Dear families,

Term got underway last week amid fresh excitement and commitment from pupils of all ages.

Musical Theatre auditions were very well attended for our spring productions of The Wizard of Oz and The Greatest Show on Earth. First rehearsals are this week!

A few notices for you for the next two weeks:


Week 2


Courtesy Week, whole school: The outward expression of empathy is courtesy

Across the school we will focus on courteous, considerate behaviour this week, highlighting the view that courtesy is a simple way of showing care for others.

Secondary Enrichment: a publishing project and Chinese Language & Culture

This term, Years 7,8 and 9 will each spend six weeks on a Chinese Language and Culture programme on Wednesday afternoons with an experienced teacher.
They will spend the other six weeks of term on a current affairs and publishing project: look out for their newsletter every Wednesday at 4.15!


Week 3


Martin Luther King Day
Monday 20th

We will remember the great man’s legacy and celebrate the changes he brought about.

Year 10 Trip to Vilanova
Monday 20th 9.00 – 11.30

Year 10 heads to Vilanova: the Advanced Spanish pupils to see the classic drama Fuenteovejuna; the Intermediate group to use their language skills in a variety of real situations.

Year 3 Class Production in the theatre
Wednesday 22nd

Year 3 families are invited to this lovely play.
Time to be confirmed.

Zumba for all!

Zumba is a fun, musical fitness programme: now two experienced Zumba instructors have offered us some after-school classes.
First lessons begin the week of 20th January.
Sign up at the entrance table or with Saray.

Primary Zumba
Fridays 4.15 – 5.15 in the primary library

With Nichola.
Club costs 50 euros per half-term (40 euros this first, shorter half).

Secondary Zumba
Fridays 4.15- 5.15 in the theatre

With Nivia.
Club costs 50 euros per half-term (40 euros for this first, shorter half).

Adult Zumba begins Wed 22nd
Wednesdays 4.15 – 5.15 in the primary library

With Nichola.
Adult class is 8 euros per hour, payable to Nichola.

Year 5-6 pupils and families, An Invitation to the Secondary School!
Friday 24th Jan, 4.15 – 5.15

Pupils & families of Y5 and Y6 are invited to a general meeting with secondary staff and some pupils, a tour of the classrooms and a fun, hands-on introduction to each subject we teach!
Thank you for sharing this invitation with any non-Olive Tree friends: our secondary welcomes pupils from a range of other primary schools.

Chinese New Year
Friday 24th

Celebrations will take place to mark the beginning of the Year of the Rat!

Burns Night
Friday 24th

A Scots night of storytelling and poetry.
We will celebrate with our favourite Scots tales and poems.


Week 4


Open Morning
Friday 31st Jan, 9.30 – 11.30

We open our doors for non-OT families to see our active teaching and learning style for themselves.
Thank you for extending the invitation to any friends who are curious about our dynamic, pupil-centred approach.

Have a good fortnight and see you all around school!

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