Interesting News

School is open today Wednesday 19th November.
KS4 & KS5 Timetables of Mock Exams December 2014 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
Examinations December 2014 In December, the Senior School students in Years 10 -13 will be taking exams. For Years 11-13 these are known as Mock Exams as...

A huge thank you for your generous contributions to the Anglican church's Harvest collection. The vicar came to La Luz and Trinity sites to collect the food and talk to the children about the local people who would benefit.

Open Afternoons
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the Open Afternoons this month, this year had record attendance!
I am sure that you enjoyed seeing your children in their classrooms and looking at the work they have been doing so far in the new school year. The pupils were very proud to show you their books and their work on display.

School Council
Well done to the newly elected members of the School Council in Years 5 and 6.They are the voice of the other children. They listen to ideas on how to improve our school, then meet to decide on how to implement these changes by writing letters or speaking to the appropriate people.

5M Victoria and Gabriel
5S Eduardo and Marta
6M Jasper and Anna
6J Sergio and Daniela

Primary pupils enjoyed dressing up and playing Halloween themed games such as apple bobbing, pin the tail on the cat or wolf, knocking Halloween skittles down and passing the pumpkin.


Early Years
The Playgroup and Nursery children have been making red jelly with spiders and black spaghetti with lots of disgusting creatures getting ready for Halloween. The Nursery classes also made a haunted house in the early years music hall and it was very scary but lots of fun. All the classrooms are decorated with Halloween decorations that the children have made and they look very scary...........oooooooohh!!!! The children in Early Years had a wonderful time in the Halloween parade this morning. A big thank you to all the parents that came.


Year 5 news
As part of their Healthy Living science topic, Year 5 had a new teacher last term: Alba from class 5M. She explained in detail how the heart works and demonstrated her knowledge by using two pig hearts labelled for the children. The classes were able to see a mammal's heart, touch it and gain a clearer understanding of how the heart functions and asked some thoughtful questions. Thank you Alba - it is no surprise she wishes to be doctor when she is older.
Year 5 visited an ecological farm, ‘El Carretón' in Valle de Güimar and enjoyed learning all about the indigenous animals, plants, fauna and geology. The children fed some of the animals, watched a sheep being milked and took a tractor ride. Sara, Catalina and Emma (5M) were all pleased their class was able to rescue a chicken with a broken wing when it was attacked by a rooster: It had a safe journey to the vet by tractor!

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We are very proud of the poetry children write in the Primary section of the school which demonstrates their creative ideas and carefully chosen vocabulary. Some examples of recent poetry are:-


Happiness is yellow
Happiness smells like a baby cat
It feels like feathers
It sounds like love
It looks like presents
It tastes like chocolate

By Stanley Year 1B


Happiness is yellow
Happiness tastes like an apple
It smells like flowers
It feels like a bed
It sounds like music
It looks like a rabbit

By Irene 1M


Bony skeleton,
Happy dance in the night,
Making the people laugh,
Scared of the light,
Funny skeleton

By Jack Year 3S

Halloween Acrostic

Halloween pumpkins
Ants in the house
Lightning strikes
Long tarantula legs
Octopuses on the roof
Wasps on people ́s faces
Evil zombies
Evil people
Naughty children

By Mia and Daniella 3Z


The sun is a sparkling joyful eye,
Giving a smile to lots of faces.
The flowers glow brightly,
And the fruit grows proudly.
Birds twit a happy song.
The bright blue sky,
Gives us a smile.
But suddenly,
Leaves fall and rabbits hide in their holes.



The winter comes with a blow of wind,
Covers the garden with a white duvet.
Sheets of ice like transparent glass.
The sky is as grey and cloudy as a dirty floor, The sun begins to melt all the landscape
And soon a river of water hangs below our feet.


By Lucía and Anna Year 6M

In the land of the smiley cat

I saw a turtle as fast as a cheetah,
A desert full of snow,
And a sea of rainbows
In the land of the smiley cat.

I watched a banana eating a monkey, A cow on a tree,
And a cloud of diamonds,
In the land of the smiley cat.

I found a wet sky
A golden sea,
And a talking book,
In the land of the smiley cat .

I saw a river race,
An m&ms ocean,
And a cactus on the ice,
In the land of the smiley cat.

I saw honey eating a bear,
A fish catching a shark,
And popcorn watching a film,
In the land of the smiley cat.

I found a pencil case made of chocolate,
A poem made of snow,
And a tree made of clouds,
In the land of the smiley cat.

By Angela, Lucía & Celia Year 6J

We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!


Second half of term starts on 3 November
Mayco Activity Day Tuesday 11th November
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 reoports 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.


