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December 2016 Newsletter- Primary

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PRIMARY NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2016


OPEN AFTERNOONS
Thank you to all Primary parents who attended the November "Open Afternoons".

 

 

The children really do enjoy and feel a real sense of pride showing you what they have been doing in school.

 

 

 

EXCURSIONS
Year 4 had a lovely day at the "Festival Internacional del Cuento" in Los Silos and were entertained by a singer, actors and story tellers. Congratulations to the children for their excellent behaviour. Every year this is highlighted by the Festival Staff.

 

 

 

 

Year 6 had a great time at Forestal Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 had a great time at the Fire Station.

 

 

 

YEAR 4 AZTEC BANQUET
Year 4 enjoyed an Aztec experience at the end of term. They had fun dressing up as Aztec noblemen and women and tasting Aztec dishes like quinoa, sweet corn, potato, rice and corn wraps. Not to mention tons of chocolate!

 

 

 

RECYCLING WORKSHOPS
On Monday, 5th of December Early Years and KS1 pupils were visited by Alessando Ferrato, a musician who enjoys making music with recycled materials. The children made trumpets, shakers and "frogs”, giving old bottles, yoghurt containers, pipes and balloons a second life. The children really enjoyed the day, which finished off with a terrific performance from Alessandro who showed us all his home made instruments made with re-used materials, including a drill, a crutch and plastic tubing.

 

 

 

 

TOY SALE
The Toy Sale was a huge success and we raised 934 euros for the “Cáritas” charity. Hopefully all the children went home with a toy which they like!
Thank you for your collaboration.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

 

 

 

We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!

December 2016 Newsletter- Secondary

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December 2016
Key stages 3, 4 and 5 NEWSLETTER
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Dates for your diary

• Friday 13th January : Reports for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13
• Monday 16th January : Parents’ Consultation Years 10 and 11
• Wednesday 18th January : Parents’ Consultation Years 12 and 13
• Thursday 26th January : School production “ Bugsy Malone”
• Friday 27th January : School production “ Bugsy Malone

 

Friday 23rd December – Friday 6th January:
Christmas Holiday

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News:

Geography news
On Friday 11th November Year 10 Geography students joined all of Year 8 students on an excursion to Teide's National Park. They were taught by National Park instructors about the richness and unique flora and fauna of the area as well as its volcanic origins. Year 10 students also collected data to help them with their geographical investigation. They asked tourists visiting the Park questions which they had already designed in lessons, to help them investigate if tourists are damaging the National Park. It was a very enjoyable day and all students learned more about a geographically important place just on their doorstep.

 

 

 

Halloween in La Luz

Students from years 7, 8 and 9 were able to treat their younger friends at La Luz to a Storytellers event held on Friday 30th October.
The students organised some interesting adverts and film clips in between stories told. The younger students were able to taste the delights of a Halloween juice with floating teeth and eyes.
All the students from Key stage 3 wrote spooky Halloween stories for their proposed audience. Unfortunately, only a few were able to be selected, though much praise was given to the quality of so many.
All students from Key stage 3 were delighted with the audience participation, and reaction. The students look forward to returning and collaborating with their younger friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Poppy Appeal


On November 11th students presented a short assembly for Remembrance Day in honour of people who lost their lives in wars. At 11.00 am , the students observed a two minute silence. A total of €66.38 was raised by selling poppies. This has been donated to the British Legion in the UK

 

   

Art competition.

This year students from Year 8 and some from year 9 once again took part in the INTERNATIONAL LIONS CLUB 's annual Peace Poster competition which takes place in schools all over the world. The posters were done as part of the school curriculum and many of the participants produced some beautiful art work that has since been displayed around the school.
Congratulations to Meritxel, Year 9, who gave up her lunch and break times in order to enter the competition. Her poster "A Celebration of Peace" was selected by LIONS club representatives as the best in the school and it will now be sent to Madrid where it will be judged again in the second phase of the competition.

  

  

 

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 were taken in person by the founders of the School Karin and Fritz Nicolay.
These are pictures that we received from the German couple who asked for the donation of the spectacles. These are some of the people who got the spectacles.

Thanks to all of you and to all parents and students!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students of Hupendo School in Kenya were able to reply recently to their BST penpals. Within their letters they generously included small gifts which our students really appreciated and valued. We hope the cultural exchange will continue in the new year.

 

 

 

 

 

Participation in World Diabetes Day


The British School of Tenerife was invited to attend an official presentation in the Ayuntamiento de Los Realejos on World Diabetes Day, held on Monday 14th November.
The talks emphasised the importance of preventing the disease, especially Type II diabetes caused mainly by inappropriate lifestyles and eating habits.
From an early age we must influence our children to eat more fruits, vegetables and do plenty of exercise every week. Adults should also have blood tests done to ensure that there is a proper balance of the glucose in their blood.
BST thanks the Asociación de Diabetes de Tenerife, a leading NGO that supports families and patients physiologically and educationally, for their kind invitation.

 

  

 

 

KS4 + KS5 Reports and Parents’ Consultations


Mock exams for Years 11 - 13 and Internal exams for Year 10 took place during the last two weeks of term.
Following the Christmas holidays, parents will receive reports and exam results on Friday 13th January.


There will then be Parents’ consultations with teachers.

Years 10 + 11 (Key Stage 4) : Monday 16th January

Years 12 + 13 (Key Stage 5) : Wednesday 18th January

Appointment sheets will be given to students during the previous week.


