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Update from Gillian Flaxman As part of the ´Common Euro-

and Conocimiento del Medio/

mince pies and Christmassy

pean Framwork´ one of the new

Ciencias Sociales to a meeting

drinks.

agreements among Spanish Uni-

with Ms Flaxman in mid Janu-

versities is to have a foreign lan-

ary to explain the new Selec-

Wednesday 16 December –

guage graduation

tividad and university entrance

Whole

of Level B1. We are now offer-

requirements to you.

Show and Carol Concert

ing lunchtime clubs at these lev-

ter inviting you to the meeting

requirement

A let-

school

Christmas

Begins at 2.30pm. Please come

els to enable pupils to obtain

along and join in with your

certificates in French and Eng-

children

lish. The school has recently been authorised as a centre for

Thursday 17 December –

taking

Danzart Christmas Show –

the

Cambridge

exams

(KET, PET, First Certificate, Ad-

Begins at 2.30pm. For all clas-

vanced and Proficiency) and our

ses up to and including Year 7,

first pupils will be able to take

and Secondary students whose

the PET (B1 level) in March 2010

siblings are in the show, by

whilst others will take the Alli-

will be sent out before Christ-

ance Française exams before the

mas. Friday

end of the academic year. From Summer 2010 our Spanish pupils will be able to take the “prueba específica”- part 2 of the new Selectividad University entrance exams and we are preparing them for this extra exam, as well as for GCE ´A´ Levels, which are recognized as equivalent to the “prueba general”. We shall be inviting all parents of pupils doing the Spanish Lengua

parental agreement.

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December

Christmas Social Afternoon for families and staff

dary Begins at 2.30 pm. To raise funds

for

the

Eliot

George

Foundation.

From 3.30 pm you are invited to come in to school to see our Christmas classrooms and displays. There will be a Christmas Raffle in aid of the Eliot George Foundation and many stalls selling cards as well as

December

Sponsored Walk in Secon-

Dates for your diary; Friday

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Monday 21 December Secondary Reports go out Tuesday 22 December Primary Reports go out Produced and edited by

Ms. M. Goodwin, Sam Gulliver, Laude Newsletter Club and

Laude students raised 3950€ for charity ......find out more on page 7. 1

Staff Members


NOVEMBER 2009 ACTUALIDAD DIRECTORA GILLIAN FLAXMAN Recientemente se acordó que

nocidos como lo equivalente a

muchos

uno de los requisitos para el

la “prueba general”. A media-

desde tarjetas navideñas has-

acceso a las universidades es-

dos de enero, tenemos previs-

ta

pañolas fuese la obligación de

to celebrar una reunión entre

(Mince pie) y bebidas típicas

tener una lengua extranjera

Ms Flaxman y todos los padres

de estas fechas.

del Nivel B1 del marco de la

de los alumnos que estudian

Miércoles 16 de diciembre

Unión Económica Europea. Por

Lengua

– Show Navideño de todo

este motivo, actualmente esta-

miento del Medio/Ciencias So-

el Colegio

mos ofreciendo durante la hora

ciales para explicarles los nue-

Villancicos

del almuerzo unos clubs en

vos requisitos de la selectivi-

Comienza a las 14:30.

estos niveles para permitir que

dad y exámenes para el acceso

favor, vengan y participen con

los alumnos puedan obtener

a la universidad. Recibirán es-

sus hijos.

certificados en francés e in-

ta carta antes de Navidad.

Jueves, 17 de diciembre –

española

y

Conoci-

puestos

pastel

de

vendiendo

carne

picada

y Concierto de Por

glés. Hace poco el colegio fue

Show Navideño de Danzart

autorizado como centro para

Comienza a las 14:30.

celebrar

de

todas las clases hasta Year 7 y

First

alumnos del resto de secunda-

Certificate, Advanced y Profi-

ria cuyos hermanos participa-

ciency). Nuestros alumnos po-

rán en el show, con el consen-

drán hacer los exámenes del

timiento de sus padres.

PET (nivel B1) en marzo 2010

Viernes, 18 de diciembre –

y los de la Alliance Française

Caminata esponsorizada de

los

Cambridge

exámenes

(KET,

PET,

Para

se podrán hacer antes de fina-

Fechas para apuntar en la

secundaria

lizar el año académico.

agenda;

Comienza a las 14:30 . Para recaudar fondos para la Fun-

A partir del verano del 2010,

Viernes 11 de diciembre –

dación Eliot George.

nuestros alumnos de español

Acontecimiento Social Navi-

Lunes, 21 de diciembre

podrán hacer la “prueba espe-

deño para Familiares y el

Se entregan las notas de

cífica” – la segunda parte de

personal

secundaria

los nuevos exámenes de selec-

Queremos invitarles a pasar a

Martes, 22 de diciembre

tividad para entrar en la uni-

partir de las 15.30 para ver las

Se entregan las notas de

versidad. Estamos preparando

aulas decoradas y nuestras ex-

primaria

a los alumnos para este exa-

posiciones navideñas.

men además de los GCE ´A´

braremos un sorteo navideño

Levels; estos últimos son reco-

para un fin benéfico y habrá

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Cele-


OCTOBER 2008

PRIMARY-NEWS RECEPTION - WORKING HARD BY MISS BULLOCH AND MISS WILSON This month has been extremely busy for Reception. We have learned so many new things. In Literacy we have looked at the alphabet and learned all the sounds the letters make. We have also read lots of books and our favourite one was called: ´The Toys Party´. We decided to have our own party and invite our toys. They had such good fun eating jam sandwiches, sweets and biscuits. It was such a special treat.

NURSERY - USING SENSES BY MS. GREENWOOD In Nursery we have been looking at our five senses. We have walked around the school to hear different sounds and see different sights. We enjoyed tasting and smelling lots of different foods and smells. We made telescopes and noisy music shakers. Our favourite part was feeling cold spaghetti and gloop! Fun and messy!

