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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

     

    Remembrance Day 

    This year, the day will be marked as Sunday 11th November and is in recognition of all those that have lost their lives in conflicts across the world, for others to enjoy a better life. Poppies will be available in the Girls’ School, main reception area and both reception desks in the Junior School.
     

    Winter gifts for support staff 

    It has become a BCAA tradition to show our thanks to the Security, cleaners and maintenance by presenting them with gifts, before the College closes for the Winter Break. We would like to encourage all pupils and their families to donate a token of their appreciation for the work done by this team who keep our school clean, tidy and safe.
     
    Senior School pupils can give donations to their House Masters/Mistresses and Junior School pupils may hand gifts to Mrs Hassan, the Receptionist. The donations will then be passed on to Mrs Lin Brown, who is co-ordinating this collection. Gift bags for the support staff will then be assembled from these items and presented at the end of term.
     
    A flyer with more information and gifts ideas can be read here. The deadline for donations is Monday 3rd December.
     
    Any support that you can lend to this campaign is greatly appreciated and really helps to reinforce our emphasis on respecting and valuing all members of our College community.
     

    Bootcamp Fitness Class for Parents

    We are delighted to be able to offer a Bootcamp fitness class for parents on a Tuesday from 8am until 9am and Wednesday from 10:30am until 11:30am. The class will be held on the athletics field. Parents can access this closed area from the side track, where parking is available. For further details please see the attached flyer here
     
     

    Junior School Notices

     

    Golf ECA 

    A Junior School Golf ECA will be launched in January 2019 and be based entirely at BCAA. We will be holding taster sessions on Wednesday 21st November to give pupils the opportunity to experience the golf ECA. 
     
    For years 4 & 5, a 45 minute taster session will be incorporated into their school day on the 21st November. 
     
    Pupils in years 1 – 3 will need to register to take part in the free taster sessions after school. The free taster session will take place on Wednesday 21st November from 3:15 – 4 pm. To register your child please contact Ashley Keddie on 03 7133841 or email ashkeddie@brightoncollegealain.ae.  
     

    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 sent home by your class teacher, along with the payment, and take to our Finance Office in the main Reception/Administration Building.
     

    Healthy Eating in School

    We are working very hard to make sure pupils eat healthy food during their time here at school. Can we remind parents that if you are bringing in classroom treats for Birthdays or celebratory days that these too keep in line with our healthy eating policy. Please try not to bring in candy and sweets for the children and instead try party favour trinkets or stickers.
     
     

    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 on 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 for the consent form which must be completed and either emailed back to Mr. Schooley at gschooley@brightoncollegealain.ae , 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. This is not a non-uniform day and pupils should wear either normal uniform, PE kit or come dress in a Harry Potter as part of our theme of curiosity. 
     

    Football Fixtures

    Monday 12th November 
    Year 5/6 Boys football vs AAESS @ BCAA
    Year 9/10 Boys football vs AAESS @ BCAA
    Year 5/6 Girls football vs AAESS @ AAESS
    Year 9/10 Girls football vs AAESS @ AAESS
     
    Wednesday 14th November
    Year 7/8 Boys football vs AAESS @ BCAA
    Year 11+ Boys football vs AAESS @ BCAA
    Year 7/8 Girls football vs AAESS @ AAESS