Music News
Practise is well under way for the musical entertainment for Prize Giving day this year. Year 8 and Year 9 have been invited to perform at the event and will be having extra music lessons during their Tutorial Periods next month.
We wish them good luck and look forward to the big event in December.

Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival was extremely successful again this year with students and parents donating large amounts of food to the three sites for the Vicar of The British Church to collect.


The Vicar attended the Trinity site on Monday 13 October to collect the food and thank the students, and explain how the food would be distributed.
Thank you for you again for your generosity.


We are delighted to announce that the school youth theatre, TYPT, has just secured its first visit from a specialist arts practitioner from the UK. Janet Lawson is a certified instructor of stage combat from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC).
Janet will be here in school with us for three days. During these three days she will be delivering workshops to over 120 of our students across the whole school, from year 1 to year 12. The workshops will be for everyone who is a member of the school youth theatre but will also incorporate some of our Key Stage Four and Five drama students, many of whom are previous members.
You may wish to research The British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat by visiting their website www.bassc.org.



Poppy Appeal
This week saw the launch of the 2014 Poppy Appeal at The BST. The remembrance poppy (a Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914-1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the former British Empire: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed in all conflicts since 1914. There, small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing for a few weeks until Remembrance Day/Armistice Day (11 November). Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials.


The poppies will also be available for sale from school after half term. They are a minimum of 1 euro. We will have one minute's silence to remeber those who have died in battle, at 11:00 o'clock on the 11th day of the 11th month (Novemebr) which is when World War 1 officially ended.

We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!

October 2014
Key stage 4 and 5 NEWSLETTER
Yeoward site

Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputies of the BST
Students at the Yeoward site held elections for the prestigious positions of Head Boy and Head Girl and for Deputy Head Boy and Girl. There were many candidates for the positions and students at the site were canvassed for votes. Election officials, made up of members of the Student Council representatives, ensured that voting was carried out in a professional manner.
Last week the winners were announced at a special assembly held with students and staff. The results, for the majority of candidates were close, however, Jan DienstlYear 12, was the clear choice for Head Boy and Laura KnapenAlmeida Year 13, for Head Girl. Jan and Laura will share their responsibilities with Deputy Head Boy, Joshua Gorroño ChapmanYear 12, and Deputy Head Girl, Alba de León Edo from Year 13. Congratulations to these students! I am sure they will take their responsibilities very seriously.
I would like to thank Mrs McAlees for organising the elections.
I would also like to thank Moises and Anna Tango for all the work they did last year as Head Boy and Head Girl and to Carlos and Ana Salamanca their deputies.


From left to right: Alba, Laura, Jan and Josh

Harvest festival
Thank you to those parents who donated food to the Harvest Festival Collection. There are many people living on the island who are experiencing very difficult times and your generosity will make a difference to them.

Informative Meetings
In October we held informative meetings with parents of students in Year 10, 11 and 12. I would like to thank those parents who attended and I hope you found the information given useful.

Saatchi art competition
Following the success at AS and IGCSE level of year 12 and 13 students Josh G.C., Lea, Emma and Denise who achieved grade A* and A for their artwork, Ms Chapman has decided to enter the prestigious Saatchi art competition this year. The annual competition is open to British schools at home and abroad for pupils up to the age of 18, and offers a first prize of 10,000 pounds to the art department of the winning school and a cash prize of 2,000 pounds to the winning student. There are runners up prizes and 23 runners up have their work exhibited alongside the winner in London at the famous Saatchi art gallery.
The work has been uploaded onto the Saatchi website and will be judged in the new year. Our pictures and further information about the Saatchi competition can be found on this link http://www.saatchigallery.com/portfolio/
Good luck to all our participants!


Table-tennis Tournament
This half term, the senior students at the Yeoward site had been busy participating in a knockout tournament of table-tennis during the breaks and lunchtimes. Years 10 and 11 held their own competition and the final was played between Borja and Fabio on Tuesday. The result was so close and Fabio was the winner.
On the same day, the Year 12/13 final also took place between Daniel Ramos and Josh Astley. The match was well supported by all the students and the eventual winner was Dani.

On Wednesday we held the Senior Championship final between the two winners, Dani and Fabio. Cheering supporters gathered in the playground at lunchtime to watch a very fast and skilful game between these two talented players. Again the tension mounted after Fabio had won the first game 11-1. Dani fought back during the second game to bring the scores really close. However, he was unable to beat Fabio who became the Senior Table-tennis Champion after winning the second game 17-15. Well done Fabio! Thanks to all the competitors who participated.


Table tennis champions


Half-Term Holiday
Today students and teachers break for half-term. School resumes again on Monday 3rd November.

We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter!

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