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OCTOBER 2008

PRIMARY-NEWS PRIMARY—YEAR 1 IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF LIGHT BY MRS MARSHALL AND MISS PALMER Year

earth

used for decora-

been finding out

One

from the sun. To

tion. We like the

about

and

be safe at night it

coloured

dark.

We have

is best to wear

lights

learnt

how

light

Christmas

light

have

to

down

to

coloured

identify

a

light

clothes

source

and

that

have a reflective

and

to

these may vary in

jacket on.

Some

brightness.

lights

func-

now

know

We

are

that

tional so we can

the moon and the

see at night, but

stars reflect light

some lights are

on

fairy the tree

and in the city streets!

PRIMARY—YEAR 3 IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF LIGHT BY Ms. CLAIRE MIDDLETON On Monday 16 November, Year 3 set off to San Pedro Beach. To help us with

our

Rivers

topic,

we wanted to see the mouth of the river at San Pedro Beach. We walked to the beach and

when

we

arrived

there, we saw a demonstration by Miss Middleton on how rivers shape the land. Next, we walked to the mouth

of

the

river,

sketched the area and answered our fieldwork questions.

By now, we were thirsty and hungry so we had our snack and enjoyed playing on the beach for a while. It was a great trip, and we all learnt a lot!

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OCTOBER 2008

PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 6 - RESIDENTIAL TRIP STUDENT REPORTS ROCKING RESIDENTIAL!!! On the 13th October forty Year 6 children from Laude San Pedro travelled to Fuente del Roble for their Residential trip to do team building activities such as rock climbing, hiking and archery. Horse riding

- One of the activities was horse-

riding where the children learnt to saddle up. Some of the children experienced cantering and Jumping into the water

others just galloping. Claudia, a brave year 6 student, commented that it was awesome and that she wanted to go again .

THE TIME OF OUR LIVES!

Arroying - Another activity that the children did was arroying where they had to put very tight

On the 13th of October, 40 year six students

wetsuits on. After that the children had to hike up

from Laude San Pedro International

a mountain all the way to the top were they had

College arrived in Fuente del Roble, to do

fun in very cold water, jumping off rocks and slid-

team building activities.

ing down waterfalls.

Arroying was planned on the Wednesday.

Reporter: Claudia Mack

The children commented that at first they thought it was hiking , but once they got to the top of the river they had safety instructions and had to wear wet suits. The children got in to the water - some loved it but some thought it was cold admitted Ayla, a student from 6Dc. “I felt really shocked when I jumped into the water. I didn't think it would

TREMENDOUS TRIP On the 13th October 2009, 40 Year 6 students from Laude San Pedro International College travelled to Sierra De Cazorla, Jaen, on the residential trip.

be so COLD!!”

Air Bridging was one of the activities. Roberto

On the last day they went air-bridging. Some

Holmes, a Year 6 student, commented “Air Bridg-

children were afraid of the heights but Lee, a

ing was my favourite activity. I was actually afraid

6dC student, confronted his fear.

of heights before, now I'm not”. The children were

Year 5 students are now looking forward for

instructed to go from bridge to bridge safely by

their residential trip next year.

connecting their safety clips.

Reporter: Eleanor

The Disco was one of the last activities. Miranda, a

Year 6 - Getting ready for their disco!

Year 6 girl, said “The Disco was amazing. At the end me and Dylan slow danced, it was funny". There was Fanta ,popcorn and coke . The music was the children's choice. Year 5 can't wait to go!

Reporter: James Musgrove 5


OCTOBER 2008

PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 6 - RESIDENTIAL TRIP STUDENT REPORTS See the news articles that Year 6 have produced about their residential trip.

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PRIMARY NEWS FUND RAISING SPONSORED SPELLING BY VICKY HURST

In

7

October,

the

Primary

to Year 6.

The children

would not have been possi-

School received a visit from

worked very hard to learn

ble to do this without every-

Natalia Perry who runs a

their spellings ready for a

one working together.

charity called “Sacred Child-

test on Friday 6 November.

Natalia Perry came back to

hoods”. She showed us pho-

Then the children

the school on Friday 13 No-

tos of an orphanage that she

their

has set up to help children in

brought it to school.

dren. She informed us that

Bali.

The amount of money we

the money will fund a school

We were all very surprised to

raised is ASTOUNDING! The

for children who live in the

discover how hard life is for

current total is 3,950 euros

slums in Bali, to ensure that

the children. They have very

and sponsor money is still

they

few toys, not enough to eat

coming in.

hopefully

and some do not even have

Many, many thanks to the

lives and those of future

clean beds to sleep in.

parents and families of our

generations.

Mrs Hurst decided to organ-

pupils who supported this

ise a sponsored spell to help

very worthy cause.

raise money.

This involved

course, thank you to the

all the children from Year 1

teachers and children – it

sponsor

collected

money

and

And of

vember to thank the chil-

get

an

education,

improving

Well done to everyone!

their


OCTOBER 2008

PRIMARY-NEWS YEAR 5 -WW2 STREET PARTY BY MRS A. AVILEZ, MRS B. BLACKWELL AND MRS K. WOOD As part of their curriculum studies Year 5 enjoyed a wonderful

World

War

II

Street Party on Friday 13th November.

LIBRARY READING COMPETITION BY CARMEN JEREZ The winner for the month of October of the Library Reading Prize goes to Carlota Fernández Feres in year 5W. The other participants, Camille Green year 5W , Lucas Laya year 4F, Daniel Montalban year 3H, Julia Pietras year 5A and Ana Sánchez Prados year 4dC received a bookmark of their choice. To participate, students from years 3-6 must read at least 6 books and hand in their card with the 6 stickers that they have received once they have read their book and returned it in on time with their card. Congratulations to all the winners and for those of you who have not won a prize for this past month, remember that there will be a draw at the end of each month so keep on reading and make sure you don’t lose your library card!

