Message from the Head
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year and welcome back to school. Monday morning was a delightful time for me welcoming back everyone on the gate. As we start the new term we are delighted to welcome some new families and to welcome back several families who left for various reasons in the last few years and who are now returning to SIS, excited and stimulated by our inspiring and child-centred education.
Last term we finished with a first for me… the Polar Bear challenge. This was a very invigorating way of starting the day with a 1 mile run followed by a length of our rather chilly swimming pool. Many thanks to everyone who assisted in any way with this event, and to all the people who took part. Mr. Gibson is now organizing a new challenge for February, please check out his invitation in whole school news section.
On February 18th we are very proud to announce the return of SotoRox! This huge music extravaganza will be a great community event. We hope that you will support this wonderful evening by buying tickets, which will be on sale from February 1st. All proceeds will go to Kindred Project to support our partners in Morocco.
Finally I would like to introduce you to Mr. Daniel Maloney who will be teaching Diploma Art, MYP Drama and English. Below you will be able to read a little more about him.
Hello! Please let me introduce myself, I am Mr. Maloney, the new Visual Arts, Drama and English teacher. I am very excited to be joining this great and truly inspirational school at Sotogrande. I moved to Spain two and a half years ago from North Yorkshire, England, with my wife and three children aged 5, 8 and 15. I have been teaching for nearly 20 years in many different areas of education. I have taught in University, Primary and Secondary schools. I have several years experience in educational management, as Head of a School of Art and as Head of Higher Education. I taught in a highly successful Independent IB school in the UK, where I directed large-scale performances such as Les Miserables and I am currently an IB examiner for Theatre Studies.
Whole School News
Personal Project Photography Exhibition
M5 student Nele Winkleman will be exhibiting her photographs this Saturday in Estepona from 11am. Her goal is to raise awareness for the plight of rescue dogs and the Adana shelter. If you are able to offer your support by visiting the exhibition that would be much appreciated.
NADFAS Art lecture on Goya
The Arts department is delighted to offer our students and wider school community the opportunity to listen to a lecture on Goya by Ghislaine Howard, a renowned British artist & an associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
The first PTA meeting of 2016 will be held on Tuesday the 19th at 09.15 in the school cantina. Everyone welcome!
Dear Parents, Students and Staff,
Best wishes for the New Year from the P.E. Department.
Message From Miss Emma ButlerOn behalf of all the primary teachers and myself, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
We are all prepared and ready for what promises to be another exciting and fully packed term of learning. We have had a very good first week back. It was a great pleasure seeing students settle happily back into school and also welcoming new students who have joined Primary this week.Student Council
Congratulations to the following the following students who have been selected by their peers to be members of the Primary Student Council this term. The Student Council will meet with Miss Maureen and Miss Emma every Monday to discuss school, local and global concerns.
This term’s Student Council Class Representatives are:
We would also like to say thank you very much to last term’s Primary Student Council who did a fantastic job.
Date for your diary
This year all Primary 3-6 students will be involved in an expressive arts extravaganza ‘Aladdin’ during the last week of the school year. Auditions for the main character parts will begin next week and will take place during lunch times.
The DVDs from the Early Childhood and P1/P2 Christmas Shows are still on sale. If you haven’t collected yours or would like to purchase one, please go the Mondrian Building. The price is 10 euros and all profits go to the Kindred Project.
P3 students on first Primary experiential trip of 2016
Today, as part of the unit, Maps and Mapping Skills, P3 visited Pueblo Nuevo. The students were practising map reading, following a specified route around Pueblo in small groups. As they did so, they also looked out for different amenities and kept a tally of them. Next week, the children will be using the tallies to create bar charts of the different amenities and will be creating their own maps using symbols and a key.
First part of the Personal Project journey completed!
On Wednesday 13th M5 students had the opportunity to demonstrate their truly creative and personal talents. It was such a successful and intensive day for all students and supervisors alike. The scope and quality of their Personal Project products was incredible and they should all be very proud of their achievements.
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