06 Nov 2021
Doha, Qatar: Friday 5 November 2021.
Aspire Academy hosted on Tuesday 3 November 2021 evening the first parents’ meeting for all grades for the first term of the 2021-2022 academic year in a face to face meet for the first time in nearly two years after the pandemic lockdown eased and student athletes are allowed to return to school and training in full capacity.
The meeting gave the Academy the opportunity to re- meet the parents of its student-athletes to reflect on their performance both in their education and sporting sides so far and discuss means of improving their academic performance. The meeting also helped the Academy’s teachers and coaches communicating their expectations of the student-athletes, strengthen and build on the work performed since the beginning of this academic year.
Speaking on the meeting, School Vice Principal Mr. Issa Al-Moslemani said: “Parents meeting is an important moment in this school first term. It is very important to have such effective meetings with the parents to discuss their kids reports with their teachers and know better the academic records and levels of their kids before the first term’s final tests. On the other hand, we are very pleased to welcome back the parents to face to face meetings after nearly two years interruption due to coronavirus pandemic, we at Aspire Academy we make sure to follow strictly the health protocol of the health authorities in gatherings by making sure that all safety measures have been respected and all attending parents are vaccinated as well as providing a large area to avoid crowds.”
Dr. Mohamed Erraji, parent of Anas, a football goalkeeper student-athlete, said speaking about the meeting: “These meetings are important for everyone involved in the worthy work conducted by Aspire Academy, from the student-athletes to Aspire sport and academic staff and to parents coming together like this, keeps us all informed to be on a better position to make right follow up with the kids and help them catch up with any possible difficulties they might have. The setting of the meeting lets teachers and parents have a comfortable conversation about the students. I was able to sense today from the teachers and coaches the comprehensive level of care that the Academy provides for its students and such meetings play a vital role in strengthening the communication channels between us and the Academy, which reflects positively on the students”.
“This meeting gives parents the chance to discuss with our teachers and coaches’ student athletes’ results. In addition, parents also have the chance to meet with the heads of the programmes at the Academy, such as leadership, student social affairs, amongst others, to get additional comprehensive evaluations that contribute positively to the students’ development. These meetings stem from our belief in the importance of the parents’ role in supporting the guidance and education the student athletes receive at the Academy, which enriches their growth,” said Ahmad Mohammed Al-Kaabi, a parent of student athlete Mohammed Al-Kaabi.
Aspire Academy athletics graduate student athlete from the first batch, and current lawyer and judicial advisor, Mohammed Saleh Idris, whose brother is a current athletics sprinter student athlete, complemented Aspire Academy as his second home and highlighting the progress he has noted with his brother’s sport and academics, “first of all I am so happy to be her again at my second home, Aspire Academy where I lived these moments as a student athlete. These parents’ meetings are of great importance for parents to be monitoring the excellent work Aspire does with their children. I already see how my brother is quickly developing, thanks to the coaching he is getting at Aspire Academy.”
This first Aspire Academy parents meeting of 2021-2022, which was extended on three hours duration to make sure the health safety measures have been observed and provide parents with enough time to attend in a comfortable condition, commanded a high attendance level of engagement made by parents and staff.