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News image Message from the Head of Primary - Message from the Head of Primary News | School News
Message from the Head of Primary

Dear Parents,

It's been an action-packed week at our school, and I'm excited to share with you the highlights of our recent events and learning opportunities. Throughout the school, we've been dedicated to finding innovative ways to enhance the learning experience and ensure that we remain future-focused and compassionate in supporting one another. In this newsletter, we will provide a brief overview of the various activities and achievements that have shaped our week.

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Wellbeing Updates

Dear Parents,

We are delighted to share some exciting updates regarding our dining service and our approach to physical wellbeing. Our students have been an integral part of this transformation, providing us with valuable feedback, and we are excited to share the changes that have taken place.

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NAE-UNICEF Summit 2023

In July this year, 2 of our students attended the Nord Anglia Summit in New York. Rafaa in Year 12 and Arya in Year 13.

Rafaa and Arya were involved in many activities throughout the week, and had an opportunity to meet ambassadors and other students from around the world. Arya has reflected on her experiences and shared them with us here. Arya and Rafaa are now working closely with Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Brazier to look at ways to continue to raise the profile of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at BIS Abu Dhabi, as well as promote Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.

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News image Yalla Abu Dhabi Nurturing holistic development at The British International School Abu Dhabi - Yalla Abu Dhabi Nurturing holistic development at The British International School Abu Dhabi News | School News
Yalla Abu Dhabi Nurturing holistic development at The British International School Abu Dhabi
We're thrilled to be featured in Yalla Abu Dhabi! Yalla caught up with Leah Atkins, our Assistant Head of Primary, to explore our innovative approach to learning, ensuring success from the Early Years and beyond. 
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News image Our Associate Principal Alan Cocker Introduces you to INSIGHTS from Nord Anglia - Our Associate Principal Alan Cocker Introduces you to INSIGHTS from Nord Anglia News | School News
Our Associate Principal Alan Cocker Introduces you to INSIGHTS from Nord Anglia
Welcome to INSIGHTS, a brand-new publication from Nord Anglia that looks at the subjects that matter most to young people and their parents when it comes to education.
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Apple Store Trip
Year 10 Fine Art & Photography Students hone their designs skills using the latest technology!

Year 10 Visual Art students had the exciting opportunity to explore the latest technology the digital tech world has to offer, in a day of workshops lead by a specialist support team of mentors at the Apple Store, Galleria Mall. Both Fine Art & Photography GCSE students got to experiment with different digital media, whilst under the expert guidance and supervision of the Apple Team.
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Message from the Associate Principal
At the heart of our school, kindness, empathy, and compassion are not just words; they are the essence of who we are. In the tapestry of our school community, they are the vibrant threads that bind us together, creating a resilient fabric of support, understanding, and love.
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Spanish Trip
From 17th to 25th September, students from Year 10 to 13 set off on an unforgettable Spanish Trip to Cuenca!  Mykalia, from 11C, has shared with us an exciting overview of their trip, highlighting all the incredible experiences they had. 
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Year 12 IB German Trip
On Wednesday, Year 12 IB German students (HL/SL) opened their classroom doors to find a completely different set up – The Middle East Side Gallery. They were able to walk around an interactive museum, take notes of and learn about major artworks from the Berlin Wall and even got a chance to create their own ‘Graffiti Tag’.
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Year 3 Reading Workshop
On Tuesday, Year 3 teachers invited parents in for a Reading Workshop. The workshop provided parents with insights into our school's approach to teaching reading and offered practical tips on how they can support their child's reading development at home.
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Year 4 Sustainability and Innovation
Year 4 have been studying innovation in their Social Studies lessons. Our overarching theme for Term 1 is sustainability, so we issued an optional homework task that merges the two ideas. 
Students were asked to research someone or something from the UAE that has been designed or campaigned for sustainable change.  
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Sustainability with Social Studies and Islam
Last week, we had a very special visitor come to school to deliver some training for our Social Studies and Islamic teachers. Dr. Haïfa Ben-Romdhane -Environmental engineer, Marine scientist and researcher delivered a very hands on training opportunity whereby colleagues were introduced to the Sustainable Development Goals and Cop 28 vision.
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Tia's Art Journey
Meet Tia, a talented artist who's taking the art world by storm!
 
Last year, Tia conquered her GCSE Art, and now she's flourishing in Year 12. But that's not all - this rising star has been making waves in the international art scene.
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FS2 and Year 1 Phonics Workshop
On Friday, the Year 1 and FS2 team invited parents into school for a Phonics Workshop. The aim of the session was to explain and demonstrate how we teach children to read and write using the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme. 
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Year 4 Spelling Bee

On Monday, 9th October, the school came alive with excitement for year 4’s very first Spelling Bee, a captivating event hosted by the dynamic Mr. East. Seven eager participants from each class stepped onto the stage.

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Secondary Rich Tasks Maths

 The Secondary students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have been investigating some fascinating ideas in maths this week, including opportunities to discover patterns and real world applications of their maths.

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Message from the Head of Secondary

Learning is hard

Learning isn’t easy. To go from a state of not knowing something, to knowing it, can be hard. Remembering that piece of knowledge long enough for it to become useful is even harder and piecing together bits of knowledge so that they become understandingwell that’s really hard.

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Year 3 Teach Rex Visit
Last week, Year 3 were delighted to invite Teach-Rex into BIS Abu Dhabi! Throughout the day, they took part in various interactive activities and workshops. The children left mesmerised by Jam and the other baby dinosaurs!
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Year 6 UAE Social Studies
During Year 6's UAE social studies lesson this week, Miss Walaa and Miss Rania took the students on an exceptional experience as archaeologists, to search and excavate the ruins of the Magan and Dilmun civilizations.
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BISAD Buddies

We are thrilled to introduce BISAD BUDDIES, a dynamic Friendship Nurture Group designed exclusively for our Primary students. 

Why BISAD BUDDIES?

Building Strong Friendships: Fostering healthy friendships is at the heart of BISAD BUDDIES. Our programme is tailored to help students form and maintain positive connections, creating a more vibrant and supportive school environment.

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