First Day of Term Sunday 10th September

Posted: May 6th, 2017
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CIE IGCSE Results Released on Thursday 10th August

Posted: March 21st, 2017




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To read our latest Inspection report click on the BSO Inspected logo below.

Posted: March 21st, 2017
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Year 9 Option Booklet

Posted: January 10th, 2017

Year 9 Options Booklet – 2017

Questions you would like answered during the options evening

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Google and Chromebook parents information evening

Posted: January 10th, 2017

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To read our latest Inspection report click on the BSO Inspected logo below.

Posted: January 21st, 2016
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Certificates for the June 2015 CIE & Edexcel Examinations are now available for collection.

Posted: October 22nd, 2015
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TEA Honour Board

Posted: October 6th, 2015

An honour board has been introduced in the reception area to showcase our students’ achievements. It displays the Class of 2015 IGCSE results as well as various positions of responsibility such as Head Students and Chairperson of the Student Council. It also holds the name of the only achiever of the TEA Medal Gold Award. It is a great way to credit these hardworking students while encouraging younger ones to follow their example and aspire to one day have their name forever immortalised in TEA.


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TEA Talk Interview with Mr Vernall

Posted: May 14th, 2015

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National Day Celebrations

Posted: February 19th, 2015

National Day Celebrations

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School Closed 24th & 25th January

Posted: January 23rd, 2015

Saturday and Sunday have been declared days of mourning as a mark of respect for the passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. School will be closed on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th January.

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International Week

Posted: January 22nd, 2015

Pictures from today’s International week parade.
International Day

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Student Council Elections

Posted: December 18th, 2014

Student Council elections held on Thursday the 18th of December.

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BSME Music Festival 2014-15

Posted: December 11th, 2014

BSME MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014-15 Co-hosted by TEA & NES with the final concert held at TEA on the 30th of November.

BSME Music

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Year 10 History Group visit British Embassy

Posted: November 11th, 2014

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Cancer Awareness Week

Posted: October 23rd, 2014

We proudly raised 954 KD for breast cancer awareness this week! A big thank you to everyone that contributed!unnamed

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Lakeland at Fun Day

Posted: October 22nd, 2014
We would like to thank Lakeland for coming to TEA on Fun Day and helping us decorate cakes! Students loved the activity and there was a queue before we opened the door. Everyone was very excited especially because we got to decorate our cakes in house colours.
Lakeland gifted us a cup cake maker so we can make and decorate delicious cup cakes! You can visit Lakeland at Marina Mall or take a catalogue from Mrs Reid.
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Former Student Interview

Posted: September 24th, 2014

Anna Vislocka, a former TEA Student, came to school today to visit since she was spending some time in Kuwait. The Web Team had the pleasure of interviewing Anna about her TEA experience.

  1. Can you tell us a little bit about your life after TEA? Where do you live now and what are you studying?

After graduating, I went back home to Prague. I decided to go to the Metropolitan University and get my bachelor degree in Anglophone Studies. I then went on to do my Masters degree in International Relations.

  1. Can you describe your TEA experience in 1 word?


  1. What was your first impression when you walked into the new building?

When I walked into the new building, I was so surprised! It’s huge! The receptionists and teachers remembered me, which made me very happy. I really like the new building but I miss the small building as well.

  1. What did you miss most about TEA when you went to college?

I missed the atmosphere. As I mentioned before, TEA has a very family-like atmosphere.

  1. What advice would you give to students graduating this year?

Study, study, study! Use your private study lessons wisely and don’t waste any time. Regarding career options, I encourage everyone to choose what they really want to do not what they thought was the good choice.

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Welcome Back!

Posted: September 14th, 2014

Welcome back all students and staff to the new academic year. We would like to extend a warm welcome to the new teachers and students joining this year. Good luck and have a fantastic year!

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Secondary New Student Evening

Posted: September 14th, 2014

Every year the Student Council organises an evening to welcome all our new students and staff to The English Academy. New students are encouraged to invite one guest to join them for the night. The evening features plenty of activities, entertainment as well as refreshments. This is a great way for new students to get to know each other, spend time with other students and make new friends. The event will be held on the 29th of September from 5.30 pm to 8 pm.

Written by Dirk Bloem 9L and Sarah Tonbol 11Y

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Posted: August 21st, 2014

The CIE official provisional paper statements of result is now available for collection.

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IGCSE Mathematics Re-sit Times

Posted: May 22nd, 2014

The examinations will be on Sunday 1st June at the following times

Syllabus Component Start time  Duration
Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics 0580 12 (Core) 10:00 1h
Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics 0580 22 (Extended) 10:00 1h30m
Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics 0580 32 (Core) 13:00 2h
Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics 0580 42 (Extended) 13:00 2h30m

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Florida Trip 2014

Posted: May 4th, 2014

Florida 2014

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Malaysia Trip 2014

Posted: April 30th, 2014

Malaysia 2014

Malaysia? Don’t ask about it! The trip was extraordinary. We had various activities to do like snorkeling and forest trekking. The days we spent there were amazing.

When we first got to Malaysia we went to a shopping mall right next to the twin towers, we had lots of fun that day.

But, that was not the best part. As soon as we arrived at the sensational Tioman Island we went for a practice snorkel. On the following days we did lots of activities like snorkelling –in one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. We went snorkelling in lots of areas; like deep and shallow waters, a mangrove, and the best part was the free snorkel at the end. We also went trekking in the rainforest, and did a coastal transect- examining the population of marine snails and sea cucumbers.

Unfortunately all the fun has to come to an end. We had to go on the ferry the long bus ride, back to Kuala Lumpur and then back home. Even though the bus journey was long it was the best we ever had in our lives. Actually, the whole trip was the best we had in our lives!

