Friday, 6 January 2017

15: Friday 6th January 2017

From the ABC Leadership Team 

School opens on Monday morning at 7 am. 7.15 am and 7.30 am respectively and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back after the Christmas Vacation. It is a strong tradition in Britain to make a New Year’s resolution at the start of each new year. A resolution is something you would like to change or do better in the year ahead. As 2017 starts we would like to suggest that as a community we make a couple of resolutions. Firstly, we all commit ourselves to ensuring we understand the concerns young people face and we ensure we work with them to ensure they remain safe and overcome challenges. The more we understand the complexity of growing up nowadays the more we realise the importance of close support and guidance. Independence is an ABC trait but it does not mean isolation or a feeling of loneliness. Independence must be promoted within a team that supports and encourages our youngsters at school and at home. We can all work to ensure our children feel supported in all aspects of their lives. Secondly, we would like to suggest that our children are encouraged to try something different. Perhaps a new activity, perhaps a new approach to an old activity but a new year is a great opportunity to start doing something different. 

As we look forward to the year ahead I would like all of us to do so in a positive manner. As adults we sometimes become negative about change and the future. It is important we are positive with our young people giving them hope and optimism for a better future. Let us all be positive about a very successful future both in 2017 and in the years to come.

Please check our dates below and our school calendar. We have a number of visitors coming to work with us this term. We have a trainer on safeguarding and promoting wellbeing who will be working with all staff. We also have an INSET day looking at ways to develop our bilingual learners throughout school to support their English language acquisition. It is part of our resolution this year to continue to support our children and to ensure we try different ways in order to do things even better. I know 2017 is going to be a great year and look forward to seeing you on Monday morning.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
January
Monday 9th: First day of term 2 and start of Extracurricular Session 3 
Friday 20th: Kinder Suárez Assembly 7:45 am PAC
Friday 27th: Kinder Quintanilla Assembly 7:45 am PAC
February
Friday 3rd: Kinder Rampone Assembly 7:45 am PAC
Friday 10th: Kinder Cáceres Assembly 7:45 am PAC
Friday 10th: 1st Grade Sleepover - 4:00 pm PAC
Monday 13th: INSET Day for staff - SCHOOL CLOSED
Saturday 18th: Parent Association CARNIVAL 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 24th, Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th February - Half term holiday

Upper Primary
January
Mammoth Ski trip all week.
Monday 9th: First day of term and Start of Extracurricular Session 3 
Wednesday 25th: 3rd Quijano Assembly 9:20 - 10:05 PAC and 12:15 - 1:15 PAC
Friday 27th / Saturday 28th: 3rd Grade Camping
February
Wednesday 1st: 2nd Elisa Hernández Assembly 9:20 - 10:05 PAC and 12:15 - 1:15 PAC
Friday 24th, Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th February - Half term holiday

Secondary
January
Monday 9th January 2017 - Start of the second Term for Extracurricular activities
Thursday 19th & Friday 20th - CIRCUS for Class 2018 - Auditorium, 6pm
Monday 23rd - Grade 10 & 12 Mock exams start
Tuesday 31st January 2017 - Grades 9 & 11 Parent/Teacher meetings - Auditorium, 4:30pm
February
Thursday 9th February - Grades 6 & 7 Parent/Teacher meetings - Auditorium, 4:30pm
Monday 13th February - INSET Day for teachers - School closed 
Thursday 16th February - Gade 8 IGCSE Options & Parent/Teacher meetings
Friday 17th- Friday 24th February - IGCSE Business & Geo trip to Japan
Friday 24th, Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th February - Half term holiday 

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