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PRIMARY NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2015


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

The school will be closed for a Fiesta on Monday, 2nd February (Ntra. Sra. de la Candelaria)

The school will also be closed for Half Term (Carnival week) Monday 16th February - Friday 20th February


EARLY YEARS NEWS

Welcome back to Katherine Tarpey to the Monkeys class after her maternity leave.

The children in Early Years are enjoying dinosaur themed activities eg. painting dinosaur eggs, making playdough fossils and hiding in dinosaur caves.


"LEVÁNTATE" - TELECINCO

Mario Domínguez Toste in Year 3Z has been through various successful auditions for the programme "Levántate" on Telecinco and will be appearing singing with his Mum on February 4th at 21.30. The family said it has been an amazing experience so far. We wish them the very best of luck and will be cheering them on! Please see the link to watch the videos: www.telecinco.es/levantate/

BRISTOL ACADEMY OF SPORT

We are very fortunate that some students from the Bristol Academy of Sport, which is recognised as one of the best colleges in England for developing sport alongside academic studies, are visiting our school again.

They will be in school the week commencing 23rd February and will be providing fitness training sessions for pupils in Years 1 to Year 6. These students are elite athletes who are training to be selected for the Great Britain boxing team. There will be nothing at all combative in the training; the sessions will concentrate on balance, agility and co-ordination.

DRAMA NEWS

Following on from last month's visit of three professional choreographers from the U.K., this month we welcomed Janet Lawson, a certified instructor of stage
Combat from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC).
Janet was in school with us from Monday 19th January to Wednesday 21st January. During these three days she delivered workshops to over 120 of our students across the whole school, from year 1 to year 12. As the visit was funded by our school Youth Theatre the workshops were for everyone who was a member of the after school club, but also incorporated some of our Key Stage Four and Five drama students, many of whom were previous members.
Janet is based in Glasgow and is the founder of Stage Fight Scotland providing stage combat training throughout Scotland. She teaches stage combat classes and master classes at ‘Acting Coach Scotland' (http://actingcoachscotland.co.uk) in Glasgow. She also founded ‘The Claymore' workshop, a two-week intensive BASSC certification workshop run in Edinburgh. She is a Certified Teacher with the BASSC and serves on its Executive Committee as Secretary.
She has taught at the British National Stage Combat Workshop, was its Co-ordinator 2008 - 2010 and has taught regularly at the BASSC "Lion" and "Empire" workshops. She has also taught at workshops in the UK, Germany and the USA.

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RADIO REALEJOS

On Friday the local Los Realejos radio station came to the Trinity site so that the teachers and students could participate in a live radio show about The British School of Tenerife. They focused on some of the attributes of the school and students were allowed to express their opinions about how they felt about the school.

It was a very positive event and the school was glad to inform the local population about some of their recent achievements and successes.

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JANUARY 2015

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

The school will be closed for a Fiesta on Monday 2nd February.

The school will also be closed for Half Term (Carnival week) Monday 16th February - Friday 20th February.

Boxing Fitness Demonstration: Monday 23rd and Wenesday 25 th February

The Bristol Sports Academy will once again be visiting the school to give advice on fitness training. This will be done during school sports lessons and on this occasion will be hosted by boxing specialists.

Parents Evenings

• Tuesday 21st April Year 7 (1), 8 (1) and 9 (1).

• Thursday 23rd April Year 7 (2), 8 (2) and 9 (2).

KS3 Exam dates

4th June - 10th June inclusive

Fiesta:

Thursday 11th June

End of Year Trip to England

15th June - 20th June

OTHER NEWS

Christmas Shows and Concerts

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Parents who supported our school performances at the end of last year. Many parents attended an assortment of events including concerts, plays and prize giving. It is so important that the students get the support they need from their families and the attendance at all of the events was remarkable.

We would also like to congratulate the students on their performances and the teachers for giving up their time to facilitate rehearsals.

