Over the last two weeks, our children have been sitting online national assessment tests which compares their age related attainment in mathematics and English with children both in the UK and internationally. The results have been impressive and will form part of the teacher judgement for the end of year reports. The children have made excellent progress and the vast majority of our children are meeting or exceeding expectations for their year group. Academic standards have improved significantly overall and this will continue to be an area of focus throughout the school as we strive to challenge our children through ambitious learning and high expectations.
One of our students, Aryana Udayar from Year 3B, celebrated her success in a local school competition. She had to answer as many mathematics calculations as possible in 3 minutes. She was up against 8 and 9 year olds from schools across Doha and was the youngest competitor. She completed 36 answers to win the cup. Great work Aryana!
There was even more learning success for Jood Hamad (Year 4b), Shahazaib Aamer ( Year 4a) and Duru Sunay (Year 5a) when they achieved excellent results at the Cambridge MOVERS level. After a nail-biting wait over Spring Break, their certificates were presented in assembly this morning. This is an internationally recognised qualification and the children worked very hard during their ECA to complete the course.
This morning, year 4A shared their learning with a delightful assembly about adaptation. They are definitely keen scientists, learning many facts about animal habitats, food chains and producer/consumers. They involved the audience with a question and answer session and entertained us with their adaptation rap.
Following on from last week’s sporting success, we have had even more success this week. We had two swimming teams and the football team involved in competitions this week. The Year 3-6 boys’ team and the Year 1 and 2 mixed team were involved in swimming galas between international schools in Doha.
On Monday 22nd May, the Year 3 and 4 boys attended the annual QPPSSA swim gala. We were extremely proud of each and every one of them for their individual performances and behaviour, representing Compass Rayyan very well. Dien Sharif (Year 4) won 3 bronze medals in the IM, 25m breaststroke and in the 50m front crawl. Callum Hopper (Year 4) came 3rd in the 25m front crawl. Oliver Carter (Year 3) came 2nd in the 25m backstroke. The year 3 boys team came 3rd in the front crawl relay which was swam by Raff Cuijpers, Oliver Carter, Paolo Ghilardi and Zac Daley.
Yesterday our Year 1 and 2 boys and girls competed in their gala. They put on fantastic performance and won a huge collection of medals.
Year 1: Leo Cettiga - 2nd Breaststroke, Jurr Cuijpers - 3rd Front Crawl, Omar Abo ouda - 3rd Front Crawl.
Front Crawl Relay Boys- 2nd place: Omar Abo ouda, Leo Cettiga, Jurr Cuijpers, Karim Morsy
Year 2: Rehan Asif -2nd Backstroke, Omar Khalil -2nd Breaststroke, Yosef Kader - 2nd Front Crawl
Year 2 Girls Medley Relay -2nd place: Unami Vilakazi , Melissa Petillon, Sophie Cullen , Blanca Adrover Alvarez
Year 2 Boys Medley Relay- 2nd place: Rehan Asif, Omar Khalil, Yahia Abdel Khalik, Yosef Kader
Well done to all our swimmers and many thanks to Ms McDonald, Coach Gary and Coach Tom for all their extra effort in training the swimmers and encouraging them.
Every Saturday throughout the year Miss McDonald and Coach Tom from Rayyan have taken a team of Years 5 and 6 boys to compete in the Qatar Foundation Saturday football league. The dedication from the boys and parents has been amazing and we would like to thank them all for their hard work. We finished the league in 3rd place, narrowly missing out on 2nd place to Premier League Soccer by just two points! A big well done to the Compass boys!
This week, Year 1 travelled to Sheikh Faisal’s Museum for the Entry Point to our next IPC unit, From A to B. In this unit we will learn about transport from around the world, both past and present. Sheikh Faisal’s museum was a perfect field trip for us because we were able to see all kinds of boats, cars, and planes up close. We had an amazing time on a guided tour of the museum. The children were able to see and explore different rooms of the museum; some class favourites were the fossil room and the huge transport room.
On Sunday 28th May, we have a mid-term holiday and school will be closed. We resume on Monday at 8.00am and will follow Ramadan hours (8.00am -1.00pm). Children can be dropped off at school from 7.30am when there will be staff available to supervise. Please advise the Class Teacher if your child is fasting so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
There are no school led ECA’s during Ramadan so children should be collected at 1.00pm sharp.
Have a lovely, restful weekend.