Update from the Principal.
As the momentum builds towards the end of the term, you can feel the elation as we complete more and more events, projects and wonderful experiences for the students. With our rehearsals in full swing for the summer musical, this adds a sense of excitement to the day to day running of the school. We’ve enjoyed our PSL fixtures with our Girls playing this week and Boys playing next week at Bayan School. Thank you to everyone who went along to support.
We’ve had school trips, PIRA/PUMA preparation and more awareness days to give our students a rounded education and wide range of experiences. Many of these have been shared on social media, showing what our students are learning each day at school.
Congratulations to Zahra for winning the under-18 GDNlife monthly short story competition! Judged as ‘beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated’ Zahra worked on her piece titled Super Haley Wanted over time with her wonderful effort culminating with this award.
This week, Ms Agnes, Ms Kate and Ms Stephanie have been to London and at the High Performance Learning (HPL) Conference in Windsor. As the only school in Bahrain accredited by HPL, we have joined an elite group of schools in the world offering the highest standard of education to our students. We look forward to how HPL can positively impact our community from August 2023.
As an international school we are used to our transient nature of staff, students and parents joining and leaving each summer. We have a normal movement each year of around 20% of families, as do many international schools due to companies moving, new jobs, placements/contracts finishing etc. For our families who are lucky enough to live here for 10-20 years, Bahrain is an amazing place to live and enjoy. For the students joining it is exciting to meet new friends, learn from a new teacher and enjoy a new environment. For students leaving, they’re blessed with many connections now around the world, friends in countries their families have lived in and now when a student finally graduates, they may have a global network of amazing friends, through social media channels and contacts. This in turn enriches them with experiences of culture, language, and beliefs. The international setting has many benefits. Our students at Nadeen, are excellent at welcoming new students into our school and making them feel a part of our warm and caring community. We have buddy systems, tutor time and team building activities to ensure everyone is included.
We look forward to those joining Nadeen in the summer!
Staff Joiners – Summer 2023
Our school is growing with more staff and students joining. This will be the biggest year of new students joining our school and to support that, we have a wide range of new staff and extra staff to cover new positions in the school. These positions include a new Head of Primary, School Counselor, Science Technician, specialist Science, English and Humanities teachers.
For a full list of new staff appointed to date, including their photos, bios and information, please click here. More updates will be sent out over the coming weeks.
Staff Leavers – Summer 2023
We would like to send our best wishes to our staff who are leaving our school this summer as they move on to new adventures elsewhere. We are sad to see them leave and look forward to welcoming them back in the future to our community when they visit us in Dilmunia!
Ms Amanda – we very much appreciate the hard work, care and commitment Ms Amanda has had to our Early Years Team. She has brought us expertise with a range of staff CPD, her knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis and had wonderful relationships with the reception students during her time at Nadeen!
Mr Ben – a valuable member of the leadership team as Deputy Head who has helped across a range of areas of the school, specialising in ‘Teaching and Learning’ to improve quality of learning, arranging our staff development sessions to improve standards of learning, teaching this year in Year 7 and supporting our staff, parents and students in school each day with his positive, calm and friendly manner. We thank Mr Ben and wish him, Servani, Hari and Holli all the very best!
Mr Bradley – greeting the students in their native language every morning and creating special learning areas, like the tree house, are just a small part of Mr. Bradley’s time at Nadeen. He has supported the day to day running of the school operations during our time on the current campus: from systems development and support across all areas of the school administration to ensuring that the current campus remained operational and functioning. We very much appreciate his help with leading the maintenance and safety the four villas, carpark, and area surrounding our campus along with developing our amazing maintenance and security teams to ensure that our staff, students, and parents have had a fully functioning school and safe environment to work in. Safety is his passion and we are grateful for having a safe, clean and enjoyable school. We thank him and wish him all the best in the future!
Ms Jill – working with the maintenance team, Jill has supported the school across a range of roles during her time here. She has constantly helped with every project, event and request to ensure that the needs of others come first and ultimately our staff, students and parents have the best we can offer. She is also the creative mind behind many of our unique areas such as the school farm, gardens, and growing areas, as well as a passionate advocate of upcycling, repurposing, and being inventive. Our staff and students are very appreciative for all that she has done. We wish her all the best for the future!
Ms Kelly – a brilliant member of the Early Years team who has helped various groups of students during her time at Nadeen, supported teachers and also taught Nursery this year with Ms Kacey. A positive and professional team member of the Nadeen Team loved by our staff and students!
Mr Liam – our tech guru and someone who we will miss greatly from our team, who brings a sense of organisation, a fabulous student centred approach and a focus on ensuring the students get the best possible quality of lessons. Mr Liam has supported many big projects such as Technology for learning, eSafety, Reporting and ECA systems. We wish him all the very best!
Ms Moza – worked with the school administration team as a key member helping with organising events, communication, and liaising with parents. Her approachable, positive style and warm manner have contributed to a wide number of successful Nadeen School events. During recent time at Nadeen she has been a key member of the school Yearbook team and our memories are preserved in the books she has helped to create. We are very grateful for her helping out in a wide range of administration functions during her time at school and wish her the very best for the future!
Ms Nabeela – we appreciate the support she has shown to our class teachers as a flexible and helpful assistant teacher. She is passionate about working with students and we are grateful for her hard work this year. We wish her the best in the future!
Ms Roz – has brought the community a bundle of energy this year with her practical projects, exit point initiatives and many exciting student-led activities. She has contributed to our curriculum, led professional development and shared her expertise in Teaching and Learning across the school. We wish both Ms Roz and Jack all the very best in the future!
