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PRIMARY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2014

DATES FOR OCTOBER
  • Photographer - Early Years Tuesday, 21st October
  • Years 1 to 4 Wednesday, 22nd October (Please can pupils in 2C and 3Z wear normal NOT PE uniform on this day)
  • Years 5 and 6 Thursday, 23rd October
  • Harvest Collection: 6th - 10th October
  • Halloween - 24th October All children may come to school in a Halloween costume. There will be a parade in Early Years at 9.30am. There will be Halloween themed games organised in the playgrounds at Trinity during playtimes and La Luz in the afternoon.
  • Half Term: 27th - 31st October

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
  • Early Years - Thursday, 18th December 9.30
  • Year 1 and 2 -Tuesday, 16th 14.00
  • Year 3 and 4 - Wednesday, 17th 14.00
  • Year 5 and 6 - Thursday, 18th December 14.00 (In the British Church, Taoro)

INVITATIONS TO YOUR CHILD'S CLASS
We want you to feel welcome to come into school and to see what your child is doing: We are holding "open afternoons" in October which give you the opportunity to visit your child's classroom, to work alongside your child, to see them in their school environment and to look at the work they have been doing.
Years 3 and 4 Tuesday, 7th October from 13.45 Years 1 and 2 Wednesday, 8th October from 13.15 Years 5 and 6 Friday, 10th October from 13.00
Also there will be a week in November from 10th to 14th when you are welcome to come into the classroom when school has finished and you pick up your child to look at their books with them. We think this is a good way for you to see what kinds of things your child is learning about and an opportunity for your children to show you what work they feel proud of.

PARENT MEETINGS
Individual meetings with parents will be during the week commencing 1st December. A list will be on the classroom door for you to choose a time slot to talk to your child's teacher from the 17th November.

EARLY YEARS NEWS
Lots of new children joined our school in September in the Playgroup and Nursery classes as well as some in Reception. They have settled into school routines very well and are happy playing and learning with their new friends.
Parents are welcome to stay on a Friday morning to watch the Early Years assembly at 9.00am when all the children gather together in their playground.

TYPT
The Tenerife Young People's Theatre started once again this month at the Trinity Site for students in Years 5 - 9. However, this term sees the growth of the club which now also runs on a Thursday for our younger pupils from Years 1 to 4 at the La Luz site. Studying Drama enriches students ́ development in countless ways, including increasing their confidence, self- awareness, focus, language development and self-expression. It also creates a sense of community amongst those involved in theatrical projects and enhances their ability to work to deadlines.

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MUSIC NEWS
This month we were lucky to have some professional musicians visit the school to teach some skills to some of our students. They focused on playing the electric guitar and drums. The pupils had a fantastic time and we would like to thank Miss Paterson for organising yet another fun day, and Jose Pablo Gallego and Fran Salazar for giving up their time for our students.

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ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
On Friday 12th September, many of the teachers at the B.S.T. participated in the infamous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and raised an impressive 960 Euros for charity. Thank you so much to all of the students and parents for their contributions.
Half of the money raised will be sent to MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and the other half will be donated to a local cancer charity, Km Solidario. If you would like to know more about Motor Neurone Disease please follow this link:


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HARVEST FESTIVAL
As Harvest Festival is approaching, we would like to collect non-perishable food items at each school site between the 6th and 10th October. The vicar at All Saints Church will be responsible for distributing food parcels to those in need in our local area.
Last year the generosity of parents was incredible and the amount of food collected was truly staggering. We appreciate your support again and know that it will make a real difference to those who need it.
Thank you very much.

YEAR 6 BEACH TRIP
Year 6 pupils had a truly wonderful day at Playa Jardín to complement their work in Science and Geography.
They had great fun in the rock pools investigating the way animals adapt to their habitats and they asked tourists a questionnaire about their opinions of Puerto de La Cruz.
Thank you to all the family members who accompanied the teachers on this excursion.


