North London Collegiate School Dubai
Newsletter
June 2018
 
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Letter from the Principal
It seems extraordinary to be sitting down, now very nearly at the end of our first year, to write the final newsletter introduction for the term.
It’s been 6 years since I first began looking at the possibility of opening a school here in Dubai, on behalf of North London Collegiate School. In that time there have been many challenges to overcome. And yet, here we are: a thriving school of over three hundred students, and sixty staff...
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Access from September
As you are all aware, access to the School has been occasionally challenging during our first year of operation. We expect a new and improved access route by the time we return in September. The map below outlines the new access route and we hope that with a two-lane road adjacent to the School and more direct route from the Azizi roundabout, the journey to and from school each day will be a more pleasant experience after the summer break.
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End of June Newsletter
Life in the Senior School is as busy as ever, with students working hard to complete their Units of Inquiry alongside their extracurricular and House responsibilities. Our existing students continue to impress us and we are looking forward to the many new students we will be welcoming to our school community in September. Many of these new NLCS Dubai students and their families joined us for our Iftar which we held in the Atrium...
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Academic Investigations
The month of May saw the start of one of the largest and most widespread eruptions of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Consequently, Mr May decided that all students should take the opportunity of investigating an eruption, that would change in its nature and size on a daily basis. Students in Grades 6 to 8 were tasked with the rather frustrating task of keeping up-to-date with the daily reports from the USGS (United States Geological Survey) and producing a news report covering the physical geography behind the eruption...
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Amanat Partnership News
We are pleased to announce that Sobha has secured a partnership on the School’s real estate with Amanat Holdings, a leading investor in social infrastructure in the region. This partnership is a further affirmation of NLCS Dubai’s operational strength, quality of facilities and Sobha’s commitment to the School. ...
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House Competitions
Outside of the classroom, our Senior School students have been incredibly busy preparing for two House competitions. Firstly, House Public Speaking was held in the penultimate week of term with all Houses were challenged to deliver not one, but two speeches: one from Grades 6-9 and one from Grades 9 and 10. Topics chosen by Grades 6-9 included ‘Why we should apologise to generation Z’; ‘How does education favour extroverts?’; ‘Do we live in a simulated universe?’ and ...
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Arts Festival
House Music was, of course, part of our first Arts Festival. The idea of having a week devoted to the creative arts was first implemented at NLCS Jeju and shortly after, replicated at NLCS (UK). Our first Arts Festival here in Dubai was certainly a busy way to end the term. Visiting performances included Piano and Flute recitals; the Bavarian Camels Brass Band came to play and students worked all week on a performance of excerpts from “Les Miserables”, which they performed at the closing ceremony...
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NLCS Exchange
This year, three of our Grade 8 students have participated in an exchange with three girls from NLCS (UK). Recently, we all welcomed our London friends to Dubai and here is a brief description of their experience...
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Service Learning and Exhibitions
As an IB School, we not only focus on academic excellence but also on ensuring our students have an opportunity to show service learning and community action. Recently students from Grades 6, 7 and 8 exhibited both their community action projects and service learning activities in the Atrium. Parents and students enthusiastically praised the projects, which ranged from helping construction workers, working with animal shelters, volunteering at Senses Autism Centre and ...
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