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Staff Update

16-Nov to 30-Nov 2012

Issue 4

Celebrating Julia Donaldson Eco Scavenger Hunt Health benefits of Honey & Cinammon

Welcome to your STAFF Update

PD Calendar for Autumn Term Time & Place (TBA = To be announced) ICT: Skills The fast track to your CLIP Computer Driving License • Introductory information session: Is this for you? Come along to find out - 16.00, Media Lab 1 • Training sessions: 6 of these - 16.00, Media Lab 1 ICT: Hyperlinking documents • Making links between Committee reports and evidences • 16.00, Media Lab 1

Date(s) Intro 24thSept Sessions 8thOct; 22ndOct; 5thNov; 12thNov; 19thNov 26th Nov

ICT: Moodle • Continues the session held in August INSET • 16.00, Media Lab 1 Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) • Final meeting of existing PLCs – 16.00 As on agendas • Whole school information session about the next round of PLCs - 16.00, Amphitheatre 1


Participants & Leader(s) Opt in People with a good level of existing competence with ICT PMC


Committee Chairs & Co-chairs PMC

11thOct; 25thOct

Moodle focus group members PMC

26thSept 4thDec

All teachers Facilitators JEB

Leadership 28thSept • Educational leadership and the role of Area Leader at CLIP Period 1, TBA

MS/US Leaders LES

Coaching part 2 12thOct • Follows on from part 1 delivered in August INSET MS/US (+some LS) 8.35 to 9.35 & 9.35 to 10.35 (MS/US stay for period 2 if free) LS 12.45 to 13.45 & 13.45 to 14.45 (MS/US come to second hour if available and did not attend in the morning) 15.45 to 16.45 Repeat of second hour if MS/US unable to attend earlier in the day.

LS Leaders MS/US Leaders JEB

Appraisal • Updated procedures and materials LS 10.30 TBA MS/US Period 1, TBA

9thOct LS 26thOct MS/US

LS Leaders MS/US Leaders JEB

Learning outcomes • Consolidation and consideration of own planning • Strategies for supporting teachers MS/US 16.00, TBA LS, 10.30 TBA

25thSept MS/US 2ndOct LS

MS/US Leaders LS Leaders JEB

Assessment of understanding • Facets of understanding • MS/US 16.00 TBA • LS 16.00 TBA

6thNov MS/US 13thNov LS

MS/US Teachers LS Teachers JEB

Message from the Editor. Another issue arrives. My apologies for missing the last one, as many of you know I was off work for a while and was not able to switch a computer on, let alone produce our staff magazine. But, I am back, and I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and concerns. This issue you will find has become smaller than the last for two reasons, first my absence, but second and more important, no one is supplying me with any content. I get promises of articles but they don’t get delivered. I can keep this going for a while, but ultimately it is your magazine and it would be nice to have your input. So thinking caps on please, is there anything you would like to see in the future issues? There will be lots comitng up soon with Christmas Bazaar, parties and what else? Tell us so we can share.


Eco Scavenger Hunt

Celebrating Julia Donaldson.

ICT Update The situation so far...


STAFF UPDATE MAGAZINE What would you like to see in this magazine? Can you contribute to it? In order to keep the magazine going I need content to share with other members of staff. So if you have anything you would like mentioned please drop me an email and I will include it in the next issue. ( If you have photographs you would like to be used,can I ask that they are in JPEG, TIFF or PDF format. Please ensure a minimum resolution of 200dpi.

Pre-Kinder Cake making day- photos.

Health benefits of honey and cinammon.

If you can think of anything, or can contribute, please get in touch.


Celebrating Julia Donaldson On the week of 8th-12th October, the LS Media Resource Centre celebrated the work of Children’s Laureate author Julia Donaldson. This was the first event of the year in a series of programmed events to promote reading for pleasure. Children from Pre-Kinder to Form 2 enjoyed Story Times, a puppet show and a variety of games and activities focused on this author.

A selection of photos from the day. More on the website.


Eco Scavenger Hunt As part of the School’s CBC project, “The Earth Condominium”, the LS Media Centre promoted an Eco Scavenger Hunt for Forms 2 to 4. In teams, children were asked to search in books for information to complete a quiz about helping the environment. Groups rotated around tasks dedicated to different themes like Saving Water, Air Pollution and Recycling. The children were really involved in the activity and were proud to be awarded with a Certificate of Participation.


