Friday, 13 October 2017

8: Friday 13th October 2017

From the Director


We have been enjoying theatre week in school this week and I would like to thank Mr. Pike and his team for putting together some excellent cameos and some longer performances. I have received some excellent feedback from both staff and students and thoroughly enjoyed the performances myself. Yesterday we had a performance of La Viuda y la Bestia by Teatro de Los Sin Verguenza for all grade 6 to 8 students as well as the IGCSE and IB drama students.

We are making some changes to the car park pick ups next week to try to reduce the number of cars using the top car park at 2 pm. In particular we are trying to help parents who have to pick up Primary and Secondary children at 2 pm. If you are in this group and have not received an email about this please contact us. Thank you to those parents who have helped by arriving later. We do however still have many parents sending drivers early. These cars are a danger to all of us as they block access routes and increase the probability of an accident outside our premises. I would like to ask you to reconsider these actions.

Thank you to everyone who completed the Team Sports survey, we will be discussing the results and ways to improve. Congratulations to the U 17 boys football team for qualifying for the national schools championships as the La Libertad representatives. We are very proud of you!

Our graduating class of 2018 took their PAES examinations this week. This is always a busy time for them as they combine PAES revision with all their IB curriculum needs. Our students generally do a great job on the PAES examination bearing in mind it is based on a different curriculum from our main focus. The exams went well at Santa Inés and we look forward to the results

I hope you have a lovely weekend with your children.

Primary News

Dear Parents and Carers,

This year there has been some consternation about who has been selected to go on the 5th Grade UK trip. This is always a difficult decision as in fact the vast majority of our students are well behaved and deserve to go. This is further complicated by the fact we actually have to book the places to stay two years in advance otherwise they are no longer available. Two or three years ago we tried to increase the opportunities for students to go on the trip by scheduling two trips, one at Easter and one in the summer, but only a very few people were interested in going at Easter and we lost all the deposits we had paid. We tried running a bigger group but moving 42 students around England and London in particular, was very stressful and it detracted from the success of the trip - so that was not a solution. Last year we only had the 40 applicants and some people changed their mind therefore there was no issue about who went. This year we were a little surprised by the large uptake and were unable to offer the number of places we would have liked to. We are still looking into the idea of a second trip for those who did not make it onto the first one but in reality getting places at this late stage is unlikely. We do realise how disappointing this is for the students not selected and non-selection is no reflection on any student. As I said before the vast majority of our students are well behaved and it is impossible to choose fairly between them and that is why we draw the names out of a hat. We are monitoring those students who were disappointed and checking that they are ok in school. 


In view of these problems year on year, we have now agreed to invite the families to confirm their children’s places at the beginning of grade 4 so that everyone who wants to go, can. As we invest in these places we will expect a deposit to secure the place at this much earlier stage. We are holding a meeting on the 18th October to share the full information with Grade 4 parents. If you are even slightly interested in your child going to the UK in Summer 2019, please make sure you attend.

At the beginning of this week the grade 8 students performed in the Primary Playgrounds to celebrate Theatre week. They performed a modern piece which they interpreted and executed very well. The Primary students were fascinated by their performance and were talking about it for quite some time afterwards. Thank you very much Grade 8 and their drama Teacher Mr Pike.

On Monday we held a safeguarding meeting for our Upper Primary Students explaining to them their right to be safe from harm. We told them who the school safeguarding officers are and discussed who they can tell if they are concerned. We then asked each child to create a “trusting hand” with the name of an adult on each finger so that if they have a clear and pre-organised idea of who they can talk to iif they find themselves with a difficulty. The hands are now displayed in their classrooms.

For the next two weeks there are the three way parent conferences for Upper Primary. Please make sure you have booked your appointment and attend your child’s meetings. If for some reason you are unable to make it at the times offered please book for a different time. Please attend these meetings as they are crucial to your child’s progress.

On Saturday the 21st February it will be the International Friendship Fair. We are expecting all primary children to attend and everyone else is welcome too. We now have a good collection of filled jars for the tombola and the students are working ha
rd to design their games and stalls. LAst week I suggested the students also carried out chores at home to earn their spending money. They need to start now in order to earn enough! I think it will be a wonderful morning with the focus being on the students enjoyment and as always it will be in a very good cause.

This week Prepa finalised their latest unit “Who am I?’‘ by inviting their parents in for the exit point. 

They were able to demonstrate their understanding of the big idea that we are all different but share commonalities and can work together to support and respect each other. They explained all that they have learnt to their parents. I am sure all the parents were impressed. Well done everyone and thank you parents for coming in.

There is a lot coming up so please keep your eye on the dates. Don’t forget the ‘Colour Run’ a fun event for all and the funds go to Save the Children.

Have a great weekend.

Sharon Short
Head of Primary
Safeguarding Officer

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
October
Tuesday 17th - 1st grade Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 20th - 1st Padilla assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Saturday 21st - International Friendship Fair - 9:00am
Tuesday 24th - Prepa Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 27th - Prepa Ware assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Friday 27th - Save The Children Colour Run for First Grade - Sports Field

Upper Primary
October
Week Beginning Monday 16th - UP Parent Conferences
Wednesday 18th - 4th Guzman Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Wednesday 18th - 2019 UK Prospective Trip Meeting (4th Grade Parents) - 6:00pm - PAC
Thursday 19th - 2018 Mammoth Ski Trip Meeting - 6:00pm - Library Seminar Room
Saturday 21st - International Friendship Fair - 9:00am
Wednesday 25th - 3rd Segovia Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Friday 27th - Save The Children Colour Run - Sports Field

Please note Ana Gloria Mena and Edda Padilla are Primary Safeguarding Officers

Secondary News

Dear parents and carers,

It seems incredible to think we are only two weeks away from Half-term! We are really looking forward to our Colour Run and we feel very happy with the number of students who have bought their kits to participate in support of this worthy cause. It has been a wonderful month focusing on children and the importance of looking after their rights and wellbeing. More work on this is to come as we will focus specifically on this in our UN week at the end of the month. 

