On October 17th, I will hold my first Principal Coffee Morning. We’ll kick off the morning promptly at 8:30 in the High School Library. There are two topics of conversation I would like to address. The first is our IB results from 2018. There is much to celebrate and equally much to address. I will spend a considerable chunk of our time unpacking the details of our results in the broader context of IB schools in Dubai. This conversation provides a nice segue into the larger topic of our initiative to provide an alternative American curriculum track for those not undertaking the IB Diploma. As a former IB Coordinator, I have an affinity toward the program as it is one of the most academically rigorous university preparatory high school diplomas in the world. However, UAS has limited student choice by funneling everyone into IB courses in grades 11 and 12, regardless of whether or not the student is registered for the exam. Our aim is to broaden the choices we provide and in doing so meet the needs of every student we serve.
Notice From RASH Coordinator
Ms. Traci Whalen, our Required After School Hour (RASH) Coordinator, sent home an email recently regarding the return of RASH. We set up the RASH Program last year to provide a support mechanism for student who struggled to get their work in on time. We will begin this support again next week to ensure our students are provided with the time and space some of them need to complete their work. Our aim is to make sure none of our students simply opt out from completing an assessment task. If a student were able to opt out, it would likely lead to gaps in content knowledge and skills. Ultimately, RASH has been put into place to help students in their learning journey to achieve their personal best.
Upcoming Important Dates
- October 14th – 18th – School Pictures
- October 15th – Grade 12 Family College Night
- October 17th – Principal Coffee Morning