PRIMARY - LA LUZ
Year 1 pupils had a wonderful day at the Fire Station and Police Station in La Orotava as part of their topic "People who help us". They all had a ride in a fire engine, used the fire hoses and visited the police cells!
The Loro Park was the destination for Year 2 who have been learning about animals this term. They enjoyed a private viewing of the Orca whales and a leading trainer gave a very informative talk to the children and answered their questions. The day went so quickly and a great time was had by everyone.
We were very fortunate that the local Police visited La Luz site for 3 days to teach the pupils about the importance of Road Safety. They set up a truly impressive circuit in the Sports Hall and children had great fun riding their bicycles, scooters etc. They had to remember to read the "Stop!" signs and to stop at zebra crossings for any teachers crossing!
World Book Day
Pupils from Years 1 to 4 in La Luz and from Years 5 to 9 in Trinity worked in mixed age groups to celebrate World Book Day and they thoroughly enjoyed working collaboratively on book based activities with the aim of promoting a love of reading and of books.
Thank you very much to Güicho who entertained pupils from Nursery to Year 6 today with songs and stories.
After tough auditions the finalists battled it out today at the Talent Show. All the children in 1B sang to the very catchy "Happy" song. We were entertained with singing, piano, dancing, saxophone and guitar performances.
The winner was Gadea, from Year 6J, who impressed the audience playing the saxophone. She received the loudest applause and won tickets for the cinema.
KEY STAGE 3 -TRINITY SITE
DATES FOR MARCH/APRIL
Options: Y9 Option choices should be completed by Friday 11th April.
Excursion Tree Planting
This month's assembly was run by members of our school council. They also organised the entire event.
• The Year 9 members were in charge of printing and laminating all of the certificates.
• The Year 8 girls were in charge of writing all of the certificates.
• The Year 8 boys were in charge of leading the assembly and reading out all of the names.
• The Year 7 members were in charge of actually issuing the certificates and shaking the student's hands.
It was an extremely successful day and school council will continue to become more involved in school events in the near future.
February also saw another very exciting School Disco for students from Y7 to Y9. There was a very good turn out and a lot of money was raised for the upcoming Sixth Form Leavers Ball. As usual we would like to thank the teachers who attended for making this a safe and fun night and of course Mr Arthur for being our DJ for the evening. The students really enjoyed the night.
LAMDA EXAMS: 8th - 11th April
Across the senior school, 72 students are preparing for LAMDA examinations in both ‘Using Spoken English' and ‘Acting'. In April we are excited to be welcoming, for now the sixth year, an examiner from the UK who will come and watch our students perform their individual and paired performances and listen to their rehearsed speeches on a variety of topics. LAMDA stands for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and is in the top three drama schools in the UK. To work all the way through LAMDA qualifications is a real achievement and we wish all of our students the very best of luck in these examinations.
Bouncers performed at Trinity
WORLD BOOK DAY 27th February
On 27th February all of KS2 and KS3 combined forces for a project for World Book Day. 10 mixed groups from Y5 to Y9 actually created children's books. The event was a great exercise in team work and cooperation and it was fantastic to see so many students of different ages working together. Keep an eye on our website to see pictures of the event.
On the last day of this half term students from KS3 were given the opportunity to dress up in Carnival costumes and enjoy a parade around the playground. As always the students dressed in many different colours and outfits and some of the costumes showed great imagination.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter. Have a wonderful Carnival!
KEY STAGE 4 AND 5 NEWSLETTER
Talks at the BSTThis month we were very fortunate to have been able to offer a very interesting talk led by a member of the Policia Nacional to students at the Yeoward site who listened to some very interesting case studies about what would happen to young people if they were caught with drugs in their possession or if they are in the company of another young person in possession. Students were also informed about internet security and data protection issues with mobile phones and computer technology.
We are extremely grateful to the police for offering us the possibility of taking part in this programme.
Year 11 students attended a Sex Education Talk given by Mrs Maite Hernández García who is a leading midwife in the local Heath Centre and a parent of one of our Year 11 students. We are extremely grateful to her for dedicating her timeand effort to our students.
At school we try to offer our older students a range of career talks with the aim of informing them about possible options available for further educational studies. Two talks were offered this month,one for students interested in studying Digital Art and the second a leading Business University here in Spain, the IE University.
Parents afternoons for Y9 and 11
During the month, parents of students currently studying in Year 9 at the Trinity site and the students themselves visited the Yeoward site where they were given a guided tour of the facilities and attended a presentation about Years 10 and 11.
Parents and students from Year 11 were introduced to life in Sixth Form at the BST and were given details about subjects taught in this department.
I would like to thank Moises, the school's Head Boy for his assistance at both meetings.
Last Friday night Sixth Formers hosted a disco for students in Years 7 to 9. The disco was held at the Yeoward site and monies raised will go towards the Sixth Form Leavers' Ball to be held in June. The young students had a wonderful time dancing to music played by Mr Arthur.
A photographer visited our school on three occasions this month to take photos for our new school website. The Board of Governors is currently putting a lot of time and effort into this project.
Table tennis championship
At break times and lunch times students at the Yeoward site have participated in a Table Tennis Championship which was won by Antonio Suárez Alonsoin Year 11. He was presented with a trophy at today's assembly.
Our Deputy Head Boy, Carlos has taken the initiative of setting up a Music/Singing Club at the school. Carlos used his persuasive skills to convince Madame Le Guillou, the French teacher, who is also a trained music teacher to lead lunchtime sessions in singing for interested students. Well done Carlos!
Carnival and Assembly at the Yeoward site
This year was the first time for many students at the Upper School to be given the opportunities of celebrating Carnival. Some students participated in a Carnival Hat Competition and Mr Arthur livened up the playground with music at lunchtime. Before the end of the school day an assembly organised by Mrs McAlees was held.
At the assembly certificates were presented to students for their hard work and achievements over the past half-term.
We are very excited about a special visit which has been arranged for mid March for BST Biology students to the University Hospital in La Laguna. Our students will get an opportunity to spend three hours watching different departments at work and listening to talks delivered by doctors and nurses.We would like to thank Dr Helena Hernández Rodríguez a surgeon at the hospital and a member of the school's Board of Governors for giving our students this incredible opportunity. We will include a full report on the visit in our March Newsletter.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletter!