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ISSUE 2 - 2010 UPDATE FROM GILLIAN FLAXMAN Dear Families, We are delighted to inform many

you

that

among

improvements

in

the school we are increasing the number of classrooms with interactive whiteboards from 4 to 20. The boards will be in use from after Easter. This

gives

fantastic

teachers

new

a

teaching

resource that is highly motivating for all pupils as it encourages interactive participation.

We

are also pleased to

inform you that we have requested

permission

to

run Bachillerato Español in Yrs 12 and 13 from September 2010 so that pu-

“Cats” was

pils will be able to choose either A’levels or Spanish

cent production and we are sure that everyone

Bachillerato to access Uni-

will enjoy it. Visitors are

versity. We are now hop-

coming from the German

ing for a favourable re-

and other local schools to

sponse from Junta de An-

see it too! Read more on

dalucía.

pages 16 and 17.

a magnifi-

Many trips out of school will be taking place in the AS

summer term. We hope

exam results have just arrived with several A’s

our trip to Paris in June will be of interest to many

in

and

pupils, just the same as

Spanish. We look forward

the trips to Granada and

to these results continu-

along the coast.

Excellent

January

Maths,

History

ing in June too. CALENDAR DATES 1. Book week—19th March 2. Secondary Drama Week—15th March 3. CATS Production—25th March 4. Student Reports—26th March 5. Easter Holidays—29th March to 11th April 6. Secondary Parents evening - years 7-10 20th April 1

With all good wishes, Gillian Flaxman Produced and

Read more about the Day of Andalucia - page 12 & 19 & St. Patrick's day page 13

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 UPDATE FROM GILLIAN FLAXMAN Estimadas familias: Nos es grato informarles de

una de las muchas

mejoras que está implementando

el

colegio.

Además,

nos

Hemos aumentado el nú-

informarles

mero de aulas que utilizarán las pizarras blan-

solicitado

complace

que permiso

hemos para

cas interactivas de 4 a

cursar estudios de Bachillerato español en cursos

20.

12 y 13 a partir de sep-

Se empezarán a

usar después de las va-

tiembre 2010.

caciones

Semana

nos podrán elegir entre

Santa. De esta forma, los

‘los A levels’ y el Bachille-

profesores

un

rato español para acceder

fantástico nuevo recurso

a la universidad. Estamos

para motivar a los alum-

en espera de una contes-

nos ya que las pizarras

tación favorable de la Jun-

fomentan mucho su par-

ta de Andalucía.

de

tendrán

Los alum-

Veremos

una

producción “Cats”

de

magnífica la

este mes.

obra Esta-

mos seguros que todos la disfrutarán. ¡Incluso ven-

ticipación interactiva.

drán del Colegio Alemán y otros colegios locales para verla! Con nuestros mejores de-

Hemos recibido unos re-

Habrá muchas excursiones durante el último tri-

sultados

mestre.

excelentes

Gillian Flaxman

Esperamos que

los exámenes de A levels

nuestro viaje a París en

de enero. Ha habido va-

junio sea del agrado de

rias ‘A’s en matemáticas,

muchos

historia y español. Espe-

que los viajes a Granada y

ramos también ver unos

por la costa que vamos a

resultados igual de bue-

realizar.

nos en junio. 2

de

seos,

alumnos,

igual

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ISSUE 1 - 2009 HEAD OF PRIMARY - UPDATE FROM SUSAN STARK

EARTH HOUR 2010 IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Last year the children and staff in the primary school took part in Earth Hour. This first started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 mil-

Hour and email it in to me

bins

(s.stark@laudesanpedro.com)

phones can be left for recy-

so that we can make a display

cling. Please can you help us

of how the Primary School

make a good contribution by

participated this year.

sending in your old phones for

In assemblies in recent weeks we have talked about how even small, individual actions can combine to make a sub-

lion homes and businesses

PLANETA

This year we would again stantial

families of pupils in the Pri-

worldwide movement.