La ganadora del Premio de Lectura de la Biblioteca del mes de octubre ha sido Carlota Fernández Feres de year 5W. Los otros participantes, Camille Green year 5W, Lucas Laya year 4F, Daniel Montalbán year 3H, Julia Pietras year 5A y Ana Sánchez Prados year 4DC pudieron eligir un marca páginas a su gusto. Para participar, los alumnos de years 3-6 deberán leer al menos 6 libros y entregar su tarjeta con las 6 pegatinas que habrán recibido anteriormente por leer su libro y por devolverlo antes de que pase la fecha anotada en su tarjeta. Se sorteará un premio para el ganador y todos los participantes recibirán un marca páginas. ¡Enhorabuena a todos los ganadores! Y a los que no pudieron ganar un premio esta vez, recordad que habrá un sorteo al final de cada mes del año escolar, por lo tanto, ¡no dejéis de leer y no perdáis vuestras tarjetas!

¡Enhorabuena a todos los ganadores! Congratulations to all the winners!

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PRIMARY STAR PUPILS

Week: 2nd to 6th

Week:8th to 13th No-

Week:15th to 20th

Week: 23rd to 27th

November 2009:

vember 2009:

November 2009:

November 2009

Y1 Semsema and Luis

Y1 Nelly and Ethan

Y1 Ania and Eva

Y1 Daniel and Majid

Y2 Alia and Thomas

Y2 Sophia and Laura

Y2 Mencia and Jeremy

Y2 Alex and Nicholas

Y3 Louis and Maximo

Y3 Mia and Anastasia

Y3 Araz and Luke

Y3 Aida and Leonora

Y4 Jasmine and Astrid

Y4 Gerardo and Ellie

Y4 Ornella and Ale-

Y4 Lucas and Anna

Y5 Harry , Yanis and

Y5 Kalina, Billie and

jandro

Y5 Camille, Jose and

Carlota

Ekaterina

Y5 Olivia, Paloma and

Jesper

Y6 Dylan and Franc

Y6 Lolita Mikhail

Milli

Y6 Isabella and Clara

Y6 Arabella Maria

SECONDARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH Omar Houssrey - outstanding performance, Ralph Jagtenberg - extending his answers and improving his presentation skills, Ryan Boswell – good quality work and 1st class effort, Henry Stafford Northcote - outstanding research and an excellent

presentation

on

business

ideas, Holly Campbell - consistently excellent work and exemplary behaviour, Sonia Smirnova - extraordinary effort and progress, Claudia MaraĂąon - she Great Who will you vote ?

effort by all!

adapts herself very quickly and she has made an extraordinary effort, Gemma Raad - for improving her work with a lot of effort and progress,

Borja Gozalo

Curry - for putting in extra effort, both in class and at home, George Martin for always trying to do his best and conPhotos are avail-

tinuously

making

positive

progress,

able on the school

Jorge Torrabadela Rubio - he has done

website!

excellent work and he also helps other students and finally Jack Jackson - fantastic effort.

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GENERAL NEWS FIRST AID

by DOLORES SUGRUE

Hi all. I had the unfortunate

and all I can say is my parents

luck of bumping into Ms. Good-

must have been psychic and

win one day and now find my-

knew that one day I would

self

move to Spain.

roped

into

writing

a

monthly newsletter article. Let

Each month I will try to include

me briefly introduce myself.

a health quiz, a healthy recipe

My name is Dolores Sugrue. I

or some health advice. So try

am a Registered General Nurse

this quiz and see if we have

from Dublin in Ireland. I have

any Florence Nightingales or

been living in Spain for 3 ½

Doctors in the making.

Years, I am married and have

luck, the answers are at the

3 children. I am often asked

bottom of the page.

Good

why I have a Spanish name

HEALTH QUIZ Q1: A person suffering from

Q3:

A

person

suffering

Q5: Someone you know is

a nosebleed should be?

from a heart attack should

a diabetic and takes insu-

be placed:

lin. They start to become

A: Placed sitting with head for-

A: On their side

confused, slur their words

ward and nose pinched

B: Half sitting

and stagger as they walk.

B: Placed sitting with the nose

C: Lying down

What should you do?

plugged to avoid unnecessary

A: Give them an injection of

blood loss

Q4: Your friend acciden-

their insulin

C: Placed sitting with head back

tally burns their hand on

B:

and nose pinched

the cooker top. What’s the

drink, such as fruit juice

best thing to do?

C: Encourage them to go to

Q2:

An

unconscious casu-

A:

Rub

butter

onto

the

Give them a sweetened

bed and sleep it off

alty, under normal circum-

burned area

stances, is better off to be?

B:

A: On their back with a pillow

bucket of iced water

cause of suffocation?

under their head

C: Hold the hand under cold

A: Chest injury

B: On their side

running water for up to 20

B: Plastic bag over the face

C: On their back with their legs

minutes

C: All of the above

Immerse the hand in a

Q6. Which of these is a

raised

1-a, 2-b, 3-b, 4-c, 5-b, 6-c ANSWERS—FIRST AID QUIZ 10


SECONDARY NEWS YEAR 7 - GEOGRAPHY

STUDENT AWARENESS OF THIRD WORLD DEBT

MR. CRAVEN The houses…

I am Mónica Vargas from

Y9P

and in

curriculum week we were learning about the problems of the Third World Debt in Ghana , in Geography, with Mr. Craven.

Causes of bad nutrition…

In these lessons there were things that really affect

me like, how many people

were dying because of diseases, bad nutrition ... So I did a PowerPoint about the problems of Third World Debt in Ghana, here are some of the slides.

the streets were destroyed …

HISTORY BY MR. MARCOS History

been

(they can remember things

There is advice on how to revise

working very hard this term.

they have seen), others are

according to your learning style

They have had exams in No-

audio or oral (they learn bet-

here:

vember and will be getting

ter if they hear or say some-

http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/

ready for their end of term

thing) and others are kinaes-

a 3 _ a s p e c t s / p a g e s /

tests in early December. To

thetic (they learn better when

MakeMost.htm

help you prepare for these im-

they do something).

portant exams make sure you

You can find out what your

Whatever your learning style,

find out what type of learner

learning style is on this web-

please remember to plan your

you are and what you can do

site:

revision and allow plenty of time

to help you revise. There are 3

http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/

before the actual tests to start

different types of learner, some

a3_aspects/pages/

revising. Good luck!

people

VAK_quest.htm

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students

are

have

visual

learners


SECONDARY NEWS FRENCH— YEAR 9 BY MR. MARCOS The Year 9 French

in teams to develop

is not an easy task,

students have been

their

presentation

especially in a for-

working on the fu-

and

communication

eign language! How-

ture tense.

skills.

