This is not the start of the year we all wanted for sure but students and staff have once more embraced the challenges of online learning with uplifting results. Popping in to sessions shows students and staff being fully engaged and involved in lively discussions and learning. It is gratifying that students are becoming more independent this time around but I am aware of the stresses placed upon parents. Teachers are doing all they can to alleviate this and if your child needs more support in any way, please let us know.

Please let K Kate, our Chief Information Office, know if you experience any difficulties with technology . Thank you once again for your support.

It was super to see teachers and children coming together for the end of week ‘Celebration Assemblies’ with Mr Matt and Ms Jo. Here are some snippets of innovative online learning from Upper Key Stage Two.Early Years children have also been busy this week online. They enjoyed the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and went on to follow instructions of how to make bread. They developed many skills in literacy, maths, science and had a physical workout too with all that kneading. The results looked delicious. Ms Rachel.
Whole School Fitness Fun SessionOn Monday 11th January at 3:30pm, Mr Aaron alongside with other teachers will host our first whole school fitness ECA with a focus on moving our bodies and feeling good. This is a great way, not only to keep fit as a balance to screen time but it brings our whole school community together. This is for students, parents and staff.

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Y10, 11 and 12 Interim ReportsOur oldest students will receive their interim reports on February 1st. The reports will include comments and attainment levels to reflect the work completed so far in their IGCSE and IB studies.

IGCSE ExaminationsWe are in close communication with Cambridge International who have announced that they intend examinations to go ahead in May and June 2021. Our Year 11 students are highly motivated and are working very well online. We will continue to update students and parents about the examinations and arrangements.
image11¡Hola a todos! – some exciting news from last term.During the last week of the term, in our IB Spanish Classes, both Language B and Ab Initio, we were presented with the wonderful opportunity to meet fellow IB students all the way across the world in Cancún!

Ms Alicia was kindly able to get in touch with an IB Spanish teacher from El Colegio Británico de Cancún (The British School of Cancún), and arranged for a Zoom call. We were able to meet a handful of students who have generously offered to privately tutor us Spanish students as an IB CAS activity.

In our Language B Zoom call on Wednesday, we were able to engage in an interesting debate about the ‘Trump Wall’, it was rather intriguing to hear their points of view. As well as the debate, we shared Christmas traditions and were able to ask any questions we had about Cancún and Mexican culture.Fue muy divertido!Faye Y12