Update from the Principal.
I proudly introduce to you our Student Council.
This week we have had a Fire Drill as a whole school to ensure that everyone is safe and we all know our roles and responsibilities in the case of an emergency. I have to say that the students were exemplary with their compliance, behaviour, and attitude. Our staff were very organised and solid systems were in place. Overall, I am very happy with this practice, and it is very important to schedule such a Fire Drill rehearsal in the first half term of any school. We have further checks and stages to go through now to constantly maintain this high standard. Well done to everyone involved.
This week along with the Leadership Team at school, we have continued to observe lessons. This has been a wonderful opportunity to get into classes (For the full 50-minute lessons) and to see how our students learn. I have been very impressed with the progress made by students in lessons, their engagement and generally their ‘love for learning’. It has been a joy and pleasure to see such amazing students support one another, challenge themselves and strive to do better. The main highlight for me has been seeing our students have fun, this is quite evident, and they learn with a smile on their faces each day! We will continue to observe lessons over the next 3 weeks and by the end would have seen every teacher in the school and the students several times!
As sent out last week, we are proud to announce that Nadeen School, is an Outstanding School. Following on from this, we have created an action plan to further address targets inside in the sections of the reports and strategies to maintain our very high standards.
I look forward to he next Coffee with the Principal at 8.00am – 9.00am, Thursday 6th October. Please RSVP here, which will then enable us to confirm the venue and cater for the event.
Our students have been creating amazing poems recently and I have included another below for you to enjoy. On top of the poems being amazing, the students have shown incredible confidence in reading them aloud. This has been brilliant!
FAQs – from recent feedback
- Is there an update on the school fees for 2023/24? – the school fee structure will remain the same and fees will be announced in due course.
- Is there an update on the school uniform and supplier? – this is in progress and we will announce any updates soon.
- Will there be a change to the start time of the school day or timings of lessons? – this is something that we are looking into and we will review the current structure and announce any changes during term 2.
- Are there any plans on when we will move? How will the students move? – we will send out a further detailed plan regarding the move as we closer approach the handover date. At the moment, we are still working through the phases shared with all parents at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ event. All staff have now had the opportunity to visit the site in their teams and we will press ahead with the next stage.
- Is there any information about housing opportunities for school families near the school site? – The developers, relocation agents and real estate agents have all been contacted and they will advertise this out themselves once confirmed.
- Will there be after-school care in the current site? – we have a provision in place from 7.00am and also Extra-Curricular Activities running now. There are no plans to further extend after school care as we have a full provision of opportunities for clubs for parents to look at.
- Will there be early dismissal during the holy month of Ramadhan? – no, the school hours will remain the same as normal and we will follow our normal procedures as per Ramadhan.
- Could we consider using Whatsapp for communication? – no, whilst we are on site. The teachers are unable to respond real time with apps such as whatsapp or Dojo for messages. Email is the best way to communicate as it allows the teachers to be focused on the students in lessons and then when available, they can communicate with parents. We do not want to put any staff in a situation where they are distracted or not actively engaged with the class. The safety and the learning of the students is the priority of the teacher during lessons. We also cannot share any personal information.
- Is there any information regarding the bus routes to the Dilmunia Campus? – Please see below, also note each bus will have video surveillance, a GPS tracker and an additional supervisor on board. The price below is a round trip.
New School Year 2023/24
Please contact admissions or our school office, if you would like t 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
This week we have seen an increase in the number of cars using the Drop Off Point to now over 100 cars per day! – Thank you to all parents, we really appreciate you trying to use this system. This is a safe and efficient way to start the day avoiding using the car park to park, walk across the car park and then reverse or drive out past other cars. If you are able to use the Drop Off Point, please do! – Thank you in advance for your support in ensuring the safety of all Nadeen School children.
From Sunday 2nd October, we will extend the drop off lane at the from of the school. This will increase the capacity of cars using the drop off point. Due to an increase in the number of cars, this will help keep everyone safe as they enter school and improve the efficiency of entering the building. Additional staff will be on duty to help open car doors. Due to the extension of the drop off point, this will mean that all parents from EY and Year 1 will be required to use the entrance at the EY playground during the morning if they are walking in. All parents will now enter the school at this point enabling the school to reduce the cross walks from the car park from 2 to 1. Thank you again for using the drop off system in the morning.
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.
- All activities now have lists of students and registration is complete. Some clubs have started as mentioned on the Extra-Curricular page on the website.
- ‘Club Leaders’ will email parents a collection point from which you collect your children at the end of the day.
We have several updates to share with you below:
- Communication – There will be an update from the Principal each Thursday from school, latest news on the website, a school newsletter (coming soon), first Thursday of each month for coffee with the principal and many exciting school events coming up on our events page on the website.
- Communication – the next Coffee morning is on Thursday 6th October from 8.00am to 9.00am. An opportunity to hear updates, plans moving forward and to meet other parents.
- School Newsletter – coming soon! (Hopefully as student led as mentioned in our presentations this week).
- Extra-curricular clubs – all ‘Club leaders’ will email parents a collection point from which you collect your children at the end of the day.
- New School Visit – parents can visit the building anytime and we are organising a visit in October and will send out more information.
- 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 MORNING: Monday 17th October
EARLY YEARS OPEN MORNING: Monday 21st November
Our other general Open Days are below:
OPEN DAY 1: Thursday 13th October 2022
OPEN DAY 2: Sunday 29th January 2023
OPEN DAY 3: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Have an amazing weekend!
Key Dates – (Whole School Days in bold)
- Whole School Dates
- Awareness Days
- PTA Events
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.
UPDATE – In light of the entry of the influenza season early this year, whose symptoms are similar to those of the Corona virus, The following must be recalled to contribute to the fluidity of education in schools and to preserve the health of students and the academic and administrative staff:
1- Remind parents of the need to keep the student at home if he has symptoms .
2- Follow the necessary precautionary and preventive measures to prevent its transmission among students. These are displayed around school.
3- Reminding parents and all teaching and administrative staff in schools of the availability of seasonal influenza vaccines for this season in all health centers.
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.
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.