Recently, they were

They

asked

to create a

short,

video

presentation

and

ever produced

a

clear

pleasant

to

about their plans for

watch

the future when they

in French. Delivering

have finished school.

a

The students worked

front of an audience

our

students

performed

the

task displaying considerable flair.

performance

presentation

Great work year 9!

in

CIENCIAS SOCIALES - YEAR 11 LA REVOLUCIÒN INDUSTRIAL BY MIRYAM MARTIN En nuestras clases de

portamientos y acti-

su esfuerzo y dedica-

Historia con Year 11

tudes clasistas.

ción

hemos estudiado” La

Nuestros

alumnos

una exposición de sus

revolución industrial”.

han

valorar

proyectos. Todos pre-

Nos hemos centrado

positivamente

los

sentaron sus trabajos

en la

valoración de

logros del movimien-

en

sus efectos positivos

to obrero y el recha-

demostraron

y negativos y en la

zo de situaciones de

gran

revolución

explotación laboral e

oratoria, uno de los

de

clase

medio

y

de

“todos” una

capacidad

de

infantil en el mundo.

puntos importantes a

concienciación de que

Cada uno de ellos ha

los que le damos mu-

la

realizado un trabajo

cha relevancia, pues

trial fue el origen de

centrándose

uno de nuestros obje-

la brecha económica

puntos más destaca-

tivos

y social entre los paí-

dos de la Revolución.

preparar a nuestros

ses

y

Algunos de ellos han

alumnos a ser gran-

en

trabajado en equipo y

des oradores.

el rechazo de com-

han sabido demostrar

transportes;

en

la

revolución indus-

desarrollados

subdesarrollados;

12

los

sabido

por

en

los

es

enseñar

y


SECONDARY NEWS ICT BY GINA COHEN As part of their “Creating and presenting”

Both the graphics and text that they have

project, Year 7 are currently creating a logo

created are inserted into a Desktop Publishing

using a painting package and describing how

Template as part of their final project.

this task was carried out. This is the work of Borja Gozalo Curry in 7M: I started doing the teeth (which appear to be

This is the work of Camilla Domingez Gonzalez in 7G.

the biggest part of the face) with the curve tool. When I started doing the teeth I noticed that it was all going weird. I had a closer look and noticed that instead ofclicking once after doing the line you have to click twice. Then I continued doing the nose again using curve, then the shape of the face and the ears. It took quite a while to get the correct shape but I got to grips with it. I did the earring with the ellipse tool. I coloured the hair with airbrush (or as I call it, graffiti). I drew in the final details and... voilá here it is.

First I found the picture that I wanted to draw.

Then I cut a little box from it’s original colour and so that I could have the same colour in mypicture. I used this tool.

Using the line . I divided the page into sections so that the background could be differently coloured.Then I turned the line colour white with this tool.

Then I started to rub out the pictures with the eraser tool.

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SECONDARY NEWS ART BY UTE SCHROETER What are we doing to our planet? Was the

Comments from some students in year 7:

theme of our curriculum week, and Frottage

Billie: frottage is when you get different materi-

was the technique explored by Year 7.

als and create texture onto a page.

We made loads of patterns; they were about In frottage the artist takes a pencil, crayon or other drawing tool and makes a "rubbing" over a textured surface.

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what’s happening to our planet!


SECONDARY NEWS SCHOOL COUNCILLORS BY HANNAH CARSON School council are representatives from each class and we meet once a every month to discuss any areas of concern raised by fellow classmates and what changes we could make! We had a meeting on Thursday 5th November to talk about fund raising. Two visitors from St. Elliot George Foundation came to our meeting to support our ideas. The Councillors came up with a few good ideas! We agreed on the best ideas and an action plan is currently being created! The School Councillors are open minded and constructive, this is why we were chosen!

ASSEMBLY ON BULLYING - YEAR 9 BY MR. MARCOS On 20th November 9P delivered an

fect if you are a victim of bullying.

assembly on bullying. The students

Our school believes that everyone

presented examples of bullying in

should be treated with respect and

school and at home using the

we will not tolerate any form of

internet. They explained how you

bullying.

must never accept it if someone is bullying you.

Bullying is wrong: DON’T ACCEPT

The main message of this assembly

IT!

was that you should always tell your parents, a teacher or a pre-

YEAR 9 & 10—TRIP TO THE RECYCLING PLANT A very informative trip was taken

space that it takes to recycle all

to the recycling plant near Casares

our everyday rubbish. Not only

on the 24th of November. This

does this plant recycle the normal

joint Science and Geography trip

items such as plastics, glass, paper

was for the Year 9 and 10 stu-

etc, but organic matter is also re-

dents, to complement topics in the

cycled

curriculum

post. Overall, a very

of these two sub-

here,

to

make

BY MS. BUIS

com-

impressive

jects. The students were shown an

site carrying out a lot of much

interesting presentation about the

needed work to help save our en-

plant, followed by a tour in the bus

vironment.

Part of the recycling process.

of the plant itself. The tour had to be taken by coach as the strong

We were all back at school well in

smell arising from the plant made

time for lessons after a very infor-

it impossible to walk around. We

mative half day trip.

saw the huge amount of work and 15

Year 10 pupil—practising what they have learnt!


SECONDARY NEWS BUSINESS STUDIES ATM TERMINALS TRIP

- by MS GOODWIN

On Thursday 19th November as part of Business Studies we visited an ATM Terminal (Maersk Line) in Algeciras. Maersk Line is one of the leading liner shipping companies in the world, serving customers all over the globe. Our visit gave pupils the opportunity observe business in the international community and identify how the Government controls activity.

