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Madinat Khalifa Secondary | Monday 13 November

13 November 2017

Building Futures Through Opportunities

The Secondary school is in full flow after the half term break as our focus returns to the quality of learning that happens in and beyond our classrooms.

Activities Week is fast approaching and there is an amazing array of opportunities available for our students to participate in which will have an impact upon their future. Year 13 will be at home on a self-study week as they complete their internal assessments (IA’s), review their CAS blogs and prepare for their mock examinations. Year 12 will be out of school as they support the annual Nord Anglia Global Expedition to Tanzania. They have all been working hard to raise funds to support our community partners in Tanzania with pizza lunches, non-uniform days and even a Student versus Staff Dodgeball game this week! Year 11 students will be sitting their mock examinations during this week. We have brought their mocks forward this year as we feel they will be better placed to focus on their studies as they head toward their final examinations in May.

Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be participating in a huge range of activities from overseas trips to Sri Lanka, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions into the desert of Qatar as well as adventurous Doha-based activities provided by Blue Pearl and Poseidon Dive Center. There are also opportunities to get involved in activities in school provided by our wonderful teaching staff. Model United Nations, Get Animated, Student Leadership Adventures, Destination Imagination as well as some Mad Science are just a few of the options available to students who are not already signed up for an overseas or local adventure. The sign up process has been communicated to all students in assembly and to parents via email. Registration must be completed by Thursday, 16 November and we encourage all students to participate.

There are many ways our school can support students as they prepare for their future and, through Activities Week, we are providing the opportunity for students to try something new, challenge themselves through learning new skills, work with new people and step beyond what they perceive as their limitations.

Regardless of how each student spends their time during Activities Week, we are convinced that they are all learning beyond the classroom and preparing for their future in some way. They can relive experiences, improve study habits, prepare for final examinations and learn how they have control of their futures if they make the most of the opportunities that are presented to them at Compass International School. 


Parent Opportunity to Support Our School Community

On Saturday, 9 December, we are hosting our Friends of Compass School International Breakfast.

This is a wonderful event that has been well supported by our parents in previous years. To help us with our organisation, I please ask you to take 5 mins to complete the following survey link:



Have a great week!

Kind Regards,

Paul McConnell

Head of Secondary



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