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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

     

    National Day Celebration

    Join us on Wednesday 28th November from 10-2pm, as we come together for the 47th UAE National Day celebration at Brighton College Al Ain. We welcome you to enjoy a morning of cultural activates, music, food and refreshments, henna, traditional handicrafts and much more. 
     
     

    Influenza Vaccination 

    ADEK recommends all individuals, 6 years and above, take measures to protect themselves against influenza by taking the Seasonal Influenza vaccination, the letter can be read here.
     
     

    Junior School Litter Notice (Stop the Drop)

    A litter-free school (and of course litter-free routes to school) is a good indicator of a school’s commitment to caring for the environment, which is an important value of sustainable development. It is quite difficult to imagine a school that is conscious about its responsibilities to the environment but allowing litter to go unchallenged. No one likes to be near litter and therefore at Brighton College we are asking everyone to be aware of our surroundings and not drop litter within our private property grounds.

    As a responsible community and to raise awareness of helping to keep the UAE clean and tidy, we would kindly like to request that either place any litter into the bins provided, or take it home with you.

    Your support in helping us with this important initiative is highly appreciated and we thank you for your continued efforts.

     

    Road Safety 

    I am writing to remind you of the essential aspects of road safety. You will have noticed our Senior Leadership Team on duty with our security team in the College car-park at drop-off and pick up times. We are very keen that children and adults are safe and so staff are checking and advising on key safety element, namely: 
     
    Seat belts: The use of seat-belts for children and adults. In UAE Law, any persons in the front seat of a vehicle is required to wear a seat-belt. We will always ask that seat-belts are worn at all times and challenge anybody who isn’t wearing one. Please insist that your children buckle up at all times. 
     
    Children in the rear of cars: UAE Law states that no children under the age of 10 are allowed to travel in the front of cars. Please insist that your children travel in the rear of the car, wearing a seat-belt.

    Car seats: If your child is under 135cms tall, then UAE Law advises that your child uses a car-seat. This is so that, in the event of an accident, your child is safely strapped in and protected. 

    Mobile-phone use: UAE Law forbids the use of mobile-phones by the driver of any vehicle. Please ensure that you drive safely and refrain from using phones when driving any vehicle, especially when transporting children.  

    For further information, please visit the following website http://www.roadsafetyuae.com/child-seats/ or http://www.buckleupintheback.com/

     

    ADEK Announcement - National week for Anti-bullying Survey

    The Department of Education and Knowledge would like to thank you for your continued support. The Ministry of Education invites all schools to participate in the National week for Anti-bullying from 18th to 24th November 2018. Please note Universal children’s day will be on 20th November. Parents and pupils are asked to take part in the attached survey to measure awareness of bullying.
     
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    Parent
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    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. 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 email hhall@brightoncollegealain.ae.  
     
     

    Junior School Notices

     

    National Day Art Competition 

    Pupils in the Junior School are invited to enter our Junior School Brainbuster, National Day Art Competition. Create a picture or collage on canvas celebrating the UAE National Day. There will be prizes for each year group, but everyone who enters will be a winner and have their work displayed! Send your entries to Mrs Johnstone or Mrs Welham by Sunday 25th November.

    FS2 'Teddy Bears Picnic' 

    FS2 will be having a 'Teddy Bears Picnic' on Thursday the 22nd November as part of our Talk for Writing scheme.  We are reading the story 'Whatever Next'. In this story the teddy bear goes to the moon and enjoys a picnic with his owl friend.  The children may come out of uniform and if they wish dress up with a space theme. All children should bring their favourite teddy to share their picnic. All children should also pack a healthy picnic lunch. (There will be no school lunch on that day) If every child could also bring a picnic blanket.
     
     

    Talk for Writing Presentation 

    "Talk for Writing is powerful because it enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally before reading and analysing it and then writing their own version." Pie Corbett, founder Talk for Writing. Come and find out how we teach Talk for Writing at Brighton College from FS1 all the way through to Year 5 and see for yourself the huge impact it’s making on the children’s speaking and writing skills. Discover how you can support and encourage your child at home. Thurs 17th January (8.00 am) - Talk for Writing Parent Workshop (FS1 - Y5)
     

    Year Three and Four Production 

    The year 3 and 4 production (The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl) is to be held on the 27th of November at 8:30 am. Parents are invited for tea and coffee in the dining hall next to the Theatre beforehand. 
     
     
     

    Senior School Notices

     

    Year 10 & 11 Parent Consultation Meetings

    The meetings for this academic term will take place on Monday 19th 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. 
     
    *Should ADEK change the upcoming break for The Prophet’s Birthday, the above date may be changed and we will notify you immediately*
     

     

    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 to 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.