Friday, July 29, 2016

MS/HS News for the 2016-17 school year

Hope everyone is having an awesome summer holiday, wherever you may be! As we are counting down the days to return to school, I wanted to prepare you for at least thinking about how you can prepare yourself if you were wanting to participate in our ASA and Athletics programs for the 2016-17 school year. This is especially pertinent for those of you who are perhaps in Europe or North America, as many products are easier/cheaper to obtain.

Here are some things you may want to look into purchasing if you are to participate in a sport or activity this year.

-Proper shoes for the various sports (soccer/turf shoes, running shoes, court shoes). You should not being wearing sandals or Vans, for example to practice, or even PE class!

-Proper eyewear - for example, Aramco is now requiring sports glasses/goggles for events at their campuses. (this may be easier to get in KSA, but just a good one to look into if you wear glasses). Of course contact lenses are good as well.

-Proper pads - Shin guards for soccer (you cannot play in tournaments without them), and knee pads for volleyball (optional).

-Gloves - Soccer goalie gloves for soccer, and possibly for softball

-racquets/paddles - For those of you playing badminton or table tennis, you should have your own for practice and tournaments. While we do have some, we reserve this more for physical education classes.

-Reusable water bottles - we now have coolers around the campus, so a reusable water bottle is best for this.

-Instruments - for example, Mr. Lucky wants to offer a ukelele ASA, but requires you bring your own. Mr. Yoon has a guitar ASA and this is also true. Finally, we could offer others, ie a harmonica club, kazoo club, etc. but you also need to provide your own.

-Any other specialty item that you can't find in KSA that you could use to create an after school club -think art supplies, electronic equipment, balls, etc.

Of course we have many materials to be provided by the school, but to truly excel, and to personalize the experience to your needs, you benefit more if you have your own equipment/materials in these cases.

If you have any questions, of course please don't hesitate to ask!

Enjoy the rest of your summer holiday.