Update from the Principal – 25th April

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Today is our Student Celebration to mark the first year in our new building! The whole event is focused on students, leading, speaking and highlighting the transition into our new campus here in Dilmunia. We are very proud of our students and even more excited to bring everyone together today to look back on what they have achieved and also the many opportunities they can look forward to.

This week we have had Earth Day on Monday and our Early Years Open Morning. Thank you to all of the parents that attended the Open Morning to see how our students learn and have fun each day. Our staff team in the Early Years area are fantastic and the whole corridor is always full of energy and enjoyment!

Yesterday we had our U14 Badminton, thank you to everyone that supported this event. It is always pleasing to see our students thrive in a range of sports and to add badminton to this is a great addition. I look forward to all events and seeing the students take part in sport is incredibly important, building on new skills, a growth mindset and having fun is great to see.

Today, we also have the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge and we wish everyone involved the very best of luck. We have many students highly interested in Mathematics and are always involved in the various challenges, games and competitions. It is no surprise to see a lot more students wanting to participate, a subject our students enjoy and make excellent progress in.

This week, our new board approved fees schedule was announced and shared for the 2024/25 school year. Together with this was a letter with progress this year, upcoming plans and comments from the school board. Following on from the release of the fees, we have extended the deadline for fees and withdrawal until Thursday 2nd May. This should give parents enough time to discuss, plan and think about your next steps. We are always happy to support and to talk. I hope this extension helps to give people a little bit more time.

An article regarding the exciting developments in Dilmunia Island has been shared. Please click here to read about the amazing plans for our community. 

Congratulations to our Year 6 and Year 9 students with their Checkpoint examinations this week. They have worked extremely well on their Academic progress over the past year and to see the results of the mock tests were very impressive. These examinations are assessed and verified externally and are the best measure to show where our students are working at. Our students at Nadeen School continue to perform significantly above age-expected levels in Mathematics, English and Science across the entire school. To see this academic attainment at an outstanding level in Cambridge examinations is great to see. It shows our students are ready for the next stages of their learning, they are confident and can demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in the core subjects. A huge thank you to our amazing teachers for their guidance and to the parents for your support. Students that are happy, enjoying school and making great progress academically is a pleasure to see.

Tomorrow, we are in school for the Matilda rehearsals (Thank you to parents for supporting this) and then again on Saturday for our football festival. Two great days for our students and families to enjoy with music and sports!

Next week, we have Deaf Awareness Week, the Year 2 chromebook presentation and Early Years Storytime on Monday and our Royal Life Saving Community Training event on Saturday 4th May! It is a very busy time with community events each weekend and we hope that you can attend.

A final point on health and safety, we have been monitoring the air quality, wind conditions and working with the relevant authorities to ensure that we follow all guidance after the announcement this week. We have not been affected by this so far during the school day but will remain vigilant and carefully plan forward.

The modifications to the crosswalks (Yellow and black) have been completed to ensure that the steps to enter the crosswalks have been smoothed over (curb removed) and are better for pedestrians that use them. These are the three crosswalks through the drop off and pick up areas. Thank you for continuing to use these in the mornings and afternoons as we model for the students how to safely cross the roads. I really appreciate how everyone uses these as it makes a huge difference to the safety of our students.

Have a great weekend!

Dr Paul Walton




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Nadeen School – All Events for 2023 – 2024: For a printable PDF click here

Whole School Dates (bold)
Awareness Days (Italics)
● Parent Presentations/Open Days (highlighted blue)
● Nadeen Community Association Events (highlighted green)
● Weekend Events (highlighted yellow)
Half-Terms/End of Term

Click here to see Google calendar for 2023/24

Click here to see 2024-2025 A4 Landscape calendar with all days and holidays



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

Previous Updates

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.

18th April  – Update from the Principal

28th March  – Update from the Principal

21st March  – Update from the Principal

14th March  – Update from the Principal

7th March  – Update from the Principal

29th February  – Update from the Principal

15th February  – Update from the Principal

1st February  – Update from the Principal

8th February  – Update from the Principal

1st February  – Update from the Principal

25th January – Update from the Principal

18th January – Update from the Principal

11th January – Update from the Principal

14th December – Update from the Principal

7th December – Update from the Principal

30th November – Update from the Principal

23rd November – Update from the Principal

16th November – Update from the Principal

9th November – Update from the Principal

2nd November – Update from the Principal

19th October – Update from the Principal

12th October – Update from the Principal

5th October – Update from the Principal

28th September – Update from the Principal

21st September – Update from the Principal

14th September – Update from the Principal

7th September – Update from the Principal

31st August – Update from the Principal

24th August – Update from the Principal

17th August – Update from the Principal

10th August – Update from the Principal

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.