Monday, 28 May 2012

35: Monday 28th May 2012


From the Headmaster

Influenza Vaccination

As part of the vaccination campaign of the Ministry of Health and the Social Security, health workers from the Social Security will be vaccinating our students against the H1N1 Influenza this Wednesday and Thursday. All students above the age of 7 years are eligible to be vaccinated.



If you would like your son or daughter to be vaccinated against this virus, please complete and return the authorization form by today.


Last chance to register for next year!
Almost all parents have completed the online Pre-Registration process - THANK YOU!
We have a small number who have Pre-Registered but have not carried out the Registration Process at school. Most of this group have small sums owing which have to be cleared before we can continue with the Registration Process for next year. 
Please note that the Administration will be open for this today and tomorrow, to enable the last few to register for next year.


Primary News


In the last month



UP Talent Show Auditions


Grades 1 and 2 PE trips to Polideportivo (1, 2P, 2ME, 2Q, 2MO)

Grades 3 and 4 trips to Polvorin (3, 4)

Visit to school by Salvadorean Softball team - Grade 3


LP Family days (PKCAR, PKG, PKCAT, KQ, KS)

This week

UP Family days
This week it will be the turn of children in UP to invite their parents to come in to school for their school Family Days. Dates for each Grade are below. We look forward to seeing you.


21st Century Boys
On Wednesday 30th May from 7am to 8am in the Seminar Room (above the Jubilee Library) Mr Fastiggi will be giving a presentation to the parents of boys who are currently in Prepa. The talk will be entitled 21st Century Boys and is very relevant to parents who have children of this age as it is around now that we notice, in school, that boys are beginning to assert themselves, to experiment with rule making and breaking, negotiating and  testing  friendships and boundaries. Mr Fastiggi has been interested in this topic and has led this INSET for both teachers and parents this year as well as beginning a mentoring scheme involving Grade 11 students with some of our younger pupils. He will be teaching in Grade 1 next year.

Latin American Music Concert
Our annual Latin American Music Concert takes place on Wednesday 30th May. This is a wonderful event involving our musical pupils playing alongside a professional band. The concert begins at 6.30pm in the PAC and there will be room for dancing for those who find it hard just to sit and listen! Tickets are available from all offices in school and cost $2.

Moving up day
On Friday 1st June all children in Primary will ‘Move up’ to the classes, and wherever possible teachers, that they will be with next year. This is a very exciting day for our pupils and I know that they look forward to it. Grade 5 pupils will spend Thursday and Friday of next week in the care of the Secondary school; meeting teachers, having lessons and talks and finding their way around.



Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Wednesday 30th May 7am - 8am: 21st Century Boys in the Seminar Room above the Jubilee Library
Monday 4th June: Pre-Kinder Catani and Pre-Kinder Guadrón Slideshow, at the Mini Theatre 7:00pm.
Tuesday 5th June: Pre-Kinder Carbajal and Pre-Kinder Cleaver Slideshow, at the Mini Theatre 7:00pm.
Friday 15th June: Last day of school


Upper Primary
Thursday 31st May & Friday 1st June: 5th Grade Induction to Secondary School
Thursday 31st May: Meeting for 5th Grade Parents, induction to Secundary 6 p.m. PAC
Friday 1st June: Moving UP Day
Friday 8th June: Last day Extra-curricular Activities
Monday 11th June: 4th & 5th Grade Party, at the PAC, at 5.30pm
Tuesday 12th June: 2nd & 3rd Grade Talent Show, at the PAC, at 10.00am
Tuesday 12th June: 4th & 5th Grade Talent Show, at the PAC, at 12.00m
Wednesday 13th June: 2nd Grade Achievement Ceremony, at the PAC, at 7.30am
Wednesday 13th June: 3rd Grade Achievement Ceremony, at the PAC, at 10.00am
Wednesday 13th June: 4th Grade Achievement Ceremony, at the PAC, at 12.00m
Thursday 14th June: Last day Team Sports Extra-curricular Activities
Thursday 14th June: 5th Grade Graduation & Achievement Ceremony, at the PAC, at 7.20am
Friday 15th June: Last day of school

