PRINCIPAL’S BLOG

Keeping the Curriculum Relevant

While there are many different curriculums available, the underlying principles are the same - the curriculum is designed to prepare children to live and work in an uncertain future. As such, teaching will provide children with a wide range of skills and a depth of...

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CAS activities

Children come to school to learn so many things to help them to prepare for their future. We can put these into three categories – children learn skills, knowledge and attitudes. Naturally, a significant amount of learning takes place in the classrooms – but – through...

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The importance of school lunches

Research shows what every parent knows – children learn better and are more focused and alert when they have slept well and have been eating healthily. This includes having a proper breakfast before school. At The Aquila School, we are pleased to be working in...

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Improving your child’s English

Lots of families we meet are concerned about their child’s level of English and how they will cope in an English speaking school.  This is a concern that families have all over the world, even in the UK! We know that children are very adaptable and pick things up very...

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Developing a love of reading

At The Aquila School we want every child to develop a love of reading and love coming to school. It goes without saying that learning to read is an essential life skill needed for education, the workplace and being able to survive on a day to day basis. Have you ever...

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Preparing your child for coming to school for the first time

We know that starting school can be very traumatic not only for children but also for mums and dad as well. As for many families, the last three years or so have been spent learning, developing and spending many hours together.  For some children, the thought of being...

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Keeping your child entertained over the summer months

Depending on your viewpoint the fact that we have such long summer holidays here in the UAE can be a blessing or a curse.  Some families and children relish the opportunity to spend endless days together, travelling the world, visiting relatives overseas and having...

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Textbooks and worksheets

It is always a pleasure meeting families and talking to them about learning and what we at The Aquila School mean when we walk about amazing learning. Families repeatedly tell me that when visiting schools they often leave with more questions than answers. Having been...

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Uniform finalised

Several months ago Kylie and I were tasked with designing the school uniform for The Aquila School. This has been an exciting and interesting learning experience for us as there are so many factors to consider. The first was suitability. At The Aquila School, we are...

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Moving in

This week the opening of The Aquila School has started to feel imminent – and I have no doubt that the coming weeks will fly by - we are so excited about welcoming the very first Aquila children. The opening now seems close as we have moved into a part of...

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