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PRIMARY NEWSLETTER MAY 2014

SUPPORT FOR NIGERIAN GIRLS
On Monday, 26th May, pupils from Reception to Year 13 showed their solidarity for the girls who were kidnapped in Nigeria.
They held a minute's silence, showed posters to "Bring Back Our Girls" and released balloons with messages written on.

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EARLY YEARS' NEWS
As part of our Early Years' topic, we have been planting different kinds of seeds and learning about life cycles. Please come to visit the classrooms to see what we have been growing. We have also been making bread and reading traditional stories eg. The Little Red Hen and Jack and the Beanstalk.


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MOBILE FARM
The children at La Luz thoroughly enjoyed learning about and holding the animals when the mobile farm visited.

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YEAR 3/4 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
A HUGE thank you to Sñr Real for organising the football tournament at La Luz for Years 3 and 4 which was played at lunch times.
The exciting final was won by the "Dragones Dorados" - Erik, Eduardo, Mararia, Noa and David. Special mention must be given to the captain Erik who was the top goal scorer in the competition. Sñr Real commended all the participants for their sportsmanship and sense of fair play. Thank you also to Toya for her help with refereeing.

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USBORNE BOOKS
A representative from Usborne books came to La Luz and Trinity sites and pupils were able to choose from a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books in English. The successful sales means we can choose around 640€ of "free" books for our libraries and classrooms which is an absolutely amazing total. Thank you to all parents that supported our book sale.
TYPT:
We have just received final confirmation from our first choice of venue so we can now tell you all about our exciting youth theatre production that will be taking place on Sunday 22nd June at 5pm in La Casa de la Cultura, Los Realejos.
The Youth Theatre will be performing a play by Catherine Shelton called 'Romeo and Juliet: The Additional Dialogue'. This play is about a group of teenage school students who are trying to put together a production of Romeo and Juliet. The play switches between the on and off stage drama and should be very funny! We have a great 1980s soundtrack as well for your entertainment and nostalgia!
25 students from years 7 to 10 (Tuesday TYPT group) are involved in this production and I know that they would all really be grateful for your support. We were delighted with the number of teachers who made the effort to come and see the Christmas production so I do hope you will be able to join us in June as well.
Please do take the opportunity to come and watch our students!
Merce will be selling tickets from Monday 2nd June. We have kept them as low as we possibly can and are therefore selling them for 2 euros each.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Día de Canarias
Every two years we celebrate Día de Canarias and this year the whole Primary department, from Playgroup to Year 6, enjoyed a wide variety of workshops at La Luz including making gofio, Canarian dancing, painting bottles to create the Canarian flag, making varas y cintas, la Petanca, salto del pastor, trompos and elásticos.....
It was truly lovely to see all the children having so much fun. Both concerts in the afternoon were enjoyed by the children and their families and the day finished with a Canarian buffet.
Thank you to the Spanish Department, Miss Paterson and Mrs Sanabria for all their input in making this occasion such a success.

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We hope you enjoyed reading our newsletter.

KEY STAGE 3 NEWSLETTER 6 -TRINITY SITE MAY 2014

DATES FOR JUNE
Fiesta: Friday 30th May.
June exam dates:
Exams for Years 7 to 9 are planned for 4th June to 11th June inclusive; a timetable was given to your/daughter at the start of the month.
Cidemat Water Sports Day:
Year 9 Monday 2 June
Year 8 Tuesday 3 June
Year 7 Friday 13th June
Change Over day 13 June:
Year 9 students will spend the day in Yeoward on this date to get an idea of how life will be next year. Year 6 students will come up to the senior part of Trinity to experience a day in KS3.
Year 6 going into 7. After School Parent Meeting 18th June:
There will be an opportunity for current Year 6 parents to attend a short meeting at Trinity to meet teachers and discuss how Key Stage 3 operates, and also to take away some information on the content of lessons taught in Year 7.

TYPT:
We have just received final confirmation from our first choice of venue so we can now tell you all about our exciting youth theatre production that will be taking place on Sunday 22nd June at 5pm in La Casa de la Cultura, Los Realejos.
The Youth Theatre will be performing a play by Catherine Shelton called 'Romeo and Juliet: The Additional Dialogue'. This play is about a group of teenaged school students who are trying to put together a production of Romeo and Juliet. The play switches between the on and off stage drama and should be very funny! We have a great 1980s soundtrack as well for your entertainment and nostalgia!
25 students from years 7 to 10 (Tuesday TYPT group) are involved in this production and I know that they would all really be grateful for your support. We were delighted with the number of teachers who made the effort to come and see the Christmas production so I do hope you will be able to join us in June as well.
Please do take the opportunity to come and watch our students!
Merce will be selling tickets from Monday 2nd June. We have kept them as low as we possibly can and are therefore selling them for 2 euros each.
Thanks in advance for your support.

End of Year trip 24th, 25th and 26th June:
The whole of Key Stage 3 will be visiting Gran Canaria for three days in the last week of term to participate in an activity holiday. A meeting will be arranged to answer any questions that parents may have closer to the date.

KS3 School Reports
Reports will be ready for collection from the Trinity site from Thursday 26th June. We understand that students may not attend the last day of school after the excursion due to the lateness of our return the night before. Consequently if your son or daughter does not attend school on the last day, parents may come in at any time before 16:00 to collect them on the Thursday or Friday.

OTHER NEWS

Usbnrone Books:

Friday 23rd saw the arrival of a representative of Usborne Books attend the Trinity site to sell books to students of all ages. Many students left with quality, educational English books and others placed orders for quick delivery.

may6

Kendo Fencing Demonstrations:
Following on from last month we were again treated to a demonstration from Kendo Fencing experts, with a view to setting up an after school club next year. This time we were visited by the Champion of Europe and the 3rd best fighter in the world. This was an amazing sight to see and the students and teachers were amazed at the speed and control of these professionals.

