Message from the Head
This week we have been surrounded by lots of characters from Bugsy Malone as they took part in their first rehearsal in costume and shot some of the promo photos for the show. Please make sure you save the following dates, 26th and 27th April 2017!
The first MUN trip of 2017 departed on Wednesday for Copenhagen. Miss Anne and Mr. Barling chaperoned 20 M5 and D1 students from SIS to Copenhagen to take part in the BIGMUN conference. For some of the group, the M5 Model United Nations day that we held in October was a useful introduction to what they will experience in a full conference as they work with students from more than 20 other schools to propose solutions and debate some very complex real world issues. We look forward to hearing how they got on after the break.
We hope this half term holiday you are able to switch off and spend some quality time with your children. The Adventurebug team will be leading the SIS annual Ski trip, the D2 students will be focused and working hard for their final exams in May and our students who are preparing for their service trips to Asni, Uganda and Ecuador will be working hard to raise funds for their trips.
I would like to finish by reminding you about our deadline for letting us know your intentions for the academic year 2017 – 2018. Should you intend to leave us, you must inform us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on 31st March 2017 to ensure the return of your deposit. We sincerely hope however that you choose to join us for another year.
I wish you a restful and peaceful half term. And look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 7th March before 8.50am.
Whole School News
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are deeply excited to share the initial process for the formation of the Advisory Board. We will require a person who is Spanish and able to speak English fluently and another person from another nationality who is fluent in English.
Interested parties must have been a parent within the school for at least 2 years, not been employed by the school and know they can gather support of at least 10 parents.
All interested parties will be invited to one of two meetings on Thursday 9th March. The first will be at 9.30am in the staffroom, the second at 6pm also in the staff room. At this meeting the job description will be released and the application process will be shared. It will be a chance for you to ask questions about the role and the process.
All interested parties must email email@example.com with Advisory Board as the subject of the email by March 7th 2017 by 4pm. In the email we request that you state the meeting time preferred. If you do not send this email by March 7th at 4pm, you will not be able to continue in the process.
We are delighted to invite parents to this year’s M5 Personal Project Fair, where the students will be presenting the results of their hard work, which has stemmed from their own initiative, perseverance, and creativity. There will be an array of projects on show, with students answering questions with regards to the projects, which in many cases have involved up to 6 months of dedicated work.
Primary School News
Dates for your Diary
Message From Emma Butler
As we come to the end of a very busy and successful half term I wish all students and parents a very relaxing and happy half term break.Action from Zack BarlingIt is always great to see our children inspired by visitors to the school. Following a recent visit by author Andrea Prior, one of our students, Zack Barling in P2 took action at home and started his own book of poetry inspired by ‘A Parcel of Pigs’. What super use of rhyming words and great illustrations too. Congratulations Zack!
Cultural Day In P1P1 have now come to the end of an interesting unit of inquiry on culture; a unit full of newfound knowledge for the children, which culminated in a culture fair. No less than fifteen countries were represented with the valuable help of the parents of a diverse group of students. This was a chance for each child to experience first hand how cultures differ but also have so many similarities.
Thank you to all the parents who helped make this a special experience for our P1 students.
Celebrating P6 language and visual artsDuring their current unit on conflict and resolution, P6 expressed their ideas about conflict in school through writing poetry. In their artwork they were asked to portray personal inner conflict.
Book And Film Reviews
Film review – Gerado
Book review – Mikolaj Poetry
Conflict – Jago
Left Out – Angelo
What Am I? – George
Left Out – Sofia V
Who Shall Be The One? – Alisa
Secondary School News
On Friday the 17th, a group of D1s organised the event Kiss the CASbah as part of a CAS project. It was a whole new challenge for all of us since this is something we had never experienced before. It was quite stressful before and during the event. However, the satisfaction and joy I felt after everything had finished was mind-blowing. It was incredible to see how many parents and teachers collaborated and how many wonderful performers kept the night vibrant. We raised 3000€ and I personally feel really proud to have accomplished this with our team.
M4 Back from the studio
M4 Music students, as part of their Unit on “Me & Youth Culture” have written and recorded their first album at our very own studios in SRC.
Check it out!
The last weeks of the Global Citizenship elective have again been very inspiring. Our students have organised different successful fundraising activities to raise money for The Kindred Project, applying their organising skills and improving their abilities to work in teams.
Mr. Francisco Segura Dominguez (CEO of Ngwota Solutions, www.ngwota.com) and his local business partner Mrs. Silvia Segura Dominguez visited M4 to continue the project on Social Entrepreneurship. Our students are analysing his products, which are also supported by (local) NGOs. With this project our students get the chance to connect to the real world by redesigning and testing products and advising a social entrepreneur.
Mrs. Sofia Marban (www.fundacionalma.eu) came to continue the series of Mindfulness workshops with our students in M1 and M3. Mrs. Marban studied Biology, completed veterinary studies in Madrid and is now dedicated to children’s education in Mindfulness, based on the program of “The 7 steps of Universal Education”. She has invited our students for workshops at her beautiful farm in Tesorillo and you can visit her website for more information on courses.
Thank you to those who attended the PTA meeting this week. You were the first to hear about the School Annual Report, and the interesting update on the Cantina!
We are starting the process to elect parent representatives for the Advisory Board, and further information will be given in a separate letter to parents. If you wish to be considered for election, please contact Tracey Stoneham – firstname.lastname@example.org
See below for details of our next exciting event!
The Kindred Project News
Bunker Bar’s Bonanza for Uganda!
Kiss The Casbah with a special visit from Hassan Edderjourn!
La Reserva Club to host family sporting brunches on alternate Saturdays
Saturday Brunches are back! La Reserva Club is delighted to start the Brunch tradition every other weekend. Open to members and non-members, families and friends, all are invited to enjoy a fantastic morning at La Reserva Club with an extended Mediterranean Brunch, sports and an array of entertainments for younger children including face-painting and balloons the next Saturday 4th March from 11h30.
Nuno Gonçalves, head of destination at Sotogrande, was eager to get the brunches started again.
“The team here and all our guests really enjoy the brunches at La Reserva Club. They are a great way to get family and friends together on a Saturday. It is such a special location up here at La Reserva Club, with the Andalucian landscape at our toes and an ever increasing range of activities. There is so much space for everyone to enjoy themselves. We are determined to make this one our our best traditions!”
Price per family (parents + children): 80€, including:
Brunch (alcoholic beverage not included)
Classes and games for children
Cap & t-Shirt
Special prices for members applied.
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