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ART NEWS
I am delighted to inform you that our Senior Art Department has won another prestigious competition.
First place in the 15-18 year old category in the 'Space Art' competition of the Starmus Festival was awarded jointly to two of our students, Josh Chapman and Andrea Genovart Llanos.
Josh and Andrea will meet astronauts and cosmonauts and attend the event where Steven Hawking is speaking to receive their awards.

We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!

KEY STAGE 3 NEWSLETTER 1 -TRINITY SITE SEPTEMBER 2014

DATES FOR OCTOBER
  • School Photos for Trinity Site Thursday 23rd October
  • Harvest Collection: 6th - 10th October
  • Half Term: 27th - 31st October
Other important dates for this year
  • December exam dates: 1st - 5th December. A timetable will be given to your son/daughter one month before the exams.
  • KS3 (Y7 - Y9) Christmas shows: 11th and 12th December. Letters will be given out closer to the time to explain details.
  • The first reports will be issued on the last day of term; 19th December (School finishes at 12:00). They will consist of grades and exam percentages along with Tutor comments.
  • Parents' evening will be in the first full week of the new term on... Tuesday 13th January, 7 (1), 8 (1), and 9 (1) Thursday 15th January 7 (2), 8 (2) and 9 (2). This is to discuss the reports and plans for the middle term.

OTHER NEWS TYPT
The Tenerife Young People's Theatre started once again this month at The Trinity Site for students in Years 5 - 9. However, this term sees the growth of the club which now also runs on a Thursday for our younger students at The La Luz site. Studying Drama enriches students ́ development in countless ways, including increasing their confidence, self-awareness, focus, language development and self- expression. It also creates a sense of community amongst those involved in theatrical projects and enhances their ability to work to deadlines.

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Excursions
Mayco
Every year, Year 9 have an exchange programme with The Mayco School. Their students come to our school for the day and later in the year our students go to theirs. This is a great opportunity for students to interact, make new friends and participate in various activities. This term, Mayco School will be coming to us and we have hired out the Sports Centre for the day to participate in various sports, games and Drama activities. A letter will be sent out closer to the date to remind students to wear sports kit on that day.

Whole school Robotix Demonstration
This month we welcomed the Robotix team to generate interest in our after school club. Students seemed fascinated with the robots and information sheets were handed out for reference.

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Music News
This month we were lucky to have some professional musicians visit the school to teach some skills to some of our students. They focused on playing the electric guitar and drums. The students had a fantastic time and we would like to thank Miss Paterson for organising yet another fun day, and Jose Pablo Gallego and Fran Salazar for giving up their time for our students

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Ice Bucket Challenge
On Friday 12th September, many of the teachers at the B.S.T. participated in the infamous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and raised an impressive 935 Euros for charity. Thank you so much to all of the students and parents for their contributions, and of course the teachers, who paid 10 Euros each to be doused in icy water!
The money raised will be sent to MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association. If you would like to know more about Motor Neurone Disease please follow this link:


Harvest Festival
As Harvest Festival is approaching, we would like to collect non-perishable food items at each school site between the 6th and 10th October. The vicar at All Saints Church will be responsible for distributing food parcels to those in need in our local area.
Last year the generosity of parents was incredible and the amount of food collected was truly staggering. We appreciate your support again and know that it will make a real difference to those who need it.
Thank you very much.

Art News
I am delighted to inform you that our Art Department has won another prestigious competition.
First place in the 15-18 year old category in the 'Space Art' competition of the Starmus Festival was awarded jointly to two of our students, Josh Chapman and Andrea Genovart Llanos.
Congratulations to Josh and Andrea and to our Art teacher Annie Chapman.
Annie has been invited to display all of our Year 11 entries for the space art competition in the festival.
Josh and Andrea will meet astronauts and cosmonauts and attend the event where Steven Hawking is speaking to receive their awards.

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House Captains
We are happy to announce the house captains for this year who will help in general sporting events and activities around the school.
Teide: Constanza and Adan
Taburiente: Claudia S and Guillermo
Timanfaya: Miguel and Tomas
Tindaya: Sara and Juan Carlos

We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!

