Family Newsletter Week 5

Dear families,

Congratulations to Years 10 and 11 on their bold and gripping performance of Macbeth last Thursday. The audience of families and lower secondary pupils were treated to some electrifying character work to support this powerful tale.

Movie Night on Friday was a great success.

It was well attended and raised 300 euros. The Events Committee are still considering what this year’s events will fund.

Special thanks to our hard-working Committee: Esther, Kate, Michal and especially to Kunslu for organising this fun evening.

We thank Pilar Flores for her Inspiring Talk secondary on the work of an architect. Several of our pupils are interested in pursuing this career.

We also thank Clare Oxberry, an ex-headteacher who has lived in the local area for a number of years, for committing to supporting our primary classes on a voluntary basis one morning per week. It is lovely to have Clare around school, giving even more personalised teaching to our children.

Requesting absence

Please remember to request absence during term-time, and only in exceptional circumstances. We urge families to take holidays outside term-time; any absence is disruptive of your child’s learning, of the class dynamic, and of our teachers’ work.

Thank you.

Coming up in Week 5:

Saplings and Year 2 Trip to the Prehistoric Caves at Espluga

Tuesday

An exciting trip to the prehistoric caves in nearby Espluga.

Please ensure that the permission slip has been signed and returned to your child’s teacher.

Storytelling with Miguel Chimeno, Saplings and Primary

Wednesday

We are thrilled to have been offered the gift of a visit by Miguel Chimeno, a professional storyteller who uses a range of musical and theatrical resources to tell his stories. Miguel’s stories are a small work of art: he needs three hours to set up his equipment (see picture below), ready for the musical tales/perfomances to begin.

On Wednesday afternoon, he will tell a story to Saplings, then another to Years 1-5.

We can’t wait!

 

Trip to Science Museum (CosmoCaixa), Years 1, 7 & 8

Thursday

Years 1, 7 and 8 will spend the day at our favourite Science museum in Barcelona.

Please see the information from the class teacher about each trip.

Inspiring Speaker: Suzan Taher on Careers in the Food Industry

Thursday 3.40, in the Secondary Humanities classroom

Families welcome.

 

Years 3 & 4 Dance Show

Friday 3.30

Year 3 and 4 parents are invited to this exciting dance performance choreographed by the pupils.

 

Half-Term Break / Carnival

Monday 12th– Wednesday 14th February

School opens again on Thursday for Week 6.

 

In Week 6

 

Rebecca, a new staff member in Saplings & Year 1

Rebecca is a trainee teacher who will be spending the rest of the school year with us on a work experience placement.

Her specialism is in early years education, so she will spend one morning per week in Saplings, and one morning per week in Year 1. She will also spend one afternoon per week alternating between the two classes.

We are very pleased to welcome her onto our team.

 

Nancy Jack, visiting Art teacher to Years 10 & 11

Nancy is a local artist and teacher who is returning to our staff room to teach a half-term of art to Years 10 -11.

She will be teaching units of painting in the style of the artists Georgia O’Keeffe and JMW Turner.

 

Later in term

 

Primary Parents are invited to an Open Evening in Secondary

Thursday 1st March, 4.15- 5.15

Come up to the top floor and meet our secondary team and pupils!

Find out how we continue to provide student-centred education and a dynamic learning style beyond primary.

We will explain our objectives for our 11-16 year olds, both academically and in terms of enriching their education with outward-looking projects; our strong system of welfare; our careers advice, and much more.

This is essentially for our own primary families, but please feel free to bring along any families you know who are considering the OT for their secondary-aged child.

 

Enjoy this cool, wet Sunday afternoon and see you around school this week!
Audrey

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