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Message from the Principal: Special Days

03 November 2020

A message from the Principal, Mr. Patrick Horne.

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Whilst the normal preparations for Flag Day have been rather limited this year, it was wonderful to see all the students participating in their classrooms and still celebrating the raising of the flag and the national anthem. Even though safety precautions do restrict some activities it is important to give students these experiences wherever possible.

Looking ahead to November, we have some very important days coming up with more special events for our students.

Firstly, one which is very close to the heart of the school is Kindness Day. This is taking place on Monday, 9th November. Students are encouraged to wear yellow that day and there will be a number of activities arranged.

On Wednesday, 11th November it is Remembrance Day, a day on which we recognise the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in conflicts. Giving students a chance to reflect on history and the actions of previous generations is such an essential part of education.

House Day is on Wednesday, 18th November, a very exciting day in which students get to take part in events and compete for their House.

Finally, one of the most important days for the UAE each year is National Day. The school’s National Day celebrations will be taking place on Thursday, 26th November. We will await advice from the authorities nearer the time and provide full details to parents in advance regarding activities which will be taking place that day.

Learning takes many forms, from academic subjects through to personal and social development. BIS Abu Dhabi is committed to maintaining special days and experiences throughout the year so we can continue to enhance all aspects of learning.

Patrick Horne