KEY STAGE 4 NEWSLETTER 1 -YEOWARD SITE SEPTEMBER 2014

Dates for October

Harvest Collection: 6th - 10th October.
Tuesday 8th October 3.15 - informative meeting about IGCSE/GCSE examinations for parents of students in Year 11
Wednesday 8th October at 3pm - informative meeting for parents of students in Year 10.
Wednesday 15th October at 3pm- informative meeting for parents of students in Year 12
University Day - Thursday 23rd October.
The school photographer will be at the Yeoward site on Friday 24th October.
Half Term: 27th - 31st October.

Other important dates for this year

December exam dates -Tuesday 9th to Tuesday 16th December.
Following the Christmas holidays, parents will receive reports and exam results.


Ice Bucket Challange

On Friday 12th September, many of the teachers at the B.S.T. participated in the infamous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and raised an impressive 960 Euros for charity. Thank you to all of the students and parents for their contributions.

Half of the money raised will be sent to MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and the other half will be donated to a local cancer charity, Km Solidario. If you would like to know more about Motor Neurone Disease please follow this link:

Harvest Festival

As Harvest Festival is approaching, we would like to collect non-perishable food items at each school site between the 6th and 10th October. The vicar at All Saints Church will be responsible for distributing food parcels to those in need in our local area.
Last year the generosity of parents was incredible and the amount of food collected was truly staggering. We appreciate your support again and know that it will make a real difference to those who need it.

Latest news from a micro-world!

On Monday 22nd of September, the Biology department organised a trip for students of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Science in the Spanish system. The group visited the new centre SEGAI(part of the University of La Laguna) which houses the Electron Microscope and other imaging techniques. Dr. Elena Santos and Don Juan spent several hours explaining to our students, about electron microscopy techniques and their applications in science and medicine.
This was a fascinating visit and one which has made a difference, in the past to the life of at least one student at BST who chose to do Nanotechnology in the UK after a similar visit to the centre.

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Art Department-Winners Again!

Year 12 BST students Joshua Gorroño Chapman and Andrea Genovart Llanos, currently studying AS Art at the British school, have won joint first prize in the 15-18 year old category of the prestigious Space Art competition for schools. Their selected work was presented as a series of illustrations for the famous song "Space Oddity" by David Bowie and each created a ‘storyboard' in differing formats but with well researched and detailed paintings and text.

Other BST pupils from Years 11 and 12 produced some space art using spray cans and paint tins to produce a series of stunning colourful artwork. The Starmus judges were so impressed that they requested the whole collection of student work to be included as part of the Starmus exhibition along with the winners of the competition.

Josh and Andrea were invited to the Auditorio in Santa Cruz on Saturday 27th September to see Stephen Hawking and receive their prize, a book of the event, from Russian Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

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Andrea and Josh at the Starmus festival.
University Day

On Thursday 23rd October the school will host a university day at the Yeoward site. The event will start at 3pm and finish at 4.30pm. This is a great opportunity for both students and parents to chat with representatives from different universities and to find out concrete information about courses. Nearer the day parents will be informed about the universities attending.

Student Council News

We have a new School Council in the Upper School, with some old representatives and some new.


10(1)Anna and Alexandra
10(2) Jaime, Oliver and Ana
11(1) Shamil and Borja.
11(2) Enrique and Marvin.
Y12 Jan, Namy and Josh.
Y13 Laura, Moises, Lea, and Alba.


Among topics discussed at our first meeting were: the end of year School Trip, Activities Week, the Leavers´ Ball and assemblies. The first task for the Year 10 and 11 representatives will be to organise and run the vote for the positions of Head Boy and Girl. There is a very high standard of entry for these prestigious positions.

The year 12 and 13 representatives will have the important task of organising this year´s Leavers´ Ball.
The School Council is an excellent way for students to have a say in the running of the school, especially with extra-curricular activites.

 

We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!
 
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