The Secondary school is fully focussed on preparing our Year 11 and Year 13 students for their final IGCSE and IB examinations which begin in April. This is a time when students can feel a mixture of worry, nervousness but also excitement as they look forward to new opportunities.
Year 6 students at Madinat Khalifa, Rayyan and Gharaffa campuses, are also feeling the same emotions as they look towards completing their Primary education and the beginning of their Secondary learning journey.
To support this next big step, we are planning a series of events allowing both Year 6 students and their parents, to really get to know the Secondary school during the remainder of this academic year. The first of those events is our Year 6 Transition Evening to be held at Madinat Khalifa on Wednesday, 15 March from 5pm to 6pm. We will; introduce key Secondary staff, give an overview of our vibrant curriculum and of course, answer any questions parents or students may have about the transition to Primary to Secondary.
We will also have for the first time, a Compass International School Open Day on Saturday, 1 April from 10am to 1pm. Staff are preparing exciting ways for our visiting students to be engaged and challenged as they explore each curriculum area, finding out about our learning culture and friendly and supportive school ethos.
During STEAM Week (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Secondary teachers and students will visit each of our three Primary campus’ to deliver exciting lessons and assemblies. Year 7 students will then answer questions from the Year 6 students about how they felt transitioning from Primary to Secondary education – having just taken that big step themselves.
To complete our steps, our Year 6 Transition Day welcomes students by inviting them to spend a whole day with us here at the Madinat Khalifa Campus towards the end of Term 3. We are confident by that time, they will feel supported and ready to take on the new opportunities that present themselves in the Secondary school.
To secure that next big step, we will be sending all parents of Year 6 student’s details of how you can register and confirm your place at Madinat Khalifa for next academic year.
We look forward to welcoming and meeting you all over the coming weeks and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.