Update from the Principal – 18th April

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

First of all, I hope everyone is safe and well after the severe storms and weather situation this week.  To see the damage on family homes, businesses and further structures has been very sad across the entire region.  For families that have been affected, we hope that you have the support, help and time to recover from this as soon as possible.  The signs are positive already that many areas have been cleared and repairs have taken place.

The priority is to ensure everyone is safe and well.

From the school’s side, following the Ministry directive, we will open again with our normal school hours on Sunday, 21st April.

During the past 3 days, we have sent out the following communications. Please can you use this time to check that you have received our messages through the following formats:

    1. Email – this is our primary method of communication, all parents were emailed following the directive by the ministry (If you did not receive this email, please check your spam folder, whether you have enough space in your email or that we have the correct email address at school by contacting info@nadeenschool.com)
    2. SMS – all parents should have received one text this week.  If you did not receive the text/SMS please email info@nadeenschool.com with your updated or current mobile number so that we can ensure we have your correct details saved at school.
    3. Social Media – we posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages the message to close the school (https://www.instagram.com/nadeenschool/) 

Via email, all parents should have received the following:

    • An email from the school to alert that the school is closed.
    • An email from your class teacher (On Wednesday) to explain how they can support and help with work set for children.
    • A Thursday update (today) by the class teacher.

Furthermore, every Thursday I send out the Update from the Principal to keep everyone in the community informed of any updates.  The purpose of the update is to give everyone the same information at the same time, together.

This week, we have a team on site to complete the work on the MakerSpace and IT rooms and look forward to these being finished at the end of next week! It will create another group of exciting spaces for our students to explore and use over the coming term.

We have also planned for the completion of the Cambridge checkpoint tests over the coming week and this then gives us excellent data to show where our students are with their learning in English, Mathematics and Science as they finish Key Stage 2 and 3.  All students have performed very well and have conducted themselves in an exceptional manner throughout the window of assessments.  It has been a very beneficial and worthwhile experience as all students following mainstream education will take a written assessment at some stage in the future.  A huge thank you to parents and staff for your support.

As we approach the summer period, the weather is getting warmer and soon it will be very hot, so I encourage everyone to stay hydrated, with full water bottles and ensure they drink enough water throughout the day.  Some students leave an extra sunhat/baseball cap in school to make sure they have good protection from the weather.  If it gets too hot, we will ensure that students are protected from the sun and will monitor the weather each day.

Next week, we have Earth Day and our Early Years Open Morning on Monday (RSVP here), U14 Badminton on Wednesday and UKMT Junior Mathematics on Thursday!

Have a great weekend!

Dr Paul Walton




Below a copy of the email sent out by the school for you to check if you received this:

Dear Parents,

Following the directive sent out by the MoE, our school campus will be closed on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th of April.  No lessons will take place, as the priority is to keep everyone safe and well during this period of bad weather throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain.  

Email will be used as the primary and direct method of communication to all families during this time.  Further supplementary updates may be added via social media.

We aim to be back in school on Sunday 21st April.  Please be safe and avoid any travel during this time if possible.

Key emails are included below:

Admin/general inquiries: info@nadeenschool.com

Accounts: accounts@nadeenschool.com

Head of Primary: l.brown@nadeenschool.com

Head of Secondary: s.andronikos@nadeenschool.com

Principal: p.walton@nadeenschool.com


The below photo is of the work being done on the MakerSpace and IT rooms. More photos coming soon!


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Urgent Communication  

All urgent updates continue to be sent via email or SMS for emergencies (School Closure).

Please monitor your emails for future updates as this continues to be the best way to send out clear and consistent communication to all parents. Check that you are receiving emails, have enough space in your email folder, that they do not go to your ‘junk’ folder and if you are unsure, please contact info@nadeenschool.com, see reception or phone on +97317728886 to personally check your contact email and phone number on record.

If you change any contact details, please inform the school immediately.

Health and Safety

All urgent Health and Safety announcements will be sent directly to parents via email.

We will continue to work together to follow all health and precautionary measures to prevent the spread of diseases as recommended by the Ministry of Health specialists. Together with your constant cooperation and taking responsibility by keeping your children at home when feeling ill, will also have a significant impact in limiting the spread of diseases.  Thank you to all members of the community in advance for this.


Please keep your child at home if he/she is ill, has flu or cold symptoms

Virtual Learning

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.