Secondary Fine Arts Evening
Please join us this Thursday, June 13 for our Secondary Fine Arts Evening! The doors will open at 6:15pm for guests and performances will start at 6:30pm. Artwork will be displayed in the atrium through Wednesday, June 19.
Hope to see you there,
The RAS Arts Department
Class of 2019 Reception
Yesterday, we held a reception for the class of 2019 and their immediate families. The formal part of the evening started off with a welcome from Stephanie Miley, the American Chargé d'Affaires, who had graciously offered Villa America for this event. Following a word from Director Goudie and a speech to the seniors from Mark Exton, Secondary Principal, we were all treated t a slideshow highlighting each and everyone of the soon-to be-graduates.
New Secondary School Principal Handover
The Secondary Principal Designate, Dr Ted Fuller, visited RAS for a week of operational handover. He attended the weekly standing meetings, received briefings on a wide range of operational issues: he also had lunch with teacher groups and met students around school. The handover will continue virtually over the coming months.
An excerpt from Dr. Fuller's note to the Community:
"After spending this week in Rabat and at RAS, I find myself filled with both excitement and gratitude. I need to extend a heartfelt thank you to Principals Exton (big shoes to fill there) and Koenig for being gracious and thoughtful hosts for my time on and off campus, Director Goudie and Sylvie for a delightful stay in their guest residence, the entire RAS staff for being so helpful, friendly and welcoming, the board members and parents who took the time to meet with me, and finally the engaging and warm students who stopped to say hello or smile in my direction.
While I still have much to learn about RAS, I am beginning to build my knowledge and understanding of the school and its diverse, international community. I look forward to learning more as we prepare to embark on what we know will be an incredible journey. With a full schedule, I was not able to connect with everyone, but please know I look forward to making the time and space to build relationship with all of you."
High School Athletic Awards
In a change to tradition, the annual Athletics Awards have been split into middle school and high school awards ceremonies to take place during the school-day. It was wonderful to have all the high school students acknowledging the achievements of our representative athletes.
Across all teams, student achievement was recognized with the following awards:
Most Promising Player — awarded to the team member showing the greatest progress across the season;
Most Valuable Player — awarded to the team member demonstrating the greatest contribution to the team throughout the season;
Coach’s award — awarded to the athlete who did the most to pull the team together and who most exemplifies the values of the school in the competitive sports environment.
This week’s ceremony culminated with the award of the ‘Athlete of the Year’ and ‘Scholar-Athlete of the Year’ awards to both males and females. This year’s winners were as follows:
Male Athlete of the Year – Nick Hamann;
Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Badr Squali;
Female Athlete of the Year – Sabrina Touijer;
Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Anna Hamann.
PTA Cultures Day
The PTA extends their thanks to everyone who came out and made Cultures Day fantastic this year! So nice to see parents, teachers, students and their family and friends join together to celebrate our community. What a lovely vibe! A big thanks to the coordinating committee and to country representatives that each made their booths so colorful and fun and delighted us with activities, flavors and games!
Also, thanks to those behind the scenes - the administration for their support and to Mr. Hassan Amal and his team for setting up tables and boards and helping move everything and sometimes relocate things several times - all with a big smile!