March at 8.00pm. As this will the

holidays it would be good if pupils could be kind enough a

themselves, families

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photograph friends

supporting

of and

Earth

LA HORA DEL or

in

English

www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour

like to encourage all the

take

first!!

www.wwf.es

35 countries participating.

to

without telling their parents

ments, please go to Spanish

than 50 million people across

during

minded the pupils that they may not bring in old phones

tory, its aims and its achieve-

global movement with more

happening

us to collect. We have re-

all about Earth Hour, its his-

Earth Hour has become a

take place on Saturday 27th

old

but if you would like to learn

against climate change. Now

Earth Hour 2010 which will

where

tell you all about Earth hour

hour to make their stand

mary School to participate in

school

Your child should be able to

turned their lights off for one

be

in

difference

to

the

During our assembly last week John Ryan come to talk to us about recycling broken or old mobile phones. He explained that the phones are sent away to factories where the batteries and metal parts are removed and any remaining materials are smelted for energy recovery. There are now four

The world is in our hands!


ISSUE 1 - 2009 PRIMARIA DIRECTORA - SUSAN STARK ACTUALIZACIÓN - LA HORA DEL PLANETA 2010 EN PRIMARIA fotografía de ellos, sus amigos

bricas donde les quitan las pi-

y

este

las y las partes metálicas y

acontecimiento y me lo envia-

cualquier material restante es

sen

fundido para ser reciclado. Ac-

familias por

apoyando e-mail

a

s.stark@laudesanpedro.com

tualmente en el colegio tene-

El año pasado, los alumnos y

para que podamos celebrar

mos 4 papeleras para que de-

el personal de primaria parti-

una exposición de la participación de primaria de este año.

positen sus viejos teléfonos.

ciparon en La Hora del Pla-

¿Podrían ayudarnos hacer una

neta. Este acto comenzó en

buena contribución enviándo-

2007 en la ciudad de Sídney, Australia cuando 2.2 millo-

nos sus teléfonos viejos para

nes de hogares y empresas

do a los niños que no deberán

apagaron sus luces durante

traer viejos teléfonos ¡¡sin an-

una hora para mostrar su

tes haberles preguntado a sus

oposición a los cambios cli-

padres!!

reciclarlos? Les hemos aclara-

máticos. Ahora, La Hora del

Su hijo/a deberá poder explli-

Planeta se ha convertido en un movimiento global con la

carles qué es La Hora del PlaDurante las asambleas de las

neta pero si quieren leer sobre

últimas semanas, hemos co-

sus comienzos, sus propósitos

mentado sobre como incluso

y sus logros, por favor dirijanse a:

Este año, queremos animar

los actos pequeños e individuales pueden unirse para

a todas las familias de nues-

causar una diferencia impor-

(para verlo en español)

tros alumnos de primaria a

tante en el movimiento a nivel

www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour

participar en La Hora del Pla-

mundial.

para verlo en inglés.

participación de más de 50 millones de personas en más de 35 países.

neta 2010 que se celebrará el sábado, 27 de marzo a las 20.30.

Como este evento

ocurrirá durante las vacaciones, sería interesante que los alumnos mandaran una

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En nuestra asamblea de la semana pasada, John Ryan vino para hablarnos sobre el reciclaje de teléfonos móviles rotos o viejos. Nos explicó que estos aparatos se envían a fá-

www.wwf.es/lahoradelplaneta o a:


ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS FOUNDATION STAGE - ‘WORLD MATHS DAY’ BOUNCE AND THROW EVENT - MISS WILSON, MISS NICHOLSON, MISS MCGINLAY, MISS GREENWOOD & MRS LIPPINGWELL

The children in Foundation Stage got together for an exciting Sports afternoon to raise money for Elliot George. We had a range of activities from bouncing on the mats to throwing a beanbag. The children in Reception showed just how well they can count by counting all the way up to 100. Nursery was fantastic at bouncing and some children could even bounce for longer then five minutes! Running was Pre-nursery’s best activity and they could run as fast as lightning! We all had lots of fun cooperating in this event and can’t wait to do it again. 5


ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS NURSERY AND PRE-NURSERY-LA CASITA DE MARTIN By FIONA MCGINLEY On March the 18th Pre-Nursery and Nursery visited La Casita de Martin - Granja Escula in Fuen-

We visited the animals, we made biscuits, we went in a maze full of interesting objects, we learnt about recycling, we had our faces painted and sang songs in an Indian Teepee, we had a ride on Santa the donkey, we played in a huge sandpit and we had a yummy lunch. We enjoyed our day out very much.

