Friday, 23 March 2012

28: Monday 26th March 2012

ABC Weekly Trial
We want you to receive the essential information for the week and we are trialling this ABC Weekly as a “Text” edition - only the essential information. This will enable community members receiving this on mobile phones to read the text easily.
At the end of each month we shall have a “Special Edition” ABC Weekly giving links to all that has happened in the month.
Remember that you can follow each grade’s blog, the ABC News and UP News blogs to keep up with what is going on!

Message for past ABC Classes:
From the 80s: big hair bands, heavy metal and new wave?
From the 90s: boy bands, grunge and teen pop?
From the Noughties: rap, hip hop and Gaga?
Whatever your choice in music and whatever your graduating class - keep Friday evening, 27th of April free!

This Week in Secondary

Next week is the last week of the school term and exams continue for Grade 9 and Grade 11. Otherwise the week is as usual with extracurricular and team sports continuing. We are still reminding students of the importance of a good night’s sleep and breakfast before coming to school. We know that 8 hours sleep and breakfast improve grades!

Dates for your diary
Monday 26th March: Grade 9 & 11 Exams continue until Friday 30th March
Friday 30th March: End of Term Two. School closes at the normal time
Monday 16th April: First Day of Term Three
Friday 20th April: IB Art Exhibition
Tuesday 24th April: Grade 6-8 Exam Cal reports sent home
Wednesday 25th April: Careers Day for Grade 11
Thursday 26th April: Grade 11 Parent Meeting 6pm PAC

This Week in Primary

UP Swimming Galas next week
Swimming galas for children in Upper Primary will be taking place next week. Please check below to see which days your children will be taking part in these events.

5th Grade Speech competition
This event will take place in the PAC on Wednesday 28th March.

UP Tribal celebration
The winning tribe in UP will be having a special event in school in the morning of Thursday 29th March. They will find out more details at the beginning of next week.

Prepa exit point
Closing their IPC Seeing the Light unit children in Prepa classes will return to school in the evening on Thursday 29th March for some light and dark activities. Children will leave school at 12.15pm to be collected from the area outside the PAC where Upper Primary children usually leave. They need to be back at school by 4.30pm to be collected at 8.30pm. The Main Entrance gate will be opened at 7.50pm.

Olympic Opening Ceremony
On the 20th April, shortly after the Easter Holidays, all the children in Primary will be taking part in an ABC Olympic Opening Ceremony at the Cuscatlan Stadium. We need the children to be brought directly to the stadium at 8am on that day instead of coming to school as normal. The ceremony will last around two hours so children will be free to go home at around 10.30. Again they will go home directly from the stadium. Tickets for this event are on sale in all Primary offices and we would encourage you to come along to this unique event to support your child.

Questionnaire
Many thanks to the many Primary parents who have already completed our ‘How are we doing?’ survey. The deadline for taking part in the survey is Wednesday 28th March.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Thursday 29th March: Prepa Night Activity - 4.30 - 8.30pm
Friday 30th March: PK Catani Assembly - PAC 7.20am
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Upper Primary
Monday 26th March: 5th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Tuesday 27th March: 4th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Wednesday 28th March: 5th Grade Speech Competition, PAC 8.00am to 9.30am
Wednesday 28th March: 3rd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Thursday 29th March: 2nd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Friday, 16 March 2012

27: Friday 16th March 2012

From the Headmaster

Parents Meeting
Thank you to those who were able to attend the Parents Meeting on Wednesday, called by the Board of the ABC. At this annual meeting a presentation is made about school progress and plans, and the new fees for the following school year are announced. We shall be communicating the main points of this meeting very shortly, but here is an excerpt from the examination results part.


Excellent work celebrated in the Good Work Blog
This week we highlight another one of the ABC’s blogs. There is much good work done at the school and we post some of this up in the Good Work Blog so that we can recognise and celebrate excellent work - the latest entry is from an assembly on the classic “El Lazarillo de Tormes”. Do look at the blogs list on i-Com and follow a blog!

