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
Thank you for you patience over the new security protocol. I appreciate it does add a little extra time onto your busy schedules, but the added awareness of who is on site brings great peace of mind. We are reviewing processes and will look to improve this in the future.
We have experienced a busy week at SIS. The secondary school on Monday took part in parent/student/teacher conferences. I would like to thank all parents, guardians, and students who attended that day. It allows opportunity for some deep and meaningful conversations to occur and the giving and receiving of feedback, which is so crucial in the learning process.
We had a number of experiential learning trips occurring this week. On Tuesday EC2 came to school dressed as princes and princesses as they went on a trip to Duquesa Castle, P4 launched the start of a whole school-wide student council focus on recycling with a trip to the recycling centre and M5 were on a Humanidades trip to Tarifa. On Wednesday and Thursday M5 students took part in a service learning experience at Hogar Betania and GCP students were off timetable learning about social entrepreneurship. We really have a huge range of interactive, authentic learning experiences that challenge our pupils and provide opportunities for growth. We wish our under-18 football team the best of luck as they head off to Portugal to represent SIS.
Last weekend 3 teachers (Mr. Allen, Ms. Bennett and Ms. Gonzalez) and I presented at the European Council of International Schools Conference in Barcelona. We led 2 sessions, one on Mathematical Resilience and the other on Learning to Learn skills. The experience was a great way to share the good practice that occurs in our school. From the feedback we received, we are at the cutting edge of education within Europe. Our initiatives, processes and ideas amazed people. The experience also allowed us to launch a social entrepreneurship idea that will lead to some revenue gain for the Kindred Project.
I would like to remind you of the upcoming University Convention that will take place on December 3rd. Please see below for more details.
Finally I would like to congratulate Frankie Batt and Todd Gouldbourne, who you will remember were selected to represent Great Britain in the under-18 padel championship in Mexico. I am delighted to report that not only did they qualify for this tournament, but also they finished in 3rd place and achieved a Bronze medal!
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Whole School News
SI Flamenco – Antonio Canales
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Lamda acting exams will be held this week for selected students from M2-D2.
LAMDA (The London Academy of Dramatic Arts) began offering speech examinations to the public in 1880s. Since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation by experts in education, acting and communication.
We would like to wish ALL of our students luck with their exams and have loved working with them as they have developed their characterisations in our lunchtime LAMDA club.
SIS December Theatre Festival
The December Theatre Festival will take place on the 9th & 10th of December at 18:00. On the 9th there will be an evening of mime, movement and monologues. The monologues will involve some of our LAMDA students showcasing their examination entries and also a full-length (1/2 hour) Alan Bennett monologue performed by our very own Anne Adamson!
Music class activities
Hola, my name is Daniel Felton or Mr. Felton to my students and I am from the United States of America, studying teacher practice with 6 of my classmates from our university in Minnesota called Gustavus Adolphus. I have been placed to work with Mr. Wickersham for 7 weeks to finish the term and have very much enjoyed working with children of all ages with music and instruction. At the beginning of class we often do a warm-up activity and I decided to have the students work on rhythms from creation of patterns that I came up with for this activity. There the students played the rhythms toward each other and we had fun while learning about rhythms, steady beats, and patterns.
SI Stage School
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. (price for Santa suits still to be confirmed)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
dates and destination to email@example.com.
You might be the lucky person to win a free entrance and T-shirt to the SOTOROX festival, which will take place on Thursday 18th February!
Have a safe flight!The Marketing TeamSki Trip 2016
SOTOGRANDE SKI EXCURSION – SIERRA NEVADA
22-26 February 2016 (Monday am to Friday pm)
Open to all students from P6 – D2
Price: €600 (same price since 2012!)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 limitedPTA NewsMeetingThe next general PTA meeting is being held on Tuesday December 1st at 09.15 in the school cantina. Everyone welcome!
Click here for the minutes from last month’s meeting.Christmas Bazaar
The Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 12th from 1pm to 4pm.
