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Dear Parents

‘Believe to Achieve’ Year 5A

Year 5A led an inspirational assembly on Thursday which focused on our school philosophy “Be ambitious.” 

Thank you to our Early Years and Milepost 1 parents who attended the Parent Seminar on mathematics strategies. It was an informative session which involved practical applications and methods of recording that parents can use to help their children at home. Mrs O Neill, our Maths Leader, will lead another seminar this term for Milepost 2 and 3. It will take place on Sunday 11th November and focus on progression in mathematics.

Now that the weather has cooled, the children have been able to play outside and use up some of their energy. The children have settled down now into their class routines of learning and assessment and it is a pleasure to see such happy, engaged and motivated children during lessons.

There are still many children arriving late to school. If children are not in class at 7.15am, they are late. Please try to get your child to school to line up when the whistle blows. Attendance and late arrival will be recorded on reports this term and whilst we understand that occasionally, there are circumstances that delay you, it is important that this is not habitual and your child is in school on time for a positive start to the day.

On Wednesday and Thursday we have the school photographer at Rayyan. Please make sure that your child is wearing school uniform and they have a brush or comb with them to tidy their hair.

Unfortunately, our Parent Seminar for English as an Additional Language has been postponed to a later date. We will send out a new notice once the date is confirmed.

On Tuesday we held a lockdown practice to make sure that staff and students know what to do in an emergency situation. This is part of our NAE Health and Safety Policy and in a similar way to the regular practice fire drills, make sure that children recognise the signals and know what to do. In the event of a practice or real lockdown situation, parents will not be able to enter or exit school premises until it is declared safe. Security Guards will advise you on this.

At assembly on Thursday morning, the Happy Handwriting winners were announced. Our certificate winners demonstrated fabulous skills, growth and ambition over the month and have been recognised for their outstanding progress in handwriting. As with all skills, practice helps to improve; we can always develop them in all aspects of our class work, over time. If you didn’t receive a certificate this time, keep practising and be ambitious, there are more handwriting challenges coming up!

The winners are:-




Luis De La Maza


Liane Habash


Adam Ahmed


Vanya Thenady


Noora Al-Hajri


Hend Al Hajri


Malik Kane


Lamar Abaza


Joaquin Valenzuela Datzer


Katy Bou Akl


Jana Al Rauili


Yasmine Hamache


Ali Al Kowatly

Our Student Voice group recently approached me with a new idea to recognise children in school, who really represent Compass values. Our IPC Personal Goals are taught and encouraged in class and recognised by teachers but the students wanted to choose ’stand out ‘ children themselves, who they observed being good role models and exemplifying our ‘Be ambitious ‘ philosophy. Three children were chosen this week. They are Kayla Finefrock, Leen Al Marri and Jad Tarrouche. Well done for being chosen for the first ever Student Voice Award and being such good examples. 

It is now the time of year where there are reports of head lice in schools across Qatar. We would ask that you check your child’s hair for any nits (eggshells remaining after the eggs hatch – they are white and stick to the hair strands) and head lice (grey-brown in colour. They are about the size of a pinhead when first hatched then grow to the size of a sesame seed and you will see them moving around the head). If you find any of the above, please contact the school nurse so that we can advise parents and prevent further spread. The nurse can be contacted on or by telephone on 40349708. It is a common problem in schools –head lice like clean hair. We do not embarrass children and families by checking their hair or sending them home. 

On Wednesday morning we have ‘Drop in for Coffee’ at 7.30am. All parents are welcome to come along to have an informal chat to me and other parents and to meet the Class Parent. It is a good time to ask questions about Doha or the school and to share ideas. I hope you can make it.

Kind regards,

Ann Djedid

Head of Campus



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