The Class of 2018 did the PAES this week! 
From Mr Eric Quijano
The PAES is a national exit exam for graduating students, which covers the Natural Sciences, Maths, National History, and Spanish Language and Literature. About 85,000 students took the exam on October 11th and 12th, nationwide. We are very proud of our students’ effort and dedication through the process of preparation, and performance on the official exam days. And, we are very thankful of the support of all our teachers who work with them. From the start, our goal had been clear: we want to achieve our best by giving our earnest effort. It was very rewarding to hear from the great majority of our students after each set of exams that they had felt the exams were very manageable, that they had felt very comfortable, and they were confident about their performance; effort does lead to success, I thought! 

The results will be reported in about a month’s time, and we are very hopeful!


From Mr Anthony Pike
This week saw a range of theatrical activities taking place to celebrate ABC’s annual Theatre Week, with students across the entire school given the opportunity to either watch or participate in some form of theatrical performance.

Please follow this link to the see details of each activity!!

ABC Careers Day for Grade 11
From Mr Eric Quijano
The ABC Careers Day for Grade 11 students will take place next Wednesday 18th, October. For our students, this day is a window into the future world of professional careers and universities. Students start early in the morning with an official keynote speech by the Director of Coaching Positivo. Students dress up in formal attire to add to the feeling of professionalism that should be inherent to the search of a university and course of study that is the right fit for them. With the prospect of university options in mind, they will move on to a carousel of career talks by professionals actively working in their fields of expertise. Grade 11 students were asked to select 7 career options they would like to know about, and from those choices, they will be assigned 4 options that range from medicine, law, and engineering, to culinary arts, communications, marketing, and psychology, among others.

On this very day, the ABC will also be hosting the 9th Annual University Fair from 10 am – 3:30 pm at the auditorium of our campus. An array of 20 something institutions from the UK, USA, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador will be represented. Grade 11 students will take turns visiting the fair to have a look at the many university opportunities; Grade 9, 10, and 12 students will also be scheduled to participate at specific times. It goes without saying, all of our parents are invited to attend at any time, and we hope for your support. 

We will be joined by other schools in this event. It will be a day to celebrate academic life. It will be a day for students to envision themselves in their professional future. 

IGCSE Awards Certificates Ceremony
We were very pleased to welcome so many parents to our IGCSE Certificate awards ceremony to celebrate the success of the class of 2019. 

A special mention to Michael Van Breukelen as our top students in the results, becoming this graduating class’ Millennium Scholar! Congratulations!


IGCSE Results - Honour Roll Students

Michael VanBrukelen- Millenium Scholar

More Tribal Fun in Grade 6
From Mrs Bradburn- HoD Maths
As grade 6 prepare for their first mathematics test in our secondary school, we turned their revision lesson into a tribal competition. The students competed in their tribes to complete 4 different ten minutes activities covering the topics of fractions and types of number. Their fifth grade teachers came along to say hello and see how they are getting along. You can see more here.

Teachers as Lifelong Learners


Poco de Pedagogy session on Using G-Suite and Augmented Reality for team building through Scavenger Hunts in the LRC.

I leave you today with a personal reflection. There's a lot I love about being a teacher. Teaching offers us an opportunity to keep our brain young! It allows us to continue our own journey as students becoming lifelong learners. We as educators speak often about instilling this love of learning in our students as lifelong learners, but if we aren't buying into it ourselves, then our students don't stand a chance. This is why our weekly sessions of "Poco de Pedagogy" under the coordination of Ms Kay Brown, are so fantastic! We get the opportunity to learn from each other by sharing best practices and resources as well as find out about different topics related to our wonderful vocation. It is great to see how every week more and more teachers attend and take advantage of these sessions. Daily, we encourage our students to step out of their comfort zone in order to learn and grow and this initiative allows us, the teachers, the same opportunity. I know this will only reap benefits for our students. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kinds regards,

Natalia Cáceres Escalón

Dates for your diary
October
Saturday 14th October - PSAT Exam at school
Monday 16th October - Hult Business School visits the ABC
Wednesday 18th October - Careers Day (Class 2019)
Thursday 19th October- G12 Biology Trip 
Friday 20th October - Grade 7 Spanish/ Science trip to Botanical Gardens
Monday 23rd October - UN Week starts
Wednesday 25th October - IB Information Evening for parents- parents of the class of 2019
Friday 27th October- COLOUR RUN! 
Monday 30th to Friday 3rd November - School Closed for Half Term

Team Sports

Juegos Estudiantiles - Tiro con Arco
¡¡¡Bulldogs Campeón!!!

Hoja de resultados oficial que da como Campeón Colegial de Tiro con Arco 2017 al equipo de la ABC, recuperando así el primer lugar ganándole a FESA.

¡Felicidades Campeones!

​Curso AEFES - Fútbol
Ceremonia de graduación del curso clase D de fútbol, el profesor Miguel Valiente fue uno de los que recibió su diploma que lo acredita cómo: Entrenador de fútbol clase D.

¡Felicidades!

Natación
TSP felicita a Diego Alvarado ganó el primer lugar y Sebastián Contreras Melgar segundo en la categoría de 9 - 10 años en el Campeonato Nacional de Piscina Corta.

Cuyo evento tuvo lugar del 5 al 8 de octubre​

Juego Amistoso - Fútbol - 14U (f)
Encuentro de preparación entre los equipos de la Escuela Americana y ABC.
EA 4 - 0 ABC

Friday, 6 October 2017

7: Friday 6th October 2017

From the Director


I would like to start with some sporting congratulations. It has been excellent to see the success of some of our swimmers and archers this week. Well done to everyone involved including their very supportive parents. Thank you to so many of you who spend so much time supporting our children in their sports events. We really appreciate you! While on the subject of sports we are following up the visit of Positive Coaching Alliance with a questionnaire to parents of children in team sports to help us plan and move forward. If you are a team sports parent please take five minutes to answer the survey. If you have more than one child participating in Team Sports, please fill in one survey per child. You will also find an ABC Newsblog on Joe Terrasi’s visit. 

Last weekend we welcomed many future parents for the Pre Kinder class who will be joining us in August 2018. We have another Class 2033 open morning tomorrow. If for some reason you have missed these events please contact Estefania Chacon at school so we can arrange for your children to come and see our modern facilities designed to promote early years learning. We will be continuing to work with potential families to help prepare children to make a very successful transition into school in August.

