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Weekly Update #14, 28 January 2022

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Upcoming events can be found on the website under School Life → Calendar and are outlined here for easy reference.

Date Time Event Who for? Location
02 February 3.30-5.00 pm Year 11 Parent Teacher Conferences Year 11 & parents Secondary Hall
09 February 8.00-11.30am Year 3-6 Sports Morning Year 3-6 Sports facilities
10 February 8.30-10.30am Foundation Sports Morning Foundation children Sports facilities
  12.50-3.10pm Year 1 & 2 Sports Afternoon Year 1 & 2 Sports facilities
15 February 8.00am-3.10pm Year 7-11 Sports Day Year 7-11 Sports facilities
  1.30-3.00pm Year 12 & 13 Sports Afternoon All of Secondary Sports facilities
16-18 February   Mid-term break All school  
21-25 February   Year 12 & 13 Mock Exams Year 12 & 13 In school
24 January 4.30-6.00pm Junior CAPA Theatre Taster Session Primary students Primary Hall
Announcements

Parent Fitness is Back!

Great news! Parents will be permitted on site from next week and the parent’s fitness programme will resume Monday, 31 January between 8.00-9.00am every morning. Below is the plan for next week. Some changes were made to accommodate the teacher’s availability. Keep an eye out for next weeks updated schedule.

  • Monday - Dance with Anna in the fitness suite/Run with Erik (track)
  • Tuesday - Yoga with BT in the fitness suite
  • Wednesday - Pilates with Maya in the fitness suite (exception for this week only)
  • Thursday - HITT with Suzanne in the fitness suite.
  • Friday - Yoga with BT (exception for this week only)

Lunar New Year

Our Lunar New Year celebrations will take place on Tuesday 1st February. We have arranged various class activities to celebrate the start of the new lunar year. Pupils can come to school wearing festive colours; reds and gold/yellow. Pupils do not need to wear uniforms on this day. PE kits should be brought to school to change into before the lesson if a child has timetabled PE lessons on that day. Activities will include:

  • Homeroom activities in the morning to celebrate the cultural importance of the Lunar New Year
  • Music and decorations in the school Atrium
  • Lunchtime activities for Primary pupils in the school Atrium
  • Lunar New Year lessons and activities during the school day

It promises to be an exciting day full of fun and colour for all!

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Sports Days

The PE team and all the students are starting to get excited for our upcoming Sports Days! Please find below all the information you and your child need to know. On the day, please ensure that your child wears their House Shirt, PE shorts and sports shoes, a hat and/or sunblock, and brings their water bottle. Parents are also welcome to come and watch their children participate, but we kindly ask you to always wear your masks at all times, respect social distancing requirements and sit in the designated parents seating areas. We look forward to seeing you there! -Mr Nick Carter. Athletics Director

  • Foundation Sports Day - Thursday, 10th February from 08:30-10:30 (on the bottom football pitch)
  • Year 1 & 2 Sports Day - Thursday, 10th February from 13.00-15.10 (on the bottom football pitch)
  • Year 3-6 Sports Day - Wednesday , 9th February from 08:00-12:00 (on both football pitches)
  • Year 7-13 Sports Day - Tuesday, 15th February from 08:00-12:30 (Y7-11) and 13:25-15:20 (Y7-13)

Looking for something active to do during the mid-term break? If you are interested in the HeadStart Football Camp, contact us today! ☎ 076-612875 📩 [email protected]

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Student News

In cartoon sketching club, children are really able to nurture their passion for sketching in fun and creative ways. We look at how artists and cartoonists build up the layers of their drawings using basic shapes and how using guidelines helps to bring drawings to life. We have experimented with cartoon sketches of our favourite characters, our favourite animals, and even of ourselves. Taking inspiration from what we can see, we have great fun practising and experimenting with our skills. Everyone has an artist inside of them and I’m so proud of what the children have produced so far! -Ms Kirsty Hark

This week Year 2 students in the Thai First language class learned the vowel ‘ua’ สระอัว. There are 72 characters in the Thai alphabet which can be split up into 44 consonants and 28 vowels. That’s a lot of letters! Keep up the good work Year 2 and don’t give up! -Kru Cherry

We kicked off term 2 with loads of smiles from students as some of them started the Aerial Hammock class with Kru Kate. Thank you all for joining us! If you are interested in enrolling your child, be sure to contact us! ☎ 076-612875 📩 [email protected]

SEL

This week’s SEL lesson focused on ensuring students learn to make the best out of negative, unavoidable situations. As the old adage says, ‘When life gives you lemons - make lemonade!’ The students in Primary took this quite literally and made their very own lemonade to help them remember this lesson. This just goes to show that you can’t always stop things from going sour, but life can be so much sweeter with the right attitude! -Ms Lauren Rose

Around the Island

We are delighted to announce the first events in our Success Beyond School series for 2022. These are free-of-charge, live online seminars featuring career experts, designed to help parents amplify their children’s career potential. We have 5 fantastic seminars this term, including topics such as ‘how to help your child choose their career’ and ‘how to inspire young women to become entrepreneurs.’ These events are for parents of students aged 12-18 and are free to attend.

Wednesday 9th February Making it in Medical Sciences. Expert advice on breaking into medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.
Wednesday 9th March Women in Business. Inspiring entrepreneurship in our young women
Wednesday 23rd March The Ultimate Career Experience. Everything you need to know about InvestIN’s life-changing Summer Experiences
Wednesday 6th April The Career Workshop. Helping your child to choose their future with confidence
Wednesday 4th May Through the Magnifying Glass. Uncover your child’s future in forensic science

To access the link for all upcoming events for parents, CLICK HERE!

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