The excitement is building for our school production which will take place next week. The children have been rehearsing during their ECA and at the weekends and we are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their hard work. Tickets for the Wednesday evening performance have ‘sold out’ however there are some tickets available for the Tuesday performance. Please contact Alexis at reception for details.
Last week we had the Education team in school to carry out a quality assurance review of the school. The feedback was very positive and I look forward to sharing the headlines of the report, once we receive it. Thank you to the parents who came along to share their thoughts on Wednesday at the ‘Drop in for coffee’ morning. It is much appreciated.
The annual NAE ‘Parent Survey’ went live last week. So far only 27% of parents have completed the survey. It is available in most world languages so please check the link and share your thoughts with us. We are aiming to get over 90% of parents to respond to have a realistic view of our strengths and areas for improvement. The survey is anonymous and gives you a chance to give positive, constructive feedback which school can action. The survey will remain open for another few weeks. You can complete it on an iPad at Reception if you wish.
On Thursday, we had 35 girls and boys from Years 3-6 compete at the QPPSSA Cross Country Event. Special congratulations to Isla Melville in Year 3 who received a bronze medal for achieving 3rd position in the Under 8 event. Compass Rayyan secured 5th position overall. Well done TEAM RAYYAN!!
Trials for the BISQ (British International Schools Qatar) Games have been completed and a whole Compass team has been decided on. The students had to be able to show a high level of skill in more than one sport. Congratulations and well done to the following Rayyan students who are part of the team:
Zaira Munoz (Football, Netball and Athletics)
Ramon Ramirez (Football and Athletics)
Mosab Elsideeg (Football and Athletics)
Ameerah Hasan (Football and Athletics)
Diego Garro (Football, Basketball and Athletics)
Chloe Marshall (Swimming and Athletics)
David Jones (Swimming and Athletics)
Competition was fierce over our three campuses. We had over 60 children compete for a place on a 32 member squad. A special thank you to parents who brought their children to Madinat Khalifa for these trials. It was a tough decision to decide on the team but we feel we secured the best Compass Squad to represent our whole school at these games.
During library classes, Students in Early Years 1 were asked to think about their feelings. The lesson focused on expression and being able to recognize feelings by looking at other students faces. During the lesson, the students had to guess the feeling by looking at the masks and then discussing what they know about that feeling. This week they focused on Anger and discussed ways to calm down. Next week they will talk about feeling Sad and how to deal with that. The students earned an IPC communication star by the end of the library session for the well thought out questions and answers.
Next week we will have an end of term House Assembly to find out the winners of the term 1 house points award. This will be followed by a week of activities and a celebration of Qatar National Day on Monday 17th December at 7.30am. We look forward to seeing you there.
Congratulations to Ahmed Abaza in Year 5A for winning 2nd place in the archery competition last weekend, run by the Qatar Archery Association. A great example of students being ambitious outside the classroom and improving their skills. Well done Ahmed.
Head of Campus