All of us are aware of the recent earthquake in Mexico City. We have been talking to schools we have links with in some of the school’s affected in Mexico and it was clearly a very scary event for the schools and their children and there have been many large aftershocks. These events in Mexico remind us of the importance of being vigilant in terms of our own earthquake preparedness. At one level I would like you all to ensure you have thought through your own earthquake preparedness at home. It is important that your children know what to do. How to take shelter in the initial tremor, either under a table or in a triangle of life, when to evacuate, where water is stored and the importance of not returning to the building after the earthquake. Here in school last week we have been practicing our reaction to a tremor. You can see our procedures on the Parents page of our website but they are based around “Duck, Cover, Hold” which works for us in school where we work in classrooms with tables and a group of children to protect. If we were to have a major earthquake we would of course need to evacuate the school campus. You would be contacted via the Madres Enlace tree but you can also assume that a major earthquake does require you to come to school to collect your children. Please do not panic. We will look after the children until you are able to get here, however long it takes! I would like to remind you that evacuations only take place from the Main Entrance which leads to the lower PAC car park. Under no circumstances should you come to the Admin Car park entrance as this is reserved for emergency access. 

Please note that on Tuesday at 9.30 am we will be participating with all schools in the country in an earthquake drill. This will involve us taking cover with our children in school and evacuating to our emergency evacuation areas. We will also be using our Madres Enlace tree to inform parents but this will only be a test and we are not going to ask you to come to school to collect your children. We will then follow up to check all parents were contacted.

Thank you to many of you who came to the coffee morning this week to share ideas for ways for the school to develop. We will be thinking about the issues raised. As part of the preparation for our our CIS accreditation, where we will be inspected in November 2018, we are spending some time this year reflecting on the way we carry out our mission and promote our values. This formal CIS review, called a self study will be taking place over the next twelve months. As a preparation for this self study CIS sent surveys to many different members of our community including parents, staff and Exabrits. The summary of the responses have been shared with us, by CIS and we have been delighted to read them. A very positive attitude towards the school has been seen from all sections of our community including you as parents, our staff and especially our students. It is important we build on this strong support to make sure our school continues developing in line with our ABC values. There will be opportunities for parents to participate formally in some of the self study committees later this year and we will be looking for volunteers to help. 

I would also like to remind you that our school wide FEPADE book donation campaign is still going on. Each section's library has a specially designated box for students to drop off their donation of new or gently used books. FEPADE donates these to public schools and other places in need of equipment for their library. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

I would like to return to a couple of themes raised recently and I want to make the school’s position clear. The school is not prepared to allow parents in Grades 9 to 12 to organise parties for mixed grades and we will be intervening if we get news of such parties. The second point I would like to remind all our community is that we do have clear policies to safeguard and protect our students from unkind behaviour. The details can be seen in our Safeguarding Policy and our Anti Bullying Policy on the Parents page of the school website. As part of these policies we do talk to children, listen to student leaders and survey children to find out how they are feeling. We also have dedicated support to help change bullying behaviour and clear sanctions which we will use. As parents your role is also clear in reporting concerns to us and working with us to resolve them. We do have a safe environment in school, our student surveys show that but we need to be vigilant to ensure our children are growing up in a safe, supportive environment.

My last point this week is to appeal for your cooperation in not arriving early for afternoon school pick ups. We are very concerned at the traffic lines around school and the security threat they pose to themselves and other traffic. We are asking that you never arrive more than 10 minutes before a stated pick up time.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Please be careful in the wet weather!

Primary News

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week we submitted our report of our self study to the IPC. They will look at it carefully before the team arrive on the 13th November. We have shared with you the Bottom Line 9 that they will be looking at and we hope to send home a summary of the information parents may need in the near future. I would like to publicly thank and praise the teachers and staff from Prepa to 5th Grade for their commitment to creating the report and for all their hard work in preparation for the visit. 


There have been lots of events recently involving our PE department. Please do have a look at the photos on the PE blog. Today as I write unfortunately the 5th grade McLay fun run has been cancelled due to bad weather. I am sure our Grade 5 students are disappointed, we will see what we can do.

The students enjoyed a lovely ‘Children’s Day’ celebration in school. The Lower Primary enjoyed being entertained by our longstanding favourite clown ‘Fransortes’ and were emotionally strengthened by the cards and letters from their parents. The Upper Primary children enjoyed the special snacks provided by the Madres Enlace. Thank you to everyone involved in organising the day.

On Thursday 26th October we are inviting a professional theatre group into school to perform The Wizard of Oz for us. This is great value. Please send in the $2.00 as soon as possible.

In response to parental requests we moved the Spring Fair and renamed it as the International Friendship Fair and it will be happening on Saturday 21st October. All students are expected to attend for at least their scheduled slot but hopefully for a bit longer to enjoy the other classes efforts, the entertainment and the convivial atmosphere. This event is supporting our curriculum and giving students a chance to practice their entrepreneurial skills. Essential for the 21st Century! We still need parental support though. Please help your child to sell all their raffle tickets. There is a prize for the class that sells the most. Please make sure all Upper Primary children have brought in a filled jar for the tombola and I think it would be a really good idea if our students did some chores to earn the money they will want to spend on the day.

After a very successful morning last Saturday when 50 families with 2 year olds came to play at the ABC we are holding another morning tomorrow. If you know of a 2 year old that would like to come please book a place with Estefania Chacon. If you miss tomorrow we are considering holding more mornings so please contact her to let her know your interest.

It will be the 1st Grade curriculum night on the 17th October. I always enjoy the Lower Primary evening events. They are usually very entertaining as well as informative and of course everyone is expected to get involved. The Prepa curriculum night is the following week.

On Wednesday the 18th October there will be a meeting in the PAC for Grade 4 parents regarding the 2019 UK trip. For several years we have been trying different ways to allow more children to go on this once in a lifetime experience. We have offered two trips at different times but no-one wanted the alternative date, we have tried taking a bigger group but that was very hard to manage. One of the issues is that we have to book and pay for the places to stay almost two years in advance and we do not confirm the numbers until a year before. We are trying a new approach to solve this by asking parents to commit to going two years in advance in the hope that every child who would like to go can be offered a place. Grade 4 parents please ensure you attend the meeting so you are fully informed of the conditions and requirements. 

