School Bulletin 5 – 25th of February 2022
Friday 25th March – Virtual Learning Day for all students
On Friday the 25th of March, British School of Costa Rica staff members will be receiving their booster shot (3rd Covid-19 vaccine). As a result, this will be a virtual learning day for students in all year levels.
We are happy to inform our Community that our 2022 Extracurricular Programme is off to an impressive start. 278 students (46 – Early Years, 116 – Primary, 116 – Secondary) are registered for a wide variety of clubs including both sporting (Football, Athletics, Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Badminton) and non-sporting options (Cooking, Origami, S.T.E.A.M. – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Secondary Art, Shakespeare’s Legacy, Quilting and Comics – Drawn Animation). We are especially proud that this year we have several clubs which are hosted by our students, under the supervision of teachers, such as Health and Fitness, M.U.N. (Model United Nations), Ping-Pong and Culture Club. Five of our Sports Clubs are also hosted by the external coaches-experts, all of whom possess international experience: Duncan Spalding (Football – Year 4 to Year 12), Hellen Alvarado (Volleyball – Year 6 to Year 12), Leonardo Mora (Taekwondo – Early Years 3 to Year 3), Luis Diego Loría (Basketball – Year 4 to Year 6) and Marco Brenes (Athletics – Year 1 to Year 7).
While many of the clubs are already at their capacity, several clubs do still have some limited spaces available – to see a list of these clubs please click here – Club Availability. If you are interested in signing your son/daughter up to one of these clubs then please email Mr. Kulyk – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Years and Primary
National Youth Golf Champion
We would like to congratulate Alyssa Metcalfe Frenkel (Year 5A) on achieving first place in the National Youth Golf Championship in the 11 to 12 year-old female category.
We remind parents that all students are required to wear their official school shirt or sports shirt during the school day. If students wish to wear another sports kit for extracurricular clubs then they are able to change clothes at the end of the school day before clubs begin.
This past week we have been having House Captain elections in Primary. The Year 5 candidates were required to make speeches to all of the Primary school during our weekly assemblies. All of the Primary students then had an opportunity to vote for their chosen candidate. All candidates did a great job and it was wonderful to see that we had so many Year 5 students willing to give their time and energies to support each other. The House Captain’s followed by Deputies for 2022 are:
Arenal: Verónica Delgado and Sergio Peraza
Irazú: Lucía Madrigal and Tamara Loría
Barva: Alberto González
Poás: Antonio Pérez and Emilio Mojica
Please click on the following link to see our House Captains and Deputies House Captain photo
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
On Thursday 17th of February, a representative of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights gave a talk to Year 12 Global Politics students. The talk was largely focussed on the role of the Court in promoting and defending human rights in the Americas. The talk was a useful opportunity to reflect on human rights issues in the Americas and even consider careers in human rights.
This week we have welcomed visits from Admissions Representatives of the following universities from the USA: The University of Kentucky, Concordia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Furman University and Kalamazoo College. Representatives talked about a wide range of topics including admissions procedures, academic programmes, finances and scholarships.
Student Council Elections
This year we have three groups of students running to serve as the 2022-23 Student Council: ACACIA, OTAW and CREA. Propaganda Week, ahead of the elections, is Wednesday 23rd of February until Monday 1st of April. As a result, the three parties have filled the corridors with their propaganda posters and banners, they have organised their own Instagram accounts (available to BSCR students only) and have also organised a number of campaign events around the school (Propaganda Week Photo). The political debates will be held on Tuesday of next week for Years 6 – 8 and on Wednesday for Years 9 – 12. The formal elections will then be held on Thursday and Friday of next week. We send the best of luck to all three parties:
President: Mauricio Soto (Year 11D)
Vice President: Antonio Rodríguez (Year 11B)
Secretary: Jimena Salto (Year 11B)
Treasurer: Valentina Sosto (Year 12A)
Vocal: Cecilia Obón (Year 7A)
President: Lina Laurencich Prado (Year 10)
Vice President: Sophia Brohl Echandi (Year 11)
Secretary: María Gascó Napoleón (Year 8)
Treasurer: Diego Laurencich Prado (Year 12)
Vocal: Marco Laurencich Prado (Year 8)
President: Felipe Montero (Year 11)
Vice President: Rebeca López (Year 11)
Secretary: Matías Madrigal (Year 10)
Treasurer: Allan Fan (Year 12)
Vocal: Sofia Rodríguez (Year 7)