Written by: Ebraheem AlQattan Year 9

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Well, shiver me timbers – 2Y visited Year 10 students today!

Posted: April 27th, 2014

Year 10 wrote exciting and original pirate stories which they also illustrated for Year 2. The older students then read these tales to their younger visitors who seemed to enjoy them immensely.  


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Sixth Form

Posted: April 22nd, 2014
imageimageLast day at school for many. Students were given lots of awards and certificates for their achievements. Many of them have secured places at universities all over the world. Good luck to them as they move on to the next stage of their lives. 
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The Black and White Dinner 2014

Posted: April 17th, 2014


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Web Team Awards 2014

Posted: April 13th, 2014


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Mother’s day

Posted: March 20th, 2014

Mother’s day cards created by year 8 for their mothers. All included poems they created themselves expressing their love and thanks to their mothers.

Mother's Day

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The environment club adopt a beach project.

Posted: March 17th, 2014

Environment club students cleaning up the beach as part of the adopt a beach project.


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Scholarship Poster

Posted: March 6th, 2014

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The Hawally Cup

Posted: March 5th, 2014

 TEA hosted the first competition for schools within Hawally on 4th March 2014. KNES, Cambridge and KINES were invited to attend the tournament however only KNES and Cambridge could attend.

TEA entered an A and a B team, all students had previously participated in a KFSAC benchball tournament so they were familiar with the game. Mr Sinclair the coach was very excited about the tournament as the team had came 4th in the KFSAC tournament.

Cambridge and KNES arrived and were very excited about the tournament ahead having seen the medals and trophies on display. Parents and teachers also came from all schools to support the event.

The games commenced with Miss Rowberry and Mr Day Umpriing.

Round 1
TEA A 10          KNES 4
TEA B 2            CES 4

Round 2
TEA A 3            TEA B 1
KNES 6            CES 4

Round 3
TEA B 1             KNES 8
TEA A 10           CES 2

After the rounds TEA A was in first place, KNES in second place, CES in third and TEA B in fourth place.

CES went on to play TEA B in the 3rd and 4rd playoff and TEA A against KNES in the final.

After a great performance from all the students the final positions were:-

1st TEA  A
2nd KNES
3rd CES
4th TEA B
A great tournament enjoyed by all schools, parents and teachers.

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Year 9 Physics experiments with Mr Greenfield

Posted: February 20th, 2014

 This class is the Year 9 Accelerated class and they were taking measurements to investigate the specific heat capacity (SHC) of metal. This is part of their progress in the Thermal Physics unit at IGCSE level.

Physics in Action

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BSME Music Festival

Posted: February 16th, 2014

For more information on the BSME Music Festival click the link below:

BSME Music Festival 2014 Website 1

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TEA’s More Able, Gifted and Talented Project

Posted: January 30th, 2014
In light of Kuwait’s Liberation Day, students who are part of The English Academy’s More Able, Gifted and Talented programme are required to produce a poster, newspaper article, poem, cartoon, painting or music composition depicting anything associated with Kuwait’s Liberation day. Poems may be written in Arabic. Work should be no larger than A3 size and should be handed in by 6th February 2014 to Mrs Murphy  in room 128 for Primary students or Mrs Hendriks in room 212 for Secondary students.
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Health Week

Posted: January 26th, 2014

Health week begins next week, which is the 2nd of February, and it will be amazing because everybody will get the chance to ask for help from their parents, or a friend to sponsor them during the stairathon. The stairathon is an activity where pupils in both primary and secondary will be walking up and down the stairs, for every floor, your sponsor will donate some money. Also, during health week, the nutrition department organizes a sandwich bar to encourage pupils to eat healthy. 

By: Bassel El Dabaa 6R

Health Week is an event that the school hosts annually and one that the students look forward to. This year is no different. Health Week will be from the 2nd of February to the 6th of February with a sponsored stairathon and mufti day taking place on Thursday the 6th. There will also be a sandwich bar open on Monday for Year 2 and Tuesday for Year 1. The sandwich bar will be open every day of Health Week for KS2 to KS5 students during break times. And as is tradition, the money raised from the sponsored event will go to a charity. This year the charity is BACCH. The sponsored event will be a stairathon where students walk up and down the stairs with money being collected from sponsors for every floor. This will happen on Thursday afternoon. The mufti day will be on Thursday and will cost 500 fils to come dressed in sports wear. Last year we helped raise enough money to fund a Bayt Abdullah documentary, can we do it again?

Written by Dirk Bloem 8B

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Kuwait International Educators’ Conference For Parents

Posted: January 14th, 2014

The conference will be held 24 – 26 January at Al Bayan Bilingual school.

Click below for details –

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Primary Sports Update

Posted: January 12th, 2014

Football Results







Under 11 girls- football

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New school photos

Posted: January 12th, 2014


6th form ICT lessons



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Reception arabic and islamic classes

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Student Council Elections

Posted: December 12th, 2013

Student Council elections took place on the 12th of December. It was a very exciting experience for all candidates as they gave speeches to their peers convincing them that they deserve their votes. The results were announced during 2nd break. Congratulations to all new members!

Hana Makhlouf

Web Team Manager

Council Election

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Mr Greenfield performs in Aladdin production

Posted: December 11th, 2013

Mr. C. Greenfield (Physics) will be performing in the Staged In Kuwait (SIK) production of ‘Aladdin’ on December 12/13/14.

He will be playing the role of Wishee Washee, the brother of the titular character, Aladdin.

The story takes audiences on a journey from China to Egypt as Aladdin aims to realise his dream of marrying the beautiful Princess Say Wen. Aladdin, Wishee and their mother, Widow Twankey have to fend off the interference from Abanazar, who is trying to use his magic for evil motives.

