Weekly Head’s Update 22.11.2019

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 as a force for good in the world.

22th November 2019

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School Calendar: Dates for your Diary

Friday 22nd November SotoSessions 7pm-10pm Foodisiac, Marina de Sotogrande
Saturday 23rd November Early Years Open Day for non-SIS families with children 2-6 years old
Monday 25th November 2 pm-4 pm  SIS University Convention
Thursday 28th November Rice Day
Friday 29th November  Climate Change Awareness Day & Travel to School in a Green Way Day
Friday 29th November  Send a Child to School Day
Saturday 30th November Christmas Charity Dinner 8.30 pm Cortijo Los Canos
Tuesday 3rd – Wednesday 4th  Usborne Books Bookfair
Friday 6th Monday 9th December Long weekend – school closed
Saturday 14th December SIS PTA Annual Christmas Market

Dear Parents and Guardians,

we started this week with plenty of smiles and laughter as the students saw the results of the Movember vote. The SIS Mo Bro’s had taken note and spent the weekend shaping and trimming their moustaches into the styles chosen for them. As men in a position of influence amongst the youth of today, we feel honoured to be able to raise awareness and have an impact both visually (!)  and financially. Thank you so much for your generosity so far and please dig deep to help us raise even more funds for men’s health, with a particular focus on prostate and testicular cancer.

It has been a busy week at SIS with students participating in various events along the coast. Our students travelled to a creative writing competition at Laude, an under 15 basketball tournament at Aloha, an Interschool debating competition at Swans and finally, we hosted an under 15 swimming competition at SIS. Taking part in these types of events provides our students with opportunities to challenge themselves and show their talent. We were the only school along the coast to attend all of the events; this willingness to enable our students to experience variety and seize opportunities is one of the things that makes us different. A sincere thank you to all the staff who have given their time to organise and lead these valuable experiences.

This week you will have received news from Inspired about university placement support and the new and exciting partnership with Crimson Education. I will provide you with more information about this as the relationship develops and opportunities arise.

With Christmas just around the corner, our Spanish Department has begun preparations for the 7th edition of their traditional Charity Dinner in support of Nuevo Hogar Betania. This will be held on Saturday 30th November at “Cortijo Los Canos” in Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro.

Under the umbrella of our NGO, The Kindred Project, this event provides the perfect opportunity for our community to come together for a great cause and welcome the Festive Season in a very special way. It promises to be a fun evening with delicious food, live music, and of course, our famous raffle loaded with fabulous prizes. Our objective is to raise enough funds to ensure the successful running of the ‘School Support Project’ offered for free by Hogar Betania.  For more information or to purchase of tickets contact: Rocío – rruiz@sis.gl, Valentina – info@thekindredproject.gl, or Henry at Reception.

Finally, please note the change of venue for tonight’s SIMA, Soto Sessions event. This will now take place in Bokana, Sotogrande Marina. Please come along and support our music academy students from 7 pm.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Jak Kearney

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