A roaring time was had at Rayyan campus this week, when the circus came to town. I hope you managed to come along! Overnight the school hall was transformed into a colourful Big Top Circus Tent. Stepping inside you were astounded as you eagerly sat and waited for the show to begin. You were not disappointed, there was hardly a moment to breathe as; gymnasts, strong man, Arabic dancers, clowns and lions came to entertain. The children’s performance was amazing, they not only looked spectacular in their colourful costumes, and they had learned their lines, song-words and actions and gave the audience a rousing circus show. The show had a message, as it focused on the relationship between four siblings and a learning journey about kindness, loyalty and working together. It was lovely to see so many parents, family and friends supporting the children’s performances. The children enjoyed performing, as much as the audience enjoyed watching the show.
On Wednesday 25th April Ms. Ingrid Kepteyn, a dance specialist from the Juilliard School, visited Rayyan Campus. During the assembly the children were captivated as she performed three different styles of dance; ballet, modern and contemporary. Later, Year 3 had a fantastic opportunity to have bespoke dancing lessons with Ms. Ingrid. She ran workshops where they learned about the techniques and movements involved in each type of dance. The children were then able to use these ideas to create their very own ‘sandstorm’ dance set in the desert.
It was the turn of Year 1A to lead the assembly this week. The children performed brilliantly. They reminded us of the international mindfulness of Rayyan Campus. The children were dressed in the colours of their countries and welcomed us in their home languages.
The Arabic students that participated in the Qur’an competition were awarded certificates in assembly this week. The awards were based on their achievements of between, ‘grade very good’ to ‘grade excellent. Well done to our stars who are: Alaa Al Hussain Year 3, Jana Assabbane Year 1, Jood Hamed Year 5, Hala Tagrida Year 2, Sarah Bouaouina Year 4, Fladina Ghaisan Year 5, Asser Mayhoub Year 2, Khalid Al Hussain Year 4, Subhi Hamed Year 2, Oamer Al-Khayarin Year 5 and Mohammed Al Hussain Year 6.
Last week, the children focused on the IPC Personal Goal of Resilience, which is an extremely important quality to develop. Class certificates were awarded this week to those students who particularly demonstrated these qualities:
- I always try again if I can’t do something first time.
- I try hard; I keep going until I finish a task.
- I am not disappointed when I get something wrong.
- I am able to accept a challenge
- I am determined.
I keep trying, even when things seem too difficult.
Next week we will be working on the IPC Personal Goal of Enquiry.