School Bulletin 14 – 14th May 2021
UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS:
LEARNING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THE 17TH TO 21ST OF MAY:
|Monday 17th May||EY1, EY2, Y1, Y2, Y4, Y6A, Y8, Y10, Y11 NB and Y12||EY3, Y3, Y5, Y6B, Y6C, Y7, Y9 and Y11 IB|
|Tuesday 18th May||EY, Y1, Y2, Y4, Y6A, Y8, Y10, Y11 NB and Y12||Y3, Y5, Y6B, Y6C, Y7, Y9 and Y11 IB|
|Wednesday 19th May||EY, Y1, Y3, Y4, Y6A, Y8, Y10, Y11 NB and Y12||Y3, Y5, Y6A, Y6C, Y7, Y9 and Y11 IB|
|Thursday 20th May||EY, Y1, Y2, Y4, Y6B, Y8, Y10, Y11 NB and Y12||Y3, Y5, Y6A, Y6C, Y7, Y9 and Y11 IB|
|Friday 21st May||EY, Y1, Y2, Y4, Y6B, Y8, Y10, Y11 NB and Y12||Y3, Y5, Y6A, Y6C, Y7, Y9 and Y11 IB|
WEEK IN REVIEW: This week saw us resume our full dual-learning model as we welcomed as many year levels back on to campus as the Ministry of Health’s regulations permit. We are delighted to report that, despite the increase in in-person learners on campus, compliance with our health and safety procedures by students remained extremely high.
This week also saw us undertake our second quarter Early Years, Primary and Secondary Parent Council meetings. As always, these meetings are extremely important to the School Administration as they serve as an excellent medium to receive parent feedback on a wide range of issues. We would like to thank each of our year group representatives for their work in representing their year levels and remind parents that they are available if you have anything that you would like to address from a year group perspective.
URGENT COMMUNICATIONS:Once again, it seems necessary to remind parents that emails related to URGENT matters such as changes in the route home, early departures, absences, etc. should be sent to the address firstname.lastname@example.org, which is an email address that is constantly monitored. Emails sent to other school addresses can stay there for hours without being read. Where appropriate, a copy of the email should also be sent to the Bus Service Company at email@example.com.
TENNIS:Congratulations to Adrián Quirós Monterrey (Year 10A) who is currently the number one racket in field tennis in the U-16 and U-18 category, according to the national ranking. Also, congratulations for earning his first international points in the ITF WORLD TENNIS JUNIORS ranking.
MINI SAGA COMPETITION: Congratulations to the following Primary students on being ranked as one of the top 5 entries in our Mini Saga Competition – one of our book week activities: Mariapaz Campos (Year 4A), Lucía Madrigal Ramírez (Year 4B), Antonio Perez Solís (Year 4A), Carolina Rubenstein (Year 4B), Elena Bonilla (Year 5A).
IB GEOGRAPHY – DATA COLLECTION: Twelve IB Geography students and two staff members were able to successfully complete the data gathering field trip at the Rio Quebrada Honda in Ciudad Colon on Wednesday the 5th May. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the group were able to collect data on velocity, discharge and load size, which will be used in their final coursework investigations. All involved had a great day and enjoyed learning in such beautiful and uplifting surroundings and are looking forward to completing their IB projects
IB EXTENDED ESSAY DEADLINE: Reminder – the official deadline to hand in the IB Extended Essay of 4,000 words is May 17th. We wish all of our Year 12 students well as they finish off this important piece of work. It is great preparation for writing future university papers
HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE: In light of the current context that Costa Rica is facing, we have added several additional health and safety procedures in the previous days to ensure that risk is managed on campus in the most effective way possible. These procedures have included the creation of walking markers on key routes, which require single file movement as well as the sectionalising of secondary students to their assigned learning spaces during break times. Both of these procedures have been implemented to ensure that the 1.8 metre physical distancing requirement is observed at all times.