The Upper Primary parent conferences will also be underway very shortly. Please make sure you book your appointment as soon as possible.

Have a nice weekend. I hope the weather brightens for a couple of days.

Sharon Short
Head of Primary
Safeguarding Officer

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
October
Friday 6th - Extracurricular activities finish, 1st session
Monday 9th - Extracurricular activities starts, 2nd session
Friday 13th - 1st Bonet assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Tuesday 17th - 1st grade Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 20th - 1st Padilla assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Saturday 21st - International Friendship Fair - 9:00am
Tuesday 24th - Prepa Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 27th - Prepa Ware assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Friday 27th - Save The Children Colour Run for First Grade - Sports Field

Upper Primary
October
Friday 6th - Extracurricular activities finish, 1st session
Monday 9th - Extracurricular activities starts, 2nd session
Wednesday 11th - 4th Grade Trip - Jardin Botanico
Wednesday 11th - 5th Navas Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Week Beginning Monday 16th - UP Parent Conferences
Wednesday 18th - 4th Guzman Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Thursday 19th - 2018 Mammoth Ski Trip Meeting - 6:00pm - PAC
Saturday 21st - International Friendship Fair - 9:00am
Wednesday 25th - 3rd Segovia Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Friday 27th - Save The Children Colour Run - Sports Field

Please note Ana Gloria Mena and Edda Padilla are Primary Safeguarding Officers

Secondary News

Dear parents and carers,

A busy and wet week in Secondary! We are all busy working on putting together a fantastic Colour Run 2017! We do hope all Secondary school students participate. The last day to order the T-shirts is this coming Thursday! Please do not miss out!

A big thank you for the massive support from parents in sending their children to the Cinema trip to watch the Environmentalist documentary. Our students learnt a lot from it and have material to analyse and discuss in the various curriculum areas. We know our students really enjoy educational trips and we hope to continue organising them throughout the year. 

Asociación Milagros de Amor
From Ms Chávez- Pastoral Coordinator and HoY 6
Grade 6 had special visitors from the “Asociación Milagros de Amor” this week. You can read about it on our ABC Facebook page and also see some pictures from the session here

Our students are very excited at the prospect of working with this NGO all year and we hope to have all your support as we participate at the various school activities and events. Our students demonstrated compassion and consideration when working with the dogs and the requests from them to be actively involved have been overwhelming! It is wonderful to see how many ideas they have! Thank you!



Geography trip to Antigua, Guatemala
From Mr Kilford- HoD Geography 
Last week the geography department took 19 students to Antigua to collect primary data for their IB Internal Assessments, the focus of the investigation was on either urban characteristics or tourism within the region, depending on the students’ research question. All students practiced essential research methods and collected sufficient data for them to begin analyzing their results. Please wish the Grade 11 students good luck and support with their upcoming coursework. 

On the Friday the students also had an enjoyable (but challenging) time climbing one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala called Volcan Pacaya. As geographers we were excited to see a small eruption from the crater and roast marshmallows over the hot lava.

IGCSE Performance
From Mr Pike- Drama teacher
Yesterday Grade 10 Drama students presented a 15 minute extract of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Fear and Misery in the Third Reich’ as part of their IGCSE Drama coursework. With a wide mix of physical theatre, comedy and tragedy the play was very well received by an invited audience of parents, staff and students. Congratulations to all involved!


Learning review day
Today we held our first “Learning Review Day” for Grade 8 students and parents. We would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to all parents for their collaboration in making the appointments. We have already heard back some feedback and we are happy we were able to engage in meaningful conversations focused around the learning experiences of our students. We look forward to having more of these events for the rest of the year groups. 

Habitat for Humanity
From our student leaders of the team 
Habitat for Humanity is a non profit organization working in nearly 1,400 communities in the United States and more than 70 countries from all around the world. Their vision is for everyone to have a decent place to live, a place where they can call home. Habitat not only constructs brand new houses for the less fortunate but they also renovate existing homes and they help repair any damages. 

This year Habitat for Humanity, has offered ABC students an opportunity to participate in their charitable activities.This year Habitat for Humanity, has offered ABC students an opportunity to participate in their charitable activities. Grades 6-8 have the chance to design plaques with the name of the family which will be given a new home. Grades 9-10 have the chance to go and build the new houses onto construction sites. Lastly, Grade 11 is in charge of fundraising and also have the chance to go on builds. They communicate directly with Habitat agents and they act as leaders for the younger grades as part of their IB CAS project. Builds are scheduled for Saturdays from 7am to 1pm. Students will be taken to constructions sites where they will learn all the necessary skills to be able to construct a house. They will also be joined from volunteers from all around the world that have come to help our country. 

The aim of this extracurricular activity is for students to get involved in social service. It will help them realize that not everyone is as fortunate as we may be and that it is important that those who have share a bit of their service to help the less fortunate. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Kind regards,
Natalia Cáceres Escalón

Dates for your diary
Monday 9th October- IGCSE Certificates Award Ceremony- 7.00 am to 815am- PAC. 
Friday 20 October- 7th Grade Spanish- Science trip to Botanical Gardens. 
Friday 27th October- COLOUR RUN! 

Friday, 29 September 2017

6: Friday 29th September 2017

From the Director

This Sunday many people around the world will also be celebrating Children’s Day. It will be a day for children to appreciate their families and in turn for them to be appreciated by their families. It is a day for children, their parents and their grandparents to spend time enjoying each other’s company. It is also a day to think about children’s rights and our obligation to create a safer, better world for children. The United Nations focuses on the rights of the child and has a specific charter which is on our website and here is the link. If you have time take a look and reflect. As adults it is important for us to think about our children and their needs. One of those needs is a right to a good education and to be supported through their education. The other day I heard someone describe education as a gift from one generation to another. I think it is a good way to consider the education you are providing your son or daughter with the ABC. As a school we try to ensure we are clear in helping you support your child to get the very best from their school education as well as their lives at home with you. We will be celebrating Children’s day in school on Monday.

