School Bulletin 19 – 17th of June 2022
Strategic Plan Update
As we approach the end of the first semester of our new five-year Strategic Plan, we wanted to share an update with our Community on the achievements that we have made in each of our six targeted areas – Strategic Plan Achievements
The following two basketball matches took place in the BSCR Gym on Monday against the Humboldt School. Congratulations to all participants:
Year 4 to Year 6 – Team Photo
BSCR 21 V 17 Humboldt
Year 9 to Year 12 – Team Photo
BSCR 43 V 32 Humboldt
Quarter Two Health and Safety Bulletin
Please click on the following link to access our Quarter Two Health and Safety Bulletin – Bulletin
Just as a quick reminder … tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the Summer Camp for parents who are interested in the basketball/football clinic for Y1 to Y5 and the Daycare for Early Years students. Both activities will be from 8 am until 12 pm. The cost for the week will be ₡ 75,000 per student for the week.
Please contact the Sports Director Andrei Kulyk at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign and for more information
As we come to the end of the Semester, it is time to say a sad farewell to two members of our teaching staff. Science Teacher, Annabel Attwood, who joined us in July 2019, is moving to take up a new teaching position in Lisbon, Portugal. Karina Mendez, from Year 3 who is leaving us after five years at the School, is relocating to the USA. We thank both staff members for their professionalism and commitment during their time with us and wish them the very best of luck with their new endeavours.
Early Years and Primary
This has been a very busy end to an exciting semester. It has been wonderful to be able to invite parents back onto the campus and this week we have had Exit Points for Early Years 3 and Year 3, with parents being able to participate in learning activities on campus with their children: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4
On Tuesday, students may have seen a legion of Roman soldiers marching in battle formation around the school. As part of their themed Social Studies curriculum, Year 5 were in full Roman outfits as they learned what it was like to live in Roman times: Photo
Gold Museum Visit
On Wednesday of this week, Year 4 visited the “Gold Museum” in San José. This learning visit was a part of their studies exploring the Geography and Economic History of Costa Rica.
Second Quarter House Champions
On Monday, we announced the House Point Winners for the 2nd Quarter. It was a very close competition with Irazú being crowned champions for the 2nd Quarter – Photo
All Student Report Cards for students in Early Years and Primary for the 1st Semester will be emailed to parents on Friday.
Walk for Ukraine
On Friday 27th of May, a number of Secondary students and staff members participated in our 1 km Walk for Ukraine fundraiser. Students and staff members walked around the lower perimeter of our campus with the objective of raising awareness and funds for the current Ukraine crisis. The activity raised ¢132,000 ($ 200) which was donated to the Ukraine Appeal of the United Nations World Food Programme.
Visual Arts – Global Awareness Project
As part of a global awareness Art initiative developed this semester, The Art Department forged links this year with St Paul’s Academy, Greenwich, London. They exchanged portrait photos and artistic ideas to develop portraits of each other. BSCR students worked in the style of the street artist Shepherd Fairey and St Paul’s Year 8 students worked in the style of Australian designer Craig Redman. During the semester, both schools had the opportunity for several zoom meetings to chart the progress of the project and to have the opportunity to meet, discuss ideas and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. It gave the Year 8 Art students an opportunity to enrich their knowledge and awareness of the wider world.
On Wednesday, the Year 8 Art students met one last time in a group zoom meeting in The Art Department to reflect on the achievements and successes of the International Portrait Swap, and celebrate and showcase their art work across the miles. Please click on the following links to access examples of the work that was created: Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3
Restoration of the Library
We are delighted to announce that, when we return at the start of the second semester, the Secondary Library will be fully operational once again. Throughout the pandemic, the Library has been used as a makeshift teaching space but due to the lifting of certain restrictions, we are now able to restore the Library to its original purpose.
All Student Report Cards for students in Secondary for the 1st Semester will be emailed to parents early next week.