Friday, 14 October 2011

9: Friday 14th October 2011

From the Headmaster

School closure
Thank you for your understanding regarding the closure of the school on Thursday and Friday. We expect to open as normal on Monday 17th October - but please pay attention to the notices which will be posted on the school website and Facebook.

Calendar change - Guy Fawkes Event now on Friday 18th November
Please note the change of date. This will allow us to be more certain about the weather, avoid a clash with another event and complete British Fortnight in style.

Primary News

Music assembly
Upper Primary got the week off to a wonderful start  with an assembly involving recorders, drums and lots of singing. In their music lessons with Mr Santamaria the children are learning lots of new songs which they can sing together in assemblies.

Basketball Tournament
Next week there will be an inter tribal basketball competition for children in Grades 1 to 5. This will take place during the children’s usual PE lessons.

Parent Workshops
Please note that all workshops have been postponed until the beginning of next term. You can check the calendar in the school´s website.

1st Grade We Are What We Eat

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Thursday 20th October: Prepa Curriculum Night
Friday 21st October: LP United Nations Day
Thursday 27th October: First Grade Curriculum Night
Friday 28th October: Prepa Pashley Assembly

Upper Primary
Monday 24th October: United Nations Day
Wednesday 26th October: 3rd Aviles Assembly
Wednesday 26th October: 5th Quintanilla Assembly

Secondary News

School Closure in Secondary
In Secondary school work has been set by the teachers of your children which they should have been completing at home. If your children have not been working over the last two days then they need to do so over the weekend. We will be checking on the work on Monday when school reopens.

Rains and Ruin
We are putting together a list of much needed items for local people affected by the recent rains and we are asking that as many students as possible bring an item from the list with them when they return on Monday.

Please note Mathcounts Activities and Saturday Detentions will not take place tomorrow. They will take place next Saturday.

Parents Partnership meeting - Study and organizational skills: Building on last year grades has been postponed until Tuesday 25th October due to the rains this week. We hope many of you will come along to hear advice on how to help your students at home.

University Information night
Thank you to Mr Starr, Mr Quijano and Mr Dafnis for the presentation on Monday which many parents attended. Information from this evening can be found on the Class 2012 and 2013 blog.

Breast Cancer awareness
As part of raising awareness of the dangers and the excellent prospects of overcoming Breast Cancer when it is diagnosed early we are inviting all female students in Grade 11 and 12 and members of staff as well as any parents or friends who would like to attend a talk on Monday 24th October in the PAC at 2 pm. The talk will last for about 45 minutes.

UN Week
UN Week starts on Monday 24th October during which we will be celebrating the history of Nobel Peace prize Winners and how they relate to our world and its needs today. We will have an assembly at the end of the week but we are not having the international lunch this year.

CAS project
(shoe collection)
We are still asking students to bring in shoe in reasonable condition for a CAS project in Ataco.

Dates for your diary
Monday 24th October: UN Week Starts
Tuesday 25th October: Parents Partnership meeting - 6pm PAC
Friday 28th October: End of First Half term - school closed for the following week

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