News, Events and Latest Stories at Latifa School
Published: Sunday, 30 April 2017
On Wednesday 19th, 8 teams from different schools in Dubai brought their year 7 rounders’ teams to Latifa School to play a tournament. Each team played 6 games then Latifa School and Repton School played against one another in the final.
Latifa School team won 5 out of their 6 matches. Maryam and Moza said it was nerve wracking, particularly at the start. But as the games continued they started to realize that they were doing quite well but were almost afraid to admit it to themselves. At the end of the 6 games, it was announced that Latifa girls would play in the final against Repton. Maryam and Moza were by this time both very excited and anxious at the same time.
The final was a fast game with Latifa girls catching many of Reptons shots and getting them out. We felt that although Repton played very well, Latifa School had the edge and managed to win.
The team players said it was the best feeling ever to be the winners. Their teachers were also totally overwhelmed with the girls’ amazing talent on the field.
P.E. staff have confirmed that the last tournament win was four years ago, so result is all the more spectacular. A huge well done to the year 7 rounders’ team who have, so far this season, barely lost a match. Many congratulations girls!
By: Year 7 Rounders Team and Mrs. Kirrage
Published: Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Activities week began with the character strength of Kindness. Pupils and staff were encouraged to dress like the character strength of kindness and model such behaviour all day. House points were awarded for excellent demonstrations of kindness, from helping a teacher to class with her bags, handing out flowers with messages of kindness to treating each other with respect and humility, the pupils approached the task with great enthusiasm and creative ideas. Each day a different strength was modelled. On Monday, pupils brightened staffs’ days with jokes and demonstrations of seeing the light side of situations, along with costumes which included giant inflatable minions and sumo wrestlers.
Tuesday saw more inspirational ideas as wisdom was demonstrated through quotes from great philosophers and thinkers. On Wednesday, citizenship was embraced – army uniforms and kandoras on show, girls took Arabic tea and coffee to staff and provided fresh dates decorated with UAE flags. The week culminated with Activities Day – activities relating to a variety of character strengths were tested and modelled – pupils competed in Hunger Games style activities, demonstrating zest and teamwork. They used wisdom and grit to escape the challenge chamber and demonstrated an appreciation of beauty and hope with beautiful origami paper cranes. All pupils participated in a yoga and meditation session which ended the day, embracing spirituality and self-control. Congratulations go to Green House who were the overall winners from the day.
A highlight of the day was the costume parade in which Black House excelled with their organisation of their Star Wars theme. Head of House Amna Bin Bishr AlMarri commented, ‘As Captain of Black Team, I like to approach my role with zest and humour which has helped me develop my leadership skills and creativity. My aim is to do my very best for the students of Black Team’. We hope this week provided a great launch for embedding the character strengths initiative throughout the school.
By: Susan Walker - House, Trips and Activities Joint Coordinator
Published: Monday, 20 February 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on the 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'. Latifa students supported the campaign by wearing something orange and they got involved in activities throughout the day that taught them about the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to use the Internet safely and creatively. They wrote top tips for staying safe online on the Safer Internet Day Wall and they decorated a cyber-safe emoji.
Thank you to everyone at Latifa who played their part to help make this day our most successful SID yet. Together we can help make the internet a place of kindness and respect!
By: Claire Marie Coyle - Head of ICT Secondary
Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Are you a star? With our new Rewards programme students in Years7-9 have the opportunity to be chosen as Star of the Month in each of their subject. Teachers will be looking for students showing star qualities in their lessons and will choose one star student each month from each of their classes. Our Stars of the Month will receive a certificate and be recognised for their achievement in department celebrations. Parents, look out for our SMS informing you of your daughter's success, so you can join in the celebrations too.
Our stars in Years 10-13 will be collecting our brand new Peacock Points for their positive attitude, effort, achievements, or anything else that deserves rewarding. Students can spend their 'Peaks’ each week at the Latifalicious shop or they can save up their peaks to claim a bigger reward such as a non-uniform day, class lunch, or a trip out.
Parents, be sure to check on your daughter's report cards to see how many Stars or Peaks she has earned. With these fantastic new rewards programmes it looks set to be a very rewarding year all round!
By: Rachel Moses