Volume 3 : Issue No. 4 - March 2012
Sharjah English School www.sharjahenglishschool.org
SES Sports Bulletin SPECIAL
Subject updates, trips, clubs and activities and news from SES
Contents From The Principalâ€™s Desk
3 Primary News
Primary News and French Updates
The New Music Primary Room
8 - 10
Year One Planetarium Visit
11 Secondary News
National Champion - Ben Menzies
Panton Chair Updates
Secondary Ski Trip
Geography Field Trip to Cyprus
Emirates NBD Visit
Maths Problem Of The Month
Periodic Table Of Elements
20 Whole School News
A Note From Our Nurses
21 SES Sports Bulletin
Primary Sports Day 2012
Secondary Sports Day 2012
Primary Inter-Schools Athletics
Secondary Inter-Schools Athletics
Rugby Sponsors - Aggreko
Dates For Your Diary
From the Principal’s Desk... From the Principal’s Desk I hope that parents and friends ﬁnd this latest edi8on of our newsle;er informa8ve and entertaining. It’s been a busy few weeks, especially with the Sports Days, Swim Galas and overseas trips. We are delighted to say that these events all went oﬀ spectacularly well. Staﬀ coped with the diﬃcult weather condi8ons recently to put on some superbly organised inter-‐school athle8cs compe88ons – it is a mark of the progress the school is making that 26 SES track and ﬁeld records have been broken this year. Par8cularly impressive were the student sports marshals in helping to organise so many visi8ng schools – they proved to be great ambassadors for the school. The ski trips from both Primary and Secondary, along with the Secondary Geography Field Trip to Cyprus, showed the school to advantage with all our students impressing their foreign hosts with their behaviour, enthusiasm and helpfulness. Coming up in the Easter Break is our ﬁrst overseas rugby trip, to Sri Lanka, and we wish the players there a safe and successful tour. Parents will be aware of the recent closure of the University City Bridge – we had only 24 hour no8ce of this. I would ask that parents and drivers con8nue to show pa8ence and understanding if these roadworks cause some addi8onal delays in geRng into and from the parking areas. Parents have also asked about the building development going on behind school – this is a temporary site oﬃce for the construc8on work about to be undertaken at Na8onal Paints Flyover. The portacabins will be in place for some 8me, but we will consult with the contractors to minimise any disrup8on or inconvenience. We end the term with our Annual Ba;le of the Bands and our Senior Prom – reports on these coming in the next issue. I wish you all a resVul holiday – including the examina8on students, who should be balancing their revision and ﬁnal coursework with suﬃcient recrea8on and recupera8on. We look forward to welcoming you all back refreshed for the challenges that term three will bring. Regards,
News from the Primary School Welcome to our March round up of what is happening in Primary. In addition to the academic learning that takes place, there is so much else that goes on to provide your children with an all-round positive experience. As you look through the pages, you will see there is never a dull moment. Events include trips, assemblies, Science Day, stunning Indian dancing, not to mention the disco fever that grips Key Stage 2 in February! After the flea market, one of our pupils, Anjali Menon, donated the money she had made to our charity ‘All as One’ which works to build a better future for children in Sierra Leone. It is always heartwarming when pupils independently choose to step forward to support charities and make such generous gestures. The children and staff have all worked hard this term and, as we come to the Spring holiday, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to them all and wish them a well earned break.
Miss Jenefer Race -‐ Primary Headteacher
What is happening in French? The Year 4 children are busy finishing presentations of their family members. Some of the Year 5 children are discussing a new school uniform while others are creating brochures for tourists to guide their pen pals through the cities of Dubai or Paris. Year 6 have been doing work about their holidays and the places they have visited.
News from the Primary School Disco fever hit Sharjah English School for another year with a movie themed evening of dancing and games. With DJ Gill on the decks, the party was in full swing as soon as the doors opened. The disco was attended by many world renowned movie characters such as Puss in Boots, the Cat in the Hat and the Ghost Busters. Even Rambo could be seen flexing his muscles on the dance floor. With classic games like The Banners Game and The Newspaper Game, as well as pizza and a drink, a good time was had by all.
