Many thanks to those of you who completed the parent survey. We look forward to receiving the results to celebrate our success and address any issues raised. This is part of our regular evaluation process along with staff surveys and student consultations.
Global Money Week
Along with a number of schools across Doha, we participated in ‘Global Money Week’ an initiative led by the Embassy of the Netherlands and QNB Bank. The purpose of the week was to focus on all aspects of money, making our children more aware of spending and, more importantly, saving as well as other money management strategies.
Each class welcomed a volunteer that worked in finance, including a number of financial advisors from Qatar National Bank, the Dutch Embassy and the United Nations who talked about their roles and the importance of careful money management. These activities complemented the week’s focus on money in all primary mathematics lessons. The questions and solutions suggested by students were fantastic and each visitor commented on how impressed they were with our students’ attitude to learning and the confidence in which they presented their ideas.
Our Year 5 students visited the Qatar Stock Exchange. Their experience is best summed up by Tyler from 5MA who said: “I thought that the trip to the Qatar Stock Exchange was extremely interesting. The host and staff were very welcoming and kind. They explained all about money and how a business works and makes a profit. Mr Samer (the host) gave us a number of fun activities and challenges to do such as creating posters about different companies and doing a presentation about them. We had to persuade the audience to buy shares in our company. He taught us that the biggest risk in the money world is not to take any risks. We also watched the live stocks of different companies go up and down. They provided a lovely buffet for us which was very delicious. This was one of the best trips that I have ever been on and I would love to go back to learn more.”
I was also pleased to receive this feedback from the Education Manager at the Qatar Stock Exchange “It was a great pleasure for me to welcome Year 5 to the stock exchange and I enjoyed working with the kids. They were very smart, organized and well-behaved, a credit to Compass International School.”
Well done to our Year 5 students!
Primary Celebration Assembly
As mentioned in numerous newsletter articles, the highlight of my week is the Primary Assembly each Thursday morning and last week’s assembly was no different.
Lorenzo, from 5MA, played a number of beautiful piano pieces as the students entered the hall. The students, parents and teachers all listened intently and Lorenzo received a well-deserved round of applause. Well done Lorenzo! Over the coming weeks, we look forward to other Primary students showcasing their musical talents at the start of each assembly.
We then recognised excellence in mathematics across the primary school, with a student from each class receiving a learning certificate celebrating their achievements, improvements or individual pieces of work.
The assembly concluded with more music. Our Years 1-3 students sang ‘Make a Rainbow’ with great enthusiasm. You can see a brief recording of this performance on Class Dojo.
Have a fantastic week!
Jimmy Frawley, Head of Primary