Headmaster's Blog

Shakespeare Festival Fun

"To be, or not to be, that is the question...."   This week the secondary section was filled with the words and plays of English playwright William Shakespeare.  The students learned their lines and dressed for their roles in some of Shakespeare's best known plays.

The English Department use Shakespeare as a way of teaching language and developing confidence in the speaking and understanding English.  Many of our students use it as a great reason to dress up and have a sword fight!  Either way a wonderful time was had by everyone.

Inspection Success

Rashid School for Boys and Latifa School for Girls were pleased to welcome visiting inspectors from Penta International for our recent quality assurance inspections for British School Overseas (BSO). The inspections, undertaken as part of the schools’ development work, helps inform us how our standards compare to those that apply to independent schools in the United Kingdom, taking into account our local requirements.

 

We are delighted to report that both schools met all of the standards required and have been recommended for BSO accredited status to the UK Department for Education. This accredited status, which is also recognised by KHDA, is one of the most rigorous that can be obtained worldwide.

 

The inspection team’s detailed findings, contained in their post-inspection report, will be used to help build on our areas of strength and plan for future improvements. We look forward to sharing further details of their feedback with you in due course.

 

School Inspection

This week Rashid School welcomed an inspection team, who have now completed a full inspection at the school.  The inspectors visited more than 60 lessons and met with groups of parents, teachers and students.  The inspection process has been very detailed and thorough, with the team looking at everything from the standards of teaching, resources, links with parents and health and safety. 

We will receive a written report from the inspection team in a few weeks' time and we look forward to sharing this with teachers and parents.  The report will outline our strengths and also suggest areas where we can improve, and we will work hard to implement these.

Fit for life week, 2017

This week our Primary Section has held a full, busy and very successful Fit for Life week.  Right from the beginning, with Wake Up, Shake Up on Sunday morning, the week has been packed with a wide range of trips, sports days, special events and session with parents.  Parents, students and staff have enjoyed great food, visiting speakers and challenging physical activities.

Learning how to get healthy and stay healthy is an important aspect of our school's curriculum and I would like to thank all the staff and parents who have supported these activities, and a special thank you to Mr Andy, Mr Dom and Mr Dave from our PE Department for the central role they played in such a great week.

Enjoy your weekend, and if you still have any energy left, take part in the Dubai Marathon on Friday morning!

Prayers for rain

Water is a precious gift, particularly in the UAE, one of the driest countries in the World.

Today, at the request of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of the UAE, our students are joining tens of thousands of people around the country in praying for rain.

The prayers, which will take place in both the Primary and Secondary Sections of the school, will be led by our Islamic Studies teachers.

National Day celebrations

Throughout today we are holding events in school to mark Commemoration Day and then to celebrate UAE National Day.  In both sections of the school we will be holding special assemblies in the gardens followed by a National Day Lunch.

UAE National Day is an important celeration for all of us at Rashid School for Boys and I would like to wish all students, their families and friends of the school an enjoyable National Day Holiday.

 

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