Last week’s International Week was a fantastic success. The week ended with a spectacular showcase of the children’s learning and cultural experiences on Thursday.
The International Week began on Friday 10 November with our picnic breakfast. The following Sunday, we held our colourful international parade when a procession of over 500 children had the opportunity to show off their country colours as 59 flags were waved by excited children snaking their way around the school’s perimeter. When children returned to class, passports were distributed and children were asked to pack their suitcases as they were sent on a magical learning journey around the world. The school had special visits from Shetland ponies and falcons, classrooms were adorned with lanterns, dreamcatchers, kites and ribbons as spices from India, Pakistan and Morocco filled the air.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our children, staff and parents and all the groups of people working together to make International Week a resounding educational journey for the children. I would particularly like to thank our FCS team, led by Claire Smith and our Class Representatives team, led by Paula Duarte for all their support, plus the endless list of parents who contributed artefacts, knowledge and classroom time. I would also like to thank families who shared food from around the world. It was wonderful to not only taste a wide variety of different dishes but find out more about the background of certain foods. Without the kindness of our whole school community, the week wouldn’t have been such a success. Any leftover food was donated to a Doha charity, ‘Saving Food’ who distribute food and provisions to less fortunate people living in our country.
Whilst on the theme of celebrating success, our PE department have also had recent achievements. Last week, Year 3 to Year 6 boys and girls travelled to Aspire to participate in a football match, competing against 11 other Qatar schools. The Year 5 and 6 girls came in 5th place and the boys in 4th. Today our Year 3 and 4 children have also competed at Aspire, results will follow in next Monday’s newsletter.
Next week, the school will be hosting a book fair. Books will be on sale for 3 days, from Sunday 26 November to Tuesday 28th November. The sale will take place in the main entrance during the school day.
I will like to end this week’s newsletter with a date for your diary. On Tuesday 28th November the school will be holding a coffee morning. This will be held in the school library. Following coffee, parents are welcome to take a look at the books available for purchase at the book fair. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Head of Gharaffa campus