Friday, 25 January 2013

19: Friday 25th January 2013

Primary News

Entrance Evaluations
It really doesn’t seem like 12 months since the last evaluations for children wishing to enter our PK classes but those children are already established, confident and interesting members of our school community. They have certainly adapted to school life quickly! Our evaluations for our PK classes for school year 13/14 will take place on Saturday 26th January and Saturday 9th February.

Parent meetings
Parent meetings continue next week in both Lower and Upper Primary. Please bring your child’s most recent report to your parent meeting as this is a basis for discussion.

UP assemblies
This week we look forward to welcoming the parents of children in 3rd Hayward ( 9.10am ) and 5th Molina ( 11.55am ) to their class assemblies on Wednesday 30 th January.

Teleton
Friday 1st February is Teleton day and children who have bought the special teleton T shirt may wear this and jeans to school on that day. All other children should wear their normal school uniform.
 
LP assembly
We look forward to welcoming parents of children in Kinder Mason to their class assembly at 7.00am on Friday 1st February.
 
We recommend......
For parents who have children in Prepa, Grade 1 or Grade 2 and an iPad, that you download the Collins Big Cat app from the iTunes App store. This is a great app that you could enjoy using at home for helping your children with language acquisition, reading, making books and recording their own narration.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 1st February: Kinder Mason Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Monday 4th February: Prepa Sports Day
Tuesday 5th February: Kinder Sports Day
Wednesday 6th February: Pre-Kinder Sports Day
Thursday 7th February: First Grade Sports Day
Friday 8th February: Kinder Suárez Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Thursday 14th February: School closed for teacher training
Friday 22nd February: Pre-Kinder Flores Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Saturday 23rd February: Spring Fair

Upper Primary
Monday 21st to Friday 31st January: UP teachers meet all UP Parents
Wednesday 30th January: 3rd Hayward Assembly 9.10 at the PAC
Wednesday 30th January: 5th Molina Assembly 11.55 at the PAC


Secondary News

Mock IGCSE and IB Exams Continue Next Week
Grade 10 and Grade 12 Students continue with their Mock Exams all next week. Students only need to come in for their first exam and may leave after their last exam of the day.

Parent Teacher and Parent Partnership Meetings
Thank you for attending Partnership meetings for Grade 7 and Parent-Teacher Meetings for Grades 6 & 8 this week. Please note there are Grade 9 and 11 Parent Teacher Meetings on Tuesday. There are Parent Partnership Meetings for Grade 11 parents at 5.30 pm in the ABCLT and for Grade 9 parents at 5:30pm in the PAC.

TELETON day
Thank you to all of you who helped support our Teleton campaign in line with the national campaign.

Talking to us
Can we please appeal that you do talk to us if you have any concerns about any issues relating to the education and happiness of your son or daughter at school. We do want to know so we can help.

Secondary dates for your diary
Tuesday 29th January: Grade 9 and 11 Parent Teacher Meetings
Thursday 14th February: School closed for INSET
Friday 15th February: School closed for Half term
Monday 18th February: School closed for Half term

Monday, 21 January 2013

18: Friday 18th January 2013

Primary News

UP Sports Days
Thank you to all of the parents who came along to UP Sports Days last week to support their children. We understand that many parents cannot make these events due to work commitments but, nevertheless, all of the children got involved and had a wonderful morning in a healthily competitive but community atmosphere. Thanks too to the PE team for their organisation. http://pe-sw-abc.blogspot.com/2013/01/up-sports-day.html

Parent meetings
In response to comments from parents in last year’s survey we will, this year, be having parent/teacher meetings more often. This term all primary teachers will meet with parents to discuss their child’s progress and achievements; we suggest that you bring with you the report from last term as this will serve as a basis for discussion. In LP parents will be invited to attend throughout the term, in UP parent/teacher conferences begin on Monday 21st January and parents should already have received a letter about this. Please remember to use the emergency car park when attending these meetings.

Kinder Frances assembly
We look forward to seeing the parents of children in Kinder Frances at their assembly on Friday 25th January.

