I hope that you had an enjoyable holiday and wish you all a very Happy New Year. The students have returned after the Winter break extremely positive. They have all enjoyed reuniting with their friends and teachers and are looking forward to another busy term ahead. A special welcome to the new families who have joined us this week. I have no doubt that your children will settle into school life very quickly, make friends and take advantage of everything our school and community have to offer.
Sheikh Khalifa has announced that 2019 will be the “Year of Tolerance” and we as a school are looking forward to supporting this initiative throughout the coming year. A recent article in the press was trying to define what tolerance actually meant and concluded that “It isn’t simply an idea of accepting differences in whatever manner they may be apparent. It is rather an active welcoming of the idea of diversity, of whatever origins, an acknowledgement of mutual respect. From diversity come many of the strengths of our society. Within it, individuals and communities of different beliefs, cultures and origins all have a role to play and a positive contribution to make.” This philosophy truly underpins everything we do as a school with our rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds.
We have another extremely busy term ahead filled with challenging and enjoyable learning activities, trips, performances and competitions. Our PTA are working hard in organising activities for students and families. Please make sure that you regularly check the website for upcoming events, as well as Facebook page which is an excellent way of keeping in touch with events happening throughout the school. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Wishing you all a healthy New Year filled with smiles, laughter and fun!
Head of Primary