Message from the Head
I hope you have had a pleasant week, while the weather has been miserable; there have been some glimpses of sunshine at SIS!
On Tuesday we hosted a coffee morning for new parents, giving them the opportunity to ask questions, gain clarification and learn about Managebac. I would like to thank everyone who attended this informal yet informative meeting.
On Wednesday we were lucky enough to host Aaron Macleod a lead teacher with National Geographic. Aaron led a small workshop for students in P5 and P6 on the effects of climate change, whilst his wife Bronwyn ran a training session for staff across our school about unlocking passions.
Following the January Mock exams and D2 reports, I am thrilled to announce the following students who earned a place on the Honour Roll for D2.
For Personal Growth (academic) congratulations go to Flora Ferrandis, Scarlet Jenkins, Maria Isabel García Ortega, Carmen Pastor Escuin, Angelina Musayev, Maryana Zborovskaya and Henry Shields.
For Personal Growth (CAS) congratulations go to Vittoria Morace and Bella Stauli.
I hope you are feeling excited about the Kiss the CASBAH event tonight! 50 D1 students have been involved in the planning and organization of the whole event, as a way to raise money for their Asni trip later this year. As it is the 10-year anniversary of the partnership between the school and Asni, we are delighted that Hassan Edderjoune, president of the Tiwizi Association, will join us to celebrate this very special night! Students have passed a food hygiene course to allow them to cook for you tonight; they have organized the music, will wait on tables and organize the clear up.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Whole School News
Student Council NewsThe Student Council have changed their aim and purpose. At the beginning of the school year, the council helped with fundraising activities. Now with The Kindred Project being such a big part of the school, we have decided to take a new direction.
Since the start of this new year, the council have been attending various professional meetings including SLT, Pastoral care team, Health and Safety and PTA meetings that address issues for students on a more personal and valuable level. We want to focus more on the professional side of the school that benefits the students. We hope to give the students’ opinions and a voice inside of the meetings to continue improving the school.
This week saw our annual Staff vs. Students netball match. The students had been training hard all year to win back their title, however incredibly the match finished in a draw!
Next Friday, 24th of February we will celebrate “Andalusia Day” packed with many fun activities: traditional breakfast and “tapas” in the cantina, workshops, treasure hunts, flamenco zumba-dance and lots more exciting surprises.
Kiss the Casbah – TONIGHT!
A few, very few, tickets may still be available at the door
Primary School News
Message From Emma Butler
A group of students from P5 and P6 spent Wednesday and Thursday working with Aaron MacLeod from Gateways Education conducting experiments and investigations from National Geographic’s ‘JASON Learning Climate Curriculum’.
A busy week for P4
On Wednesday M2 hosted a series of interactive activities to broaden P4’s understanding of Healthy Lifestyles. Activities included watching a pig’s heart being dissected, inflating a pig’s lung, online games made up by the M2 students using the Kahoot app as well as experimenting with a wide range of apparatus to measure our breath.
On Thursday Lisa Greenwood came to show our P4 students how to keep fit with Zumba also in connection with our unit of inquiry on Healthy Living. The children demonstrated their sense of fun and energy and thoroughly enjoyed the activity.
On Thursday EC2 followed the water cycle on their unit-based trip.
Secondary School News
Thursday 23rd February at 9:00am in the Staff Room
M5 students have been attending general and subject-specific information sessions since late December on IB diploma offerings and entry requirements. Students will be making their initial choices early next week so that they can discuss this with you ahead of the meeting.
Diploma Music trip
Last Thursday a selection of D2, D1 and prospective D1 Music students enjoyed an evening at the Cervantes Theatre in Malaga. They experienced a very varied programme by the Malaga Symphony Orchestra. This consisted of a Classical Mozart Symphony (No. 36), the Romantic Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 with the brilliant Bulgarian virtuoso pianist, Ludmil Angelov, and the very entertaining orchestral suite from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, which is from the first half of the twentieth century. This last piece was particularly interesting in its use of a large percussion section. All in all, an unforgettable and enriching event to help develop music appreciation and listening skills.
University & Careers News
Guess who dropped in to say hello this week? Charlie Abrines Lerchundi, former SIS student, who recently finished his degree in International Relations with a 2:1 at Exeter University. Well done Charlie, and great to see you, sporting your Exeter top! Charlie has also become part of the SIS Alumni team, and we are looking forward to seeing lots of you here on the 9th of June. Charlie studied History, of course, achieving a 6 at Higher Level, and overall achieved 40 points for his Diploma. In his own words, “It was much harder than university!” Charlie then went on to study abroad in Canada and completed a 4 month placement with the Robert Kennedy Foundation in Washington DC.
Assist is a free service designed to help families from the school community to relocate, find useful contacts and benefit from discounts or privileges with local businesses and partners.
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PTA OPEN MEETING
The Kindred Project News
Bunker Bar’s Bonanza for Uganda!
Donations for Uganda:
There will be a donation drop off on Friday 24th February at the school gates for any items you wish to donate for Uganda:
Supporting S. O. S. Perrera
Next week, 20th Feb- 24th Feb, the Green Van will open in Sotogrande School carpark if you would like to donate a bag of dog or cat food. All donations will be delivered on 25th February. Thank you.
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