Friday, 22 February 2013

23: Friday 22nd February 2013

Primary News

Spring Fair
Our annual Primary School Spring Fair is on tomorrow - Saturday 23rd February. All Primary children are involved and we are looking forward to welcoming parents and friends to come along to support this charitable event.

School for Parents
Our latest School for Parents will be held in the PAC at 7am on Monday 25th February.

Maths workshops for Parents
Next week teachers in UP will be holding Maths workshops for parents so that they are able to support their children in this subject at home by using the same methods as we do in school. 

All workshops will be held in teacher’s classrooms ( unless you have been otherwise notified) and are scheduled from 7.15am to 7.45am. Please remember to use the emergency car park if you are attending these events so that our teaching staff are able to park their own vehicles and get to school on time.

Monday 25th February - 5th Grade workshop
Tuesday 26th February - 3rd Grade workshop
Thursday 28th February - 2nd Grade workshop
Friday 1st March - 4th Grade workshop

Assemblies this week
This week we look forward to welcoming parents of the following classes to attend our assemblies.

Wednesday 27th February 9am - 2nd Quijano Spanish assembly
Wednesday 27th February 11.55am - 5th Linares assembly
Friday 1st March 7.20am - PK Siri

2nd Grade Camping night
The children in Grade 2 are getting very excited about their forthcoming night out under the stars which will take place from Friday 1st March to Saturday 2nd March.

UP Intertribal Basketball
An intertribal basketball competition will take place in Upper Primary during PE lessons next week.

Session 4 of our Extra Curricula programme begins next week
All parents wishing their children to take part in this session of extra curricular activities should already have applied for places through our online sign in. Most programmes are now full and additions and changes will not be possible.

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Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Saturday 23rd February: Primary Spring Fair
Friday 1st March: Pre-Kinder Siri Assembly 7.20 a. m. at the PAC
Friday 8th March: Pre-Kinder Cáceres Assembly 7.20 a. m. at the PAC
Wednesday 13th March: First Grade Swimming Gala 10.00 a. m.
Friday 15th March: Pre-Kinder Carbajal Assembly 7.20 a. m. at the PAC
Monday 18th March:: Pre-Kinder Swimming Gala 10.00 a. m.
Tuesday 19th March: Prepa Swimming Gala 10.00 a. m.
Wednesday 20th March: Kinder Swimming Gala 10.00 a. m.

Upper Primary
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

Next Thursday is a very important meeting for Grade 10 parents and students to discuss IB Options. The meeting will be in the PAC at 5.30 pm.

Grade 12 will be bringing their Exam Cal reports home today and we ask that you complete sign and return the photocopy. Please feel free to contact us about any concerns you might have. We are very concerned that the Class 2013 continue to work hard in the run up to their final IB exams and we ask for your encouragement: 
Remember: “Don’t just tell them to revise but help them revise!”

We have been dealing with some issues of disrespect in school recently where students have used highly inappropriate language to other students and we fear that some of this is suggesting that some students are exposed to age inappropriate internet sites. We would urge that you please check the sites your son or daughter are visiting as well as their Facebook, or other social network pages. We are determined our students will continue to show the high level of respect for each other as well as towards parents and teachers as we all expect of ABC students.

Please help celebrate Book Week next week by encouraging reading at home! The week after next is the Bicultural Arts Festival

We are supporting a local Downs Syndrome Support group with a T shirt day in March. If you want your son or daughter to participate they need to make an order at school by Thursday 28th February. The T shirt will cost $5.

Secondary dates for your diary
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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