Friday, 12 April 2013

28: Friday 12th April 2013

Primary News

Children at all stages of the primary school are immersed in books, pre reading and reading for much of the school day. However, in order for them to become competent and fluent readers we need your help at home too. Please act as a role model for your children. Let them see you enjoying reading, share books with them, read together and read to your children. Once they have discovered the joy of reading it is theirs for life!

School starts at 7am!
Please remember that school begins at 7am for all children. Any children who arrive at their classrooms after this time will be marked late on the register.

Parent survey
We value your opinions and will be sending out a survey next week, as we did last year, to try to find out how our parents feel things are going in the primary school. Please do complete the survey, the more parents who complete it the better understanding we have of what you feel is going well in school and what we might be able to do to make it even better! We will also be surveying children in Prepa through Grade 5 over the next few weeks - we value their opinions too.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Monday 3rd June: Moving Up Day
Friday 21st June: Last day of school

Upper Primary
Wednesday 24th April: 2nd Gilchrist Assembly at the PAC. 9:00am
Wednesday 24th April: 4th Quintanilla Assembly at the PAC. 11:55am

Secondary News

Welcome back to the final term of the academic year. Thank you to everyone who made an effort to ensure students were wearing the correct uniform. There have been a small number of students who we have had to refer home but in general there has been a real improvement in uniforms.

Grade 9 and 11 have started their exams and will continue with exams next week

IGCSE and IB Exams are coming!
IB exams start in three weeks time for Grade 12 and IGCSE exams start in four weeks time for Grade 10.

ABC IB Art Exhibition opens On Monday with a ceremony in the PAC and thereafter can be visited. Please come and see the work of our talented artists.

On Friday 19th April we will be sending home Grade 6-8 Exam Cal reports. Please sign the photocopy and return it to school. if you have any concerns about these reports please contact us.

Secondary dates for your diary
Thursday 11th April: exams started for Grade 9 and 11
Monday 15th April: IB Art Examination: Grade 12.
Monday 15th April: Grade 9/11 Exams continue all week
Friday 19th April: Grade 6-8 Exam Cal reports sent home
Friday 26th April: IGCA Earth T-shirt/jeans day
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
Thursday 2nd May: IB exams start for Grade 12
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

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