At Compass International School Doha, we teach children to be Internationally Minded. To respect their own and others’ cultures and traditions and to learn about what makes each of us special; our similarities and differences. We focus on developing an understanding of each other’s ‘Home Countries’ and our ‘Host Country’, Qatar and how we can all work together as one.
On Tuesday morning Rayyan campus kicked off their International Week with an Olympic style parade to celebrate our student’s nationalities. One campus-52 nationalities, all learning together to make a warm and welcoming school community. Our community was very much in evidence with so many proud parents coming along to cheer on their children and flags and celebrate the diversity of nations represented.
Our Friends of Compass parent group prepared displays with the theme of International STEAM-who were the famous scientists, inventors, engineers, artists, mathematicians and architects of the future from your country? Both children and parents visited the displays to learn more about the global contributions of influential people. It was very interesting so thank you to our parents for the time and effort that went into this.
In class, the children focused on learning about one particular country and visited each other to learn more. Parents were invited into class to share the learning and children were very excited to share it and prepare for their performance.
On Wednesday, we had a Cuban Band (Havana Music) in school to share some of their music and traditions. They performed for an hour and had the whole school singing and dancing to their Latin beats. This was a very memorable occasion for all concerned.
On Thursday morning, our parents sent in food from around the world for our International Buffet and we were able to sample traditional dishes from all 52 countries. It was sensational and very popular with parents and students alike who were treated to savouries and sweets to suit all tastes.
There was standing room only at the finale of the week with the children performing an element of their international learning. Each class performed music, dancing or singing from their country of choice to make this a truly international performance.
A tremendous amount of work went into the week and I would like to thank Mr Anderton, Deputy Head, for bringing it all together. Mr Akhtar and Mrs Lerche for the music and performances and each and every member of Compass staff who worked tirelessly to make the week so enjoyable.
Thank you to the enormous amount of support from parents who provided flags and costumes, food, displays and attended all the events. It was a thoroughly enjoyable Rayyan community event!
للجميع مبروك, Mabruk liljamie!
Congratulations to all of our students who were highly successful in the Quran competition organised by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs. We achieved a 100% pass rate so this is great example of ambitious learning from the students and the Arabic Department teachers. Well done! Hamad Al-Hajri Year 1A Ali Ghaith Year 2B Subhi Hamed Year 3C Oamer Al-Khayarin Year 6C Sara Al-Ibrahim Year 1A Salma Temanni Year 2B Jana Assabbane Year 2B Jood Hamed Year 6A Fladina Ghaisani Year 6A Hala Tagrida Year 3C Sarah Bouaouina Year 5C Mohammed Alnahdi Year 5A Tickets for the Family Beach Day at the Al Sharq Village are now on sale and will be available until Wednesday 13th March. You can purchase tickets from FCS in the desk the playground or from Reception if you cannot come into school. Please contact Alexis on firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Have a great week.
Head of Campus