Dear families,

A great start to the school year, with pupils of all ages settling in beautifully.
From day one, there was happy play and chatting in the gardens at break times and some great learning got underway. A smooth and easy transition back into learning mode for our children and young adults.


Years 1-2 in creative mode at Forest School this week

There was great excitement as our cookery lessons began with Year 3’s turn.
All pupils will have a turn in the kitchen over the year.


Year 3 began their Cookery & Nutrition sessions this week

Thank you to those new families who were able to join our tea party last Thursday. It was lovely meeting you.

The Events Committee is still looking for families to volunteer their support in creating the pupils’ extra-curricular calendar of events (Christmas Disco, International Food Day, Sant Jordi Book Fair, etc.) Please contact Katie Thomas at events@olivetreeschool.cat

We still have a couple of places in our beautiful Nursery class for children aged 3 (or soon to be 3). If you have friends who would value our child-centred approach, an English immersion and guidance from our caring and experienced specialist team, please give them our contact details. There will soon be an Open Day for interested families to come and visit and bring their child to play in Saplings.


Our Saplings enjoyed learning through play this week

A few notices for you for the coming week.

Week 2

 

WHOLE SCHOOL NEWS

 

After-school clubs begin this week

If you are not sure if your child’s club is going ahead due to minimum numbers, please check with Saray on 93 188 6215.
Primary children staying for a club may be supervised by Saray between 4.00 and 4.15.
Thank you for collecting your child promptly at 5.15, or at the finish time for their club.

Auditions for our Christmas musical theatre play, The Nutcracker
Wednesday 4.15 – 6.15

Auditions for this Christmas production will be in the theatre.

Climate Crisis demonstration outside school – all families invited
Friday 20th 3.30 – 4.10

This Friday marks the start of a worldwide week of protest over the planet’s climate crisis. As you know, young adults are heavily represented in this movement. Our own young adults in secondary (Years 7-10) feel strongly about this issue and have been creating banners to display outside school.
On Friday itself, pupils in many countries will demonstrate. We would like to invite our secondary pupils to express their own concern over climate change by allowing them to show their banners to the traffic outside school on the Rambla del Garraf.
If you would prefer your child not to join us, please let us know: lessons will continue indoors.
Alternatively, please feel free to join us and your child in our protest to stop climate change. The Eco de Sitges will feature our demonstration.

 

PRIMARY NEWS

 

Enrichment in primary
Thursdays

Thursday afternoons are dedicated to enriching your child’s learning.
This week Year 5 and 6 started their series of swimming lessons.
Year 1 and 2 headed off for Forest School.
Year 4 was introduced to the script of their coming theatre production.
Year 3 started their six-week course of cookery and nutrition.
Cookery: please note that when your child’s turn comes to cook, you will be billed 10 euros for ingredients.

Primary library is open to families, 4.00 – 4.30

Please feel free to take your child along to the primary library for a cosy read at the end of the day.
If you would like to take a book home, please enter the title in the library record book.

 

SECONDARY NEWS

 

Enrichment afternoon, Years 8-9

This half-term, Year 8-9 will go to the Paddle Club for a lesson with trained monitors.
Please note that on Wednesday your Y8-9 child will need an inexpensive paddle bat, available for under 10 euros from Decathlon.
Year 7 will continue with the outdoor project begun last week and visit a site in the local area.

Climate Crisis demonstration outside school
Friday 20th 3.30 – 4.10

If your child does NOT have permission to join the peaceful demonstration, please contact us.
Families are also welcome to join us.

Textbooks & other secondary expenses

The finance department will bill you in the next two weeks for your child’s textbooks.
Each family will receive an itemised bill.
Please contact James or Ursula if you would like to talk through your bill james@olivetreeschool.cat ursula@olivetreeschool.cat

And please let us know if you would like to talk to us any of the above.

Have a lovely week,
Audrey

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