Primary News

4th Grade Spelling Bee
After a very exciting competition last Friday the finalists of the 4th Grade Spelling Bee will battle it out again at 9am on Friday 16th March to find an ultimate winner. Well done to everyone who took part, there were some very impressive performances.

PK Cleaver assembly
Well done and thank you to the children and teaching staff of PK Cleaver for their assembly this week in which they shared the learning that they have been focusing on this term about farms. The children presented their assembly in English through words and songs. Some lovely art work too!


5th McCall Spanish assembly
Our students in 5th McCall did a spectacular theatrical performance based on a universal literary classic, El Lazarillo de Tormes. In this performance we were able to appreciate their individual and group talents in areas like performing and dance, as they closed their presentation with a beautiful flamenco dance.

Primary Poetry Day
Poetry Day in primary takes place in school on Wednesday 21st March. During this day your children will be both listening to and writing their own poetry in both English and Spanish. It would be wonderful if you would follow this up at home by reading poetry with your children or perhaps talking to them about some of your favourite poems.

Tickets for the Primary Olympic Opening Ceremony on sale!
Tickets for our primary Olympic Opening Ceremony to be held at the Cuscatlan Stadium on Friday 20th April will be on sale in the primary offices as of Monday 19th March. Tickets for spectators cost $5 dollars each and all primary children from PK to Grade 5 will be taking part. Please come along and bring friends and relatives to support your child and the school!

LP Swimming galas
Lower primary swimming galas take place next week. Please check the calendar below to see when your child is involved.

No Pens Day
On Friday 23rd March the primary school will be having it’s first No Pens Day. This is a day when teachers will be asked to teach a whole days lessons through speaking and listening activities. The purpose of this is to raise awareness amongst the teaching staff and children of the importance of good communication skills. During this day we expect that teachers will be using technology to take the place of pens and paper and that role play, story telling, drama, use of skype, video conferencing etc will encourage our children to talk and to listen more.This will become a termly event.

4th and 5th Grade pupils
4th and 5th Grade pupils are reminded by Mrs Hernandez that whilst they are permitted to bring footballs to school it is their responsibility to ensure that the games played with these balls are safe and sensible. Games such as Dodge ball for example should not be played with a leather ball as this is dangerous. Balls will be confiscated if they are not played with sensibly.

Child safety
We take your children’s safety very seriously. Therefore, we would like to remind parents once again that if their child is being picked up from school by anyone other than their usual parent or driver the class teacher and either Mrs. Claudia Aviles or Miss Veronica must be informed. We will not let your children leave school with someone else without your written or oral permission.

Swimming Competition
The Swimming Departamental Competitions took place last Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. There were fourteen institutions present and the ABC achieved first place, being the results as follows:

Out of 138 events:
1 Academia Britanica Cuscatleca 1074.5 points
2 Escuela Alemana 297 points
3 Colegio Santa Cecilia 282 points
4 Liceo Frances 182 points

The ABC also won:
29 gold medals
25 silver medals
28 bronze medals

Congratulations to all the athletes who, with great effort and much pride, represented the colours of their institution. There were athletes from Lower, Upper and Secondary. A special mention for all the teachers and parents who came along to support the athletes.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 16th March: PK Cleaver Assembly - PAC 7.20am
Monday 19th March: PK Swimming Gala (Training pool) - 10am
Tuesday 20th March: Kinder Swimming Gala (Training pool) - 10am
Wednesday 21st March: Prepa Swimming Gala (Training pool) - 10am
Thursday 22nd March: 1st Grade Swimming Gala (25m pool) - 10am
Friday 23rd March: PK Carbajal Assembly - PAC 7.20am
Friday 30th March: PK Catani Assembly - PAC 7.20am
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Upper Primary
Wednesday 21st March: Upper Primary Poetry Day
Wednesday 21st March: LSU for parents. Leaders: ¿Innate o developed? PAC 7.00am and 6.00pm
Wednesday 21st March: 2nd Quijano Assembly, PAC 10.00am
Wednesday 21st March: 4th Fastiggi Assembly PAC 12.00m
Monday 26th March: Upper Primary Theater Day
Monday 26th March: 5th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Tuesday 27th March: 4th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Wednesday 28th March: 5th Grade Speech Competition, PAC 8.00am to 9.30am
Wednesday 28th March: 3rd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Thursday 29th March: 2nd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Secondary News