Ms. Cinnamon’s Kitchen Invite some friends and enjoy an easy flavoured dinner. Lit some candles, burn a smooth incense stick and play some soft jazz vocal - Lisa Ekdhal, Diana Krall, Viktoria Tostoy... spread some different flowers over the dinner table.

Roast Turkey Leg with Orange and Cinnamon Ingredients: • • • • • • • • •

1 turkey leg 5 cloves of garlic 2 tbsps of honey 1 cinnamon stick salt ground black peper 1 glass of white wine 4 tbsps of olive oil 2 oranges



repare the turkey by taking the skin off and making some deep cuts into the meat, in order to roast quicker. Put in an oven dish. Cut one of the oranges in half and rub the meat with it until there is no more juice left. Put all the other ingredients in the blender, except for the cinnamon stick and the other orange, until you get a smooth sauce.


Pour this sauce over the meat together with the cinnamon stick. Cut the other orange into slices and dispose the slices over the meat. Put it in the oven until meat is cooked, occasionally basting the meat with the sauce. Serve with some roast potatoes and vegetables.

Wine Choice My wine suggestion to go with this dish is

Gazela Sparkling Dry White

THE WINE Gazela Sparkling is a versatile, dry, light and refreshing sparkling wine. It is suitable for any occasion and expresses a combination of modernity, youthfulness, freshness, lightness and elegance. This sparkling wine is a welcome addition to the Gazela range that epitomizes life´s simple pleasures. This sparkling wine has an innovative, fresh style to attract consumers with a youthful, urban and sophisticated spirit.


Tasting Notes:

ith a citrus-yellow hue, Gazela Sparkling Dry has a fine and persistent effervescence. It has a very fresh bouquet which combines floral and white fruit aromas with slight hints of toast. In the mouth it has a creamy mousse, a remarkable freshness and lightness derived from a very well-balanced and lively acidity. It has an elegant and aromatic finish.

Feeling lazy to make a dessert? Here’s something simply delicious, exquisite, and it couldn’t be easier.


uy a box of frozen Petit Gateau (Pingo Doce, Continente,

LIDL). While the oven is still hot, bake them for a few minutes (instructions on the box).

Serve on a white dish with a ball of vanilla icecream. Decorate with a couple of mint leaves (which you can purchase fresh in any of the supermarkets mentioned above). Wish you a wonderful evening.


ICT Update


fter 10 years working with us in Clip, Helder Pereira as accepted a new challenge, working for a multinational company in Ireland. Although this is a loss to CLIP, we recognize that this is a wonderful career opportunity for Helder. CLIP wishes to take this opportunity to thank Helder for all his contributions to School, specially the IT systems now in operation. Helder will be leaving us on the 23rd of November, and we are in the process of interviewing his replacement. Obviously Bruno is a key person in this area and several of his tasks will be changed in the reshuffle which will also involve Peter McCook, expect to see changes in the IT provision over the next few weeks.


ver the half term break there has been the usual upgrading and maintenance activities on the school network. One of the biggest projects is now nearing completion with the installation of over 30 Access Points throughout the building for the wireless network. We now have around 90% coverage of the entire building. The next stage will be dealing with the bottleneck that will be caused if everyone uses the network all at the same time.

Moodle is now available to everyone from any computer inside or outside of CLIP.

There will be more information later in the year, with all Thank You and good Luck teaching staff having an account with Moodle so that Helder! we can all take advantage of this wonderful resource. Students (and staff) can access the site through the following address:


Pre-kinder Cake Making Pre-kinder enjoyed a cake making day recently and by all accounts the chocolate cake was very good!


Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon Simple Recipes


t is found that a mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists. HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as age the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins.


INSECT BITES: Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two. ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.


n a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week out of the 200 people so treated practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain. HAIR LOSS: Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective even if kept on for 5 minutes. BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching. CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any Chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol. COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses. INFERTILITY: Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. If impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before going to sleep, their problem will be solved.


n China, Japan and Far-East countries, women, who do not conceive and need to strengthen the uterus, have been taking cinnamon powder for centuries. Women who cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey and apply it

on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.


couple in Maryland, USA, had no children for 14 years and had lost hope of having a child of their own. When told about this process, husband and wife started taking honey and cinnamon as stated above; the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term. UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root. GAS: According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas. IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases. INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals. INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old. PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of Honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.


r. Milton who has done research says that a half tablespoon honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3.00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week. BAD BREATH: People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day. HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restore hearing.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections. CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month 3 times a day. FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible.

