Update from the Principal.
It has been a wonderful week with many student focused events and projects underway!
This week we have enjoyed an assembly by Miss Agnes and the Inclusion Team on Dyslexia Awareness. This was a whole school assembly and members of the Inclusion Team explained what Dyslexia is, how we learn with Dyslexia and gave examples of famous people with Dyslexia. It was a thoroughly informative enjoyable and interesting presentation. Following on the presentation, we have had information and posters shared out across the school to raise awareness even further.
Our Art competition was launched last week and we are inviting entries from the across the school (House Points up for grabs!). Thank you to Mr Gerry and Miss Hannah for organising this, our students are very excited about this competition.
We’ve had buddy classes working together from Year 4 and Reception (Article to be uploaded soon about this). Year 7 and Year 2 have worked together on Mathematics problems during this Maths block. A great way to create opportunities for our students to work across the school and to collaborate, have fun and build relationships with others.
We have continued to visit full lessons, observe students learning and share best practice as a school. This week I have been in to see Nursery, Year 5 and EAL. It is always a joy to watch the students and I look forward next week and more year groups. Following on from the BSO Inspection Report we want to move our ‘consistently good’ lessons to ‘consistently outstanding’ across the school for our next external inspection. I have been delighted with the standard of lessons, improvement, and the quality of education overall, I have seen since I have been here, but we must continue to work hard to maintain these standards.
Click on the links below to read about our staff so far who have been a part of our ‘Teacher Feature’ series:
‘Updates’ and ‘Looking Forward’ below from the Coffee with the Principal:
- World Teachers Day – Thank you to all parents for your kind words, emails and gifts to teachers.
- Student Voice – https://www.nadeenschool.com/student-voice-year-7-descriptive-writing/
- Bus routes – Information on the bus route for the new campus was included in the previous Update From the Principal.
- Latest News – All articles, information and Updates. https://www.nadeenschool.com/news/
- Open Day – Thursday 13th October (Open to all families), 8.15am to 10.15am.
- Student Art competition – Whole School Art competition, entries coming into Mr Gerry and Miss Hannah with a range of ideas and formats as shared in assembly.
- Breakfast Club and Stay and Play – Up and running. Please email Miss Karen for more information.
- School Fees – the school fee structure will remain the same and fees will be announced in due course, included in the previous Update From the Principal.
- Extra-Curricular Activities – more free activities to the Term 2 provision.
- School Uniform – this is in progress and we will announce any updates soon, included in the previous Update From the Principal.
- Changes to Start Time – this is something that we are looking into and we will review the current structure and announce any changes during term 2, included in the previous Update From the Principal. BSO Inspection Report – https://www.nadeenschool.com/nadeenschool-outstanding/
- French – Lessons have been running for 4 weeks. Review and reflection this week.
- Student Poetry – We now have 7 creative written pieces this term to publish and share in school!
- Teacher Features – Get to know more about our staff at Nadeen School and why they think it is such a special place to work (5 uploaded).
- Arabic – Considering giving families a choice who already have Arabic to then opt out of French to get more Arabic (After half term).
- How do we support students who are anxious from other schools joining our school – We have a supportive pastoral system, buddies are assigned to new students, families can attend a ‘meet the teacher’ event, teacher email after the first week, weekly emails home on a Thursday, we have a friendship bench at break times, student leaders, clubs to join and other activities to help students to settle into our school.
- Student Voice – Buddy Classes article from 4HS! – Article to be uploaded soon.
- 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.
- PTA – PTA have met, first uniform sale completed, getting ready for the pumpkin sale, and getting ready for the festive fair (18/11).
- PTA – Looking for volunteers.
- Extra-Curricular Activities – We will add further activities for sports in Term 2 ‘free clubs’, additionally from teachers who have not yet ran clubs.
- Teacher Feature – 5 teacher features to be shared this month.
- Onsite events – Full event list here.
- Drive through Pick up – This will be confirmed during the next week and set up shortly. From Gate 4, a map will be shared showing the system and the flow of th traffic.
- New Building Visits – (135 days to go) all staff now visited in teams as mentioned as part of the plan at the previous coffee morning.
- Nadeen School Newsletter – coming soon, teachers working with students to create a student-led newsletter.
- PTA – volunteers (After Upcoming events slide)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder. The extended drop off due to an increased number of parents using the drop off has been a success. Thank you for your feedback.
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.
Drive by Pick Up
Coming soon, more information will be sent out during the next week.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
- Club leaders will continue to be the main contact for clubs.
- ‘Club Leaders’ will email parents a collection point from which you collect your children at the end of the day.
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 lovely 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 email@example.com, 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.
29th September – Update from the Principal (Dyslexia Awareness Week)
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.