Auditions for the UP talent shows have been taking place over the last couple of weeks and it has been difficult, as always, to choose who will go through to the final competition. There will be some disappointed children. We are not inviting parents to the talent shows this year as over the last few years the show has become more and more competitive (not in a good way!) with some children even having special tuition and coaching to make sure they get their slot. We feel that the show has lost its original purpose and its element of fun and has become a source of stress for the children and adults involved and, therefore, this year the children will have the opportunity to perform and display their talents before their peers and teachers and we are sure that this will be a much more relaxed and enjoyable occasion for both the performers and the audience. We will livestream the event on the school website so that parents do not feel completely left out.
Suggestions for age appropriate books in English have been added to each of the UP grade blogs. Please encourage and support your children with their reading.
Dates for your diary
Tuesday 14th May: K Francés Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Wednesday 15th May: K Tenorio Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Thursday 16th May: K Mason Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Friday 17th May: K Suárez Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Thursday 23rd May: Prepa Family Day - LP Playground
Friday 24th May: First Grade Family Day - Auditorium
Tuesday 28th May: PK Siri Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Wednesday 29th May: PK Carbajal Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Thursday 30th May: PK Cáceres Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
Friday 31st May: PK Flores Family Day - Ex-assembly area, outside the LP Office
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
Thursday 6th June: 2nd grade Family Day
Thursday 6th-7th June: 5th grade Moving Up Day
Friday 7th June: 3th grade Family Day
Friday 7th June: 3th grade Family 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
Next Week is Poetry Week!
We want to say a big thank you to the temporary prefects of the Class 2014 who have been working in our car parks each morning. This week we will be electing our prefects and Deputy Head Students this week to join Jorge Daura and Paola Lopez our new Head Students.
Parent Partnership Meeting for Grade 9 parents is taking place on Tuesday and we hope to see all Grade 9 parents there. We will be issuing reports.
IGCSE exams for Grade 10 start this week. Please ensure your son or daughter knows their timetable and they arrive half an hour before an exam. Students must attend in full school uniform and may not leave school until they have completed their final exam of the day. Due to restrictions from Cambridge these exams do sometimes finish later than usual so please check with your son or daughter. IB Exams continue for Grade 12 with the same recommendation!
We have many universities visiting school at the moment and next week Ave Maria University are visiting us from Nicaragua. We encourage parents to come along with students to find out about the opportunities these universities offer.
On Tuesday Grade 7 are out on a trip doing some ecology work as well as having some fun on the way home!
Secondary dates for your diary
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
Thursday 9th May: Parents Partnership and Cal Reports issued for Grade 11
Tuesday 14th May: Humanities trip for Grade 6 students
Wednesday 15th May: Grade 11 Geography trip leaves for Antigua