News from the Primary School The NEW Primary Music Room The Primary Instrumental Ensemble debuted their new music stands at their recent rehearsal in the new primary music room. These were kindly donated by the PSG. The pupils and staff would like to say a huge thank you to the PSG for their continued support of the music department.
News from the Primary School Music Assembly Last Thursday the Primary School had a special Music assembly to celebrate the gift of Music. Anneketrien and Vea in Year 4 performed a vocal duet and there were two items by the instrumental ensemble. These were interspersed with songs having an Irish flavour as an early celebration of St Patrick's Day.
News from the Primary School Arabic Lessons at SES
Founda3on We have learnt animal and fruit names in Arabic
Year 1 We can read and write Arabic
News from the Primary School
Year 2 We can use sentences with the names of diﬀerent animals
Year 3 We can use sentences with the names of diﬀerent fruits
News from the Primary School
Year 4 We can read Arabic words from cards.
Year 6 We can read and write sentences about my family
Year 5 We can read and separate words into le;ers
Year One see stars! On February 21st the students of Year One visited the planetarium at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Sharjah. After a short trip on the school buses we were met by a man in a real space suit, Mr. Rousseau, who showed us to the planetarium and explained how it worked. The children enjoyed a display of the stars and planets and watched their movement through the night sky. We enjoyed two shows while we were there. The first was all about the weather on different planets and we learned that Earth is the only known planet with precipitation. The second show was the story of “The Little Star Who Could” and was an enjoyable account of how the sun discovered that it was at the centre of its own solar system. Everyone in Year One would like to say thank you to Mr. Rousseau for a very enjoyable and educational trip.
News from the Primary School Kuchipudi Kuchipudi is an Indian dance that has its roots in a humble little village of the same name, situated in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Kuchipudi is unique among the Indian classical dance styles. It uses fast rhythmic footwork and sculpturesque body movements, stylised mime, using hand gestures and subtle facial expression. Traditionally, Kuchipudi was performed as a dance drama based on scriptures and mythology. Another unique feature of Kuchipudi is the Taranga, in which the performer dances on the edges of a brass plate, deftly executing complicated rhythmic patterns, while sometimes also balancing a pot of water on the head. Kuchipudi is accompanied by Carnatic music. Kuchipudi is a combination of dance, gestures, speech and song. The dancers adorn themselves with the traditional temple jewellery which includes head, ear, neck, hands, fingers, waist ornaments. They wear a stitched costume that has five pieces including the angrakha, blouse and pyjama.
Dancers: Anjali Menon and Sophiya Joseph in Year 5RB 11
News from the Secondary School SES Student and Na3onal Champion
Ben Menzies of Year 12 has had an outstanding career already on his motorcycle in local and interna8onal compe88ons. Ben recently was crowned pro MX1 Na8onal Champion for 2012, the youngest winner ever in this demanding event. On Friday 16th March, Ben won both motocrosses, and recorded the quickest 8me ever in his second motocross. This was in compe88on with several interna8onal riders, as well as the cream of the local compe8tors. Well done Ben, an achievement that says a lot about your determina8on and grit.
ARCHERY CLUB Archery has been an excellent club, allowing I and the other participants a chance to do a new exciting activity. With practice and many helpful hints from the instructors and Mr. Fenn, we have all improved quickly. By Adam Bates Archery club was run by Mr. Fenn & Mrs. Moore at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club.
