to use the computer, browse the internet and follow up on my son’s academic performance easily from the convenience of my home,” she said.
Mr. Ma’atouq Al Shamsi from the Al Ain Training Center said, “The program will assist in illuminating digital illiteracy and educating parents about the safe use of computers and the internet. The booklets that were distributed during the training course were quite useful and will be a good reference.”
Mrs. Hanan Al Junaibi agreed with other parents, noting that, “The program has helped enhance my knowledge regarding e-services, and assisted me in accomplishing various tasks online. The program has also educated me about opening an online account and managing my e-mails, which is a crucial way of communication these days.”
She added that the training course was beneficial, instructors were cooperative, sessions were scheduled appropriately and centers represented a good learning environment.