Message from the Head
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As the European football fever hit SIS, the weather and number of events increased! Congratulations to our P6 band who played 2 events last weekend. Firstly a fundraiser at Floria on Friday evening for an orphanage project in Uganda and secondly the end of year football celebrations at San Enrique. 25 of our singers performed at an event at the Spanish stray dogs home in Estepona on Saturday.
Also over the weekend, 13 year old Thomas Wigley came 2nd in The Voice (Costa del Sol) adult
Congratulations also to P6 student Jacob Posner-Kane, who came first in the aged 9-13 category at the Show Jumping Andalucia Championship in Cordoba on Friday.
On Monday the winner of the House Sportsday competition was finally announced: the Egyptians! Congratulations to all students who participated in a total of 20 events over 3 weeks to complete this secondary sports Olympiad.
Tuesday was the final PTA meeting of the year. Sincerest thanks to everyone who has contributed to the year through the PTA. The number and size of the events this year were a real WOW! The support for the walk to school in October, volume of parent coffee mornings and the recent first aid and life saving initiatives have really been fantastic. I am looking forward to further developing links with the PTA next year.
The PTA teacher appreciation day occurred on Thursday. Members of the PTA kindly baked cakes to recognise and celebrate the work that teachers do. The event culminated with some words written from students. A bouquet of flowers was donated by Florium and a small raffle was held to win it. The lucky winner was Steven Sanders! On behalf of all the teachers, thank-you parents!
This week the Aladdin rehearsals have taken over the playground. I have really enjoyed seeing the show come together, with increased presence from our performers on the big stage. The singing, drama and choreography promises to be fantastic. I would like to remind you that there are only a limited number of tickets on offer, so please make sure you buy early to avoid disappointment.
On Thursday The Kindred Project held a charity jumble sale and awareness afternoon. Students took part selling uniform, cakes and books that have been donated. They also took the opportunity to educate parents and other students about the projects that have been supported over the year, indicating the money raised for each project. The students displayed project work, Julian in M2 showed the video he had created about Hogar Betania that was shown before the Red Red Shoes performance, and Ramon in M3 exhibited a beautiful photographic book he had made about Hogar Betania for his M3 community project.
This week the M5 students have been on work experience, many thanks to the numerous members of our community who have offered placements. If you feel you could offer a placement for our students next year, please do make contact with us through firstname.lastname@example.org. Our M1– M3 students and our D1 students have been focusing on their end of year exams, which next week will also include M4 students. These important assessments will help our teachers complete the end of year reports and generate final grades for the year. We wish our students well on this journey.
Throughout this week our music students have been appraised by examiners from the Rock School and Trinity College London. We eagerly await the results from both these prestigious music exam boards.
As we move towards the end of the term and thinking about school uniform for next year, I would like to inform you that, as always each summer, El Corte Ingles will be setting up a special school uniform ‘shop within a shop’ in both stores. In Algeciras store this will be opening on 20th June and in Puerto Banus store from 27th June, exact locations within each store are still to be confirmed. The start of the academic year is always very busy, so if you choose to purchase early and find that your child has outgrown the uniform, El Corte Ingles will offer a free returns policy. Also with regard to uniform, I would like to remind you that only 100% black shoes and trainers will be allowed from September, and trousers in a jeans or chino style cotton should be avoided.
I wish you a wonderful weekend,
Whole School News
A message from the librarian
Parents, your help is requested to ensure your children return all outstanding library resources by Thursday 23rd June.
The Kindred Project news
Sponsor a child to go to school in Uganda
Through the teachers, students and parents at SIS we sponsor a total of 35 children to go to our partner school in Uganda. Through the Kindred Project you can also be part of promoting education as a force for good and giving a child a good start in life.
If you would like to find out more about this program, and/or sponsor a child right now, speak to Jess at: email@example.com
Water/Pool Safety Demonstration
Wednesday 22nd June
Now that swimming season is upon us, we would like to invite you to a demonstration on basic safety around pools and open water, and what to do if something does go wrong. The demonstration will include water safety, accident prevention, casualty management and basic CPR. Please note that this is ONLY a demonstration, and not a first aid course.
Coincidentally in the UK, the 18th– 26th June is National Drowning Prevention Week! www.rlss.org.ukSILA’s end of year SPANISH CLUB and KIDZ CLUB PARTY Come and join us for biscuits, juice, games and balloons to help us celebrate at our end of year party! Tuesday 21st June, 4pm in the P1- P2 porch-patio – everyone welcome!
SIMA Rock Camp 2016
By all accounts, last year’s SIMA “Rock Camp 2015” was a smash hit. The participants not only spent a week singing and performing music, they also recorded themselves in the SIMA studio and wrote original songs, which sound like something you might hear on the radio! (Don’t believe us? Check out http://meermusic.com/rockcamp2015).This year SIMA (The Sotogrande International Music Academy) is back with Rock Camp 2016 and they are offering two alternative schedules, one in July and one in August. Anyone between 8 and 18 years of age can apply. If you’re interested in signing up for this unique and unforgettable experience, please contact SIMA sooner rather than later as places are limited to only 14 per camp. To find out more, please see http://meermusic.com/rockcamp2016.Don’t miss it! Email Paul on SISMusic@sis.gl or call 645-13-13-76 to reserve your place.
Primary School News
Invitation to Primary Prize giving and P6 Graduation
End of year checking
Please help your child by checking round everywhere (house, car, locker, bottom of school bag, etc.) to locate and return all school resources, particularly primary Spanish or English reading books and library books or DVDs.
End of year Sleepover
On Saturday 25th June there will be an End of Year Sleepover for P4-P6 in the gym. The cost will be 30 euros and the money raised will go to two charities: Phab kids and our KP partners the Yanapuma Foundation in Ecuador.
Secondary School News
Message from Kevin Stone
Dear Middle School parents,
Please note forthcoming important dates for your diary. Pastoral leaders have distributed or will be sending out full details very shortly.
Wednesday 22nd June
Thursday 23rd June
Friday 24th June
Message from MYP Coordinator to M4 parents
It is that time of the year again! M4 examinations start next week.
In order to avoid traffic queues, may I please ask parents to leave with plenty of time so that your children arrive promptly. This will help with the smooth running of the exams.
Invitation to M5 Graduation
The Sotogrande International Boarders took full advantage of the incredible local amenities over the weekend. On the Saturday, we went paddleboarding out to sea and down the Guadiaro River. On the Sunday, we practised scuba diving in the Boarding House pool before taking all the equipment over to Torreguadiaro Beach in search of fish along the coast. It was a tremendous weekend where new skills were learnt and memories created.
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