Headmaster's Blog

Balloons over RSB

Last week the World Air Games came to Rashid School.  70 hot air balloons from around the world took of from our playing fields as part of this aviation event.  As a qualified Hot Air Balloon pilot I was fortunate enough to be taking part in the event and was one of two pilots representing the UAE.  It was a wonderful opportunity to see RSB from the air and the visiting pilots talked with many of our students about the sport of hot air ballooning.

WAG involved over 1,500 people in 11 different airsports.  However, for many people, it was 70 balloons flying over Dubai that will have made the biggest impression.

National Day celebrations

Students and staff are busy planning for this year's National Day celebration, which will mark 44 years since the formation of the UAE.

In both sections of the school we will be marking National day on Sunday 29th November.  In Primary parents and students will be invited to a special outdoor assembly, starting at 8:00 where we will have a range of items to inform and entertain us, all on the theme of the UAE.  This will be followed by activities and games for the next part of the morning.

Secondary students will start their celebrations a little later in the day, and will have a special lunch combined with the opening of our new Assult Course, created and funded through our Studnet Council.

We will also be remembering that 30th November is UAE Martyrs' Day, where we will be thinking about those who have given their lives in the protection of their country.

School will then be closed from 1st to 5th December.

Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

It was with great sadness that we received the news of the death of Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the son of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai.

Rashid had been a student at RSB and was therefore known to many of us at the school.  He will be remembered by his teachers as a talented sportsman and an able young man.

We send our deepest condolences to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and to all Rashid's family and friends.

Eid Holiday

Rashid School will be closed on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th September 2015 for the Eid Al Adha holiday.

My very best wishes to all parents, students and friends of the school; Eid Mubarak.

Primary Certificates on website

Each Thursday around 25 of our Primary students receive certificates in our weekly assemblies.  Students and parents can now view and print these by going to the 'Primary' page on this website and then following the link for pupil certificates.

Well done to all our certificate winners.

Welcome to a new school year

I am delighted to welcome staff and students to a new year at RSB.  Our returning staff and students have had a great start to the school year and our new boys and teachers have also quickly become valued members of the school community.

We have many developments and activities planned for the months ahead and I look forward to keeping you up-to-date with life at Rashid School throughout the year.

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