School Newsletter 21.12.2016

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We facilitate self-discovery and the development of unique interests, gifts and talents, whilst promoting service learning asa force for good in the world.

School Newsletter – 21st December 2016


Message from the Head
Dear Parents and guardians,Wow what a way to end the term! It always amazes me how the staff at SIS seem to do more and more as the term draws to a close! On Monday and Tuesday we hosted the EC1 and EC2 and the P1 and P2 Christmas shows. Songs like Wonky Donkey are still going round in my head!  I would like to publicly congratulate and thanks Mr. Luis for his energy and calmness. This is his first year here and he has certainly stepped up to the challenge. Both events allowed each child in EC1  – P2 to have their own little part, shine for a moment or two and have some fun. Moreover they really lit the festive spirit. Thank you to everyone who came to watch, and to everyone who helped to support and give the students this opportunity.


Tuesday had a rather chilly start with the Polar Bear challenge. The start line was crowded with excited students, teachers and parents. I would like to thank Mr. Gibson, the PTA and staff members for getting up extra early and helping to marshal the event. I am still defrosting from the 15-degree water. What a shock after a 1-mile run!

Finally today saw me taped to a wall!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this fund raising event.  We managed to raise 150 € to help kit out the new classroom in Uganda ready for their new intake in 2017.  


I would like to finish with wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. I hope you are able to find some time to disconnect from work and to spend some quality time with the people who love you most. Thank you for your continued trust with your most precious treasures.  Have a great start to 2017. We look forward to welcoming you back on January 9th at 8.50am in impeccable uniform!

Happy Christmas

Jak Kearney

Whole School News

Polar Bear Challenge
Over 80 participants braved the La Reserva hills and the 15 degree water all in the name of the Polar Bear Challenge! Congratulations to all survivors in raising over 400 euros for the Kindred Project. What better way to start the festive period than hot chocolate and a mince pie!


Primary School News

Message from Emma Butler, Head of Primary

Congratulations to all the children from EC1, EC2, P1 and P2 who wowed the audiences on Monday and Tuesday in their Christmas shows. Parents and other guests were enchanted with their enthusiasm and confidence. A special well done to those children who stepped into fill parts on the day for classmates who were off sick. Thank-you to Mr.Luis and all the primary team who inspired, taught and supported the children, enabling them to achieve this success.
If there is anyone who would still like to purchase a DVD of the show, please contact out marketing department on


Secondary School News

December Theatre Festival

Last week saw students from M4 and DP Theatre perform at the December Theatre Festival. We would like to thank you all of you who came to support this event.

The M4 drama group performed ‘Death and Life in a Circus’ written by our M1-M4 drama teacher Daniel Maloney. It was a very poignant piece and the ensemble delivered some beautiful moments with a clear message of unification and hope. The characterisations were challenging and varied and our fledging M4 actors presented us with engaging, humorous, often touching and confident performances.

The DP Theatre students astounded us with their 4 devised performances in line with IB Collaborative Project examination requirements. I think it would be fair to claim that the audience left the theatre feeling completely overwhelmed by both the intensity of the subject matters being tackled and the exemplary level of skill demonstrated by the performers.

M4 and El Cid, an interactive route through Spain

Dear parents, we would like to conclude this term by sharing with you the research work that the students have done on medieval Spanish literature, focused on Poem del Mio Cid, which tells the life of the Spanish hero Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar.
This fun and interactive way introduces students to our classics with the oldest Spanish epic text that we have conserved.

​To access the full information, please click on the following link.

Lourdes​ Villafranca



The Kindred Project news

Ecuador 2017 Expedition

The Kindred Project is delighted to announce the launch of its Ecuador 2017 Expedition on Thursday 12th January, at 4pm in room P23. If you’re child is interested in joining this extraordinary experience, please come along to the meeting to find out all about it! We would like to remind you that this expedition is open to 17 students from M4 to D1. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Kindred Project and the Dreaming Dragons Students and Team would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the SIS community, students, teachers and parents for their incredible support this year. All of which enables our students to passionately use education as a force for good in the world. Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Wonderful Healthy New Year!

SI Stage School awards

The SI Stage School proudly presented certificates and awards to their talented students. All students received certificates for their hard work and dedication. The Awards for Singing, Acting and Dance were presented to all ages ranging from 6-16 years of age. The overall Student of the Term award went to Enola Gavira Gavira for her outstanding all round achievements in the performing arts.
If you would like to join the SI Stage School starting a new term in the New Year, please contact Mr. Maloney at


HFG Labeling Services


Please ensure your child’s uniform is labeled  – personalised sew-on or iron-on name tapes available to order online from or telephone 658 389 175.
Check out our website for many more personalized items.

Cub Scout group restarting 12th January

A reminder that the Cub Scout group, open to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 10 and a half,
will restart on Thursday !2th January in P4 Miss Marta’s classroom.
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Cost: 60€ per term

For further information, please contact

23rd December. Christmas Musical at El Mercado de Levante.

Next 22sd and 23rd December Santa Claus will arrive at La Marina de Sotogrande to hear the wishes of your little ones. Furthermore the 23rd December at 6pm we can all enjoy with a funny and spectacular musical performances. Check out what you can find at La Marina de Sotogrande:

We are a learning community, passionate about providing an  International Education,which inspires and encourages learning and intercultural  understanding.
We facilitate self-discovery and the development of unique interests, gifts and talents, whilst promoting service learning asa force for good in the world.


ASSIST is a free service offered by Sotogrande International School (SIS) to help and support newly arrived families to quickly find solutions to their relocation issues, their domestic and personal needs by using the buying power of the SIS community to negotiate discounts, deals and/or privileges from local suppliers.

The Kindred Project

“To promote education as a force for good to help create a more peaceful world”.

Aims to offer young people opportunities to explore, discuss and work together to help sustain change both locally and globally by developing leadership and critical thinking skills through projects requiring intercultural understanding and community building.

Sistech Academy

Since SIS students are privileged to be members of an IT learning environment that is an official Apple School. Our IT staff are not only trained by Apple but are themselves certified Apple Trainers. So uncertainties about using Apples vast suite of applications and devices are becoming second-nature to your children and the same level of expertise and teaching can be put at the disposal of parents too, and even other adults not yet members of the SIS family…

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