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Is there ever a quiet week in the life of Compass International School? I have asked myself this question many times this week and the answer is … NO!

Surrounding our busy and diverse curriculum we offer amazing opportunities for our students to experience learning beyond the classroom walls. Recently, Year 7 have used their Science lessons to explore and compete in the MIT Challenge through the Nord Anglia Global Campus. Years 7, 8 and 9 came together to participate in the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ as they discussed and debated the 17 UNICEF Global Goals, and how they impact upon our life here at Compass International School. Jessica Meyer, the Curriculum Specialist from The Juilliard School, shared her thoughts and challenged us on how we express our feelings and emotions through music. There have been some truly wonderful opportunities to motivate our students to extend their learning, but we must compliment this with challenge and rigor in our daily lessons.

I have been very fortunate to have been in classrooms with all of our dedicated teachers. Amazing opportunities must be balanced with high expectations, good behaviour and RESPECT from all our students. Our RESPECT Agenda was written by our students, for our students and is the standard we expect from every student as an active member of Compass International School.

RESPECT represents the following:

  • Responsibility
  • Equality
  • Sensitivity
  • Pride in our school
  • Encourage each other
  • Care for each other
  • Think before you act

As with all school rules, we have students who meet and exceed expectations every day and unfortunately, some who need extra support to adhere to these rules. We are all working together in school to raise expectations and you, as our parents, play a crucial role in this. Checking that your son or daughter has the correct equipment/school books each day, getting them to school on time and ensuring they wear the correct uniform is essential and fully supports the RESPECT Agenda.

I truly believe that if teachers work with parents and parents work with teachers, your children, our students, will fulfil ambitious expectations, find success and help to make Compass International School a school that they are proud to be part of.

Have a lovely weekend

Paul McConnell

Head of Secondary

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