Call for VolunteersWe are looking for volunteers for Christmas Decorating on Monday 30th November at 9am. Together we will be decorating the Main Reception and Cantina.
We are also looking for Volunteers to help sell Raffle tickets from next Wednesday 2nd December onwards every school day at 3.30pm until 4.15pm until Friday 11th December.
Anyone is interested in helping out, please contact the Events committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kindred Project News
Dreaming Dragons – Social commerce for a better world
Dreaming Dragons is a social entrepreneurship pop-up business promoted by The Kindred Project through the M2 & M3 Global Citizenship Program. It was created in 2014 not only to offer solutions to different social and environmental problems identified by The Kindred Project’s local and international partners, but also to teach students about social entrepreneurship, how to create, brand and maintain a company, control its funds, budget, profit, and most importantly how to work as a team.
Last Tuesday from 15:30h-17:00h in the school cantina we set up our pop-up shop where we sold second-hand books, clothes, shoes and school uniform in order to keep our business growing and support Hogar Betania develop its own social entrepreneurship venture.
We will make sure to keep you up-dated about our next pop-up dates and developments.
Charity dinner for Hogar Betania
The Spanish Department would like to thank you for joining us and sharing what was a fantastic evening last Saturday at the charity dinner for The Kindred Project. We couldn’t have felt more at home! 100% of the profits, €1.700, will go towards Hogar Betania in La Línea to help with the final electrical wiring of the future night shelter.
We sincerely want to thank Las Camelias Restaurant, all the sponsors, parents, teachers, the IT, marketing and maintenance teams, SIS and KP for always being there to support good causes.
Message from Emma Butler
Experiential Learning: Tuesday was a busy day In Primary
P4 visit to Recycling plant
P4 had a fun and educational trip to Casares Recycling Plant on Tuesday. They spent the morning looking at the amount of rubbish and waste that humans make and understanding what happens to it. By the end of the session they began to realize how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to save our planet. In the afternoon they enjoyed social time with their peers at a nearby park.
EC2 – A Fairy Tale Day
On a cold but beautifully sunny Tuesday morning, not far from SIS a group of young princesses and knights were seen exploring a local Castle. Dressed in beautiful costumes these EC2 children spent the day engaged in a variety of unit related activities, “A Starring Role.”
Can you imagine the scene…….. As the smell of chicken drumsticks drifted to where the dragon slept, the Dragon woke and roared which led to a hasty retreat by all. The princesses and knights regrouped and Miss Jo (the handsome prince) drew her sword and delivered the final blow. Now it was safe to venture forward, find the treasure and return to their kingdom!
What, you missed it? Keep your eyes wide open. You never know when you’ll see them out again. Experiential learning is what we do and making learning as real as possible is what makes us special!
Managebac Roll Out In Primary
The open invitation sessions will run in the Primary IT room on December the 1st and 2nd at 9am, 3pm and 4pm.
Visit of Prospective Parents
It was a great pleasure showing a group of parents from Fundamentals, our Early Years Campus, around on Wednesday morning. As always the classrooms and surrounding areas we visited looked amazing, our students were engaged, on task and enjoying school.
On December the 3rd SIS will be welcoming over 30 universities from around the world. This will be the second University Convention following on from last year’s successful combined University & Careers Convention.
Any queries please email Jason Mungles – email@example.com
Last Thursday five of our budding mathematicians spent the day at Laude San Pedro school working and competing in the 6th Maths Olympiad; from M1 Faisal Khreis, M2 Laura De Lathauwer, M3 Amy Denton, M4 Hannah Coventry and M5 Daria Bogatyreva.
Our five students competed in mixed teams working with students from 5 other schools, Amy went on to say ” I liked being mixed up with other schools and meeting new people”.
San Roque Boarding House News
Boarding House News
This Saturday, the Boarders are looking forward to seeing the animals at Selwo Aventura Park and visiting Estepona, whilst on Sunday we’ll be paying a visit to the cinema to see the new James Bond film.