Dear families,

A wonderful week, culminating in two exciting events on Friday.

Saplings celebrated the joyous Hindu festival of Holi in traditional style- by throwing handfuls of beautiful colours at each other!

Meanwhile, Year 8 and 9 pupils headed off to Madrid for a weekend of debating global issues at the Model United Nations, along with several other schools from around the world. An inspiring event they will always remember.


And coming up this week:

Enrichment Years 7-9: Creating Sustainable Cities
Wednesdays, Weeks 11-13

All pupils in Years 7-8-9 will spend one afternoon per week designing and creating their own sustainable cities. They will debate the relevant issues and then make 3D models of their own ecologically-sound cities. The models will be on view to families in the last week of term.

Secondary Inspiring Speakers: Homeless in our Community
Friday 3.30 in the primary library

A young homeless couple with their child will come in to speak to secondary about what led them to live on the streets.
Pupils will be invited to think about possible solutions to this difficult social problem.

Year 4 Promises Auction in support of Save the Children and the CRAM
Friday 4.15 in the theatre

Families are invited to this exciting auction held by Year 4, where the items on sale will include: private caterers cooking for you in your own home, a babysitting service, VIP tickets to the Barcelona FC vs Levante FC, handmade jewellery and many more!
Year 4 have worked hard to create this event for us, and have decided all proceeds will go to Save the Children and to the marine life conservation centre, CRAM, which they visited recently.
We hope to see you at the auction!

A great adult exercise class: Ballet Sculpt!
Saturdays 11.00 and / or Thursdays 5.30

Jessica Hallam, our experienced dance specialist, taught her first OT Ballet Sculpt lesson on Saturday. It was great!
No dance experience necessary- all welcome to this fun exercise class!

Deadline for reservation of your child’s place 31st March

From 1st April, unconfirmed places will be offered to prospective families.

Later this term…

Open Forum
Monday 1st April 2.45

A chance for families to speak with school leaders and senior teachers.
The agenda for this forum is set by parents.
Please send your items for inclusion in this agenda to Audrey by Wednesday 27th March.
Items may include teaching and learning, welfare, finance and future plans.

Swimming with Tuna
Tuesday 2nd April

Secondary will head south to the port at L’Ametlla de Mar for an exciting experience where they will swim with the fish.
Please sign and return the digital permission form if you would like your child to attend.

Model United Nations presentation, Year 8-9 families
Friday 5th April, 3.30

Families of Year 8-9 pupils who attended the MUN conference are invited to hear the opening speeches that pupils wrote and gave in Madrid. A video will be shown with the highlights of the trip.

Engineering Week III in Secondary Maths
Monday 8th – Friday 12th April

In the third of our Engineering Weeks this year, all secondary pupils will design and create a solar-powered water heater.

Would you like a role this Corpus?

A volunteer is needed for Corpus, the Sitges flower carpet festival.
Corpus is a summer festival where families and staff wake up early and go and create our own flower carpet (based on our children’s designs) on the seafront. By 10.00 am, the centre of Sitges is covered in beautiful flower carpets for the day.
The carpet-making this year is on Sunday morning of June 23rd.
But before that, we need a volunteer who can speak Spanish /Catalan (or would like to practise) to go to a meeting at the town hall on Thursday 25th April as our representative.
If you can do it, please let me know! Thank you.

image.png Last year’s theme for our flower carpet was Outer Space!

Saplings Garden: a series of new projects

A series of plans is underway to develop Saplings gardens.
Olivia, the headteachers and the finance department have been busy designing various zones to inspire the children: a mini house and garden area with fencing, a grassed area, a child-centred vegetable plot, a more adventurous climbing area, and a larger paved area for mini bikes. Look out for the improvements taking shape in the next few weeks!

Have a great week, everyone,

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