Monday, 11 February 2013

21: Friday 8th February 2013

From the Headmaster

Congratulations ABC Teams!

Coffee with the Headmaster and Board Chair.
Parents are cordially invited on Friday 22nd of February from 7:10 to 8am. In order to plan properly for parking, space and catering reasons, please let us know by Tuesday 19th that you are coming, using this simple form.

Primary News

Internet safety week
With the help of Mr Fastiggi the primary school council have made a video to remind pupils about being safe online. The video is on your child’s grade blog. Please take time to sit and watch this with your child/ren and discuss the issues it raises.

Lower Primary Sports Days
The children had a fabulous time this week showing us their skills and talents. A huge thank you to the PE Team for organising these events and to the LP staff for their support on and off the field. Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Swimming Galas the last week of term.

School for parents
The school for 4th Grade parents and children continues this week at 18.00 on Tuesday 12th February and 7.00am on Wednesday 13th February.

Assemblies
We look forward to welcoming the parents of children in 2nd Guzman at 9.10am and 4th Aviles at 11.55am to their children’s class assemblies.

Teacher training day
School will be closed to pupils on Thursday 14th February as this is a teacher training day.During the course of this day, in primary, the teachers will be finding out more about the process of our next CIS visit, developing our teaching of the IPC curriculum learning about quiet children in our classes, working on assessment throughout the school and discussing how to ensure that the curriculum we offer is rigorous and challenging for all our pupils.

Half term holiday
School will be closed from 15th to 18th February inclusive, for our half term break. We look forward to welcoming all the children back into school at 7am on Tuesday 19th February.

We recommend......
For our older pupils in Primary who have an interest in current affairs and parents who enjoy a good discussion with their children : http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Thursday 14th February: School closed for INSET
Friday 15th February: School closed for Half term
Monday 18th February: School closed for Half term
Friday 22nd February: Pre-Kinder Flores Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Saturday 23rd: Primary Spring Fair

Upper Primary
Tuesday 12th February: School for 4th grade parents, Father-son/Mother-daughter, 6:00pm at the Seminar Room and Science Room
Wednesday 13th February: School for 4th grade parents, Father-son/Mother-daughter, 7:00am at the Seminar Room and Science Room
Wednesday 13th February: 2nd Guzman Assembly, at the PAC, 9:10am
Wednesday 13th February: 4th Avilés Assembly, at the PAC, 11:55 am
Thursday 14th February: School closed for INSET
Friday 15th February: School closed for Half term
Monday 18th February: School closed for Half term
Saturday 23rd February: Primary Spring Fair
Monday 25th February: School for 4th Grade Parents, 7:00am at the PAC
Wednesday 27th February: 2nd Quijano Spanish Assembly, 9:00am at the PAC
Wednesday 27th February: 5th Linares Assembly, 11:55 am at the PAC

Secondary News

Congratulations to the students who won the Mathcounts event last weekend at the Escuela Americana and to those who participated in the Leadership event at ESEN. The Mathcounts team will be going to Mexico next month to participate in the next regional competition.

Please talk to your son or daughter about our Internet Safety week and help them explain to you the importance of being safe on-line. Can you also please ask them to check they know how to ensure their personal settings on social networks such as Facebook are set to the correct privacy settings. 

We expect to see Grade 6 parents at a Parent Partnership meeting on Tuesday to discuss issues relating to their exams which start of 5 weeks time.

Please note school is closed on Thursday for teacher training and then on Friday 15th and Monday 18th for half term. 

Secondary dates for your diary
Tuesday 12th February: Grade 6 Parent Partnership Meeting PAC 6 pm
Thursday 14th February: School closed for INSET
Friday 15th February: School closed for Half term
Monday 18th February: School closed for Half term
Friday 22nd February: Grade 12 Cal 2 reports issued
Monday 25th February: Book Week
Thursday 28th February: Grade 10 IB Information Evening, Reports issues and parent teacher interviews to discuss progress and possible options. PAC 5.30 pm
Monday 4th March: Bicultural Arts Festival Week
Tuesday 5th March:Grade 6, 9 & 11 Cal 2 reports issued at 1.50 pm: students to bring home
Tuesday 5th March: Grade 8 IGCSE Information Evening, Reports issues and parent teacher interviews to discuss progress and possible options. PAC 5.30 pm
Wednesday 6th March: Grade 7 Parent Partnership Meeting
Monday 11th March: Brain Week & School Photographs
Tuesday 12th March: Grade 12 Parent Partnership Meeting
Wednesday 13th March: HACIA Democracy trip departs. General Meeting for ABC Parents
Thursday 14th March: Grade 6-8 Exams start
Thursday 21st March: Student Council Spring Formal
Friday 22nd March: Student Council Non Uniform Day. Last day of term two.

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