Message from the Head
Congratulations to our Parent Ambassadors who completed their last session with Colin Hiles on Monday evening. They have 2 more sessions to complete before they graduate! We are looking forward to welcoming them into the PA team and using their skills with new families.
To vote, please click here.LINK Each parent has 2 votes for their first and second choice. Following this vote the team will interview and decide on the final parent representatives who will serve for the next two years.
Finally, I would like to congratulate Loreto Villegas Maestro from M4 Visual Arts who has won the main prize in the Schools on the Coast Art competition, run by the Sur in English.
Sotogrande International Camps have announced some new and exciting activities for the Easter Holidays. Tech Camps where building and programming robots provide hours of fun and Cooking Camps with local chefs, including a surprise visit from a very special guest!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and hope to see you at the PTA Race Night tonight.
Whole School News
Car Boot Sale postponed
We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
Sotogrande International School is proud to present the 2017 IB Diploma Art Exhibition. You are invited to attend the opening at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd March at the E-gallery in Sotogrande Marina. The Exhibition is a culmination of the creative talent of our final year students. The Exhibition celebrates a diversity of work, ranging through paintings, photography, installation art, sculpture, architectural design and fashion. Money raised from sales of the artworks will support the Kindred Project. Entrance free, drinks and canapés available on the night.
M3 Community Project
During this week all M3 students have been working very hard in order to complete the service activities for their project. Collaboration, organisation and communication skills have been put in practice with enthusiasm and commitment. Thank to all the community and specially M3 parents who have been driving for the kids!
Food – drop for Hogar Betania
Activities in Fundamentals
To collaborate with the community, our group has decided to work through games with children from the age of 2 to 3, as we think that in this short period of life it is very important to develop childrens’ minds and creativity for their future. For this, we went to the kindergarten, Fundamentals, where we played lots of creative and fun games in teams. We enjoyed being with them a lot!
Melampo dog shelter
For their project Mae Greenwood and Bernard Byrne are working for Melampo which is a local dog shelter in San Roque. The aim is to earn money to invest in 2 heated cages. The shelter believes that these are important to have for the weaker dogs who get cold easily, due to malnutrition from their previous owners. They are also trying to raise awareness of this amazing shelter. “We have connections with a dog shelter in Switzerland, which is where most of our dogs end up going,” said Mae G. If you are interested in adopting a dog or helping, please contact them.
Primary School News
Message From Emma Butler
Using Expressive Arts
Last week P3 began the Organise and Share part of their current unit which is based on stories. The students looked at the features of play scripts and revised how to use speech marks in stories. This week the students are writing their own play scripts of Fractured Fairy Tales.
Playing for Change: next week the Semi Finals
P3/P4 Monday 20th at 7pm in the theatre.
Gary Beaumont is the editor and production manager of The Resident newspaper serving the western Costa del Sol from Estepona to Gibraltar and serving both the English and Spanish speaking population.
We have a surprise judge who will join the panel for the grand final in May.
Secondary School News
Big Thinker 2017
Since Christmas, M1 students have been working on “The Big Thinker” balloon debate challenge. This year they were given the task of researching Big Thinkers who showed empathy for others, were altruistic, courageous and had created an impact on the world.
At the beginning there were 67 thinkers, then 17 and then only 8…the finalists, who battled it out in the theatre on Thursday 23rd February. Our congratulations to all the finalists: Blanca (Mahatma Gandhi), Jacob (Muhammad Ali), Connie (Rachel Corrie), Marina C (Florence Nightingale), Marta (Malala Yousafzai), Fernando (Nikola Tesla) and Pilar (Jane Goodall), but particularly to Chloe (New York Fire Officer) who quite rightly won her place in the balloon. She showed that … Click here to read on …LINK
Congratulations to the Under 15 girls football team
The Sotogrande Under 15 Costa Del Sol football festival took place on Wednesday 8th March at ¨La Menacha¨ stadium, Algeciras.
D1 geography students visited Malaga City last Thursday and Friday to examine disparities in wealth and quality of life throughout the city. In small groups they undertook detailed environmental quality surveys in several districts and interviewed over 150 residents regarding experiences of crime. The data will be used in their final internal assessments. Thank you to James McCann for his assistance and support.
On the evening of Wednesday 8th March we left SIS for London, on our annual DP History trip. The focus this year was on the students’ Internal Assessment and HL options for the USSR and Inter-war years period, as well as paper 2 Conflicts. Due to French airspace being closed we ended up being delayed and arrived late and missed the tube service to the hotel so had to black cab it across London, racing each other down the Mall, finally arriving at the hotel at 3.30am our time! Click here to read on …LINK
High School Musical – 27th & 28th March
The M5 Drama group would love you to come and support their production of High School Musical. The students themselves have choreographed, directed, produced and designed every element of this dynamic and fun performance as part of their MYP course. We can pretty much guarantee you will enjoy this energetic and talented version of a musical classic!
News from the English Language Development Programme
Internal IELTS Testing
Well done to all the students, who showed real focus and commitment in the reading and writing elements of the exam. Our particular congratulations to the following students, who achieved excellent results:
Arto Shabalin (Smithy) and Karim Imaliev (M4) also deserve a special mention for showing the most improvement.
If you have any questions regarding IELTS testing or academic English, please contact the ELD team. We’re here to help!
M2 Service & Action
This Easter join Sotogrande International Camps for some great fun activities.
There will also be a visit from someone very special from our school community.
On the 10th, 11th and 12th of April, our Tech Camp provides daily challenges around building and programming a robot with Lego Mindstorm technology.LINK
Places are limited, don’t miss out, sign up now!
Assist is a free service designed to help families from the school community to relocate, find useful contacts and benefit from discounts or privileges with local businesses and partners.
Assist acts as a fundraiser for the Kindred Project.
On the back of your SIS access card, you will find your Assist membership card that will allow you to enjoy many exclusive benefits.
New Offers !!
Helicopteros Sanitarios is offering 10% off on new signups during the month of March 2017.
More offers or privileges accessible at http://assist.guide/#offers
The Kindred Project News
Ecuador 2017 Expedition
Education as a Force for Good
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