News from the Secondary School Panton Ar3cles and Grand Opening. It was pleasing to have the 6th Form students’ design work appear once again in another design magazine. This 8me the ar8cle was in ‘Commercial Interior Design’ and included a great group photo and comments from nearly all the students. There was one extra li;le surprise for the students. Two of the students’ chairs were taken to the grand opening of the new SWISS CORPORATION FOR DESIGN & TECH, Vitra Showroom. I had been invited along to represent the students and the feedback from the professional designers and company representa8ves was very posi8ve. The design work was commended as being highly impressive work for A Level students. The representa8ve from Vitra Haus was very keen to ensure that the SES students would par8cipate in next year’s compe88on. She has also suggested that a wonderful prize would be on oﬀer for the compe88on then, a reﬂec8on of how she viewed the quality of the work for this year’s compe88on. The nature of the rather wonderful prize, however, she has asked me not to reveal just yet! J B Savage DESIGN UPDATE
Redesigning a classic PRODUCT DESIGN STUDENTS AT SHARJAH ENGLISH SCHOOL PUT THEIR OWN SPIN ON VITRA’S PANTON CHAIR AND COME OUT WITH FLYING COLOURS UAE: The iconic Panton chair by Vitra was restyled by students of Sharjah English School (SES). Held in the region for the rst time, after two months of design concepts and working with the chairs, the nal product was judged by a panel of experts (see box). “We are exceptionally grateful to Sankar Viswanath, managing director of Swiss Corporation for Design and Technology. The rm provided the chairs and gave each student a choice of design books from Vitra, as well as other prizes,” said JB Savage, head of design and technology, SES. Year 12 and 13 students were put into teams to present their chairs, explaining the concept behind the look and the challenges faced completing the project. “One of the nicest comments came from one of the judges. He asked: ‘How are we expected to judge these? The level is far too high; I was not expecting such talented students’,” said Savage. First place went to ‘Well Travelled’. “The judges chose this design for numerous reasons. They liked the fact the chair was multicultural and incorporated the spirit of the
TEAMS Well Travelled: Ashley Jay Hopkins and Don Lakwin Kannangara Sculptchair: Sam Hopkins, Faisal Hamza and Emmad Chinoy Knitted: Sonam Chopra and Caitlin Mackenzie-Powell Butterfly Effect: Yiota Cornelisse and Ben Menzies Sacked: Sam Kaznowski and Narek Koroukian Panhatton: Olivia Bailey and Siddhant Sharma
school. They were also impressed with how the students recycled hundreds of tickets to complete it. Lastly, a suitcase handle was added, giving a great nish to the chair, making it functional in more than one way,” said Savage. “We really wanted to pay tribute to the fact that the chair can be found anywhere in the world. That’s where the idea of using baggage tags came from. Also, we want to highlight the international aspect of the school and local community,” said student Don Lakwin Kannangara. Second place went to ‘Sculptchair’. “The judges felt the students understanding of shape and form was very impressive,” said Savage. Student Faisal Hamza said the colour scheme was in uenced by Piet Mondrian’s compositions. The panel deliberated for a long time and instead of picking a winner and a runner-up, it decided to choose a third place too. ‘Knitted’ won the third spot. The judges were impressed with how
the beginning or end of the wool could not be seen. “The nish on the chair was clean and neat, the wool was pulled tightly, the colours contrasted well with different widths of each fabric and a mix of bright and dark colours; overall it came out just as we wanted, if not better. A design movement known as yarn bombing was brought to our attention prior to the nal design; this idea was an in uence on the variety of colours and widths on our chair,” said student Caitlin Mackenzie-Powell. Savage said the project will be repeated with the hopes of it becoming an annual event. The students agreed the project was bene cial in many ways. Jay Hopkins said: “As it was my rst real design competition, I had to look at things differently and a lot more in-depth via a design aspect.” Olivia Bailey said it helped her develop key communication skills in a design team. Narek Koroukian added the experience gave him the con dence
JUDGES Robert Reid, assistant professor of Architecture, AUS Ronald Estoque, project designer, City Space Mehdi Moazzen, partner, Point of Design
to look into different aspects of designs. Hopkins agreed and said the design section was both fun and challenging, and encouraged him to look at furniture design in a different light. “Overall this challenge provided the perfect platform for us to experience the real world of design,” said Sonam Chopra. Savage said it strengthened the pupils’ A–level portfolio and is a strong point in the background of young adults entering university to study design or architecture. Emmad Chinoy said: “Being a part of this competition is incredible. Knowing I have re-designed a Panton chair is a real achievement.” Commercial Interior Design | MARCH 2012