Congratulations to the Mathcount teams who came first and third in the competition in Mexico last week. The top teams included the following students: Teja Huggins, Alejandro Alfaro, Andrés Butter, Andrés Puente, Andrea Osegueda, Gerardo Cabrera, María Fernanda Arteaga and José Andrés Cáceres. Andrés Puente also had the proud achievement of being the top individual student.

Brain Week
Thank you to all the parents who responded to our Brain Week survey. It is clear from some of the feedback that some of our students are not getting as much sleep as the 8-9 hours a night which is recommended for teenagers. We all need to make an effort to encourage them to get to bed earlier and to get more sleep. Most of our students have breakfast before leaving home and that is really encouraging. It is very likely however that some of our students who do not eat breakfast before coming to school could improve their grades in school if they were to eat breakfast each day.

Exams
Students from all Grades should be studying this weekend!
Grade 6-8 exams continue on Monday and Tuesday and then start for Grade 11 on Thursday and Grade 9 on Friday. You can see the exam timetables through the class blogs. Please note that students need to be in school at least 20 minutes before a scheduled exam but may leave after their last exam of the day. They cannot leave school between exams. We will be reporting the exam results after the Easter holidays.

Dates for your diary
Saturday 17th March: Student Council Spring Formal
Thursday 22nd March: Grade 11 Exams start until Friday 30th March
Friday 23rd march: Grade 9 Exams start until Friday 30th March
Friday 30th March: End of Term Two.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

26: Friday 9th March 2012

From the Headmaster

Stop Press! ABC MathCounts Team wins Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Competition!
Team A FIRST PLACE (Teja Huggins, Alejandro Alfaro, Andrés Butter, Andrés Puente)
Team B THIRD PLACE (Andrea Osegueda, Gerardo Cabrera, María Fernanda Arteaga, José Andrés Cáceres)

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (out of 120 students from México, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua - all ABC students within first 20 places)
• Andrés Butter 2nd place
• Andrés Puente 1st place

Almost 500 participants at the Bicultural Schools Arts Festival
The largest festival yet, with almost 500 participants and 7 bicultural schools, had its closing performances last weekend. With just a few days of workshops and practices an excellent standard was achieved. We must thank all the teachers involved for generating such interest and performances, and thank all the students who were on the drama, dance, and music stage or who had exhibited their artwork in the foyer of the theatre.

Have you seen the ABC Digital Magazine?
The school has many digital publications, including blogs, wikis, photo albums and multimedia. The ABC Magazine is another one of these aimed at showcasing student journalism.

Well done the ABC Swimming Team!
As the ABC Weekly goes to press, the ABC Swimming Team is competing its last few events in the La Libertad Estudiantiles championship. It is good to see the excellent performance of the team and the support that the parent group is giving to them. Thanks to the constant hard work of our Swimming Coach Oscar Lima, the team is producing great results!

Primary News

2nd Grade camping night
Second grade went camping at the American Embassy last Friday. The children had a great time. The event was filled with many activities that allowed them to interact with parents and children from other forms. Second graders particularly enjoyed the rally and the Disco. This event gave the children the opportunity to practise three of the school traits we have been promoting in school, independent, confident and enthusiastic.








Cal 2 reports UP
Reports for Cal 2 were sent home on Wednesday. We have changed the report this year so that it only reports on grades. You can expect a full report on your child at the end of Cal 3. Teachers have already met with parents to discuss concerns which the reports may have raised but you are welcome to phone the UP office to arrange an appointment with any of our teaching staff if you have any concerns about your child’s grades.

