Update from the Principal – 29th February

Update from the Principal

Dear Parents,

We wish our students good luck and that we are very proud of them as they head over to Al Ain for the BSME Small Games this weekend. Thank you to our parents for your constant and ongoing support with all of the sports, training sessions and competitions. We very much appreciate it.



Today is our school council’s Pyjama day! – we are all involved and look forward to a fun day!

Thank you to the parents who reported the changes to the traffic lights at the start of the week. I reported the issue to our partners in Dilmunia, they contacted the Ministry of Transport and this has been changed during the week. We will keep monitoring this. Also, thank you to parents that inform me during drop off if there is ever a traffic jam, delay, or accident on the roads on the way into school. This really helps, as we managed to extend drop-off by 10 minutes and inform class teachers if students were arriving late. I do very much appreciate your help and the heads up!

This week, we have seen some amazing entry points in our IPC classes, students dressed up, classes out on walks and a host of exciting ways to start new topics and new learning! The costumes we have seen have brightened up the morning and started the day positively putting a smile on our faces! In school this has contributed to creating a real buzz.

Yesterday afternoon, I drove down to Riffa Views school to see our students win the PSL Boys Basketball competition. It is always good to see other schools that play against and familiar faces at these sporting events.

An exciting tournament, with many twists and turns and last minute surprises. Thank you to Riffa Views for hosting the competition and also to their great staff team for making us feel welcome and for their organisation. For our students to win again has been wonderful and even more than that, our girls on Monday won the PSL basketball competition! Girls and Boys winners in one week is a very special achievement. We are very happy with our sports teams, the attitude and passion shown by our students every single game and the phenomenal support shown by parents, families, staff and students attending the fixtures. We have a real momentum and the students can see tangible evidence of all of the hard work, effort and training they have put in. Thank you to our PE team, staff leading teams and the whole community for supporting all teams. With successes in Athletics, Football and now double winners in Basketball, we may need a bigger trophy cabinet! – we look forward to celebrating these wins in assembly!



Heading into Ramadan, we have revisited our provision for after 2pm. A plan will be sent out at the start of next week.

Previously, we have finished at 2pm and then had extended the provision to 2.45pm. The ECAs by Nadeen staff (Paid and free) will not run as some staff will go home at 2pm. This year, we planned to increase the provision to 3.30pm to cover anyone that wished to stay back, this is confirmed. Plus, we are aiming to have external vendors only continue with clubs that are run by staff not affected by Ramadan (24N, Harmony etc.). The external vendors will be confirmed at the start of next week. It is a balance between respecting Ramadan and creating a solution that fits our students and that can be staffed and supported safely.

Next week we have book week starting on Sunday and then our Early Years Open morning on Monday.

Thank you to the Nadeen Community Association (NCA) for supporting the School Council Beach Clean-Up on Saturday, March 9th. With the funding received, we can provide gloves, bin bags, and snacks to students.

Have a great weekend!

Dr Paul Walton





The below photo  is from the Girls PSL basketball tournament 


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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.