Update from the Principal.
The image above is to celebrate our wonderful Year 5, 6 and 7 Netball team who played at BSB this week. They did an amazing job and we are all very proud of each and every single one of them! Thank you to Miss Kate, Miss Louise for coaching the team and to everyone who went along and supported the girls. Well done!
We started this week celebrating our Internationalism and the start of the World Cup by dressing up in colours of our countries and football attire. It was a great way to start the week with energy, colour and learning about the countries involved in this huge sporting event.
Before I start my usual run through of our events, I’d like to signpost a very special opportunity for students coming up in Term 2… Ecoventure!
Ecoventure specializes in Inspiring young people to be confident and competent Adventurers as well as helping them Engage with the natural world through Outdoor Education programs. Over 11,000 students have been involved in the programs since 2010. Mr Kyle will present in the Brit Club about Ecoventure Wednesday 30th November at 8.00am, an opportunity for Year 5, 6 and 7 students. I am personally delighted that we now have these types of trips and activities in action after a long period of time last year without them.
Next, the Festive Fair! Wow.
It was my first Festive Fair and it was amazing to see so many people there. The positive energy made it a fantastic experience for the students, our families and also other members of the community. They loved the stalls and games! So many aspects of the fair were incredible and there was a lot of hard work, time and effort put in by the whole team. Next year we may look into the timing of the fair to be later as it was very hot. A great event and with a few minor changes it can get even better!
A huge thank you to everyone as these community events are very important to the school and we look forward to having more, a real variety of different ways in which to connect with, support and welcome members of our amazing new community. A special mention to our families, parents, and our amazing PTA for all of the hard work that they put into the planning, organisation and support of this event. We can’t wait until the next Festive Fair.
A big thank you to all staff at Nadeen School for your support in the PIRA (Progress in Reading Assessment) and PUMA (Progress in Understanding Mathematics Assessments). These reading and mathematics assessments are an international benchmark where we can measure and celebrate the academic progress of all of our students at Nadeen School. We have finished the analysis and will share out our results from Sunday 27th November for everyone to see. Our teachers do a great job every day at school and we are delighted with the progress made by our students.
Last week, we had some further articles to celebrate opportunities for our students in the form of the COBIS International Art Competition click here and the visit of Professor Deborah Eyre to our school to talk about education and our future plans.
We also now have 7 Teacher Feature Articles on our Website. The articles are an informal insight into the thoughts, experiences and background of our teachers. They all answer the same 4 questions:
- Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.
- Why did you decide to specilaise in your chosen area?
- What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?
- How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?
Click on the links below to read about our staff so far who have been a part of our ‘Teacher Feature’ series:
A reminder below for the Year 5,6 and 7 students will have an Ecoventure presentation on Wednesday 30th November at 8.00am in the Brit club with Mr Kyle.
Coffee with the Principal
I look forward to the next Coffee with the Principal at 8.00am – 9.00am, Thursday 1st December.
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 email@example.com
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.
- 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.
- Communication – the next Coffee morning is on Thursday 1st December from 8.00am to 9.00am. An opportunity to hear updates, plans moving forward and to meet other parents.
- Student Illness – If your child/children show symptoms of being ill, please keep them at home and seek assistance from your doctor.
- School Newsletter – click here to read all about it!.
- New School – Opening Spring 2023
- 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
Monday 20th February.
OPEN DAY 2: Sunday 29th January 2023
OPEN DAY 3: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Key Dates – (Whole School Days in bold)
- Whole School Dates
- Awareness Days
- PTA Events
Have a wonderful weekend!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.