We had a fantastic first week back, with the STEAM challenges and our FCS Sports Day being the highlights.
Firstly, continuing our partnership with the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) the students were set their second challenge. This time the focus was on wearable technologies, both at home using the ‘Possibility Pyramids’ and collaborating in teams within the class the students created a wide range of ingenious designs and models linked to the theme. We were also incredibly lucky to have a number of parents come into school and talk about how they utilise this technology in their work. A special thanks to Mr Stipicic, Dr Elshazily and Mr Cardiff for sparing their time and resources to support learning this week.
Our week concluded with a STEAM showcase in the sports hall, each class presented their ‘top 5’ creations and every student and staff member was asked to vote for the most ingenious class. After over 300 votes were cast the winning class was 6MB, a STEAM-related treat will their reward in the near future!
Our Friends of Compass School (FCS) group organised a wonderful Sports Day at Al Bidda Park on Saturday morning. A wide range of athletic activities were available for students and parents to participate in, including football, basketball, tennis, boxercise, rounders and team games. A huge thank you to FCS organising committee for their tireless work ensuring that this event was a great success. We look forward to the next event and hope to see even more of families attending. Interested in joining the FCS? Then please contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we have a number of educational visits with Year 3 at Qatar University, Year 5 camping the desert and Year 1 visiting Al Bidda Park. We also have a performance from the AFCENT band as well as our Year 2 class assembly. A fun-filled week of learning indeed!
I hope to see many of you at this evening’s Primary Parent Teacher Conferences. If you are not able to attend please do contact your child’s teacher to arrange an alternative time to discuss your child’s progress.
Have a great week.
Jimmy Frawley, Head of Primary