Last week got off to an excellent start with STEAM Day. We had visitors from Sidra Medicine, Weill Cornell University – Qatar, the US Al Udeid Air Base and of course the Qatar Red Crescent ambulance service who taught the children about the equipment and how they save lives. Nurse Melanie was on hand to teach the children how to look after their health. Thank you to our parents who helped to coordinate the visits.
From investigating animals and their superpowers, becoming superheroes and creating future technology, to learning how current technology in medical fields is saving lives – it’s been a wonderful showcase of how diverse STEAM is.
The hall was very busy on Thursday morning when the French assembly took place. The Year 1 and Year 2 classes demonstrated their comprehension skills through singing “Léon, le Caméléon” amongst an array of colours. Everybody was surprised to see Léon and Gaston appearing behind the curtain!
Then it was time for Year 3 to take us to the rainforest where we discovered Chief Kisibi, tribe leader from Brazil, who travels the world to talk about the endangered Amazon forest.
Year 5 performed a song illustrating what they have learned about insects during the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) unit The Nature of Life. The audience was treated to beautiful costumes inspired by the French books “Drôles de Petites Bêtes” studied during the French classes.
Finally, Year 4 and Year 5 talked and sang about La Francophonie putting on a great performance related to our International Mindedness goal. It was amazing to see how many countries in the world speak French and how the language is celebrated. Our Year 6 French speakers displayed excellent leadership skills in leading the assembly. Bravo! Thank you to Madame Sylvie for coordinating the assembly and teaching the children so well.
Our IPC Personal Goal this week was Communication. We celebrated those children who can communicate in more than one language, express themselves well and share their ideas.
At Rayyan Campus, during Islamic study lessons, our Year 2 students learned the two learning methods that Allah told us about which are the pen and reading. The boys and girls were ambitious to learn about this and find out more.
When we return to school after the Eid holiday, we will be welcoming an IPC team into school to quality assure our IPC teaching and learning. The team will meet parents, students, teachers and leaders and observe lessons throughout the week. Thank you to those of you who have kindly offered to meet the team. They will be in the playground or hall at the beginning or end of the day and may like to chat to you about your IPC experience at Rayyan Campus. The A-Z of IPC has been sent out and there is an opportunity to take a quiz on Quizziz if you would like to test your knowledge. The code is 957393 and it will be open until Wednesday, 12 June.
On Thursday Rayyan Campus held the second ‘Woofti Day' of the year to show our thoughtfulness towards animals and support the local charity PAWS Rescue Qatar. The children were delighted to come to school in clothes of their choice and to bring donations of food, biscuits and cleaning products. Malik Kane in Year 4B was an excellent example of our IPC Personal Goals in action and must be commended for his selflessness and charitable thoughts. This is what he did:
“My name is Malik, I’m in 4B. For my birthday, instead of presents I asked my friends for small donations of cash. I received 150QR, spent 50QR on pet food and gave 100QR cash to PAWS.”
These donations fully embody the spirit of Rayyan especially during Ramadan. Thank you so much everyone for your support.
Future Sports and Fusion gave a short presentation about the Eid and summer camps which will be held at Gharaffa Campus. Please see the flyer for more details or contact the School Secretary.
School will be closed next week in celebration of Eid al Fitr. Eid Mubarak and have a wonderful holiday.
Head of Campus, Rayyan