|Message from the Head
Dear Parents and guardians,We kicked off last weekend with a hugely successful Spanish Department dinner. This event, which has grown in size over the years, hosted 90 people to a sit-down meal at Las Camellias in Torreguadiaro on Saturday evening. The fundraiser blended wonderful food with great music and entertainment. Congratulations to the team who raised 2500€ that will go towards Hogar Betania’s irrigation project.
On Sunday we received excited communications from the Under 18 football team in Portugal. They were through to the finals of the Algarve Cup! The boys, who were reigning champions and always a challenge for the other teams, won a hard fought final, retaining their title. I would like to thank Mr. Gibson, Mr. Ash and Mr. Kevin Dennis for their support and hard work over the last few weeks and the weekend.
In our drive to make The Kindred Project a student led NGO, last week we finally agreed roles for the KP Student Leadership team. I would like to congratulate Jamie Templeton and the KP team for their perseverance in creating this structure.
Ursula Rowley will be our new KP president,
Congratulations to all of the students involved!
The Dreaming Dragons (a student led initiative) have been working with Eccolo to create chocolate gift packages for Christmas. All proceeds will go towards kickstarting the Educational Sponsorship programme for Tsa’chila children in Ecuador. Please click on the link below to read more information and order your package before they sell out!
On Monday Mr. Mungles led the University Convention. We welcomed 31 Universities from Australia, Europe and the USA to meet our students and students from 8 other international schools along the coast. I would like to congratulate the students who helped Mr. Mungles throughout the day, everyone I met commented on how helpful, polite and knowledgeable they were.
I would remind you that this is a long weekend. The school will be shut on Monday and Tuesday next week, but open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with normal school days.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Primary School News
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Learning in our local community
This week Primary has seen three year groups taking advantage of our local community and taking part in unit based trips. EC2, P4 and P6 all spent days out of school. During these days they were able to connect and extend their learning to the real world. Making authentic connections such as these are invaluable to the whole learning experience.
Learning in other sections of the school
P6 students visited the science lab with Mrs. Kearney to test different brands of chocolate for their melting points and fat content. Then in class the students plotted line graphs to display the data collected from the experiment. Exploring and comparing the melting points of different chocolate brands enabled the students to observe that the scientific testing of products is important.
P6 had a great start to the week by having James Easterbrook come in to share his expertise on marketing. His presentation was not only interactive and fun, but also extremely informative and relevant to our learning. This being the fourth week of this unit, P6 were able to reflect on what they had already discovered and begin to make connections.
Yesterday morning children’s author Anna Bogie came in to school to read to our youngest children.
Christmas story session in Russian for P1 – P4 students
We are pleased to announce that the Cub Scout group, which had to close earlier in the term, has found some new leaders so will restart next term. We already have 7 boys on the waiting list, however please note cub scouts is open to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 10 and a half.
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Second Addition Of The SIS Primary News
Secondary School News
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M3 LOMCE class exhibition
On Tuesday 29th November M3 students had the opportunity to demonstrate their learning from their investigations into refugee camps. This has been an incredible experience for the enthusiasm, rigour and eagerness to learn shown by the students. They learned about the basic necessities a country has to provide for a refugee population and transmitted this information to the parents and teachers who visited us. It was lovely to hear the creative and innovative ideas of the students, showing oral skills in their presentations and a high level of skill in the use of new technologies.
A parent Liz Howse came in to speak to the M4 students about her experience of having type 1 diabetes, dialysis and a kidney transplant. This directly linked to the unit that they were studying about homeostasis, osmoregulation, the role of the kidneys, glucoregulation and diabetes. The students were engaged throughout and eager to question Liz to find out more.
SIS Under 18 team headed back to the Algarve last weekend as holders of this prestigious cup. Over 3 days and a total of 10 matches, SIS battled their way through to the final to be crowned champions with a 2 – 0 victory.
University & Careers News
This Monday was the University Convention, with 31 universities in attendance and 8 other international schools participating, meaning around 750 students passed through the convention over the course of the day. In addition to the Convention in the gym, there was a session on applications to the Netherlands, followed by one on the role of sport at university. At lunchtime there was a session for teachers regarding tips for writing a great reference. All of the university admission teams spoke highly of the organisation and motivation of the SIS students. Parent ambassadors and D1 students played crucial roles in supporting the convention, and my thanks goes to them and to the myriad of support staff over the course of the day. In U&C we will be building on the insights that the students gained into the application and preparation process in follow up U&C sessions.
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Visiting NADFAS Lecturer – Lynne Gibson – ‘How to look at Art’
Our second NADFAS lecture this school year will take place in Picasso Art room 2 at 2.00pm on December 14th. Parents are invited to join our Diploma Visual arts students for this lecture. Please email Margaret O’Farrell firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
HOW TO LOOK AT ART
SIS PTA CHRISTMAS FAIR
We are looking forward to an amazing afternoon of fun and entertainment next weekend, and are working hard to give everyone an event to remember. As always, we need your help!
See you on the 10th!
The Kindred Project News
Send a Child to School
Thank you to all who came, to Las Camelias Restaurant and to all our wonderful sponsors who you can see listed:
Alfabara, Algetoner, Aloha, Amellie, Arkitects, Arnica, Baelos, Barranco, Bezal, Bodegas Collado, Centros Unicos, Chapela León, Darte Pilates, E-Tapa, El Almacén del Puerto, El Motor 2, Esmeralda, Veterinaria Fábula, Farmacia de San Enrique, Fashion Kids, Federópticos, Florium Sotogrande, H2Sol, Helicópteros Sanitarios, Itsomi, La Maison de la Tarte, Los Arqueros Club de Golf, La Terraza de Teo, Laboratorio Rafael Ochando, Las Tartas de Mariana, Lema, Lidia Benitez, EMS, SotoArkitecnia21, New Long Man’s, Midas, Restaurante Moncayo, Peluqueria Tokke, DBlanco, Sotogrande Farmacia, KE, Lola Peluquería, Club Marítimo de Sotogrande, Mary Kay, Mesón Las Duelas, MO, Muelle 44, Ofipress Papelería, Ortega Avilés, Ragazza Modas, Rami Electromecánica, Reprotek, Sotogrande International School, Sodexo y Seg Way!
Santa Fun Run – 18th December
It’s that time of year again!!!
SOTOGRANDE SKI EXCURSION – SIERRA NEVADA
We are once again pleased to offer our annual ski trip to Sierra Nevada, taking place during the February half term. This trip is offered by Adventurebug S.L. who have been taking SIS students skiing every winter season for the last 14 years. Sign up forms and trip information is available from the main reception or contact email@example.com direct for the registration pack. Deadline for registration is 16 December 2016 and spaces are limited!
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