Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Al Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme Abu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

Good American Massachusetts State Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not Applicable English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi

Last weekend, Aldar Academies held their annual Carton Regatta at Al Bandar and this year Al Mamoura had three entries – two boats from Primary and a boat built by our Secondary girls. These boats were constructed in school by Al Mamoura students with the help of Miss Latham, Mrs Millington and Mr Hall. The response for supplies of plastic bottles from parents and students was fantastic and this really helped inspire the teams. The Primary children built two boats – the boys had a ‘killer whale’ themed vessel and the girls opted for an elegant swan, complete with a long neck and orange beak. The swan was particularly impressive, with well-constructed wings providing much-needed balance and stability.  The Secondary girls’ design was based on the mythical unicorn, complete with horn, with an effective-looking streamline frame.

Children and parents were all really excited on the big day. For the Primary squad, Zubia Sultan (Saadiyat) volunteered to pilot ‘The Swan’ and did so exceptionally well. After the race started, she took a commanding position near the front of the pack only to be hindered by the Al Bander waves. This drift lost her a few vital seconds, but she still kept fighting and finished in a very respectable fourth place out of a dozen boats. For the boys, Omar Owais (Saadiyat) stepped up at the last minute to take charge of the ‘Killer Whale’, showing great courage and determination. Omar used all his strength to try and power the boat through, but was trapped by two out-of-control boats from our sister schools, their vessels crashing into him from both flanks. Omar used his guile to extract the whale from the tight spot, reversing out and circling around his opponents, but the Al Bandar drift took him to the moorings at the side of the marina where his boat struggled in the choppy waters. Omar’s bravery was exemplary and he refused to give up – he showed great spirit and strength of character during the race. Both Omar and Zubia should be very proud of their performances.

The Secondary race was next, with Fatima AlNeyadi (Lavender) taking the hotseat.  Her power and skill on the homemade vessel was awesome and she powered into a commanding position. She soared towards the halfway-buoy in a great position and pushed the second-place school right to the finish line. She finished in a very fine third position, the Secondary boat really holding together well in the tough conditions, and the applause she received from the Al Mamoura fan-club was well-deserved. Fatima kept a cool head and displayed all the attributes of a true professional – well done to her.