News from the Secondary School Secondary Ski trip to La Tzoumaz – Switerland The Secondary Ski Trip returned to the beau8ful alpine village of La Toumaz at the beginning of March. Thirteen students from Key Stage Three were made up of complete novices in skiing and boarding to returning intermediates, ready for the next level of challenge in the stunning, yet daun8ng, Swiss mountain ranges. The lessons at Ski Dubai really paid oﬀ as the beginners were oﬀ the nursery slope and onto the mountain by the second day. The remainder of the students were split into three groups, with a maximum ra8o of four to one instructor. The tui8on is extremely professional and even though it added up to six hours a day, the instructors made the lessons really fun for everyone. One of the biggest challenges all, but the beginners faced, was geRng down the longest ‘Yellow run, mogul ﬁeld’ in Europe. For those that don’t know, a mogul ﬁeld comprises mounds of snow that skiers and snowboarders have to navigate around. It’s a completely diﬀerent technique and can ohen include coming down on one’s backside! It is deﬁnitely one worth a badge at the end, saying I got down the Tor8n in one piece! The evenings were almost as energe8c as the days. Returning about 4pm back to the hostel to delicious hot chocolate the ac8vi8es would start at ﬁve. These games ranged from synchronised dancing on the Wii to racing against others to eat chocolate fully dressed in ski aRre, including gloves and goggles! Even dinner wasn’t boring with many of the students trying Fondue for the ﬁrst 8me. Aher dinner another ac8vity would commence, from sledging to boys versus girls challenges. One of the highlights was making the music video. The group chose ‘The Final Countdown’ as their anthem and records are on sale now. The best thing about this trip is the progress each individual made while having tremendous fun in a safe environment run by a professional.
News from the Secondary School
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News from the Secondary School Year 12 Geography Trip to Cyprus To help us with our Unit 2 Exam, the AS Geography class decided to go on a trip to Cyprus. We went to discover if the area we were visiting was in need of rebranding. In addition to this we conducted a river study to enhance our knowledge of extreme weather events. We all came to the conclusion that the most notoriously boring aspect of the whole trip was the traveling. In total, we went on 4 buses, which took up to about 8 hours of traveling time. On top of that, we had two plane Hlights lasting about 6 and a half hours cumulatively. Despite that, we managed to make the Hlights as lively as possible. On the way there, Mr. Rees thought it would be a good idea to fall asleep! Obviously, we made the most of it and took some silly photos of him!
The village where we stayed at was on the periphery of Cyprus and we were therefore rather isolated from civilisation. For example, all the infrastructure and houses were really old, and to add to that, the average age in the village was 80 years. It was so old that by us being there, we more than halved the average age of Kritou Tera! The last real developments in the place were done when the British occupied Cyprus. For example, we weren’t allowed to Hlush tissues in the toilet because it would clog up the sewerage system! Nonetheless, we made the most of what little we had.
During our free time, we mostly went to the local shop where they had a snooker table, table football and various other card games. The competition between the teachers and students were rough. Ultimately, it w a s f a i r t o s a y t h a t R a e comprehensively beat Mr. Rees and to compound his misery, I ended his unbeaten streak at pool. There was also another school from Bahrain there, so we made a lot of new friends at the same time.
News from the Secondary School Year 12 Geography Trip to Cyprus I think it’s important to add that Mr. Rees wasn’t on form when it came to driving – getting through four hire cars in about Hive days isn’t the best return! In his defence, the newest car we drove was made in 1990! In terms of the actual work we did, we conducted full scale survey of Paphos to see if the area was in need of rebranding. Fieldwork included Environmental Quality Index’s and Index of Decay surveys. For rural rebranding we visited three nearby villages and did similar Hieldwork. One village was in pristine condition and had brilliant hot chocolate! In Akoudalia, the second village we visited, we were invited to a herb garden. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The last village, believe it or not, was probably where we had the most fun. The population was a massive total of two, along with about 400 goats!
