Doha, 12 November 2019. Aspire Academy hosted on Tuesday 12th November 2019 evening the second parents’ meeting for all grade for the first term of the 2019-2020 academic year. The meeting gave the Academy the opportunity to meet the parents of its student-athletes to reflect on their performance thus far and discuss further collaboration and means of improving their l academic performance and life at the world-renowned institution in genera. The meeting also helped the Academy’s teachers and coaches communicate their expectations of the student-athletes, strengthen and build on the work from the first such parent meeting in September at the start of the term with the parents.
Speaking on the meeting, School Vice Principal Mr. Issa Al-Moslemani said: “After a fruitful first meeting we are pleased to host the parents again, after the students have received their mid-term progress reports, which review their academic, athletic and behavioural performance. This meeting gives parents the chance to discuss with our teachers and coaches students’ results. In addition, parents also have the chance to meet with the heads of the programmes at the Academy, such as leadership, student, social and accommodation 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 students receive at the Academy, which enriches their growth”.
Meanwhile parents of student-athletes Manaf Derar Al Adwan who is in Y10, Mr Derar Al Adwan speaking at the meeting said: “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 is keeps us all informed. An informed person is in a better position to make right decisions. 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”.
Former Qatar national athlete and 400m hurdler, Mubarak Sultana A. F Al Nobi is a parent and his son, Sultan Rahman Al Nobi attends Aspire Academy. Mr Al Nobi complimented Aspire Academy for the progress he has noted with his son’s sport and academics, “Parents meetings are important part of us parents monitoring and help maintain the excellent work Aspire does with our children. I already see how my son is a better athlete than l was at his age, thanks to the coaching he is getting at Aspire Academy.”
Edorta Murua , Technical Director of Football at Aspire Academy, also stressed the importance of these parent-teacher meetings, which serve as a platform to clarify and answer any questions raised by both sides, saying “ Meeting the parents like this allows us to express and communicate key message to parents who are very important players in the life of our student-athletes we work with at Aspire. We also get to listen to them as they bring to our attention some matters, we need to know to get the best out of our student -athletes.
The Aspire Academy second parents meeting of 2019-2020 commanded a high attendance and level of engagement made by parents and staff was commendable.