26 Nov 2023
Doha – As part of the ongoing collaboration between Aspire Academy and the parents of our student-athletes, we organise and host regular Parents Meetings.
The latest one was attended by a large number of parents, guardians and family members, who all had the chance to talk to the academic teachers and sporting coaches about the progress of the student-athletes.
Teachers from all the various subjects and the coaches of the different sports were all available for face-to-face discussions to highlight the progress of the student-athletes and areas that could be improved.
For the teachers such interactions are key to ensuring that the student-athletes get the most from their academic education and continue their development while at Aspire Academy.
“These meetings are key to the partnership with the parents of our student-athletes to discuss their progress both academically and in sport,” Ali Fawaz, Master Teacher in Science, explained.
“The parents always have a big role to play in motivating the student-athletes and the academy has the vital role of providing a healthy environment for them to develop in the different areas.”
Jamil Hamdan has an almost unique perspective on the meetings as he is both a parent of two student-athletes at the Academy and is also a coach at Aspire.
“As a coach at the Academy, I know very well the great work done by my teaching colleagues for our kids,” he said.
“I am here to meet with the teachers and get their feedback on the academic development of my son in all subjects especially in the sciences as he chose that as his pathway.”
“My experience as a coach and a parent means I understand just how important it is for parents to maintain a strong relationship with the teaching and coaching staff to be able to get clear feedback on my sons’ academic and sporting development.”
Jamil Hamdan’s son Malik, who is in grade 8 and an aspiring pole vaulter at Aspire, said having his father working at the Academy is not an issue for him and this kind of parents’ meetings help them a lot to improve.
“Actually, it’s really helpful to have this kind of meetings between our parents and our teachers and coaches for it gives us all a great learning to work on any weaknesses we might have with the help of all and move forward,” Malik Hamdan pointed out.
There will be another chance for parents and families to meet the teachers and coaches next term as Aspire Academy strives to produce champions in life and sport.