I would also like to remind you that our "Coffee with the Director and Chair of the Board" is taking place this Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 am. You are welcome to come along if you feel like you have any questions or concerns to express.

There is no doubt that being a teenager these days is more complicated than it was when many of us were teenagers. The temptations and distractions are all around them often at the click of a mouse. We have a responsibility as a community to protect them. We are increasingly concerned in school about parties that children are attending, especially as they get older and the behaviour that is allowed by some parents. While parents have a right to act in certain ways with their own children they do not with other children. In this respect we are concerned at mixed age parties and specifically at parties where parents have a liberal attitude towards alcohol which may expose other people’s children to danger. We all have a responsibility to protect all our children from alcohol. We expect all our parents to act in support of this when they are hosting a party or other people’s children are visiting their home. This is a shared responsibility all of us have.

I have a couple of requests regarding the afternoon pickup which we need your help with. We are trying to come up with plans to help parents with children in both sections of the school. We will hopefully have something concrete next week. In the meantime can we ask:
  1. Please do not arrive early for the pickup. We really do not want queues of cars down the Panamericana half an hour before our gates open. These lines are a safety concern especially if we have an emergency at school. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before our gates open.
  2. Please make sure your child knows when you are coming and please ensure that the time works for them. Cars arriving early with no children waiting for them cause much delay.
  3. Please try to use the whole pickup area so you do not park with a vacant space in front of you. 
  4. Please be patient and polite with our car park staff.
Please note that as from 2.30pm each afternoon the PAC car park is available for Secondary parents and it is generally quiet at that time. In order to prevent it being blocked by parents coming for 3 pm pick ups after extra curricular we are not allowing cars to enter for 3 pm pick ups until 3 pm. This will keep the car park open for pick ups between 2.30 and 3 pm. The guards will check your pickup intentions as you enter and ask you to wait until 3 pm if that is your pickup time. If you enter early and try to wait we will require you to move.

Thank you for your patience in helping make these changes work for everyone.

Primary News

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Monday we had our Civic month assembly. The whole of Primary from Pre-K to 5th Grade were together. We showed our respect for El Salvador by singing the national anthem and repeating the prayer to the flag. We also had some great cultural demonstrations by the students. The batucada band, the Primary dance squad, both Upper and Lower Primary choirs, a percussion group and some teachers singing Mi Pais by Carlos Neda. The flag bearers walked in a very official way. The whole event made me very proud of our students and the country of El Salvador. It was a moving time. So I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Ms Ana Cabrera and the Spanish team along with the Music and Dance departments for a very special event.

On Tuesday the first grade children started their learning journey of their new IPC unit ¨We are what we eat¨. They were very busy working as a team to prepare a delicious menu to share. The children had the opportunity to cut, mix ingredients and cook. Some of our children showed their open mindedness by trying new food! 

Our first week of early morning Pass Club and Playroom went very well. There was quite high attendance. Please remind your children to go straight there if they arrive before 6.30. Just to reiterate there is currently no charge for the early morning service. In a few weeks once we are up and running we will review this.

We have had some children staggering around in slip-on shoes that they cannot keep on their feet. This is dangerous for them when they are playing and can also damage the growth of their feet. Please make sure all the students shoes, both girls and boys, have a fastening to keep them on and are sturdy enough for running, jumping, climbing and football!

We are running a ‘come and play’ session for prospective parents to the school and their children on Saturday (tomorrow) morning from 9.30 until 11.00. Unfortunately this morning is now completely booked out and there are no more spaces. Due to this unprecedented success we will be running another one on the following Saturday 7th October. Please make sure you book your place, well in advance, with Estefania Chacon. The details will be the same as on the poster here.

Monday we will celebrate Children’s day. Lower Primary students will be having an entertainer and Upper Primary students will be undertaking a range of smaller events. Lower Primary parents please make sure you have sent in a homemade card. How awful would it be if your child is the only one in their class not to get one!

We have our Friendship Fair coming soon on October 21st. We have moved and renamed the Spring Fair as it clashed with too many other events at that time of year. A letter has gone out to Upper Primary parents requesting filled jars. Please help your children to make them and ensure they come in as soon as possible. We have had a few beautiful ones already. If anyone is able to donate a raffle prize please contact Claudia Aviles. We always rely on your support and so thank you in advance.

The Colour Run has been a successful event in school for three Years now. We are raising funds for Save the Children and having loads of messy fun at the same time. Please send the money in and your order for your child’s running kit as soon as possible before sizes run out. 

Today was the McLay Fun Run for grades Pre-K to 4th . All of the children tried their hardest and made a great effort for the benefit of local schools . Well done to everyone who took part and brought ini their dollar, and a ‘Thank you’ to all the PE staff who supported this event especially Mr Oscar Lima the head of Primary PE. The grade 5s will be running a the bicentennial park next week.

Please remember the IPC has a special learning process. You can see all the elements in this diagram.

The entry point is to get our learners engaged and excited about the learning that is going to take place. 

The Knowledge Harvest lets us know what our learners already know about the unit what they would like to find out about, and where we need to start teaching!

‘The Big Picture’ and ‘Explaining the Theme’ help to put all the learning in a relevant context and help students to understand the point of the learning they will be doing.

The subject research activities are the activities the students carry out, often at a personalized level , to actually learn something new whether it be KS or U.

By recording their learning students firm up the concepts in their minds and commit it to memory.

Finally the exit point brings all the learning in the unit together, allows students to apply and demonstrate their learning and teachers to assess their understanding of the original big picture. It is best when the exit point has a real purpose to it.

I hope all of you can have a relaxing weekend.

