October 2016 Secondary Newsletter

October 2016

Key stages 3, 4 and 5 NEWSLETTER

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Dates for your diary

 Monday 24th – Thurs 26th October: Visit from Basketball students of the  Bristol Academy of Sports.


 Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November:  Half Term Holiday





Italy Earthquake Fund-raising

Due to the recent earthquake in central Italy we raised money to help by having a non-uniform day on Friday, 16th September.  Between the two sites we raised an impressive 757€ which we sent to the Red Cross who are supporting the injured and homeless with food and shelter.

Harvest Festival : Collections

As Harvest Festival is approaching, we would like to collect non-perishable food items at each school site between the 17th and 21st 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 7th October

Elections took place for the prestigious positions of Head Boy and Head Girl on Friday 9th October. Candidates made short presentation speeches and canvassed for votes all week before being interviewed. All the students and teachers voted and the results were:

Head Boy:    Juan Daniel                    Deputy Head Boy: Adrián

Head Girl:    Carla                              Deputy Head Girl:  Rebecca

Prefects: Fabio, Pablo, Shamil, Sonja and Janina


White Party  : Friday 7th 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.

The  disco was held at the former Yeoward site, Parque Taoro on

7th October The theme of the evening was to dress in white .The older students loved the responsibility of running the bar and being in charge of preparing drinks and taking money. Even the teachers got involved and took it in turns to manage the night. At the end of the evening everyone went home tired with all the dancing, but very happy. 






Geography news


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 task to design an advert that would appeal to all types of tourists. These were some of the best ones. Overall the winner was Gabriel from 7(2).




Here are some more posters from the competition:




Table Tennis Tournament   (Key Stage 3)

This half term, the students had been busy participating in a knockout tournament of table-tennis during the breaks and lunchtimes.

The KS3 final was played between Jose Carlos and David , both from Year 8(2).

The match was well supported by many excited students and the eventual winner was David.  Well done, David!

The KS4/5 final was played between Eduardo in Year 10(1) and Fabio in Year 10(2). The winner of this competition was Eduardo. Congratulations!

Thanks to all the competitors who participated.





Pen Pals with friends in Hupendo – School , Kenya.

Both Year 10 classes guided by their English Language teachers were able to complete the written task of writing to selected participants from the Hupendo School in Kenya.

All students participated and sensitively wrote to their Pen pal, covering a variety of aspects of their lives, and included within an envelope a range of small gifts which they selected and brought.

The letters, together with three large boxes full of donated spectacles will be taken in person by the founders of the School Karin and Fritz Nicolay.

We thank Year 10 and congratulate them in taking part in this first endeavour. 





Parents are reminded about the school uniform policy which is published on the school website. Even though there may be days when the weather is quite cold, students must adhere to this and wear the correct clothing.

It is strongly recommended that jackets are labelled with the student´s name so that the items may be returned if they are mislaid

There are so many unclaimed items of school uniform! Please check that your son/daughter has not lost any items. 





Medicines Appeal for Venezuela

We have collection boxes in the school offices on both sites collecting unused medicines that you may have at home. The boxes will be regularly sent to Venezuela where there is a serious shortage of medication. We will continue this appeal throughout the year.

Donations of unused, unopened medical supplies are also welcome even if they are expired.



Trip to Lanzarote  June 2016

At the end of last term we promised to show you pictures of the year 7-10 trip to Lanzarote.




Activity Days:   June 2016

Students who did not go on the trip to Lanzarote enjoyed themselves participating in a Bake Challenge. They worked in teams to research recipes, advertise and then produce biscuits. They all agreed that the best part was eating them on the last day!



We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter.

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