Dates for your diary
Further information about some of these events may be found by clicking on the relevant date on the school website calendar, and/or if relevant your child’s primary class Googlesite.
Message from the Head
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you had a lovely break and a chance to begin your Christmas planning.
With Paul’s retirement and with the desire to better support the learning of our students there will be some movements within existing classes, with Daniel Maloney joining SIS to teach Art, English and Drama and additional classes being created in M3 Maths. Teachers have spoken directly to students to inform them of possible changes.
Congratulations to M5 student Carlota Sanchez who came second (after an extra hole play-off) in the Junior European Golf Championships last week.
Last week we proudly launched Assist which is a free concierge service for families of our school. Fred Eric has made connections with local companies to get members of our community the very best deals on a number of different resources, from meals out to insurance. More details can be found on the assist website here http://assist.guide/. Cards will be issued to members of our community in January, however if you wish to take advantage of an offer, please contact Fred Eric directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the join us contact here. http://assist.guide/join-us/
I wish you a very restful weekend and look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Christmas bazaar.
A tribute to Paul Harris
Whole School News
Christmas Bazaar TOMORROW, 13:00 – 16:00
Cake Stall – Donations for this stall should be brought to school tomorrow.PTA Grand Christmas Raffle
If you haven’t already handed them in, please remember to bring your raffle tickets with you tomorrow. Raffle tickets will be on sale during the Bazaar so there’s still time to buy that winning ticket!Click here to see the full list of all our fantastic prizes.
School Photos will be available at the Christmas Bazaar.
SI Stage School
SI STAGE SCHOOL PRESENTS
‘SI Stage School’
Enrolling now for January Term!!
Providing quality Musical Theatre training for students aged 7-13yrs. Our aim is to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes.For more information please email: email@example.com
Miss E Swords
Santa Fun Run
An invitation to the whole community to take part a 5km Fun Run on Sunday 20th December in aid of Danii Cancer Charity – www.daniicharity.com. The run will start at 11.30am at Puerto Sotogrande car park by security date and finish at The Lemon, Sotogrande. Christmas lunch and post event entertainment will be on offer at the Lemon. Santa suits will be on sale as entry fee.
SIS Lucky Dip Competition
Spot our advert in the Easy Jet inflight magazine during the month of December!
Take a photo of the advert with you (selfie) and send it together with your flight
The Marketing Team
Ski Trip 2016
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 13 years. Sign up forms and trip information is available from the main reception. Deadline for registration is 15 December 2015 and spaces are limited
Assist / La Reserva Invitation
Join us to experience the Sotogrande Christmas spirit at the official ‘re’-opening of La Reserva.
The renowned golf course and clubhouse of La Reserva in Sotogrande have recently undergone significant developments with many new surprises.
As a parent of the Sotogrande International School (SIS) we would like to share these surprises with you and your family at the pre-opening party.
Come and join us for a Christmas toast and some fun activities for the children including a visit from Santa and his elves, sparkling Christmas decorations and live entertainment to bring about that festive cheer.When: Tuesday December 22nd, 3- 6pm
Where: In the Christmas villa (# 37) in the gated condominium of Los Cortijos located in La Reserva.
(The entrance to the development of Los Cortijos is on the left side, before you arrive to the golf club house of La Reserva.)
After the pre-opening party, you are of course also invited to join the official opening party of La Reserva from 5pm.
Parking will be available at the car park of the golf club.
Message from Emma ButlerDespite this being a short week there has been lots going on…
On Wednesday P3-P6 started the day with a celebration assembly. Over this term it has been a great pleasure to talk to all the teachers and observe some amazing work that has been going on in all the year groups. There were lots of smiling faces as the following students were congratulated for their effort and attitudes.
Visitors from our Ludoteca, Fundamentals
Christmas in Primary First Is Coming……Not long now!
Performance dates and times as follows:
Congratulations to all P3 students
On Thursday P3 students and the Primary Spanish Team spent the morning at our Fundamentals Nursery, where our students performed a fantastic play for the nursery children. It was great to see our P3 students communicating and performing so confidently in Spanish.
The Christmas Elves Visit EC1-P3
Today EC1-P3 had a lovely surprise as they were visited by some Christmas Elves. Much fun was had by all! Thanks to Sotogrande S.A. for this Christmas moment!!
As we slowly prepare for the festive season and as part of showing the Christmas spirit, KP and the Student Council would like to call upon your generosity to support our friends from Hogar Betania in La Linea.
As well as running numerous specific projects, Hogar Betania is currently supporting over 250 families in our local area. One of the smaller but definitely heart warming initiatives they organise is the Christmas present campaign, which aims to help these families to provide Christmas presents, joy and magic for the younger ones in the family.
Our objective is therefore simple. We are arranging for each class to fill boxes for certain age groups:
P3 Newborn to 12 months
A few suggestions of what we will include are small clothing items, personal hygiene products, story or colouring books, arts and crafts resources, small toys. Please do not include second hand goods, war toys, money, sharp objects or perishable goods.
Boxes will be made in class (more shoe boxes and wrapping paper please!) and then distributed by Student Council and The Kindred Project and delivered to Hogar Betania ready for Christmas!
Thank you for your support.
Last Thursday, Sotogrande was visited by nearly 40 universities as part of our University & Career Programme. We also hosted 8 other international schools from along the coast, who came to participate in the event. Over the course of the day there were numerous opportunities for our students to question the universities, and in the afternoon we ran 4 application seminars for our Diploma students to attend. Many parents were also able to visit the event in the afternoon, and the universities can be quoted as saying, “that we all agreed that today was the best [university convention]” that they had attended this year! There was positive feedback from the students, with excellent support from Diploma students in many different roles. One parent of an M5 student summed up the importance of the convention from their perspective with these words, “It is really helpful that you start this process [university choices] early, as they need time to consider their options and focus their minds prior to selecting their Diploma subjects. It is great that they have time to reflect and that it isn’t a rushed decision. The University Convention helps bring this decision making to life and gives us all an opportunity to understand what the universities are looking for in their applicants. I am sure this familiarity with the requirements and processes gives the students an advantage when applying.” It was also a positive step in raising our profile with universities globally. It is unquestionably true that if university admissions staff are aware of SIS, and the calibre of our students, then it will add to our students’ application profiles. Mitchell Stevens, a renowned Harvard Professor wrote that, “high school guidance counsellors in particular are crucial brokers of applicants at selective colleges because they have enduring and reciprocal beneficial relationships with admission officers.” and it is these events that develop that link, not only with the counsellor but also with the student. Chris Turner from Winchester University Admissions concluded the day by saying, “the fair was brilliant! We have been touring Spain visiting about 12 international schools in five days and the fair at Sotogrande was by far the best”.
Inter-school Creative Writing contest
On Friday 4 December, selected senior school students took part in the fourth inter-school creative writing contest at Aloha College. They were warmly welcomed by the host school and enjoyed meeting their rivals from Aloha and Swans. They wrote on story titles chosen by the English and Spanish teachers at the three schools, which were selected at random. Aloha provided us with lunch after the contest and our entrants then sped back to school with what seemed to be pleasant memories of the day. They will however have to wait until January to find out how they have fared.
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