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Madinat Khalifa Secondary Headlines Report | Monday, 23 September 2019

Dear Parents,

It has been a very busy week in the school for learning, both for teachers and students.

In Monday's assembly, we had an inspirational visit from Jose Saucedo, director of DEAP (Doha Environmental Action Projects). The week before, the students were spoken to regarding climate change and Greta Thunberg and showed a real interest in this.  Two Year 7 students were so inspired that they also presented on how to make where we live more environmentally friendly.  The assembly was completed with a visit from the Year 6 Eco Warriors speaking to the students. I know families have then supported a beach cleanup for World Clean-Up Day.  We pride ourselves on developing global citizens and engaging in events such as this.

Thank you for those parents that attended the meet the tutor and school in action events.  The school was abuzz with anticipation and enthusiasm from both parents and students.  I had many positive conversations with parents who, along with the students, are our vocal piece to the Doha community.  I am always happy to discuss the school further and invite you to our Friends of Compass School events and look out for our next meeting on Wednesdays.

We pride ourselves on the specialist teaching staff and continually updating teaching practice.  Being an evidenced-based school, we like to challenge assertions that the best thing is to do it ‘the way it has always been done’. This week staff shared the best way to make an impact with students who have a knowledge gap, as well as creating independent learners.  This was then supported by how we can utilise technology to make learning more engaging and also check for progress.

School Council elections take place this week.  That will identify form representatives.  The Cabinet applications are being read through and there will be a presentation and interview process to identify two leaders from each year group.  I hope to share with you soon who this will be.

Yours sincerely

Tom Douch

Head of Secondary, Madinat Khalifa