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Lunch menu

Dietary Information

As part of our Early Years’ Curriculum, we include cooking and food tasting activities which link in with our planning. Therefore, we would be grateful if you could complete a medical form to inform us of us any allergies or dietary restrictions your child may have. We will provide this form when your child starts school.

Importantly, please specify if you know that your child suffers from nut allergies.
Due to the severe symptoms of those who suffer from nut allergies, no foods containing nuts or nut derivatives are allowed in the school. We are a healthy school and therefore promote a healthy diet.


Al Shohub is a health promoting school and as such we encourage all students to come to school each day with a healthy snack of fruits and vegetables. Snack time will only last for 15 minutes, so please try not to make snacks too big. At lunchtime, students are expected to have a variety of healthy foods in their lunch box. These may include a small sandwich; a yogurt; a portion of fruit; cheese cubes; a portion of vegetables or a small container of rice/pasta.

Students should not bring fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate for their snack or lunch. Items such as cakes or biscuits can be included as a treat, but these should be as part of a healthy, balanced lunch.

Al Shohub is a nut free school and this includes lunch items such as Nutella sandwiches or hazelnut biscuits. These items will be removed from your child’s lunchbox and returned to the adult who collects them.


All children have access to chilled water at all times. We ask that you send a reusable named, filled plastic water bottle each day into school.

Guidelines for using the bus service

Any student who travels on the bus must adhere to the School Behavioral Policy as they would at school. Students who do not adhere to the policy will be permanently excluded from the bus service.

  • It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the Bus Assistant if the student can not take the bus for any reason (e.g. illness)
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure an approved adult accompanies the student at the pick-up and drop-off point at the designated time. The school bus will not wait for late students.
  • Students should sit as quickly as possible upon entering the bus, in the assigned seat.
  • Safety belts should be worn at all times on the bus.
  • Students should not stand or move while the bus is in motion.
  • Students should listen to the Bus Assistant at all times and follow instructions given.
  • Students should not distract the Bus Driver.
  • Only authorised adults are permitted to travel on the school bus.
  • Students should respect the rights and well being of all other students, the Bus Assistant and Bus Driver at all times. Bullying in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Should a student require an age appropriate booster seat this should be provided by parents in line with UAE guidelines and size specifications.
  • School bags should be stored safely under the seat and items are not left in the aisle.
  • Indecent conduct or loud, disruptive or profane language will not be permitted.
  • Play fighting and/or rough play is not permitted at any time.
  • Any damage or vandalism will be paid for by the offender(s).
  • Windows and doors are to be opened or closed only with the permission of the Bus Assistant.
  • If allowed, windows should only be opened to the indicated safety line.
  • All parts of the student’s body shall remain inside the bus at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed on the school bus under any circumstances.
  • Students should not enter or leave the bus until it has come to a complete stop.
  • The school does not have any responsibility for students once they have left the school bus at the designated drop point.
  • Any requests to change to another bus should be submitted in writing using the Bus Request Form. Please note a permanent change can only be effective depending on availability.