Dear families,

I hope it’s been a lovely weekend for you.

Miss Fifi’s Great Adventure, the junior Musical Theatre Club’s production last week was a huge success! It was very well attended, too.

The children worked extremely hard and created a wonderful production. We thank Jessica, Nicole and Claire for their work on this lovely musical. We also thank the Events Committee for their popular refreshments bar. A little rest now for cast and production team and then…please start thinking about next year’s musical!

Our Inspiring Speaker in Secondary was Carolina Falcone, a yoga trainer. She spoke about the superpowers that yoga gives when it is practised regularly. This week, she will start to train secondary pupils in basic yoga breathing techniques. We thank Carolina for her time with our secondary pupils.

Education City for primary children
Please remember to encourage your child to spend 20 mins at weekends on Education City.
Teachers update homework activities weekly so that children can consolidate understanding of concepts taught during the week.

The username and password are to be found at the front of your child’s reading log.

Fortnite, a video game for over 12s, is proving extremely popular with some of our primary and even Saplings children. Please be aware of the recommended age for this, and that it is a game that involves killing 99 characters. It is a free online game so your child may be playing it without your permission or awareness.

Staff are noticing that direct references to this game, including its sole objective of killing, is filtering into children’s storytelling and outdoor play in a disturbing way. We have also been alerted to the fact that there is online chat involved in Fortnite, much of which contains offensive language.

A few reminders for Week 5 for you:

 
Year 9 Poetry Recital
Monday 12.10- 1.00
In the theatre.
Year 9 parents are invited to this lovely monthly event. 

Beautiful womens’ clothes that don’t fit/suit you any longer?Women’s Clothes Swap
Friday 4.00
If you would like to donate any lovely items of women’s clothing in good condition- coats, handbags and accessories, too- please drop them into the girls’ changing room in the hall this week in a bag clearly labelled Women’s Clothes Swap.
Then come and join us for a fun swapping session on Friday after school! 

Please save the following dates later this term:
Year 9 GCSE Options Evening
Friday 15th February, 3.00

Pupils and families are invited to an important meeting on the exciting choices soon faced by Year 9. The GCSE system will be explained, and we will tell you all about the new optional subjects.

Movie Night
Friday 15th February, 4.00 – 6.00

Please save the date for this popular night of movies and popcorn, organised for us by the Events Committee.
 
Open Morning 
Tuesday 19th Feb, 9.30 – 11.00
Prospective families and our current families will be given tours of school and invited to see lessons in action.
Please invite your non-Olive Tree friends to come along, and feel free to share our ad on Facebook. Many thanks.
 
Learn Hebrew Club

Michal Volfin is offering a Hebrew club for children. More details coming soon. 
Please contact Michal if you have any questions at michal@olivetreeschool.cat

 
Science Week is coming!
Week of the 14th March

A whole week of inspiring Science activities for all ages.
Contact Katie, our secondary Science specialist if you have a science background and would like to get involved: katie@olivetreeschool.cat
Primary pupils will start the week on Monday 11th with a visit to the CRAM
https://cram.org/centro-de-recuperacion-el-prat-del-llobregat/

for a series of workshops on the plastic in our seas.
 
Also in March…

A Promises Auction by Year 4  
Friday 29th March at 4:15

The Year 4 children have chosen two charities they would like to raise money for.
These charities work towards
1. Improving children’s lives in Indian villages.
2. Helping to clear the oceans of  plastic.
The Year 4 children will shortly send out information on how their Promises Auction will work and how you can support their fundraising.

All for now!
See you at school this week,
Audrey

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