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WEEKLY CHRONICLE VOLUME 5.3 21st January 2010 www.sharjahenglishschool.org www.seschool.ae seschool@emirates.net.ae seschool@eim.ae

Principal’s Message – Mr. David Throp

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How can I not mention the disaster in Haiti. We are all saddened by the images and suffering that is happening there at this time. Our students will be donating money to the disaster fund through the activities here next week. Our thoughts are with the people there. The Chronicle continues to be our major weekly communication tool. We are looking at how we can improve this further. As you may have noticed we now have a new website (www.sharjahenglishschool.org).This will have a great deal more added to it in the weeks to come as it is built upon. This can be accessed either by the above address or via the old website address which will redirect you. We are looking to update the Chronicle to a SES Weekly Bulletin and a monthly SES NEWS, but for the time being, the Chronicle will continue in its current format. The aim is to ensure that as much information as possible is available at all times. Thank you to those who commented on this last week; your comments are greatly appreciated. The AS and A level examinations are about half way through now. There will have been 26 separate examinations by the end of the month, keeping the Sixth Form students very busy. The next external examinations are in March and the main ones in May/June for GCSE and AS/A level. You may have noticed the honours boards that are now on the wall in the Secondary reception area. The first will show the names and dates of SES’s Head Girl and Head Boy. The second will show the academic destinations of our Sixth Form leavers. I am still concerned about some of the parking outside the school at drop off and collection time. For safety reasons, please use the car park, not the road. Another submission has been made for the new building to SEWA by the engineers. Fingers crossed that this is the final one. And finally, the International Picnic and Flea Market will soon be upon us. Last year this was a great event. Please see the sign-up boards for volunteers to assist the PSG. Thank you for your support. David Throp, Principal.


Notices Parking – Secondary

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Please use the car park for dropping off and collecting your children.

We have been advised by ZAKS that they will be closing th their store in Deira on the 10 February and relocating th to a new store in Uptown Mirdif, opening on the 11 February. Hopefully this will be a much easier store to access.

The police were monitoring this earlier this week and they were not pleased with drivers who park on the road outside the car park, especially those facing the wrong way. Primary Parent/Teacher Meetings We will shortly be sending out letters with appointment times for the Parent/Teacher Meetings which are rd scheduled for Tuesday 23 February and Wednesday th 24 February from 2:30 to 4:30pm. In order to be able to schedule the appointments please let the school office know if you are unable to attend on one of these days or at a particular time. International Picnic/Flea Market The International Picnic is scheduled to take place on th 25 February. Please see the flyer at the end of the newsletter. If you wish to contribute recipes for the international cookbook, please email your recipes to Rebecca Ferrari (rebeccaferrari@hotmail.com). The Flea Market will take place on the same day. If your child wants to sell unwanted toys, etc. he/she can hire a table for Dhs 20. Tickets for tables can be purchased from the st school office from 31 January onwards. The Flea Market is a great opportunity for children to sell toys, books, games and any other items they no longer want to keep. The sale should be organized by the children and not the parents, so please ensure your child is old enough to take responsibility. The proceeds from the sale of tickets for the tables will be given to charity.

Arabian Gulf Colts Academy Tour to Singapore 12-19 February 2010 Anthony Collins, a student in Year 10, has once again been selected to the elite Arabian Gulf RFU Academy for 2009-2010. The AGRFU Academy has been invited to play in Singapore in the Under 16 level in February 2010, and the Academy is in the process of planning a tour to the Tri-Nations Tournament in Malaysia later this spring. “The effort, commitment, determination and skill level of my team members is so inspiring”, says Anthony, “of course there are many areas that I am learning to work on – but being selected to the squad is a real special opportunity for me to progress in rugby”. The cost of this trip is not insignificant and one of the fund raising activities that Anthony will be undertaking is competing in the 10KM run in the Dubai Marathon to be held on nd the 22 January 2010. A portion of the funds that Anthony raises will be donated to charity. Each player is expected to contribute to the cost of the tour. Additionally the AGRFU is looking for corporate sponsor(s) for the upcoming tours. For more information contact: m.southern@agrfu.com.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY th

Secondary Ski Trip Meeting

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Secondary Charity Fancy Dress Fun Run

Sun

24 Jan

Wed

27 Jan

Year 11 Parent/Teacher Meeting th

Thurs

28 Jan

Sun

7 Feb

Wed

10 Feb

Thurs

11 Feb

Tues

16 Feb

Primary Charity Fancy Dress Fun Run

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Year 12 & 13 Parent/Teacher Meeting

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Primary Sports Day Discos Yrs 3 & 4/ Yrs 5 & 6

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School closed for Half Term, Training day for Staff

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School re-opens after Half Term th

Wed/Thurs 23rd/24 Feb Year 9 Overnight Camp rd

Primary Parent/Teacher Meetings

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Primary Parent/Teacher Meetings

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International Picnic/Flea Market

Tues

23 Feb

Wed

24 Feb

Thurs

25 Feb

Thurs

1 April

Mon

19 April

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Last day of term 12.00 noon Finish Summer Term starts for Students


DUBAI MARATHON This week sees the much anticipated 2010 Dubai Marathon. There are many Sharjah English School students, parents and staff running in one of the 3 events. If you have entered, you should have received an email confirming your race entry with location and timings of where to collect your number etc. Please try and raise as much money as you can. With the recent devastation in Haiti, some of the Wateraid money will be going to help support the Red Cross. On the actual day of the race, it will be very busy around the start line and difficult to suggest where to meet because of the size of the event. I will be around the start line of the 10km (Outside The Westin) from 6:15 am onwards, then 10:30am outside the start of the 3km (Opposite Dubai Radisson Blu, Media City). Good luck to all those running! For more info: www.dubaimarathon.org

SHARJAH ENGLISH SCHOOL FANCY DRESS FUN RUN WEDNESDAY 27TH JAN & THURSDAY 28TH JAN On Wednesday there will be a ‘sporting personality’ theme fancy dress day for Secondary students followed by a charity run/walk on the field in the afternoon. On Thursday 28th there will be a ‘sporting personality’ theme fancy dress day for Primary children followed by a charity run/walk on the field from 11am – 12pm. The privilege of wearing fancy dress will cost 10 Dhs which will go towards the Wateraid, Red Cross - Haiti and Emirates Arthritis Foundation Charity. If anyone can help support this event by donating refreshments please contact me at school or email me: leegarrett@ses.ae


Sharjah English School Charity Run Sharjah English School students, parents and staff are competing in the Dubai Marathon 3km / 10km event on 22nd Jan 2010. All funds raised will be donated to WaterAid and Emirates Arthritis Foundation. Sponsors Contact Amount Signed Paid Name No. (AED)

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PSG INTERNATIONAL PICNIC THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2010 1 - 2.30 PM

Come and support your country and sample a spectacular array of international treats prepared by the parents of Sharjah English School. Vouchers will be on sale on the day to enable you to purchase the culinary delights.

……………………………………………………………………………………………… I am willing to represent my country by running or assisting to run a stall on the day. Please return the completed form to your child’s teacher.

Child’s name

………………………………………………………………………

Child’s class

………… Mobile No. ……………………………………………

Country represented ……………………………………………………………………… Helpful hints will be issued nearer the day. Thank you for your support. It is really appreciated. Sharjah English School - PSG


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