|Message from the Head|
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Last weekend was a very busy, but fun packed weekend. I would like to begin by thanking the PTA for their vision and creativity in holding the White Party. The feedback I have had is immensely positive on a night thoroughly enjoyed by many parents. It is lovely that we see the transition of the PTA through these community events, bringing together everyone to have fun, share stories and enjoy an evening.
The extremely well placed P3-P6 sleepover, which raised funds for various charities was massively appreciated by parents who I spoke to. I would like to formally thank and congratulate the PTA (specially Maddy Maclachlan), the KP volunteers and the members of staff who facilitated both events to run simultaneously.
Sunday witnessed the Sotosol walk, the annual event to raise money for Danii’s charity; Danni is a former student who fought cancer whilst she attended our school. I value you all turning up on a very hot Sunday to run, walk, ride and scooter to raise money for her charity which impacts the lives of so many children who are suffering with cancer.
On Monday this week the M4 students were off timetable for the launch of the Personal Project. Mr. Sanders introduced the concept of the personal project, then split the year group into teams and set them the challenge to investigate a theme, to make a film and create a report linked to their chosen theme. The day provided students with the opportunity to explore the demands of the personal project, understand the different processes, think about time management and have some fun. Thank you to everyone who took part and supported the students on the day.
On Tuesday and Wednesday we witnessed the SI Stage School’s summer performance of the Wizard of Oz. Congratulations to everyone involved over the two performance nights. It was a real collaboration and allowed students from across our school to come together and share their passions.
This week we received the results from the LAMDA exams that were taken earlier this year. Everyone who took the exam passed with either a Merit or a Distinction. This is a phenomenal achievement. I would like to especially mention the following students who took individual awards and who achieved results that are above a grade A at A-Level.
I would like to formally invite you to a memorial service for Peter Templeton, which will be held of Friday 16th June at 1pm in Sotogrande Church.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Whole School News
Message from the school nurses
As there have been several cases of head lice in school recently, the nurses would like to inform parents of our current protocols regarding treatment.
Primary School News
EC1 farm visit
Last Friday EC1 went to El Dorado farm, where they were welcomed by Paco the farmer. As well as seeing and learning about different farm animals, the children participated in many exciting activities. They went on a fun tractor ride to the orange grove where they went orange picking. They had the opportunity to learn how to make and cook their own bread. They helped in the vegetable garden to pull out some of the vegetables that were ready. All in all they had a fabulous day; definitely a trip that will be remembered!
Last Friday around 80 P3-P6 students enjoyed a fantastic sleepover. All the money raised was given to the charities Phab Kids, Children With Cancer UK and to The Kindred Project who will be using the money for their Ecuador project. During the evening they enjoyed a bbq, pool games, activities on the pitch and of course the fun of putting up the tents. Thank you to all the students who attended and all the SIS colleagues and Kindred Project volunteers who gave up their time to make this such a successful event. www.facebook.com/TheKindredProject
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Class Allocations for 2017 – 2018
Please see the following link for further details.
EC1 End of Year Celebration
Secondary School News
Diploma Music trip
Last Friday evening, Mrs. Jones and Miss Parkinson accompanied a selection of D1 and prospective D1 DP Music students to a concert at the Echegaray Theatre in Malaga. The concert was part of the International Festival of Chamber Music and consisted of works by a wide variety of composers, all of who had been inspired by the traditional music of the Hungarian gypsies. This is all directly related to the study of the Hungarian composer Kódaly in the DP Music curriculum and so was very relevant for the students.
SIS LAMDA Results
This is great news and results in each student being been awarded 90 points as a result of their two LAMDA examinations this year. 100 points is the equivalent to a getting a B grade for an UK A-level!
Individual students chose to take solo Bronze and Silver examinations, also with great success:
Congratulations to our LAMDA students!
Extreme Reading photo competition
Closing date for entries is this Wednesday.
The Boarding House held an excellent Bubble Football Tournament last Saturday. It was a great success and it is good to report that there were no injuries! Mr. Ash organised this fiercely competitive tournament and great fun was had by all.
SIS Alumni celebrationNext Friday June 16th, SIS will be hosting the 4th SIS Alumni celebration. This year we will be having guest speakers talking about the work of The Kindred Project and the highly anticipated sponsorship event of a clean-shaven Mr.Wickersham! The video and pictures will be posted in the following week. Current students, whilst not able to attend the event, have been asked to sponsor Mr.Wickersham through their advisor.
Please also note the graduating year of DP2017 are all invited, alongside all former SIS students and staff. The event will follow on from the Doug Stewart Memorial Staff vs Alumni football game and will begin with a cocktail reception at 7pm, followed by speeches and then the Mr. Wickersham event and a meal. The Alumni have a coach departing at 10pm from SIS to Chambao.
We look forward to seeing all SIS Alumni who are able to attend.
The Kindred Project NewsFashion Show
Wizard of Oz – thank-you!
A huge well done and thank you to SI Stage School for raising €1005 from their brilliant production of The Wizard of Oz. The money raised will go towards sponsoring the July and August Summer Camp run by Hogar Betania, our local partner in La Linea, for children from the local area who are at risk of social exclusion.
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