2nd and 3rd Grade field trip to El Boqueron
Pupils in 2nd and 3rd Grade have been studying a unit of work called ‘Active Earth’ and as a part of the unit visited the El Boqueron volcano this week. The children in 2nd Grade were fortunate to be there at the same time as the Minister of Tourism who was visiting the park to open new facilities such as a visitors centre and play area. The children, in addition to viewing the volcano crater and the surrounding area, were a good audience for this event and represented the school well.
Children in 3rd Grade enjoyed a quieter visit to the volcano and were able to study the crater and slopes carefully and spend some time in the new Visitor’s centre. In their Active Earth unit the children have been studying plate tectonics and how earthquakes and volcanoes are formed. We are very lucky to be able to visit volcanoes without having to travel too far.
3rd Aviles Assembly
Well done and thank you to the 3rd Grade Aviles team for their assembly this week on the Ancient Egyptians. This was our last UP assembly of the year and well worth waiting for. Through dance, spectacular props and prose the children shared with us the things that they have learnt this year in their History topic. Thank you to the children and staff for their hard work to get this assembly ready for us.
Congratulations to the Grade 10 Students who finished their IGCSE Exams this week. They are going to Santa Leticia on Monday for some Pre IB introduction. Their results will be here at the start of August.
It was great to see so many friends of the ABC at the Graduation ceremony on Thursday. It brings it home to us that the ABC is a growing family based on our shared values and aspirations.
The first two days of next week are normal school days following the normal school timetable. From Wednesday we have special cross curricular activities which can be accessed via the Class blogs for more details. Thank you for all your cooperation in participating in these activities. On Friday we finish at 12 noon when students should be collected.
From Monday Grade 9 are on Work Experience and they will be out of school until Friday. We will be monitoring their work experience and expect them all back in school on Friday morning. Congratulations to them all for the effort and enthusiasm they put into ABCMUN today when they had Sra. Carmen María Gallardo Hernández as a guest speaker.
All students have a clearance form which must be signed when they return their school books. If clearance forms are not signed and returned then reports will not be issued on Friday. Please check your son or daughter is returning their books and getting their clearance form signed.
Our first Awards Assembly is on Wednesday for Grade 6, Thursday morning for Grade 7 and Thursday afternoon for Grade 8. The final Awards Assembly is for Grade 9-11 on Friday, We will be informing parents of students who are receiving awards by e-mail so you can be there but please note that all parents are invited.
At each Award Assembly next week we will be celebrating a selection of students chosen as ABC Secondary Stars for their effort and achievements this year. We have chosen the following:
- Manuel Melendez (12): in recognition of achieving a perfect 10 in a Cal this year and being accepted into Harvard University
- Ramon Sanfeliu (11): selected to represent El Salvador in the International Math Olympiad in Amsterdam, Netherlands next month
- Mauricio Sifontes (8): Maths counts runner up in the Central American competition in February
- Daniel Garcia (6) and Amanda Obando (8): both selected to represent El Salvador in the Central American swimming competition later this summer
- Rodrigo Suriano: for setting a national swimming record in 50 m front crawl and 100 metres backstroke
- Fabiola Wollants, Carlos Villalobos and Marcela Garcia: winners of the ESEN Debating Competition in February
- Mariela Gutierrez (10): winner of the Millennium Scholarship
- Top IB point scorer in June 2010: Antonio Garaycochea
- Top IGCSE point scorer in June 2010: Maria Fernanda Arango (11)
- The whole IGCA team for their work on the environment in school and especially promoting the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
Values T-Shirt Day
Many thanks to Sara Urbina, Danny Jazrawi and the Prefects and Mentors who organised the ABC Values T-shirt Day last week. It was good to see students wearing shirts promoting our values.
One of our CAS groups is raising funds to help refurbish one of the floors at Hospital Bloom. Money was raised last week and their project is going very well. Thank you to everyone who has supported them.
Dates for your diary
Monday 13th June - Tuesday 14th June: Grade 10 Santa Leticia IB trip
Monday 13th June - Thursday 16th June: Grade 9 Work Experience
Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th June: Grade 11 IB 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 7am. Grade 8 Awards assembly at 1pm
Friday 17th June: Grade 9-11 Awards assembly 7am
Friday 17th June: Reports go home and end of term at 12 noon