What a wonderful morning we all had at this year’s annual Rainbow Picnic. The turnout was fantastic with over 500 parents and children joining in the fun, dancing and games. The children were so excited to wear their rainbow coloured clothes and have their faces painted by Mrs Lerche, Ms Rania and Mrs Monvid-it was definitely the busiest stall.
Thankfully the rain stayed away and we were able to enjoy a warm but dry morning. We had competitions including Best Goalkeeper, Name the Teddy and Treasure Hunt. Mr Rowntree and Ms Amandine were most definitely soaked in the soak the teacher stall and Mr Coughlan kept the students amused on the bouncy castle, with teachers joining in. From play dough to tattoos and bead making, everyone had a great morning. Thank you to our parents for bringing in a fantastic range of breakfast food-which was enjoyed by all. To FCS for their lovely rainbow painting on the wall. To FAME basketball for supporting and Mr De Poumeyrol of Portagraph for sharing his Portagraph App and making our children think about their ambitions. To all of our Rayyan Team who gave up their time to make this such an enjoyable event for Rayyan families and, of course, to Mr Akhtar, for his dancing skills and bringing everyone together.
Last Wednesday, Year 5 and 6 from Rayyan Campus competed in the QPPSSA Midlands league football tournament. Both teams represented the school excellently showing fantastic attitude. Our Year 5 boys finished 4th after being narrowly defeated in the semi-finals whilst the Year 6 team finished 8th. Fantastic effort considering the hot weather conditions and well done to all.
Year 6 held an assembly based on their IPC unit AD900. The focus was the Benin civilization and the children told the story of how the civilization developed then eventually died out. They learned lots of facts and local tales to express through drama. The children learned some African drum beats and rhythms in their music lessons with Mrs Lerche which was a lovely way to end their assembly. Congratulations on playing the drums so well.
The IPC Personal Goal this week was adaptability. Children were rewarded for showing one of the following qualities:-
- I am able to get used to something new.
- I am confident when I try new things.
- I am comfortable with myself when I’m doing different things
- I like to know about my friends’ views, countries and cultures.
- I can work well in many different group situations
- I am able to think about things in different ways.
Well done for showing such good qualities in school and winning a certificate this week.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Head of Rayyan Campus