There are plenty of laughs and jokes along the way as well as many musical numbers performed by the all star ensemble.

Student Council Elections (Year 7 – 10)

Posted: November 24th, 2013

The Student Council elections will take place on Thursday 12th December.

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TEAM Awards

Posted: November 24th, 2013

Last year the school came up with a new way to reward students for various things that they do in school, thus the TEAM (The English Academy Medal) award was born. There are 3 tiers that can be earned: bronze, silver and gold. The award works on a points system, where you get points for everything you do, with different things being worth different amounts of points. These include positions of responsibilities, extra curricular activities, attendance and punctuality.

On Thursday, the school handed out the awards to the people who had earned enough points for a bronze award. The silver and gold awards are due to be given out during the next assembly.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 8B

Philippines Appeal

Posted: November 19th, 2013

On Thursday 14th of November, TEA announced that we would be having a Philippines appeal to help the people affected by the devastating typhoon. Students were very keen to help such a strong cause and have worked extremely hard to aid those in need. We would like to thank everyone that contributed towards helping all the people in need of these clothes.
Hana Makhlouf
Web Team Manager

TEA Philippines Appeal

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This year’s new books arrived!

Posted: November 3rd, 2013

A new shipment of books has arrived to the school Library. All the librarians are currently helping with organising the new books and hopefully the new books will be on the shelves available for borrowing by mid-November. Make sure you check them out!
By: Zeyad Nagger 6G

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Mufti Day

Posted: October 27th, 2013

The English Academy organise three mufti days a year. During the mufti day students and teachers pay KD 0.500 and come dressed in non-uniform. The money raised by the council is used to organise various events throughout the year. This year the student council donated KD100 from the money collected to cancer awareness.

Written by; Seema Mohammed Year 10

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Primary New Student BBQ

Posted: October 20th, 2013

Each year the Student Council like to welcome new students to the school by organising a barbecue. Because there are so many new students this year, Primary students are having their own barbecue. New students  are encouraged to bring a new friend they have made at school to the BBQ.

In the BBQ, there will be activities such as dodge ball, football, musical chairs/statues, penalty shoot outs, etc.

Date: 29th October 2013

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:30-8:00

Years from: 4 – 6

By: Kariman 6G & Zeyad 6G

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Mr. Greenfield Visits The University Of Houston-Clear Lake

Posted: October 6th, 2013

Mr. Greenfield has recently been invited by the University of Houston-Clear Lake to attend an award ceremony. This university was created at the request of NASA four decades ago to serve as a resource for the educational and research needs of NASA. The web team interviewed him to know the details, and here’s what he said:
1) When will you be travelling?
I will be missing a few school days as I will be leaving on 14th October and returning on the 21st October.

2) Where are you going?
I’ll be going to the University of Houston-Clear Lake

3) What are you doing there?
UHCL will be organising an award ceremony. I nominated an astronaut for the Distinguished Alumni; Mike Fincke. Mike Fincke has been chosen for this award.

4) Why do you have to be present there?
Since I nominated this astronaut, I need to be there to present the award to him.

5) Did you volunteer to do this, or did NASA request you?
Neither, since I’m the nominator, I have to be there anyway.

6) What did you like about working in NASA?
Its good fun, I can talk to the people who have been on the moon, I like the fact that I can bring experiences from NASA to my lessons and enrich the students interest in physics.

7) What did you not like about working in NASA?
Budget cuts; I hate those since they’re the reason why I’m here. It’s a shame that we can’t do as much now as we did few years ago.

8) How is your experience in TEA so far?
It’s great fun since I got to meet new students. I can see a desire for success and learning. They bombard me with a lot of questions since they have a thirst for knowledge. It’s hard to describe.

9) What kind of advice would you like to give to a student who would want to pursue a career that involves working in the field of Astrosciences or physics, possibly with NASA?
Work hard, start looking at career options involving your field of interest and do your best. It can be any field in science and technology, not necessarily NASA.

Written and Interviewed by: Seema Mohammed|, 10-G

Parent Consultation Afternoon

Posted: October 6th, 2013

The Parent Consultation afternoon will be for primary, year 7 and new students to secondary. It will be held on the 9th of October from 2:30pm to 5pm.  The primary students will also have a parent consultation day on Thursday 10th of October from 9am to 3pm.

By: Sara Makhlouf year 7


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6th Form Gathering

Posted: October 6th, 2013

The sixth form gathering was held on Thursday the 19th of September to celebrate the Class of 2013’s examination results. Teachers and members of staff were invited to enjoy food that the sixth formers provided. This was a great opportunity for students and teachers to socialize.

We would like to congratulate the Class of 2013!

Written by:

Sandy Mudiyanse

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Breakfast Club

Posted: September 30th, 2013

Starting last Sunday, 22nd of September, Our food technology department has been organizing an everyday breakfast club for students. It consists of fresh and healthy food such as toast, cereals and delicious fruits. It opens early in the morning in the food technology lab – room 311 and closes before line-up. Students in primary have been enjoying the club and having a healthy start to the day. Senior students have volunteered to help in preparing breakfast for the juniors every morning.

Hana Makhlouf
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Sixth Form Impression of the New Building

Posted: September 22nd, 2013

The first thing that comes to mind when we think of our new school building is our sixth form area. In comparison to the old school building, we have a much bigger space that is very well designed. The sixth form area was designed by a young ambitious Kuwaiti designer. It features a vintage ceiling, with modern light fixtures and a custom made carpet.

The sixth formers are able to make most of their time by utilising the facilities available to them, which include a furnished kitchen, a Wi-Fi connection, four private study rooms, as well as a fully equipped classroom.

