It is incredible to realise that we are already in December with only a few weeks of term left. Teachers and students are fully engaged in the assessment and reporting cycle as we prepare for the end of term reports. It is important to make sure that your child arrives at school in time to start lessons in the morning and does not have time off unless absolutely necessary. We can show a direct correlation between attendance and student success and in some cases this is detrimental to progress. Your support with this is appreciated.
We will shortly be sending out the ECA programme for term 2 and 3, for parents to sign up. We hope to add some further sports choices and a range to suit all students. Parents please note that for safety and safeguarding reasons, students who are not attending an ECA must be off site by 1.45pm latest. This is so that we can ensure that all students are accounted for. The same applies to students after ECA’s when they must leave by 2.45pm, unless involved in Production. Remaining students who have not been collected will wait in Reception so that their parents can be contacted.
Year 2a entertained us with a very informative assembly about the cycle of life. They definitely learned some very ambitious vocabulary such as respiration, expiration, excretion and classification and were able to distinguish between living and non-living things, describing their features. There was a super turn out of parents to support their children and sadly, we had to say goodbye to two of our families who are moving to North America. We wish them every success in their new adventure.
Congratulations to the children who won the Morality award last week, for showing exemplary behaviour and working hard to make the right choices. It was very encouraging to hear how well they work with their peers and are a positive influence in school as role models for good behaviour.
We are enjoying much success out of school at the moment with sports fixtures, swimming competitions and our links to UNICEF and STEAM projects. This week our Year 6 students will be visiting Texas A& M University to join the engineering tour. This tour will cover engineering history, sustainable building technology and give details on the university’s world renowned engineering programs. At the same time, children will be able to experience hands-on science experiments.
On Wednesday morning, we have the last ‘drop in for coffee’ of this year. We currently have the Nord Anglia Education team in Doha, to conduct a quality assurance visit to the school so it would lovely to have a good group of parents to speak to the team. The coffee morning will take place in the small hall, upstairs in the main building at 7.30am. I hope you can join us.
Thank you to the many parents who attended the writing workshop last week. The feedback was excellent and you have given us some good ideas for future workshops. If you could not attend and would like a copy of the presentation, please contact Mr Anderton on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very excited to present a winter themed production this year, based on the story of the Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Tickets will be available this week, allocated on a first come, first served basis for one performance only. Please choose which performance you would like to attend and indicate the number of tickets. Students in school will watch the performance this week so there is no need for them to attend again. We look forward to seeing you there.
There is no assembly on Thursday due to production practices and stage and lighting assembly.
Have a great week.
Head of Campus