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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:53:08 GMT en http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/tweb http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/xcs/all/pi/logo80.png RSS feed for parents and friends of your Star International School. http://www.starschoolummsheif.com SIS Uniform recycling - Thank you http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13570 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13570 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:53:08 GMT SIS Uniform recycling - Thank you http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13569 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13569 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:50:24 GMT <p>Thank you everyone for donating your children's school uniforms to be recycled. &nbsp;The uniforms were boxed up today and sent off to 2 schools in the Philippines. &nbsp;We know they will be very gratefully received.</p> <p>Thanks again,</p> <p>Valerie, Rashelle and Michelle</p> Star Enterprise Results http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13567 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13567 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:28:57 GMT <p>The children did themselves proud on Thursday afternoon when they<br /> showcased their many talents to the awaiting audience. Please download the attachment to find out more. <a class="pdf" href="/xim/content/StarEnterpriseResults.pdf" title="Click right and save as...">Star's got talent results</a><br /> Thank you very much for supporting the children and the school, and for<br /> making the events so successful!</p> Art Mural http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13563 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13563 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:24:44 GMT <p>Our 'Talented Artist' group from Years 7,8 &amp; 9 have completed the mural as part of their EC Club. &nbsp;They are looking to extend the artwork down the full length of the Auditorium and Sports Hall by continuing their efforts next year.</p> House Swimming Gala 2014 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13562 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13562 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:51:24 GMT <p>On Sunday 22nd June Star will be hosting the annual House Primary Swimming Gala. Please download the document below for more details.<br /> All primary students will need their full swimming kit on the day.</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="/xim/content/SwimmingGalaStar2014.pdf" title="Click right and save as...">Star Swimming Gala Details</a></p> Primary Swim League Gala Result http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13559 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13559 Tue, 27 May 2014 09:55:37 GMT <p>Despite being moved into a very difficult league this season, our primary school swimmers did us proud yet again. &nbsp;There were some excellent 'personal best' times from the majority of our swimmers and everyone pulled together really well as a team.<br /> JESS won the vent convincingly with our 'sister' school Horizon coming second, Wellington International third and STAR an amazing fourth place.<br /> Well done to everyone who participated.<br /> Thanks to all parent support - which can prove invaluable when things get close - and a special thank you to Darren (our new coach from Hamilton Aquatics), Mme Martha and Katie Hilson.<br /> We are ready for the next one!</p> Crazy Hair Day May 2014 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13558 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13558 Mon, 26 May 2014 09:28:40 GMT <p>This event was so much fun...</p> Update regarding Foundation Stage Provision http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13556 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13556 Wed, 21 May 2014 04:48:54 GMT <p>Dear Parents,</p> <p>You may be aware of recent announcements from the KHDA regarding the minimum ages for children in Foundation Stage and the provision of education for three year olds.</p> <p>This has obviously caused concern amongst some parents.<br /> Following discussions with the KHDA I am delighted to inform you that we have been given approval to continue to provide for this age group (our Foundation 1).</p> <p>This decision has been based on our performance in the DSIB Inspections and their confidence in the quality of our provision. For guidance relating to age groups please see further information under the GENERAL resources section.</p> <p>I hope this clarifies any concerns you may have had.</p> <p>Kind regards<br /> Mr Dave</p> Star's Got Talent - Enterprise Afternoon http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13555 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13555 Sun, 18 May 2014 05:37:03 GMT <p>Does your child have a hidden talent they want to share on enterprise afternoon?<br /> Sign up and come along to audition this week!<br /> The sign-up sheets are located outside Miss Jacqueline's classroom in the year 4 corridor.<br /> If they are successful, they will have the opportunity to perform in front of the whole school community on Thursday 12th June!<br /> Mr Augustus and Mrs Kirsty have already selected acts! These acts do not need to audition.