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Rayyan Report | Monday, 9 March 2020

Dear Parents,

Rayyan children once again proved just how talented they are last week when they rose to the task of performing in the annual Rayyan performance. 

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The tale of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits was delivered with poise, humour and phenomenal acting on Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening. With the hall packed full of appreciative audiences, the children demonstrated wonderful acting and singing skills and also all of the International Primary Curriculum Personal Goals to which we adhere in school.

From cracking jokes, to imitating camels and monkeys with a load of singing in the middle (including a fantastic duet in French), each of the cast bought something special to the performance and were understandably proud of themselves. With fantastic backing singing throughout by the chorus, we were all treated to a visual and auditory delight. Congratulations to all involved and a huge thank you to the staff who out this together; your dedication and commitment is truly appreciated.

Year 4 completed their ‘Temples, Tombs and Treasures’ IPC unit with a creative Exit Point on Thursday. Over the last few weeks the children of Year 4 have been collecting recyclable materials and these were put to good use when the Year 4 classes competed to build a pyramid. With three different styles in evidence and healthy teamwork and competitiveness throughout, judging the winning class was not an easy job. In the end, 4C proved successful and were delighted to collect their certificate. Congratulations, too, to 4A and 4B who showed great creativity and resilience respectively in order to create fantastic model pyramids.

Our P.E. team have been very busy recently, with multiple basketball competitions taking place last week. Our boys and girls honed their skills and enjoyed competing against other skills within the QPPSSA games and competed extremely well, picking up great results along the way. Our BISQ squad were presented with their kit in assembly on Thursday, having competed in friendly fixtures on Wednesday as a warm up to the main event this weekend. We wish the squad all the best.

On Sunday, I presented a seminar on Talk for Writing, a great strategy for the teaching and learning of English. All information is also on Class Dojo for those interested. On Tuesday, 17 March, Mr. Holden will present a seminar on White Rose Mathematics, aimed principally for those with children in Year 1 and Year 2. The following Monday, on Monday, 23 March, Mr. Creissen will be holding a seminar on reports and assessments in school.

A further date for your diary is our Friends of Compass School coffee morning on Monday, 16 March. We are trying a new strategy this month; hosting the event at Starbucks in Aspire Park from 8am onwards. Please feel free to turn up, help the school and receive your first drink for free!

Our staff are working extremely hard to ensure that we are prepared for any circumstance as we continue to be mindful of the proceedings around the world. We are continuing to liaise with people across the medical professions and within the Ministries and shall inform you of any changes. Thank you to all parents offering support in various ways.

Peter Anderton

Head of Campus, Rayyan

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