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October 2015

NAS Secondary School Swim Squad
ROCK their first League Gala!

With only a few short weeks to prepare for the first league gala of the season, which was to be hosted at home at the fantastic NAS pool, everyone had been working very hard to ensure the event ran as smoothly as possible and the swim squad, team and coaches have been super busy preparing for the big day!
After a few sleepless nights a mixture of nerves and excitement coursed through the NAS camp in the morning as last minute preparations were taking place. Once the teams started to arrive things really began heating up and the atmosphere at the pool came alive and everything just fell into place perfectly. 
The NAS swimmers certainly brought their A game and showed us all how hard work and dedication can pay off by taking an early lead with each and every swimmer giving it their all in the water.
The sportsmanship between schools was wonderful to watch with all swimmers being incredibly supportive of each other and the team spirit from everyone was just contagious with parents and teachers showing up to join in and support their teams.  The whole place was buzzing with excitement!
All five teams did amazingly well and every school had some outstanding performances but the NAS team seemed to grow stronger and stronger building on their early lead and eventually winning by a huge 57 points, bagging a total of 24 out of 49 1st places!  Awesome!!  
A huge well done to everyone involved and a great start to what we hope will be a wonderful season!  Keep up the good work NAS Swimmers, you ROCK!!

NAS Dubai U8 Football Victory!
The U8 team kicked off their first match of the season with a 10-1 victory over Safa Community School. It was an excellent team performance with some stand-out individual moments. Daniel Williams scored arguably the goal of the game with a 15 yard lob within the first couple of minutes. He went on to add two more to his name, earning himself a hat-trick and a man of the match performance. His tally was only bettered by Clovis Duvel, who was rewarded for his energy and determination with four powerful finishes. In the second half of the game, Paul Houman curled a well-placed shot into the top corner of the goal and this was followed by a timely brace from Ahmed Ayyad. The defence fought resiliently throughout and the whole team performed brilliantly. Well done Year 3!

David Webb Year 3B
The U8 team after their victory.

The wonderful group of Spanish speaking parents displaying a board with photos of our students and their native countries (below).  

Día de la Hispanidad
(Columbus Day)

A fabulous day during which we celebrated and shared where Spanish is spoken around the world!

It started with tantalizing food from various Spanish speaking countries in our Chatter Box Cafe… the chocolate treats were a huge success! For lunch our Secondary Spanish students immersed themselves in the Spanish culture by visiting Seville’s restaurant in Wafi. The children put their Spanish into practice by ordering their food, tasting eight tapas dishes whilst listen to an amazing Spanish guitarist. The trip was a huge success and many new tasting experiences were encouraged, resulting in a new found love of tapas!
In the afternoon our wonderful Spanish mums invited students and parents to a sing-a-long in the IB room, a really uplifting way to end such a great day.

Cheyrl McSweeney
Deputy Head of Languages

House Competition 
Monday the 12th of September saw the first House competition at NAS Dubai for the year, with students from Nursery up to year 10 all coming together to complete the intergalactic challenge. Everybody was involved, with almost 200 teams across the school using their creative abilities to decide what items should be sent to the moon and preserved for the future, presenting their ideas both as a poster and as a 1 minute movie. Each team consisted of a mixture of children from Primary and Secondary who worked extremely well together, reinforcing the great NAS Dubai school spirit.

Nigel Barrett
Deputy Head Primary School 

    NAS News Bites   

The NAS Dubai Formula 1 team had a fabulous time in Abu Dhabi this week. The group of five Secondary students was invited back to Yas Island for the F1 Finals.

Congratulations to placing fourth out of dozens of schools! 

    Upcoming Events    

Sunday Oct 18 

  • 18th to 22nd Oct, Year 7 Residential Trip 
  • Pumpkin Patch Voucher Sale 7:15am to 8am, 2pm-4pm
Monday Oct 19
  • Pumpkin Patch Voucher Sale 7:15am to 8am, 2pm-4pm
  • Bookworm Book Fair in the Atrium 10:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday Oct 20
  • Donuts with Dads 7:15am to 8am by Chatter Box Cafe
  • Bookworm Book Fair in the Atrium 8am-3:30pm
Wednesday Oct 21
  • Bookworm Book Fair in the Atrium 8am-3:30pm

   Parent Community  

Parents' Association

How exciting to see so many students, teachers and parents enjoying the hundreds of refreshing ice lollies sold today!! With some simple ice lollies we were reminded of the PA's mission;

Connecting NAS Dubai families through collaborative community spirit

Pumpkin Patch
Please do come by the main entrance on Sunday or Monday to purchase your pumpkin voucher (30aed) for the PA Pumpkin Patch on Sunday Oct 25th. We welcome your carved pumpkins back on Thursday 29th to decorate the Autumn Halloween BBQ.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the long weekend!  

Chatterbox Cafe

We would like to wish all our families a happy Hijri from everyone at Chatter Box Cafe. It was a fantastic morning with lots of traditional Arabic sweets and delicious savoury bites.

Thank you to all our parents for their generosity today and everyday. We hope all our families have a happy and peaceful Islamic New Year.

   Sports News  

19 Oct

  • U8 &U9 Boys Football Tournament @ Kings Al Barsha (A) 3:30pm-5pm
20 Oct
  • U14 A Boys Football vs Repton (A) 3pm-6pm
  • U14 B Boys Football vs Bradenton Prep (A) 3pm-6pm
21 Oct
  • U14 Girls Football vs WIS (A) 3:15pm-5:30pm
22 Oct
  • U11A Boys and Girls Football Tournament vs Repton (A) 12:30pm -3:30pm
  • U11A & U14B Swim Squad Friendly Gala @ NAS 2:30-4:30pm
24 Oct
  • Hockey Tournament - Dubai Youth Hockey @ NAS 7am-4pm

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