This week has seen lots of wonderful learning taking place across the school.
I popped into Grade 2 to see a fabulous lesson learning all about the digestive system. The children worked in small groups to show what happens to food when it’s in the tummy. I’m so glad I hadn’t eaten my lunch at this point, as children used food bags to replicate the digestive system – they added water through a funnel (to represent the oesophagus) before they mashed it all up. Children asked inquisitive and interesting questions that helped develop their understanding further. Conceptual learning is about ensuring children have activities that can stimulate cognitive function; it’s by using all of their senses that learning truly comes to life.
The whole school participated in the Kingdom’s Ministry of Education Tolerance Initiative this week, and the children made flags to show what the key words meant to them. Ms. Abla led the assembly with the help of the Senior girls, and it was a great success. Coming together as a whole school really promotes tolerance and collaboration. I really enjoy seeing the older students interact with the younger ones, providing leadership and mentorship as well as being excellent role models.
As a growing school, we opened our doors to the community for admissions on Wednesday. One of the best things about the Open Evening was that it was a reminder that we have a beautiful and well-designed campus. The facilities are world class, and by seeing them anew through the eyes of new parents and children, I was reminded that we have a truly unique school. One prospective parent remarked on how confident our students are, and how happy they were to welcome visitors. From the Kindergarten to Seniors, the pride in our school is felt by everyone.
It’s been a long time in the making, but we are finally rolling out our bespoke uniform. The excitement of the children is palpable, and although the week has been extremely busy, I’ve really enjoyed seeing the students in their new uniforms and chatting to our parents. I really want to thank you all for your support and patience.
We have so much to look forward to over the next couple of weeks as we begin to unveil our new spaces. Each and every student will be able to reap the benefits of our innovative and creative school.