Aside from the sixth form area, the school boasts several science laboratories, a large theatre, a dance studio and a fitness room. We also get two playgrounds and a brand new canteen.

Overall, the sixth form students are extremely impressed with the new building and looking forward to a fruitful and prosperous year.

Written By Hana Faez, Moataz Bashir, Sandy Mudiyanse

Secondary Impression of the New Building

Posted: September 22nd, 2013

2013, A new era in the history of TEA

The 4th of September 2013 ushered in a new era in the history of TEA. As they say, you only get one shot at first impressions and the new building certainly did make an impression. For a start, the classrooms and corridors are bigger which makes it feel a lot more welcoming. The carousel subjects have also been given a major upgrade with more computer labs, an art store room and a much bigger hall for PE purposes as well as a school theatre for drama and school plays. I personally think that this is a massive leap forward for the school and can only result in great things for TEA.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 8B

Primary Impression of the New Building.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013

Moving from primary to secondary is a big step, especially if it is a new building. The first thought that came to our minds was how organised and huge the new building was. Since the pupils in Year 6 and Years 10-13 started a few days earlier, they had the advantage of getting to know the school more comfortably on their own.

We were wholly impressed with the new computer labs because of the new equipment and the structure of the rooms. 

In addition, we were helped by sixth form students and teachers to find our classrooms. We are looking forward to exploring the amazing new facilities that the new building has to offer.

Omnia Alsayed 7B
Sara Makhlouf 7B

Congratulations Class Of 2013!

Posted: September 22nd, 2013

We would like to congratulate all of our year 11, 12 and 13 students on their outstanding performance at IGCSE, AS and A2 level.

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Posted: May 16th, 2013

Grad 2013
Saturday, 4th of May, was the day when the Class of 2013 finally reached the time many of them had greatly anticipated their graduation. It was held at the Regency Hotel ballroom which was filled with the family and friends of the year 11 graduates who came to cheer and support.

The ceremony consisted of two parts: formal and informal. Performances by the school choir, speeches by two graduates (Hana Faez and Khaled Al-Sabah), speeches by the principle (Mr. Vernall) and the owner of the school (Mrs. Al-Sayer) and the handing out of certificates made up the formal part of the evening. The informal part was composed of a video of the graduates and finally, the throwing of their caps.

Overall, it was a successful night and both students and guests enjoyed the evening.

Congratulations, Class of 2013!

Written by Nadiah TuanZaid Year 10

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Junior Informal Concerts

Posted: May 12th, 2013

Through the course of the year Mrs Stocks has been offering after-school music lessons. With the help of Mrs Stocks the students occasionally arrange after-school informal ‘concerts’. Anyone can come watch and the students are encouraged to get their parents to attend. The students get to show off what they have learnt while the parents watch in wonder. The concerts are usually held in the music room. There are group acts as well as solo acts to help students develop the ability to play together in a group.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G

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TEA Primary Cricket Tournament

Posted: May 12th, 2013

cricket photos for website
On the 4th May 2013 the TEA primary school cricket team (a group of students who showed skill during the after-school practices) took part in a competition against 4 other schools. The schools taking part included TEA, BSK, TES, NES and KES. Unfortunately our team didn’t win the tournament. All the boys had an opportunity to sharpen both their batting and fielding skills in addition to bowling 5 overs each. All the students thoroughly enjoyed it and although they didn’t win, they all learnt something; helping them prepare for the next tournament.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G

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Donation to Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice

Posted: May 8th, 2013


On Thursday the 18th April 2013, the CEO of Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BACH), Miss Rasha Al-Hamad came to collect the money TEA raised for BACH. The school had fund raised over KD 3000 during Health Week for BACH and Miss Rasha al-Hamad was presented with a large cheque during morning line-up by Mr. Vernall.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G

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Paris Trip

Posted: May 6th, 2013

Paris 2013

France was simply amazing. The days we spent there were astonishing. As soon as we landed, we were off on a river cruise and then lunch at the ‘Tour Eiffel’. Later that morning we went to Chateau De Grande Romaine. It had beautiful natural surroundings. That afternoon and evening we took part in many challenging activities.

The next day we were on our way to Disneyland Paris. It was a day filled with discovery, freedom and fun.

The day after that, we had quite a long bus journey to Normandy. This is a place, everyone should see! A place of exquisite charm soaked in history. There we spent every day doing 3 different out door activities, ranging from rock climbing to abseiling and fencing. One day we visited the local market. There were many different things to look at and buy.

On the Final Night – what better way than to spend time together as the TEA family round a campfire, singing songs, sharing stories and roasting marshmallows!

This trip was breathtaking and unforgettable.

by Zain Al Ansari 8Y


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Cyprus Trip 2013

Posted: April 30th, 2013


The Cyprus trip started 20th of April 2013. The 17 silver award students flew to Cyprus where they got settled in to the Souli Beach Hotel for 2 days. They then had to do their practice hike in which they walked approximately 10km. On the third day, the students were taken by bus to their starting point, the expedition started! They had 3 exciting days of trekking ahead of them. The teams were required to cook, to trek and to camp at night. On the 24th of April, the 3 teams successfully arrived back to the hotel. The students were very exhausted but overjoyed. The next day, they left Cyprus with unforgettable memories and pride.

Hana Makhlouf- 9B


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Quran competition

Posted: April 18th, 2013


The English Academy students recently took part in the Kuwait Quran competition against all other private schools. Our students achieved high scores and won amazing prizes. Congratulations to all our contestants and well done!

Hana Maklouf Y9

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Student Council News

Posted: April 18th, 2013

 On Wednesday 14th April the secondary student council surprised the chairperson as this was his last council meeting. The council prepared a thank you card for the chairperson and his deputies. Islam Salah Eldin, NailahFaez and Nabilah Tuan: THANK YOU!

