Dear Parents and guardians,
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday and that the children managed to switch off, relax a little and unwind. This term is always a long one and rest is important to ensure our students succeed.
For Personal Growth (academic) congratulations go to Teresa Garcia Orrillo, Katerina Berezhna, Tia Rolph, Angelina Musayev, Maria Kostychenko, Carmen Pastor Escuin, Pablo Dubru Carrasco, Maria Isabel García Ortega, Lauren Hidalgo, Flora Ferrandis, Vittoria Morace and Bella Strauli.
For Personal Growth (CAS) congratulations go to Maria Kostychenko, Lucia Mier and Patricia de la Rocha for creating, organising and directing ‘The Moment’, raising over 3000 euros for Asni
Over the half term, we hosted our very first family trip to Asni. 26 people from our community, aged between 5 and 50 plus, set off on a service learning experience. They took the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier, the Marrakesh Express from Tangier to Marrakech and finally a bus from Marrakesh to Asni. Whilst in Asni, they ran a number of workshops from mind-boggling maths to making sock puppets, worked with the community and completed a number of treks in the Atlas mountains. Congratulations to everyone involved in the trip and congratulations to the KP team for organising and leading our first family trip. If you are interested in joining the next adventure, please contact the KP team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am really looking forward to welcoming you to our PTA organized Autumn festival with fireworks. I would like to remind you that children from M1 year group and younger need to be accompanied by at least 1 adult.
Whole School News
Starring Staff and Students
Join the Parent Ambassador Programme!
We are looking for positive parents and guardians, who would like to learn more about SIS and the educational path we have chosen for our children.
We visit Fundamentals, our Early Childhood Centre, and the boarding facilities at San Roque Campus to find out more about how they work. We are treated to workshops on personal development and communication with the brilliant Colin Hiles.
If you would like to sign up or receive more information please email Sara Hägglöf email@example.com
Primary School News
Message from Emma Butler, Head of Primary
Reflections from first Half Term
Celebration Assembly for Unit One (P3-P6)
P3 Freya, Angela, Denis, Camille, Daniel, Isla, Kjella, Claudia, Manu
P3 Unit Based Trip
P6 Interschool Basketball Competition
Team 1: Yauni, Sofia, Ava, Erika, Pablo, Antonio, Rowan, Angelo, Ethan
Congratulations to P5 Ms. Morrison’s class – winners of the ice-cream party for class that read the most minutes during October Readathon.
On Friday November 18th P4, P5 and P6 will have their first sleepover of the year. All of the money raised will go to support the furnishing of a new classroom at the NCLC in Nabugabo, Uganda.
The price of the sleepover is 30 Euros, which includes dinner and breakfast
Secondary School News
M1-D1 Parent Teacher Consultations
On Friday 18th November, from 9am to 5pm, we have M1-D1 secondary school parent-teacher consultations.
M2 Visual Arts
M2 Visual arts students have studied how artists are influenced by their cultures. Focusing on Pablo Picasso and the genre of cubism, the children explored collage and painting. We invite you to view some of our work on this slideshow.
M5 Spanish Language Acquisition class – ‘TAPAS’
To conclude their Unit 1 ‘Spanish culture’, M5 Spanish 2nd language students were involved in various unconventional activities: some asked for and tasted delicious tapas in a traditional bar in Pueblo Nuevo; others cooked and participated in a culinary competition where the competition was fierce ... Finally a delicious rice pudding, cooked by Ella and Stephanie, was the winning dish.
Preparing for the University Convention on November 28th & a visit from HULT University.
On Tuesday morning, with M3 we moved the U&C process forward for students to develop their ideas for career and course options, and launched Unifrog and a number of other resources for the students to work through on the Google classroom platform.
NADFAS Lecture – Gerald Deslandes – ‘European and American Art since 1970’
The first NADFAS lecture for this school year will take place in Picasso Art room 2 at 2.00pm on November 15th. Parents are invited to join our Diploma Visual arts students for this lecture. Please email Margaret O’Farrell firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
If you might be interested to know more or to join the society, here are the links to their website and lecture programme.
ASSIST NEWS – DISCOUNTS AND PRIVILEGES
DARTE PILATES the new Pilates studio located in Mar Y Sol offers a 10% discount
HOTEL ALMENARA and ELYSIUM SPA offer special discounts and gifts
HOTEL CLUB MARITIMO in Puerto Sotogrande offers special discounts
SHANTI SOM wellbeing retreat in Marbella offers special weekend packages
Check all the exceptional offers from Assist partners at: http://assist.guide/#offers
Autumn Festival with Fireworks – lots of fun and games for all ages. 6:30 until 9:30pm
A huge thank-you to La Reserva Sotogrande for sponsoring our main attractions.
We hope to have live streaming of the England v Scotland World Cup qualifier!
Tickets can be bought at the gate- 5€, under 3’s free. Students M1 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The Kindred Project news
Asni Family Trip 2016
We want to thank and congratulate the amazing 26 pioneering family members, teachers, students who returned happy and safe last weekend from the first ever family expedition to Asni, Morocco. Ages ranging from 5 to 50’s experienced the magic of Asni by spending time with and getting involved in projects with our friends at Association Tiwizi.
This trip was also very special as we were able to pick the saffron grown at the association that we first planted with them and D2 student Lucia Mier Portillo who co-organised the amazing event ‘The Moment’ was able to hand over the funds she raised and sit with Hassan to decide on where financial support would be most beneficial.
A huge thanks to all the families and individuals who embraced the trip and to Association Tiwizi and the community of Asni for having us and being such wonderful people to partner with.
To see photos please go to: https://www.facebook.com/TheKindredProject/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1303745956311230
Send a Child to School
Massive congratulations to everyone at SIS for Send a Child to School. You managed to raise €1,075, a new record for Send a Child to School Day!
A huge well done and thank you has to go to M1 for their fantastic Halloween initiative and to Mrs. Kearney’s M2 advisory group who raised a huge €252 from their one day Bake Sale; this will cover annual sponsorship for their sponsored child, Jane Namutebi seen below.
Christmas is coming! and again this year The Spanish Department is organising a charity dinner for parents and staff on Saturday 26th of November.
For further information and to buy your tickets please contact any of the primary or secondary Spanish Department teachers.
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