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Gharaffa Buzz | Monday 12 February

  • Gharaffa School in Action 2018
  • Gharaffa EY Fashion Show
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  • Arabian Night
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Dear Parents,

We hope last Wednesday’s ‘School in Action’ morning left you with a wonderful impression of our school.

Every child has different strengths and weaknesses and it’s therefore very important that a school provides an environment where all children can thrive.  We hope the school left you feeling reassured that your child’s learning environment is not only positive and nurturing but also allows all children the opportunity to recognise, explore and develop personal talents.  It was lovely to see so many parents engaged in activities; some were surprised at the challenge presented in some lessons and the children’s ability to meet the set tasks and expectations.  We hope you enjoyed the morning.

Following ‘School in Action’, our Early Years 1 parents were invited along to a fashion show.  It was lovely to see the children dressed in costume, entertaining the audience with some highly intricate moves.  Well done to the children and the Early Years team.

In Thursday’s Milepost 1 assembly we watched Y2C perform, ‘The Gingerbread Man’.  This was a musical extravaganza.  Well done to the children, this was a slick performance with well-delivered, confident line-delivery and acting.  In Milepost 2 and 3 assembly we were entertained by some exceptionally talented Y5B children.  Thank you to all the children and teachers for their hard work with the assembly, we hope parents were very proud and managed to take many photographs.

Also last week, Paul McConnell (Head of Compass Secondary school) and Justin Hughes (Head of IB) held a presentation for Year 5 and Year 6 parents.  We had a great turnout from parents.  We hope that you found the meeting useful and are now feeling reassured about your child’s transition into Compass secondary.  If you do have any further questions you are more than welcome to contact either Paul or Justin. 

This week’s sports days are going ‘swimmingly’.  It was wonderful to see the children outside their classroom environment engaging in sporting activities.  Physical Education is a key part to our children’s education as sport doesn’t only promote a less sedentary lifestyle but it also raises self-esteem, helping children develop values.  We hope all our parents are able to attend these special activity days.  Thank you to the PE team for all their hard work.

Please be informed that we are currently selling tickets for two key Gharaffa events.  Tickets for the Arabian night are being sold during sports days and tickets for the FCS children’s movie afternoon are also being sold at the drop-off and pickup.  We are looking forward to seeing our Gharaffa community at both these events.

Next week, the school will be hosting Parent Consultations.  In order for teachers to better prepare for these meetings signup will now be Sunday to Thursday, 8am.  Please refer to Thursday’s letter for further information.  Parents should also take this opportunity to meet with specialist teachers.  Please complete the slip attached to the letter or signup to meet specialist teachers in the main reception area.

Enjoy the week.

Kind regards,

Karen Wilson

Head of Compass, Gharaffa

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