The consensus was that the greatest day for Hieldwork was the day of the river study. Yes, we all got soaked! SJ was the Hirst to fall, and the seemingly unHlappable Josh, aka the River Master, took a tumble too. The velocity of the water was much stronger at the third site and a lot of people had races. At the end of the day, we all stood on an overHlowing bridge and we got soaked by the Nissan Patrol, which was racing through the water!
I think it’s fair to say that nights out in Cyprus were a little bit on the quiet side…we were the only youthful population there believe it o r n o t ! H o w e v e r i n P a p h o s especially, there were many shops w h e r e w e a l l b o u g h t a f e w souvenirs, and even had Starbucks. Other places we visited included Coral Bay, where they had amazing Hish and chips! Overall, we all had a thoroughly fantastic week, and if we could go back to Kritou Tera again, we deHinitely would! by Kamran
News from the Secondary School Be a banker for a Day – Emirates NBD Bank
Senior Business Studies students were the ﬁrst to take part in the Sharjah Emirates NBD Bank work experience and compe88on. The event was part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility programme, educa8ng students in the community in what it is like to work in a banking environment. The group consisted of ﬁve AS students and one GCSE student, all keen to get the most out of the valuable experience. The day was spent rota8ng the students around the diﬀerent departments, where they interviewed the sec8on leaders, from the Business Manager to the Counter Transac8ons. They all agreed one of the highlights was going into the vault of the bank, where they were literally surrounded by bags of money! Part of the students’ responsibility for the day was to undertake research and to compile an entry for the ‘Be a Banker for the Day’ Compe88on. SES students are now compe8ng against 12 other schools in the UAE. They will be judged in April and the top prize is an astonishing 10,000AED. The entries have all been of a very high calibre, from professional business reports, a presenta8on using Prezi and a ﬁlmed documentary. Experiences such as this are so valuable in helping students to have a wider experience and aid their UCAS applica8ons. If any companies out there feel they can oﬀer the same please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
COMING UP... On 14th April 12 Business Studies Students will be taking part in the Inter – School Business Challenge be run at Heriot-‐Wa; University. They will ba;le it out against other UAE schools to solve business problems. Watch this space to see if we can bring home the trophy.
News from the Secondary School Intermediate Mathema8cs Challenge February 2012 This is the second year students in SES taken part in this compe88on organized by United Kingdom Mathema8cs Trust. Well done to students in Year 9 and Year 10 who par8cipated in the challenge. Year 10 Dae Young Kim (Gold), Haydn Main (Silver), Megan Lambert(Silver), Ibraheem Salama(Bronze) Georgina Liu, Sanil Chopra, Adam Bates and Adam Master. Year 9 Thomas Le Seelleur (Gold) , Katya Sheth (Bronze), Jia Bo Kang(Bronze), Mohammad Khan and Akira Rao Dae Young Kim and Thomas Le Seelleur performed very well and represented SES in the follow up round on 15th March.
World Maths Day -‐ 7th March 2012 This is an online interna8onal mathema8cs compe88on. Students played at home and at school against other students around the world in live games of mental arithme8c. Each game lasted for 60 seconds and students can play up to 50 games, earning points for their personal tally.
During the compe88on our senior school students answered a total of 48391 correctly a great eﬀort. Our ten highest scorers in the 48 hours window are as follows: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ��
Vedant Kumar Amaani Master Vinanti Kamath Lavina Motamedi Arran Sidney Irzam Gondal Ankara Angell Johanna Heidenreich Oliver Cottam Arief Zulkifili
Year 8 Year 8 Year 8 Year 7 Year 7 Year 8 Year 11 Year 9 Year 8 Year 9
1804 1682 1439 1293 1289 1260 1222 1011 1001 963
During the prac8ce sessions Lavina Motamedi answered a phenomenal 27464 and Vedant Kumar a staggering 12295 ques8ons correctly! Congratula8ons to all the par8cipants!
