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Gharaffa Buzz | Monday 26 February

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Dear Parents,

When everybody is working together in the best interests of the child it is likely to reap strong academic and social benefits.

Last week’s Parent Consultations were very well attended.  It is a fact that children learn best when the key adults in their lives, parents, teachers and other family and community members work together.  Children of parents who are actively engaged with the school are more likely to:

  • attend school regularly
  • achieve at school
  • have a positive attitude towards school
  • go on to some form of post-secondary education

Schools alone cannot address all of a child’s developmental needs, the meaningful involvement of parents is absolutely essential.  We are always grateful to our supportive parents.  I’d like to end this part of the newsletter by thanking all the parents who were kind enough to call into my office to feedback positive comments about the school and their child’s learning experience.  Today the school has sent out a Nord Anglia questionnaire, we hope our parents will find the opportunity to complete this survey.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts about how we are doing.

This week we are celebrating literature and our love for reading in our annual book week.  The children looked fantastic in yesterday’s character parade.  Thank you once again to all the staff and Mr James for organising such a fun week. I’d also like to thank our parents for providing costumes for Sunday’s parade and for taking time out of their day to come along and watch.

Jessica Meyer, Juilliard School of Performing Arts and Music, flew into Doha on Tuesday to deliver music master classes.  A special music assembly for children in Year 1 to Year 6 was also held on Wednesday.  The children were treated to a wonderful music performance with solo pieces from Mr Mannings and Ms Meyers, plus a beautiful duet.  Thank you to Jessica and Mr Mannings.

Thank you to our wonderful Friends of Compass (FCS) for hosting Wednesday’s movie afternoon.  The children had a lovely time watching the BFG whilst consuming popcorn and juice.

Last week, we concluded our school Sports Days.  In assembly on Thursday, we presented the House cup to our East House Captains.  Congratulations to our winning team and well done to all the children for working so hard to collect points for their team.  I would like to also thank our Year 5 and Year 6 leaders who helped to support the children with the activities.  Also in assembly, our children who took part in the Cambridge examinations in November were awarded with their certificates.  Congratulations to the children, this is a wonderful achievement.

We hope your child continues to enjoy the school book week and has been inspired to try a wider diet of books and genres.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Kind regards,

Karen Wilson

Head of Gharaffa campus