Dear Parents,

Another busy week draws to a close at KCM. As ever we have continued to be vigilant with regard to the health and safety of all of our community, amidst the rising number of COVID cases in the region, strictly enforcing our protocols and following government guidance. I continue to be very proud of the response from our staff, pupils and you the parents, during this difficult and challenging time, where situations (and restrictions) seem to change almost daily. Now more than ever before, we must all work together to keep eachother safe, following government guidance regarding travel and being patient. As I said before, together we will get through these difficult times and come out the stronger for it, I am sure.

In school, our older pupils have continued with their International A-level examinations this week and we have also enjoyed an excellent presentation and Q&A session regarding entry to Spanish University. As you know, A-levels continue to be the ‘Gold Standard’ qualification internationally and are an excellent way to ensure your child’s entry into the best universities both domestically and in the rest of the world. If you would like us to re-send the link for both the English and the Spanish versions, then please let us know.

 

A message from Mrs Akyurek:

“Dear Parents

I hope you have all had a good week. Restrictions and concerns about the current situation are still very much in all of our minds. We are working hard to ensure the safety of all the children and staff here at school. Thank you for your emails and comments supporting the work we are doing! The children and older students are busy with a clear focus on their learning. I have been visiting classrooms and meeting with groups of students. I am impressed with their positive attitude to school and the kindness they show to their friends. I will continue to meet more formally with the children and students at “tea parties” where they have a chance to show me their learning and talk about the things they like about school.

It is so good to have the buzz of happy, excited children in the School after the quietness of the lockdown weekends and evenings. I have been impressed with the way the new children and staff have hit the ground running, and the helpfulness shown by so many of those who were here last year and know the routines. My first assembly of the term for the Primary and Secondary children was a short presentation about me, my family and the things I like to do. It is really good to be welcomed so warmly to a school! 

 

Breakfast with the Head (Pre-N-Year 13)

I am very much looking forward to meeting with parents next week. If you cannot make the event, I will also be holding more virtual coffee afternoons later in the term to give all parents the opportunity to attend. The purpose of these meetings is to give you an opportunity to tell me what you like about the school and share in our efforts to make small improvements which have a lasting impact on the children and young people of King’s College Murcia. “

 

New Head of Admissions-Cristian Sosa Pons

I would like to introduce you to Cristian who has joined us in admissions. He will be covering the post until Carlos Campos returns in April. If you have any questions for him his email is gabriel.sosapons@kings.education. 

 

RE-ENROLMENT 2021 

  

Further to Cristian’s introduction above, please could  you confirm your child/children’s places for the academic year 2021- 2022. In order to do so, please complete the Google Form (https://bit.ly/35qY5Lv) by 31st  January. 

 

Also, I would like to clarify a mistake in the original enrolment letter. Please be advised  that you will not be charged an extra 500 € for next term’s fees. I am sorry for any inconvenience this mistake may have caused you.

 

Induction English -Gavin Megahey

I would like to introduce you also to Gavin Megahey  who is our English as An Additional Language specialist. He is currently supporting students with their English as well as preparing students for Cambridge English examinations.

https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/ We hope to provide you with a presentation of how we support English Learners at school. If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of English at school please contact him gavin.megahey@kings.education

School Shop

 

A reminder that the uniform shop will continue to be open as usual.  Please ensure that you have booked an appointment beforehand by ring the shop 968033539 or sending an email to miriam.garceran@kingsgroup.org . Many thanks.

 

…AND FINALLY

To thank you once again for your patience during these difficult times. Thank you also for looking after yourselves, and the rest of our community, through your diligence in following government guidelines. Like I said above, together we will get through this challenging period.

Best wishes and stay safe.

Mr Rumistrzewicz