Last week, as you know, I was away in the UK attending the annual conference of the Association of British Schools Overseas. As a member of the executive committee, I had the pleasure of introducing a number of speakers and special guests to the event, such as Sir David Carter (the recently retired National School Commissioner) and Sir Roger himself. As this was a conference ‘for Heads, by Heads’, the emphases of the speakers were very much on leadership and wellbeing. The feedback was extremely positive from the 50 delegates who came from all corners of the globe – Japan, Kuwait, Egypt, just to name a few.
Following the conference was a recruitment fair for potential teachers, either newly qualified or experienced, to meet with representatives of all the schools. Again, this was very well attended with well over 100 teachers in attendance.
Having braved the cold (and rain!) of the UK, it has been good to be back here at KCM. This week has seen the ending of the mock examinations for our older students and also the end of some of our Primary inter-house competitions. Today, our secondary students will be competing in athletics against other schools, our Year 11s will be visiting Murcia University and many will also be continuing to compete in the Manga High Maths Challenge. On Sunday, our intrepid travellers will be going to Berlin!
A short letter this week….
It never ceases to amaze me how this time of year comes around so quickly! In two weeks’ time we will be celebrating our annual Charity Christmas Fair. As ever, the students will be running stalls and raising money for local charities. We would also like to invite any parents who might be interested in running a stall, or helping in the organisation of the event, to contact Mr Snowden at: email@example.com as soon as possible. We have heard from a number of you already, but please do let us know if you are interested while space remains in the hall. Many thanks and see you there!
Due to increasing numbers in our Early Years department, we will be opening a separate Pre-Nursery class in January. It gives me great pleasure to say that the teacher for that class will be our very own, Mrs Simkins. Many of you will already know Mrs Simkins from her time with the Early Years team in the past. I am sure you will join me in congratulating her on her new position.
Also, at the ‘other end’ of the school with Years 12 & 13, Dr O’Brien will be taking over as our UCAS university applications coordinator. Please do contact her with any queries on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun 1st Dec Berlin trip departs
Mon 2nd Dec Enrichment week begins for Years 10 to 13.
Wed 4th Dec Y10 – 13 day trip to Orihuela
3.00pm School Choir singing at La Torre Christmas Fayre
Evening – Berlin trip returns
Thurs 5th Dec Primary Coffee Afternoon 3.30
Fri 6th Dec School Closed – Holiday
Secondary Parents’ Evenings and Curriculum Events
I am sure you will join me in wishing our students and staff travelling to Berlin, a safe journey and I am sure we will hear a lot about it upon their return.
I hope you enjoy a restful and peaceful weekend.