Thursday, 2nd May:
13:00 – 15:30 Gender-Equal-a-Thon
This is a gentle reminder that the Grades 2 to 6 Gender Equal-a- Thon is taking place tomorrow. Participants need to bring their own lunch and swimwear. Parents are expected to pick-up their children at 15:30.
13:15 – 16:00 Charity Bazaar
The Community Council’s first ever Charity Bazaar will be held in the Sports Hall. This is your opportunity to find great items at reasonable prices.
PREPARING FOR RAMADAN
As an international school focused on student learning, ABIS will operate normally during Ramadan, though we will take special measures to respect and support our Omanis and host country. Our Muslim families have already been contacted regarding our special arrangements for fasting students. In general the school will run a regular schedule and timetable, though we will operate an ‘optional’ shorter day (12.40pm) for students who are fasting. Our fasting students can be picked up between 12:40 to 13:20.
There will be no open singing in public or dancing performances, though music, dance and PE classes will go on as usual in classrooms and confined (with walls) learning spaces. We ask parents to keep us informed of any special cases or issues that we need to be aware of so that we can be as culturally sensitive and supportive as possible. We hope that all children, staff and parents will be dressed respectfully (shoulders and knees must remain covered at all times) when entering the school during the holy month of Ramadan. Please refrain from eating and drinking in public areas as well.