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News from 9th October 2014

09 October 2014

This week’s newsletter has a lot of information about up coming events and notices from our PE department. The full information will be on our Parent Portal as well as the website.

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School Photographs

School individual photographs were taken this week.  We hope to have the viewing and order forms with you before the half term break.  We will up date you as soon as we have them.


School Shop

The primary girls, boys and secondary boys swim suits are now in stock and we will be selling them from Monday 13th October. For our secondary girls there are a small selection of swimsuits however we are working with our manufacturers on some other sizes.  Until this is solved girls may wear a plain black swim suit if they are competing for the school or their own suit for PE lessons.  Again we apologise for the delay.


Year 7 & 8 Residential

The bus will be leaving at 8am from the school and we hope all our students have a wonderful experience at the activity centre.


Primary Parents Evening

Please do not forget the Primary parents evenings will take place on Sunday 12 and Monday 13th October.  Bookings for appointments can be made with the teacher through email or via the sign up sheets in classrooms.


Year 3 & 4 Pastries with Parents

Wednesday 15th October 7:15am – 7:45am

A pastry breakfast with parents and students outside our auditorium, followed by a teacher led workshop on ‘Developing Reading’ at 8:00am in the auditorium.  There will be complementary tea, coffee, juice and pastries.


EYFS Pastries with Parents

Thursday 16th October 7:15am – 7:45am

A pastry breakfast with parents and students outside our auditorium, followed by a teacher led workshop ‘Developing Reading’ at 8:00am in the auditorium.  There will be complementary tea, coffee, juice and pastries.


PE Notices

There are a number of important notices that parents need to read.

  • Please download the letter below to read about the school teams and how our competitive sport is being taken forward.
  • New York Tennis will be offering free tennis coaching sessions as part of the school CCA programme. Sunday: Year 1-4 and Tuesday: Year 5-8. Sessions will run from 3-4pm and parents should collect children directly from the tennis courts at 4pm. These sessions start the week beginning Sunday 12th October. In order to sign-up your child do so at the main school reception desk.
  • Year 3-6 Football NAS Team Training Session Sunday 12th October: IF YOUR CHILD WISHES TO REPRESENT THE SCHOOL AS A MEMBER OF A NAS FOOTBALL TEAM THEY MUST ATTEND THIS SESSION. This will be led by the KAFO coaches, is open to all boys in year 3, 4, 5 and 6 and is free of charge.
    • It has been brought to our attention that not all children who wish to represent the school have signed up to the CCA teacher-led football activities. Therefore, this session is designed to bring all interested children together, whether they attend the KAFO Academy, teacher-led CCA or other football activities. This session will give us as a school an opportunity to see how many children want to play in school teams and therefore how many teams we should be providing in the different age-categories. Throughout the year we will operate a model whereby children who show commitment to weekly training sessions will be rewarded with the opportunity to represent the school in tournaments, leagues and friendly matches.  This training session will take place every Sunday 3-4pm. This session will remain open to all and will not be selective in any way. At the end of the session parents should collect children directly from the Astro.

Don’t forget all our parent fitness classes taking place!

Sunday 8am – 9amZumba with Diverse

Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 9am Fitness with JLF (more dads required!)


Chatter Box Café

Volunteers are needed for baking donations for next week.  We are looking for cakes, biscuits and homemade treats that are nut free for the café on Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th .  If you can help please contact Donna at donnalimin7@gmail.com


Parent Association Events

The PA are looking for volunteers to assist with the various events taking place over this term.  If you are interested in helping please email news@nainternationaschool.ae



Year 7 Open Morning for potential students – Thursday 23rd October

Parent Association Event – Thursday 6th November

Year 7 Entrance Exam – Monday 10th November

National Day Celebrations – Monday 1st December

Christmas Fayre & Carol Singing – Saturday 13th December

‘A Christmas Carol’ by our senior Drama students – Wednesday 17th December