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    What's Coming Up Next at Brighton College Al Ain

    What's Coming Up Next at Brighton College Al Ain

    Whole College Notices


    Brighton College National Day Art Competition 

    We are running a school-wide art competition for National Day. Please create a piece of artwork that shows what National Day means to you. Entries must be clearly labelled and taken to Mrs Hall in the Marketing Department (Junior School building). Closing date is the 26th of November. Prizes will be awarded for the winner and runner-up of each year group and announced during our National Day celebration. 

    Admissions Coffee Mornings 

    We are hosting and Admissions Information Coffee Morning for parents who are considering Brighton College Al Ain in September 2019/2020. This is an opportunity for prospective parents to see the school and discuss funding options. 
    Year 1 to Year 5 
    Wednesday 7th November – Presentation starts at 9:15 AM, followed by a tour of the Junior School.  
    Numbers are limited to create space for each guest to fully experience the Brighton difference. Please email: to express your interest in attending:


    The Theatre Department is delighted to announce that Shakespeare4Kids will be returning for a fourth year to the College with two of their productions; 'Narnia' and 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears'.
    Narnia will perform on Thursday 8th November at 10am and is suitable for pupils in Year 1 to Year 13. Please make a reservation by completing the form found here and pay directly to the Finance Office. Parents are unable to attend this production with their children.
    Goldilocks and The Three Bears will perform on Thursday 8th November at 1pm and is open to pupils in FS1 to Year 3 and their parents.  Please note that FS pupils MUST have a parent or guardian accompanying them. Pupils in Years 1 to 3 may have a parent or guardian accompany them. Please make a reservation by completing the form found here and pay directly to the Finance Office. 
    Children who do not attend Brighton College Al Ain may not participate. Only two parents or guardians may attend per pupil in FS1 through to Year 3. Each person in the theatre must have their own ticket. All tickets are priced at AED 60 each and payment is due by 4pm on Tuesday 6th November. If payment is not received by the deadline, your reservation will be cancelled. 


    Junior School Notices


    Reading in the Junior School

    The ability to read is a vital skill in being able to function in today's society. Reading enhances concentration, develops language skills and supports creativity. All too often, the barriers faced by children with difficulty reading outweigh their desire to read and prevent children from accessing other curriculum areas.  With this in mind, the Junior School is on a mission to enhance and engender a love of reading!  
    As part of the initiative, we will be replacing one CCA with an additional Guided Reading session throughout the school.  In the near future, we will be running a Reading Workshop for parents/carers and investing in a home learning reading scheme (further details to follow). 

    Year One Assembly 

    The Year One assembly will take place at 8am on Tuesday 6th November. Please ensure children come dressed in their black outfit. We would be delighted if parents joined us for tea and coffee before the assembly, held in the girls dining area from 7:45am.

    Year One Trip to AESGC 

    The Year One trip to the AESGC has been rescheduled for Thursday 15th November. To coincide with this term’s topic of “Alive and Kicking”, the trip to Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club for all Year 1 pupils will take place on Thursday 15th November. Children will have the opportunity to partake in a variety of activities that help them to understand a healthy and active lifestyle. Pupils will leave the College at approximately 8.30am and will return at approximately 1.30 pm where they will enjoy a normal afternoon. 
    There will be a fee of 90AED for this trip, which includes lunch. If you give consent for your child to attend then please complete the form here along with the payment and take to our Finance Office in the main Reception/Administration Building. 

    Little Mozarts 

    Our new ECA Music for Little Mozarts is an award-winning piano curriculum for FS2 and Year 1 that provides appropriate piano instruction for four and five-year-olds in a group setting. Singing and listening skills are developed simultaneously with an appreciation for a variety of musical styles. 

    To ask for a free taster session and to enrol, please email Ms Conte at

    FS2 Little Mozart class: Every Tuesday and Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00 
    Year 1 Little Mozart class: Every Tuesday and Sunday from 2:40 to 3:40 


    Senior School Notices


    Challenging Adventure Camp Trip 

    We are delighted to announce the Year 8 and Year 9 Challenging Adventure Camp trip.  The camp will offer a fantastic opportunity for pupils to experience outdoor, adventurous activities with their peer group, building confidence, resilience, teamwork, and character whilst in a controlled environment. 
    The trip will take place between Tuesday 4th of December and Friday 7th of December 2018. Pupils will travel by bus from Brighton College Al Ain to the Challenging Adventure mountain centre in Ras Al Khaimah where we will take part in an array of outdoor activities. 
    Please see here for the attached letter for more details and here for the consent form which must be completed and either emailed back to Mr.Schooley at gschooley@brightoncollegealain or returned in person.

    Year 12 and 13 Parent Consultation Meetings 

    The meetings will take place on Tuesday 13th November from 4.00-7.00pm, in the Dining Halls and the College Theatre. The evening will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your child’s academic performance, interim report, their general effort and progress and how they can be best supported both at College and at home. 
    Pupils will need to make appointments with their teachers and it is expected that your child attends the meetings with you, dressed in business attire that they would normally wear to College. Given the start time of 4.00pm, ECAs will run as normal. A letter with more information can be read here

    Senior School Well-being Day 

    The Senior School will be recognizing Well-being Day on the 12th November. Pupils should come dressed in non-school uniform with a Harry Potter theme or P.E. kit as part of our theme of curiosity. Fancy dress should be culturally sensitive.

    Sport ECA (Term 1 second half)

    Pupils do not need to do a pre sign up - they can attend the ECA in the normal way the member of staff will add them to the register. 
    Football - Meet on the boys/girls shaded courts and play on the pitch. 
    Year 5/6 – Boys – Mr Toal Tuesdays (tbc)
    Year 5/6 – Girls – Miss Teage - Sunday
    Year 7/8 – Boys – Mr Schooley – Tuesday
    Year 7/8 Girls – Miss Mulhern - Sunday
    Year 9+ Boys – Mr Keddie - Tuesday
    Year 9/10 Girls – Miss Mulhern  - Sunday
    Swimming as per Term 1 – Miss Parkin and Mr Mathe – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
    Netball – Mrs Boddey and Miss Melvile - Tuesday Girls Netball court 
    Badminton – Mr Keddie, Mr Wilson, Mrs Boddey – Sunday sports hall 

    Football Fixtures

    Monday 5th November 
    Year 5/6 Boys Football vs AAA @ Brighton College
    Year 5/6 Girls Football vs AAA @ AAA
    Year 9/10 Boys Football vs AAA @ Brighton College
    Year 9/10 Girls Football vs AAA @ AAA
    Wednesday 7th November
    Year 7/8 Boys Football vs AAA @ Brighton College
    Year 7/8 Girls Football vs AAA @ AAA
    Year 11+ Boys Football vs AAA @ Brighton College