Port Authority Control tower

Year 10 Business Studies pupils Port Authority Control tower

We visited the control tower for the Port Authority, received a presentation on the Terminal Structure and had a guided tour around the ATM Terminals.

Pupils were due to observe ´Maersk Emma´ the biggest container ship in the world, approximately 3½ football pitches long, but the vessel hadn´t arrived into port due to bad weather conditions in the Atlantic. X-rayed Lorry

Pupils were informed about the precautions and screen-

An X-ray of a vehicle

ing measures the port authorities conduct on a daily ba-

with

sis, to ensure that imported and exported goods are ac-

people

smuggled country.

being

into

the

curately accounted for. They search and/or x-ray a large number of vehicles and containers. The National Police are alerted if anything suspicious is identified.

Pupils did get to appreciate the scale of the vessels as they were given a guided bus tour around the ATM Terminals.

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OCTOBER 2008

SECONDARY NEWS TRIP TO MALAGA AIR MUSEUM

BY Ms. Valentine

and put together. It can

sit in the cockpit and

see the first air stew-

take up to 18 months

put on a pilots cap.

ardess and pilot uni-

for an aeroplane to be

They had a look at the

forms

built.!

many different buttons

imagine what it might

The students were al-

and knobs that pilots

have been like to land

lowed to look at and

have to be extensively

at Malaga airport in the

play with various parts

trained on before they

early 1950’s.

No-

in an aeroplane to gain

can be allowed to fly an

The staff and students

vember 2009, students

experience on how they

aeroplane.

had a great time and

from years 10 , 12 and

are built and the many

We were also shown

enjoyed being able to

13 where taken on a

features they have.

part

museum

look at Forces and their

visit to the Air Museum

They were also allowed

that once was the first

importance, outside the

in Malaga.

to dress up in various

airport in Malaga and

classroom.

The trip involved stu-

outfits.

given a guided tour of

dents watching a video

The students had the

this very small build-

at the museum on how

opportunity to get in-

ing.

an

side an aeroplane and

Students were able to

On

Tuesday

3rd

aeroplane is built

of

the

and

able

to

The four main forces that operate in and around a plane in flight.

Inside the nose cone of an aeroplane is the 100 eyes. This

helps

through

using radar.

WHY DO WE GO TO THE AIR MUSEUM? As part of the Physics curriculum

we have looked in detail at cars,

students have to study Forces.

bikes, parachutes and aeroplanes

Forces are a major part of our lives and affect everything we do

to tried to understand how forces affect us.

from walking and riding a bike to

What better way is there to learn

driving a car and even flying in

more about forces than to put our

an aeroplane. Many forces affect

school blazers on and go outside

us every day and we don't even

the classroom?

notice them. As part of this unit 17

pilots

rough

navigate

weather

by


SECONDARY NEWS TRIP TO MALAGA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK SCIENCE BY MS. Buis A large group of very excited Year 7 pupils all climbed into the coach, set to visit the enormous Malaga Science and Technology Park. After a short bus ride we reached our destination. Here we were greeted by the park’s very knowledgeable staff who discussed the importance and technology behind wind and solar energy production, in the lecture

theatre. The students were extremely interested in the talk, answering questions knowledgeably and asking several of their own relevant questions. They were given a model solar powered fan to make themselves and then had some free time to explore the interactive exhibits, of which there were many, before heading outside for a picnic on the lawn. To

finish off, the students were given commemorative pens and delicious desserts which were polished off with gusto, for some even before lunch. The students enjoyed the outing very much and their excellent behaviour and neat appearance were commented on by members of staff at the centre. Well done Yr 7 for doing the school proud!

Year 7 Girls inside the Science and Technology Park

Year 7 Boys inside the Science and Technology Park

Getting to grips with some old

One of the fascinating exhibits

fashioned technology!

for the students to explore

STUDENT REPORT— SCIENCE TRIP On the 10/11/09 Year 7 went to the science park in Malaga. We went on school bus and the journey was just over an hour long.

Year 7 Girls—observing an automated loom

We arrived at 11:00am. We had a snack and got some fresh air, just before we went indoors. When we were indoors a man called Fernando gave a presentation and a speech on wind turbines. After this we had 25 minutes to spare, with this we looked at the exhibits of science technology. After we had been all the way round in 10 minutes we had 15 minutes left for lunch. When we had had lunch and we made our journey back to school. Thank you Miss Buis, Miss Issari, Miss Paris and Mr Craven for a lovely trip. By Megan Robinson - (Newsletter Club) 18

Inside the Science and Technology Park


SECONDARY NEWS NEWS FROM THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT BY MS. HOAD

“Of Mice and Men” - the suspense is almost

The Year 10 Literature

Year 11 Literature stu-

characters such as Iago.

class have nearly finis-

dents are studying Short

In Key Stage 3, Year 7

hed reading “Of Mice and

Stories

ex-

students are approaching

Men” by John Steinbeck

am and have been plun-

the end of their "Myself"

and the suspense is al-

ged into future worlds,

projects. They have sha-

most

Victorian

and

red their favourite old

Will Lennie escape from

an American house at

toys and have brought in

the angry mob or will he

the turn of the century.

some wonderful photo-

be

Their

find

graphs of themselves as

the American legal sys-

links between the diffe-

babies. All the work they

tem of the 1930's?

rent

stories

have completed will go

that

some

tangible.

caught

and

face

for

their

England

job

is

to

and

learn

conflicts

their

Autobio-

Year 11 Language stu-

that existed a hundred

graphies and should give

dents were relieved to

years ago still exist to-

many hours of reading

discover

day.

pleasure for years to co-

an

uninhabi-

ted island in the middle

“Othello”

towards

me.

of the Pacific Ocean, but

The 12 AS Literature stu-

disaster struck when one

dents have finished rea-

The

of their friends decided

ding “Othello” and are

student of the month is

to use a crate containing

now planning their 2,500

Sonia

€1,000,000 for firewood!

word essay on the play.

