Friday, 9 December 2011

16: Friday 9th December 2011

From the Headmaster

Donation from the Guy Fawkes Event
It is pleasing to report that we have been able to donate a cheque for $542.38 to Hospital de Niños Benjamín Bloom. These are the proceeds of the sale of sparklers and a donation of $300 from the Students Council Spooky Cellar from the Guy Fawkes Event.

Last week of term
The last week of term has many events in it - please consult the ABC’s calendar for what is on. I would also remind everyone of three of our core values: Respectful, Considerate and Responsible - particularly at crowded times and in slow vehicle lines. Please park in the areas assigned by those controlling traffic.

I take this opportunity of wishing each and all our community a very happy festive season and look forward to having everyone back safe and sound in January.

Stop Press! Winners of the Secondary School Founders’ Cup - the MAYAS! Congratulations!

Primary News

Monday UP assembly
Monday’s assembly was a tribal assembly in Upper Primary. The tribal chiefs each spent a few minutes telling their tribes a little about themselves and about how they see their role in the school.

3rd Guzman assembly
The children of 3rd Guzman presented an assembly this week on the Hindu festival of Diwali. They told us the story of Diwali and explained how people in India and other Hindu’s around the world prepare for this festival of light. 1st Grade children were given a special invitation to the assembly as they are learning about different celebrations in their IPC unit.

Christmas tour
The Upper Primary choir and recorder group, violinists and singers from the Secondary school have completed a tour of shopping malls in the last ten days to bring our ABC Christmas music to parents and shoppers. Many thanks to the pupils for giving up their evenings to perform and to the parents involved for being such a good taxi service and audience. Special thanks to Mr. Santamaria for all his hard work to prepare the children for this event.

This term’s Tribal winners
On Monday the children in UP will find out which tribe has won the competition this term for the most tribal points. The winning tribe will be permitted to have a non-uniform day on Thursday 15th December.

Swimming Champions

The Academia Británica Cuscatleca won second place in the country.

Christmas shows and Santa’s Festival
We look forward to welcoming you to our annual Christmas show and fair on Wednesday 14th December. The LP children have prepared some wonderful Christmas presentations for you and UP have been busy preparing games, food and entertainment. We are also expecting Santa to drop in for a visit. We hope to see you there too.

UP Founders cup sports morning
The ABC Founder's Cup sports competition 2011 for Upper Primary will take place on Friday 16th December from 7.30am to 11.30am. Students must wear their PE uniform and their school cap. We will be competing in tribes.

School closes for Christmas
School closes for the Christmas holiday on Friday 16th December.
Children in Lower Primary should be picked up at 11.00am.
Children in Upper Primary should be picked up at 11.30am.

Do visit our Upper Primary Blog. You will find a collection of slideshows of all the Upper Primary events. The last few entries include photos of the Upper Primary Musicians and Singers at the Guy Fawkes event and at the Christmas Tour. You will also see photos taken at both Achievement Ceremonies. Become a member and receive a notification when a new entry has been added.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 9th December: Reports sent home
Wednesday 14th December: Christmas Shows
Friday 16th December: School breaks for Christmas holidays
Monday 9th January 2012: School reopens and back to classes

Upper Primary
Friday 9th December: Founder’s Cup
Monday 12th - Friday 16th December: Festival Week
Wednesday 14th December: Santa’s Festival, 3:30 - 6:30pm
Friday 16th December: Last day of Term - students will go home at 11:30am
Monday 9th January 2012: School reopens and back to classes

Secondary News

Next week
Although next week is the final week of term normal activities continue including Team Sports and extracurricular. We finish at 12 noon on Friday and respectfully ask if students can be collected at that time and we wish you all a very happy holiday. Please note we reopen on Monday 9th January at the usual time.

Cricket Tour
A group of Grade 11 and 12 students with Mr. Frost are touring Mexico this weekend on the latest international competition for the El Salvador cricket team. We wish them all the best of fortune. They return on Tuesday.

Head Students Selection
We are currently going through the selection process for our new Head Students and we hope to announce the new Head Students next Friday. We do want to publicly thank Sara Urbina and Danny Jazrawi for their excellent work over the last twelve months. They certainly proved to be excellent choices.

Grade 10 and 12 Report Cards meeting on Monday at 5.30 pm in PAC
Please note this very important meeting for Grade 10 and Grade 12 parents and students. You will have the opportunity to talk to all your son or daughter’s teachers for advice on preparation for the coming Mock Exams in January 2012. Please come with your son or daughter if you can!

There have already been some really exciting pieces of work on this blog. Please check them and see what some of our students are doing.

Award Assemblies - next week
The timetable for the Award Assemblies on Thursday are as follows. We will be awarding HM Roll of Honour as well as ROC Merit Awards and talking about some of the successes already this year. All assemblies are in the PAC and parents are invited!

7.00 Grade 6
7.45 Grade 11 and 12
8.30 Grade 7 and 8
9.15 Grade 9 and 10

Dates for your diary
Monday 12th December: Cal 1 Reports issued for Grade 10 and Grade 12 at Parent Teacher Meeting in PAC at 5.30 pm- 7.30 pm
Thursday 15th December: Award events for Grades 6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12
Friday 16th December: School breaks up for Christmas holidays. School closes at 12 noon.
Monday 9th January 2012: School reopens and starts at 7am

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