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News for 19th March

19 March 2015

Message from our Principal
The ups and downs of the sporting life are very well known *ahem* to anyone who, like me, follows the fortunes of Cricket.
So…firstly “thank you” to our many South African and Australian (and Welsh and Irish and Scottish…) families who have expressed their sincere *ahem* sympathy for my position in regards to the England cricket team. I could tell you sensed my pain! J
Secondly, we’ve had our own mixed bag of results here at NAS.
I won’t go into the details of our victories and sporting defeats here. I will only observe that, unlike a number of professional players, all of our results were taken in good grace and with exemplary conduct that would make us proud.
The world of sport builds character and I can think of few better preparations for life. And, like music and the arts, sport is something to be treasured for itself. We can’t always win, but we always do our best.
Of course I am pleased that we have far more successes than losses, it would be dishonest to pretend otherwise. On the other hand I do take great pride in the deportment of our students under all circumstances. It marks us out as special.
Finally…the Mother’s Day assembly by EYFS was superb. Sign language, singing and a rose for the most important person in each little person’s life.
Michael Embley
Message from Head of Primary
Our week in the primary school began and ended with celebrations of Mothers’ Day. On Sunday, (Mothers’ Day in the UK) all the children from EYFS took to the stage to sing some songs.  The children sang with great enthusiasm and even used sign language during the ‘Rainbow Song’.  I particularly enjoyed the videos of the children blowing kisses to their mums, and the pictures of our children and their mothers having fun together in a huge variety of ways!  It was definitely tricky to remain dry eyed…
On Thursday we gave Years 1-6 a chance to think about their mothers during assembly and throughout the day, this time linking it to UAE Mothers’ Day which falls on Saturday 21st March.  So if anyone forgot to spoil their mum on Sunday – there’s a second chance coming up for you! 
Have a restful weekend, especially all the mums out there.
Elizabeth Lamb
Message from Head of Secondary
This week in secondary we have recognised and celebrated the achievement of our students. 
We have a number of our students attending the French & History trip, so it is the last time we will all be together before spring break. To celebrate the achievements this term our parents association surprised students with a movie.  I would like to personally thank everyone involved. For those students not going to France we will follow the week 2 timetable as normal. Lessons will be very personalised and focus on individual development areas.
To our travelling students and staff ‘have a safe trip’ and our families staying here ‘have a great weekend.’
Liam Cullinan
Sports News
The full sports report can be found here.
Sports Camps
We have 2 camps running during the Spring break holiday.
Top Sports Coaching are offering netball coaching for students from Year 2 to Year 4 on Sunday 29th & Monday 30th March and Year 5 – 7 on Tuesday 31st March & Wednesday 1st April. 
To book a place please contact susanne@topsportscoaching.com
Heartbeat Sports are running the following camps over the break period;
·         Rugby Camp: Sunday 29th March - Thursday 2nd April, 8:30am - 10:30am (drop off from 8am) at Nord Anglia International School, 5 years old - 11 years old and AED100 per day. Your child does not have to come for the whole week.
·         Indoor Sports Camp: Sunday 5th April - Thursday 9th April, 9:00am - 1:00pm (drop off from 8:30am) at Nord Anglia International School, 5 years old - 14 years old and AED150 per day. Your child does not have to come for the whole week.
To book a place please contact heartbeatsports@gmail.com
Please also note that if your child or sibling attend the netball camp with Top Sports Coaching and the Indoor Sports Camp you will receive a discount with Heartbeat Sports.
Music News
Our Global Orchestra auditions took place in school this week with many unknown talents stepping into the spot light.  The music department will now submit a maximum of 5 students to move forward to the international selection stage. We will be bringing you more information about the Global Orchestra and the auditions as the week progress.
Miss B-T
Medical Information
Please can we remind parents to submit up to date vaccination information for their children to the school nurse.
There are also a number of school medical policies being uploaded onto the Parent Portal documents section. Please ensure you check there on a regular basis to make sure you are up to date with the current policies, advice regarding common ailments and exclusion information. These policies are in place to ensure the health and safety of your children and we thank you for your continued support with these matters.
Nurse Jill & Nurse Mary
CCA OPP Sign Up Fair
With our CCAs finishing this week our OPP (outside provider partners) will be in school on Tuesday 24th march from 1:30pm – 4:00pm in the Word Wall Atrium.
MBC Awards
We are pleased to announce we have been nominated in the category for ‘Best in Older Child Education.’ The winners are voted for through the websitehttp://awards.motherbabychild.com please take a moment to cast your vote!
Have a great weekend!
NAS Dubai News Team