On Sunday morning our students led a wonderful and informative assembly where they shared the meaning of Ramadan and what it means to them and their families. As always, the students spoke, acted, danced and sang with great confidence. Well done to our students and big thank you to our Arabic team, Mrs Enaam, Mrs Sahar and Somaia for their hard work preparing the students.
We want all the students of Compass International School Doha to learn about this special month and to take advantage of the aspects of self-improvement that are associated with it. To enable the Muslim students to take a full part in fasting and the other spiritual experiences, we have set out some special activities during Ramadan:
1. Muslim students will observe Zohar prayers together at 11.25am each day in the Arabic classroom and spend their time on reflection with the Arabic teachers.
2. We will provide opportunities for spiritual activities such as Islamic learning circles and Qur’an recitation at breaktimes.
Revised School Timings
We understand that the combination of long days, higher temperatures, as well as on-going school assessments, will put extra pressure on our young Muslim students this year. Following guidelines from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, we are required to reduce the school hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan, starting at 08.00 and finishing at 13.00 promptly. The reduced hours will help students have enough time to rest and have plenty of time to revise and study. If your son/daughter is fasting, please make sure to choose a well-balanced diet and keep them hydrated. It helps, of course, for children to get as much sleep as they can during this time.
These revised timings will take effect from Sunday, May 5th.
Our wonderful Friends of Compass group have organised an Iftar for the whole school community. This will take place on Thursday, May 16th. You can purchase tickets at the start and end of the school day – just look for the FCS table in the main reception area.
Thank you for your support during our Book Week. The week was rounded off with a fun assembly on Thursday, celebrating our community’s love of reading, as well as recognising students for their achievements in reading and completion of the various Book Week challenges.
Have a great week and Ramadan Kareem,
Jimmy Frawley, Head of Primary