Dear families,

After a week away from school, we are ready to go again with an action-packed Science Week, where we investigate Marine Biology!

Please refer to the school blog at https://theolivetreeschool.es/blog for frequent updates and pictures as the week unfolds.

WHOLE-SCHOOL NEWS

 

Science Fair
Friday 3.00

As the culmination of the week’s investigations, families are invited to a Science Fair on Friday at 3.00 in the theatre.

On Friday, pupils will be invited to dress up as a famous scientist and/or to make a science-inspired cake…last year there were rocket cakes and cakes modelled on the periodic table! Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best cake.

Year 11 will hold a refreshments stall to fundraise for their Lisbon colonias.
Please feel free to give your child a little change to buy a piece of a ‘scientific’ cake or drink at the fair. And please join us for this event.

Fee structure and reservation of place for 2019-20

Early next week, you will be sent the fee structure for next school year and an invitation to renew your child’s place for September.

Please respond to the finance department by the 21st March.

Our no-nut policy

We have a primary pupil who has a severe allergy to nuts and is at risk of anaphylactic shock if he comes into contact with them.

A reminder that we ask families not to send in nuts as part of children’s snack or lunch.
Thank you for your support.

Dance Clubs with Jessica Hallam

All levels and styles of dance, from ballet to contemporary. Also a choreography workshop for pupils and a ballet-sculpt fitness class for adults. Classes for all ages.

Sign up this week with Saray or with Jessica at jessicah@olivetreeschool.cat
Classes begin in Week 10 (Tuesday 19th and Saturday 23rd March).

Later this term…

Parents’ Evenings
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th April

Save the dates.

Spring Term Ends
Friday 12th April, 1.00

PRIMARY NEWS

 

CRAM visit- the centre for conservation of marine species
Monday

Tomorrow, primary children visit the CRAM at El Prat to investigate their work on marine life conservation. They take part in workshops and enjoy a little time on the local beach, too.

Your child will need a small backpack containing a morning and afternoon snack, a picnic lunch and a full bottle of water.

Children will wear school uniform.

Year 5/6 Swimming on Thursdays

Your child will need:

  • swimming costume
  • swimming cap
  • flip flops/water shoes
  • goggles
  • towel
  • a snack for after the lesson

Year 3-4 Forest School on Thursday afternoons

Children will spend their Thursday afternoons in the forest in some exciting outdoor learning projects led by Jerry Lineham, our specialist forest school teacher.

Spanish Years 5-6 now divided into three levels

From tomorrow, we will have three levels at Year 5-6: Beginners/Lower-Intermediate with Sara, Upper-Intermediate with Montse and Advanced with Alicia.

SECONDARY NEWS

 

Years 7-8-9 Visit to the Llotja (fishing docks and port)
Monday 1.25 – 4.30

As part of Science Week’s focus on Marine Biology, Years 7-8-9 will have a tour of Vilanova Llotja (fishing port and docks) in the afternoon.
They leave school at 1.25 on public transport and return to school by 4.30 at the latest.
Please note that pupils may dismissed at 4.00 directly from Vilanova with parental permission. To give this, please contact Katie at katie@olivetreeschool.cat

Year 9 Options for GCSE

We have studied the pupils’ preferences and are happy to be able to accommodate almost every pupil’s first and second choices.

Pupils are invited to choose one from each column below in order to make up their total number of their GCSEs to nine:

Column 1 Column 2
History Art
Psychology Drama

In the case of those pupils whose preferences cannot be met in this way, you will be contacted privately this week to discuss options.

A little advance notice for later this term…

MUN trip to American School of Madrid, Years 8 & 9
Friday 22nd- Sunday 24th March

The trip to Madrid is less than two weeks away!

In the spirit of the UN, pupils will be required to dress formally!

A jacket or a formal shirt for boys. A blouse and trousers/skirt or smart dress for girls.

You will shortly be given the details of the host family in Madrid where your child will be staying, as well as the itinerary for this inspiring weekend.

Engineering Week III
Week 12 (1st – 5th April)

By popular demand, our secondary Maths department is running its third Engineering Week so far this year.

If you have a background/interest in engineering and would like to join the week’s programme, why not sign up as our Inspiring Speaker that week? Please contact Maria at mariai@olivetreeschool.cat

Enrichment programme for Years 7-8-9

This half-term, the weekly Enrichment afternoon sees a formal Debating Society begin, as well as the continuation of the local outdoor learning/hiking programme. In Week 11, a new option will be open to pupils: creating and filming their own television reportage of current affairs.

Have a great week, everyone!
Audrey

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