We were busy, busy, busy all day and were quite sleepy on the journey back to school! 6


ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 2 - ‘THE GOOD SAMARITAN’ BY MISS HILL ANS MISS WALKER On Monday 8th

March,

2H

did

their

class

a s s em b l y . In RE they had been learning about the parables Jesus told. For the assembly they acted out ‘The Good Samaritan’. “I was a narrator and I spoke very clearly”, said Leah. The parents enjoyed it so much, they asked the children for an encore! “I felt very nervous when I was speaking in front of the audience”, said Alex. The children sang a song, and Sofia sang part of it on her own. “ I felt very nervous”, Sofia said afterwards. “I enjoyed it when Sofia sang”, said Francesca. The children really enjoyed putting on their show. “I want to do it again!” said Alvaro. Miss Hill and Mrs Waller thought that the children

were

fantastic

and

looked wonderful in their costumes. They were very proud of the class.

Thank you to the parents for providing the costumes, and thank you for coming to watch.

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 3 - VICTORIAN DAY CELEBRATIONS Friday 5th March was a very unusual day for Year 3 as they all participated in a Victorian Day. All the children and teachers dressed up and explored what it was like to study at a Victorian School.

Pupils wrote in

chalk, chanted times tables and even had their fingernails

inspected

to

ensure they were clean! The children learned how to

play

hopscotch

and

made a Victorian tumbling acrobat toy. It was an educational and enjoyable experience for all.

YEAR 4 - TRIP THE RECYCLING CENTRE CASARES Year 4 are learning about taking care of our environment, hence why we decided to pay a visit to the Recycling Centre in Casares. We had a pretty exciting day at the Recycling Centre. In our visit, the children learn the importance of our actions now and the consequences for the future. To our surprise we saw that this waste/recycling center is the cleanest (also no smell) dump we’ve ever gone to. There were so many bins, but very well organized. The children saw many things that could be recycled, learn how to recycle them and realised amongst other

be cut down to make more paper.

things that by recycling, we can save trees that would

Overall, we had great fun!

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 3 - ERUPTING VOLCANOS BY MS. G. OWER Year

3's

Quest

Group have been reading and writing all about volcanoes

these

last

two

weeks.

They shared the

information they had discovered and read some of their own writing to their class, 3H.

The finale of

their

presentation

when

they

made

model volcano erupt!

ZAK and Daniel informing 3H about their research!

Hugo, Lewis and Victor

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was their


ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 3 - SCIENCE UNIT ‘HEALTHY TEETH AND EATING’ BY MS. C. MIDDLETON’ 3M’s turn for our class assembly came around quickly!

A chance

for us to share what we had learned in Science about ‘Healthy Teeth and Eating’.

We presented

a ‘television show’ to other KS2 pupils and our parents. Expert speakers shared their vast knowledge from the Science World: Professor Protein, Mr Mineral and Scientist Sugar from the Food Department, and Captain Canine and Dr Molar from the Dentist Department! Among fact-sharing, we also performed drama and poetry and even created a human pyramid to represent the food pyramid!

Fi-

nally we sang a ‘rap’ about how to brush teeth properly!

We really

enjoyed it and we hope everyone else did, too!

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 5 - SAN PEDRO GEOGRAPHY TRIP BY MRS BACKWELL, MRS WOOD AND MRS AVILEZ On the morning of Wednesth

day 10 our

February, as part of

Geography

topic

‘Help

Laude San Pedro with pride.

children,

Some of our Mums and Dads

less traffic, more parks and

came along to help and then

more jobs.

stayed

the centre of San Pedro to

school.

interview people about local

The

during

trip to San Pedro. It was

facilities. We wanted to gather infor-

our topic lessons we collated the information gathered in

very interesting analysing

mation about the importance

the survey. The results are as

lected!

of

follows;

installations, the beach, the

had

at

week

majority

of

people

new underpass and employ-

questioned were between

ment in the area to the peo-

the ages of 40 and 60,

ple we interviewed. We had designed a question-

people interviewed were residents or work in

naire with this in mind and

San Pedro,

• most

chose three different loca-

• most people thought that

tions in the town centre for

the beach was the most

our survey. We tried to ask

important feature of San

people of different age groups

Pedro,

to get a range of answers. We will now look at all the

• on the whole the people

information we have gathered

quality of services and fa-

and see how people think San

cilities of San Pedro,

Pedro could be improved.

seemed

• there

happy

were

with

some

the

areas

We found people were very

that people would like to

happy to answer our ques-

change or improve, these

tions and take an interest in

were; they would like the

what we were doing, people

town and beaches to be

commented on the smartness

cleaner, a theatre and a

and good behaviour of the

cinema, more medical cen-

children

tres,

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who

represented

• Yr. 5, the teachers and the

parents really enjoyed the

following

• the

lunch

schools,

Our Local Area’, Yr. 5 visited

things like shops, sports

and

more

more

activities

for

the data which we col-


ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS CELEBRACIONES - DIA DE ANDALUCIA The DĂ­a de AndalucĂ­a ("Day of Andalusia" or "Andalucia