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Drama News

Following on from last month's visit of three professional choreographers from the U.K., this month we welcomed Janet Lawson, a certified instructor of stage
Combat from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC).
Janet was in school with us from Monday 19th January to Wednesday 21st January. During these three days she delivered workshops to over 120 of our students across the whole school, from year 1 to year 12. As the visit was funded by our school Youth Theatre the workshops were for everyone who was a member of the after school club, but also incorporated some of our Key Stage Four and Five drama students, many of whom were previous members.
Janet is based in Glasgow and is the founder of Stage Fight Scotland providing stage combat training throughout Scotland. She teaches stage combat classes and master classes at ‘Acting Coach Scotland' (http://actingcoachscotland.co.uk) in Glasgow. She also founded ‘The Claymore' workshop, a two-week intensive BASSC certification workshop run in Edinburgh. She is a Certified Teacher with the BASSC and serves on its Executive Committee as Secretary. She
has taught at the British National Stage Combat Workshop, was its Co-ordinator 2008 - 2010 and has taught regularly at the BASSC "Lion" and "Empire" workshops. She has also taught at workshops in the UK, Germany and the USA.

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Radio Los Realejos

On Friday the local Los Realejos radio station came to the Trinity site so that the teachers and students could participate in a live radio show about The British School of Tenerife. They focused on some of the attributes of the school and students were allowed to express their opinions about how they felt about the school.

It was a very positive event and the school was glad to inform the local population about some of their recent achievements and successes.

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Key stage 4 and 5 NEWSLETTER
Yeoward Site

Dates for your diary

• On Thursday 5th February, the school would like to hold a non-uniform day to raise money for the wonderful charity in the south of the island Km Solidario Tenerife Sur.This charity is a project supported by volunteers and staff from the AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer) who work tirelessly to raise funds to maintain the service of transporting patients to hospital when they need treatment as well as raising awareness of cancer and its prevention.
If your child would like to collaborate, we ask that they bring a donation of 1 or 2 Euros, and hopefully as a whole school we will be able to raise a great amount of money to help people here in Tenerife who will really appreciate it.

• Friday 6th February: Valentines Dance Years 7 - 10 in the School Hall at Yeoward. Entrance is €3,00. 7.30 - 11.00pm.

• Tuesday 10th February: Students from Mayco School in La Laguna will visit and participate in a variety of activities with our Year 10 classes.

• Thursday 26th February: Visit from students of the Bristol Academy of Sports. These visits are very enjoyable and informative. Previously we have had students come to demonstrate and practise basketball skills. This time, we are very lucky to have students display their skills in Boxing!

News

The annual Prize Giving took place on 17th December at the All Saints Church in Parque Taoro. This event was very well attended by parents and former students. Jessica Paterson arranged some very pleasant musical interludes with Year 9 students, and Josh Chapman entertained us all with his talented singing and guitar playing. The teachers were delighted and very proud to see so many students receiving certificates from the Examination Boards. It was also an emotional time for Kevin Arthur who was presented with a lovely watch from the Governing Board for his 25 years of service to the school!
Special award winners were :

Simmonds Award for outstanding effort in GCSE exams - Andrea Genovart Llanos
Connolly Award for outstanding effort in A Level exams - Greta Felici
Yeoward Award for Excellence in Gcse exams - Jan Dienstl
Linklater Award for Excellence in A level exams - Daniel Remón Pacheco

The Cambridge Examinations Board also announced outstanding attainment awards. These were presented to
Daniel Ramos González - Top in the World (IGCSE Foreign Language Spanish)
Daniel Ramos González - Top in Spain (IGCSE Italian)
Ana Mafalda Santos - High Achievement (IGCSE Portuguese)
Sonja Gurvich - High Achievement (IGCSE First Language German)
Stefania Silvestre - High Achievement (A Level Maths)
Daniel Remón Pacheco - High Achievement (AS Geography)

Target- setting
Following the school reports which were issued at the start of the month, several students have been set targets to encourage and improve their effort and attainment grades. These will be reviewed after the Carnaval Holiday.