Entrance Evaluations
It really doesn’t seem like 12 months since the last evaluations for children wishing to enter our PK classes but those children are already established, confident and interesting members of our school community. They have certainly adapted to school life quickly! Our evaluations for our PK classes for school year 13/14 will take place on Saturday 26th January and Saturday 9th February.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 25th January: Kinder Francés Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Friday 1st February: Kinder Mason Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Monday 4th February: Prepa Sports Day
Tuesday 5th February: Kinder Sports Day
Wednesday 6th February: Pre-Kinder Sports Day
Thursday 7th February: First Grade Sports Day
Friday 8th February: Kinder Suárez Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Friday 22nd February: Pre-Kinder Flores Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Saturday 23rd February: Spring Fair

Upper Primary
Monday 21st to Friday 31st January: UP teachers meet all UP Parents
Wednesday 30th January: 3rd Hayward Assembly 9.10 at the PAC
Wednesday 30th January: 5th Molina Assembly 11.55 at the PAC

Secondary News

Congratulations to all involved in the preparations for the Circus OBLIVION which took place last night and is on again tonight. It is great to see all the enthusiasm and enjoyment that the event creates. All of us owe a huge debt to the Madres who have put in so much time and effort into organising this event. Well done to the Team of 2014.

Ms. Rebecca Davies
We would like to give a warm welcome to Ms. Rebecca Davies who is joing the staff as an english and Drama teacher. She will be starting her teaching on Monday replacing Ms. Jessica Henry.

Tuesday: Grade 7 Parent Partnership and Grade 6-8 Parent Teacher meetings
We have very important Parent Partnership and Parent Teacher meetings on Tuesday. Grade 7 parents will start with a Parent Partnership Meeting at 5.30 pm and the Parent Teacher meetings for all grades will start at 6.15 pm. 

IGCSE & IB mock exams 
IGCSE & IB mock exams for Grade 10 and 12 start on Wednesday and last until the end of the following week. Students do not need to come into school unless they have an exam and they may leave after their final exam of the day. They all have their timetables so please check their exam times with them. 

Grade 6-8 Exams are eight weeks away. It is time to start thinking about them! The Examcal is an important part of our schedule

Secondary dates for your diary
Friday 18th January: Class 2014 Circus OBLIVION
Saturday 19th January: International Award Day Excursion (Boquerón)
Tuesday 22nd January: Grade 6-8 Parent Teacher Meetings 5.30 pm for Grade 7 and 6.15 pm for Grade 6 and 8. 
Wednesday 23rd January: IB Mock Exams start (Grade 12)
Thursday 24th January: IGCSE Mock Exams start (Grade 10)
Tuesday 29th January: Grade 9 and 11 Parent Teacher Meetings
Friday 14th February: School closed for INSET

Friday, 11 January 2013

17: Friday 11th January 2013

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 
FROM ALL AT THE ABC!

Primary News

Week 1 of our session 3 Extra curricula activities start on Monday. 14th January
You should already have information from Mrs Zelaya about what extra curricula activities your child is taking part in. Please be aware that changes will not be permitted after Monday as this makes staffing, children’s safety and organisation too difficult.

UP Sports Days - next week
Please come along to support your children and your tribe(s) at next week’s UP sports days. Remember to bring your hat, sunblock and plenty of water!

Monday 14/01/13 - 2nd Grade - 10.00 AM till 12.00 PM
Tuesday 15/01/13 - 3rd Grade - 10.00 AM till 12.00 PM
Wednesday 17/01/13 - 4th Grade - 10.00 AM till 12.00 PM
Friday 18/01/13 - 5th Grade - 10.00 AM till 12.00 PM

Assemblies this week:
We look forward to welcoming parents to the following assemblies this week.
Wednesday 16th January - 9.10am - 2nd Quijano
Wednesday 16th January - 11.55am - 4th McCall
Friday 18th January - 7.20am - Kinder Tenorio

Please remember to use the emergency carpark when attending these events.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 18th January - Kinder Tenorio Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Friday 25th January - Kinder Francés Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Friday 1st February - Kinder Mason Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Monday 4th February - Prepa Sports Day
Tuesday 5th February - Kinder Sports Day
Wednesday 6th February - Pre-Kinder Sports Day
Thursday 7th February - First Grade Sports Day
Friday 8th February - Kinder Suárez Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Friday 22nd February - Pre-Kinder Flores Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Saturday 23rd - Spring Fair