</p> <p>Star Enterprise Team</p> Arabic Week Assembly http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13552 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13552 Sun, 04 May 2014 05:48:05 GMT <p>Dear Parents</p> <p>You are cordially invited to attend our Arabic assembly on Thursday 8<sup>th</sup> May. Please click on the attached document for details about the classes participating. <a class="pdf" href="/xim/content/8thMayArabicAssembly.pdf" title="Click right and save as...">Arabic assembly classes</a><br /> Thank you.<br /> SIS Admin</p> Dubai Schools Swim/Run Series 2013-14 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13550 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13550 Thu, 01 May 2014 03:33:35 GMT <p>This year Star International KS3 students competed in their first Swim/Run Series Event at EIS Meadows. Each event involves a swim in the pool and then an endurance run around The Lakes with each age group varying in distances.<br /> Our team consisted of 13 students of 6 boys and 7 girls from Years 7 to 9. The series consisted of 3 events during the year with all points being accumulated for a final winner.<br /> When we arrived for the first event the students were slightly overwhelmed by the sight of so many pupils from a variety of schools, especially the KS4 and Sixth form competitors. It was a huge step for them and for our school development to be competing in such an event. We could see on their faces and in their body language that they were nervous, but also excited to show what they could do. &nbsp;The results we achieved were beyond all expectations.<br /> Series one finished with all 6 of our boys, Csonger Cellie, Claudio Cellie, Huw Hillson, Morgan Bevan, Rupert Corlett and Greg Corlett, in the top 15 of their age group. Each performed to an outstanding level, giving them a huge boost of confidence in their ability along with a great feeling of satisfaction on their individual achievements. Another stand out performance was Ella King who had to compete in the older age group category. &nbsp;This entailed swimming and running longer distances, made more difficult as she was the sole Star competitor in that category.<br /> In the second event we learned from the experiences and successes of the first event. Cailyn McMahon, Lili Copping and Julie Baudelet had joined Melissa Da Silva, Ella King, Naya Bokelman and Rachel Fallas in the already strong girls' team, to add support in the race for the title. The boys also performed excellently however due to technical faults some of the times given were incorrect meaning the true positions of the participants was unknown.<br /> The final event was the biggest and best yet. We knew we had a chance of winning some silverware and, we did just that! 5 of our 6 boys finished in the top 10 places with all of our girls finishing in the top 20. The main success was Csonger Cellie who dazzled the crowd to win the very tight final race, which also gave him just enough points to take the title as overall winner of the age category and become Champion of the Swim/Run Series U14 Boys category. Congratulations Csonger.<br /> Now the series has ended, the students can look back at a tremendously successful year and one to try to improve on next year. Well done to the KS3 Swim/Run Team of 2013/14.</p> Another Success for STAR, students! http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13549 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13549 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:06:03 GMT <p>The 2014 Abu Dhabi Junior Triathlon</p> <p>We heartily congratulate Claudio Cellie, one of our Year 8 students on his recent victory in the annual Abu Dhabi Junior Triathlon competition held in March 2014. &nbsp;The win represented a significant improvement in Claudio's seasonal best performance and highlighted his growing confidence in all three disciplines. &nbsp;Claudio was also one of the youngest competitors in the Under 16 age group, making his triumph all the more astonishing!</p> <p>In his own words:-</p> <p>"The race was brilliant but very tiring. &nbsp;It was an amazing experience to race on the same track as Olympic medalists, Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee amongst others, as well as a number of Ironman Champions. &nbsp;It was kind of humbling but made me feel really proud at the same time.<br /> Before the start of the race I was really nervous, like everyone else, because I had been training and working so hard for this one race.</p> <p>The swim section was 300 metres in the ocean – which is never as easy as swimming in a pool. &nbsp;I felt really good and strong from the outset and pushed on to get out of the water in fourth position. &nbsp;This gave me to confidence to really 'go for it' during the bike phase and by the end of this part of the race, I was in first position. &nbsp;To make it even better, I had managed to arrive at the run with almost a full minute's advantage. &nbsp;The run was 2.5Km and despite the temperature starting to get really high, I was able to keep a steady speed, even adding to my advantage over the second placed athlete.</p> <p>The finish was quite simply the BEST! &nbsp;People were cheering like crazy – especially my parents. &nbsp;I found it all really emotional because although I wanted to do well, I just didn't expect 1st place. &nbsp;It was a great experience and fun to be interviewed by professional reporters in front of TV cameras.