Uniform
Parents are reminded about the school uniform policy which is published on the school website. Even though there may be days when the weather is quite cold, students must adhere to this and wear the correct clothing. It is strongly recommended that jackets are labelled with the student´s name so that the items may be returned if they are mislaid.

House activities
Last term, many students participated in a Basketball Tournament during lunchtimes. The matches were well supported and very enjoyable to watch. Thank you to Namy Sadeghnia in Year 12 for helping with the organisation. The eventual winners were the Year 10 + 11 players of Tindaya (Yellow) :Borja, Juan-Daniel, David, Gabriel and Jaime.

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Also last term, the English Department organised a Poetry Competition. the winner was Carla LobensteinEstévez (Year 12)


This month, we have held a Football tournament during the lunchtimes. The final will be played next week. Dani Jordan and Aarón have been invaluable in helping to organise this event.

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Also we still have the Chess Tournament going on......!! There are some very strong competitors participating in this event so I am sure the final will be one to watch.

 

Science Department News

McDonald´s visit Year 10 Biology

-Topic Nutrition: Comparing fast food industry with other restaurants
In December 2014 students of Year 10 (IGCSE) went on a guided visit to a McDonald´s restaurant (CC La Villa). Their aim was to analyse the menu with different options and evaluate the nutrient content of some items. They were also guided to see how the restaurant works inside its premises and a short talk was given to the students. A second part to the study was to visit another restaurant "Ruen Thai"(a well known Thai restaurant in Puerto de la Cruz, not from a fast-food industry) and compare quality of food, services and other issues.
We would like to thank Mrs Kalamphak Polachai (Napen´s mother) for her kindness for allowing us to visit her restaurant this week.

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More Science news!.....
In December, the Biology Department together with the Spanish Department organized a visit from the university to our school. In this visit, a Doctorate student from the Faculty of Biology of the La Laguna University came to prepare a practical with our students. All the students doing science at A-level, both in English and Spanish attended the session. It was a great opportunity to discuss issues with a young biologist, who was excellent in his demonstration. Students had the opportunity to prepare their own plates with bacteria and watch their growth during the following weeks. Pedro was in charge of makingtheinitialcontact.

"VAMOS AL LABORATORIO Guión de la práctica
CONVIÉRTETE EN MICROBIÓLOGO"
Técnicas de cultivo microbiológico y su utilidad:
Viabilidad de Saccharomycescerevisiae
frente a 5-fluorocitosina
David Quinto Aleman, Lcdo. En Biología, Vicepresidente de JINTE (Jóvenes investigadores de Tenerife)

 

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Future events
During the month of February, Year 13 Biology students together with the Spanish Science students, are planning to visit: The Natural History Museum in Santa Cruz, to study classification and Biodiversity issues and Loro Parque, with two talks from PHDs from Loro Parque Fundación, who will talk about the state of psittacines (parrots...) and cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in the world. Once in Loro Parque, the students will undertake a short project on different conservation projects that the Fundación has in collaboration with Loro Parque.

Drama
We were very fortunate to be visited by Janet Lawson from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat. Janet was in school from Monday the 19th January until Wednesday 21st January leading a variety of stage combat workshops for the GCSE and AS level Drama students. This was a really unique and exciting experience for all of our committed drama students who had a great time doing pushes, pulls, ear pulls, hair pulls, costume pulls, slapping, punching and strangulation!!The students not only enjoyed it but also viewed it as a very useful skill to have when devising pieces of theatre.

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Spanish Department news...
On the 21st February the students from the BST Spanish system went to La Laguna University. There, they had the opportunity of living one day in a University campus and experiencing how the people of the university live. They received information about how the university works and about the different studies they are interested in doing; this will help them to decide on which is their best choice for their future.

Reminder!
I am sure that you know already, but just to remind you,the school will be closed on Monday 2nd February for Día de Candelaria

 

 
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