Upper Primary
Monday 14th January - 2nd grade Sports Day from 10.00-11.30
Tuesday 15th January - 3rd grade Sports Day from 10.00-11.30
Wednesday 16th - 2nd Quijano Assembly 9.10 at the PAC
Wednesday 16th - 4th McCall Assembly 11.55 at the PAC
Thursday 17th January - 4th grade Sports Day from 10.00-11.30
Friday 18th January - 5th grade Sports Day from 10.00-11.30
Monday 21st to Friday 31st - UP teachers meet all UP Parents
Wednesday 30th - 3rd Hayward Assembly 9.10 at the PAC
Wednesday 30th - 5th Molina Assembly 11.55 at the PAC


Secondary News

On behalf of all the Secondary staff I would like to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We have a number of parent partnership and parent teacher meetings coming up in the next few weeks and we do hope you will be able to attend. We realise how important it is that we work together in order to ensure we achieve the best for our students.

We have had some staffing issues at the start of term both to do with family issues overseas. Mrs. Garcia will be returning in another week but Ms. Henry will be absent for longer and we have replaced her with Ms. Davies who we also expect to be in class at the start of the following week. She is an experienced Drama and English teacher and we look forward to welcoming her to the ABC.

OBLIVION is running next week with the class of 2014 and we hope you will join them on either Thursday or Friday evening.

Many thanks to all of you who supported the Shoe El Salvador team who collected over 600 pairs of shoes before Christmas. They will be doing it again soon so please have a look for any spare pairs of shoes and have them ready.

Secondary dates for your diary
Saturday 12th January: Grade 10 Art Mock
Thursday 17th January: Class 2014 Circus OBLIVION
Friday 18th January: Class 2014 Circus OBLIVION
Tuesday 22nd January: Grade 6-8 Parent Teacher Meetings
Wednesday 23rd January: IB Mock Exams start (Grade 12)
Thursday 24th January: IGCSE Mock Exams start (Grade 10)
Tuesday 29th January: Grade 9 and 11 Parent Teacher Meetings
Friday 14th February: School closed for INSET


Friday, 4 January 2013

16: Friday 14th December 2012

Primary News

Session 3 Extra curricula activities will begin on Monday 14th January

Prospective parents evening
If you, or other parents you know, are planning to have children enter our Pre Kinder classes in August 2013 we invite you to come along to our prospective parents evening on Thursday 10th January at 6pm. Here, you will learn more about the ABC ,its educational programmes and philosophy and the evaluation and entrance process for the class of 2028.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 14th December - Last day of school
Monday 7th January - 7am School reopens
Thursday 10th January - Prospective Parents Night PAC
Friday 18th January - Kinder Tenorio Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Friday 25th January - Kinder Francés Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Friday 1st February - Kinder Mason Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Monday 4th February - Prepa Sports Day 
Tuesday 5th February - Kinder Sports Day
Wednesday 6th February - Pre-Kinder Sports Day
Thursday 7th February - First Grade Sports Day
Friday 22nd February - Pre-Kinder Flores Assembly 7.20am at the PAC
Saturday 23rd - Spring Fair

Upper Primary
Friday 14th December - Last day of school
Monday 7th January - 7am School reopens

Secondary News

We had a packed PAC yesterday for our Awards Assemblies and I think we ended the term on a very positive note. It was fantastic to see so many parents present to support their students and the school community. 

Can I please remind you that you should have returned the copies of the Cal 1 reports which we sent home last week. We need these for your son or daughter’s records. Grade 10 and 12 parents should be aware of the very important exams coming up three weeks after the start of term and students should be studying for these during the coming vacation.

We hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and please take care with parties and ensuring students make smart choices in all they do. We look forward to seeing all our students safely back in school on Monday 7th January

Secondary dates for your diary
Friday 14th December: Term One ends at 12 noon for the three week Christmas Holiday.
Monday 7th January: Term Two Starts
Friday 11th January: Grade 10 Art Mock
Saturday 12th January: Grade 10 Art Mock
Thursday 17th January: Class 2014 Circus
Friday 18th January: Class 2014 Circus
Tuesday 22nd January: Grade 6-8 Parent Teacher Meetings
Wednesday 23rd January: IB Mock Exams start (Grade 12)
Thursday 24th January: IGCSE Mock Exams start (Grade 10)
Tuesday 29th January: Grade 9 and 11 Parent Teacher Meetings
Friday 14th February: School closed for INSET