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.

IPC in PE
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

Friday, 19 April 2013

29: Friday 19th April 2013

Primary News


Book Week
Next week is Book Week in the primary school and we will be immersing your children in as much literature, in both Spanish and English, as we can. Each grade has taken either a theme or an author to focus on this year to try to make the week more focussed. The book costume parade will take place around the primary school on Thursday and we will be selling books in the library during the week. You are welcome to bring your children to browse the books available for sale after the end of the school day.

Survey
Thank you very much to the parents who have already responded to the primary survey sent out this week. We value your comments and opinions and these will help us to shape the school for the future. If you haven’t already done so please take the time to complete the survey so that the views of as many parents as possible are represented.

ABC Kids got Talent
After a large number of registrations, the ABC Kids got Talent Auditions are ready for next week, starting on Monday! Please note that parents are not allowed for auditions.

This year the Talent Show will be an internal activity and only for Upper Primary Students.


Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Friday 3rd May: First Grade Sleepover 4:00 pm
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

Grade 6 - 8 students will be bringing home their Exam Cal reports after school today and we ask that you sign the photocopy and return it to school on Monday. If there are any issues from these reports we will be contacting you but please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns.

Grade 9 and 11 have completed their Exam Cal and will be returning to normal classes on Monday. 

We have been enjoying the Volleyball inter tribal events this week which continue next week. There have been some close fought, excellent matches.

On Friday we have an IGCA non uniform day to celebrate Earth Day. Students can wear jeans and a T shirt from a past IGCA campaign or any green T shirt. By green we mean a T shirt which is green in colour or supports a green environmental cause or message. Please note we are not including green football shirts.

Many students have volunteered to help in the Summer Carnival. Please check with them and make sure they arrive on time. It is a great opportunity to make up some social hours!

Secondary dates for your diary
Friday 19th April: Grade 6-8 Exam Cal reports sent home. IGCSE Art Exam
Saturday 20th April: IGCSE Art Exam
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: School Closed
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
Wednesday 15th May: Grade 11 Geography trip leaves for Antigua

Friday, 12 April 2013

28: Friday 12th April 2013

Primary News


Reading
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