Sharon Short,
Head of Primary
Safeguarding Officer

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
October
Monday 2nd - Children’s day
Friday 6th - Extracurricular activities finish, 1st session
Friday 6th - 1st Pineda assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Monday 9th - Extracurricular activities starts, 2nd session
Friday 13th - 1st Bonet assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Tuesday 17th - 1st grade Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 20th - 1st Padilla assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Saturday 21st - International Friendship Fair - 9:00am
Tuesday 24th - Prepa Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 27th - Prepa Ware assembly - 7:30am - PAC

Upper Primary
October
Monday 2nd - Children’s day
Tuesday 3rd - Coffee with Director and Chair of the ABC Board
Wednesday 4th - 5th Truscott Spanish Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Friday 6th - Extracurricular activities finish, 1st session
Monday 9th - Extracurricular activities starts, 2nd session
Wednesday 11th - 4th Grade Trip - Jardin Botanico
Wednesday 11th - 5th Navas Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Week Beginning Monday 16th - UP Parent Conferences
Wednesday 18th - 4th Guzman Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Saturday 21st - International Friendship Fair - 9:00am
Wednesday 25th - 3rd Segovia Assembly - 9:20am & 12:15pm - PAC
Thursday 26th - 2018 Mammoth Ski Trip Meeting (Provisional Booking) - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 27th - Save The Children Colour Run - Sports Field

Please note Ana Gloria Mena and Edda Padilla are Primary Safeguarding Officers

Secondary News

Dear parents and carers,

This week in Secondary we celebrated Banned books week and we have talking about the power of the written word and how around the world certain publications are banned due to their content. I would like to thank the LRC team for their amazing work on this topic. They ran assemblies for all our students and ran sessions where topics of censorship and freedom of speech. Please talk with your children at home regarding some of the books they have read and why these could be banned in different areas around the world. 

More pictures here



Next week, many of our KS3 and IGCSE and IB Geography students will be going to Cinemark to watch a documentary on Environmental issues which they then will discuss and analyse in their KS3 IT project and their Geography IGCSE and IB. Thank you to parents for supporting this initiative. 

Class of 2019 - IGCSE Certificate Awards ceremony
We invite all parents of the class of 2019 to attend our IGCSE Certificate Awards ceremony on Monday 9th at 7.00am- 8.15am in the PAC. Congratulations to the class of 2019 again on this great achievement! 

Important information about school reports and iSAMS - Parent portal: This year we will be sending out the school reports via both student and parent portals using iSAMS. To ensure that you receive your child’s report you need to make sure that you have signed up and are logged into the parent portal. If you have not signed up to the parent portal please do so by completing this form and the instructions will then be sent to you by email. We now have 286 parents signed up and using parent portal however we need everyone to be involved.

Learning review day
Next Friday, the Secondary school will be holding the first Learning Review Day for Grade 8. Parents have been invited to meet with their son/daughter’s form tutor for a discussion about their progress and to set targets for the year ahead. These targets will be recorded in their planner and reviewed later in the year.

We believe that this kind of consultation, which is now the standard in British and international schools, is a tremendous opportunity for us to reinforce the home/school partnership and to help your son/daughter set realistic and challenging targets for their future learning. It is not intended to be a one-way discussion. Instead, students will be involved in reflecting on their own learning and progress. 

If you are a Grade 8 parent, we ask that you return your reply slip to the Secondary Office or email them with your preferred appointment slot. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can make an individual appointment with your child. The letter can be found here.

The Grade 10 and 12 Learning Review Days will be held in November. Details will be sent out shortly.

Civic month- Food fest
Today was our great civic month closing with our now traditional Tribal and Food Fest! A huge thank you to Mr Eric Quijano, Ms Lucila Gonzalez, the HNC staff for their work this month promoting our national heritage and culture. Thank you to all the staff for getting involved in the various activities this afternoon. A lot of fun was certainly had! 




More pictures here

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Kind regards,

Natalia Cáceres Escalón
Head of Secondary

Dates for your diary
September
Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th - Geography Grade 11 IA Field Trip to Antigua Guatemala
Monday 9th Oct- IGCSE Certificates Award Ceremony- 7.00 am to 815am- PAC. 
Friday 20 October- 7th Grade Spanish- Science trip to Botanical Gardens. 
Friday 27th October- COLOUR RUN! 

Friday, 22 September 2017

5: Friday 22nd September 2017

From the Director

It was a pleasure to celebrate Peace One Day with our children and community on Thursday. Our children have such positive attitudes towards the world and their futures in it and Peace One Day gave us a chance to reflect on those hopes for the future.

We have had an exciting week in school with Joe Terrasi visiting from Positive Coaching Alliance. Thank you to those of you who came to the Parent Meeting on Wednesday and it was good to hear him talking about the positive spirit and amazing people he has seen at our school. He has also shown us ways to develop our sports programme and we will be working on his recommendations and ideas.

We have had a much better week on the car park pick ups this week. I do apologise if you feel different but our data is showing reduced pick up and waiting times. Can I take this opportunity to thank all of you for working with us to help make the new system work. Please do note that from 2.30 pm the PAC car park is open to all parents including secondary pick ups. 

Can I remind parents of children who may be joining us in Pre Kinder in August 2018 that we are inviting you with your children to an open morning on Saturday 30th September and Saturday 7th October from 9.30 to 11am. Please see the accompanying information sheet.


We have just published our review of the School Annual Improvement Plan (AIP) for 2016/17 on the Parent page of the school website. It can be seen via the parent page in either English or Spanish. Please note we have also agreed our dates for the Academic Year 2018/19 on the school website and we now have provisional dates for 2019/20 so you can plan around these dates. We would be very grateful if you avoid taking vacations when school is open as it does have a detrimental effect on your child’s learning.

I would like to finish by congratulating the Minis basketball team who became La Libertad champions on Thursday evening. It was an amazing game and we are very proud of them. Congratulations to all of them.


Primary News

Dear parents and carers,

We have had a great week in school. Your children are such a delight. They make us really proud. They never cease to amaze us with their great ideas and their positive thoughts.

Yesterday was Peace One Day and it created a great atmosphere having everyone in their jeans and white tops. The children really seemed to understand that violence isn’t the best way and there was tranquility in school as they did their best to avoid arguments and resolve any disputes peacefully. The students did some activities in their classrooms or class groups and then Upper primary finished with an assembly to round the day off. Some of the videos we looked at explained that most violence in the world is carried out in homes, schools and communities. We talked about practicing being peaceful by forgiving, saying sorry, knowing that two wrongs do not make a right and compromising. All of the students put up their hand to show they wanted peace in the world.