3rd Judge assembly
On Wednesday it was the turn of 3rd Judge to showcase their work, in an assembly about CHOCOLATE!!! The children shared a little about the history of chocolate and entertained the parents, teachers and other 2nd & 3rd Grade classes with some fine acting and dancing skills. The topic chocolate is the current IPC unit that the children in 3rd Grade are studying. Please see the 3rd Grade blog for more pictures.


5th Brenes assembly
As a school we consider the ability to read fluently and the enjoyment of reading to be of prime importance. 5th Brenes assembly this week helped to remind us all that in this age of fast moving technology the pleasure and enjoyment of reading is as important as ever and that reading helps us to become better communicators, more imaginative and, some would argue, more intelligent! Thank you to all involved in this assembly for reinforcing this very important message.

4th Grade Spelling Bee
Spelling Bees originally started in the United States with the first national competition starting in 1925. The word ‘bee’ has been used to mean a get-together and the event does indeed bring together some of the best spellers to compete against one another. The competition usually involves children and tests them on their ability to spell a range of different words.
Since the beginning of CAL 1, 4th Grade pupils have been learning a new set of spellings every week, which at the end of the week they are then tested on. 4th Grade therefore chose to hold a Spelling Bee Competition on Friday, 9th March, which has been adapted into a tribal event. This is an important activity that has been introduced to demonstrate our recognition of good spellers and our appreciation for words spelt correctly!

There are 32 Spelling Bee finalists in total, 8 from each tribe and class. These children have been selected from their classes on the basis of their performance of spellings used throughout CAL 2. The winner will earn 150 tribal points. We wish our budding spellers the very best of luck!

Mobile phones in school
Children in UP who bring mobile phones in to school must deliver them to the UP office as soon as they arrive in the mornings and may not collect them until school finishes at 1.30pm. There are landline phones in all three Primary school offices if the children need to make or receive an urgent call. The privilege of being allowed to bring mobile phones into the Primary school will be withdrawn if children do not follow the rules.

Brain Awareness Week
Next week is Brain Awareness week in school. This week we have been finding out from the children how much sleep they get and what they have for breakfast, if anything! Children in UP will be analysing this information in their ICT lessons and comparing this information with national and international guidelines to see how well they are looking after their brains.

Kinder trip
Next week Kinder will go on a trip to reinforce our Unit "We are healthy". We will leave school at 8:05 and we will go to the Supermarket (Walmart). Each child will have the opportunity to buy a healthy - balanced snack. We have been talking about the importance of having a healthy diet, some classes have even illustrated a food pyramid! With our healthy snacks in our bags, we will then head to Parque Bicentenario for a picnic and a walk in the park! We are expecting that it will be a great day!

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 16th March: PK Cleaver Assembly, PAC 7.20am
Monday 19th March: PK Swimming Gala (Training pool) 10am
Tuesday 20th March: Kinder Swimming Gala (Training pool) 10am
Wednesday 21st March: Prepa Swimming Gala (Training pool) 10am
Thursday 22nd March: 1st Grade Swimming Gala (25m pool) 10am
Friday 23rd March: PK Carbajal Assembly, PAC 7.20am
Friday 30th March: PK Catani Assembly, PAC 7.20am
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Upper Primary
Wednesday 21st March: Upper Primary Poetry Day
Wednesday 21st March: LSU for parents. Leaders: ¿Innate o developed? PAC 7.00am and 6.00pm
Wednesday 21st March: 2nd Quijano Assembly, PAC 10.00am
Wednesday 21st March: 4th Fastiggi Assembly PAC 12.00m
Monday 26th March: Upper Primary Theatre Day
Monday 26th March: 5th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Tuesday 27th March: 4th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Wednesday 28th March: 5th Grade Speech Competition, PAC 8.00am to 9.30am
Wednesday 28th March: 3rd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Thursday 29th March: 2nd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Secondary News

Congratulations to the Mathcounts team who are currently in Mexico with Mr. Arriola and on Thursday came second in the Mathrelay event. We are looking forward to hearing how they get on in the main Mathcounts expedition.