Maths Problem Of The Month Answer to the previous problem
Eight unit cubes are arranged to form an imaginary 2 by 2 by 2 cube. What is the largest number of unit cubes one can remove from this arrangement if the resul8ng shape has to have the same surface area as the original? The surface of the ini8al 2 by 2 by 2 arrangement consists of 6 × 22 = 24 unit squares. The surface of each unit cube
consists of just 6 unit squares. Hence we have to leave at least 4 unit cubes to ensure a surface area of 24 unit squares. In fact, if one removes the unit cubes, with shaded faces, at the four corners, the resul8ng “shape” has a surface area of exactly 24 unit squares.
The problem for this month is:
A newspaper has thirty six pages. Which other pages are on the same sheet as page 10?
The answer will appear in the next issue of the newsletter. 19
News from the Secondary School Pi ( ) Day -‐ March 14th We celebrated this transcendental number with a party during our lunch break in my room. Thank you to all the students and parents for contribu8ng to the day with delicious food.
Periodic Table Of Elements Last week, we were given the challenge to create a large scale replica of the periodic table in order to decorate the chemistry room. At =irst, we viewed this task as another ‘easy’ project to get over and done with as soon as possible but, once we began to organise the dozens of cards representing the various elements, we realised that this was much more than a simple collection of abbreviations standing for random elements. Not only did we have to organize the layout of the elements, we had to create a generalisation for each aspect of the project, in order for the 18 people involved to produce the same results. Before beginning the actual table, we were given a selection of criteria to ful=il; ‘including the physical properties of each element’; ‘a picture of each element’; and ‘to create an eye-‐catching display in general’. Sounds easy? Not at all. At =irst, people were walking around the room aimlessly not knowing what to do, as they were waiting for others to measure the size and area of the board and the separate cards, as well as develop a general design. I must admit that our teamwork was lacking within that period. However, once we established the basic ideas of our design, we designated various tasks to several groups of people. Some were responsible for gathering all of the information needed, whilst others were preparing the separate colour-‐coded cards to display the information on, as well as a group that hand wrote the information onto the cards. Once the separate tasks were spread across the class, our team work improved and began to resemble a factory production line, working ef=iciently together. I believe that this task not only taught us about the periodic table, but it also challenged our team working ability which, I think, has improved substantially. Laura Daniel, 11MR
Whole School News and Information A Note from our Nurses Please do not send your child to school if they are showing any signs of sickness. Please help the medical team keep Sharjah English School as germ free as possible by following these guidelines. Kind Regards, Mary Smythe and Rita Datinguinoo School Nurses
GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL The following guidelines may be helpful for you when making the decision to send your child to school or to keep him/her at home. Please keep your child at home from school if he or she: • Has been vomiting or had diarrhoea during the night. Your child should not return to school until 24 hours since their last episode of vomiting/diarrhoea. • Has a cold with fever, sneezing or coughing and a persistent runny nose •
Has an oral temp of 38 degrees or higher. Your child should be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. (Without taking fever reducing medicine).
Has a severe sore throat.
Has a pink bloodshot eye with yellow or green discharge.
Has just begun antibiotics. Any child with a contagious condition such as strep throat must be taking the medication for 24 hours before returning to school
Have lice or nits, until treated and free of nits.
Has a rash all over his/her body. A child with a suspicious rash should only return to school after a diagnosis has been made.
Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school and allows your child to rest and recover.
Nut free school There are students in school who have severe, life threatening nut allergies. In an eﬀort to make the school environment as safe as possible for them we would like to remind parents that Sharjah English School is a nut free zone. Please ensure that no nuts or nut products are put into your child’s lunch box. Always read the labels on pre packaged snacks as they sometimes have hidden nut products in them. Many health and cereal bars contain nuts so please check before putting them into the lunch box. In some homes the lunch boxes are prepared by maids/helpers so please share this information with them.
