Primary has been busy, busy, busy making memorable moments this term: there is so much to celebrate!
Primary were visited by so many different characters on World Book Day- the outfits were amazing and very creative! My sincere thanks to all the pupils, staff and parents for engaging so well in the day and a very special shout out to Mr. Booth our English Lead. Without him the day wouldn't have been such a successful community event: he has set the bar high and I’m not sure how he is going to make next year's WBD even better!! We are currently keeping Mr. Booth very busy as he prepares all the entries for the BSME writing competition: we were inundated with contributions and hope to have some exciting news about this soon. We intend to make a scrapbook of all the entries but if your child would like their contribution returned, please let me know.
The PE Challenges have kept everyone fit and healthy this month with the March fitness Challenge and Mini Olympics. Congratulations to our Primary Athletes of the month and to all who are actively involved in our challenges. A shout out to our PE teachers who keep thinking of creative ideas to promote PE in the school despite the COVID precautions still in place.
This month we battled against other schools in Doha for the TT Rockstar champion position. Oryx achieved 6th place out of 12 schools in our Term 2 Battle of the Rockstars.
An extra special well done to Year 3A Turkey and Year 5B Columbia who came in the top 10 classes out of 184 across Qatar. Lastly, a massive congratulations to Mahnoor (Year 5B), Khalid (Year 4B), Mohomad (Year 3A) and Mustafa (Year 3A) who came in the top 10 out of 2,300 pupils across Qatar.
Well done to everyone for taking part, another fantastic achievement.
People who help us was the theme in FS1 this term and culminated in a parade of mini doctors, nurses, chefs, soldiers, teachers, dentists, vets, police, fireman, and so many more... The children loved the day.
As parents will know, we have been promoting our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence and Compassion in Primary. I am delighted that the children are identifying and noticing these values in their peers, and I do hope the children are coming home and sharing their nomination slips with you. Thanks to Year 5 & 6 who have been busy writing fables linked to our values. We will be sharing these with you in the coming weeks.
My congratulations to our Primary colleagues who have undertaken a 10-week training programme, which will enable them to support and advise other colleagues. Thank you, team, for your support and commitment to providing the very best provision for our EAL learners.
Mrs. Andrea Smith