Dear families,

Here we are in the last week of the school year.
So much has happened in the last ten months. Pupils have all grown in all senses of the word, and now it is time to prepare for the long break.
We very much hope to see you for some of our final week celebrations.

But first, a quick run though of last week’s great events.

Year 11 had a marvellous time in Lisbon!
A trip rich in history and culture…and delicious local food.

Last Wednesday’s music recital was lovely. We heard pupils sing and play the piano, drums, guitar, violin, cello and saxophone.
We now have such a range of instruments being learnt, and such a wide range of ages learning them.
Did you know we have 60 pupils taking instrumental lessons at The Olive Tree? That is almost 50% of the pupils on roll- a real achievement.
We thank Claire and Nicole for organizing this recital, our great team of instrumental teachers and of course our dedicated young musicians.

Little Red Riding Hood

The Year 1 children performed this lovely musical play for us.
They sang all their songs perfectly and delivered them with some wonderful dance moves.

Arts Afternoon in secondary

We had a lovely afternoon on Friday, when we celebrated the arts in the secondary school.
The Year 7-8 play, Macbeth, was electrifying. Very strong acting, discordant sound effects and music, an eerie atmosphere and plenty of blood kept us on the edge of our seats for two hours.
Taming of the Shrew, the Year 9 play, was light, amusing and very confidently acted by this professional little troupe of actors.
We congratulate Iain for his direction and production of both these excellent plays.
We also thank Aileen for the beautiful art gallery she has organized in the entrance. The gallery of drawings, prints and suspended sculptures will be up until the end of term. Do drop into the hall to visit it!

The Secondary Summer Essay prize-winners were announced.
First prize went to Holly in Year 9 (for her essay on Infinity); second prize to Alex in Year 7 (for his essay on Icons); third prize to Izzy in Year 9 (for her essay on Peace). All entries were imaginative and original: we congratulate all runners-up.
We will run the next secondary essay competition at Christmas.

Willy Wonka, the Musical on Saturday was a great success. The dancing, singing and acting were all enchanting. Many congratulations to the children in Junior Musical Theatre cast and to Nicole and Jessica for producing this lovely show, which was enjoyed by many from the wider community.

Week 10

Whole School Photo
Monday 11.00

Tomorrow we will have the whole school photo taken. Please send you child into school in correct school uniform!
This, as are the class photos, is available to buy at 5 euros for a large A4 print.
Please contact Karina Tarrida, our photographer, if you would like copies of any of these pictures:
The class photos are on display on the wooden hall.
Once paid for directly to Karina, photos will be available for collection on Thursday and Friday.

Saplings’ Summer Party!
Tuesday 18th June, 3.00

Our Saplings children are invited to come to school in forest-themed clothing or summer clothing.
At 3.00, families are invited to a summer celebration, where the children will perform on their little garden stage. They will also serve parents a salad made from the vegetables they will harvest from Saplings’ garden.

Sports Day on the Terramar Beach, Sitges
Wednesday 19th June

  • Primary Sports Morning & Picnic 9.30 – 1.00

  • Secondary Picnic & Sports afternoon 1.00 – 3.45

Pupils of all ages will enjoy a picnic and an end of term sports day on the beach on this day.

Primary pupils need to:

  • be wearing swimwear with shorts and t-shirt on top
  • wear sandals or trainers (the sand will be very hot)
  • have suncream already applied
  • wear a sunhat
  • bring a full water bottle
  • bring a morning snack
  • bring a packed lunch (school packed lunches will be provided for school lunch pupils)
  • bring a bucket, spade and water shooter
  • bring a small towel and a change of clothes.

Secondary pupils

  • may swim so should bring swimwear, towel and sunscreen.

Move Up Morning!

A little taster of what September will bring our primary children: on Thursday, they will spend a little time with their new teacher.
Year 6 will come up to the secondary school for an exciting session with secondary staff!

Secondary Leavers’ Assembly
Thursday 2.00 – 2.30

In the theatre.
Pupils and staff say farewell to those pupils who must leave us this June.
Leavers’ families are welcome to this farewell.

The OT Dance Club performance
19th June, 6.00

Families of pupils in the great Junior Dance Club and all staff are invited by Jessica and the dancers to their show.

An end-of-year lunch for all secondary pupils & staff in Coolinary
Thursday 20th June, 1.00 – 2.00

Pupils and staff will celebrate the end of the year together with lunch at Coolinary.

Summer Concert
21st June, 11.00

Our beautiful farewell concert for families, where all our three choirs will sing songs from around the world.

Term ends for pupils
21st June 1.00

On the last day of the year, we will finish at 1.00.
Please note that no lunch is served on this day.

Corpus Flower Carpets
Sunday 23rd June, 7.30 am

All welcome to come down to the Sitges seafront and help us create our gorgeous flower carpet (on the corner of carrer Sant Pere and the Paseo). This year, our design will be based on drawings by pupils on the theme of The Magic Tree.
It’s all over by 10.00 am so don’t miss it!

During the long break

A couple of activities you might be interested in.

Jessica’s fabulous Ballet Sculpt class for adults
Mondays & Wednesdays in July 10.30 – 11.30

This great adult exercise class runs through July in the garden / theatre.
5 euros per hour, to be paid in cash to Jessica.

A Creative Writing Club this summer holiday?

If you child is aged 9-14 and interested in a creative writing course at school, please let us know.

Looking forward to seeing you around school this week,

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