ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
I must begin this week’s newsletter by thanking you all for your full support on our quest to improve attendance and punctuality in the school. Only one car in the first two days attempted to enter the school when the main gates were closed at 9.05 am!
Congratulations to Year 8 KWN, the only class in the whole school where every pupil has had 100% attendance in the first two weeks!
School is already buzzing with all pupils settling into our Aloha routines.
FOUNDATION STAGE CAR PARK
Please can I ask the parents of Foundation Stage to bring in their children and then leave quickly so all the parents of FS have the opportunity to use the lower car park. Parents of Year 1 please note that the colour of the passes has been changed so that Juan the Concierge will politely remind you that this car park is not for your use.
How wonderful to see so many Aloha pupils turn up on Saturday 15 September at Cabopino to help clear the beach of plastics and litter. This is completely in line with our school efforts to become a fully recognised ECO school.
During the summer we have been reviewing and updating some of our school policies. We have put them on the website for any parent who wishes to read them. Please note that the policies of the school are official and have to be adhered to by all governors, staff, parents and pupils of Aloha College.
PACKED LUNCH ON TRIPS
Please note that students who do NOT have school meals will be required to bring their own packed lunch when going on a school trip. If you would like to order one from school, please contact the Administration office in advance.
Thank you again for your patience with our hiccups in the registration in SchoolsBuddy platform for the new Curriculum Enrichment Programme. We think we have almost ironed out all problems.
I hope you like the new modernised format of our newsletter. Please continue to read below messages from our two Heads of Section, Mrs Salmon (Primary) and Mr Escobar (Secondary).
Hope you have a lovely peaceful weekend with your families.
Our target last week was RESPECT and this week CARE, therefore I was delighted to be notified that Aloha pupils displayed both of these values last weekend in Cabopino and in the Puerto Deportivo in Marbella. Many Primary pupils took part in a beach clean-up event in a bid to save our seas and wildlife from pollution, waste and possible extinction. Congratulations and thank you to all involved.
Still with the Beach theme, it was a pleasure to see so many families enjoying our White BBQ Party yesterday evening at Bono Beach.
Part of the children’s everyday learning here at Aloha is knowing the difference between good and bad choices and how this affects their relationship with others. Another of our school values which also affects this is HONESTY, and this is the target for next week.
Scholastic Book Club – Your child have brought home a Scholastic Book Club magazine this week. You can browse the books at leisure on the website Scholastic and, if you see anything you or your children like, place your order by Friday 28 September. For every €1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20 cents in Scholastic Rewards. Books will be delivered to the school and distributed to your child.
CEP/ After-School Activities – NO MORE CHANGES ALLOWED
Please read the CEP Behavioural Agreement 2018-2019 with your children.
Next week’s target is: HONESTY
Talk Homework: What does being honest mean and why is this important?
Last Monday, I asked one of our Year 12 students about the start of the new academic year. I wanted to know how the Sixth Form had started and if he had found any difficulties within the first few weeks of term. His response has made me think for several days thus becoming the main topic of this week’s newsletter.
The student told me that everything was so different from last year and how unhappy he was because he would not have time to enjoy his personal interests. He felt frustration and fear of the unknown. When he finished his explanation I said:
“It is great that you feel frustrated”.
We live in an era where we get frustrated if we don’t get what we want right away. The issue is that young people don’t experience this emotion because we, as adults, don’t want to see our children being upset and instinctively try to protect them from this.
Frustration can be a positive emotion if you know how to handle it.
Let us learn and teach how to deal with frustration!