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Rayyan Report | Week of 14 May

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Dear Parents,

What a lovely start to the day. This morning, Early Years 2b, supported by Early Years 2a, entertained us with a fantastic assembly about Traditional Tales. It is a pleasure to see how much progress the children have made over the course of the year. They spoke out well, sang beautifully and engaged the audience. The led the assembly from start to finish and we are very proud of their achievements. To find out more, click here to see the photographs and details of what the children have been learning. Thank you to the teachers and assistants for preparing the children so well, Mrs Lerche for supporting with music and Mr Akhtar for creating digital memories. 

On Sunday evening, Year 6 celebrated the end of their primary phase of education with a leaver’s party at the Al Sharq Village and Spa. They dressed up in their best party clothes and enjoyed time chatting to friends from all three campuses. Some children got certificates for fun, such as ‘Most likely to be a’… popstar, inventor or comedian. The food was plentiful and delicious and the children made sure they had lots to eat. Candy floss was the biggest hit. It was interesting to find out from the children that in French, candy floss is called Barb a Papa (dad’s beard) and in Arabic, Shar Al Banat (girl’s hair). They had a lovely time watching photographs of their year on the screen and reflecting on their successes. Thank you to the Year 6 teachers and the Al Sharq for making this event such a success.

This week we celebrated two sporting successes at Rayyan campus.

First, the Triathlon competition led by Ms McDonald, our PE Teacher. On Friday, Compass Rayyan children competed in their final triathlon of the school year. This was an open water triathlon so the children were swimming out into the sea! All children represented Compass Rayyan extremely well and made their teacher proud. Once again, we took the gold medal! Well done Callum Hopper and Raff Cuijpers! We also took bronze, and would have definitely got the silver if one of our teams didn’t accidently take the 10km adult’s bike route! We are very proud of all children involved, especially Matias Mosquera for cycling all that way in such high temperatures!

Our Year 3-6 girls took part in the annual QPPSSA Swimming Gala and swam their heart out to compete against children from private schools around Qatar. The Year 3 girls were extremely successful, winning gold, silver and bronze medals on the day. Congratulations to all the children on representing the school so well and trying their best.

This week we had two excellent exit points from our IPC units. The first was ‘Chocolate’ where the children of Year 3 went to visit the chefs at Al Sharq Village to learn more about chocolate and how the different types are heated and cooled to be used in various dishes.  The children had the opportunity to design and ice their own cakes and chocolate bar and had a delicious time trying them out.

Year 1 celebrated the end of their IPC unit on celebrations with a party. The children came to school in the party clothes and had a lovely time sharing food, playing games and dancing.

Reminder-The Ministry of Transport has requested that parents complete a questionnaire about transport to and from school. It is available in Arabic and English and I would be grateful if you could take some time to complete it. They are reviewing current practice and your input would be valuable to them. For Arabic use the link here. For English use the link here. Thank you for your assistance.

On Sunday 28th May, we have a mid-term holiday and school will be closed. We resume on Monday at 8.00am and will follow Ramadan hours (8.00am -1.00pm). Children can be dropped off at school from 7.30am when there will be staff available to supervise. Please advise the Class Teacher if your child is fasting so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Next week is the last week of ECA’s this term. There are no school ECA’s during Ramadan.

Have a lovely, restful weekend.

Kind regards,

Mrs Djedid