Secondary Updates: UN Day & More

 

United Nations Day 

This week, on Monday 24th October, Greenfield Community School celebrated United Nations Day. We also look forward to celebrating the work of the UN – and of our school MUN organisation – by hosting a forthcoming event combining together the work of the MUN from several Taaleem schools.

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GCS MUN has gone from strength to strength and we thank the work of Ms. Allison and Ms. Palo for growing this organisation as a stand out part of the extra curricular activities program.

UN day is a time to reflect on the opportunities that we are given, to be thankful and make the most of them, and to support people who don’t enjoy the same opportunities around the world. Surely, the MUN is a marvellous educational simulation for exposing students to learning about international relations and diplomacy and developing their international mindedness and understanding.

For those who are new to the work of GCS MUN here are some reminders of its past achievements. In January 2014, we attended our first International conference; a THIMUN Affiliated Conference in Qatar. One of our students, Alina Barsamiyan, was awarded Best Delegate for this conference.

In March 2015, our students were honoured for their outstanding achievements both locally and internationally.

The international Conference in Rome which was attended mainly by university students from all over the world yielded numerous accolades for Greenfield Community School.

This academic year, in December of 2016, our students will participate in another international conference in Greece and we look forward to yet another fruitful experience.

Career Fair

Lastly, I would like to thank Ms. Addison and Mr. Bishop, and the GLC and homeroom teachers, for their work on the careers fair held this week at Jumeira Baccalaureate School. This was a great inaugural event for Taaleem and although our students didn’t get to meet all the universities they wanted, there were a great variety represented and a tremendous networking opportunity for grades 10-12.

Pink Day

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We will also supported cancer awareness with a Pink Day on Thursday October 27th. This day was particularly poignant and personal with the recent passing of our former librarian, Sharon Hooper.

Important Upcoming Secondary Dates

Parents are reminded of the forthcoming secondary events:

3rd Nov Interim Report 1
7th Nov PTC Grades 7,8,9,10
9th Nov PTC Grades 6,11,12
16th Nov Fork In The Road ( choices and options in grade 11)
23rd – 26th Nov IBTs

Contributed by: Neil Bunting

Head of Secondary

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