School Bulletin 6 – 3rd of March 2023

School Bulletin

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 4th March: International Fair (9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Monday 6th March: National Honour Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony
Tuesday 7th March: Start of Year 9A Expedition Experience
Saturday 11th March: SAT Exams

Whole School

Yearbook – 2022 School Year
Following a request made at last week’s Parent Council Meeting, we are pleased to share with you a link where you can download a digital copy of the 2022 Yearbook. 
Password:        BSCR@23
Staff Training Day
On Friday the 24th of February, our staff members participated in a number of different professional development activities aimed at supporting our Strategic Plan objective of ‘Developing Professionals’.  The day started with a ‘Coffee with the Community’ activity where all members of staff shared experiences and perspectives with staff members who work in different sections of the School.   After which, our Early Years and Primary teachers participated in several STEAM focused interactive workshops, facilitated by our STEAM partner Tecnikids. Meanwhile, our Secondary staff participated in a number of internal professional development activities focused on topics such as, promoting language development, facilitating effective group work and formative assessment strategies.  Thank you to all participants and facilitators for all of their hard work on this day.
Cultures Week
This week all Early Years and Primary students have been focusing on different cultures, from around the world, in preparation for the International Fair on Saturday.  So far we have seen students start to learn Chinese, German and Portuguese; we have had English tea parties, students have researched art from around the world, national songs and dances have been learned; and we have also had some of our parent community join their classes to read stories from different cultures. This has been a wonderful opportunity for students to learn a little more about all of the many cultures that make our world such a diverse and exciting place.
House Football Tournament
Our House Football tournament is nearing completion. Our Year 3 to Year 5 competition is now complete after Irazú defeated Barva in the final match. The game was end to end and both teams had many chances to score. However, the game was won with a superb long range goal from Josué Ortega from Year 3. The Year 1 to Year 2 final games will take place next week.
Lost Property
We would like to remind parents that all lost property that is named will be returned to the child.  All unnamed lost property is collected for children to look through at a designated point opposite the entrance to the Primary Library.
Students Elections
This week our Senior Students have been voting for the 2023-2024 Student Council.  The results will be announced late Friday afternoon.  In preparation for the elections The Student Electoral Tribunal organised Question and Answer sessions in the auditorium on Monday and Tuesday so that students could inquire about candidates´ proposed plans and activities.
National University Exams (Year 11NB and Year 12 students only)
During the past week, Year 11 National Baccalaureate and Year 12 students completed the initial online registration for the national universities public exams.  The next step to complete this registration process is to pay to take these exams. Payment must be made by each student with the help of their parents. The cost is 7,000 colones for the right to take the exam at each university (UCR,UNA and TEC) and the deadline to pay is the 24th of March. The total cost to take the three admission exams is 21,000 colones.
For the University of Costa Rica, payments will only be made and processed through the following link:
For the UNA and the TEC, you can pay using one of the following options:
-BN Internet Personal Banking,
-Banco Nacional Services Agency (BN Servicios)
In the details of the proof of payment, the name of the student who registers and his/her identification number (identity card, passport or residence card) must be included. For more information about the enrollment process for Costa Rican state universities, you can consult the website and there you can open the 2023-2024 Enrollment Booklet which contains extremely important information about this process.
Students will attend a virtual session offered by public universities on their admission process on Monday, March 13th.
If you have questions or need additional information about the university admissions process then please contact Ana Lourdes Baumgartner,

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