Through the sharing of good practice around the school, and the focusing upon specific development points, all of us are proving to be lifelong learners. As educators, we also strive to be lifelong learners; our teachers never stop looking for ways to further improve in order to teach to the best of current practices. It was wonderful to witness the learning happening in each and every class in the school and a real privilege of which to be a part.
On Wednesday and Thursday of last week I undertook a ‘Safeguarding and Safe Recruitment’ training course, with a view to learning further. My attendance on this course underlines the commitment that we have at Compass to providing a safe environment where the wellbeing of the child is paramount. As Designated Safeguarding Lead, it is my responsibility to monitor the emotional and physical security of each student. All members of staff are training to a high level to be vigilant in this area. Should you see behaviours in and around school which you feel are not taking a child’s wellbeing into consideration, please pass on your concerns.
Last week’s assembly saw 4A take us on a learning journey around the world! They were able to tell us some amazing facts about the countries they had been learning about, displaying fantastic knowledge and understanding of their International Primary Curriculum unit ‘Different Places, Similar Lives’. The class also presented some acrostic poems they had been writing, linking their learning to a skill learnt in their recent English unit. Well done to all children for proving what a wonderful world it is in which we live!
Our recent certificate winners celebrated showing thoughtfulness in all aspects of their school life, an amazing quality to display. This week, our Personal Goal of focus is Cooperation. This often gets overlooked as a life skill as we strive for individual progress. However, I believe that should you ask any member of our school about cooperation, they would give you an answer which shows how we can all achieve more through working towards the same goal. Anybody who knows me will know that I value reading, and books in general, as a key tool in all that we do. Therefore, I was delighted to find this website; a site linking reading with the teaching and consolidation of cooperation!
Over the next week, we look forward to the girls’ and boys’ Under 11 football competitions on Monday and Wednesday respectively. On Tuesday, our Year 3 students will visit the amazing Qatar National Museum to take a look at real life fossils and dinosaur skeletons. On Thursday, 1A will be entertaining us with their assembly to which parents are invited. Over the week, I am meeting with several companies with the view to bringing in good quality, reliable, Extra Curricular Activity providers into school for January onwards. Should you know of any companies or individuals which you feel may be suited, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
A reminder too that the Rainbow Picnic is on Saturday, 16 November – tickets are still available if you wish to come along!
Head of Campus, Rayyan