Prize Giving 16thDecember 2016


At the British School of Tenerife, we are proud of our students and their achievements and we feel it is important to honour their successes by holding an annual Prize Giving ceremony. This year the ceremony was held at the Conference Centre in the Old Casino in Parque Taoro. It was such a pleasure to have the event in such beautiful surroundings
This is our opportunity to formally hand our students their examination certificates and to congratulate them. We also recognise those students who have made a continued effort throughout their studies in order to achieve their qualifications. This year’s special awards are :


The Connolly Award for Determined Effort in IGCSE 2016 Anna Bella Theisen

The Simmonds Award for Determined Effort in A Levels 2016 Laura María Córdoba Oliva

Bernard & Richard Yeoward Award for Academic Excellence in IGCSE 2016 Gabriel Felipe Pérez Góngora

The Linklater Award for Academic Excellence in A levels 2016 Jan Dienstl

  

 

 

 

Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards


Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards are a group of awards issued by the Cambridge International Examinations which recognise exceptional learner achievement in Cambridge examinations around the world.
These outstanding results are recognized by employers and institutions around the world as proof of academic excellence.
There are more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries worldwide and approximately 53 schools in Spain offer Cambridge exams.
Following the Cambridge exams at our school in June 2016, the following students have achieved special recognition.

The first award is called Top in Spain and is awarded to learners who have gained the highest standard mark in the country for a single subject.
(June 2016) A Level Business : Jan Dienstl
(June 2016) A level Art and Design : Joshua Raúl Gorroño Chapman


The next award is called Top in the World and is awarded to learners who have gained the highest standard mark in the world for a single subject. Here, at the British School of Tenerife, we have several students who all achieved exactly the same high standard in a particular subject and so will receive equal recognition.
(June 2016) IGCSE Spanish : Ana Vich Cólogan
(June 2016) IGCSE Spanish : Oliver Reid Vega
(June 2016) IGCSE Spanish : Sofía González Llanos
Congratulations to all these students !

 


Year 11 Visit to AEMET


As part of the Physics classes, Year 11 students went on an excursion to Santa Cruz on Friday, November 25th. They visited the Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) where they had the opportunity to learn about weather predictions and the different instruments the meteorologists use to obtain all the necessary data for their predictions.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9 visit to Guimerá Theatre and Museum, Santa Cruz


Year 9 students, accompanied by Miss Paterson and Miss Kirk visited Guimera Theatre to see a jazz concert and then visited the Museum of Nature and Man in Santa Cruz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talk from National Police

The staff and students at The British School of Tenerife were very fortunate to have visits in November from Beatriz and Iván from the National Police Department who gave some very informative talks about school bullying.

The students showed interest and were very responsive to the talks.

 

 

 

 

Carol Concert Years 7,8 and 9


The concert was held on 20th December at Santo Domingo Church in La Orotava. Many thanks to Jessica Paterson for all the time and effort dedicated to putting on such a wonderful concert which was enjoyed by all. Many thanks also to our special guest, Mr Chris Darby from UK, who accompanied the choir to sing a wonderful song which he had composed himself.

 

 

 

Year 7 Geography Competition


Year 7 Geography students worked on projects about Africa this term.
The winners of the competition were: 1st María 2nd Carlota 3rd Chelsy

 

 

 

 

School Production : Bugsy Malone


Students from Years 8 and 9 will be performing in an exciting school production of Bugsy Malone which is to be held at La Casa de la Cultura in Los Realejos. There will be two performances. Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January. Tickets will be on sale after the Christmas holidays.

 

 

 IMPORTANT NOTICES !!


Mobile phones and Smartwatches
Parents are reminded that the use of mobile phones is prohibited on the school premises. Smart watches are also forbidden in school.

 

 

 

 

Uniform
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 the date has expired.

 

 

 

 

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year !

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2016 Secondary Newsletter

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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

 

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          News:

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. 

 

 

 

Uniform

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.

October 2016 Newsletter

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PRIMARY NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2016

 

EARLY YEARS NEWS

 

All Early Years children have settled into their new classes. We have had 25 new playgroup children who started with us during the month of September and who are now happy and enjoying their new school. Here are some photos to show you what fun we have had in our first half term.

 

 

 

 

 

HARVEST

Father Alan from All Saints Church came to talk to the Primary pupils about how important their contributions would be for people in need in the local community. On Friday, 21st the food was collected and a car and a small van were filled with your generous contributions. The church wardens were extremely grateful and commented on how kind our school had been. Thank you as always for your collaboration.

 

 

 

YEAR 5 TRIP

Year 5 were extremely privileged to take part in a visit to the HUC hospital in La Laguna. They were invited by Alba (Year 5E)'s mum who is an ophthalmologist there.

Some children had casts put on their arms (temporarily!), they visited laboratories and the helicopter pad. Alba’s mum said that the children behaved impeccably and that it was an honour to have them.

 

 

BASKETBALL STUDENTS

Seven basketball students from the Bristol Academy of Sport in the UK came to train our Key Stage 2 pupils. As always this is a wonderful experience for both parties and our pupils thoroughly enjoyed it. They definitely "looked up" to the tall basketball students!!

 

 

 

 

YEAR 3

Year 3 pupils have had an exciting time watching the volcanoes they made erupt!

Thank you to Diasnay and her Mum for sending in 23 shoe boxes and resources to make a house for a guinea pig!

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN DISCO

Thank you to the School Council and Miss Simmonds for organising a Halloween disco for Years 5 and 6 after school. There was a dance competition won by Héctor, Carlota, Irene, Lucas, Carla and Edelyn and lots of fun was had. The disco raised 251€ to help people in Haiti.

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN FUN

Thank you to students from Year 7,8 and 9 for coming to La Luz on the last day before the holiday to tell their own spooky stories to Key Stage 2 pupils.

In the afternoon children enjoyed Halloween games in the playground.  

 

 

The next newsletter will be sent on 22nd December as from now on they will be half termly.

 

We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!

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