Update from the Principal – 8th September

Update from the Principal.

Dear Parents,

Our school life feels in full swing as we finish week two at school!

The students have been full of energy and a great example of this was during the whole school assembly this week hosted by Miss Kate, Mr Matt and our student mentors.  The whole school assemblies are a fantastic opportunity to bring everyone together as a community and to celebrate, share and find out about what is coming up at school.  This week we had updates about music, sports, maths, extra-curricular activities, and students sharing their own ‘highlights of the week’.  Finishing with the stars and students of the week, it was a brilliant way to see everyone together as one family.  The assemblies are definitely a highlight of my week!

I look forward to our next assembly.




Please RSVP click here





PTA Welcome Back Breakfast (RSVP here)

Parent-Teacher Association start of year welcome! Monday, 19th September @8am

We’re looking for parents to join our amazing PTA! This is a great opportunity to become involved in the school, help create events to celebrate our school community, and also fundraise for local charities.

We’d like to invite all parents who want to join the PTA and be active in the group to join us on Monday, 19th September at 8am at Florencia in Block 338. You’ll be introduced to current members of the PTA, hear about upcoming events, and learn about how you can help out!

We look forward to welcoming you!


This week at school, I have several updates to share with you below:

  1. Communication – All parents should now have received an introduction from the classroom teacher. Please use this email as the main communication to the classroom teacher.
  2. 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.
  3. School Newsletter – coming soon! (Hopefully as student-led as mentioned in our presentations this week).
  4. Extra-curricular clubs – these will be created next week and emailed out to all parents soon.  We aim to start clubs from Sunday 18th September with a provision of ‘free’ clubs and ‘paid’ clubs.
  5. 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.
  6. Using gates – (Reminder) As of Sunday 4th September, at Pick-up, parents can enter through the main gate (Building 2) and exit through the playground gate (Building 1).  This will ease the congestion of using one gate.

Thank you so much for all of your questions and discussion today. 

Thank you to all parents who attended the Inclusion Presentation, the link to the presentation is below.  Thank you to Miss Agnes and Mr Ben for hosting.  Also, thank you to everyone who attended the 2 eSafety presentations hosted by Mr Liam and I.  Thank you to Mr Liam for putting together very detailed information and some valuable quick tips for everyone to try.  Both presentations are available on our website.

Inclusion Presentation click here – Full page: Our School/Inclusion Department

eSafety Presentation click here – Full page: School Life/eSafety

One of the ways we try and ensure all students are safe at school is to have a safe drop off procedure in the morning.  Our staff try very hard at this each week, parents work together and it’s an excellent system to get everyone in safely into school.  Thank you to all members of the community for doing these very important things each morning:

  • Seatbelts in cars
  • Not using mobile phones
  • Driving slowly and safely
  • Using the walkways and crossing
  • Modelling this behaviour and expectations for others to follow!

Our longer-term aim is to reduce the amount of stationary cars, people walking between the cars and through the car park.  We are keen to explore and further improve our drop off point.

This morning (With the help of Mr Ben and Miss Shanee), we counted the number of cars arriving between 7.35am and 8.00am with the purpose of reviewing our drop off system and to encourage more families to use the drop off point.  With 3 of us there each morning we are asking for more families to choose this as an option rather than using the car park, stopping, walking through the car park etc.  We believe the drop off point is a very safe way for us to start the day in a safe and positive manner.  Today, we had 57 vehicles through the drop off point and want to try and get up to around 70 using this system next week each day! – if you can use the drop off point, please do!

We have several updates to share with you below:

  1. 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.
  2. School Newsletter – coming soon! (Hopefully as student-led as mentioned in our presentations this week).
  3. Extra-curricular clubs – these will be created next week and emailed out to all parents on Sunday 11th September.
  4. 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.

Some of the questions raised in the eSafety Presentation yesterday:

