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Madinat Khalifa Secondary Headlines | Monday 7 May

Dear Parents,

Activities this week involved different mind sets of the students - celebration, self-determination and selflessness all merged together.

On 26 April, Year 11 students held their prom at the Kempinski Hotel.  It was important for them to appreciate the moment they’re in and to share with teachers their thanks for the support they have received over the last two years.  Speaking to the students at the end of the night, it was clear that they appreciated the opportunity to unwind and relax, but now they are determined to focus on exams. 

The IGCSE and IB exams mean transiting around school is slightly different than usual, with ensuring students are quiet around the Sports Hall.  This has impacted our PE kit expectations. Please refer to the email from Mr. Dook regarding this.  The school PE kit is still expected, however, this can be worn for the full day where they have a PE lesson.

With Year 11 and 13 not being in school, this provides an opportunity for the younger year groups to take on the leadership and role model status vacated.  I will be meeting with the Student Council later this week to investigate how we can develop the leadership of the student body further while ensuring that the character of Year 6 students joining us in Year 7 is continued and developed.  Planning is currently underway for the Year 6 transition day on 10 June and we look forward to meeting those new to MK campus.

On Thursday evening, the school exhibited our musical and art expertise at the Religious Complex.  Primary and Secondary students as well as our Community parent choir showcased their vocal and musical talent in a room with fantastic acoustics.  During the choir performances, the artwork of the IGCSE students was on display in the mezzanine above.  Visitors had the opportunity to purchase their favourite art piece through the silent auction.  Our talented Funkadelic Orchestra wowed the crowd and provided a show-stopping finale to the evening. It is a delight to see our Funkadelic Orchestra growing in numbers.  To all our dedicated choir and orchestra members, we appreciate and recognise the time and effort you put in to keeping us entertained with your musical talent. 

On Sunday, we hosted the Islamic Culture Centre who spoke to the whole school regarding Ramadan.  It is important for us all to be aware of what Ramadan means and the purpose behind it.  It is also important for everyone to reflect on what kind of person they are and the kind of person they would like to be.  This builds on the character of the whole child we are developing at Compass.  We look forward to different activities we have planned in school.  With ongoing assessments throughout the year groups, it is also important to stress the need for full attendance throughout the year, including Ramadan.  With the Student Council, I will also be investigating how we can reward those students who show progress, effort and full attendance during the year.  One of my ideas would be to hold a summer ball.  Please contact me if, as a parent, you would like to be involved in the organising of such an event.

Have a great week!

 

Kind Regards,

Tom Douch