- Monday 4th November: Year 6C Service Learning Project - Asociación Roble Alto, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5th November: Year 5A - Secondary Induction Day
- Tuesday 5th November: Year 3/4 Basketball Vs Humboldt School, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
- Wednesday 6th November: Year 5B - Secondary Induction Day
- Wednesday 6th November: Year 6A - Service Learning Project - Asociación Roble Alto, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
- Wednesday 6th November: Year 7 - Estudios Sociales Trip - Guayabo National Monument 7:00 am to 3:00pm
- Thursday 7th November: Early Years 2 Trip - Centro de Conservación Santa Ana, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm
- Thursday 7th November: Year 5C - Secondary Induction Day
- Thursday 7th November: Year 6 Football Vs Humboldt School, 2:15 pm to 4:15 pm
- Thursday 7th November: Conferencia - "70 años de la Constitución Política de Costa Rica", Colegio de Abogados, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (15 students from various levels)
- Friday 8th November: Year 5/6 Basketball Vs Humboldt School, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Friday 8th November: Year 8 A/B - Service Learning Project - Sifais La Carpio, 8:10 am to 3:00 pm
SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS: We would like to remind parents that the school’s email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org addresses are NOT continually monitored and occasionally are not monitored at all over a period of one or two days. Therefore it is essential that urgent, important messages (requests for change of route home, justification of absences, etc.) are sent exclusively to the email@example.com email address as this is continually monitored throughout the working week. We would also like to reiterate that any messages concerning the School Bus Service must be copied to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, please remember that our RACSA address (email@example.com) will cease to function as from the 1st of January 2020 (extension announced by RACSA yesterday).
POLLITOS DE HIERRO FOUNDATION: Throughout the month of November we are inviting all members of our community to collaborate with the 'Pollitos de Hierro' Foundation. This foundation has the purpose of providing attention to basic subsistence requirements regarding food, clothing, footwear, supplies, school uniforms, psychotherapy and recreation for families in a situation of poverty that have at least one child diagnosed with cancer as well as guaranteeing the means to organize their Annual Christmas Party. As part of her IB CAS project, Year 12 student, Pamela Soto, asks for your generous collaboration to help this noble cause by donating any types of sweets and candies throughout the month. Donations can be delivered to the offices of either the Head of Primary or the Head of Secondary. Should you have any questions then please feel free to contact Pamela directly: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
NATIONAL YOUTH BASKETBALL: On 27th of October, Emilia Arman and Juliana Ferencz participated in the National Youth Basketball 3-on-3 Tournament. Their team reached the finals and came in second place making them the 3-on-3 National Youth Basketball Sub-champions.
LIFE DRAWING CLASS: On Saturday 19th of October 2019, Year 11 IB Visual Arts students attended a three-hour Life Drawing class in the Art Department at school. The model was from the UCR and the students created a series of excellent studies that will enhance their Visual Arts IB Process Portfolio experimentation work. The students continued their study of the human form by visiting the current Alter Ego exhibition by the Costa Rican artist Rodolfo Stanley. The students had the opportunity of meeting Rodolfo Stanley who took the students on a tour of his exhibition and gave a question and answer session on his techniques and inspirations. Well done to the students Mathias, Daniela, Mariana, Lucía, Jimena, Carolina, Molly, Grace, and Sofía for their enthusiasm and commitment in attending the Saturday IB Visual Art events.
YEAR 9 SOCIAL STUDIES TRIP (PF): As part of the Year 9 Estudios Sociales unit on the Industrial Revolution, the year group conducted a guided tour of Jack's facilities. During the visit, students could vividly observe the manufacturing process of products such as Meneitos, Chicharritos and Barquillos. Each of the production phases was explained to the students and they were able to consider the implications of such issues as raw materials consumption, production chains and the process in which some groups of employees are displaced by more modern technologies. We would like to thank Jack's personnel for all their help, and we also congratulate our students for their excellent engagement and behaviour during this visit.
MENTORS: Following a challenging process, we have finally selected the 15 Mentors for 2020. We thank all the Year 11 IB students who participated, the committee in charge and all the teachers who supported us with their valuable contributions. Congratulations and best of luck to the 2020 Mentors: Ximena Songg, Jorge Arredondo, Sara Sossin, José Andrés Masís, Molly Fung, Mariana Gaspar, Daniela Murillo, Andrés Antillón, Agustina García, Carolina Mora, Jimena Garro, Jimena Rodríguez, Lucía Carazo, Melania Guerra and Grace Loyola.
YEAR 9 – SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT – CASA BETEL: Last Monday 21st of October, Year 9A students visited Casa Betel and the Eliécer Foundation. This foundation shelters and helps males who are in a state of abandonment. In addition, its sister organisation, Casa Eliécer, works to provide help and shelter to helpless, ill people. The students, as part of this Service Learning project, were able to collect food to donate to the foundation. They also personalised some gifts for each resident of Casa Betel. During the visit, the students participated in various activities related to daily living, such us: a bakery workshop, painting the henhouse, cutting trees and whitewashing them as well as designing and painting a mural. Thanks to this opportunity, the students learned about the work involved in trying to be self-sustainable, in addition to sharing with a part of the population that is in a state of vulnerability. The residents greatly valued and appreciated the effort made by our students to help them spend their day in a different way from usual.
YEAR 8B – SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT – “ASÍS ANIMALS”: Year 8B students had the opportunity to visit the Asís Animal Association during last Monday 28th of October. This Service Learning project focused on raising awareness about the importance of responsible pet ownership and the need to promote the adoption of dogs and cats. As part of their project, a donation will be made to support the work of this foundation as they care for more than 250 animals.