Information for Secondary Pupils and Parents

08 Feb 2021

Dear Secondary Parents/Guardian,

Re: Notable second term events in the Secondary Department at Kuwait National English School

As you are all very much aware, the new variant of the coronavirus has led to rapidly escalating case numbers worldwide and I am very concerned about the rapid spread of the virus and possible impact it will have. I know that this is a very sad and anxious time for us all, as we all want our children to be in school.

Teaching and Learning: Kuwait National English School has been opened to staff every day since August 2020. We are teaching our students online using Microsoft education. Your child has had on-line synchronous classes since the beginning of this academic year. We appreciate how challenging the Covid-19 crisis has been for families, and particularly students. Please rest assured that we are working hard to support all students and parents in our school community as the pandemic evolves. My advice is that students continue to get up early each morning and connect with their learning according to their school timetable. It is also important to ensure students cater for their personal wellbeing by regularly exercising and taking breaks from schoolwork and study as part of their daily routine while schools are closed for them.

External Examinations from the United Kingdom: Kuwait National English School is a centre for external examination from the UK. All our students have been formally registered for the external examinations. Students facing examinations are asked to maintain their focus and to keep working in preparation for the exams. More information will be available in time. The boards are making every effort to support all students through this challenging time.

The most visible events for the second term are:



January 05 – 21, 2021

Registration for external examination from the UK

January 12, 2021

KNES Unifrog Student Launch (Age 16 – 18) (Time: 11:00 am)

January 28, 2021

Online Science and Technology fair

January 18 - 20, 2021

Online parental meetings (6:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

February 2021

COBIS Poetry Competition

February 01 – 10, 2021

Mangahigh COBIS Challenge 2021

February 07 – 14, 2021

Year 9 Option meetings

February 15, 2021

Secondary online assembly {Theme: National and world heritage}

February 21 – 25, 2021

Liberation and independence of Kuwait holiday

March 2021

Online sports day

March 24, 2021

French competition (Year 7 – 11)

March 28 – April 01

Spring holiday 

My concern, as always is, with the health and safety and mental health of all of our students, parents and staff and I do not want to put any of them under any unnecessary risk. You can be rest assured that we endeavour to do our best to provide the best teaching and learning that we can under these very challenging circumstances. However, we also want to make sure we can reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe

Thank you once again for your continued support and understanding. 

Yours sincerely, 

Dr. Raouf Khodabocus, BSc, MSc, PhD, FCIC (Canada)

Head of Secondary, Kuwait National English School, Hawally, Kuwait