  1. Do students use devices at break time in Early Years? – no, our students are encouraged to play at break time.
  2. Do students use devices outside or during snack in Early Years? – no, our students are encouraged to socialise with one another.
  3. Will the school create agreements for families to sign? – yes, we are reviewing our agreements as we aim to introduce an Acceptable use of IT agreement, Chromebook agreement and Digital Citizenship agreement.
  4. When will parents have a presentation about Chromebooks? – we will have the next presentation about Chromebooks this term, all resources are uploaded to our eSafety page
  5. Where can I find a copy of the eSafety presentation? – on our eSafety page on the website, please click here.
  6. Will we see examples of how technology is used this year in class? Examples of Augmentation on the SAMR model? – yes, we will share how our students use technology to enhance and transform learning.
  7. Can we see a list of current games students are playing? What is currently ‘trending’? – yes, we will send out a parent and student survey to gather this information.
  8. Can we see how Chromebooks are used in Numeracy and Literacy lessons? – yes, similar to question 6, we will put this together during the term and share it with you.
  9. How do I set up a firewall at home? – Please contact you Internet Provider in the first instance, we will also put together some guidance for you to assist.
  10. Do you currently have a limit of screen time? – not at the moment, we encourage the use of the SAMR model, only using technology to enhance or transform learning and not as a direct substitute.  We believe in hands on learning, learning by doing and want our students to experience this.  We will put together a further list of how screen time is used in connection with Computer Science lessons and other general use.
  11. Will there be a presentation for Year 2 going into 3 next June 2023 before they use the Chromebooks? – Yes, we will present to all parents and also upload all resources to the eSafety page.


Thank you so much for all your questions and interesting discussion today.

All of the Principal updates sent out previously will be included at the bottom of this page.

Have an amazing weekend!

Paul Walton




Rookie Junior Beach Life Saving Club 

Please find the information below for the Rookie Junior Beach Life Saving Club which starts on the 18th September. Nadeen students receive a 10% discount on the term fees, please contact below for more information.

What is Rookie Junior Beach Lifesaving?

Rookie Junior Beach Lifesaving is a fun and exciting beach program which has been designed by Royal Life Saving Bahrain to introduce children from 6 to 16 years old to the world of lifesaving.  The program involves children participating in safe, fun and organised activities in a beach environment; preparing them to be future lifesavers.  Throughout the term, children will be working towards achieving a bronze, silver or gold Rookie award. Certificates and badges will be awarded at the end of term event. This structure allows children to continually develop and build on their skills, term after term, year after year. The skills they learn as Rookies may one day save their life, or help them to save the life of someone else.

What are the 4 pillars of Rookie?

Being a lifesaver is not just about knowing how to save a life. Our Rookie program has been designed to offer children the opportunity to develop to build their confidence and skills and a range of different areas, and we call these the 4 pillars;

  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Health and Fitness
  • Community and Environment
  • Lifesaving Skills

The Rookie program is delivered by internationally certified lifeguards and assistant instructors and all activities are designed to develop your child in the 4 pillars of Rookie.

How do I register my child for Rookie?

If you would like your child to join the Rookie Junior Beach Lifesaving Club, please follow the link below and complete the registration form.  A member of our team will then contact you to confirm the registration and arrange the payment of term fees.



Key Dates – (Whole School Days in bold)

Nadeen School – All Events for 2022_23 for a printable PDF click here

  1. Whole School Dates
  2. Awareness Days
  3. PTA Events


Tuesday 13th September – Roald Dahl Day

Thursday 15th September – Dot Day

Wednesday 21st September – International Day of Peace

Thursday 22nd September – Unique Me Day

Thursday 29th September – International awareness Day of food loss and waste

Sunday 2nd October – International Music Day

Monday 3rd-6th October – Dyslexia Awareness

Thursday 6th October – Coffee with the Principal

Wednesday 12th October – World Crazy Hair Day

Thursday 13th October – Art Exhibition/Open Day 1

Sunday 16th October – World Food Day

Wednesday 19th October – Hallowe’en Pumpkin Sale (Fresh/Ceramic)

