Headmaster's Blog

Four international trips start this weekend

There is little to rival international travel as a way of broadening our thinking and supporting learning.  This weekend we have four trips heading overseas with many of our older students.  We have AS level Art students heading for Spain, other Year 12 students heading for a History trip to the UK, plus two groups of Year 11 students also flying for England to learn more about geography, history and the social sciences.

Each group will have a well-structured programme that will help them understand these subjects and give them experiences and memories that will stay with them for many years to come.  We send our best wishes to the students and staff on these trips and look forward to hearing about their experiences, when they return.

Eid Al Adha holiday

Dear Parents,

We have had an excellent first week at Rashid School and the students and staff have had a positive start to the new school year.  We have 20 new staff and 75 new students, and we are delighted to be welcoming so many new people to the Rashid School family.

Next week the school will be closed for Eid Al Adha, and we will open again on Sunday 18th September.  I would like to send you and your family my very best wishes  for Eid Al Ahda and we look forward to welcoming all our students back on 18th.

Glyn Kilsby, Headmaster


Last school day for Year 12

Today our High School Diploma students are leaving RSB.  It has been a wonderful journey for these young men, many of whom have been at RSB for 12 or more years.

The day will end with a farewell assembly where we will celebrate their many achievements during their time at Rashid School.  I am sure they will make us proud in the years ahead as they take on leading roles throughout Dubai.  It has been a delight and a pleasure to see the progress they have made in their years with us.

Gentlemen - my very best wishes for the future.   Glyn Kilsby,  Headmaster.

RSB Alumni dinner

Yesterday we welcomed more than 160 former students to an Alumni Dinner.  The evening started with a staff verses alumni football match which was won by our former students.  However, there were cries of foul play when the teachers spotted that they were playing against 15 former students.

The match was followed by a beautiful dinner in the school gardens where many stories and memories were shared.  It was wonderful to hear how well our alumni are doing and to find out what important roles many now have within Dubai and around the world.

We all enter teaching because we wish to make a difference in young peoples lives.  Last night showed us that we are not only making a difference at RSB but, through our former students, we are making an important contribution to the development of Dubai and the UAE.

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Two plus two equals Shakespeare!

Today at RSB we had two very special events: Maths Day in Primary and a Shakespeare Festival in Secondary.

Our Primary students arrived dressed in colourful Maths Hats and these set the tone for an exciting and enjoyable day, with competitions, maths activities and games throughout the day.  An understanding of numbers and maths is essential and our teachers and pupils had a wonderful Maths filled day.

I am sure that the British playwright William Shakespeare would have enjoyed seeing parts of his plays performed by our Secondary students, as they took part in our annual Shakespeare Festival.  There was many an over-acted gory death and Juliet has probably looked more beautiful, but nonetheless, a great time was had by all.  Well done to the English Department and our students.

Cross country success

This week Rashid School hosted the largest schools Cross Country Running event in Dubai, with 800 boys and girls aged 9 to 11 taking part.

Our young runners had a wonderful time and enjoyed the excitement of this major event.  Our Year 6 students were particularly successful and were the second placed team from more than 25 schools.  A great result, well done boys!

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