</p> <p>My final time of 35minutes 44 seconds is now the Abu Dhabi Junior Triathlon record!</p> <p>Ofcourse I have to say that none of this would have happened without the belief and support of my coach, Trace Rogers and my wonderful family."</p> <p>This is a great statement from Claudio. &nbsp;We are really proud of him and this achievement!</p> A Night of Dance http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13548 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13548 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:32:03 GMT Eco Update http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13547 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13547 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:37:52 GMT <p><b>Eco Day</b></p> <p>Our first-ever Eco Day was a great success. The day came at the end of Science Week which had 'Our School Environment' as its theme this year and included Eco projects such as making bird feeders, hanging baskets and a green house from plastic bottles! Students wore green clothes in support of the day and enjoyed the experience of our very own 'Earth Hour' when we turned off our electricity for 1 hour. Students were also encouraged to bring 'Sustainable Lunch Boxes' to minimise waste. The Recycled Toy Sale was very popular and raised a total of 1700 AED. &nbsp;Details of the amount raised by the Non Uniform day and the Y4 Cookie and Bookmark sale in aid of the Rainforest Foundation will follow after the holiday. &nbsp;Meanwhile, many thanks to everyone for their support. (Some photos Eco Day and the Eco projects can be found on Communicator under Gallery – Eco School).</p> <p><b>Recycling</b> Our new recycling cage is now full and ready to be emptied and the contents recycled.</p> <p><b>T-shirt Competition</b> Many of our students have been taking part in a competition organised by D-Grade to design an Eco t-shirt. &nbsp;Copies of the entries by finalists from our school have now been posted on the company's website – so please vote for your favourite designs: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dgradeclothing?s=JAX42Hmkl6V69423" title="">https://www.facebook.com/dgradeclothing</a></p> <p>Many thanks to everyone for their Eco support.</p> <p>Mme Valerie – Eco Coordinator</p> Eco Day Reminder http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13546 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13546 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:41:30 GMT <p>Please remember that Eco Day in Thursday 3rd April 2014. Click on the flyer for more information <a class="pdf" href="/xim/content/Reminder-EcoDayApr2014.pdf" title="Click right and save as...">Eco Day Flyer</a></p> Sign-up for EC Activities Term 3 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13544 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13544 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:17:45 GMT <p>Remember to sign-p for Term 3 extra curricular activities on Thursday 27th March from 12.45pm. More details in the enclosed letter and on the Extra Curricular page</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="/xim/content/ECTerm3Lettertoparents.pdf" title="Click right and save as...">EC Letter to parents Term 3</a></p> Book Character Parade tomorrow! http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13543 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13543 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:59:02 GMT <p>It's Book Character Parade tomorrow! We encourage all children and staff to come to school dressed up as their favourite book or movie characters. We will be giving away prizes for the best dressed!<br /> Parade starts at 8:15, in the playground. See you there!</p> Eco Schools Micro Project http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13541 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13541 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:24:03 GMT Abu Dhabi International Triathlon http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13540 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13540 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:46:10 GMT <p>Our very own Year 8 'Star' Claudio Cellie participated in the Abu Dhabi International Junior Traithlon and landed the male category with a brilliant time <b>00:35:44</b> (Swim: 00:04:34 Bike: 00:16:40 Run: 00:09:57)</p> <p>His brother Csongor Cellie came second in the U12 category ... what an achievement!</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="/xim/content/Abu_Dhabi_Junior_Triathlon_2014_Certificate(1).pdf" title="Click right and save as...">Triathlon Certificate</a></p> <p><a class="external" href="http://www.khaleejtimes.com/sport/inside_sport.asp?xfile=/data/nationsports/2014/March/nationsports_March140.xml&section=nationsports" rel="nofollow" title="">Click here for the link to the Khaleej Times Article</a></p> KS3 Production Rescheduled http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13539 http://www.starschoolummsheif.com/i/13539 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:41:58 GMT <p>Dear Parents</p> <p>Please note that tonight's KS3 production has been rescheduled to Wednesday 19th March due to the weather.<br /> Thank you<br /> SIS Admin</p>