Full STEAM ahead…
Teaching and learning looked a little different this week at Compass International School, Madinat Khalifa as the students designed, created, built, tested, experimented and investigated as part of our STEAM week. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) is an approach to education that links all of the mentioned topics through project based learning. STEAM week kicked off on Sunday with a fantastic assembly in the sports hall. Mr Porter wowed the pupils with his exciting experiments involving interesting aspects of chemistry and physics.
Once back in the classroom, the students began their own projects. Walking around the school during the week, you would have seen the students working as engineers, scientists, architects and artists. The range of skills on display from the pupils was impressive and the work they produced was first class!
On Thursday, each class had the opportunity to showcase their learning to other students in the school. We ended the day with a well attended STEAM showcase for parents. Many thanks to those of you who attended. Clearly, the students were full of pride when showing off their wonderful work from a fun week of learning.
A huge thank you to Mr. McConville for organising the week and for staff involved in making the week a great success.
Primary PE lessons
Due to exams, Primary PE lessons have been moved to Sunday so that we can utilise the sports hall. Students from Years 1 to 5 can remain in their PE kits all day. Year 6 students are asked to come to school in their PE kit and bring their uniform to change into after the lesson.
The safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance to us. As the weather continues to get warmer, the onsite temperature is carefully monitored to ensure we meet with health and safety recommendations of both Nord Anglia Education and the Education Council in Qatar.
As with our sister campuses, we have implemented ‘half indoor, half outdoor’ breaks. Full indoor breaks will be implemented whenever the temperature exceeds the guidance for schools in Qatar.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jimmy Frawley, Head of Primary