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Gharaffa Buzz | Monday 17 September

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Dear Parents,

It was great to see all our mums and dads at today’s School in Action morning.  The children were very excited prior to the doors opening at 7.30am, looking very much forward to sharing their learning with their parents.  I hope the morning was enlightening parents enjoyed finding out more about the International Primary Curriculum following last Sunday’s IPC presentation led by Sarah Reid, the school’s Deputy Headteacher. 

Our Early Years 1 children have now settled into their daily routines and had a very special day last Monday when they were accompanied by a little furry friend from home. Bears of all different sizes and shapes flooded the classrooms.  It was delightful to hear happy chatter as the children shared their special stories.  Also last week, the Early Years team were introduced to parents at the EYFS presentation.  Numerous messages were given about the day to day running of the unit.  I hope parents found the meeting informative.  If you were unable to attend the meeting the presentation will be sent to parents via iSams.  If you do have any further questions or concerns, please speak to the class teacher.

Last week, the school held numerous presentations and events.  Arabic information morning, also on Monday was hosted by Mrs Enaam.  The meeting was held specifically for parents whose children study Arabic as part of their weekly curriculum.  Tuesday morning was the first Friends of Compass (FCS) meeting of the academic year and the school’s highest recorded attendance for any FCS meeting.  The staffroom was buzzing with parents who were delighted to engage in conversations about future events and share some good ideas.  Thank you to Rebbecca Leslie (FCS Chairperson) for leading the morning.  We are looking forward to voting in parents for other roles and responsibilities.  On Wednesday, the school hosted the Language One Dutch Information evening.  Once again, the meeting was very well attended by enthusiastic parents who were keen to find out more about the curriculum.  Thank you to all the people who led any of the events listed above and thank you to our dedicated parents who are evidently highly invested in their child’s education.

Yesterday, the school began distributing ID badges to parents.  Please be informed that once the ID system is rolled out, then any adult not in possession of a school ID badge will not have access to the school site.  Safeguarding of all children is the school’s number one priority.

We are all very much looking forward to 6B’s assembly on Thursday.  I can guarantee that there will be some interesting props on display.  Good luck to class 6B.

Have a great week.

Karen Wilson

Head of Gharaffa campus