Secondary News


We have a number of Grade 9 and Grade 11 students returning today from doing their final expedition for the International Award which is a Young People’s leadership programme that the school promotes (http://www.intaward.org/). We have students completing the Bronze and the Silver awards. Today we had a morning with Grade 10 students discussing some of the issues that they need to be aware of for the IB Diploma which they will be starting in August 2012. We also held a short Awards Assembly at 9.30 am for Grade 10. Today we are also meeting with Grade 12 Parents at a Parent Partnership Meeting to discuss various issues relating to moving on from school and to hand out the final report sheets. We are very proud of the quality of the videos that are made by students at school and on Tuesday we have our Digital Video Awards event in the PAC. If you would like to come and see the winners as well as some slips please get a ticket in advance. Tickets are available from the School offices. We also have our  Induction days for Grade 5 on Thursday and Friday. Our Grade 12 students have completed their IB examinations but some of our Grade 10 students are continuing their IGCSE exams next week.



Dates for your diary
Friday 25th May: Silver and Bronze International Award Trips
Monday 28th May: Grade 10 Awards Assembly 9.30 am PAC
Monday 28th May: Grade 12 Parent Partnership Meeting, and issuing Cal 3 Reports, 6pm PAC
Tuesday 29th May: Digital Video Awards event, at 6pm, PAC
Thursday 31st May: 1st or 4th June - Grade 10 PreCAS for short visits to some institutions
Thursday 31st May: Friday 1st June - Induction Days for Grade 5 in the Secondary school
Thursday 31st May: Grade 5 Parents Meeting 6 pm, PAC
Thursday 14th June: Class 2012 Graduation, at 5pm, Auditorium

Monday 11th - Friday 15th June: Grade 9 Work Experience

Friday, 18 May 2012

34: Friday 18th May 2012

This Week in Primary


Tribes
Please note that we have no intention of changing the children's tribes this year. The idea is that if your child is an Inca now they will remain an Inca all through school, this is to encourage tribe loyalty and bonding.

Please ignore whatever is on the school registration form. Your child will be in the same tribe next year as they are in this year.

1ST GRADE - TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS
Registration for the 1st Grade Talent Show Auditions finished this week. We have a good number of students interested in take a place in the Final Show in June.

You can find the Auditions Programme in the Music Blog: http://upperprimarymusic.wordpress.com/1st-grade-talent-show/
Good Luck!

UPPER PRIMARY TALENT SHOW
After the hard work of evaluating every performance in the Auditions, we finally have the students who will take part in the UP Talent Show this Year! Well done to everyone who took part in the Auditions and Congratulations to the selected performers!

The UP Talent Show will take place on Tuesday 12th of June.

You can find the Final Talent Show Programme in the Music Blog: http://upperprimarymusic.wordpress.com/talent-show-2012/

LATIN MUSIC & DANCE CONCERT 2012
The UP Music Extracurricular groups (Choir, Recorders, Strings Orchestra) with some selected secondary students are working hard rehearsing all the music for the Latin Concert! In this performance our students are playing together with a Professional Tropical Band!

This year there will be a Dance Floor to give the audience the opportunity to join this Latin Celebration dancing with music played by our students!

The Latin Music & Dance Concert is taking place on Wednesday 30th May at 6:30 PM - Performing Arts Centre (PAC)
More Details in Music Blog: http://upperprimarymusic.wordpress.com/

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Saturday 19th May: Olympic Summer Fair 9:00am-1:00pm
Monday 21st May: Kinder Tenorio & Kinder Suárez Family Day 7:20am in the classrooms
Tuesday 22nd May: Pre-Kinder Family Day 7:20am. in each class.
Wednesday 23rd May: Kinder Flores & Kinder Quintanilla Family Day 7:20am in the classrooms
Thursday 24th May: Prepa Family Day 12:00pm in the classrooms
Friday 25th May: First Grade Family Day 12:00pm in the classrooms

Upper Primary
Saturday 19th May: Primary Olympic Fair, at the ABC Field, from 9.00 to 1.00pm
Monday 28th May: 5th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Tuesday 29th May: 4th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: 3rd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: Latin American Concert, at the PAC, from 6.30 to 8.00pm
Thursday 31st May: 2nd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m

This Week in Secondary

Students from Grade 11 and 9 studying Economics have a day trip on Monday to visit a Construction company in Via del Mar. 

