Every year, El Alsson Primary / Elementary School has a few dress-up theme days. Below is a list of those days, who they apply to and when they take place for parents to be prepared with costumes early on.
Halloween – Early Years (FS1, FS2, Y1 and Y2) and G1 - October
Please note that this academic year 2012-2013, we will not have Halloween as it will fall in our Half Term Holiday, instead, on the last school day before Eid we will be having a dress - up theme day to celebrate the Eid Festival. The school will be decorated by teachers and students in the run up to Eid and the children in the Primary/ Elementary School will come to school in traditional clothes to mark this event. Please note this and all dress - up days are optional. Some age groups will also be bringing snacks for their Eid party. the class teachers will inform you close to the time.
Christmas - All primary /elementary - December
In the run up to the Christmas holiday the children decorate their classrooms with ornaments and decorations that they have bought or made to make it look festive. They also buy or make little cards to send to their friends and family. We have a school Christmas post box in the playground whereby the prefects will deliver the cards to the classrooms. Charity Christmas cards are also on sale and often other seasonal items - all poceeds go to various charities. On the last day of the first term all Elementary & Primary (EY and KS2) come to school dressed up in anything red and/ or green. Some also wear Christmas type hats. During the day we hold Christmas class parties (the class teacher will let you know nearer the time what to bring in snack-wise). The younger children also get a visit from a very special person!
International Costume Day - All Primary Elementary - January
During International (older students) / Barnaby Bear (Early Years students) Week students will learn about different countries of the world. Barnaby Bear is organised to travel to different places during the year with different students and families and a record is kept of his activities. Barnaby helps us to understand about different people and places. On the last day of International Week, all the students dress up and bring snacks from the country/ countries they have focused on.
Book Week / Book Week Character Day - All Primary Elementary - March
We will be having a visit from an overseas author again this year. We will also be looking at various books and authors during this week and there will be a Book Fair at school. On the last day of this week, students dress up for Book Character Day, where they dress up in the theme of a character from one of their favourite books. They bring this book to school and share it with their class. We would like to remind parents that this is not a come to school dressed in any costume day, ie. not for example Power Rangers Day! But that of their favourite or one of favourite book characters.
Dress Up Theme Days often includes Ramadan /Eid and various festivals of the like World Cup Football dress up day, Egyptian Flag Day and whatever is topical of a given year.