Update from the Principal.
This week we celebrated Dyslexia Awareness Week across the school and also hosted our first IGCSE Information session.
Dyslexia is an area that we talk about on a regular basis and this annual event is very special to our community and what we do as a team. As we focus on developing the whole child, we also consider how to support the confidence, belief and self-assurance of everyone and this is linked to conversations involving dyslexia. I’d like to thank everyone in and connected with the school for helping us to continue to try, review and improve what we do.
The IGCSE information session had very good attendance and a copy of the presentation and questions have been emailed out. If you did not receive a copy, the presentation can be found here and FAQs found here. We look forward to offering more events for parents and students to find out about the curriculum throughout this term and next. We plan to have the next sessions on Little Wandle (Literacy/Phonics), IPC (International Primary Curriculum) and HPL (High Performance Learning). The purpose of these optional sessions is to give as much information as parents would like to learn about our curriculum, assessment and teaching and learning in school.
Today, I attended the assembly and it is always great to see how happy our students are who lead presentations, get involved and also celebrate.
Thank you to all parents for filling in the ECA survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated and I will share an overview next week. We have started well and have some good areas to keep improving.
This week, we offer the opportunity to give more feedback with our food services: Student Food Services – October 2023. Thank you in advance for filling in the survey as this has been raised a few times by parents and we are very happy to collate your ideas and opinions.
A small note for everyone to ensure students are hydrated as the warm weather continues. We remind students to drink plenty of water and having a water bottle each certainly helps. Please let’s all continue to support this.
Thank you to parents who continue to follow the dress code and expectations whilst in the carpark and on campus out of respect to the country and culture in which we all live. For families who have just moved to Bahrain, further information can be found in the parent handbook regarding covering shoulders, tattoos etc.
Finally, we have had a huge amount of articles on our website showing what our teachers and students have been up to in the last few weeks. Please click on the latest news to have a look.
Have a lovely weekend!
Dr Paul Walton
The below image is of a Year 9 student presentation during our Secondary assembly raising awareness for Dyslexia Awareness Week.
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.
● 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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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 email@example.com, see reception or phone on +97317728886 to personally check your contact email and phone number on record.
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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
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.
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.