Update from the Principal.
This week we celebrated International Day of Sign Languages, enjoyed an Open Morning in Early Years, and had our Primary and Secondary assemblies.
These events are always something I am excited about and this year, I have also been happy with how we are making improvements with how we are using the building. It is not perfect and we have a long way to go but the events, assemblies and celebrations are making progress with how the building is used. For example, the use of the big screen in the hall, using the sound system, the addition of a podium on the stage for students to use and present from, displays, and areas to showcase are slowly getting there, step by step. We all want the best environment for the students and also exciting opportunities and quality education.
From Sunday through to Tuesday I will be out inspecting another school as part of my role for the BSO (British Schools Overseas) inspections that we follow at Nadeen School. It is always helpful to be invited to visit other schools as part of this accreditation.
I’d like to mention this week, the sports facilities at school. I have spent a lot of time with the PE team and also seen extracurricular activities. Watching the students enjoy basketball lessons, using the sports hall, having videos of excellent examples to follow in lessons on a projector in the hall, the new resources and the space have made me very appreciative of the new options we have. The staff involved in sports, ECAs, and lessons are really exploring the use of what we have and students have a range of new opportunities.
The routines in the morning as students arrive remain the same as last year with a few additions. Staff are in classrooms, ready to welcome students. Activities, reading, information displayed on the board, and opportunities to socialise with others play an important part of the start of the day. A huge thank you to the staff for providing these each day at school, the start of the day is very important and the team has done a great job in setting this up for everyone.
We are now officially listed on the Google directory as a Google for Education Reference School, to see this, click here. Thank you to all staff and students for your efforts towards this achievement, it will help the whole community moving forward, especially the learning in class for students.
The displays that staff have made around the school are coming together very nicely. They have spent a lot of time to showcase the work of students. These are developing all of the time and we have a rich variety of different areas to celebrate. Together with this, we have created a gallery of framed images that have been placed on the wall leading to the Assembly Hall to praise the community for the events (Performances, Environment Show, Talent Show, Speech Day, etc.) that have been completed. Please look out for this next time you are walking towards the Assembly Hall.
I had a question this week about the progress of the school and I’d like to be very clear about where we are to everyone together, as I mentioned in the first coffee morning we had and I’d like to reiterate the exact same message. We are not a finished product as a school, this is a process and we have many things and areas to complete, we will get there step by step together. We look forward to improving and after the first two months in this new building, we have successes and a list of areas to complete. We have a lot to do and many challenges ahead but we will embrace these and approach them in our normal professional and positive way. Our happiness and enthusiasm from what we see each day do not detract us away from the very clear plan we have in place. Working in a school, you can’t help but feel the energy and ‘buzz’ created by students. It is such a wonderful place to work surrounded by the warm sound of learning.
We have created a feedback survey for our Extracurricular Activities, please click here to leave your comments. As last year, I will share these with the staff and we will analyse the results and share back out to everyone in the community.
Have a lovely weekend!
Dr Paul Walton
The below image is from our Early Years Open Morning.
We look forward to welcoming parents to the upcoming events below. Please indicate your interest in attending these events by completing the relevant Google forms.
- Monday, 2nd October from 4:00pm to 5:00pm: IGCSE Information – For more information and to RSVP, please click here
- Wednesday, 11th October from 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Year 3 Chromebook Presentation: For more information and to RSVP, please click here
- Thursday, 12th October from 08:00am to 09:00am: Coffee with the Principal – For more information and to RSVP, please 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
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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.