Year 8. She has been

Will they survive the ex-

All of the students are-

awarded the prize for her

perience and if so, will

considering the way in

extraordinary effort and

they ever be the same

which Shakespeare crea-

progress.

again?

tes the motivation in evil

November

English

Smirnova

from

ACTING PERFORMANCE FOR YEAR 7 BY MISS MUÑOZ into a world of hope and discov-

provisation and staging activi-

ery with the adaptation of David

ties; tension and suspense,

Almond's

award-

characterisation, dialogue and

winning novel. A story about

dramatic devices. They have

dreams, birds, death and a boy

had the opportunity to inter-

who finds a strange “creature”,

pret the characters of this

in the far corner of his ne-

play

glected garage. Our Year 7 pu-

them to think, feel, believe

pils

introduced,

and enjoy this unforgettable

acclaimed,

have

been

which

has

allowed

Year 7 pupils enjoyed acting

through

accessible

story. Well done Year 7! You

out scenes from the extraordi-

play, to Drama study and per-

definitely have a natural tal-

nary play “Skellig”: A journey

formance work – mime, im-

ent for acting.

19

this

very


SECONDARY NEWS NEWS FROM THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT BY MRS PALMER During the Autumn we encoura-

explored

confusion,

culminated in our talented scri-

ge our students to enter a Poe-

dreams, needs, happiness, me-

bes creating their own poems.

try Competition which is organi-

mories, hopes, beliefs, love and

It was hugely rewarding to see

sed

friendship…. The list is endless.

the

by

Young

Writers.co.uk

included:

(part of Forward Press Ltd); the

imagination,

energy

and

creativity which went into this

largest publisher of new poetry

All children in Key Stage 3 were

activity; students eagerly vo-

in the world. The British library

exposed to a wide range of con-

lunteered to read their poems

currently holds almost two de-

temporary poems and the week

aloud to their classmates which

cades of Young Writers poetry

was

brilliant

for

their

and short stories in its national

esteem and confidence.

self-

archive. Bust-A-Rhyme certainly proviThis year’s competition is Bust-

ded students with an exciting

A-Rhyme. Students are encou-

opportunity to be involved in a

raged to write in any poetic sty-

creative

le or form and some extremely

from writing a poem to getting

touching and expertly crafted

it published.

poems were created.

writing

experience,

Topics

ACROSTIC POEMS BY MS. GOODWIN Throughout November Year 8 - English pupils worked on the topic of ´Environmental Threats´ and they were asked to produce an Acrostic Poem (poems that were about a chosen topic word and each line begins with a letter

from the word).

Firstly, the pupils decided on a word that was related

to

the

topic

e.g.

Pollution.

Pupils then brainstormed a list of words or phrases that described or reminded them of this topic, some of these words or phrases start with letters from the topic word i.e. industrial.

They then used the brainstormed

words to help them write their acrostic poem. Their work is displayed in B44, feel free to come and see! 20


SECONDARY NEWS ENGLISH EAL - TEEN FUN IN MARBELLA BY Ms. GAMBLE and EAL STUDENTS Are you bored? Tired of home-

your parents tell you to stay

sun and snow guaranteed!”

work? Looking for something

home,

nobody

If you are lucky and it is a

fun to do? Read on and we’ll

said you couldn’t invite your

windy day as well make sure

give you some great ideas to

friends over and play games

you go to Tarifa! Go kite

keep you entertained.

together. Swim in the pool!

surfing it’s the best water

FUN ON A WET DAY AT HOME

What could be better than re-

sport and you can

do a

Marbella has everything you need

laxing by the pool with pizza?

course.

loves

even when you are bored on a

It’s the perfect opportunity to

kite surfing, said, “Tarifa has

rainy ugly day and stuck in your

wash your pet. Your dog will

the

house. These are our top ideas.

love you forever. Don’t be bor-

world!”

Play computer games. We recom-

ing! Be active! Sonia who is in

mend “Uncharted”. It’s the best!

year 8 at Laude School said,

Invite your friends over and share

“You can have fun! I played

the experience.

tennis in my big garden and I For those of you

don’t

stress,

Anton,

best

who

waves

in

the

OUT AND ABOUT

really had a great time.”

who love reading, we

strongly

rec-

Vampi-

OUT AND ABOUT

rates. Its a horror/

ON A SUNNY DAY

ommend thriller

with

twist.

Alejandro

ON A RAINY DAY Even if it is raining you can have a great time in Mar-

a

bella. La Cañada has a new 3D cinema where you can

from Laude says, “Vampirates

was

the

have a unique cinema ex-

scariest

perience.

book I’ve ever read!” An all time

Marbella

also

has

the

best

game.

places to go on a dry and

These are always fun to play with

sunny day. Go climbing to the

friends or family members. Your

top of “La Concha” where you

Grandparents will love it! Enjoy

will have a fantastic time. Go

yourself and ask others to join in.

with a group of friends. You’ll

There are plenty of activities to

see the whole city and amaz-

choose from. If you follow our ad-

ing views. You’ll feel wild and

vice you won’t get bored.

free. Go skiing in Sierra Ne-

Cluedo,

the

detective

FUN IN THE SUN

vada. It’s so close you can do

WHILE STUCK AT HOME

a day trip. It is a white para-

Marbella has it all for you on a

dise. You’ll

feel

like a

pro

sunny day. Try these activities to

zooming down the slopes. Ale-

keep you going. Play tennis in

jandro, a genuine ‘Granadino’,

your garden with your friends. If

said, “It’s close and you have

21

moment

story’ but don’t miss ‘Avator’

still the classic board game, Moor

the

you can see ‘A Christmas

favourite activity for all ages is nopoly, the money game,

At

coming out in March. Accordining to Anton, “It is so cool! It was like the shark was coming out at you. They give you new glasses which you you.”

can

take

home

with

After the cinema you

could try the new Hollywood restaurant in Puerto Banús. They have got the most delicious hamburgers. There is a new

teenager

club

called

Mansion Light for 14+. You can hear great music, dance, see your friends and it is GREAT FUN… if your parents


SECONDARY NEWS Mr Anwar joined our staff on Wednesday 18 November as Ms Perry has begun an extended course of treatment which will mean she will

Welcome Mr Anwar

-

not be able to return to school for several months.

