Friday, 24 January 2014

19: Friday 24th January 2014

Primary News



Help setting up Parental Controls 
Due to the very positive response from our Web Influence School for Parents, and in recognition that Santa will have provided lots of new electronic devices, we are now offering the following facility. Fernando Montes, our Systems Manager, and his team will be available between 1:30pm and 2:30pm to assist you with setting up parental controls on your devices. Please do take advantage of this if you need to and help keep your children safe online.

Sports Days
Our youngest children took part in their sports events this week, thank you to the PE team for their organisation and to all the parents who showed up to support their children and their tribe! Next week Grades 1 to 5 will be having their Sports Days, please check the calendars below for dates.

UP parent meetings
Teachers in UP will continue to meet with parents after school next week. Please be in touch if you would like the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with any of their class or specialist teachers.

Graduating class of 2029!
Our first evaluation session for the children of parents wishing their child to enter our PK classes in August 2014 will be on Saturday 1st February with a second session the following Saturday (8th). Estefania Chacon our admissions officer will be contacting parents whose children are registered to let them know which session their child should attend.

Reading and Maths workshop for Prepa parents
Parents of children in our Prepa classes are invited to a workshop on Wednesday 29th January which will be lead by Prepa teachers and which will help parents to understand how to help their children with reading and maths at home. This workshop will be held in the PAC at 7.10am.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Monday 27th January: First Grade Sports Day - from 10:00 to 11:30am
Tuesday 28th January: Pre Kinder - Trip to Tin Marin Museum - from 8:00 to 11:30am
Wednesday 29th January: Prepa - Reading & Maths Workshop - from 7:00 to 8:00am
Thursday 30th January: Prepa - Ice Age at Multiplaza - from 8:30 to 11:30am
Friday 31st January: Kinder Lima Assembly - 07:20 - PAC

Upper Primary
Monday 20th - Friday 31st: UP Teachers meet all UP parents 
Thursday 23rd - Friday 24th: 4th Grade camping night
Tuesday 28th January: 2nd grade Sports Day, from 10.00am to 12.00m
Wednesday 29th January: 3rd grade Sports Day, from 10.00am to 12.00m
Thursday 30th January: 4th grade Sports Day, from 10.00am to 12.00m
Friday 31st January: 5th grade Sports Day, from 10.00am to 12.00m

Secondary News

Internet Controls
We would like to reinforce the advice coming from the Primary School about the importance of setting up filters and checks in your home to ensure your children are not exposed to pornography or inappropriate sites. We also ask that you check the sites they visit on mobile devices such as phones if these have roamers.

Circus
Congratulations to the Class 2015 for an excellent Circus last night.

Grade 9 and Grade 11 Parent Teacher Meetings are on Tuesday evening.
The Grade 11 meeting will start in the ABCLT and the Grade 9 in the PAC at 5.30 pm. These will be followed by individual Parent Teacher meetings.

Grade 10 and Grade 12 Mock Exams are starting on Monday
Students are aware of their individual timetables and only need to come to school for their exams. They must arrive at least fifteen minutes before an exam in full school uniform (NOT their PE kit). If they have only one exam they may go home straight after that exam but if they have more than one exam they may not go home between exams but must stay at school until the end of their final exam that day. Students will be able to revise in classrooms as well as make use of the LRC.

Secondary dates for your diary
Monday 27th January: Grade 10 and 12 Mock Exams start
Tuesday 28th January: Grade 9 and 11 Parent Partnership Meeting and Parent Teacher Meeting 5.30 pm (PAC and ABCLT)
Tuesday 4th February: Grade 6 and 7 Parent Teacher Meeting 5.30 pm PAC
Thursday 6th February: Grade 8 IGCSE Information and Parent Teacher Meeting 5.30 pm PAC
Friday 7th February: Leadership Conference
Saturday 8th February: Leadership Conference
Monday 10th February: Grade 9 and 11 Exams start. Internet Safety Week
Thursday 20th February: INSET for teachers, no school for students
Friday 21st February: Half Term holiday
Monday 24th February: Half Term holiday
Wednesday 26th February: Grade 12 Parent Partnership Meeting, reports issued 5.30pm PACThursday 27th February: Grade 10 IB Information and Parent Teacher Meeting 5.30 pm PAC

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