Day")

is

celebrated February 28 and commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalucian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain. In the morning, Primary had a fantastic procession of all the pupils from Pre Nursery to Year 6 in the Sports hall. All the children looked fantastic. Following the parade we were treated to a brilliant presentation on beautiful Andalucia by the Primaria Espanol Department with some brilliant acting and dancing from many of the children. Thank you all so much!!

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 PRIMARY-NEWS CELEBRATIONS - ST. PATRICKS DAY Laude San Pedro Primary celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, this religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 WHOLE SCHOOL -NEWS PRIMARY STAR PUPILS - FEBRUARY

Week Commencing 5th February Isabella, Alex, Sara, Antonio, Pablo, Aida, Marta, Felix, Elisabete, Nicole, Lara, Drew, Yasmine. Good job guys!! Keep up the good work!

Week Commencing 12th February Cecilia, David, Alvaro, Cristina, Lucía, Maya, Marco David,. Gabriella, Ashton, Carmen, Victor, Khaoula, Francesca. Congratulations to all – we are very proud of you!

Week Commencing 19th February Salma, Enzo, Ines, Shozab, Selen, Daniel, Jasmine, Sofia, Nayana, Grace, Alex, Selin, Patricio Well done all of you!! We are very proud of your achievements!

SECONDARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY AND MARCH Cesar González - for consistent good work and high attainment in French, Eleanor Musgrove - for excellent progress with her work and assisting with corridor displays in Geography,

Nikkie Woods -

for her improvement in attainment in her business studies mock exam results, Sabrina Scuilli - for her fabulous Physics -

creating a superb display on Charles I and the Eng-

constant hard work and fabulous pro-

lish Civil War in History, Charlie Woods - for his out-

gress in English since September, Ara-

standing level of work in class in Maths, Robert

bella Hornung - for her magnificent Cien-

Carey - for his outstanding progress and using his

cias Sociales results, Jessia Lippingwell -

own initiative in music, Sagrario Tapia– for always

for her hard work in her daily work and

striving for good results in Art, William Bergman -

homework and excellent Lengua results,

for his effort in Hockey and Sophie Tonge - for her

Anton

sportsmanship in the inter school football tourna-

investigation,

Alejandro

Zagrebelny

-

for

Villafranca

consistantly

working well in ICT, Andrea Olvera - for 14

ment.


ISSUE 2 - 2010 GENERAL NEWS FIRST AID

BY DOLORES SUGRUE

COUGHS AND COLDS UPDATE Drinking fluids might help you avoid becoming achy and dehydrated. Paracetamol or a similar painkiller, taken in the recommended doses, can help to treat the symptoms. There is no foolproof way of avoiding infection with a cold. What you can do is take precauThe Andalucian winter has really

tions not to spread the infection

arrived, and the infirmary has

further if you do catch a cold.

been busy with lots of coughs and colds. The most common ailments con-

the tissues in a bin after

tracted during winter are coughs and colds. For most of us a week or two with a runny nose and

use •

cough is an annual event. There are over 100 different viruses that can cause the common cold and finding a cure is virtually

Wash

your

cially

after

hands,

espe-

sneezing

or

blowing your nose •

If you sleep with your head high up on a couple of pil-

next to impossible. Due to cold

lows, you should be able to breathe more easily at

weather we spend more time

night.

indoors

with other people

and this can help coughs and

And remember summer will soon

colds spread rapidly.

be here!

There really is no other treatment for a winter cold than rest.

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Use tissues and dispose of


ISSUE 2 - 2010 WHOLE SCHOOL-NEWS CATS PRODUCTION In conjunction with DanzArt (Karen Felice Guarnieri), Laude San Pedro presents a mesmerizing rendition of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.

Due to

the success of this rendition, additional performances will take place at on 22nd and 23rd June at the Blackbox in Marbella.