Ms Servani – as Head of English, has led a range of literacy improvements over the years at Nadeen School and the impact of these can be seen in the wonderful levels of English progress across the Primary school and just as importantly, the passion our students have for literacy in its many formats. A special mention for the fantastic Lego club! Thank you for boosting the enjoyment of English at Nadeen School, we wish you all the very best in the future!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Dr Paul Walton
The image below is of one of our Year 1 classrooms at the new campus in Dilmunia.
I look forward to the next Coffee with the Principal at Thursday 8th June 2023, 8.00am – 9.00am.
School Year 2023/24
Please contact admissions or our school office, if you would like to register interest for any siblings of current Nadeen School students. Our enrolment for 2023/24 has started. If you have any further questions, please contact: +973 17 728886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop Off Point
Please can parents use the Drop Off Point, if possible, in the mornings.
Drop Off – Parents on site
- This option of walking students on site remains open for parents of children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1, as normal.
- Also, we have the option for any new parents to drop off their children to the class for the first 2 weeks.
- After this, Year 2 to Year 7 students must be dropped off at the front of the school.
- Only parents of Nursery, Reception and Year 1 should be accompanying students to their classrooms.
- Parents of students in Year 2 to 7 must make an appointment to see the teacher (to avoid disrupting learning, lessons, target time), an email to the teacher or to contact the reception if this is an emergency.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
- 7 main areas for Communication: There will be an update from the Principal each Thursday from school to the whole community, latest news on the website for all articles, a school newsletter every half term, first Thursday of each month for coffee with the principal, weekly email from teachers, Social Media (Instagram/Facebook) and many exciting school events coming up on our events page on the website.
- Uniform Shop – now available at https://besportbh.com/nadeen-school/
- Calendars – now available at https://www.nadeenschool.com/our-calendar/
- Morning Drop off – The gates open each morning at 7.35am, if parents would like to drop students off earlier in school, please email Miss Karen about the breakfast club from 7.00am.
- School Newsletter – click here to read all about it!.
- Social Media updates – Please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to see the latest photos, posts and updates about our new school campus in Dilmunia. It looks incredible and it is great to see the progress each week of everything coming together.
Also, we have a chance for parents to invite your friends along to experience what Nadeen School has to offer, please see the dates below for all parents to come in and see our school. Parents can walk around the school, see classes, and meet teachers. There is no formal presentation as it is an opportunity to see the day-to-day learning at school.
Early Years Open Mornings
12 June 2023: 8:15 to 9:15.
OPEN DAY 3: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Key Dates – (Whole School Days in bold)
- Whole School Dates
- Awareness Days
- PTA Events
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 email@example.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
Please find all of the previous updates below.
All updates are sent out at the end of the week and published in the ‘Latest News’ section of the website.
11 May – Update from the Principal (Staff Appreciation Day)
4 May – Update from the Principal (COBIS Eco Film Award)
27th April – Update from the Principal (Planet Protectors)
20th April – Update from the Principal (Earth Day)
13th April – Update from the Principal (English Roundup)
30th March – Update from the Principal (Ramadan)
23rd March – Update from the Principal (Science Fair)
16th March – Update from the Principal (Welcome back Ecoventure)
9th March – Update from the Principal (Ecoventure)
2nd March – Update from the Principal (Literacy Activities)
23rd February – Update from the Principal (International Week)
9th February – Update from the Principal (Turkey & Syria support)
2nd February – Update from the Principal (Building Visit)
26th January – Update from the Principal (PSL Athletics Meet)
19th January – Update from the Principal (Parent Appreciation Day)
12th January – Update from the Principal (Happy Birthday Nadeen School!)
14th December – Update from the Principal (Festive Singing!)
8th December – Update from the Principal (Last week of Term!)
1st December – Update from the Principal (Festive Singing)
24th November – Update from the Principal (Sports Fixtures)
17th November – Update from the Principal (Remembrance Day)
10th November – Update from the Principal (Sports Events)
3rd November – Update from the Principal (Mount Everest)
20th October – Update from the Principal (Halloween)
13th October – Update from the Principal (Buddy Classes)
6th October – Update from the Principal (Cystic Fibrosis)
29th September – Update from the Principal (Dyslexia Awareness Week)
22nd September – Update from the Principal (Nadeen School is an Outstanding School)
15th September – Update from the Principal (We pay our respect to Queen Elizabeth II)
8th September – Update from the Principal (eSafety and Inclusion Presentations)
1st September – Update from the Principal (First Week Back)
25th August – Update from the Principal (Orientation Day!)
18th August – Update from the Principal (Final Preparation for the Orientation Day)
11th August – Update from the Principal (Planning for INSET training)
4th August – Update from the Principal (Summer update)
As you might have seen, this summer it was announced that it is no longer mandatory for schools to provide Virtual Learning for students, shared by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday 2nd 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.
For students unable to attend or overseas, we will offer an extra provision to help support with Year 3 and above, including:
- Students will be included in Google classrooms to have the same access as those onsite.
- A link to a curriculum plan for all year groups.
- A weekly class email from the teacher.
- An appointment to discuss your child/their progress over email or an online meeting when required.
- Access to our book list covered in school.
- The resources from the online subscriptions used on site will be available.
- An opportunity for a teacher/student conference if needed, as directed by the class teacher.
We hope all students have the opportunity to be back on site. We look forward to the new academic year and following the Ministry guidance above for our students at school.