HACIA Democracy
We have a large team of Grade 10 - 12 students in Panama City this week taking part in the HACIA Democracy event. This is a Harvard University sponsored event and one of our ex-students is participating in the running of the event. The students return on Monday.

Cal 2 Reports
These were sent home with your son or daughter this week for Grades 6, 7, 9 and 11. Please ensure you have signed the photocopy and returned it to your form tutor. If you have any queries about the report please contact the Head of Year.

Grade 6-8 Exams start next Thursday
Please make sure you have seen the timetable and have helped your son or daughter organise their revision. The blogs and school website have details of revision materials and resources. Please talk to your son or daughter about them.

Brain Week Survey
In preparation for Brain Week next week we have sent home a survey to all parents about sleep and breakfast which are essential elements of a healthy brain. If you have time please answer the questions. The answers will be treated anonymously and will be used to discuss issues with our students at the assembly on Monday.

Copa de Amor
We have been holding a joint T shirt day with the Escuela Americana in support of the Libras de Amor campaign. There is a football match on Saturday at 6 pm at the Escuela Americana which has been arranged by the student organisers from the two schools. If your son or daughter plans to attend please note this is a charity event being hosted by the Escuela Americana at which some ABC staff will be present. Parents are entirely responsible for their children including dropping off and picking up.

CCAA University Fair
The fair will be in the school Auditorium from 1.45 - 3 pm on Monday12th March. We expect all students from Grade 9 to 11 to take the opportunity to find out more about universities and attend the fair. Parents are also welcome to attend the event.

KONY 2012
Many of our students have been excited by the Internet based campaign video KONY 2012 which seeks to stop a man called Joseph Kony from recruiting child soldiers and destroying young people’s lives. We have been asked to get involved in the campaign at school. We are delighted so many of our students are affected by the appeal and it is up to you if you want them to support it. In school we want to check more details about the charity and its intentions who is behind the campaign.

Dates for your diary
Thursday15th March: Grade 6-8 Exams start until Tuesday 20th March
Thursday 22nd March: Grade 11 Exams start until Friday 30th March
Friday 23rd march: Grade 9 Exams start until Friday 30th March
Friday 30th March: End of Term Two.

Friday, 2 March 2012

25: Friday 2nd March 2012

From the Headmaster

Security
Making sure that our children and staff are safe is our prime concern. We take the issue of security seriously and want to ensure that only those who have legitimate business in school enter. To this end I want to remind parents and visitors of the arrangements for visiting during the school day. Please take note of the following procedures for individual visits, including the need to show your ABC identity card or be registered and issued with a Visitor’s Pass.

Visiting the school during the school day: (view complete document)
  • Use ONLY the Administration Entrance for entry.
  • Appointments with teachers are notified by section secretaries so that a parking space can be reserved in the Administration Entrance area.
  • Visitors will need to show their ABC Identity Card or, for legitimate visits, a Visitor's Pass will be issued in exchange for official identification.
  • All visitors must report to the ABC Front Desk in the Administration Area. No visitors are allowed to go directly to other parts of the school.

(Arrangements for Sports Days, Assemblies and similar events allow parents to visit the event location without these procedures - but please ensure that you follow the parking and location instructions for the event)

Primary News

UP ICT assembly
As part of our ICT objectives our assembly was planned to teach children the safety they need to practise while surfing on the Internet. Children were taught the importance of:

S - SAFE (Keep personal information private).
M - MEETING (Never meet with someone you don’t know).
A - ACCEPTING (Never open emails, files, or web pages from people you don’t know, they may contain nasty messages).
R - RELIABLE (Information you find on the Internet may not be true).
T - TELL (Always tell an adult).

 
 



Prepa entry point - Seeing the Light
Prepa children began a new topic last Friday - Seeing the Light.
As our entry point all, the classes were blacked out for the day! All the windows were covered in black paint, black plastic and black curtains. Even we came in black and white clothes! We had to use our torches to answer our names at registration and we found that writing and colouring in the dark was very difficult! The Spanish teachers put on a great glow-in-the-dark show for us with special costumes and ultra-violet lights.