The following pho-

tos have been provided courtesy of iMarbella, please visit i-marbella.com to purchase the original photos;

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 WHOLE SCHOOL-NEWS CATS PRODUCTION

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 WHOLE SCHOOL-NEWS

Laude San Pedro International College hosts Football’s Olympic Torch Pupils at Laude San Pedro International College enjoyed a kick-about with a very special football on Monday morning. The Ball 2010 is traveling to the Opening Ceremony of the Football World Cup in South Africa from Battersea Park, London (where the first FA-rules football match was played). In doing so it enriches the competition with a symbol that matches the spirit of the Olympic Flame. Along the way it is being played with in stadiums and in the streets by whomever it meets. Those who kick it can sign it and already it has collected hundreds of signatures including those of students and staff at Laude.

Laude Pupils showed The Ball a thing or two on its last day in Europe before it headed across The Straights and into Africa. Andrew Aris, traveling with The Ball, spoke to secondary students during assembly and one volunteer, Lewis demonstrated his football skills before adding his name to The Ball. In the gym, Year Two fell upon the ball and an enthusiastic kick-about ensued. The students then lined up to sign The Ball and wish it well on its way. Find out more about The Ball and its 2010 trip on its website theball.tv.

The 2010 Route

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY SCHOOL - NEWS YEAR 7, 8 AND 9 - FANTASTIC SKI TRIP BY MS BEATO night including the disco, which proved to be Overall,

it

a

the most popular activity after dinner. How-

very positive experi-

ever, we cannot forget we were there to ski!

ence and the stu-

We enjoyed three sessions everyday, as the

dents

conditions were excellent and we had plenty

that

was

took

part had a fantastic

of snow this year. At the same

time in La Masella, Cataluña. The sur-

time, students were able to meet other kids from other Laude

roundings were idyllic and the hotel had a won-

Schools and made lots of friends.

derful entertainment schedule available every

I am sure they are all looking forward to next year's ski trip!

YEAR 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,12 AND 13 - DÍA DE ANDALUCÍA BY MIRYAM MARTÍN Todos

los

alumnos

en una asamblea que hicimos para toda secun-

que cursan Lengua y

daria, con el apoyo de una presentación en Po-

Ciencias Sociales han

werPoint, en la que todos hicieron un magnífico

querido celebrar este

trabajo.

día tan especial para los andaluces y lo han compartido con el resto de sus compañeros de secundaria. Cada uno de ellos ha trabajado un aspecto importante de Andalucía, como el escudo, la bandera y sus colores, el himno, gastronomía, provincias, lectura de poesías de poetas andaluces acompañadas con el sonido de la guitarra española, y hasta ha habido un toque musical con los diferentes palos del flamenco. Todos estos aspectos nos los han expuesto, con la gracia que caracteriza a los andaluces, 19


ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY SCHOOL-NEWS YEAR 9 - WIRED ART BY MS. UTE

YEAR 11, 12 AND 13 - UNITOUR BY MR. S. ORTIZ Our Year 11, 12 and 13 students attended the annual edition of Unitour held at the Hotel NH in Málaga last 24th of March. Some top Spanish and International universities had stands in the fair where students had the opportunity to find out directly from each university’s staff their career choices, their facilities and other useful information, such as admission criteria or the professional opportunities for the future. All students seemed to enjoy this opportunity and all of them visited the stands and talked to the councilors to gather information to help them decide on their future choice. From the students’ own words, “this was a useful experience”. 20


ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY - NEWS YEAR 8 - HOT CHOCOLATE FUND RAISING BY MS. P. BUIS Year 8 had a great deal of

was in charge of the choco-

fun

19th

late, Maria was responsible

March with gallons of hot

for the hot milk Fernando

chocolate,

of

and Dylan oversaw serving

whipped cream and marsh-

the whipped cream while

mallows galore. This fund

Ellie and Alejandro finished

raising event was in aid of our chosen charity, The El-

off with marshmallows and a chocolate sprinkles.

liot George Foundation. The

There was quite a buzz as

class managed to raise in

the class worked together

just 20 minutes. We organ-

to keep up with demand.

ized a production line in

This was a good learning

which each student was al-

experience for 8B as well

located a task. This enabled

as a successful way to raise

the class to work very effi-

money for a good cause.

ciently as a team and pro-

Students brought in mate-

duce a large number of very

rials from home so all prof-

tempting hot drinks in a

its go to the charity. Well

short space of time. Andrea

done 8B.

on

Friday

the

o od l es

YEAR 9 - CAKE SALE BY MS. C. COHEN On Friday 29th of January. Class 9C held a cake sale in aid of the Haiti Earthquake victims. The class made a great deal of effort by baking and selling various cakes to students and staff at break. As you can see from the photographs, the sale was a huge success, raising over 265â‚Ź. As well as supplying information and images for the newsletter, 9C created and showed an electronic presentation at assembly on Monday 8th February. The presentation showed some of the devastation that Haiti has suffered due to the earthquake, and some of the things that we can do to help. 21


ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY - NEWS YEAR 7, 8, 9,10 & 11 - SPONSORED FUND RAISING WALK

Well done to all students involved!!

