I hope that you had a wonderful break, full of time with your family and friends. Term two has started extremely positively, with brilliant learning happening across the year groups and in all subjects.
Mr. Merino has come back full of energy and enthusiasm as he ramps up efforts for the school production which promises to build on previous successes and be an all-singing, all-dancing phenomenon. He is also offering a second guitar ECA, building on popular demand from students and parents. Music provision in school is extremely strong and our pupils are taking advantage of this on a daily basis, with many of them practising their skills in the music room at break times. Mr. Merino is also leading a very strong choir and we are hoping to compete successfully in the upcoming choir competition in Doha – more information to follow.
Mr. Jehu is taking advantage of his recent training with The Juilliard School by integrating dance into the P.E. lessons; students are enjoying their instruction and I recently saw a wonderful representation of Chinese calligraphy through movement. For the next five weeks, swimming is replaced with dance due to the cooler weather.
The P.E. team took advantage of a rare and fortuitous opportunity to watch a world class football team training at the Aspire Zone. A selection of students from across the school were invited to attend Bayern Munich’s training session on Thursday and take notes and tips on good quality footballing skills. They were delighted to also have the opportunity to meet the players and staff and come away with autographs, merchandise and great memories.
On Thursday, pupils and staff from Compass Themaid entertained us all and explained some of the exciting options that our current Year 6 pupils may encounter next year. With displays from the ukulele club, choir, dance and some explosive science experiments, this proved an exciting first assembly of 2020. Next week, our Milepost 2 bilingual students will have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, skills and understanding.
Good luck to all those competing in the swimming gala today and to those taking part in the football tournament later in the week – we wish you all the best!
On the 28th January, Rayyan will once again host our School In Action. This is a chance for you to come in to school and visit your child’s class during lessons. We encourage you to take part in the learning with your child and see how different subjects are taught on a daily basis.
Our International Week will kick off on the 4th February with our flag parade, please dress your child(ren) in national dress or national colours.
Head of Campus, Rayyan