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Senior concert KS3 Puerto de la Cruz
This month saw the three year groups of KS3 come together to perform a fantastic concert on 24th May at the Sala Timanfaya. The fact that this was performed on a Saturday showed great commitment from both parents and students alike.
The team spirit certainly showed in a flawless combination of songs performed without instruments. The event was rounded off perfectly by the David Goldsmith Choir, who also sang beautifully. Thank you Miss Patterson, Olivia and Sergio; and thank you to students and parents for supporting such a creative event.

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Lions Club:
The Lions Club attended the Trinity site this month to award certificates and presents to winners of the Los Realejos art competition for Year 8 students. Once again the school performed very well, and Claudia Suarez won the competition producing the best Peace Poster out of all of the schools in Los Realejos.
Year 9 students were also awarded certificates for their contribution last year.

Free the Nigerian Children:
KS2 and KS3 got together on Monday 26th May to hold a minute's silence for the missing 200 Nigerian schoolchildren. They made posters demanding their release and read out speeches both in Spanish and English.

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We really hope you have enjoyed our Newsletter!


MAY/JUNE 2014
KEY STAGE 4 AND 5 NEWSLETTER
YEOWARD SITE

Congratulations to a team of young Physicists from the BST
We are delighted to announce that four Sixth Form students from the BST came joint first in Tenerife in a competition organised by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
Guillermo, Fernando, Marlene and Eduardo prepared a scientific project about the sun. They will join winners from the other Canary Islands on a two-day visit to the world-class astronomical facilities of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (I.A.C), a trip to the summit of Mount Teide (the highest peak in Spain) and a visit to the Museum of Science and Cosmos in La Laguna. The trip will begin at theI.A.Cmain headquarters in La Laguna, where they will be given a guided tour, interact with scientists and see how engineers work to design and build new instrumentation in the labs. The students will then be taken to the Teide Observatory, where they will have the unique opportunity to visit some of the most important telescopes in the world. During the day they will see the solar telescopes at work and after sunset they will have the opportunity to make observations of planets, nebulae and distant galaxies. At all times astrophysicists and specialists from the I.A.C. will accompany them and give them detailed information about the different uses and investigations that they pursue with each telescope. They will spend the night at "El Parador" hotel, a beautiful tourist resort on the mountain. The following day, the students will take the cable car and hike to visit the summit El Teide, then head down to La Laguna for lunch at the I.A.C and finally end the day at the Museum of Science and Cosmos.
It has been wonderful to see how students from different academic levels and interests were able to work together and accomplish some truly remarkable goals. We are very proud of our students for their dedication, interest and rigorous approach to real scientific work. We wish to congratulate them on an excellent effort. Their dedication shows how much we love Science at the British School of Tenerife.

Students at the BST support kidnapped Nigerian school girls.
On Tuesday 27th May, students and teachers at the Yeoward site showed their support for the 230 kidnapped Nigerian girls by holding a two minutes silence in the playground. MrsMcAlees gave a short speech to the students and teachers before the event.

Rugby Hero
Rugby is fast becoming an obsession with some of the BST students. Mr Hughes and Mr Espinosa are both fanatics about the game and have introduced it to the Physical Education lessons. Some of students have played in matches outside school against other rugby teams. One student in particular deserves a mention in this newsletter.Juan Daniel from Year 10 manfully stepped in to play in a match between the Puerto Cruz Fiannaand theMedano Boatmen. The Puerto Cruz Fianna was short of players and, although the players are a lot older than Juan Daniel, he insisted on playing. His intervention played a big part in the P.C Fianna winning 20-10 and gaining a place in the finals of the Canary Islands Sevens Rugby Tournament. Juan Daniel scored two tries and set up a third one!

EXAMINATIONS
On Monday 2nd June, at around 2.30p.m, a crowd of Year 11 students celebrated finishing their last external examination. This experience is a milestone in the lives of these young people who have now finished their obligatory education. On Tuesday 3rd June, 30 of these students will start the next stage of education at the BST ; will become students of our Sixth Form and will start studying A Levels. One of the most exciting things about this transition is that they will no longer have to wear school uniform and for this they are extremely grateful!

Year 13 students finish their examinations on the 19th June and for them this will be their last day of attending school at the BST. We have enjoyed knowing these young people and will hold fond memories of them.

On Saturday 28th June students from Year 11, 12 and 13 and teachers from the school will celebrate the end of the examination period and the departure of our Year 13 students to universities in Spain, the United Kingdom, the USA and other countries at a Gala Dinner and Dance in the Lago Martinez. We are all looking forward to a great evening.
Excursions
On June 11th students from Key Stage 4 and 5 will spend the day on a sailing course in Santa Cruz. This trip is one which students have taken part in in previous years and they will top up their knowledge of sailing, skiing, diving and other water sports.
On Thursday 26th June students will visit the Forestal Park Tenerife for a day of adventure.
Work Experience
For some of our students, the last week of this academic year will be spent doing work placements in companies and organizations around the island. We would like to thank those parents who have collaborated in this project. We hope our students will be a credit to our school.
Examination Results
Examination results will be released in August. Cambridge IGCSE and A Level results are out on the 12th August, AQA AS and A2 Results on 14th and AQA GCSE on the 21st August. The school office at the Yeoward site will be open these days in case you have any queries about the results. Mrs Simmonds will be available to meet with parents to discuss options for students who may not have made the grades they need to study a subject in the Sixth Form.
Holidays
School breaks-up for the summer on Friday 27th at 3p.m and the new academic year starts on 2nd September.
As this is the last newsletter of this academic year we, the staff at the British School of Tenerife, would like to wish you all a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you again in September.

 
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