Laude Secondary students organised a sponsored walk along the San Pedro beach front to raise money for the Elliot George Foundation (one of our partner charities) on Friday 18th December 2009.

The idea is for students to get sponsored for

every lap they complete (2 km per lap).

However, due to bad

weather the walk was cancelled. We are please to confirm that on the Friday 19th March 2010 students were able to completed the walk. Charity representatives were presented with a cheque with 797, 50â‚Ź 22


ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY - NEWS CURRICULUM WEEK - ’THE GREAT ESCAPE’ BY MRS. A. VALENTINE which compliments the pupils’ studies and Why

have

Curriculum

Week Curriculum

broadens their curricular experience. Curriculum week is a time where students look at a

Week

is

a

cross curricular theme and it is incorporated

unique opportunity to enrich

into their lessons to give students a chance to

pupils’ experience beyond the classroom and

see how learning in one lesson has and impact

empower lifelong learning. They are a really important way of allowing students to link sub-

on the learning in other lessons. Themes we have looked at include ‘The Great Escape’ and

ject themes together.

‘What are we doing to our planet? At the end

The key points of Curriculum Weeks are:

of the week the students participate in an assembly to share what they have learnt that

• To enrich learning; giving pupils an oppor- week. Here are photos of this terms curricutunity to learn outside of the traditional classroom whilst reinforcing, especially visually and kinesthetically, that which they have learned in the classroom

• To broaden pupils’ horizons through cross curricular activities

• To improve pupils’ social interaction and skills enabling them to represent the school

• To raise pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness, (appreciating and valuing their culture and that of others by observing the interaction of cultures in the wider society)

• To enhance teamwork and build self-esteem • To inspire, motivate and generate interest What is Curriculum week and how does it work? The normal timetable is collapsed during the week and a program of activities is delivered 23


ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY - NEWS YEAR 7 - ICT ’THE GREAT ESCAPE’ BY MS. G. COHEN In ICT, using the topic “The Great Escape”, we used pivot stick to show any form of escaping. We made our own movements and backgrounds. We made the backgrounds using paint and made the movements using pivot stick animator. Tonge - YR7

Sophie

We used pivot stick animator software to make different forms of things like words, objects etc. We then had to create each frame by moving the figure one step at a time. Elena Peel-YR7

YEAR 8 - “LA CREACIÓN LITERARIA” DE STA. IRISARRI teractiva, posteriormente, excreación literaria y para ello,

plicamos el cuento y cada

tuvieron que modernizar un

alumno iba aportando posi-

cuento clásico europeo. La ac-

bles variaciones del cuento

tividad propuesta la llevamos a

original, posteriormente,

cabo en durante dos sesiones.

da alumno escogió uno distin-

En primer lugar, realizamos una actividad grupal leyendo

to y, por último, cada alumno

una selección de cuentos de

to entusiasmó a los chicos.

los hermanos Grimm,-pie de

Algunos ejemplos son la ver-

Durante la semana del currícu-

foto- lo que entusiasmó a los

sión de “El enano saltarín” de

lum los alumnos de Y8 realiza-

alumnos, ya que lo hicimos a

Beatriz Mirón o “Caperucita

ron una Gran escapada a la

través de una página web in-

Roja”

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ca-

produjo un cuento propio, es-

de

Fausto

Diantina.


ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY - NEWS ENGLISH - ’GUIDED IMAGERY’ BY MRS. H. PALMER During Curriculum Week Key Stage 3

YEAR 7-MEDITATION

discovered 'Guided Imagery' through

BY MEGAN ROBINSON

meditation.

Mrs. Palmer's classroom

was filled with scented candles and relaxing music; cushions and rugs were scattered on floor whilst pupils prepared to go on a special journey, places visited included: Australia, London, Dubai, Disneyland and The Maldives.

