Dear Parents,

 

A short letter for a short week.

I am glad to see that despite the travel restrictions, our whole school community enjoyed a well-deserved rest in their homes. We have all returned refreshed and ready to face the build up to the Christmas period! This has very much begun in our Music department, with COVID-friendly instrumental play-alongs already being practised. 

 

Congratulations to all who took part in the Virtual Interschool Running event which has been taking place over the last few weeks. Participating schools were ELIS, King’s Alicante, Newton College and KCM. Pupils and staff have represented our school admirably and sent in their run times, evidenced by GPS, leading to winners in four categories. So ‘well done’ to Violeta, Amira, Alejandro and Mrs Wilmshurst!

 

I am pleased to say that the money we raised for the ‘Just One Tree’ campaign has already been put to good use. Our 427 trees will remove approximately 131.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere over the next 25 years. I am so proud to see how our community has come together to make this contribution to help the fight against global warming.

 

As ever a few notices…..

 

Uniform and Shop

 

Thank you for adhering to the change in uniform this week. I must say that the students looked most impressive in their smart winter uniform. Unfortunately, the school shop will be closed temporarily – apologies. We will be in contact shortly to confirm when it will reopen. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

 

Charity

 

Since the short break, we have started our ‘Shoebox’ collection. To remind you, this is not to collect shoeboxes specifically, moreover it is to collect items that we will put into shoeboxes that will then be given as gifts to those in need at the San Jose orphanage in Orihuela. Example items include: Pencil cases, pens, coloured pencils, colouring books, hats, gloves etc. Any extra items will be donated to Casa Cuna as we did last year. More details on this will follow shortly.

 

In next Monday’s assembly, we will be commemorating Remembrance day, when we think of all those that have died in conflicts around the world. Our annual Poppy appeal has gone well so far, so please do continue give generously. We will be holding our customary minute’s silence at 11am on Wednesday 11th (as always) in commemoration of the armistice and of this special day.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Mon 9th Nov Remembrance Assembly

 

Wed 11th Nov 11am Minute’s Silence

 

…AND FINALLY

 

 A quick message to wish our older students ‘Good luck’ in their Spanish GCSE exams, which are about to begin.

Stay safe everyone and have a great weekend,

Mr Rumistrzewicz