Secondary Maths

Mr Anwar is an experienced Maths teacher up to GCE level and has

Department

been doing everything possible, even giving up his free periods, to ensure that all pupils are on schedule with their studies.

SECONDARY SPORTS PE CURRICULUM WEEK

BY MRS O GARCIA

Years 7-9 participated in a number of activities designed to raise awareness about global issues, whilst encouraging the pupils to develop teamwork. In the first sessions organized by Mrs. Garcia, pupils were split into house teams and given a number of questions about the world; they then had to run around the school and find the answers, which were hidden.

The 1st team to

complete the answers correctly returned to the gym, were the winning team. Here are some question examples and photos:

In the second lesson, the house teams had to work collaboratively and use their initiative to complete tasks. The idea was to inform them about people suffering political incarceration, natural and man-made disasters etc, and to learn skills transferable to 22

the real world. This would also confirm in the pupils’ minds that many of the world’s problems can be solved by people working together. Here’s an example of some scenarios and some photos:


SECONDARY SPORTS PE CURRICULUM WEEK

Finally scores were added together and these also contributed to their House points total. Here’s the overall score table:

23

BY MR. LEACH


OCTOBER 2008

SECONDARY SPORTS UNDER 15´S BOYS BASKETBALL – MR LEACH On November 16th the year 10 boys went to the English International College for the interschool’s basketball tournament. In total four schools took part (Sotogrande, E.I.C, Laude San Pedro, and Swans). It was

a

great

atmosphere

and

all

the

schools tried their best. Laude battled through all their games. Nicolas Spano was the year 10 captain; he also scored the most baskets including a beautiful alley hoop set by Jose Barrena. Laude San Pedro fought and fought and only just lost in the finishing minutes of their games. Mr. Leach was the Coach and we had 6 team-mates in total whom were Jorge, Nicolas, Jose, Fredrik, Robert and

Jose putting the opposition under pressure with a shot on target…

the Assistant Coach/reporter was Sam (but he was too injured to play - reporter) Although we were not triumphant in all our matches, the Laude team never gave up. They all worked together as a team and in my eyes they were the winning team. By Sam De Jonge (Year 10)

Nicolas adapts the triple threat position, Mr Leach umpires, trying to look proud, yet impartial...

Fredrick leaping like a Great White Shark!

24


OCTOBER 2008

SECONDARY PE INTERHOUSE BADMINTON TOURNAMENT BY MS. GARCIA The Badminton tournament was held in November of this year. All the pupils represented their house with great effort and enthusiasm. The tournament was played during the pupils PE lessons and all the children had an opportunity to show their skills in the sport. The pupils had a fantastic time as the level was very high and at times the competition was very close in most games. The overall

results were- 1st

Fire, 2nd Earth, 3rd Air and 4th Water. The Primary Badminton tournament is currently being played and the results will be published in the next news letter. Well done to all the teams for showing great sportsmanship.

25


EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES NEWSLETTER CLUB Every Monday lunchtime students from Secondary School

KS3, KS4 and KS5

have the opportunity to assist with the production

of the Laude San

Pedro

Newsletter with Ms. Goodwin. Ten pupils have volunteered to report, produce or edit articles that will be included in each monthly edition. Articles include

reports

on

sporting

events,

school trips, book reviews and much more.

Well done to the following pupils; Sam Gulliver, Megan Robinson, Hannah Carson, Markian Benhamou, Sophie Tonge, Itziar Pomares, Elena Peel Pedraz, Phoebe Briggs, Maria Paramio and Julia Puya.

STUDENT/ TEACHER INTERVIEW Megan Robinson YR7 interview with a teacher, read more………!

Charles Marchand is a

went to France, Canada

would like to possess,

Secondary

French

and England before re-

as he said “It is the ul-

teacher

he

has

turning to Spain. When

timate

been working at Laude

asked what his most

erty.”

San Pedro for 2 years.

significant

As

he is the head of

has occurred so far in

key stage 4 Mr. Mar-

his life was, he said

chand does not have a

that it was his wedding

tutor group, but

he

day as it was the day

an

extra-

that represented meet-

club

two

ing a special person to

Unfortunately

a

week

share his life with.

vourite joke is too rude

does

and

have

curricular lunchtimes which

is

a

French

course. His passion for GREAT REPORT WELL DONE

French comes from it being his nationality.

MEGAN!

During break, 26

the Mr.

Mr.

event

Marchand

that

has

a

passion for rock ‘n’ roll and rap music and if he were

a

super

hero,

summer

then the power to fly

Marchand

would be something he

sense

of

lib-

The ambition to be better at sports is something

that

Mr.

Mar-

chand aspires to as he really admires athletes.

to tell!!

his

fa-


EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES FUN IN MARBELLA BY MARKIAN BENHAMOU (NEWSLETTER CLUB)

Marbellafamilyfun.com

a

what a kid from Marbella likes:

and all the other things which

family website created by my

my top 5 games (which you can

are interesting like ad vice and

family and I.