After

their adventures pupils discussed their experiences and then produced a piece of

creative

writing

based

on

their

trip. Great fun was had by all and the exercise proved to be an exciting and experiential way of dealing with 'The Great Escape'.

On Tuesday 9th of February, Year 7 had a meditation lesson. This involved bringing in cushions and then lying back on them whilst Mrs. H. Palmer read a script. In this PowerPoint would see just how your imagination flows. These are just some of the photos that were taken of Year 7 as they settled down to begin their adventure. Imagination is a powerful thing, let loose and anything is possible. From your own special place to, maybe, a tropical rainforest. It’s up to you, all you have to do to go on a journey is relax and imagine. You could go anywhere!! Meditation is great fun but it also has some positive answers afterwards, for example Year 7 not only had a FANTASTIC time, but it helped us to become more confident in ourselves. It also helps with story writing.

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 SECONDARY - NEWS ENGLISH - ’WORLD BOOK DAY´BY MS. HOAD On Thursday 4th March 2010 all Key Stage 3 students dressed up as characters from books, plays and poems. Some students dressed in exotic far-eastern costumes, while others put on fluffy wigs, long beards, capes and boots! During their English lessons, they visited some of the Primary classes to read books to the younger students, to look at the illustrations and to generally enjoy a cosy chat about their favourite books. Here are just a few of the photographs of the fun we had on World Book Day. If you would like to see more pictures, please come and see our display along the corridors of Laude San Pedro.

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ISSUE 2 - 2010 NOTICIAS - SECUNDARIA INGLÉS - CELEBRANDO EL DÍA MUNDIAL DEL LIBRO

DE SAM GULLIVER (PREFECT) Laude San Pedro

Vimos de todo: desde

tudiantes

ha

princesas,

bru-

aprendieron a leer libros

ocupada celebran-

jas; por un día, el cole-

más complejos y fue una

do el día mundial

gio pareció la escena

experiencia divertida para

del libro. Para el

de un libro.

Los estu-

todos. Hubo momentos de

colegio,

es

diantes de secundaria

felicidad, en el cual los

uno de los aspectos más importan-

salieron de sus aulas para poder leerles a

niños de primaria se les notaban muy felices al lo-

tes de la educa-

algunos estudiantes de

grar realizar una actividad

ción y por ello los estudiantes se vistie-

primaria, para los estu-

que nunca antes habían

ron de personajes de libros conocidos.

diantes de secundaria

realizado, aunque ahora si

fue

oportunidad

gracias a la gran colabora-

para hacer algo dife-

ción y ayuda de algunos

rente y poder ser una

alumnos

buena influencia en la

que siempre mostraron un

vida de sus compañe-

gran interés.

estado

leer

muy

una

hasta

ros pequeños. Los es-

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de

de

primaria

secundaria


ISSUE 2 - 2010 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INTER-SCHOOL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - BY MS. O GARCIA An

Inter

school

hockey

tournament was held at Sotogrande 10

th

on

Wednesday

March 2010. Girls and

boys in year 7 to year 10 participated with great enthusiasm and effort, winning a few matches and loosing

a

few

too.

Our

‘Under 15 boys’ played very well indeed. Well done to all the girls and boys.

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Year 7, “Pablo’s tries hard to reach Ryan”


ISSUE 2 - 2010 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INTER-SCHOOL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT BY NICOLAS SPANO On the 10th March 2010, a bus left Laude San Pedro with students from y7 to y10, boys and girls. There were, in total, 4 teams: y7 and y8 girls team, y7 and y8 boys team, y9 and y10 girls team, and y9 and y10 boys team. The y9 and y10 boys team won their tournament against Sotogrande A and Sotogrande B. The team consisted of 6 students: Karim (y9), Christopher (y10), Jorge (y10), Julio (y9), Alvaro (y9) and Nicolas (y10). The first match they played was against Sotogrande A, and although Laude San Pedro were considered to be worse, they managed to defeat the local team with a close result of 0-1. The goal came after a great pass from Jorge to Nicolas, who managed to score. The second game was against Sotogrande B. After having beaten the A team, Laude San Pedro were the favourites, and managed to win, this time, with a much clearer result of 1-3. Goals from Nicolas (2) and Alvaro. After the great tournament they played, and the quality in their game, Laude San Pedro y9 and y10 boys team deservedly won the tournament.

Year 9 and 10, “Nicolas defends the ball well!�

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NewsLetter Issue nº 2 MARCH 2010  

NewsLetter Issue nº 2 MARCH 2010

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