School News from the Head of Secondary March 2021

24 Mar 2021

Dear Secondary parents,                                                                                                

Re: Reflections on the pandemic and reopening plans

At Kuwait National English School, our staff have worked extra hard to adapt our instructional and assessment materials in the light of COVID-19 and our students have really shown resilience by the way they have embraced a different way of learning. I am sure that KNES students handled the online synchronous learning challenge quite well. However, our students definitely missed their school; they miss their friends, teachers and classroom. Schools are central to children’s development, safety and well-being. School children rely on their school as a place where they can interact with their peers, seek support, enjoy socio-economic factors, hygiene services, psychosocial support and more.  We must continue to invest in children’s education and prioritise reopening schools. Returning to the richness of an in-person school experience must be the way forward.

Ramadan 2021 in Kuwait:

o   The Holy Month of Ramadan will begin in the evening of Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and end in the evening of Thursday, May 13, 2021 (Dates may vary). A Ramadan time table will be given to our students in the near future.


GUST High School Mathematics Competition – Saturday March 27, 2021

v Kuwait National English School secondary students will be participating in the 7th GUST High School Math Competition on Saturday 27th March from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. There will be three main components – the team presentation, the team math challenge and the individual race. 


Dates for your diary:       


*       {March 25, 2021} – Last day of the second term.

*       {Sunday March 28, 2021 - Thursday April 01, 2021} – Spring holiday 

*       {Thursday April 08, 2021} – Second Term Examination Reports to parents


This pandemic is a global problem and as an educational institution, we have put our hands up to be part of the solution. In our reopening plans we are working towards a successful and safe return to in-person learning for all children in September 2021.

Yours sincerely,

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

Head of Secondary, Kuwait National English School

Hawally, Kuwait

Please reregister for the next Academic Year 2021/2022 as soon as possible.