Islam with card

One of the student council members said: “This was an unforgettable year, thank you Islam!”

By Hana Maklouf Y9

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International Award – Silver Award Expedition

Posted: April 9th, 2013

This year the International Award – Silver Award Expedition will be held in Cyprus.

As our students prepare for their 2013 International Award Silver qualifying expedition, Interaxion has created a webpage especially for TEA students to keep up to date and check the Itinerary and other trip details.

Click the logo for more details.

Int Award


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Student Council’s Treasure Hunt and Quiz Night

Posted: April 7th, 2013

On the 3rd of April 2013 the TEA Student Council hosted the first TEA School Treasure Hunt and Quiz Night. It was a huge success with more than sixty people taking part in groups of three to six. The Student Council decorated the main areas the treasure hunt was to take place in, this included red carpet, scary and carnival areas. Clues and riddles were written and the treasure was hidden…but unfortunately it was found within ten minutes by an extremely lucky group! It was a shame but the rest of the evening went off smoothly with the Student Council selling hot dogs, popcorn, water, sprite, cotton candy and corn in cups. The Quiz Night had many different categories but the most interesting by far was the interactive part as participants had to dress up in a set amount of time and perform other entertaining activities. We hope this would turn into an annual event in the years to come!

treasure hunt

Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G


Dragon’s Den

Posted: April 7th, 2013

On Thursday, 4th of April, the English Academy primary department decided to make a simulation of BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Four Year 9 students were selected to judge projects made by Year 5 students. It was a truly memorable experience as the year 5 students learned to present their projects and persuade the judges to endorse them. The pupils worked extremely hard and the prize was to go to Mr. Vernall and present their project so that it can be put on display in the new school. The decision was tough as all contestants did their best. Mr. Longworth and the four judges had to come to a decision.

Dragon's den

The winners were:

• 1st place: The Surprise Button & The Educational Tab.
• 2nd place: The Reality Tablet
• 3rd place: The Board Changer

“I had so much fun and those ideas were very creative”
–Marwan ElKhodary, judge.

Written By: Hana Makhlouf
Web Team Manager/Judge at Dragon’s Den

Website Survey

Posted: April 4th, 2013

The International Award Trip – Gold Level

Posted: March 24th, 2013

On the 22nd of February to the 1st of March, as part of the International Award Gold Level, a group of senior students travelled to Nepal. They participated in challenging activities, such as trekking, hiking and camping in the Himalayas.

As part of the residential project, they painted a school and educated local pupils. They found the expedition rewarding, as they experienced life outside Kuwait, giving them a refreshing outlook on life. They learnt how to work in teams, and to survive independently. Despite the trials that they faced, they had a very memorable experience!


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Parents Consultation Day – 21st of March

Posted: March 24th, 2013

On Thursday the 21st of March, TEA held a Parents Consultation Day, where parents discussed with teachers how their children are doing academically.

The whole day turned out to be a success with help from the year 10s, who were acting as guides and translators for the first time. 

A team of Year 10s and Year 9s organised a café where teachers, students and parents were able to purchase drinks during the breaks. The café was managed by Masha Mihailovic, and her team which included Lulwa, Aya and Zeina Taqi, and Layal Zuabi. They sold coffee, cupcakes, amazing Russian teacakes and croissants.

By Hana Faez,  Year 11

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Students Visit New TEA!

Posted: March 3rd, 2013

The English Academy has recently been taking groups of students to visit the new TEA building which is located in Hawally. Students who have been there include those from Year 8, Year 11 and members of the Student Council. Soon some primary and more of secondary year groups will be going. Students will take a tour around the school and will see the improvements that are taking place. Can you predict what it will be like when everything is fully finished?

Written By: Omnia Al-Sayed & Sara Makhlouf 6B.

Introducing MyiMaths

Posted: March 3rd, 2013

Our school Maths Department has invested in a website called “”. MyiMaths offers a fully interactive, online mathematics learning solution for all ages and all abilities, where students can do online homework and online practice to improve their mathematical abilities. From Level 2 to A-Level, everyone can enjoy 24-hour access whether at school, at home or on holiday. The website is written by experienced maths teachers and is specifically aimed at pupils and their teachers.

Sara Tonbol and Nailah Faez

Health Week – Thank You!

Posted: February 20th, 2013

Health Week was a huge success in primary this year with lots of fun activities going on throughout the week. Every day the Enterprise team sold smoothies at break time, using healthy fruity ingredients. Each class from Year 1 to 6 focused on a sport or sports person for the week, from Rugby to Kung Fu, Mohammad Ali to Chris Hoy.


Every morning all pupils joined in a ‘Wake and Shake’ aerobics routine led by two instructors from Dasman Diabetic Centre (DDC). On Monday Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a sunny Sports Day and on Tuesday Year 5 and 6 also competed in their sports day. Also on Monday and Tuesday, Year 4 and 5 took part in a Nutrition workshop led by a nutritionist from DDC where they found out about healthy eating and tried some delicious fruit parfaits! On Wednesday the primary department had an aquatic themed day where they listened to a talk by Naif Alkatrash, a Kuwaiti swimmer. He talked about water safety, swimming techniques and the importance of eating healthily and exercising. On Thursday Year 1 and 2 did a Walkathon, I wonder who did the most laps around the playground?!

Primary Presentations

Year 3 to 6 took part in a Stretch and Strengthen fundraiser. They were sponsored by friends and family to exercise for over half an hour with yoga instructor Wilmarie from Sahara Resort. Each class nominated a Healthy Hero…who is the healthiest of them all?!

A special thank you to all the teachers, Mrs Sinclair, Dr Bahareh Azizi and her team from Dasman Diabetic Centre, Naif Alkatrash and Wilmarie Greyling at Sahara Resort.