This website

play if you click on the link), my

how to earn money. If you are

gives you ideas of what to do in

top 5 books, my top 5 movies,

interested in making a website

Marbella with your family for

my top 5 restaurants and my

of your own, it’s not that diffi-

either tourists or people who

top 5 attractions. Each one has

cult, just click Powered by: Site

live here, such as: attractions,

a review. We have created a

Build it! on the very bottom of

sports, beaches, indoor activi-

page

help

every page on our site. It will

ties,

excursions,

is

Cudeca

to

raise money for the Cudeca

tell you every thing about mak-

etc.

charity, so be sure to look at it

ing

Each activity has its own review

because we give a Euro for

zero. If there are any questions

written by my family and other

every visitor on that page. Mar-

do not hesitate to ask on our

families. We have also made

bella Family Fun is a project my

Send a question! page. You can

pages about Marbella’s history

parents started so that I could

write and share your own re-

and practical info. I have made

learn how to create a website,

views by going to share experi-

a page about myself to show

learn about traffic and content

e

shopping

malls,

restaurants,

called

parties

a

website

n

starting

c

e

from

s

BOOK REVIEW– MY SISTER THE VAMPIRE BY PHEOBE BRIGGS (NEWSLETTER CLUB) This book is about two girls who meet

and Olivia's has sworn that she'll ne-

each other at the beginning of the

ver tell another soul. But now, nosy

school term. Olivia is a vegetarian. Ivy

tabloid reporter Serena Star is snoo-

is a vampire. And they find out that

ping around. As she gets closer and

they are identical twins?!?

closer to the truth, it's up to Ivy and

They know this because they´re both

Olivia to throw her off track.

adopted, the only thing that is not identical is that Ivy Vega is a vampire and Olivia Abbot is a human! Ever since Olivia discovered that her long-lost

This is a fangtastic story that should be read by

twin sister. Ivy, is a vampire, she's been soaking

all! (pardon the pun!)

up everything Ivy will tell her about Franklin Grove's vampire community. It's all top secret, 27

.


OCTOBER 2008

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES YEAR 3 AND 4 CLUB DE MATEMÁTICAS ESPAÑOLAS by BEATRIZ DEL SAZ

Estos son los alumnos que

ciles” como dicen los alum-

puesto que comparten ma-

forman el club de matemá-

nos/as y dentro de poco co-

terial, se ayudan unos a

ticas españolas, aunque de-

menzaremos a jugar con

otros, juegan y conviven en

beríamos

multiplicaciones.

el aula; y la inteligencia in-

decir

mejor,

el

club de matemáticas en es-

Las ventajas de pertenecer

pañol, puesto que las mate-

a este selecto club son mu-

práctica les llevará a una

máticas son las mismas en

chas e importantes. Si pen-

mejora en el área y a un

todas

samos

consecuente

partes

aunque

los

por

ejemplo

en

trapersonal,

dado

que

aumento

la

de

métodos para la resolución

Gardner y su Teoría de las

autoestima

de problemas y operaciones

Inteligencias

Múltiples, no

miento de sus puntos fuer-

matemáticas, varíen ligera-

sólo estaríamos potenciando

tes y no tan fuertes, fijando

mente.

la

lógico-

nuevas metas. Todo ello sin

El objetivo es pasar un rato

matemática de estos alum-

olvidar la energía que apor-

agradable y divertido, ju-

nos, o su capacidad para

ta pasar un rato divertido.

gando, y a la vez apren-

discernir los esquemas nu-

Y esto, no sería posible, si

diendo a realizar operacio-

mérico o lógicos y su habili-

no fuera porque contamos

nes

básicas

dad para manejar cadenas

con un grupo de niños y ni-

por el método español. Es-

de razonamientos, sino que

ñas de primera, con una in-

tamos ya trabajando con

trabajaríamos

creíble

sumas y restas “de las difí-

inteligencia

28

matemáticas

inteligencia

también

la

interpersonal,

y

ilusión,

de

y

ganas de aprender.

conoci-

muchas


EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES CHOIR & VOCAL ACADEMY BY MS LONGDON

29

Laude San Pedro Choir is hav-

gramme. The choir sings a

where the singers received

ing an excellent year so far.

variety

including

much praise. The choir has

Over 40 students take part,

popular and folk music. Miss

many other concerts planned

rehearsing every Wednesday

Longdon

throughout

lunch time as part of the ex-

choir to perform at Sanyres

more

tra

Residencia in Puerto Banus,

Miss Longdon.

curricula

activity

pro-

of

songs

recently took the

the

year.

information,

For

contact


EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES BY MR A. CHAVES Un año más empezaron

niendo algunas activida-

español, también quere-

las actividades extraes-

des tan exitosas como

mos dar la bienvenida a

colares del colegio. Este

fútbol,

pasado

los nuevos profesores en

año incluimos las nuevas

nuestros equipos consi-

el club de arte, netball y

actividades

extraescola-

guieron quedar en tres

gimnasia.

res a la hora de comer,

los 3 primeros de sus

Estamos

donde los alumnos de

respectivas

no

nuevas actividades para

manera gratuita pueden

queremos olvidarnos de

el próximo trimestre, so-

complementar las ense-

Danzart

bre todo para poder am-

ñanzas que reciben en

cheerleaders

cada

pliar la oferta cultural,

nuestro

centro.

el

año

ligas, y

nuestras que

Estas

día están más solicitadas

haciendo hincapié en la

nuevas actividades están

para realizar exhibiciones

enseñanza de instrumen-

encaminadas

principal-

fuera del colegio, incluso

tos musicales.

mente a los alumnos de

ya han participado en

Para cualquier consulta,

KS3 y KS4, que poseen

algún casting de progra-

no duden en ponerse en

menos tiempo por las

mas de televisión.

contacto con D. Antonio

tardes para poder reali-

Para este año tenemos la

Chaves de 15.30 a 17.45

zarlas.

novedad del club de ru-

o

Con respecto a los clubes

so, el de deportes, tenis

a.chaves@laudesanpedro

de la tarde seguimos te-

de mesa y deberes en

.com.

NETBALL BY SOPHIE TONGE (Newsletter Club) Netball is onevery Thursday after school. It is coached by Audrey and it is open to all pupils in the school. Anyone is welcome from any other school. We are always looking for more people so we can start matches. What we do: •

various warm ups

circuits

different passes

matches against our team mates

And a lot more fun stuff!! you're

interested

in

If

joining,

please speak to Antonio Chaves.

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preparando

a l

e m a i l ;


Newsletter November 2009