The students were taken back in time to visit Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest and Thor the Viking leader as he prepared for battle. We were taken to Greece where we met Athena and Medusa and learned about their famous legends. The children sang and performed beautifully and involved Year 6 in their performance. It was lovely to hear the children sing and speak out so well. Well done to all.
Our weekly IPC Personal Goals certificate was for ‘Adaptability’. This was given to students who showed some or all the following qualities. Congratulations to our winners.
- I quickly adjust to new ideas or situations
- I confidently try new things.
- I am comfortable when doing different things
- I understand different views, countries and cultures.
- I work well in different group situations
- I think about things in different ways.
School Uniform Reminder
Now that the weather is cooler, students may wish to wear a jacket or sweater. Please note that the uniform is as follows:
- School jumper (Mandatory)
- School cap (Mandatory)
- School Book Bag (Optional)
- Sports kit bag
- Back packs which are suitable for school bags
- Teal colour Polo Shirts
- Grey trousers/shorts/skirts/skorts
- PE sports shoes must be velcro fastening (no laces)
- Formal Blue Shirts with collar (short or long sleeved option)
- Grey trousers/shorts/skirts or longer skirt
- Plain black closed sandals or shoes
Students will be asked to remove or change non uniform items as per our policy.
Last week we had Rabia Mughal from Kinecto in school to speak to our secondary students. Ms Rabia was an inspiration to our Year 10 Business IGCSE students, adding a real life application experience to their Unit One ‘Understanding Business Activity’. They were able to listen and watch Ms Rabia presenting her incredible journey from inception of the idea, through all the stages of business processes, to today’s commercial product and listen to her growth and expansion plans. Most importantly the students were able to see the character strengths required to succeed in today’s entrepreneurial world!
Ms Rabia Ahmad Mughal, Co-Founder and CEO of Kinecto said that people nowadays are dependent on their devices to accomplish their tasks throughout the day and an excessive amount of time and energy is wasted charging their devices. "Kinecto is an innovative, sustainable, and convenient way to solve this everyday problem,". The idea is to carry the pocket-sized Kinecto around with you on a normal day as it stores energy to the device using your physical activities and the energy that you've gathered is what you will use to charge and fill up your mobile phone's battery. And because the device is wireless, you never have to carry a wire, power bank, or another battery with you again. For more information on Kinecto and its startup in Qatar, please see the Kinecto website and a I Love Qatar article about Kinecto
During the week, our native Arabic speakers had an opportunity to share a different dimension to reading through listening to audio books. They listened to different books and completed a book review afterwards. They thoroughly enjoyed this new approach and learning the language using technology. Thank you to Rawi Al Kotob for facilitating this.
Finally, we are delighted to announce that the swimming pool is open. We are excited to be able to add this excellent facility to the other first class facilities at Themaid and I am sure that our students will thoroughly enjoy lessons in the 25m pool and training pool. We look forward to hosting house competitions and cross campus events in the pool.
Thank you for your continued support and have a great week.
Head of Campus, Themaid