As a school we have been concerned about students who arrive very early in the morning before teachers are on duty. Although there have been no incidents we feel there is the potential for something to happen. To address these concerns we are opening up the Playroom and Pass club (at the Jubilee Library) from 6.00 in the morning. Any child who is dropped off before 6.30 should go straight there. Lower Primary children should be dropped at the blue benches where the supervising teacher can see them come in. Upper Primary children should be able to make their way to Pass club independently. To start with while we are getting this service running it will be free of charge but eventually there will be a small reasonable fee. Please make sure you and your children understand where they should go.

We are reviewing some of our procedures. If you medicate your child for a cold or something similar, before sending them to school, please email the teacher and let them know. If the child is ill during the day and sent to the doctor the teacher can inform the doctor with the correct information. Your email should include what was given, at what time and how much. Thank you for your co-operation with this. Sometimes the children forget to tell the doctor or know they had something but they don’t know what it was.

If your child is on regular medication you should have notified the school doctor at the beginning of the year. Please remember to notify the doctor of any changes. 

Grade 2 started their unit Active Planet this week. They set up a disaster relief centre for the students to imagine there had been a natural disaster like an earthquake and how people would organise to help. Thank you to the teachers for setting up the event. Here they are dressing the injured people's wounds and below they are allocating food resources.



On Friday it is the McLay fun run. All children from Pre-K to 4th grade should come in their PE kit and should bring in a dollar to support the purchase of sports equipment for a local school. 5th grade will be running the following week. I am hoping for good weather. 

Best wishes,

Sharon Short
Head of Primary
Safeguarding Officer. 

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
September
Friday 29th - First Henriquez Assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Friday 29th - McLay Fun Run
October
Monday 2nd - Children’s day
Friday 6th - Extracurricular activities finish, 1st session
Friday 6th - 1st Pineda assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Monday 9th - Extracurricular activities starts, 2nd session
Friday 13th - 1st Bonet assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Tuesday 17th - 1st grade Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 20th - 1st Padilla assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Saturday 21st - International Friendship Fair - 9:00am
Tuesday 24th - Prepa Curriculum Night - 6:00pm - PAC
Friday 27th - Prepa Ware assembly - 7:30am - PAC

Upper Primary
September
Wednesday 27th - 2nd Lourdes Hernández Assembly 9:20 am - 10:05 am PAC and 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Friday 29th - McLay Fun Run

Please note Ana Gloria Mena and Edda Padilla are Primary Safeguarding Officers

Secondary News

Dear parents and carers,

This week we celebrated Peace One Day and the Student Leaders in the Students Council and the Prefect Team held an assembly for our KS3 students on the topic of how youth can empower the Peace movement around the world. Students and staff wore white as a symbolic gesture of peace and at lunchtime we all wrote our pledges to work towards achieving peace and decorated our “Peace tree.” See some pictures of the events here


From Mrs Rossi- Head of Spanish Department
Como parte de las actividades que estamos realizando con motivo del mes de la independencia, los alumnos de sexto grado participaron en una competencia cívica, organizada por el departamento de español, durante toda esta semana. Tuvieron que investigar datos y hechos curiosos de El Salvador para resolver diferentes pistas y avanzar al siguiente desafío.

Todos trabajaron de forma entusiasta y muy alegre guiados por los líderes que se eligieron para la ocasión, Felicitamos a sexto grado C, quienes fueron los primeros en resolver y entregar las pistas.



Next week we will host our traditional Food Festival to mark the end of our Civic month. Below you can see the details. Students will have the opportunity to pre-order their food so they do not have to queue up long at the actual fair. Please encourage your children to support the fair and participate in the activities offered. 


PEN PALS- From Mrs García- LRC 
This school year 6th and 7th-grade students will participate in a special pen pal project with the International School of Kuantan in Malaysia.

During these two projects, students will engage many different activities which will allow them to build connections, gain insight into a culture that is different than their own and to a certain extent, explore another country's geography and landmarks. It is important to mention that the projects will also allow them to identify similarities between their cultures and build friendships, as well as explore global issues as part of a multicultural team.

The projects are intended to run all year. The first cycle begins this week and next with 6A working with Padlet on storytelling quilts and 7A working on introductions and favourite things using FlipGrid

An Inconvenient Truth- the sequel 
KS3 students and Geography IGCSE and IB students will be invited on a trip to Cinemark La Gran Via to watch the documentary “An inconvenient truth” the sequel. Please look out for our permission letter where you will be given all the relevant information. We are excited at the prospect of this viewing as there are curricular projects in KS3 and curriculum links to IGCSE and IB topics in Geography. We hope to have all your support.

Banned book week - Next week!
From Hilda Gómez and Judith de Méndez- LRC
Del 25 al 29 de septiembre estaremos celebrando la semana de los libros censurados. Cada año la ‘American Library Association’ condena la censura y trabaja para garantizar el libre acceso a la información.

Estaremos exhibiendo recursos para el desarrollo del pensamiento crítico basado en nuestra colección de libros que han sido prohibidos en un momento y otro. Esto incluirá ejercicios acerca de las razones de por qué fueron prohibidos, así como comentarios positivos y formularios de revisión de los estudiantes.

Como LRC queremos celebrar la libertad de leer e invitar a toda la comunidad del ABC maestros, alumnos, padres de familia, personal administrativo que puedan expresar la libertad de comunicar ideas, puntos de vista, críticas, etc. y así puedan dar mayor realce a la libertad de poder leer.

Dentro de las actividades que estaremos desarrollando durante la semana habrá asambleas, debates y por supuesto nuestra exposición acerca de estos libros en el LRC. Les motivamos a los padres que platiquen con sus hijos en casa para desarrollar el pensamiento crítico acerca del tema. 

Los esperamos!

A request 
I would like to respectfully request that parents do not order fast food for their children to be delivered at school during the school day. This goes against our healthy food policy and it causes disruption to the day’s activities. This also applies to your children’s birthdays. In Secondary generally groups of friends celebrate birthdays in their friendship groups but we ask that parents do not come into school to hold private celebrations for their children. 

The Colour Run
A reminder that the Colour Run T-shirts are on sale now! Please encourage your child to participate and help a very good cause!