Mrs Connor
Head of Primary

Student Council Visit-New TEA

Posted: February 17th, 2013

On Thursday the 14th of February both the junior and the senior student council members went to visit the new English Academy building. Whilst the building was not yet completed they were given a tour of the new building’s main features. They visited all 5 floors and were informed of things such as:
• The new building will have 5 floors; these include a basement, 4 floors and the roof.
• It will have three music rooms as well as a recording room and practice rooms.
• It will have three art rooms and seven science labs, one of which is a demonstration lab.
• It will have four computer labs.
• A theatre seating 450 people.
The building is in Hawally and is not hard to get to and also has a parking space. It has a lot of windows letting in a great deal of natural light which means that no room, with the exception of the basement, is ever going to be dark except for at night.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G

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Upcoming National Day Celebrations

Posted: February 17th, 2013

From 1961, every 25th of February marks the celebration of the National Day of Kuwait. Here in The English Academy, primary students dress up in Kuwaiti traditional clothes. In addition, the school is decorated with pictures of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait and Kuwaiti flags. Students from Key stage 1 sing, dance and wave flags in the morning. Before the end of the day students gather forming the Kuwaiti flag for a picture.

Written by:
Sandy Mudiyanse, 11B
Omnia Al Sayed, 6B

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Health Week Questionnaire

Posted: February 17th, 2013

Click the link below to view a questionnaire designed by 2 of our year 6 students:

Health Week Questionnaire

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Health Week!

Posted: February 10th, 2013

Health is Wealth!

TEA’s Health Week was held from the 3rd to the 7th of February. Students and teachers were heavily involved in promoting healthy eating and exercise. The whole school had lots of fun participating in bleep tests, eating fresh fruits, healthy sandwiches and drinking smoothies.

Here are a few pictures taken during the week showing the fabulous contribution of teachers and students in making Health Week a succesful event.

Written by: Sanduni Mudiyanse, 11B 3526Health Week

Coming soon, ‘Oliver!’

Posted: February 10th, 2013

TEA’s forthcoming drama production of the musical, ‘Oliver’ will hopefully be staged in the new school in April. The drama team has already performed in ‘Cinderella’ last term, but now want to show off the fantastic new stage to parents before we move in.
Some of our favourite young actors will be starring in the production, which comprises of six narrated, all singing and dancing, scenes from the musical. However, this time both secondary and primary have united to produce this modernised version of an old classic. 

An art competition – in conjunction with the drama department – will be exhibiting a display of the students’ entries at the new school, so you can view their work when you come and see the production! The display will have a collection of graphic art, textiles and sculptures describing the modernized Oliver Twist. Dates have not yet been finalised – so watch this space!

Ms Constantinou

Health Week Update

Posted: February 3rd, 2013

It’s health week! That means healthy food, sports and all about being fit! In Key stage 2, Health week includes SPORTS DAY occurring through the week. Different fruits are given out; there is a Sandwich Bar and SMOOTHIES made by the E-Team which you can buy any break during the whole week! There is variety of activities going on; for example, the Kuwaiti Swimmer will be paying us a visit. On Thursday, a sports mufti day is going to take place. Students go to school wearing sports wear and instead of having a walkathon at the end of the day we have a ‘Stretch & Strengthen’ activity. All the money collected from mufti day and the Strength and Stretch activity will be donated to Bayt Abdullah hospice (BACH)! Don’t forget the towels and money!

By: Omnia Al-Sayed and Sara Makhlouf Year 6.

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Health Week Schedule

Posted: February 3rd, 2013

•      Sunday 3rd – Thursday 7th                           Sandwich Bar 2nd break
•      Sunday 3rd                                                  Bleep Test 3rd break Years 9 and 10
•      Monday 4th                                                  Fruit Feast and Guess the Fruit hosted by 6th Form, 1st break
•      Monday 4th                                                  Skipping competition 3rd break Year 7 and 8
•      Tuesday 5th                                                 Fruit Feast and Guess the Fruit hosted by 6th Form, 1st break
•      Tuesday 5th                                                 Skipping competition 3rd break Year 9 and finals

•      Wednesday 6th                                           Bleep Test 3rd break  -Years 11 / 12 and 13

•      Thursday 7th                                               KS3 sports mufti
•      Thursday 7th                                               Bleep Test 3rd break Year 7 / 8
•      Thursday 7th                                               KS3 sponsored “Stretch and Strengthen’ session

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100 House Point pupils in KS1 (2011 – 2012)

Posted: January 29th, 2013

During the last academic year (2011 – 2012), these former Year 1 and Year 2 students achieved 100 House points. They have worked extremely hard to achieve these, well done!


Code Name Form
2994 Natalie ‘EL SAYEGH, 03R
3026 Farida ‘MAHMOUD, 03Y
3413 Fatma ‘MATHKORI, 03Y
2975 Malak ‘MOHAMMAD, 03Y
2989 Sandra ‘FARAH, 03G
3023 Dhay ‘AL ONAIZI, 03G
3131 Hussein KATHIM, 03Y
3417 Eisa ‘HUSAIN, 03Y
3108 Yousef ‘ABUSUKHEILAH, 03G
2960 Ahmad ‘AL AKHRASS, 03G
3015 Mohammad ‘AL ARAR, 03G


Code Name Form
3230 Hussein ‘ZAYED, 02R
3343 Ahmad ‘REDHA, 02R
3696 Joshua ‘HALSALL, 02G
3188 Omar ‘ABO ASKAR, 02R
3222 Fatma ‘ENKI, 02R
3564 Liane ‘KHASHAWI, 02G

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Year 6 Prefects Term 2!

