School News

FS2 Graduation Ceremony

Jun 27,2018

On Thursday 21st June, 2018 the children in FS2 celebrated a fantastic year in Foundation, with their Graduation ceremony. They all wore caps and gowns and received a scroll from their teachers for working hard. Lots of parents attended to support their children.

The program started with the children parading in their elegant dress codes through the reception, then they were greeted by their teachers and cheered by their parents.  It was a delightful day full of fun and surprises! The children showed off their true talents and self-confidence while performing on stage. i.e: funky dances, singing, marching through in their caps and gown to receive their formal ceremony and certificate awards, finally ending with the ‘Final Countdown’ and ‘Cap Toss Ups!!’

It was a memorable day for all of us here at Windrose Academy!. We wish all our graduates much success as they move on in their lives and cross a big milestone from FS to Primary Stage! You are going to be greatly missed.

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Online Safety

May 23,2018

Last week Windrose Academy held a round of internet safety assemblies for students in key stages two and three. The assemblies focused on balancing the privilege of access to technology and the inherent responsibility to ensure that you and your loved ones are safe while online.

Students were introduced/reminded of the SMART rules and were treated to a role play that tackled the common misconception that sharing some information is not that bad. Students were interested to learn how even sharing something that you might consider insignificant can lead to exposure to inappropriate materials or the hacking of your computer and/or accounts.

Our students were also introduced to the WA Student Internet Policy that outlines our ten golden rules for staying safe online. They took the contract home to discuss with parents and sign (please remind your child to bring in the signed contract in order for them to have full access to all WA equipment).

As a final point, children were introduced to Google’s Be Internet Awesome campaign and the launch of an online safety 3D game that can be played on every console with internet access.

We also made sure to reach out to all parents via the Innovation Newsletter that shared some of the lessons learned during the assembly, but more importantly, provided you with three state-of-the-art parental control solutions and suites. Please follow up on this to ensure that your child is as safe at home online as they are here at Windrose.

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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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