Update from the Principal
Welcome to our second whole school newsletter! Here you will find useful information and updates from the leaders of all SRS schools and phases, British, American and Arabic.
We are now in the final week of the first term, and what a fast-paced term it has been! Our primary focus has been to embed our quality of education expectations across all phases of the SRS schools. This means paying close attention to the quality of teaching, delivery of the curriculum, student discipline and assessment arrangements. The collaboration between different sections of the schools has been getting better as we are constantly looking for opportunities to share best practice and align our systems and processes across the schools. For example, the same systems and digital platforms are now used in the British and American schools for the evaluation of teacher effectiveness and staff appraisal. Purposeful collaboration is a prime objective which we will continue to advance and promote throughout the year.
I hope you do enjoy reading the updates from all our sections below. There is much to celebrate and look forward to. I take this opportunity to wish you and all our students a wonderful and restful winter break. We look forward to welcoming all our students back on Monday 2nd January 2023.
Dr. Nasim Butt
Whole School News
High Performance Learning – Spotlight
One of our key learning behaviours is Collaboration, this is the ability to share and present ideas with others, taking on a variety of roles and evaluating contributions to discussions. Over the past two weeks, students from the Junior and Secondary students have been taking part in ‘My Social Responsibility’ programme which has offered students a wide range of opportunities to develop their collaborative skills with our younger students. Just one of the ways we encourage collaboration.
For more information about HPL please visit our website;
High Performance Learning at SRS
National Day Celebrations
Celebrating UAE’s 51st Birthday was a wonderful occasion for all the school to dress up, have fun and learn more about the culture and heritage of the UAE.
A small group of Y12 US students also participated in a community outreach event where they visited a local Primary School to share their knowledge of Emirati history. They created an amazing performance full of creativity and interesting facts that was well received by over 700 international students.
Parents’ Consultation Day
Arabic and Islamic Studies News: أخبار وفعاليات القسم العربي
Primary School News
High Performing Learners Rewarded
My Social Responsibility
Year 3 Educational Visit
Junior School News
My Social Responsibility
STEM @ SRS
UK Secondary School News
My Social Responsibility
It has been fantastic to see all our students in Year 7 – 9 supporting lower school students across the school. As always, they did themselves proud and were a credit to the school. Opportunities such as this have been revitalised following the return to normal after COVID 19 and we look forward to many more opportunities for the schools to collaborate.
Head Boy and Head Girl
I am delighted to confirm we have now completed our Head Boy and Head Girl interview process. Appointed students are:
Head Girl: Khadija Asim Rehan
Head Boy: Abdulrahman Almarzooqi
Deputy Head: Fatima Moizuddin
All candidates delivered a presentation on how they would like to see SRS improve, and the actions they would take to achieve this. Many congratulations to all applicants and to our new student leaders.
This month we have seen the launch of our new parent communication app, Epraise. I am delighted to see so many parents already access this platform to contact teachers directly with any challenges or questions. Please contact Mr. Paul ([email protected]) should you need any assistance with this.
US High School News
Hello SRS Parents,
It’s an amazing time at SRS! UAE National Day and our Parent Consultation Days were very successful. Special thanks to all of you who attended the meetings with teachers.
Please see the information and updates below as we head into the Winter Break.
- Our Focus on Literacy
- No Homework Policy
- Career Advising and Counselling
- Benchmark Exams
On behalf of the teachers and staff in the US High School, have a wonderful time off.
Have a Happy New Year!
SRS US High School
Our Focus on Literacy
At SRS, all teachers are teachers of literacy; we are committed to developing literacy skills in all of our students in the belief that this will support their learning and raise standards across the curriculum. Reading not only helps students succeed in school, but it also enables them to communicate effectively and precisely when competing for jobs and entering the world of work.
Below are some of the various strategies we use at SRS to enhance our student’s literacy skills:
No Homework Policy
Career Advising and Counseling Update
To ensure Grade 12 students meet the academic requirements for graduation, Academic Counselors recently held individual sessions with students to educate them on interpreting their transcripts as well as to identify any discrepancies. Data collected during these sessions allowed the Administration Team to determine courses needed in Semester 2 and start building timetables. Transcripts in Grades 10 and 11 will soon undergo a similar systematic review.
Counselors continue to advise students on courses, descriptions and credit requirements. Additionally, they are working in tandem with the Data Team to populate transcripts of new and transfer students.