Posted: January 7th, 2013

Applications were collected last term to select the new Year 6 Prefects for Term 2. It was a very difficult decision as there were so many thoughtful and interesting applications.
This morning the following pupils were announced as the new Prefects for this term.
Congratulations to the new Prefects and we wish them luck in their new roles!





 Yassmin Yasser 3373 Osama Al Fayez 2775 Farah Ahmed 3383

 Al Joud Al Asfour 2370

 Jana Al Shaya 2721 Nada Zaki 3885 Hussein Ali Salman 2397

 Khalid Hassan 3939

 Abdullah Mustafawi 2578

 Abdullah Fetit 3991

 Khalid Al Shaiji 2382

 Anas Salem Wafy 3935Ghazi Al Saab 2376  Malak Hanafi 3934

 Bader AlAwadhi 2565

 Malak Awad 3945

 Mohammed Abdulaziz 3786

 Khaled Fakhreddine 3860

 AlBandary Al Rabea 3027

Shehab Al Mani 2767

 Ibrahim Ibrahim 3550 Saad Al Mutari 2431 Hady Ibrahim 4094

 Abdulrahman Bahzad 2990

 Ahmad Sharrah 2518




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Play Buddy Fundraising Week

Posted: January 6th, 2013

This week, starting January 6th, the Junior Play Buddies have organized a fundraising event. During their breaks, the play buddies prepared lots of fun games each costing 500 fils. The money that will be collected at the end will be used to buy new equipment for the play buddy team. Some surprise activities will be held too! Can you guess what they will be?

Hana Makhlouf- 9B
Web Team Manager

Student Council Elections

Posted: December 20th, 2012


On Thursday the 20th of December the student council elections took place. The students had three days to nominate themselves to stand for the council. People who signed up to run for the student council went around their year group  giving  speeches to their colleagues. They then had to vote for one girl and one boy from their year group.

The results will be put on the website in January!

-Article by: Sarah Tonbol 9G



Primary E-Team Calendar

Posted: December 12th, 2012

On Tuesday 11th December all the children in KS2 had the opportunity to be part of a calendar. They were dressed in a theme depending on when their birthday is. The Enterprise team will print the calendars and they will be available to buy in the new year.

Hana Makhlouf  Year 9 – Web Team Manager


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International Week

Posted: December 10th, 2012

International Week was a great success! Primary school altered some of their lessons to fit the theme of their country and decorated their classrooms. On Thursday, the whole school dressed up to represent their chosen countries whilst secondary school set up stands in the playground. Students visited the stands of other countries and learnt about the language, food, history and culture. An interesting section was the quiz table where students had to guess where each food originated from. The doors of each class were also decorated and there were competitions for the best door and stall.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G
Edited by: Nailah Faez 13B

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Boys International Award Year 8-13 Bronze

Posted: December 10th, 2012

To get the bronze award students have to learn or improve a skill (like joining a sports club), do something for the school (like being a prefect, housecaptain… etc) and then survive a night in the desert. They were dropped off at the starting point and then had to find the campsite using the set of instructions they had been given. The boys were required to set up their tents and cook something to eat. The next morning using a map, instructions and a compass they had to find their way back to the starting point. They were divided into groups so that they could also learn teamwork with a minimum of 4 students per group. The groups set off at 10 minute intervals so they couldn’t just follow each other. They had to use the navigational skills they’d been taught. There were teachers that monitored their progress and made sure they didn’t loose their way.

Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G

Model United Nations

Posted: December 4th, 2012

On Thursday, November 22nd 2012, our Model United Nations group attended a conference in the American School of Kuwait. They all arrived in formal attire, representing The English Academy with pride. The Opening Ceremony was extremely well-prepared and our students loved it! After that, everyone went to their commissions, where debates began. We presented speeches and debated our policies. The conference lasted for three days. Our students were extremely committed throughout the whole event. During the closing ceremony, TEA’s very own Moataz Bashir from 11G was recognized with an honourary mention. However, all of our students gave stellar performances. TEA has an amazing MUN group that should go on from strength to strength.

Here are interviews with Sandy Mudiyanse (year 11), the assistant co-coordinator of MUN, and Nicole El Sayegh (year 11) who went through her first MUN experience during the conference:


1) Since the Security Council, which was the commission you were in, is one of the main
bodies of the United Nations, did you feel under pressure or nervous being a part of it?
Yes, I did feel a lot of pressure being the delegation of Pakistan. I had to have a strong policy debate in order to defend my country’s different problems.

2) What is your favourite thing about participating in MUN?
Tackling global issues with people just as passionate and driven to find a solution as I am. Moreover, MUN has given me the ability to say “YES! Something can be done.” I’ve become more confident in interacting with individuals that have the same ideas and purposes as me to make a difference in the world.


1) What made you join MUN?
Debating is not something I like, but I argue a lot with everyone, especially with my friends. A lot of my classmates joined MUN last year and they told me how wonderful and how much fun it was.

2) What was the most memorable thing at the conference?
The most memorable thing at the conference is the sound of the laughter! MUN is mostly about meeting new people and making new friends. I really enjoyed it; it’s hard to describe what the most memorable thing at the conference was!

Interview and article written by Hana Faez and Moataz Bashir (year 11)

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International Award Girls Camping Trip

Posted: December 2nd, 2012

On Thursday 29th of November, the girls prepared their rucksacks and went off to the Jahra desert. They arrived at 3.15 pm and walked for 1 hour to their camp site. There, they had to set their tents and make lunch. In the evening, a big bonfire was lit and everyone gathered around roasting marshmallows and played games. At around 9 pm, everyone was hidden inside their sleeping bags like hedgehogs! Early morning on Friday, everybody woke up to prepare breakfast and hot chocolate as it was freezing. They then had to pack their tents and start the hard part of the expedition: hiking! The groups walked for approximately 4 hours in Mutula Ridge and were finally done with the expedition. Maram Razouki, a Year 9 student, said: ‘It was an amazing experience which made me truly proud of myself.’ It was a great experience that taught the students confidence, independence and teamwork.