During this topic we will be researching how light has been used in art and trying out some new techniques ourselves. We will find out how daylight and darkness differ in countries around the world and we will be carrying out lots of experiments to answer all our questions about light and darkness.



3rd Grade entry point - Chocolate
3rd grade students were very excited, finally the IPC topic they have been waiting for made its Entry Point: CHOCOLATE.

We set up a sense laboratory in our classroom. We set up different senses areas for the different senses as they relate to chocolate. Each of the senses area was decorated with relevant pictures. For each sense, the children had to think of two questions that they could investigate in their role as chocolate scientists or taste testers.

Some of the Lab results were:
1. Some children prefer sweet tasting food to savoury food.
2. 4 children could hear the sound of chocolate when eating!
3. Manufacturers don’t make green or purple chocolate because people can be allergic to food colouring.
4. Chocolate melts at 45◦ C
5. Everyone agreed that refrigerated chocolate tastes and feels better than room temperature chocolate.




First Grade Clowns!
On Tuesday, as part of First Grade IPC Topic "The Circus is Coming to Town", a clown came to teach the children step by step how to paint their face as a clown. The children worked in pairs and had a great time painting each other’s face. A few children even overcame their fear of clowns by clearly seeing that a clown is a person that wears a costume, a silly wig and puts makeup on their face. It was a successful and fun activity that the adults (teachers and a few mothers) and children enjoyed!





3rd Guzmán Spanish assembly
3rd Guzman’s Spanish Assembly had its theme based on equality among human beings. In a very pleasant way, we learned that regardless of how we look, we are all equal and the most important thing is to always be friends. Friendship does not see colour, race, language nor form and accepting that is what makes good friends. Regina Velásquez

Prepa Pashley Spanish assembly
The children of Prepa Pashley presented a lovely assembly in Spanish this week which retold the well-known children’s story Peace at Last. The story was told by the children with some clever and effective use of percussion and other musical instruments to supply the sound effects. Well done and thank you to the children and teaching staff involved in the preparation of this assembly.


PK Guadrón assembly
The children of PK Guadron presented the story on The Selfish Crocodile in their assembly this week. Thank you to all the staff and children involved in this; the children spoke clearly and confidently in English and the art work which provided a backdrop to the assembly was very impressive. Well done everyone.


School caps
It is great watching our Primary children going out for their PE lessons now as they are nearly all wearing the correct school cap which covers their necks as well as their heads. For those very few parents who still need to buy a cap for their children these are now available in the school shop.

Individual and Group Photos

Monday 5TH, March
3rd Guzmán 07:05 – 07:35 Individual 07:40 Group
3rd Navas 07:35 – 08:05 Individual 07:15 Group
4th Molina 08:05 – 08:35 Individual 08:45 Group
5th Quintanilla 08:40 – 09:10 Individual 08:30 Group
5th McCall 10:30 – 11:00 Individual 10:15 Group

Tuesday 6TH, March
1st Vásquez 07:05 – 07:35 Individual 07:40 Group
1st Aguirre 07:35 – 08:05 Individual 07:15 Group
2nd Quijano 08:05 – 08:35 Individual 08:45 Group
2nd Padilla 08:40 – 09:10 Individual 08:30 Group
1st Cáceres 10:30 – 11:00 Individual 10:15 Group

Wednesday 7TH, March
5th Brenes 07:05 – 07:35 Individual 07:40 Group
4th Fastiggi 07:35 – 08:05 Individual 07:15 Group
3rd Judge 08:05 – 08:35 Individual 08:45 Group
3rd Avilés 08:40 – 09:10 Individual 08:30 Group
5th García-Prieto 10:30 – 11:00 Individual 10:15 Group

Thursday 8TH, March
1st Gilchrist 07:05 – 07:35 Individual 07:40 Group
2th Mena 07:35 – 08:05 Individual 07:15 Group
2nd Moore 08:05 – 08:35 Individual 08:45 Group
4th Hernández 08:40 – 09:10 Individual 08:30 Group
4th Taylor 10:30 – 11:00 Individual 10:15 Group

