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Rayyan Book Week 2019

Rayyan Report | Monday, 13 May

Dear Parents,

Ramadan Kareem!

We are now well into Summer Term and the temperature has risen accordingly. To ensure that our children do not overheat or dehydrate, break times have been changed to more indoor time with a short break outside in the morning. All students should bring a refillable water bottle to school. We will continue to monitor the temperature and once it is too hot, all break times will be indoors. From now on, children in Years 1 to 6, will be dismissed from the Sports Hall at the end of the day.

This week we celebrated Book Week at Rayyan, with the theme ‘Stories Take Us on a Journey.’ On Tuesday, we started our celebration with a character parade, fashion show style, showcasing some amazingly creative costumes.  Well done, parents!

The children really engaged with storytelling during the week and enjoyed having so many stories read to them. We had ‘Drop Everything and Read’ times, bring your favourite soft toy and special visits from entertaining storytellers from Doha Players theatre group.

Our teachers disguised themselves with fantastic costumes for the ‘Guess the Reader’ competition. It wasn’t easy to recognise who they were but there were some clues.

The competition winners were:

  • Juneau Heslop from 1B
  • Sophie Findlay from 3A
  • Arzu and Ismael Sadikhova from 2A and 3C

The Character Parade costume winners were:

  • Nil Sanci EY2C as Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Myzah Khan from 2A as the Stick Man
  • Felix de Poumeyrol from 3B as The BFG
  • Haya Mousa from 6A as the Queen of Hearts

All prize winners received books which I am sure they will enjoy reading.

Congratulations to Narayani Moonasar, a Rayyan Year 2 student, who was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Global Campus Visual Arts Competition for her artwork ‘Every Child’s Right’.

Each year, we invite our students to enter the Global Campus Visual Arts Competition. Rayyan students sent in wonderful pieces of art during the competition and they should be very proud of their work.

Students had the opportunity to thoughtfully engage with Goals 4: Quality Education and 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and develop empathetic pieces depicting their interpretations of the core themes of Goals 4 and 16.

The Judging Panel, including members of UNICEF, selected the top 10 pieces per age group to be represented at the UN during the High-Level Political Forum.

Well done, Narayani on your fantastic achievement!

We celebrated the IPC Goal, 'Respect,' in assembly this week. Students were chosen for displaying the following qualities. Well done to our students for being so respectful.

Music IPC Respect

Congratulations to Ramon Ramirez, Diego Garro and Mosab Elsideeg for representing Compass International School Doha in the football squad and finishing in 2nd Place. The boys were awarded with a silver medal after competing in the Qatar Foundation Football League. Fantastic team work from the boys!

Our Student Voice Awards this week went to:

  • Ismaeel Siddiqui in Year 2a for excellent cooperation.
  • Hazzaa Al Khayareen in Year 3a for displaying great teamwork.
  • Malak Shalaby in Year 5b for being very respectful.

What a wonderful example they are setting in our school.

Next week we will be a holding a presentation on our new Themaid Campus at 16.00pm on Monday, 20 May at our Madinat Khalifa IB Suite. Please come along to find out about this exciting new campus.

Friends of Compass School (FCS) are holding their Iftar Buffet on Thursday, 16 May in QNCC. It is for the whole school community to join together to break the fast and learn about Qatari culture. Tickets are available in school from FCS members. We hope you can join us. Find out more information here.

Ramadan Iftar 2019 Poster

 

Have a lovely week.

Kind regards,

Ms Ann Djedid
Head of Campus, Rayyan

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