A major strength of our school is the quality and commitment of our teaching staff who regularly go above and beyond to ensure our students have the best educational and pastoral experience. That being said, we always encourage and welcome experts into school to compliment the curriculum. This has been particularly evident over the past two weeks where classes across Primary, have collaborated with experts from a range of fields including academia, business and the arts.
We welcomed Dr. Benal Tanrisever and Abby Gerdts, Music and Drama specialists from the Juilliard School of Performing Arts. During the drama workshops, the students learned and performed a number of non-verbal scenes, relying on their expression and body language to tell the story. Whilst in music, they learned how music can be used to tell a story.
Our Artist-in-Residence, Deborah Cyril-Trew, worked alongside students across Primary this week to create fantastic pieces of art in the style of Wassily Kandinsky. The students used a variety of materials as part of the process, and the finished products will be hung proudly in our atrium area in the next few weeks.
Dugongs are marine animals that are native to the coast of Qatar. Dr. Christopher Warren and his colleagues, presented to our students on Tuesday about these endangered and very secretive creatures, and the efforts that have been made to preserve their habitats.
This morning our Year 3 students put on a fantastic show as part of their class assembly. It was great to see the children acting, singing and dancing with such fearlessness and enjoyment.
As part of their learning in the IPC, our Year 1 students have learned how to classify different types of creatures from around the world. This involved a very hands-on lesson on Wednesday, where the students (aided by Mr Allan and Miss Egan) dissected squid, fish and crabs!
Finally, I would like your support to ensure that your children are collected promptly from their class teacher at the correct time. The school day ends at 1:30pm, unless your child has an ECA which ends at 2:30pm.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Head of Primary, Madinat Khalifa