Friday, 6 January 2012

17: Friday 6th January 2012

From the Headmaster

Welcome Back!
We are looking forward to our second term which starts on Monday 9th and hope that all our community have had a restful and enjoyable break. We had a very busy end of term in December and a particularly enjoyable set of Primary Christmas Shows supported by Santa’s Festival - remember to click the i-Com link on our website for recent ABC photos, videos and blog posts.

Team Sports Programme seeks parent support
The ABC Team Sports Programme supports our mission to provide a healthy physical development and develop our values and traits. For over five years we have worked together with the Escuela Americana to develop the Bilingual Leagues and many tournaments between schools.

Could you help the programme? We are seeking parent support groups for the programme and individual disciplines - if you are interested in helping the school, please come to an exploratory meeting on Thursday 12th of January from 7am to 8am, in the Performing Arts Centre (please park in the Emergency Car Park).

Places for next school year
Pre-Kinder has been our normal entry point to our school programme. In previous years, we have maintained a very small number of openings in Kinder. Please note that we are offering places in Pre-Kinder for this month (January 2012) from our waiting list which will in effect fill the Kinder places for next school year. This is because we note the difficulty that students who enter into Kinder have in assimilating into our programme without the sound basis of having been in Pre-Kinder. We will continue to maintain a few Transient Student places as before. Please note that the deadline for application for August 2012 places is the end of this month for Pre-Kinder and the 30th of March for the rest of the school.

Primary News

Christmas shows and Santa’s Festival
Well done and thank you to all of the staff and children involved in the Christmas shows and Santa’s Festival at the end of last term. The afternoon/evening was very successful and there was a great atmosphere around the school. Many thanks too to all of the parents who came along to support us and their children. We hope that this was the beginning of a very special holiday season for all of our school families.

Start of term 2
Term 2 begins at 7am on Monday 9th January. We look forward to seeing all of the children back in school on that day; rested, refreshed and ready for the next part of this year’s learning journey.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Monday 9th January 2012: School reopens and back to classes
Thursday 12th January: Prospective Parents meeting 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Upper Primary
Monday 9th January 2012: School reopens and back to classes

Secondary News

Happy 2012 to all Staff and Students
We are looking forward to seeing all our students safely back at school on Monday and would like to wish all students and parents a happy and successful school year. It is always a good time to think about making positive changes in our lives and we hope many of our students will use this opportunity to reflect on the remaining two terms of this year.

Mock Exams
Grade 10 and 12 have just over two weeks until their Mock exams start and they should be revising and preparing for the exams which start on Wednesday 25th January for Grade 12 and Thursday 26th January for Grade 10

Head Students and Temporary Prefects
Congratulations to the new Head students, Alexia Jimenez and Javier Monterrosa from Grade 11 who have recently been appointed as our new Head Students. Initially they will work alongside the current Head Students, Danny and Sara.

Any Grade 11 student who wants to be a temporary prefect for the coming term needs to inform Roxana in the school office either in person or by email before Monday 16th January 2012.

Extracurricular and Team Sport activities continue as normal this week

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Cricket Tour to Mexico at the end of last term. It is clear that the years of practice and dedication of many students has led to the team being able to compete on the international stage. Well done to all involved.

Parent Teacher Meetings
Please note we have meetings coming up for grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 later this month. These meetings provide the opportunity for you to discuss the progress your son or daughter is making in Cal 2. We hope all parents will attend these very important meetings.

Dates for your diary
Monday 9th January: School reopens and starts at 7am
Wednesday 11th January: Grade 10 IGCSE Art Mock Exam 12 - 4 pm
Thursday 12th January: Grade 10 IGCSE Art Mock Exam 12 - 4 pm
Monday 16th January: Grade 10 IGCSE Art Mock Exam 12 - 4 pm
Tuesday 17th January: Grade 10 IGCSE Art Mock Exam 12 - 4 pm
Monday 23rd January: Leadership Week in school
Tuesday 24th January: Grade 6-8 Parent Teacher meetings PAC 5.30-7pm
Wednesday 25th January: IB Mocks Start for Grade 12
Thursday 26th January: IGCSE Mocks Start for Grade 10
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January: Bicultural Schools Leadership Conference
Tuesday 31st January: Grade 9 and 11 Parent Teacher meetings PAC 5.30-7pm
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February : MathsRelay and Mathcounts Events
Friday 17th February: HALF TERM
Wednesday 29th February: Grade 10 and 11 Careers Day.
Thursday 1st March: IB Options Evening (Grade 10 parents and students)

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