Green Unit Newsletter -2nd December 2018


Week beginning Sunday 2nd December 2018


Sunday 2nd               Revision week

Infants swimming

SWS boys swimming

Art exhibition (students work in Avenues)



Monday 3rd          Weekly assembly (seniors and SWS)

Work experience  (EPG)

Seniors boys swimming

Art exhibition (students work in Avenues)

Meeting re international trip to Italy

7.50 – 8.30am




Tuesday 4th                    Senior boys swimming/girls PE

Infants and juniors weekly assembly

Junior boys swimming/girls PE

SHS Production





Wednesday 5th GLP to Dar Al Funoon Gallery

Infants swimming

Junior girls swimming/boys PE

SHS Production





Thursday 6th               GU School Photographs

Last day for term 1 clubs

GLP to Al Corniche

Seniors to Palms

SHS Production

9.00 – 11.30am

12.50 pm



Quotes of the week



Green Unit updates



  • GU Sports Day  


My sincere thanks to all staff members who helped to organise our annual Sports Day. The event was very successful and both students and staff equally enjoyed different activities. I would like to thank Mr. Tolis and Mrs. Joyce in particular for their commitment, time and hard work – great job!

Mrs. Shanthi, with some help from Mrs. Justyna and Mrs. Simi, organised healthy lunch packs  – these were well appreciated by students and staff.

Congratulations to Burghan House for winning Sports Day; well done  Jahra – second,Failaka – third and Ahmedi – fourth place.


  • SHS Sports Day


We are very proud of our senior students for achieving truly excellent results in SHS Sports Day.

Year 7 High jump – Sahoo Al Sahoo (bronze)

Year 9 high jump – Julian Smuts (silver)

Year 9 100 m – Julian Smuts (silver); Cameron Maclachlan (bronze)  

Year 11-12 long jump – Hussain Al Shatti (gold); Abdulrahman Al Rashdan (silver)

Year 12-13 – high jump – Zainab (gold)

Year 12-13 – 1500 meters – Zainab (silver)

Year 12-13 – shot put – Salem and Hamood (gold and silver)


  • Art Exhibition


Two students were chosen to represent KES GU in the SEN Art Exhibition 2018, their artwork will be displayed in Avenues. Congratulations to Yara and Lulwah for their beautiful paintings.


  • School photographs


GU school photographs, both individual and class ones will be taken on Thursday 1st December. Please ensure all students have their winter uniform (there have been a number of students in summer uniform this week). On this occasion, may I remind you that students should wear school blazers when lining up or walking to main school.


  • Revision and exams


Revision guidelines and examinations timetable were already shared with students and parents or will be sent on Sunday. Students were introduced to our exam week procedures, they are aware that during revision and exam period no doctor appointments should be arranged (unless absolutely necessary). Please encourage your child to revise at home and to ask questions when he/she has a revisission session at school.


  • Reports


Infants and juniors term 1 reports will be on School Portal on Thursday 20th December while seniors reports will be ready by the end of January.  New IEPs will be issued in January 2019.


  • SHS production ‘Great Expectation’ – 4, 5 and 6th December


Tickets for the SHS production of ‘Great Expectations’ are still available (5 KD per ticket). If you haven’t done it yet, I strongly recommend to book a ticket and watch the show – I am sure you and your child will have a wonderful time.


  • GU calendar updates – November and December


Art exhibition (Avenues) – 1, 2 and 3 December

Revision week – 2 to 6th December

Infants and juniors assessment week – 9 to 13th December

School photographs – 6th December

Term 1 Clubs end – 6th December

Achievement Assembly – 13th December

Issue of infants and juniors reports – 20th December


Main school update

*Check the whole school term 1 calendar shared with all staff


School Photo Schedule

Thursday 6 Dec 2018

Time Form/Class Class/form
8.00-8.20 GIM
8.20-8.40 GIA
8.40-9.10 GIW
9.10-9.30 GJR
9.30-9.50 GJV
9.50-10.10 GJY
10.10-10.30 GLP
10.30-10.50 GSA
10.50-11.10 GSB
11.10-11.30 GSF
11.30-11.50 GSC
11.50-12.10 GSG
12.10-12.30 GSO
12.30-12.50 GST


Photos of the week                                                             SPORTS DAY 2018

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