School Bulletin 35 – 12th November 2021
UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS:
Learning Schedule for the week of the 15th to 19th November:
|DATE||IN-PERSON LEARNING||VIRTUAL LEARNING|
|Monday 15th to 19th November||Early Years, Primary, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 11NB (Until Weds only) and Year 11IB||Year 10|
WEEK IN REVIEW: Week 35 at The British School has been exceptionally busy as we started with a number of end of year activities. Our Year 11 students completed their end of year exams while our Year 5 and Year 10 generations became the first students to complete the Ministry of Education’s mandatory FARO assessments. This week also saw our final Parent Council meetings for the 2021 academic year. We would like to take the opportunity to thank each of the Parent Representatives for their ongoing support throughout this challenging year by facilitating communication with the wider parent body.
Week 35 was also the final full week of classes for our Year 11NB generation. We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate this generation for their commitment and flexibility throughout such a challenging year and we hope that they enjoy their farewell activities next week.
MATRICULA 2022:Given that, by this time of the year, the Registration (Matricula) Fee 2022 should have been be paid and also that the Colón / US Dollar exchange rate has increased substantially over the last few weeks, we consider it important to remind parents that our Tuition Fees are “inclusive”. In other words, we do not ask parents to pay extra, additional quotas at the beginning of the School Year and every month thereafter for sundry items. If parents are comparing our tuition fees with other schools, then they must take into consideration this inclusiveness. This aspect is explained in Regulation III.i.e.i) in the Parents’ Handbook.
Obviously, over the last two school years, restrictions imposed upon us during the Covid-19 pandemic have shifted the emphasis away from some aspects, such as the provision of materials, international exams and excursions. However, any reduction in those costs has been balanced by a distinct increase in other areas such as the provision of technology for on-line, remote teaching / learning and those health and safety provisions needed to ensure a hygienic environment exists on the premises for in-school classes.
UCR RESULTS: Congratulations to our 2020 cohort of graduating students on achieving the second highest UCR admissions exam average (671.81) out of the 230 private schools in Costa Rica that entered 10 or more students. In addition to being extremely proud of our students’ achievement, we would like to thank all staff members who supported this generation during their time with us.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY – DONATION DRIVE: Our National Honor Society (NHS) members are launching a new service initiative in order to support the animal refuge, Animales de Asis. Between Monday the 15th of November and Friday the 26th of November, the NHS members will be running a donation drive to collect materials to support the excellent work of this organisation. We would greatly appreciate any of the following donations that will be collected at the entrance to school each morning: old towels and blankets (no sheets), newspapers, dog food, puppy food, cat food, old pots & pans (no plastic), leashes, collars and animal medication.
MATEM 0125 – PRECALCULUS & MATEM 1001 – CALCULUS 1: We would like to congratulate the following students on passing the MATEM 0125 – Precalculus course: Isabella Arciniegas, Paola Arias, Paola Fernández, Sebastián García, Rebeca López, Gabriel Robles and Alejandro Villamil.
We would also like to congratulate the following four students on passing the MATEM 1001 – Calculus I course with an average of 8.7/10: Bruno Villagra, Kevin Chang, Cristiana Rodríguez and Nicole Lipschitz.
This is the first time in over 10 years that BSCR students have completed this challenging course.
CHRISTMAS PROJECT 2021: On behalf of the organizing committee of the Christmas Project 2021, we are writing to inform you that we have already started with our Christmas present collection for this year. We have sent all of the information about this project to the emails of your sons and daughters. Here we share the link to the form and the site where you can find all the information about the institutions and schools that we will be helping this Christmas.
If you wish to collaborate, we ask that you please fill out the form with the information requested in it. Once completed, we will send you an email with all the information about the child that you have been allocated to provide a Christmas present for.
Link to the form: https://forms.gle/BwHfqzzFKtqYjpPAA
Link to the site: https://sites.google.com/students.bscr.ed.cr/proyectonavidad2021/home-and-project-information
HEALTH AND SAFETY: We would like to remind all community members of the need to fully respect and comply with our requirements when using a vehicle on campus. This includes obeying speed limits, not using a mobile phone whilst driving, giving way to pedestrians at designated crossing points and complying with the instructions given by our staff. Our procedures are specifically designed to ensure the safety of your children; drivers who repeatedly disrespect them could have their vehicle access to our campus denied.