PARENT NEWSLETTER (18 – 22 MAR)

Dear Parents,

The warm weather has come suddenly and helps us to be so thankful for being able to live in such a beautiful place.

LOST PROPERTY

Believe it or not this is not a market stall but our school lost property box. It looks like this at the end of every day!!! There are items of uniform that have been unclaimed since January. We cannot continue to store this amount of lost property in school. If your child has lost anything please get them to check the box which is situated in the corner under the stairs opposite the main reception area.

PARENTS’ CONSULTATION EVENING: YEAR 8

85% of Year 8 parents supported consultation evening on Tuesday demonstrating the importance of the value of a good home school partnership – thank you parents for supporting your child.

FS2 ASSEMBLY

Another example of parental support this week was when the FS2 children all walked onto the stage to perform their excellent assembly entitled “Can we help you?” Well done to all of them, and in front of a packed hall!

SOCIAL MEDIA 

Very soon we will be informing you about the launch of our Twitter account, enabling you all to see news instantly and also the rest of the world to discover all that goes on in our busy school. Watch this space!

PARENT CHARITY

As promised in last week’s newsletter, I would like to inform you that at our recent meeting the charity committee decided that Aloha will support the recommendation submitted by Mrs Tye (Primary Parent).  This charity, known as “Collective Calling”, helps to provide education for less privileged students in Tanzania, East Africa. More details regarding their work will follow nearer the time of our charity day in May.  Thank you to all the parents who submitted proposals – and please remember you can re-submit your proposal for consideration next year if it was not successful this time.

SPORTING SUPERSTARS

Congratulations to some of our star sporting pupils who have achieved great success outside of school. Sophie Ergo (Year 9) became the Aloha Golf Junior Champion after playing monthly matches during 2018.  Another Aloha pupil, Christian Porter-Lourdon (Year 6), won the same accolade in the 9-hole category.

 

Superb success for Florence Sargent, Year 10, who has now gained a place in the Spanish national athletics championships. A definite future Olympian – Good luck, Florrie, in the Spanish nationals to be held in Barcelona.

Well done superstars!

 

 

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Elizabeth Batchelor

Principal


PRIMARY SCHOOL

Dear Parents,

We often hear in the media that children are becoming increasingly isolated in a digital world. It was refreshing therefore in Monday’s Assembly when Foundation Stage children reminded us of some of the people “who help us”, ranging from builders to teachers and lifeguards to fire fighters. They also reminded us that if we work hard we can be what we want to be, whether we are boys or girls. Many of these “traditional” jobs are changing rapidly in a digital world, but one thing doesn’t change – the feeling of pride and achievement when we have really helped another person. Therefore, this week the children have been asked to go “above and beyond” to be helpful.

 

  

  

  

On Wednesday selected Year 5 and Year 6 children represented Aloha College Marbella in the International Schools Football Competition hosted by Sotogrande.  Both boys and girls teams played outstandingly, with great team work and determination throughout. Congratulations to the girls’ team who came third overall.

 

 

Next target: RESPONSIBILITY (INDEPENDENT THINKING)
Talk Homework: If you could make up a new rule for the world what would it be? Why?

Your sincerely

Kathryn Salmon

Headteacher, Primary


SECONDARY SCHOOL

Dear Parents,

This week, on Thursday, we celebrated a very special day at our school. I am not talking about a birthday, anniversary or anything of the kind. We celebrated the importance of being irrational. Yes, you have read it correctly: IRRATIONAL!

I would never have thought that I would be writing a newsletter on this subject. I am sure that many of you will be thinking that Mr Escobar has lost the plot when I say that being irrational is important. In fact, there are countless benefits to being irrational. I will give you a few examples.

This great celebration is due to pi, one of the most studied numbers in the history of Mathematics. It is defined as irrational because of its infinite number of digits after the decimal point. Pi is fundamental in the study of lengths, areas and volumes of round objects to name just a few. Without pi, we would not be able to talk to SIRI or use our GPS. Aren’t those strong enough reasons to celebrate its existence?

Mathematics teachers, as well as other departments, have adapted the curriculum with activities where pi has been the central character in this special day.

No matter how much we think it is reason that supports us when making decisions, they sometimes are as irrational as pi. Research shows that the majority of thoughts that we have are subconscious and therefore not influenced by reason.

We are unavoidably irrational beings, and consequently better thinkers.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Francisco Escobar

Headteacher, Secondary

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