*NOTE:The honey used needs to be REAL RAW UNPASTEURIZED HONEY. If it says PURE honey it is most likely pasteurized. It is best to only buy honey that says RAW or UNPASTEURIZED on the label. The difference is that the enzymes are all heated out of the pasteurized honey.


The Back Page CLIP AUTUMN TERM 2012-13 (Provisional for teachers only)

August 2012

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4 15:00 Induction of new students


6 School starts




2 A

10 Earth Condominium CBC LS Parents Induction

11 Reading ages/tests Form 1 phonics/Reading Assessments

12 Reading ages/tests Form 1 phonics/Reading Assessments 18:00 MS/US Info meeting

13 Reading ages/tests Form 1 phonics/Reading Assessments



17 CBC Starts

18 NpER English F4

19 PLC


14 Reading ages/tests Form 1 phonics/Reading Assessments MS/US Inter-House Challenge 21 Peace Day MS/US Student Council elections

3 B



4 A

24 LS Coffee Morning

25 LS Staff meeting àContinuum Language

5 B

1 AICE Art Day 1 (tbc)

6 A 7 B

8 Julia Donaldson week tea party IGCSE/AICE exams start 15 LS Parents Evening

2 AICE Art Day 2 (tbc) LS Staff meeting àContinuum Maths 9 Julia Donaldson week

26 European Day of Languages Forum Play (1st Option) 3 AICE Art Day 3 (tbc)

8 A

22 LS Library closed

23 LS Library closed 18:00-20:00 F5 Parents Evening

24 LS Library closed


29 Half Term

30 Half Term

31 Half Term

10 B



7 18:00 F9 Parents Evening

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11 A November 2012

November 2012 November 2012

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12 B 13 A

10 Julia Donaldson week

09:00 Staff Breakfast

27 28 29 MS/US Autumn Units of DOE Trip F10/11/12 (tbc) DOE Trip F10/11/12 (tbc) Work Forum Play (1st Option) 4 5 6 CBC ends: Presentations Holiday that will disappear from 2013 RO/PP/LSP's/ROC's due date Comtinuum in 11 12 13 Julia Donaldson week Julia Donaldson week BRAMUN BRAMUN

16 17 18 Book fair F12 Env Man Coursework 18:00 F10 Parents Evening F12 Env Man Coursework day 1 day 1 F5/6 staff feedback meeting LS Parents Evening

3 Completed reports to leaders

4 20:00 Solidarity Concert

15 A

10 MS/US Reports to SD/EK/AG


16 B

17 Family Lunch (tbc) 18:30 Carol Service (tbc)

18 LS Christmas parties


20 Accreditation review day


25 Harvest Run Through F11/12 Parents Evening

26 LS Harvest Accreditation Documents Deadline



1 (Dia de todos os Santos)

2 Half Term







Holiday that will disappear from 2013

5 PLC Info

6 7 8 Girls Foot./Boys Bask. Girls Foot./Boys Bask. Girls Foot./Boys Bask. Varsity (ST JUL / CAISL) – Varsity (ST JUL / CAISL) – Varsity (ST JUL / CAISL) – Forms 10/11/12 Forms 10/11/12 Forms 10/11/12 Pamun (Chairs workshop) Pamun Pamun 15 12 13 14 EYFS/KS1 Christmas Play F10 Art Mock Exam Day 1 F10 Art Mock Exam Day 2 Dress Rehearsal EYFS/KS1 Christmas Play EYFS/KS1 Christmas Play CASE Portfolios deadline 19 School ends


19 F6 to Batalha

12 13 14 15 16 17 EYFS Cofee Mornings F12 Env Man Coursework International School library Fall Sports Festival Fall Sports Festival Fall Sports Festival (CAISL) - Forms (CAISL) - Forms (CAISL) - Forms Day 3 International School library week 4/5/6/7/8/9 EYFS Cofee Mornings week F7/8 feedback meeting 4/5/6/7/8/9 4/5/6/7/8/9 International School library 18:00-20:00 F6 Parents International School library International School library week Evening week week KS1 subject reports 19 20 21 22 23 24 IGCSE/AICE Exams end 178:00-20:00 F7/8 Parents KS1 Reports ESR Evening KS2 subjects 26 27 28 29 30 1 This will cease to be a holiday MS/US MO+subject 18:00 Daniel Basto Career KS2 Reports ESR in 2013 comments guidance info meeting (tbc)

14 B

30 DOE Trip F10/11/12 (tbc)


Spring Term Starts : 3rd January 2013






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