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Themaid News | Monday, 11 November 2019

Dear Parents,

Last week we had Raphael Peacock in school, working with our production Extra Curricular Activity production cast students. Raphael is a Curriculum Specialist in Drama who works with The Juilliard School in New York. 

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He had a fantastic time working with secondary students in class and teaching them strategies to express themselves through drama. He will be visiting us again later in the year and was very positive about our teachers and students and their willingness to engage in drama. We will be teaching drama as part of the English curriculum in school. 

On Thursday, Year 4 took us on a world tour to visit countries through the lens of their International Primary Curriculum unit, Different Places, Similar Lives. They entertained us with facts, singing and dancing, even including a STEAM activity and quiz to test our knowledge. It was the first class assembly at Themaid and the students performed with enthusiasm and energy. There were lots of smiling faces and the assembly was an excellent start to the day. The singing and use of percussion were superb. Well done Year 4 and thank you to Miss Lees and Mrs Porter for making it so memorable.

Our Year 7 French class have been conducting practical activities in class.  They are conducting ‘un sondage’ (survey) about who likes which subjects as they further their knowledge of school subject vocabulary in French and add opinion words such as ‘j’aime/j’adore/je prefere’ onto them. They impressed Ms Kepple with their knowledge of the future tense which helps extend the learning of those who have either studied French before or who would like to further improve their practice. Très bien!

Thank you to the many parents who came along to the ‘Drop in for Coffee’ session. It is always good to get feedback on improvements and suggestions for further development. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 4 December.

On Thursday, Themaid campus held a Mufti (non-uniform) day to raise awareness of the UNICEF Sustainable Goals, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and animal welfare. Students were extremely generous in bringing food and cleaning items which we will present to the Qatar Animal Welfare Society next week. Thank you to parents for supporting this Student Voice initiative.

Last week, Themaid campus hosted the BISQ (British International Schools Qatar) games trials for Compass school. We welcomed keen sportsmen and women from all our campuses, and their parents. It was lovely to see all four campuses working together and competing for a coveted place in the team. Well done to all participants and to the PE staff for organizing it.

During assembly last week, we announce the winners of the House Mascot Competition. We had so many excellent entries, Friends of Compass School had a tough job to choose one for each house. After much deliberation the winners were as follows: -

North: Mohammed Al Kubaisi

South: Abdulla Al Mohannadi

East: Erumi Park

West: Jonathan Mathew

Congratulations to our winners. They produced excellent drawings, and in our next House Assembly, students will give the characters a name.

Have a lovely week!

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Djedid

Head of Themaid Campus

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