Update from the Principal.
As I look out of the window and see the rain fall outside, last Sunday seems like a long time ago! We started the week with Nursery Rhyme week, Diwali, completing our Alumni wall and then I left school and attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at the British Embassy. Our Head Boy and Girl represented the school incredibly well by reading a passage from Flanders Fields and then laying a wreath from Nadeen School to show our respect and thoughts on this very important day. Returning back to school, it was great to be able to walk around and watch lessons, and see the first updates from the Year 5 and 6 Ecoventure trip!
It has been a week packed with various events and opportunities for our students. Also, this week we have had World Kindness Day and a visit from Radio Bahrain.
A very special thank you to the parents for kindly organising a very successful Diwali celebration in school, this was very much appreciated and we all enjoyed this. Thank you for your kindness and time spent on this celebration. We look forward to the event next year!
Seeing the updates from the Year 5 and 6 Ecoventure trip made me feel very excited for the students, what they have been involved in, challenging themselves and working as part of a team, and also feeling very grateful for the amazing staff we have at Nadeen School who have travelled with the students, supporting, encouraging and helping everyone together. A wonderful experience for all and we look forward to the Year 7, 8, and 9 trip heading off on Sunday!
This week, Miss Lauren presented to parents about Little Wandle (Our literacy/phonics programme) and shared lots of information about how the progress of students is tracked, the resources used, and the impact of what is happening. It is a programme that is highly rated in the UK and we are very happy that we have invested in this.
There is an important message from Nurse Jessy below to read please after my update.
Last night we watched a thrilling Under 14 Girls Volleyball tournament in our Sports Hall. To host our first Volleyball tournament is a huge milestone achieved and the games did not disappoint, they were fantastic. Our Nadeen Girls team lost the first two games and won the next two games to finish third overall, receive a bronze medal, and capped this off with an incredible 25-7 victory in the last game. Our first tournament we have hosted and a great way to start. Thank you to all parents, staff, and students for attending, at some pivotal moments we were more nervous than the students!
Congratulations! to Nadeen Students for participating in the Arabian Celts Football Tournament last weekend, another great opportunity for the students to get involved and play sports together! Thank you to everyone that supported the students.
This time last week, I was heading off to the Sports Hall again to watch the staff vs students netball game after school. The students had a wonderful experience playing against the staff and it was a great way to finish the week with another active event for our students. In the last 2 weeks we have had our Nadeen Students being involved in Sports Festival, Swimming, Netball, Gaelic Football, Wake up Shake up, Volleyball, and much more! Coming up next are our EY Splash days and then we are hosting the boys Under 14 volleyball tournament at Nadeen School.
A quick reminder to all parents to not leave children in the car on their own. We had an incident with a child left in a car and luckily the team can arrange for help to arrive and resolve the situation. Please be as safe as possible and ensure all children are accompanied and with you, our staff are very happy to help if you need anything or please ask me personally as I am at drop off each morning.
Finally, thank you for keeping spirits up today at drop off amidst the rainy and cloudy weather. It was a different way to finish the week, thank you for driving safely and we look forward to a Sunny Sunday!
Have a great weekend!
Dr Paul Walton
The below image is of our U14 Girls Volleyball Tournament
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Last year it was announced that it is no longer mandatory for schools to provide Virtual Learning for students, shared by the Ministry of Education in August 2022.
The Ministry of Education has announced that the syllabus system for the coming academic year 2022/23 in all kindergartens, schools, universities, government and private educational institutions at all stages will be mandatory attendance for all students. The ministry clarified that there would be no choice for parents to attend their children to receive in-person or remotely learning, assuring its keenness to provide for all the requirements for a successful back to school.
At Nadeen School, following the announcement from the Ministry above, our provision for learning will be on site.