Right from the desk of the Head Master:


Dear Students, Parents and Staff,

There is a major possibility that in the near future the school may have a link with the University of London's External (on-line) Programme. Their courses  have been developed with institutions from around the world in mind. The courses are highly successful.  They aim to offer an improved range of services  whilst enhancing the student experience, in order that  the external students have success in whatever exams they are sitting. More about this soon!

Many thanks to The Ministry of Health for their riveting if a little disturbing lectures to the staff, on the topic of 'Cancer in Yemen'. Apparently in our country there is a very high incidence of cancer in all age groups and of all types. The team showed some rather unpleasant photos of those with the illness, but gave good advice about how to reduce your own personal risk. Thanks again to them.

On a similar health note, the dentist Dr Yassin Maula,  gave several lectures this month. One to secondary students on oral cancer, the effects of qat chewing and halitosis ( bad breath). He also spoke with children in Grade Two about how to brush their teeth correctly and general dental care.  

Good luck to all those taking exams at the present time.  We have not only the usual school exams but I.G.C.S.Es in progress. It is a stressful time for all. Keep up the studying!

By: Abdulla Ahmed  - Head Teacher





 Letters to America!


We have been very lucky in Grade Two because this month because we received letters from children in Grade 3 at The Colorado Elementary School, Muscatine, Iowa, U.S.A.


The children in Two Red showing their letters off


The children read and listened to the letters with interest. Each child in the Grade then wrote replies to the children in the American  school. The letters told about their families and life here in Yemen.  This letter writing has worked in well with the present  curricular coverage related to Nationalities.


Many children  now  want to go to the U.S.A. to visit!!



 Primary Children Play Against The Teachers


Some of the children in Primary were selected to play a gainst the staff this month in our regular 'kids versus teacher's  football fixture.

This teacher showed extremely good ball control!

The children were very impressive taking  an early lead with the teachers trailing throughout the game. The final score was:

Kids 5 - Teachers 2. Well Done to the Kids team! The teachers need to practice a little more!!


Staff Seminar


All the staff in every department were invited to attend  in-service training this month when a team from The Ministry for Health arrived at the school to give a talk  relating to cancer.  The lecture discussed those at  risk  and how you could reduce the risk of cancer for yourself and for your family.



Volume: I

Edition : April 2008




IGCSE IT-Sorting out IT students and preparing for IT Practical. Special lessons are going on from Saturday to Sunday between 12:40pm to 1:10pm. 


Keystage 3 students have done some excellent IT-Work which is now available online thanks to the Student-Webpage.

The students searched the net for the information, and ordered the information using the PowerPoint program.

Come and witness some awesome IT Stuff online at:  www.maoschoolyemen.com/student.htm

IT Teacher Nada.


Slow ADSL this month I have to apologize for slow ADSL connection at the campus during this month. May I assure you that the IT department is trying everything it can to resolve this problem. The school's IT-Technicians are battling everyday with this very issue. We have ruled out many possibilities in order to try and  determine the actual cause of the problem. Only recently we discovered that the problem lies with the  Telecommunication company and not with the school's Wireless System.  We have requested with the Telecommunication company that they sort it out as soon as possible. Hopefully, (Inshallah-God Willing) it will be resolved within the next week.


Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.  Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up. James Magary

All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors. Unknown
The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier. Bill Gates - Business @ The Speed of Thought

Cheers - See you next month...

By: Saeed Ahmad - Head of IT Department.






Teachers versus Secondary Students!

Secondary Teachers and students had an exciting football match this month.

Looking for that goal that escaped them!

It started off rather slowly but culminated in some impressive goals by both sides! The final score was: 1:1


An action shot!!



Edited by Jane Taylor 

(Primary Department)


The MAO Newsletter Edition is published on the 30th of every month by the IT Department.

Submissions for the May  Newsletter: Turn in hard copy to the school office (Attn: Jane Taylor) by noon - 20th May 2008, or  e-mail articles to Jane Taylor at:  jntylr@hotmail.com  Please state the department and contact details

That's all for this month. See you next month.

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