The Grade 11 Geography Field trip is due back on Saturday afternoon and they have reported that they are doing well.

IGCSE Exams continue for grade 10 next week and the Class of 2012 have their last few IB Exams.

Please ensure you are consulting Class Blogs for up to date information on End of Term activities

Hats and PE: Please note it is compulsory that your son or daughter wears a hat in PE as protection against the sun. Please make sure they bring one to every PE class. School caps are available from the school shop but for the moment we are allowing other caps.

Secondary Dates for your diary
Monday 21st May - Grade 11 and 9 Economics trip
Thursday 31st May-Friday 1st June - Induction Days for Grade 5 in the Secondary schoolThursday 14th June - Class 2012 Graduation at 5 pm
Monday 11th - Friday 15th June: Grade 9 Work Experience



33: Friday 11th May 2012

This Week in Primary

16.05.12 Maths Day
This coming Wednesday, 16th of May, we will be having our Primary Maths Day. This is the first time all children in Primary will be doing maths activities at the same time. Since we are doing Olympic Games as part of the IPC, we have decided to link it to these activities which means that everything we do with the children will be related to Olympics and Maths. We really hope children enjoy these experiences and that they learn from them! 

15 and 16 .05.12 Grades 3 and 4 to Visit Polvorin
As part of our IPC work on the Olympic Games next week children in Grades 3 and 4 will visit the Velodrome at Polvorin.

17.05.12 PK trip to the zoo

18.05.12 Olympic cyclists to visit Grades 2 and 3 at school.

19.05.12 Primary Spring/Olympic Fair
This year being Olympic year, we are transforming our traditional Spring Fair into the very first Olympic Fair. All Primary students from Pre-Kinder to Fifth grade are required to participate in this curricular event by doing both, working at their form's game and enjoying all of the 48 games planned for the morning. All ABC families are encouraged to come Saturday 19th May from 9am to 1pm and bring their cameras to capture their children having fun. There will be 10 food vendors who will provide all of us with plenty of drinks, snacks and food.

Just like all the Primary Spring Fairs and Christmas Fairs before, all funds raised during this event will go towards Primary Scholarship Programme.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Saturday 19th May: Olympic Summer Fair
Monay 21st May: Kinder Flores and Kinder Quintanilla Family Day 7:20am. on the ex assembly area (outside de LP office)
Tuesday 22nd May: Pre-Kinder Family Day 7:20am. in each class.
Wednesday 23rd May: Kinder Tenorio and Kinder Suárez Family Day 7:20am. on the ex assembly area (outside de LP office)
Thursday 24th May: Prepa Family Day 7:20am. 
Friday 25th May: First Grade Family Day 12:00pm. In each class.

Upper Primary
Saturday 19th May: Primary Olympic Fair, at the ABC Field, from 9.00 to 1.00pm
Monday 28th May: 5th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Tuesday 29th May: 4th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: 3rd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: Latin American Concert, at the PAC, from 6.30 to 8.00pm
Thursday 31st May: 2nd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m

This Week in Secondary

This is a very busy time of year and we need parents to be aware of the activities affecting different year groups. Please make sure you are checking the Class blogs. in the coming week Grade 11 Geography option have a three days fieldtrip to Antigua, Guatemala and Grade 9 Business students will be visiting the local Coca Cola Plant. Last week Grade 6 went on a fieldtrip to Joya de Ceren and Grade 7 celebrated Earth Day by visiting a Costa del Sol beach to rdp some environmental work and release turtles. The Grade 10 IGCSE exams started this week and IB and IGCSE Exams continue next week. Please ensure your son or daughter double checks times of exams as they must attend at the right time.

