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JBS 2013





January 31,

In this week’s edition: Sibling priority cut-off date; PFA Meeting on Monday; Parent Survey; Primary specialist subject parent – teacher meetings; Secondary Parent teacher meetings – change of date; Dubai ADD/ ADHD parent support group: Arabic information evening; upcoming events.

For news from PK – G1 please click here. For news from the secondary, please click here.

SIBLING PRIORITY CUT-OFF DATE: FEBRUARY 28 2013 In our admissions policy, siblings receive high priority for admission to the school and are placed above most other applicants. Our waiting lists are now growing for entry in September 2013 and if you wish to apply for a prioritised sibling place for next year you MUST apply for admission by February 28 2013. After this date, sibling applications will be listed with all others and will not receive priority.

PFA OPEN MEETING MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 AFTER DROP OFF The regular “first Monday in the month” open meeting will be held next week. All parents are very welcome and encouraged to attend as there are some important discussion points including International Day (March 16) and the upcoming PFA elections (April 17). New parents with children who have just joined JBS after the winter break are particularly welcome – this is a great chance to start meeting fellow parents and to build up your Dubai network! For more details please click here. Venue will be announced on Monday or Tuesday morning.

PARENT SURVEY Earlier this week an e-mail was sent to all families inviting them to participate in a survey about the school. We would be really grateful if you would take the time to complete the survey – it is especially important to know what you are thinking as we plan for the future.

PRIMARY SPECIALIST PARENT MEETINGS, FEBRUARY 19 & 20 The next round of parent – teacher meetings in the primary school involves the chance to meet specialist teachers. They will involve Arabic (including Islamic Education), French, Music and PE. Meetings will take place on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February, from 1:30pm until 5pm. Appointments will last for 10 minutes. Parents will be able to book times online using the Doodle appointment system, which will be available very soon.

SECONDARY PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS: CHANGE OF DATE Please note that the date of the Secondary Parent teacher meetings have been changed from February 18 & 19 to Monday February 25 and Tuesday February 26. Apologies for any inconvenience.

DUBAI ADD/ ADHD PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: ARABIC INFORMATION EVENING Dr. Rubra Tabari is the speaker on Wednesday February 11 at the Dubai Community Health Centre on the subject of Hyperactive children- when does it become a concern? This talk will be given in Arabic.

Please click here for more details.

UPCOMING EVENTS  Secondary mid-year reports issued Tuesday

February 12

 IBCC Coffee Morning(8:15 to 9:00)  Introduction Session of MYP for G4&G5 Parents (18:00)

Wednesday February 13

 Pre-K – G1 Sports Day 

G2 to Grade 5 Sports Day

Primary reports issued

February 19

Primary Specialist Parent – teacher meetings

Wednesday February 20

Primary Specialist Parent – teacher meetings

PK & KG1 Performance – Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Secondary Parent Consultation meetings, Day 1

Secondary Parent Consultation meetings, Day 2


February 14



February 25


February 26

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, Best wishes, Andrew Homden, Principal



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