Garangaou on Wednesday, 30 May was a delightful learning experience for all our children who flooded into school in colourful costumes and traditional attire.
The children enjoyed the day looking at video clips of Garangaou celebrations in different parts of the world and learning about the event and its origins which are embedded in the pearl-diving tradition of our region. In some classrooms, children could be heard singing along to Garangaou folk songs. On Thursday, I was told by a group of children that they had visited their neighbours, wearing special cotton bags around their necks, collecting halaawa (candies, sweets and nuts) whilst singing traditional folk songs. We hope all our children learned something new on this special day and were able to feel involved in the Holy Month celebrations.
The theme for Thursday’s assembly was 'Enquiry'. Ms Hobday shared ‘The Grufallo’s Child' with the children with the message that we should all take risks and ask if we are uncertain.
Early Years 1 had visits from a doctor and dentist last week as they found out more about people who help us. It was lovely to see children engaged in numerous learning activities which made them thing about personal hygiene and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
As the end of term approaches we still have many important events to look forward to. These are listed below:
Tuesday, 6 June
World Environment Day (Please ensure children dress in green)
Sunday, 10 June
Year 6 Transition Day
Bus departing from Gharaffa at 8 am
(This is for children who have enrolled at Madinat Khalifa into our Year 7)
Sunday, 10 June
Thursday, 14 June
Year 6 leavers’ assembly – time to be confirmed
With still so many fun learning activities scheduled until the end of term, it is important that your child attends school until the end of term, Thursday 28 June.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
Head of Compass Gharaffa