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Gharaffa Buzz | Monday 29 April

25 April 2019

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Dear Parents,

Testing began last Monday for children from Year 1 to Year 6. The tests will continue this week. I’ve had a positive response from the children who have seemingly enjoyed showcasing their knowledge and understanding.

Early Years delighted the school and parents last week with their production annual production. This year the children performed, ‘The Litter Muncher’, which tells the story of a village which is kept clean by the Litter Muncher who visits the village every day. However, the villagers begin to rely on the Litter Muncher a little too much and soon learn a very important lesson. The show was performed beautifully by the children who delivered their lines, sang and acted with confidence. We are all extremely proud of the children and congratulate the team of adults led by the wonderful Kirsty Marrs for such a fabulous show. Well done, team.

13 of our Year 5 and Year 6 students recently took part in a French examination (French DELF PRIM) at the French Institute. I am proud to announce that the school had a 100% pass rate. This was a fantastic result. Well done to all our talented linguists and to the lovely Rasha Reyad, the school’s French teacher.

I am sad to inform you that our wonderful Nurse Amy will be leaving the school tomorrow as Amy and her family are moving to Malaysia. Amy has been with the school for over 5 years and will be a great loss. We wish Amy and her family the very best of luck in this new chapter of her life. Please do pop in to say goodbye.

This Thursday, our students and Arabic teachers will be leading a special Ramadan assembly. It is fundamentally important that the children are knowledgeable about the holy month of Ramadan and understand the purpose of fasting and other rituals which are observed at this time. Parents are very much welcome to attend this special assembly.

Ramadan hours will be observed from next Sunday. The school day will start at 8am, gates will open at 7.30am and will finish at 12.50pm for Early Years and 1pm for children in Year 1 to Year 6. Gates will open at 12.50pm for Early Years collection. ECAs will finish this week. It is expected that all children are collected on time at the end of the day. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Next week, we will be celebrating our World Book days. The school will be hosting visiting authors and books will be on sale in reception. The children are expected to dress up for this event on Thursday 9 May. I look forward to seeing this year’s costumes.

There has been a great improvement in attendance and punctuality. Once again, I’d like to thank all parents who ensure that children are given the correct messages about attendance and the importance of being in school on time.

Have a good week.

Karen Wilson

Head of Gharaffa campus

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