October 2015 - Key stages 3, 4 and 5 NEWSLETTER - Trinity Site
Dates for your diary
Wednesday 7th October : CIE IGCSE AS/A2 Exams start (Nov Series)
Friday 9th October : White Party – Disco at Yeoward Site
Friday 9th October: Election Day - Head Boy and Head Girl
Monday 12th October : Holiday
Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October: Half Term Holiday
As you all know, the school underwent a lot of reforms during the Summer holidays and we are delighted to now have the Secondary students all on one site. We also welcome new students, parents and teachers.
On the first floor, we now have three Science labs (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) which are spacious and fully equipped.
The labs are used by all of the students in Years 7-11 for their Science classes.
Following their IGCSE exams at the end of Year 11, many students then choose to continue studying Science subjects at AS and A level before going on to university.
We now have two computer rooms fully equipped with 34 computers and an Ipad station of 24 ipads with the latest technology. All students from years 7 – 9 follow courses in Computer science and then many choose to continue their studies of ICT to higher levels of IGCSE AS and A Level.
The Art Room has now been enlarged and there is now an additional Art Room, mainly for the use of Students in Year 12 and 13 who are continuing their Art studies at advanced levels.
There have been other reforms to several classrooms and we are very pleased with our new facilities
Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) have breaks at different times to the other students and have designated areas to eat their snacks before they enjoy their rest and play. Students from Key Stages 4 & 5 (Years 10- 11) have the privilege of using the facilities at the nearby Sports Centre during breaks if they wish, or they relax in the quiet roof area of the building.
Harvest Festival : Collections this week
As Harvest Festival is approaching, we would like to collect non-perishable food items at each school site between the 6th and 10th October. The vicar at All Saints Church in Parque Taoro will be responsible for distributing food parcels to those in need in our local area.
Last year the generosity of parents was incredible and the amount of food collected was truly staggering. We appreciate your support again and know that it will make a real difference to those who need it.
Election Day : Friday 9th October
Elections will be taking place for the prestigious positions of Head Boy and Head Girl on Friday 9th October. Candidates have already made short presentation speeches and have been canvassing for votes all week.
White Party : Friday 9th October
For the past 13 years the school has been collecting for an Indian charity called Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan, a centre for the mentally challenged.
Charity Background: Mentally challenged children have little integration into present day society in India. Small initiatives for these children include day schools especially for catering for the challenged when young, and throughout their school years. However, as they grow older little opportunities remain in society for any concrete measures for rehabilitation. The Trust is presently running a Vocational Training Unit centre which caters for people with special needs who attend the centre irrespective of their age. These mentally challenged adults find solace in coming to the centre for special programs designed to aid rehabilitation into society.
How the British School of Tenerife contributes: We put on a school disco to help raise money for the centre. It costs 300 Euros to sponsor a child for the year. This year’s disco will be at the former Yeoward site, Parque Taoro on 9th October and will be open to students from Year 7 – Year 11. They pay 3 Euros to enter and are able to buy soft drinks and crisps inside. The them of the evening is to dress in white .The older students love the responsibility of running the bar and being in charge of preparing drinks and taking money. Even the teachers get involved and take it in turns to manage the night. At the end of the evening everyone goes home tired with all the dancing, but very happy.
Year 7 ‘Advertise Britain’ competition
As part of the topic of ‘Where in the world’ year 7 Geography students have learnt about the physical and human features of Great Britain. They were set a homework to design an advert that would appeal to all types of tourists. These were some of the best ones. Overall the winners were from 7(1) Ángela Garcinuño Feliciano and from 7(2) Elisa Lorenzo Hernandez .
More geography news !.... The Science and volcanoes conference
Year 9 and year 10 Geographers were invited by INVOLCAN to take part in a very exciting event. The year 10 Geographers prepared a research project based on questionnaires which analysed the population’s knowledge and awareness of volcanic activity. Claudia Suarez and Jacqueline Korwan very bravely presented year 10’s findings in front of 600 other students from other secondary schools of the island. Paula, Adán, Juan Carlos y Mario did a very good job representing the British School of Tenerife in the Volcanic Olympics. Over all , the students enjoyed the experience and deepen their understanding of research techniques and the Science of volcanoes.
Halloween at Trinity : Friday 23rd October
Students may dress up in Halloween costume on this day. There will be a very special event organized by the GCSE Drama students this year. AS and A level Drama students are also preparing to frighten the life out of us…this is nothing new!! They hope that students (and parents…if you dare…) will follow the haunted pathways and enter the Haunted House. People of nervous disposition, please be aware of the risks involved. This is not for the faint –hearted!!
Exciting Science Trip to the Micro-World!
This was a fascinating visit and one that has influenced the life of at least one student at BST who chose to do Nanotechnology at university in the UK.
Please remember that Monday 12th October is a holiday!
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