Thursday 20th October – Student Appreciation Day/PTA Pumpkin Sale

Half Term/End of Maths Theme Block


Sunday 30th October – PTA Pumpkin Sale

Monday 31st October – Hallowe’en

Thursday 3rd November – Coffee with the Principal

Thursday 3rd November – Student Council: Hallowe’en Disco

Monday 7th November – PTA Uniform and Book Sale

Tuesday 8th November – Boys PSL Fixture/Tongue Twister Day

Wednesday 9th November – Girls PSL Fixture

Sunday 13th November – Remembrance Day

Monday 14th November – World Diabetes Day

Monday 14th-17th November – Nursery Rhyme Week

Friday 18th November – Festive Fair

Sunday 20th November – World Cup Day

Monday 28th November – EYFS Sports Day

Tuesday 29th November – KS1 Sports Day, LKS2 Sports Day

Tuesday 29th November – St Andrews Day

Wednesday 30th November – UKS2 and KS3 Sports Day

Thursday 1st December – Coffee with the Principal/Bahrain Women’s Day

Sunday 4th December – International Hour of Code

Sunday 4th – 8th December – English Book Fair

Monday 5th December – PTA Uniform and Book Sale

Tuesday 6th December – EYFS Christmas Show

Wednesday 7th December – KS1 and KS2 Festive Singing

Tuesday 13th December –  Bahrain National Day

Wednesday 14th December – Final day of term

End of Term/End of PE Block


Sunday 8th January – Emotional Painting Day

Monday 9th January – International Friendship Day/PTA Uniform and Book Sale

Wednesday 11th January – International Thank you Day

Thursday 12th January – PTA and School – Nadeen Birthday Celebrations

Wednesday 18th January – National WInnie the Pooh Day

Thursday 19th January – Parent Appreciation Day

Monday 23rd January – PSL Athletics/Handwriting Day

Tuesday 24th January – International Day of Education

Wednesday 25th January – World Kazoo Day

Thursday 26th January – Student Council: Pajama Day

Sunday 29th January – Number Day/Open Day 2

Tuesday 31st January – Backwards Day

Wednesday 1st February – Speech Day

Thursday 2nd February – National Ukulele Day/Coffee with the Principal

Sunday 5th February – World Read ALoud Day/Arabic Book Fair

Monday 6th February – Children’s Mental Health Week/Arabic Book Fair/PTA Uniform and Book Sale

Tuesday 7th February – PSL Netball/Children’s Mental Health Week/Arabic Book Fair

Wednesday 8th February – Safer Internet Day/Arabic Book Fair

Thursday 9th February – Children’s Mental Health Week/Arabic Book Fair

Half Term/End of Languages Theme Block


Sunday 19th February – International Week – Opening Ceremony

Monday 20th February – PSL Boys Basketball

Tuesday 21st February – International Mother Language Day

Wednesday 22nd February – International Week – Assembly

Thursday 23rd February – PTA International Week – Food Fair

Sunday 26th February – Book Week

Monday 27th February – PSL Girls Basketball/Book Week

Tuesday 28th February – Book Week

Wednesday 1st March – Book Week/World Compliment Day

Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day – Dr. Seuss day/Coffee with the Principal

Sunday 5th-9th March – Ecoventure

Monday 6th March – PTA Uniform and Book Sale

Wednesday 8th March – International Women’s Day

Monday 14th March – Pi Day and International day of Mathematics

Thursday 16th March – Science Fair

Sunday 19th March – UK Mothers Day

Monday 20th March – International Day of Happiness

Tuesday 21st March – World Down Syndrome Day/Arabic Mothers Day

Wednesday 22nd March – World Water Day

Thursday 23rd March – Ramadan

Wednesday 29th March – Final day of term/Autism Acceptance Day

End of Term/End of English Block


Wednesday 12th April – International Day of Human Space Flight

Thursday 13th April – Coffee with the Principal

Sunday 16th April – International Day for Monuments and Sites

Monday 17th April – Haiku Poetry Day

Tuesday 18th April – International Creativity Day

Wednesday 19th April – Holy Eid Al Futer

Thursday 20th April – Earth Day

Thursday 27th April – Arbour Day

Sunday 20th April – National superhero Day

Tuesday 2nd-4th May – Deaf Awareness Week

Thursday 4th May – Coffee with the Principal

Sunday 7th May – World Laughter Day

Thursday 11th May – PTA Teacher Appreciation Day

Monday 15th May – PSL Boys Futsal

Wednesday 17th May – PSL Girls Futsal. National Smile Week

Thursday 18th May – International Day for Museums/KS1 trip

Sunday 21st May – World Bee Day

Tuesday 23rd May – Open Day

Wednesday 31st May – Original Character Day

End of Half Term/End of Humanities Block


Monday 5th June – World Environment Day

Wednesday 7th June – School Council: Talent Show

Thursday 8th June – World Ocean Day/Coffee with the Principal

Sunday 11th June – Father’s Day

Tuesday 13th-14th June – KS1, 2 and 3 End of Year Performance

Thursday 15th June – Nature Photography Day

Sunday 18th June – International Yoga Day

Monday 19th June – Year 6 Transition Parent Presentation

Tuesday 20th June – Whole School Transition Morning

Wednesday 21st June – Prize Day/World Music Day

Tuesday 27th June – Final Day of Term

End of Term/End of Creative Arts Block

Urgent Communication  

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 info@nadeenschool.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.

Previous Updates

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.

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)

14th June – Looking forward to the new school year

Virtual Learning

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:

  1. Students will be included in Google classrooms to have the same access as those onsite.
  2. A link to a curriculum plan for all year groups.
  3. weekly class email from the teacher.
  4. An appointment to discuss your child/their progress over email or an online meeting when required.
  5. Access to our book list covered in school.
  6. The resources from the online subscriptions used on site will be available.
  7. 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.