Update from the Principal – 28th March

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Last weekend, in school on Saturday we had Matilda rehearsals, family tours of the building, Arabic team training, Checkpoint assessment setup and clubs.  A busy weekend to prepare for the week ahead!

This has been a very enjoyable week to finish Term 2.  A highlight was to see the students rehearsing for Matilda this week, they were fantastic and we are in for a treat when this production arrives! Thank you to Mr Tom for again inspiring our students with musical performances and getting everyone involved!

This week we have discussed Autism Awareness and Acceptance week, this continues the provision for our students to recognise, support and help every single member of our community.  A very important week and a real strength of the school.  Our students are wonderful at interacting and collaborating with one another.

We had another first this week with the mock Checkpoint assessments.  Our students have been very well prepared for this first experience of these examinations.  During the pathway at school, our students will face exams at various points throughout their school life in Year 6, 9, 11, 13 and then on to college and universities.  Having this practice in small groups to get used to the structure and format is the best possible preparation with the care and support in place from our teachers.  

This week we had our annual visit from the Civil Defense to check our procedures, equipment and building.  As a part of this visit, we had a fire drill.  The staff and students were exceptional during the drill and were a real credit to the school.  We appreciate the visit and also understand that we have to be ready at any time of the day no matter what the event or situation.  Going through this helps us to be as safe as possible.

Thank you to staff involved in the Early Years to Year 1 transition presentation, the IPC exit points and the Student Spring recital.  The students performed so well last night, thank you to Mr Tom for organising this and also congratulations to all student performers.  They showed such courage to get up on stage, delivered amazing performances and impressed everyone with such a variety of genres.  Thank you to the parents and staff for attending and supporting the students.  We are very happy with the music provision as it just keeps getting better.  The overall number of recent events have been great and the staff have provided a wide range of opportunities throughout the school to share with you what we do at school.

For those parents interested in helping out in ECAs during term 3, please get in touch and email h.chilwan@nadeenschool.com 


A Box of Goodness final update:

A group of Secondary students committed their personal time again this week to support the charitable cause A Box of Goodness. The student volunteers worked very hard to check, sort and pack food donation boxes ready to be distributed by A Box of Goodness this weekend to less fortunate families across the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Over 55 boxes in total have been packed by Secondary students and a very large supply of additional food donations will be passed onto A Box of Goodness. This amazing contribution to the community was only made possible due to the generous and supportive families here at Nadeen School. This has been a wonderful community effort during the Holy Month of Ramadan and we thank everyone for their generosity and kindness. 

Thank you to Ms Suzanne, students, staff, families and all members of the community for putting together such an amazing project.  This helps our students as much as others from what they gain, understand and learn from this.  A truly exceptional community event!


We would like to announce that we will send out the invoices for Term 1 Academic Year 2024/25 during the first part of Term 3.  The due date was Monday, April 1st 2024 and this will now be deferred to a later date in the term, and the due date is Sunday, June 2nd 2024.

After the break we look forward to our World Art Day on Monday 15th April.

Have a great spring holiday and we look forward to seeing you in Term 3!

Dr Paul Walton




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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.