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Tuesday 28th February: Prepa Pashley Spanish Assembly- PAC 7:20am
Friday 16th March: PK Cleaver Assembly - PAC 7.20am
Monday 19th March: PK Swimming Gala (Training pool) - 10am
Tuesday 20th March: Kinder Swimming Gala (Training pool) - 10am
Wednesday 21st March: Prepa Swimming Gala (Training pool) - 10am
Thursday 22nd March: 1st Grade Swimming Gala (25m pool) - 10am
Friday 23rd March: PK Carbajal Assembly - PAC 7.20am
Tuesday 27th March: PK Catani Assembly - PAC 7.20am
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Upper Primary
Friday 2nd - Saturday 3rd March: 2nd Grade Camping. Tuscania. Fri. 11:00 - Sat 10:00am
Wednesday 7th March: 3rd Judge Assembly, PAC 10.00am
Wednesday 7th March: 5th Brenes Assembly PAC 12.00m
Wednesday 21st March: Upper Primary Poetry Day
Wednesday 21st March: LSU for parents. Leaders: ¿Innate o developed? PAC 7.00am and 6.00pm
Wednesday 21st March: 2nd Quijano Assembly, PAC 10.00am
Wednesday 21st March: 4th Fastiggi Assembly PAC 12.00m
Monday 26th March: Upper Primary Theater Day
Monday 26th March: 5th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Tuesday 27th March: 4th Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Wednesday 28th March: 5th Grade Speech Competition, PAC 8.00am to 9.30am
Wednesday 28th March: 3rd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Thursday 29th March: 2nd Grade Swimming Gala. ABC Swimming pool, 10.00am to 12.00m
Friday 30th March: Last day of Term

Secondary News

Please note we now have links to the year blogs at the side of this page.

Grade 12 Reports
Grade 12 reports were sent home today. If there are any concerns there will be a letter with the report. Please keep the original, sign the photocopy and the letter and return it to school on Monday.

Bicultural Festival
We have had a very busy week of drama, dance, art and music in school in cooperation with other bicultural schools in the city. Tonight there will be a performance at the Liceo Frances at 6.30 pm by the drama and dance groups and tomorrow there will be a performance of the music and choral work at the Teatro Presidente at 6 pm. As parents and students of this school you are invited to these events.

IGCSE Information Evening and Issuing of Grade 8 report - next Tuesday
On Tuesday we have a meeting for Grade 8 parents which will focus on the coming IGCSE Option choices for Grade 8. The meeting will start promptly at 5.30 pm. we are expecting all Grade 8 parents to attend and there is more information on the Grade 8 blog.

IB Option Choices
Grade 10 are making their IB Option choices and their forms should be returned by Thursday 8th March to the IB Office.

Cal 2 Reports are being issued on Tuesday to Grade 6, 7, 8 ,9 and 11. These will be sent home at the end of school with a photocopy of the original report. Please keep the original and sign the photocopy which we would like you to send back to school on Wednesday morning.

Exam Cal
Please take note that Grade 6-8 Exams start on Thursday 15th March. These exams are very important and need to be prepared for by the students. They know what to study but need to make sure they do so! Grade 9 and 11 exams start a week later.

Dates for your diary
Friday 2nd March: Bicultural Arts Festival Performance in Drama, Dance and Photography Lyceo Frances 6 .30 pm
Saturday 3rd March: Bicultural Arts Festival Performance in Music, choir, Art and Photography Teatro Presidente 6 pm
Tuesday 6th March 5.30 pm: IGCSE Options Evening (Grade 8 parents and students) with Cal 2 reports being issued
Tuesday 6th March: Grade 6,7,9,& 11 Cal 2 reports sent home
Thursday15th March: Grade 6-8 Exams start until Tuesday 20th March
Thursday 22nd March: Grade 11 Exams start until Friday 30th March
Friday 23rd march: Grade 9 Exams start until Friday 30th March
Friday 30th March: End of Term Two.