School Bulletin #10 – 29th March, 2019

UPCOMING DATES: 

  • Monday 1st April: Year 9 to Year 12 Boys’ Football Vs. Country Day School - 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday 2nd April: Year 7B & Year 7C Service Learning activity - Esperanza Urbana – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday 2nd April: Year 10 & Year 11 NB Art excursion, Deredia Exhibition - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday 2nd April: Year 11 IB TOK/Spanish excursion, Turrialba – 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 3rd April: Year 10 Economics excursion, Museo de Numismática – 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday 3rd April: Year 11 French excursion, Café Saint Honoré – 8:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th April: Lincoln School - Model United Nations
  • Monday 8th - Friday 19th April: Easter Holidays

WHOLE SCHOOL

SERVICE LEARNING ACTIVITY – WORKING WITH SAN JOSÉ’S HOMELESS POPULATION: This year, several of our Year 7 groups have selected to work with Esperanza Urbana as their Service Learning focus.  This organisation is dedicated to improving the lives of San Jose’ homeless population.  To assist with their preparation for this worthwhile project, Year 7C would kindly like to ask for any donations from our community in the form of; used clothes in good condition (shoes, coats, ‘S’ sized t-shirts and blankets in particular), soap, alcohol gel, toothbrushes and toothpaste.  Representatives of Year 7C will be at the front gates of the School between 7:45 am and 8:05 am on Friday 29th of March and on Monday 1st of April, should any member of the Community want to make a donation.  Many thanks for your collaboration.

COMMUNICATION: Please remember, as we have indicated previously on many occasions, for many aspects such as changes in departure of students, sick-notes, excuses, enquiries about clubs, etc., parents MUST use the email address reception@bscr.ed.cr.  If such emails are sent to the general school address (racsa or gmail) then we cannot guarantee that they will be read on the same day and we cannot be held responsible for not acting on the request made!

SECONDARY

SDS WORKSHOPS: On Thursday 14th of March, Year 9 students participated in the workshop "Sexuality and Affection" taught by the psychologist Margarita Murillo, who has extensive experience in this area. Our students took advantage of this activity and enjoyed it a lot.  They also learned about interpersonal relationships and their psychosexual development, among other topics.

Also, during this week, the students of Year 6, Year 7, Year 8 and Year 10 received a range of lessons focused on social-emotional learning, delivered by members of the SDS Department.  In these classes, students worked with subjects such as: tolerance to differences, peer and group pressure, correct use of social networks and adequate stress management.  These classes require active student participation and are delivered throughout the year.

EXIT POINTS, Q1: Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 students have completed their first unit of the IMYC Programme for 2019.  Several activities, Exit Points, have been undertaken in the last week to bring these units to a close.  In Year 6, the students worked on the theme “Structure”, where they used dramatizations to reflect on the changes in the structure of their academic lives over the years.  They have also managed to infer the different skills and knowledge they have gained through this process.

Similarly, Year 7 closed its unit on “Communication” with a number of activities focused on several ways in which human beings can communicate: signs, sounds and drawings in particular.  The students also reflected on the importance of effective communication and the contributions it allows in their lives.

To end their unit, the Year 8 students carried out a reflection on decision-making based on their theme of “Responsibility”.  The simulation consisted of adopting a position as a country involved in WWII, for which they had to take into consideration the implications of their decision and the subsequent responsibilities that this particular position would have entailed.

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