This week began with our annual Remembrance assembly, ably led this year by Mr Garden who spoke about the significance of the poppy and about the number of countries involved in the First World War – including how Spain was affected by the world’s events.
I have also been in Madrid this week, meeting other representatives of the Inspired Group, as well as attending our regular Board meeting with the other heads of King’s Schools.
As always a few notices….
Year 9 GCSE presentation and parents’ evening
Thank you to all those parents who attended what was a very informative presentation regarding GCSEs and Spanish grade equivalence. Year 9 is a significant year, as the pupils prepare for their GCSE courses and we will be holding another very important presentation evening regarding ‘Options’ next term on Thursday 23rd January. I look forward to seeing many of you there also.
Uniform and the Shop
Thank you for your continued support in ensuring our pupils come to school in the correct uniform and looking smart. To this end, please do remember that the shop will soon be moving to card-only payments. From November 30th 2019, CASH PAYMENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED in the uniform shop.
To clarify some doubts expressed by parents regarding the Winter Uniform:
- Students must use the King’s College babi from Pre-Nursery until first term of Year 1.
- Students must wear the King’s College polo shirt in Reception, but in Year 1 and Year 2 they wear a white shirt.
- Girls must wear the King’s College cardigan until Year 2; from Year 2 to Year 13 they wear the King’s College jersey.
- Girls use the pichi or tunic from Reception to Year 2, then they wear the skirt or kilt until Year 13.
- Boys wear the King’s College tie from Year 3.
- From Year 7, boys may wear the King’s College jersey in class, but this is optional; they can’t replace it with another garment.
- The King’s College jacket or blazer is mandatory from Year 7 to Year 13.
For more information you can check the uniform list on the school website https://murcia.kingscollegeschools.org/school-life/school-uniform/
Before School Supervision
As I mentioned previously, we have been taking a register of pupils arriving to school before 9am and will be writing to you shortly regarding charges for before-school care. If you would like to register for this service, or had forgotten to do so previously, please do contact Marta Romero at reception. Thank you in advance.
Secondary Google Classroom
A further reminder that you will have received instructions regarding access to Google Classroom. Further information can be found here:
Please remember that we are also running a Google Classroom Presentation and Q&A session on Wednesday 20th November at 16.30 pm to get your feedback and answer queries after a few weeks of this function being in use.
Spanish University Entrance for all parents (repeat of previous presentation)
For all those parents who missed the opportunity last time, Sr Puente will be once again giving us his presentation about transfer to Spanish universities with A-levels. The presentation will be held directly before the Google Classroom presentation on Wednesday 20th November at 3.30pm. This presentation is aimed at all parents. We look forward to welcoming many of you there.
|Mon 18th Nov||COBIS Manga High Maths challenge begins in lessons|
|Wed 20th Nov||1530 Spanish University entrance Presentation|
|1630 Google Classroom Presentation|
|Thurs 21st Nov||1530 Secondary Coffee afternoon|
|Y11, 12 and 13 Mocks begin|
Secondary Parents’ Evenings and Curriculum Events
Some of our older students will be attending the annual COBIS Student Leadership Weekend, hosted by King’s College Soto. We wish them well on what I know will be an excellent weekend.
Next week, I will be away in the UK attending the annual AoBSO conference and meetings of the board. As ever, I will be leaving the school in Mr Snowden’s very capable hands.
I hope you enjoy a restful and peaceful weekend.