Secondary Dates for your diary
Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th May, Grade 11 Geography field trip to Antigua, Guatemala
Thursday 17th May: trip to Coca cola Plant with Grade 9 students options 1 and 2. (Business Studies Class).
Thursday 14th June: Grade 12 Graduation at 5 pm
Monday 11th - Friday 15th June: Grade 9 Work Experience

Friday, 4 May 2012

32: Friday 4th May 2012

Primary News


2nd Grade Exit Point
On Friday 27th of April the second grade children had their Active Planet exit point. It was a day to remember. The day started with a doctor’s visit who taught them basic things about first aid. They had an earthquake evacuation drill, where they got the chance to see a search party in action. The children all participated in the production of a video and had a chance to make emergency packs to give to their community. It was a day to remember!

Next week

Workshops for parents - Spanish
Workshops will be held next week for parents. These will be led by the Spanish teachers in school who will be sharing information about the Spanish curriculum in the primary school. All workshops will be held in the small theatre and will begin at 7.15 am. The workshops will last for 30 minutes. All parents are asked to use the emergency car park for this event.

1st Grade workshop - Monday 7th May
2nd Grade workshop - Tuesday 8th May
3rd Grade workshop - Wednesday 9th May
4th Grade workshop - Thursday 10th May
5th Grade workshop - Friday 11th May 

Trips out of school
As a part of our IPC Olympics units children in 1st and 2nd Grades will be out of school for trips next week to Polideportivo. The PE department of the school is making a real effort to introduce our pupils to some new and exciting sports which we may not offer in school. The children have been really inspired by the Olympic Games and are enjoying opportunities to see and try out new and different activities.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Monday 7th May: Spanish Workshop for First Grade, 7:15am in each class.
Saturday 19th May: Olympic Summer Fair
Tuesday 22nd May: Pre-Kinder Family Day
Wednesday 23rd May: Kinder family Day
Thursday 24th May: Prepa Family Day
Friday 25th May: First Grade Family Day

Upper Primary
Friday 4th May: UK Team Building Weekend - begins. At ABC Campus, at 3.30pm
Saturday 5th May: UK Team Building Weekend - ends. At ABC Campus, at 10.00am
Tuesday 8th May: 2nd Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Wednesday 9th May: Science Day
Wednesday 9th May: 3rd Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Thursday 10th May: 4th Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Friday 11th May: 5th Grade Parent Workshop - Spanish, at the auditorium, from 7.00 to 8.00am
Friday 11th May: Breakfast at Lunch “Bake Sale”, UP Corridor, at both break and Lunch Time
Wednesday 16th May: Math Day
Saturday 19th May: Primary Olympic Fair, at the ABC Field, from 9.00 to 1.00pm
Monday 28th May: 5th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Tuesday 29th May: 4th Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: 3rd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m
Wednesday 30th May: Latin American Concert, at the PAC, from 6.30 to 8.00pm
Thursday 31st May: 2nd Grade Family Day, from 11.30 to 12.00m

Secondary News

Our Grade 12 students started their IB exams this week and Grade 10 IGCSE exams, start on Monday. We are in the middle of our internal Knowledge Bowl, competition for Grade 6-9 and we should know the winning team this time next week. Congratulations to the recently appointed new Prefects in Grade 11 and thank you to all the temporary prefects who worked so hard last term. We also want to say a big thank you to all the Secondary students who helped in the Summer Carnival last Saturday.

Dates for your diary
Friday 4th May: Exam Cal Reports will go home for Grade 9
Monday 7th May: Grade 10 starts their IGCSE exams
Monday 7th May: Grade 7 Earth day trip ALL DAY
Friday 11th May: Grade 6 field trip to Joya de Ceren
Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th May, Grade 11 Geography field trip to Antigua, Guatemala
Thursday 14th June: Grade 12 Graduation at 5 pm
Monday 11th - Friday 15th June: Grade 9 Work Experience