Dear families,

It was a great second week of term: everyone was settled and productive in their classrooms, with some beautiful work starting to take shape. We look forward to sharing it with you soon.

The main focus of the week for many pupils was the climate crisis

For secondary pupils, the culmination of the week’s work on this subject was Friday’s demonstration, where they expressed their anxiety about the future of the planet. 

This week, pupils will continue to follow the progress of the UN Climate Summit.

Other news.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Adelina is unable to continue at school. She is replaced from tomorrow by two experienced new Spanish teachers.

Jara will teach Spanish to our secondary beginners and intermediate/GCSE pupils. Jara has a degree is Philosophy and taught GCSE and A Level Spanish for several years in London. We are very happy to have her join us. Her email is jara@olivetreeschool.cat

Aina will be our primary advanced teacher. She is a Catalan government-trained primary specialist who has also had a spell teaching in the UK. We give Aina a warm welcome. Her email is aina@olivetreeschool.cat

Pony tails for all primary children with long hair, please

A new request.

We ask families to help tie up their primary child’s hair every morning to help them to focus better in the classroom and to play more safely on the sports pitch.

Thank you.

Week 3

Lost property is bad for the environment!

Last year, we had many unclaimed, unnamed Tupperware boxes, drinking bottles and items of clothing. We kept many of these for months. Sadly, a high number remained unclaimed and had to be thrown away at the end of June.

Would you please label with your child’s name all clothes, snack boxes, water bottles, etc so we can return them to your child if they are mislaid? Thank you for your help.

Saplings’ playtimes for new families 

We still have a couple of places in our beautiful Saplings class.

If you know a family who might be interested, please let them know they can bring their child to play in Saplings. One parent is invited to stay with the child so that s/he can play and interact confidently.

Play sessions for prospective families are:

  • Tuesdays 10.30 – 11.30
  • Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30

Interested families should make an appointment with a headteacher or with Olivia, Head of Saplings olivia@olivetreeschool.cat

Harvest festival – our food collection for the hospital food bank

It’s harvest festival this week, giving us the opportunity to explore the fact that some people have plenty while others don’t, even in our local community. 

At harvest time every year, we make a large pile of food to donate to the food bank at the local hospital, Sant Camil. They then distribute it to local low-income families.

If you would like to make a donation, please leave any dried or preserved food (tins and cartons) on the wooden entrance table.

On Friday evening, the food will be taken to the hospital. Please let us know if you are free to deliver some of the food in your car. The hospital is five minutes’ drive from school.

Thank you.

Have a good week, everyone,

Audrey

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