School Bulletin 26 – 3rd September 2021

School Bulletin


Learning Schedule for the week of the 6th to the 10th of  September:

Monday 6th September EY, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5A, Y7, Y8, Y10, Y11 and Y12 Y5B, Y5C, Y6 and Y9
Tuesday 7th September EY, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5B, Y7, Y8, Y10, Y11 and Y12 Y5A, Y5C, Y6 and Y9
Wednesday 8th September EY, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5A, Y7, Y8, Y10, Y11 and Y12 Y5B, Y5C, Y6 and Y9
Thursday 9th September EY, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5A, Y7, Y8, Y10, Y11 and Y12 Y5B, Y5C, Y6 and Y9
Friday 10th September EY, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5B, Y7, Y8, Y10, Y11 and Y12 Y5A, Y5C, Y6 and Y9


SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY 3RD: We have been informed that the AyA company will cut off the water supply in the Pavas area on Friday the 3rd of September.  We are therefore obliged to cancel ALL classes in school and offer virtual classes instead.  The reason for this is that we cannot maintain the required Health and Safety standards if we do not have sufficient water in the school.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Week 26 has seen the British School celebrate the first week of our Health and Wellness Fortnight.  Students from all sections in the school have had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of fun and educational activities that are focused on promoting health and wellness within our community.  Highlights this week have included: SDS Talks, ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ morning routines, athletics, competitions, various sports tournaments and even a yoga session for teachers.  We look forward to more fun activities next week.

YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY TRIP: On Thursday the 2nd of September, our Year 10 Geographers visited El Peñon de Guacalillo in order to undertake practical fieldwork as part of their module on ‘Coasts’.  Students had the opportunity to collect a range of data including wave frequency and height, the size of sediment and measuring the gradient of the beach.

CHANGES TO IN-PERSON LEARNING PROVISION: We would like to remind our community that we are increasing our in-person learning provision starting on Monday the 6th September with over 12 of our 15 year groups receiving in-person learning each day (see schedule above).  As we welcome more students on campus each day, we would like to reiterate the importance of ensuring full compliance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health, both on and off campus, so as to ensure that our whole community is not exposed to unnecessary risk.

UPCOMING DATES: We remind parents that the school will be closed on Monday the 13th of September in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican independence.

We would also like to inform Primary and Early Years parents that parent-teacher meetings will take place in the week of the 20th to the 25th of September (Form Teachers will be sending out instructions for parents in the coming weeks).  Classes for all Early Years and Primary students will end at 12 noon on Wednesday the 22nd of September to ensure that teachers have sufficient time to meet with all parents.

SAFETY OF YOUR CHILDREN: As we have requested on several previous occasions, at the times of student departures (2:00 pm and 3:00 pm) drivers of vehicles are required to respect the West gate and the road from the West as an EXIT from the school. Parents are specifically requested to NOT park in that road waiting for the exit of their child walking out of the West gate.  Parking there (along with our neighbours vehicles) reduces the road to only one lane.  This could have the most serious of consequences, putting the lives of our students in danger if emergency vehicles cannot enter either the East or the West gate at the times of student departures.

At the same time, parking in that road to the West of the school also encourages the unofficial guard (with a stick) who has menaced many parents and been the source of complaints to the school.  There are severe restrictions on what the school itself can do about this menace outside of our premises.  Therefore, we request that parents do not give him any money at all and thereby remove his reason for being there in the first place.  Moreover, if parents are threatened by that person, then we ask that they report him to the police.




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