Weekly Head’s Update 18.10.2019

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18th October 2019

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School Calendar: Dates for your Diary

Monday 21st October Uganda 2020 Expedition Launch meeting 4.05 pm-5 pm
Monday 21st – Friday 25th October D1/D2 Parent/Guardian interviews with Pastoral Leaders. By invitation
Wednesday, 23 October⋅10:00 am – 1:00 pm U9 Team Games SIS
Thursday 24th October Rice Day
Thursday 24th October P3-P6 Primary Halloween Disco 5 pm-7 pm
Friday 25th October Climate Change Awareness Day & Travel to School in a Green Way Day
Friday 25th October Send a Child to School Day
Monday 28 October – Monday 4th November inclusive Half term break – school closed
Friday 8th November PTA Fireworks Night

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Friday the 25th of October will be our second Travel to School in a Green Way Day and Climate Change Awareness Day. The PTA will be helping out on critical road crossings along the way. If you can offer any help to keep our students safe while walking, we would greatly appreciate it, email: ptavolunteers@sis.gl to volunteer. We were delighted with your support for our first ‘Travel to School in a Green Way Day’ and look forward to an even bigger level of support for next Friday. During the day one of the activities for Climate Change Awareness Day will be an environmentally sustainable meal served at lunchtime to all students.
Don’t forget the PTA’s other eco initiative of carpooling. If you would like to be added to the carpool database, please complete the form by clicking here.

This week we actively supported the “Towards Nature” event held in Marbella. With families and students attending and performing on Monday and presenting on Tuesday. On Monday the event was aimed at students aged 13 and over. M5 student, Leila, sang a solo, Mr Barling attended the event with some D1 students and our congratulations go to Shannon who won an award for the best question!

On Tuesday, Mrs Kearney and I took five students to the event aimed at students aged 13 and under. Three of our students presented their powerful speeches on food waste, whilst the other two held the event together as master of ceremonies, an immensely tough role. These five students were wonderful ambassadors for our school and demonstrated flexibility, courage and resilience. Please join me in congratulating:

Marlene, P6  Alba, M1   Emelhyn, M1   Gabriela, M2   Fabiola, M2

In advance of each academic year, we produce a school calendar, sharing with you term dates and holidays for the forthcoming year. We have just been advised by the local council of an additional local holiday, falling on Thursday 21st May, which has now been added to the calendar. This means school will be closed Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of May. I apologise for this late addition.

Next week we will be holding various activities to celebrate UN Day, observed worldwide on the 23rd of October. On Friday 25th we will hold our traditional whole school assembly to highlight the work of the UN and celebrate our nationalities and common humanity. Coinciding with our monthly Send a Child to School Day, we invite our students to come to school wearing their national costume or colours in exchange for €1 towards their sponsored child.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes,

Jak Kearney

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