Friday, 27 May 2011

34: Friday 27th May 2011

From the Headmaster

Have we missed you?
Only three more opportunities to complete the registration process for next school year - tomorrow Saturday 28th (8am to 12 noon), Monday and Tuesday. Over 70% have completed the process but we are concerned we might have missed someone - PLEASE, if you have not been invited to the electronic preregistration process contact matricula1112@abc-net.edu.sv or phone 2228-8397 URGENTLY.

ABC Oscars
It was a grand event - the ABC Digital Film Oscars Ceremony was attended by an enthusiastic crowd who enjoyed the music, dance and, of course, the nominations for the best documentary, trailer, animation, advertisement, sound and independent movie. The winners received coveted Oscar statues and we look forward to seeing great work next year.



ABC Values promoted by our students and Shaka
Shaka and Dres have published a new version of the song based on ABC values. It was filmed recently to promote the Shaka and Dres concert that took place here and contains a fantastic HD audio track. Our students were recorded at the Shaka Productions studio and then filmed at the beach and other locations.
The story about how this song came to be can be found in this account by David Navarro and the 40th Anniversary video version is a great implementation of it.
As Shaka puts it: "Canción realizada por los alumnos de la ABC con la ayuda de Shaka. Es el resultado de varias semanas de trabajo junto con los y las alumnas con el objetivo de hacer una canción que refuerza los valores de la Academia."



Primary News


Lower Primary Family Days
The children and teachers of Lower Primary invited their parents in for a special celebration this week. Through videos, photographs, songs and poems the children told their parents how much they were loved and appreciated. Many thanks to all of the parents who found time within their busy days to attend these celebrations. I’m sure you appreciated the children’s efforts.



Digital Oscars
The Primary school was very proud of all of our pupils who were nominated for Oscars at this week’s ceremony. Daniela Castillo, Alejandro Quesada, Carmen Reyes, Abigail Walker, Luis Gonzalez, Fiorella Salandra, David Garcia, Andrea Landaverde and Andres Figueroa were all nominated for awards which was very exciting.

Best Animation was awarded to Daniela Castillo, Alejandro Quesada and Carmen Reyes  for their animated  presentation on the theme of Children’s Rights.

Best Advertisement was awarded to Andres Figueroa for his Gelmax advertisement.


Well done to everyone who took part and everyone who helped the children to prepare these digital presentations!

UP Family Days
Children in Upper Primary will be hosting their Family Days next week. Please see below for dates and times. We look forward to another opportunity to welcome you into school.

There will be an exhibition of the children’s art work on display outside of the Art room on the Upper Primary corridor. We do hope that you will take the time to look and admire some of the work done in Art classes this year.

Moving up day
Next Friday, 3rd June, the children in Lower and Upper Primary will be having their moving up day. This is when the children go to spend an hour or two with the teacher that they will be with next academic year so that they can begin to get to know each other. A letter will come home about this with the children later in the week.

Dates for you Diary

Lower Primary
Tuesday 7th June: Pre-Kinder Slideshow, 7:00pm
Wednesday 8th June: Pre-Kinder Slideshow, 7:00pm
Friday 10th June: Reports go home
Friday 17th June: End of Term, depart at 11am - No Play Room

Upper Primary
Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June: Upper Primary Art Exhibition
Monday 30th May: 5th Grade Family Day
Tuesday 31st May: 4th Grade Family Day
Wednesday 1st June: 3rd Grade Family Day
Thursday 2nd June: 2nd Grade Family Day
Friday 3rd June: Moving Up Day
Wednesday 8th June: 3rd Avilés Assembly
Monday 13th June: CAL 3 Reports go home
Tuesday 14th June: 2nd and 3rd Grade Talent Show, 10.00am
Tuesday 14th June: 4th and 5th Grade Talent Show, 12.00m
Wednesday 15th June: 2nd Grade Achievement Ceremony, 7.30am
Wednesday 15th June: 3rd Grade Achievement Ceremony, 8.30am
Wednesday 15th June: 4th Grade Achievement Ceremony, 10.00am
Wednesday 15th June: 5th Grade Achievement Ceremony, 12.00am
Thursday 16th June: 5th Grade Graduation, 9.00am
Thursday 16th June: 5th Grade Party, 5.30pm
Friday 17th June: Staff Talent Show, 8.30am
Friday 17th June: End of Term, depart at 11:00am - No Pass Club

Secondary News

Millennium Scholarship
We are delighted to announce our 2011 Millennium Scholars:

Internal Millennium Scholar: Mariela Alejandra Gutiérrez Escobar
External Millennium Scholar: Carlos Alberto Molina Martínez

The competition was strong and congratulations to all students who were selected for interview. All of them performed really well.

Graduation Day - Thursday 9th June at 5 pm
At this event students from Grade 9, 10 and 11 will be required to attend but only students in Grade 10 that do not have exams the following day will be required to attend. Please note all students will leave school at lunch time on Thursday 9th June and come back at 4:30pm to their tutor room.

Empowerment Day for Grade 6 and 8 TOMORROW
Grade 6 and Grade 8 are attending Empowerment sessions tomorrow (Saturday 28th May) which are being organised by Grade 11 Prefects and Mentors.

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball team who beat the German School 39-38 in the final on Thursday afternoon. They played magnificently and fully deserved their triumph.

 
Digital OSCARS
Congratulations to the nominees for the Digital Oscars ceremony which took place this week and especial congratulations to the winners.

On Monday 30th May students may come to school in a national or international theme T-shirt that has personal meaning to them as we are celebrating the cultural diversity of our community.

May 31st is International UN “No Tobacco day”
We are aware that the teenage years are when someone is most likely to start the bad habit of smoking cigarettes and on this day we will be focusing on how young people can make smart choices and avoid cigarettes in their lives. Adriano will be involved in the campaign. Some students will be wearing the Say No T-shirts which have been designed by ABC students.

Last Week of Term
Please note that the first two days of the last week of term are normal timetable days. For the last three days we are holding a range of activities which are designed to explore cross curricular links and preparation for next year. Grade 11 will be doing the compulsory IB Science Project during these three days and should be making their preparations.

Dates for your Diary

Saturday 28th May: Grade 6 Empowerment Day, 8 - 10am and Grade 8 Empowerment Day, 10.30 - 12.30pm
Tuesday 31st May: International No Tobacco Day
Wednesday 1st June: Ring Ceremony for Grade 12 students
Thursday 9th June: Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony
Wednesday 15th - 17th June: Grade 11 Science project
Wednesday 15th June: Grade 6 Pompeii Day and Grade 6 Awards Assembly at 1 pm
Thursday 16th June: Grade 7 Awards Assembly at 7 am and Grade 8 Awards assembly at 1 pm
Friday 17th June: Grade 9-11 Awards assembly, 7 am
Friday 17th June: Reports go home and end of term at 12 noon.

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