As you read this newsletter you will be skiing in Sierra Nevada, returning to your home country to visit relations or simply (like me) relaxing in your home with your family. Whatever you are doing enjoy the rest after a very busy, successful half term.
Following the Annual Parents’ Assembly held last Thursday, I am delighted to announce the re-election of Macarena Pérez Dolset as a member of the Board of Trustees. Mrs Perez devotes a lot of her personal time to support the Chair and management of the school.
I had great expectations for the Secondary School performance “Great Expectations” held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings last week. It was truly outstanding. The 11 pupils performed with energy, effort and professionalism, they remembered long and difficult text. I was in awe of their talents. Thank you to Oscar Vigdal, Florence Sargent, Phoebe Keely-Thomas, Lauren Heath, Janis Fortsmanis, Marcus Elizondo-Darwin, Poppy Holmes, Shailin Katebiyan, Danila Yakushev, Jenny Stender and Molly Karlsson. Congratulations to you all.
Our gratitude also goes to Mr Sharp and Miss Thompson, the performance directors, and all the staff who supported them with costumes and props; Mrs Moore, Miss Wain and Mrs Perez. We salute our technician, Esteban, and Alisa our make-up artist for their support. Esteban, our expert technician from Year 13, and Alisa Polyak the assistant stage manager, we salute you both for your tremendous support. Ms Williams, Sofie Axen, Sofia Zaripova y Olga Okhotinskaya were in charge of the amazing make-up.
Thank you to Don Sebastian, Don Angel, Miss Bailey and Miss Shufflebottom for organising a brilliant ski trip with Year 6 pupils. You all did us proud! I have been told that some pupils will be ready for the next Winter Olympics!
DÍA DE ANDALUCÍA
Yesterday our children partook of Andalucia’s typical energising breakfast of bread and olive oil. I hope our parents enjoyed tasting the different varieties.
The day finished with a wonderful Spanish assembly – thank you to all those who participated.
We have received 4 proposals from our parents, which will now go to the charity committee. We will let you know the outcome in the next newsletter. Thank you to all the parents concerned for taking the time to present your letters.
Please keep Ramsey in your thoughts during the holiday period.
Have a lovely half-term holiday and come back rested and raring to go on Monday 4 March!
(Our next Newsletter will be Saturday 9 March).
You have probably heard the words “Fantastic Walking” and Responsibility a lot this week. Monday’s assembly was a reminder of our aim to help our children understand the reasons behind good and bad choices and to encourage them to become more responsible for their behaviour and actions. Part of this is “Fantastic Walking” and the children have risen to this challenge brilliantly, especially Key Stage 2 who have shown there is no need for the time-consuming lining up routine at the end of breaks! One whistle and it is “Walking not Talking” all the way back to class.
Children are also being challenged to become more responsible in these 5 areas:
Helping others, independent thinking, being organised, ignoring distractions, going above and beyond. As part of our home-school partnership it will be really beneficial for the children if you continue to promote these at home as RESPONSIBILITY is our target now until Easter.
49 Year 6 pupils with Don Sebastián, Don Angel, Miss Bailey and Miss Shufflebottom enjoyed 3 days in Sierra Nevada at the start of the week. According to all their teachers and monitors, their behaviour and attitude throughout was outstanding. Congratulations everyone.
Year 3 and Year 4 visited Planeta Explora on separate days to take part in scientific workshops focusing on scientific changes in the Earth and its atmosphere carrying out some very exciting experiments such as ‘erupting volcanoes’.
Yesterday Year 2 treated us to a vibrant sample of Spanish culture and language in our traditional Día de Andalucía assembly. Thank you to Don David for the excellent film involving clips from all the children.
Finally, have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 4 March.
Next target: RESPONSIBILITY
THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILDREN ARE
THE ROOTS OF RESPONSIBILITY
AND THE WINGS OF INDEPENDENCE
‘A word to the wise is enough’. Exactly 14 words have been used for this week’s newsletter, one for each member of the cast in ‘Great Expectations’. I wanted to highlight their performance with only one attribute that describes the character they played and, at the same time, their personality. I hope you agree with my choice. Amen!
I hope you have a good half term break.