Written By: Hana Makhlouf 9B

Cinderella: “It is not always the happy ending you expect…”

Posted: November 28th, 2012

On Wednesday, November 7th, TEA’s Drama department showcased its production, Cinderella.
TEA’s Cinderella is quite different to the classic story; it is set in another era, with different characters and interpretations. Cinderella is not the “airy fairy” we know, she is fiercer, more romantic, more insecure and more infuriated by her sisters. Prince Charming is no longer prince charming; he is a modernized version that loves Apple technology… and dancing. His brother on the other hand, Prince Smarmy is unable to live without his mirror and his golden shoes. The ugly stepsisters are scarier and funnier than ever. There is also Fedex, Cinderella’s secret-admirer, who helps Cinderella to deal with her insecurities and tells her, how beautiful she really is. Benson the Butler and the Cook, his wife, were nagging all the time, as the Stepmother ordered them around to set dinner, open the door or carry out her unpleasant errands. The King, a very money-conscience one, and the Queen, a luxury loving one, hosted a memorable ball that joined the Prince and Cinderella for eternity.
The cast started working on the play last year. They practiced weekly, to perfect the performance they were to deliver. Behind all this production, stands a very proud backstage team. “We couldn’t have pulled it off without them!” says one of the cast members. Ms. Constantinou and Ms. Lamont worked extremely hard to create the script and make sure that the play went according to the plan. Mr. Fairlie was in charge of the songs, the music and the beautiful piano pieces in between the different scenes.
This production was the product of many months of hard work from so many people. It was a major success and it is definitely something every student and teacher in TEA should be proud of.

Written By: Moataz Bashir Year 11

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Character Day

Posted: November 27th, 2012


Character Day was a great success with all the doors representing a story or author and most of the primary school students dressed up as their favourite character. When asked what he thought about the day Reghardt Bloem, a student in 5B, proclaimed it to be the best themed day in the school calendar. “Character day was the best because we all got to dress up as a character from our favourite book and basically walk a mile in their shoes.” On character day the whole primary school stopped to watch the parade where each class showed off the cream de la crème of their costumes to the rest of KS1 and KS2. Certificates were also given out to the best-dressed students in each class.
Written by: Dirk Bloem 7G


Year 10 History Students Visit British Embassy

Posted: November 27th, 2012

Year 10 History students along with our teacher Mr Thompson went to the British embassy to pay their respects to the Veterans that fought in the war. The students met ranked officers at the memorial, a colonel, who gave them a clear introduction about the series of actions that took place in WW1 and WW2. Moreover, a senior army general explained the significance of the day to the veterans.

By Sanduni Mudiyanse

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Uniform Shop – New Opening Times

Posted: July 24th, 2012

As of Sunday 16th September the new opening times for the uniform shop are Sunday to Thursday 7.00-9.00 and 11.30-14.00

Special opening times for the start of the Academic Year 2012-2013 are:

Uniform Shop Start of Year Special Opening Times

Sat 25th to Thurs 30th Aug 9am to 12pm
Sat 1st Sep 9am to 3pm
Sun 2nd to Thurs 15th Sep 7am to 2pm


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Specialist Musicians at TEA

Posted: April 2nd, 2012

As part of TEA’s expansion in music a range of individual instrumental lessons are being offered by specialist musicians. At present about 20 pupils ranging from years 1 to 9 are receiving lessons. Mrs Short is teaching violin and Mrs Johnson piano (supplemented also by the department’s Miss Kate). Plans are well underway to include guitar, drums, flute, clarinet and brass instruments in the scheme. This will enable in the future to run groups such as orchestra and bands.

The benefits of learning a musical instrument have been well documented for improving skills such as hand/eye co-ordination and concentration which in turn improves skills in other subject areas. But most importantly students get to experience the sheer enjoyment of producing their own music.

All those currently on the scheme are showing great improvement and there will be performance opportunities for all. In many cases instruments can be provided although pupils are encouraged to purchase their own as they develop. We have invested a considerable amount in the music department.

If you would like further information please email us at

Mr Fairlie – Head of Music

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International Award – Silver Award Expedition

Posted: March 27th, 2012

This year the International Award – Silver Award Expedition will be held in Cyprus.

As our students prepare for their 2012 International Award Silver qualifying expedition, Interaxion has created a webpage especially for TEA students to keep up to date and check the Itinerary and other trip details.

Click here for more details.


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Ode To My Mother

Posted: March 21st, 2012


Heaven lies beneath her feet,
Mother, so caring and so sweet.
“What would I do without you?” I ask myself some days.
The thought of that is unbearable; I would never find my way.
She gives me advice when I’m as low as can be.
No one is helpful and loveable as she.
With her around, I know I can go through whatever
Because simply with her existence, she makes my life better.
One day, I’ll show her my appreciation for her is true
But for now, mother, I dedicate this poem to you. 

By Sana’a Khundakji – Year 11




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Well Done for the AS/A2 Exam Results!

Posted: March 13th, 2012



Congratulations to all the pupils who received their AS/A2 exam results recently. Well done for all of your hard work and effort, it has really paid off!

A big thank you to all the teachers who helped our students and provided them with support when needed.


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Scotland Trip Update

Posted: March 2nd, 2012

The group have now come to the end of the 2 day visit to Scotland’s historical capital city Edinburgh and will be heading back to the airport after breakfast for the flight home.


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