As the weather is heating up, we are still full steam ahead here at Gharaffa.
Last Tuesday, children arrived at school wearing green in support of World Environment Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about world environmental issues and is a day for doing something to take care of the Earth. World Environment Day began in 1974 and has continued annually on the 5th of June. The theme for this week’s World Environment Day was upcycling which focused the children on plastic as a pollutant and how plastic might be upcycled. In classrooms, the children used plastics to create musical instruments, bird feeders and pencil pots. Children in Early Years could be seen creating models out of junk plastic. In other classrooms, children created skipping ropes out of plastic bags. The whole school got behind the day with a one hour focus on saving electricity as we switched power off throughout the school. Certificates for the most ingenious ideas were presented in assembly. Thank you to Ms Cullinan, our Eco Warriors leader, for organising the day.
The theme for Thursday’s assembly was morality, making good choices and knowing the difference between right and wrong. The children enjoyed thinking about different scenarios and making the correct decision.
Yesterday, 10 June, our Year 6 children visited their new school. They had the opportunity to visit our Madinat Khalifa Campus to meet some of the teachers and pupils, finding out more about the campus and expectations. We hope that the children enjoyed the visit and are looking forward to their August 2018 start. Tomorrow, 12 June, the school will be hosting the Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly at 12.00 pm (noon).
Please know, our last day of school, the school day will end at 12.00 pm (noon) on Thursday, 28 June 2018.
I would like to end this week’s newsletter by saying Eid Mubarak to all the school’s Muslim parents.
Enjoy this special holiday with your family and friends.
Head of Gharaffa Campus