|Message from the Head|
Dear Parents and guardians,It is lovely to be back in Spain, I missed the morning welcomes, the students and of course the weather. Reflecting on the event last week, it really was an amazing opportunity for both the school and the students. More information about the Apple Summit, including the students’ reflections addressing the experience through their eyes, can be seen in our blog.
Over the weekend we hosted our first DJ night. Many thanks to everyone who helped out, took part and attended, thereby raising funds for the Uganda project. We also need to congratulate Emma Butler, Jamie Templeton, Jess Shaw-Roberts, David Green and Eliza Cherry for completing the Seville half-marathon last weekend. Mr. Green (now known as “the bullet)” led the way, completing the event in 1 hour 40 minutes!
This week began with an amazing M3 Inter disciplinary unit between Maths and Science. Students in M3 arrived to a crime scene and needed to work together in groups over 2 days to apply their science and mathematical skills to overcome a problem and find the culprit! I would like to thank the Maths and Science team for their energy, creativity and their amateur dramatics as they hyped up the students and constructed their alibis.
Wednesday saw 16 D1 students attend a Spanish University fair in Malaga and our P5 and P6 students take part in the annual handball tournament at Aloha.
On Thursday our mathematicians in M4 and M5 took part in the UK intermediate mathematics challenge. for some example questions, click here. https://www.ukmt.org.uk/pdfs/IMC2016.pdf
Also on Thursday we held the PTA EGM!! Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting. We now have new representatives who will be introduced to you in the next newsletter.
This weekend, Mr Woolley our IB physics teacher will be completing an ultra-marathon running 215 kms 36 hours straight from Almería to Málaga along the old N340 route! He is hoping to raise funds to support the refugee crisis. Please support him here: https://www.youcaring.com/thekindredproject-747913. However big or small your donation will make a difference. Thank-you.
If you are planning to leave the school this year, you need to give us formal written notice (please email firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4pm on Friday March 31st to ensure the return of your deposit. We hope however that you decide to entrust us with the education of your most treasured possessions for another year.
Finally thank you for taking the time to drive safely around our school. Safety is paramount for everyone. With this in mind, if your child rides to school, we would like your help please in reminding them to wear a helmet.
Wishing you all a happy and restful weekend
Whole School News
“Link-up 2017” was a creative writing competition open to all students from P3–M5. Entrants had to choose a minimum of 3 items from a given list to be included in a short story or poem.
Primary School News
Dates for your Diary
Message from Emma Butler, Head of Primary
For the last two days I have been in Oslo, Norway, leading an IB Primary Years Programme workshop for the IB. Once again it has been a great opportunity to talk to and share ideas with other teachers from around Europe.
Music is an important part of our school
Secondary School News
Dates for your Diary
Maths Challenge Competition
Yesterday, Thursday the 2nd February, twenty students from M4 and M5 participated in the UKMT Intermediate Mathematics Challenge competition. Congratulations to all participants for their motivation to participate and doing their best on challenging mathematical questions.
D2 Parent Teacher Consultations will be held on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February. This is an important opportunity for students and parents to speak to subject teachers about their mock examination preparation and performance, coursework status and performance and, most importantly, targets for the remainder of the course including effective exam revision techniques.
University and Careers news
Last Thursday Sra. Lourdes, as part of the U&C programme, organised a visit to Loyola University in Seville, accompanied by Mr. Mungles and Sra. Juani. 28 students from D1 and D2 took part. The university offers a range of subjects taught in either Spanish or English. Our students were impressed with the university’s state of the art facilities and its proximity to Seville. The university is part of the wider Jesuit college organisation of universities globally, with a range of transfer options and already has former SIS student Rhona Tattershall studying with them. More information is available in our university library.
Thank you to all of you who attended yesterday’s EGM. We hope that you learnt a little more about the PTA, how it works within the school and how we support the students.
Would you be willing to represent the parents on the new Advisory Board?
There are lots of events coming up and well as lots to celebrate!
Friday saw the premiere of SIS’ and KP’s first electronic music night, SotoSmash for M5-D2. It was a great success; giving budding DJs the opportunity to showcase their talent for electronic music whilst raising funds for the Ecuador Sponsorship programme. Huge thanks to everyone involved, especially Vlad (D1) for having the vision, leadership and drive to make the event happen!
We will be re-launching Rice Day for secondary students next Wednesday, 8th February, and subsequently every second Wednesday of the month. This fantastic student run initiative, which has been part of the fabric of SIS, is a brilliant opportunity to raise awareness about the UN’s Sustainable Development goals, specifically Goal 2 Tackling Hunger, and also an opportunity to fundraise for a specific project, simply by opting to eat a plate of rice. Rice Day will focus on raising funds to support the refugee crisis.
Sponsor Mr. Woolley running 215km for the refugee crisis
Love is in the AIR!
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Thank you for your support for all our projects.
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