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Madinat Khalifa Secondary Headlines | Week of April 30

May 4th be with you!

As this weeks’ newsletter is being published on May 4th, the unofficial Star Wars day, then I thought I would attempt to summarise our week in the style of these very famous films. Wish me luck!

In a Nord Anglia school in a galaxy far, far away, we find students, parents and teachers who are loyal to the epicentre of Jedi training, Compass International School. Our programme is of the highest quality and even this week, our most senior recruits have been sitting exams to become IB and IGCSE Jedi. The exams have all gone smoothly and we are anticipating success, as they begin to reach out and travel far across our planet continuing their journey to becoming Jedi Masters.

Now, our younger trainees have been working in many exciting ways as STEAM Week began. They have been exploring the force through experiments with electricity and magnetism as a way of controlling the movement of many rare galactic objects. These Year 8 Jedi went into Primary school to help train the youngest Padawans in Year 4 on how to predict the force when using different strength magnets.

Now, like many of the planets in Star Wars, you see some very weird things in our school. However, today I watched many of our trainees investigate how to convert tin foil and water melons into a piano keyboard. It was crazy…watching musical notes being produced from the electrical current in our bodies, passing through a large fruit and producing a perfect tune – it was definitely like something from another planet.

Now, as Head of Secondary, I probably should assume the role of Yoda in our galactic training school, so here are my conclusions - please use a Yoda voice in your head.

The week end soon it will and progress made it has. Friends we are from different stars but use force together we must. If learn from force, better we become and further travel we will. But soon, evil empire will approach. Monday 29 May, Assessment Week it begins. Every student exam they will sit and results parents will see. Young Padawans - study for exam must begin, if results good you want. Ask help from teacher you must.

Thank you to all students and staff for a great week in school. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.

(Assessment Week 29 May to 4 June – more detailed information to follow)

Paul McConnell

Head of Secondary