School News


Whole School Review

May 10,2018

As part of the external follow-up cycle, we’re proud to announce that Windrose Academy successfully completed a whole school review with our educational consultants from Carfax Education.

A team of three experts performed lesson observations, looked at samples of work, talked to students and teachers and provided feedback to all counterparts. We are pleased to say that significant improvement in all aspects of teaching and learning were observed and that their overall opinion is very positive. Everyone at school benefited from the engagement and feedback that the consultants provided. That will build-up on the work accomplished during previous visits to improve the standards of teaching and learning across the school.

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Arabic Reading Competition Achievement!

May 03,2018

It is our pleasure to announce that the Windrose Academy has participated in the Arabic Reading Challenge (تحدى القراءة العربى) this academic year.  The competition phases/results were as follows:

  • Ninety of our Windrose students were interested and have participated in this competition by reading Arabic books
  • Twenty two students have passed the internal filtration process conducted by our Arabic department at Windrose Academy.
  • Fifteen out of these twenty two students have passed the external filtration process conducted by the Egyptian Educational Administration.
  • Seven out of the fifteen students have passed the filtration process conducted by the Egyptian Education Directorate.
  • Finally, Windrose Year 3B student, Ibrahim Ashraf, has won the 6th place across Cairo Governorate.

Ibrahim was recognised in a very big event by Dr. Tarek Shawki, the Minister of Education, and by Ms. Najla Al Shammasi, Secretary-General of the ARC.
It is worth mentioning that Windrose Academy is the ONLY International school that has participated, and won, in this competition amongst all other schools in Cairo. Congratulations Ibrahim for this achievement and congratulations to all Windrose Students who have participated in this competition.  Wishing you all the best of luck in the coming competitions.

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Sports Day

Apr 30,2018

What a fantastic day the children had in (FS) on the 3rd, (Year 1-3) the 4th & (Year 4-9) the 5th of April for their annual Sports Day. How lucky we were with the weather too!

The Lower and Upper School children were able to compete with great skill and determination in field events ranging from fun games to races and friendly competitions among our lovely parents, not to mention the most famous dances by our Dance & Movement teacher Mr. Mina. All the children tried their hardest and there were some outstanding performances from all age groups. It was lovely to see the children being competitive and determined but also showing great encouragement and sportsmanship towards each other throughout the day.

Thank you to the P.E. department and all of our staff who participated in this great big even. Also, thank you so much to our lovely parents for their great participation at the event. It was fantastic to see so many parents supporting their children in all the different activities. Last but not least, congratulations to all our children in all House Teams for participating in what I hope was a very enjoyable day.

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Mother’s Day Event

Apr 01,2018

Windrose Academy celebrated the Mother’s day event on Thursday March 22nd. Our students were excited to host their mothers in their classrooms. They performed Mother’s day songs, enjoyed doing fun activities like painting, cooking, Jewelry making,…etc along with their parents. They prepared surprises for their mommies and were extremely excited to show it to them. After the in-class activities, both children and parents enjoyed the outdoor activities and the Spring Bazaar, eating yummy foods, watching the animation team, and finally taking some memorable pictures with their mommies in the photo booth.

The event allowed the parents to spend some quality time with their children, we all enjoyed the day to the maximum.

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KS2&3 Science Fair!

Mar 20,2018

The Windrose Academy Science Fair was held last Thursday, 15th of March. Students from key stages 2 and 3 worked tirelessly on their experiments while carefully following the scientific method. Inquiry was the hero of the day and there was a particular focus on the environmental sciences and our local surroundings and community.

 

Science boards were creatively constructed and presentations were prepared as well as experiment demonstrations. We had a great parent turnout who were able to visit each stand and ask some probing questions. Our parents voted for their favourite projects in each key stage and we are proud to announce that the winners are:

Key Stage 2 – Year 3B: Magnet Rafts

Key Stage 3  – Year 8: Combating Air Pollution through the Recycling of Rice Residue.

Parents and staff alike were quite impressed with the creativity, out of the box thinking, solution oriented and environmentally aware projects. We congratulate the winning groups and projects and can’t wait for next year’s fair. A huge thank you to our supportive parent base and the excitement and enthusiasm they brought to the event.

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Foundation Stage celebrating 100 days of school!

Mar 13,2018

Last week  our Foundation Stage students celebrated 100 days of school. the Children did a lot of fun activities like putting the number ‘100’ on their class ‘Days of School’ chart,making a 100 link paper chain, a 100 gumball machine poster, a 100 item royal crown, a 100 ‘Fruit Rings’ cereal necklace and completed many, many more projects and activities. Also our FS students went outside for an outdoor time and bounced 100 times on our GIGANTIC bouncy castle, popped 100 bubbles from a bubble machine and did 10 exercises- 10 times each, for a total of 100 exercises! Afterwards, all FS classes  joined together  in the Assembly Room and counted together to 100 before having a “super fun” dance party and popping TONS of party poppers in the room which was filled with 100 balloons! The Children and teachers  had SUCH a fun time. It truly was a day to remember.

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