Head's Blog

Ms. Forsyth - Headmistress of Latifa School

Results and Start of the Year

Published: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

My warmest congratulations to Latifa students who have recently received AS and GCSE examination results. It is always delightful to see students reaping the rewards of their hard work and proving their capabilities. 

Special congratulations are due to Naila Al Moosa on her A level success, to Soraya Gargash for topping our AS results and to Maryam Khalifa Sulaiman who topped our GCSE results. 

I wish our leavers every success as they embark upon the next phase of their journey at University and I look forward to welcoming back all current students for the start of the new term at 7.30am on Sunday 10th September. 

Induction sessions for Year 7 and 12 will take place, ahead of this, on Thursday 7th September at 10.30am. Year 12 induction is for students only, but I encourage all Year 7 parents to attend induction with their daughter and meet her new teachers.

أتقدم بخالص التهاني لطالبات مدرسة لطيفة اللواتي حصلن مؤخراً على نتائج امتحانات AS و GCSE. لقد كان دائماً من دواعي سروري أن أرى طالباتنا يجنين ثمار اجتهادهن ويثبتن قدراتهن. 

وأتقدم بالتهنئة بشكل خاص للطالبة نائلة الموسى على نجاحها في امتحان المستوى A، والطالبة ثريا قرقاش لتصدرها نتائج امتحان AS، وإلى مريم خليفة سليمان التي تصدرت نتائج امتحان GCSE. 

كما أتمنى النجاح لطالباتنا الخريجات في المرحلة التالية من رحلتهن التعليمية في الجامعة، وأتطلع إلى الترحيب مرة أخرى بجميع طالباتنا لبدء فصل جديد الساعة 7:30 من صباح يوم الأحد الموافق 10 سبتمبر. 

وسيقام اليوم التعريفي للسنة 7 و 12 يوم الخميس الموافق 7 سبتمبر الساعة 10:30 صباحاً. وسيكون هذا اليوم للسنة 12 مقتصراً على الطالبات فقط إلا أنني اشجع جميع أولياء أمور طالبات السنة 7 على حضور اليوم التعريفي مع ابنتهم والتعرف على مدرساتها الجديدات.

Blog Archive

Published: Thursday, 16 March 2017

Latifa School was pleased to welcome visiting inspectors from Penta International for our recent quality assurance inspection for British School Overseas (BSO). The inspection, undertaken as part of the school’s development work, helps inform us how the school’s standards compare to those that apply to independent schools in the United Kingdom, taking into account our local requirements. 

We are delighted to report that the school met all of the standards required and has been recommended for BSO accredited status to the UK Department for Education. This accredited status, which is also recognised by KHDA, is one of the most rigorous that can be obtained worldwide. 

The inspection team’s detailed findings, contained in their post-inspection report, will be used to help build on our areas of strength and plan for future improvements. We look forward to sharing further details of their feedback with you in due course.

Published: Monday, 20 February 2017

As we work to widen our communication channels with parents and students, it has been pleasing this week to see so much more information being shared through electronic means. In surveys, parents have said they prefer communication by SMS and we have been successfully using this, with QR codes, to share the variety of information that is increasingly being made available on our recently updated website. As well as useful curriculum information, parents can also now access a number of key school policies via the website, including our new Child Protection Policy, which has been written in response to the release this year of the Federal Child Protection Law. Be sure to head to our Key Documents section to refer to this and other useful publications. 

Electronic communication with students has also been boosted with the installation of a display panel in the secondary dining hall. The school library is using the screen to introduce new books to students, the ICT department have used it to promote Safer Internet Day and it has been used extensively this week by the House teams to promote activities week Character events. Judging by the wonderfully innovative costumes and numerous demonstrations of Character Strengths across this school, the display panel is working very successfully as a communication tool.

Published: Monday, 28 November 2016

A key new initiative in Latifa’s Secondary School this year is the introduction of Tawasul time. This new timetable slot was created to allow students and form tutors dedicated connection time together each day to explore contemporary issues, both at Latifa School and in the wider world. A recent Tawasul topic has been Vision 2021, The National Agenda. Together, students have learned about the aim of Vision 2021 and have studied the goals the country is working towards. Across the school, each individual has been challenged to consider how they can ‘play their part’ and contribute to the success of Vision 2021. As a culmination of this topic, students from each year group recently presented assembly items, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of Vision 2021 and their commitment to its success. 

Please click here to see some of their work.

Published: Sunday, 28 August 2016

Latifa School has now reopened after the summer break and we are looking forward to welcoming staff and students to our new school year. Induction sessions for Year 7 and Year 12 students will be held on Thursday, 1st September  at 10.30 a.m. The regular term begins for all students on Sunday, 4th September and students should arrive by 7.20 a.m.Parents are reminded that uniform can be obtained from Magrudy’s on Jumeira Beach Road during their normal opening hours. Please call in and collect your daughter's uniform ahead of her first day in school. We look forward to sharing an exciting and successful year ahead with you and your daughters.