Dear Parents and Students,
Wow, what a year it has been! It is hard to believe that we are now at the end of the school year 2021-2022. It has certainly been a difficult year with all the COVID restrictions and multiple schedules that we have endured. Despite that, it has been a rewarding year and one filled with many accomplishments. Things that come to mind are: the visit from Santa, Reading Week, Sports day and our big community project with ‘Save a Soul’ where we collected 13 boxes of supplies for the homeless animals here in Kuwait and who can forget the Spring Concert with Nursery and KG 1, just to name a few. All these things were made possible by our community of learners.
Here at UAS, we are very fortunate to have a dedicated hardworking team of professionals who work hard to ensure that all children have the best educational experience possible. This year in particular, the staff have put aside their worries and anxieties to ensure that the students have a safe and happy experience. With the great support of the parent community, staff and students adjusted quickly to all the changes throughout the year while maintaining a sense of routine, structure and a connection to the school. I have truly been impressed by how resilient and flexible parents and students have been this year and students especially deserve recognition for their passion for learning and their “joie de vivre”. I cannot tell you how much joy and purpose these children have brought the staff this year. The school was certainly a lonely place without them. I am so proud of our whole school community and the old saying that goes, “it takes a village to educate a child” rings through.
As the end draws near we have to say goodbye to our beloved KG2 students (Class of 2022) at their graduation. I am so pleased that after two years we are able to return to the auditorium to have our graduation ceremony and that we can all gather together to wish our KG2 children all the best in their new adventure in Elementary, Grade 1. I know that they will thrive in their new environment.
I have been blessed to have worked in EC and ES for the past thirteen years and it is with a heavy heart that I too shall say goodbye as I retire and return to my home in The Bahamas. I shall truly miss Kuwait and all the fine people that I have the privilege to work with and meet throughout the past sixteen years. I want to thank my VP Rawan Alostath, teachers, teacher assistants, staff and the Senior Leadership Team for their constant support. Most of all I would like to wish all the parents and children that I have had the pleasure to work with over the years all the best.
Cheryl L. Wells
Universal American School
Vice Principal’s Message
Congratulations on nearing the end of a school year like no other! This year has challenged the entire learning community with the changes and surprises it has presented. Yet, we have witnessed our young learners persevere and grow throughout it all. Thank you to all parents and guardians for the contribution, resilience, and flexibility you have shown to ensure your child’s continuous learning; the academic year would not have gotten this far without your ongoing support. As we wind down the academic year, I sincerely wish our KG2 graduates all the very best as they venture their way through Elementary School. Finally, I would like to wish the entire learning community a swift closure to the 2021-2022 academic year and another successful year ahead for 2022-2023!
EC Vice Principal
Universal American School