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Gharaffa Buzz | 26 November 2017

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Dear Parents,

As the rain started falling on Thursday, our Early Years 1 children squealed with delight as they were already prepared in rain macs and wellington boots.  To further enhance this experience as a grand opening to their IPC entry point ‘Sand and Water’ a hose pipe was sprayed over the highly excited children. 

We were treated on Thursday to Year 1A’s assembly which focussed on the work covered this term in the ‘Transport’ IPC unit.  The children learned all about different types of transport and the art work created.  We were treated to some beautiful Matisse collages of different vehicles such as cars, trucks and rockets.  The children presented their work in a confident manner, we were all extremely impressed by the clarity of the children’s voices and the quality of their work. 

Last week, our Year 4 boys brought home gold medals after playing against 11 other schools at Aspire.  Our Year 3 boys also worked extremely hard coming in 5th place.  The school is very proud of all the children who participated.  Today, Tuesday, our Year 3 girls will also be competing, their result will be announced next week.

On Thursday, Qatar Child Aural Health visited the school.  26 students from Early Years 2 to Year 6 were randomly chosen to participate in the survey.  Teeth were examined and the children were asked questions about their own personal aural hygiene.  We hope this was an educational experience for the children.

Parents, could I please remind you that if your child is vomiting or has a fever, they must remain at home.  Viruses are only spread when parents send children to school when they are feeling unwell.  Could I also remind parents that it is unacceptable to leave an unsupervised child at the school gates before 6.45am.  As the safety of the children is our priority the school will be taking this matter very seriously.

As the weather is now cooling down could I please ask that children are sent to school in the Compass school fleece, a school navy jumper or our new school jumper which can now be purchased in the uniform shop. Thank you for your support.

On Tuesday, 28 November, the finance officer will be available at the Gharaffa campus for any payments of school fees. The officer will be located in the Admissions Office.

We have started a Toddler Story Time at Gharaffa for children ages 1 year to 36 months and would like to welcome you (or your friends) with children this age to join us next Monday, 4 December. Please email info.gh@nais.qa to confirm attendance.

Please remember that the Book Fair’s final day will be tomorrow.  There are some super books on sale so please find the time to take a look.  The school is also hosting the monthly FCS coffee morning on Tuesday, 28 November and we look forward to seeing our parents at this event.

I would like to end this newsletter by thanking all our parents for their continuous support.  I would particularly like to thank the parents who ensure that their child arrives at school for the start of the day.  This avoids any disruption to the class and ensures that all children are able to receive the appropriate messages and lesson input which they need to be successful learners. 

Kind regards

Karen Wilson
Head of Gharaffa Campus

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