SES Sports Bulletin Spectacular Sports Day at SES Famous athlete, Jamie Baulch, flies in! What an amazing sports day at Sharjah English School. At 10:00 am, the proud teams Russia, Great Britain, USA , China, Australia, Kenya, Jamaica and UAE all held their heads up high and started the Sharjah English School Olympic Sports Day of 2012.
Olympic champion, Jamie Baulsh made a special appearance at the Olympic sports day. He raced students, had a few jokes, showed the children his medal and gave a few touching words.
The students tried their hardest all day in the blazing sun, they were excellent and so were all the staﬀ. All the activities were breathtaking and the children were amazing. The winning team was Kenya. Well done to Kenya and all the student and staﬀ from Sharjah English School. Lana Nazhat PRIMARY SPORTS DAY 2012 RESULTS
Jamie Baulch chatting with students
SES Sports Bulletin
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SES Sports Bulletin Sharjah English School Olympic Special To celebrate the Olympic Year, the annual SES Sports Day had an Olympic theme and incorporated Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Four countries ba;led it out for points throughout the day following a format consis8ng of heats and ﬁnals across the three age groups: Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18. The day kicked oﬀ with an opening ceremony of students parading around the track in their countries. Throughout the day there was some exci8ng compe88on and an impressive total of 26 school records were broken. The ﬁnal results were: 1st place – USA 2nd Place – Great Britain
3rd Place – China
4th Place -‐ Australia
SES Sports Bulletin
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SES Sports Bulletin Sharjah Primary Inter School Athle3cs 2012 Victoria Interna8onal School organized the primary athle8cs compe88on this year and Sharjah English School were the hosts. Four schools competed in a number of track and ﬁeld events and we witnessed some fantas8c throws, jumps and races. Results are as follows: 1st -‐ SES
2nd -‐ AIS
3rd -‐ VES
Well done to SES for their fantas8c eﬀorts!
4th -‐ VISS
SES Sports Bulletin Sharjah Inter-‐School Athle3cs Championships Following just a day’s rest aher the Sharjah English School Sports Day, a select number of students were back in ac8on for the Sharjah Inter-‐Schools Athle8cs. The SES team were in full ﬂight, performing to a very high standard, against teams from VIS, VES and AIS. SES went into the ﬁnal event of the day as leaders and ﬁnished oﬀ what was a very 8ring couple of days by emerging as champions. Final Posi3ons: 1st Place – SES
2nd Place – AIS
3rd Place – VES
4th Place – VISS
Well done to all involved.
Aggreko Sponsor U14 Rugby Kit Leading specialist temporary energy supplier, Aggreko, has kindly sponsored a full rugby team strip. The strip which, was used by the U14 team in the Dubai School Rugby League, has proven to be extremely popular amongst the players. Wearing the kit for the ﬁrst 8me proved to be a lucky omen, as SES beat Greenﬁeld Community School. Aggreko, who will be supplying energy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in August, has supplied energy all over the world including the Glastonbury Fes8val, Red Bull Air Race Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Dubai Rugby 7s. Sharjah English School would like to thank Aggreko for their generosity and support.
Dates For Your Diary April 2012 Sunday 15th
Start of Term 3
Sunday 22nd -‐ Thursday 26th
Sunday 22nd -‐ Monday 23rd
Year 11 Art Examination
May 2012 Sunday 6th
Year 7 Parent/Teacher Meeting & Year 12/13 by invitation
Year 11 Prom
Start Of Study Leave -‐ Years 11, 12 and 13
Monday 21st -‐ Thursday 24th
End Of YearExaminations Years 7, 8, 9 and 10
Sunday 27th -‐ Monday 28th
Year 10 Art Examination
Half Term June 2012
Sunday 3rd June
A2 Lessons Start
Sunday 3rd -‐ Thursday 7th
Year 9 SAT Examinations -‐ to be conHirmed
UCAS Presentation Evening
End of Term 3
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