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Gharaffa Buzz | Monday 19 November

18 November 2018

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Dear Parents,

We had a fantastic time this week celebrating the school’s internationalism. 

Families who attended our Friends of Compass School (FCS) International Breakfast on Saturday, 10 November, seemed to thoroughly enjoy trying out recipes from other countries whilst children participated in an array of fun activities which included face and henna painting, Name the Teacher, guessing the number of objects in a jar, dancing, an obstacle course, Soak the Teacher and various craft activities.  Turkish ice cream and coffee were also sold at this event.  Our families seemed to have a great time soaking up the atmosphere. 

On Sunday, 11 November, we continued with our International Days.  Children wore national costume on Sunday as they paraded around the playground and modelled their colourful national dress to the delight of other students and parents.  In class, the children engaged in a wide range of activities which involved cooking, technology and vast amounts of creativity.  On Tuesday, 13 November, parents were invited into the school to share a book from their own country with the children and read in their native language.  At the end of the day, we celebrated the week’s successes in a whole school assembly where the children shared their learning with the school.  Thank you once again to our highly talented staff for their relentless hard work in making the days a successful international learning journey.  I’d also like to thank our wonderful FCS team for their help in the build up to the International Picnic Breakfast and their support on the day.

Also on Tuesday, the Hamad Mobile blood bank visited the Gharaffa campus.  Thank you to the 53 people who registered to donate.  The hospital presented the school with a certificate of excellence and I believe there are now a few photographs featuring on the Marhaba website.

Tomorrow, our FCS team will be hosting our monthly coffee morning.  I very much look forward to catching up with our parents at this event.  Please remember that tickets will be on sale shortly for December’s Students Blanket Sale (Bring and Buy).  Children may start collecting old books, games and toys at home in preparation for this event on Tuesday, 11 December.  The children are allowed to keep all profits made on this day.

Gharaffa Blanket Sale

Have a good week.

Karen Wilson
Head of Gharaffa Campus



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