Parent Newsletter April 2023

Dear parents,

I hope you enjoyed your Easter holidays and are all already for the last two months of this academic year.

Year 11s and Year 13s have started their public exams, we wish them all the best and hope all their hard work gains them the results they deserve.

Mr Escobar and I had an assembly with them on their last official day at school, where they had organised fun different activities, hence why you may have seen the “Se Vende” sign on the school gate!! Just to confirm, our school is not for sale!!


What a fantastic week, the students enjoyed listening to our visiting authors, and had the opportunity to dress up as a “word” – there were some interesting costumes. A special mention to Ms Celine, Katy Fitzgerald and Ascension Corral for organising this event.

Primary Parents Evening

This week face to face meetings have been held with the children’s class teacher as well as their Spanish teacher, it was lovely to chat with some very happy, proud parents.


We have many events planned for this term, including a Family Fun Day, which will be organised by our Aloha College Parents’ Society, more details to follow. Please reserve Saturday 3 June in your diaries. It is going to be another great event.

Miss Anna

Congratulations to Miss Anna (Nursery teacher) who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this week.

Please remember that there is no school on Monday 1 May due to a bank holiday.

Have a lovely long weekend.


And just like that, it is May.  They say time flies when you´re having fun and the year is certainly flying by. The Primary School continues to be a hive of activity with lots of enrichment activities taking place in addition to classroom-based learning.

Just before we finished for the Spring Break, we took part in a Spring Bonnet parade as well as an Easter Egg Hunt. The children looked amazing with their fantastic hats – we really do have some creative children (and parents). Thank you to the Aloha Parents Society for all their efforts in making this happen.

As we returned from the Spring Break, we were straight into World Book Day. We had two visiting authors, special library sessions and lots of opportunities to share our reading. The week ended with a “dress up day” where we all dressed up as an environment word. Again, some superb outfits and some very clever ones too!


As we have started the Summer Term, we entered the School Trip season. Already we have had trips for EYFS, and Years 3, 4 and 5 trips too. Next week, we see the Year 6 children head off on the Doñana Residential trip and there are more trips ahead for each year group – please keep your eye out for details via email.

As the temperatures begin to rise, please do make sure your children have a sun-hat and a water bottle with them in school, and please apply suncream in the morning too.


‘Student Eye’

Introducing a new feature, an article written by our students from Newspaper Club. This month, we feature Robert Koszlajda’s article entitled “Climate Change: What it Means for an Average Citizen”. Please follow this link, we hope you enjoy it!

Book week

The English and Spanish Departments recently ran a book week with many activities connected to reading. We held quizzes, a bake sale, a writing competition, a breakfast book club and many other activities. The importance of reading to feed the mind can never be underestimated and, as teachers, we need the help of you at home to support us. Many children stop reading for pleasure and this has a knock on effect on their entire education. A reader is a lifelong learner, which I am sure we all agree is a good thing. 

PP reward

On the 30th of March, Pupil Profile Winners students went on an exciting trip to Benalmádena and enjoyed a whole day of teamwork games and activities. Some of the highlights were the escape rooms competition, the laser tag battle and a delicious ice cream down the coast! We are proud of our students’ achievements and this was a fantastic way of celebrating their commitment and dedication to learning and school. We are looking forward to repeating this experience soon!

Staff v student match ⚽ Year 13 last day of school

As tradition now dictates, the Y13 leavers challenged the ACM teachers to the annual football match as part of their last day celebrations.  In attendance at lunchtime were around 200 of the secondary students cheering on the teams.

The game started off dominating, with Alexey Gudkov unleashing an unstoppable top corner effort from around 25m to make the score 1-0. The teachers rallied and pulled level with Mr Wade poking home from close range after a saved free kick. Mr Jara unbelievably made it 2-1 to the teachers with a fantastic team effort, with the tireless work of Manu N’Golo Alvarez in midfield and the defensive solidity of Mr Toal as center back.

The second half saw the students pull level with a close range effort by Ginés García. The teachers then put the game beyond the reach of the students when referee Mr Morillas awarded a penalty well dispatched by Mr Moreno to make the final score 3-2 to the staff.

A momentous game and played in the correct spirit of competitive fairness.