I wish you a wonderful weekend and I leave you with Mahatma Gandhi’s words to reflect upon "The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace."

Kind regards,

Natalia Cáceres Escalón

Dates for your diary
September
Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th - Geography Grade 11 IA Field Trip to Antigua Guatemala
Friday 29th September- Food festival to wrap up Civic month
Friday 27th October- COLOUR RUN!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

4: Jueves 14 de septiembre de 2017

From the Director

I would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day tomorrow. Please remember we are also celebrating being independent as our ABC value this month so please use the opportunity of celebrating national independence alongside the virtues of all of us also being independent. In our school world being independent means thinking for yourself, not simply following a crowd or a trend and ensuring we are true to what we really believe in.

I would like to thank the Class of 2018 for doing a great job helping with the Independence Day assembly today.

We have Joe Terrasi from Positive Coaching Alliance in school next week and on Wednesday evening he is holding a session for parents with their children to explore how we can support and encourage our young athletes at home and at school. Please come along if you can with your son or daughter.

We will be celebrating Peace One Day next Thursday and hope you join in the celebrations.

I know the Admin Car Park has been difficult this week. We have been trying a new plan and we have been unlucky with the weather as it has rained every day this week at 2 pm making pick ups inevitably slower. We will be reviewing our changes after two weeks to try to improve the situation but I would like to make a couple of points
  • Please do not arrive too early for your pick up as waiting cars block the access routes to school as well as the car parks
  • Please try to use the whole pick up area and move forward into open spaces before stopping.
  • Please ensure each morning that your child knows where and when you will be picking them up. Cars going round and round are blocking our entrances and pick ups
  • Please consider sharing pick ups with a neighbour especially for older children to help reduce the number of cars around the campus 
  • Please note the PAC Car Park is only closed from 2 - 2.30 pm for Secondary parents. You can arrange to collect your Secondary students at 2.30 pm from the PAC car park when it is often quiet.
Thank you very much for your patience and I am sure if we work at this we will end up with a much improved pick up in the afternoons

Have a wonderful long weekend and see you all on Tuesday!

Primary News

Dear Parents and Carers,

The car park trial in the afternoon is throwing up some interesting situations but the trend is good. Monday the primary students all got away from the PAC car park area by 2.21pm, Tuesday 2.16pm and yesterday 2.12pm, unless they stayed for extras of course. We are trying to find out patterns of behaviour to keep improving the circumstances for everyone. We will keep you updated. 

Please note that students are not allowed to bring birthday cakes into school. It gets too competitive and actually takes away a lot of teaching and learning time when you have 25 children in the class to manage.

Next week is Peace One Day when we ask our students to work hard to have a day without conflict. We think of children in war torn lands and the things they suffer and encourage a more positive attitude to resolving perceived wrongs than violence. On Thursday 21st September children can wear jeans and a white T-shirt to school (No slogans). They will be participating in class and school events to raise awareness of the need for peace, and that one day is a good start.

We are also organising the McLay Fun run on the 29th September for Grades Pre-K to 4th and October the 6th for Grade 5. Students are asked to bring in a dollar to buy sports equipment for a local school. 

Both these events will be examples of our students fostering International Mindedness and thinking globally and acting locally.

The second criteria of the Bottom Line 9 for the accreditation is ‘A shared vision about the kinds of children we are helping to develop’. We all know we are trying to develop Responsible Outstanding Citizens or ROCs for short, but please ask yourselves what you are doing at home to support the school with this. Are you modeling the values yourselves? Are you encouraging your children ? Do you discuss the values when a situation crops up? I am sure you are. Please keep it up. Please also note that there is a lot of IPC information in the Upper Primary HCB or Lower Primary reading folder.

Best wishes for the long weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.

Sharon Short
Head of Primary.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
September
Friday 15th - El Salvador National Day: School Closed
Monday 18th - INSET day: School Closed
Thursday 21st - Peace One Day
Friday 22nd - 1st Padilla Spanish assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Friday 29th - First Henriquez Assembly - 7:30am - PAC
Friday 29th - McLay Fun Run

Upper Primary
September
Friday 15th - El Salvador National Day: School Closed
Monday 18th - INSET day: School Closed
Wednesday 20th - 3rd Mena Assembly 9:20 am - 10:05 am PAC and 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Thursday 21st - Peace One Day
Wednesday 27th - 2nd Lourdes Hernández Assembly 9:20 am - 10:05 am PAC and 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Friday 29th - McLay Fun Run

Please note Ana Gloria Mena and Edda Padilla are Primary Safeguarding Officers

Secondary News

Dear parents and carers,

A short, a busy week this week. We have been focusing on our value of Independent and it is a very fitting value for our Civic month. It is a value we really want to keep promoting among our children, especially in terms of being independent when making a decision regarding their behaviour in and out of school. We encourage you to talk about this at home and consider how your children practise this value and are independent in their everyday lives. 

Whilst we have been working around a national focus and local awareness, we continue to promote our International Mindedness as a part of our ABC school’s mission and I would like to share a very interesting article with you published by the IB board regarding this topic. In particular, it outlines some aspects for us to reflect upon our own international mindedness. Although the article is aimed at parents in the UK, it certainly offers food for thought. Please read it and discuss at home with your children. A phrase we use at school is “think globally, act locally.” How do we practise this at home?

Civic month:


Independence Day Assembly
Please visit this link to see more pictures of what the Secondary school has been doing to celebrate this month.


Thank you to our Grade 12 and our HNC and music teachers for organising a wonderful Independence day assembly. It was wonderful to see staff and students in the Role play on the Peasant uprising under General Maximiliano Hernandez Martinez. The student speeches were inspirational and displayed pride in their country and people. Congratulations to our Grade 6 winners of our Art competition “Peace and Justice” 


As you know next Monday is a professional development day for our staff and students have a long weekend ahead. We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday 19th of September at 7.00am!

¡Feliz día de la independencia patria!

Warm regards,

Natalia Cáceres Escalón

Dates for your diary
September
Friday 15th - National holiday - Independence Day
Monday 18th - School closed for students - INSET day for teachers
Thursday 21st - Peace One Day celebration
Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th - Geography Grade 11 IA Field Trip to Antigua Guatemala