Friday, 26 April 2013

30: Friday 26th April 2013

From the Headmaster

Possible traffic delays on Monday - arrive early!
The last day for the Class of 2013 is on Monday. The traditional “entry” on the last day will take place at around 7am and drivers are asked to arrive early to avoid being caught up in the congestion.

Laptop insurance
Students in the Secondary School should have already registered their laptops with the school so that they can be covered by our special laptop insurance. It is a “breaking-in” (hurto) policy which means that the insurance company must judge that the laptop was stolen by forcing open a secure area. 

All students must use suitably strong padlocks on their lockers and maintain the security of their keys or combinations. Remember: if it is not registered and locked away, it is not covered.

Primary News

Lower Primary Assembly
During Book Week the ICT team shared a 3D interactive storytelling application for iPads called the Bean Bag Kids during a lower primary assembly.The classic story, Little Red Riding Hood, was told in a fascinating manner, the children were amazed. In the 21st. Century, reading has become an even more enjoyable, interactive and animated activity.

Pre Kinder Field Trip
PK pupils will be out of school on Thursday for their field trip toTin Marin.

In PE next week the children in Grade 4 will be developing their IPC unit - Making New Materials - further by

1st Grade Sleepover
1st Grade pupils are very excited about their sleepover in the PAC next Friday!

Primary Survey
If you haven’t already done so please take a few minutes to complete the survey sent out to all primary parents last week. We value your opinions. The last date for submitting your survey is 30th April.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 3rd May: First Grade Sleepover 4:00pm
Monday 3rd June: Moving Up Day
Friday 21st June: Last day of school

Upper Primary
Friday 17th May: UP Breakfast at lunch Bake Sale, at 12.00
Monday 3rd June: 5th grade Family Day
Tuesday 4th June: 4th grade Family Day
Wednesday 5th June: 3th grade Family Day
Thursday 6th June: 2nd grade Family Day
Thursday 6th-7th June: 5th grade Moving Up Day
Tuesday 18th June: Talent Shows, at 10.00am and 12.00pm
Wednesday 19th June: CAL 3 Achievement Ceremonies, in the PAC 
2nd grade 7.00
3rd grade 10.00 
4th grade 12.00
Thursday 20th June: 5th grade Graduation and Achievement, at 7.00am
Friday 21st June: Last day of school

Secondary News

Many of our students are helping at the Summer Carnival tomorrow. If your son or daughter is helping please ensure they know what time they are due and that they arrive on time (the BANCO stand will have the information). The Summer Carnival will be an amazing event and we hope to see many parents joining in the fun. 

Congratulations to all our swimmers who have been taking part in the Estudiantiles over the last 48 hours. They have been doing really well.

Grade 12 - better known as the Class 2013 - have their last day in lessons on monday and will be starting their IB exams on Thursday. they have prepared well and we wish them all the best in this challenging test. 

Grade 10 (Class 2015) have their final day in lessons on Friday 3rd May before they start their IGCSE study leave on Monday 6th May when they will only come into school on days they have exams. We are expecting some excellent results.

Secondary dates for your diary
Saturday 27th April: ABC ‘Summer Carnival’, all day event
Monday 29th April: Last day of school for the Class 2013
Wednesday 1st May: Labour Day holiday: School Closed
Thursday 2nd May: IB exams start for Grade 12
Friday 3rd May: International Award trip to Perquin. Last day in class for Grade 10
Tuesday 7th May: Parents Partnership and Cal Reports issued for Grade 9
Tuesday 7th May: Lifeskills trip for Grade 7 students
Wednesday 8th May: IGCSE exams start for Grade 10
Tuesday 14th May: Humanities trip for Grade 6 students
Wednesday 15th May: Grade 11 Geography trip leaves for Antigua

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