School Bulletin #26 – 1st September 2017

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Tuesday 5th September: Girls Football - Colegio Weizmann (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • Tuesday 5th September: Primary 2C IPC trip to Dos Pinos (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Wednesday 6th September: Senior 3 - 6 Boys Basketball - Colegio Weizmann (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Thursday 7th September: Primary 2A/B IPC trip to Dos Pinos (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
  • Thursday 7th September: Primary 5/Senior 1 Boys Football - Colegio Weizmann (9:00 am-1:30 pm)
  • Thursday 7th September: Primary 3 Boys Football - Colegio Weizmann (8:30 am – 11:00 am)
  • Friday 8th September: Senior 1 to Senior 3 Science Fair
  • Friday 8th September: Children’s Day Celebrations - Non-uniform day for all students

PRIMARY (INCLUDING EARLY YEARS)

CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS: With Children’s Day officially falling on a Saturday, we will be celebrating at school on Friday 8th September.  Students will be involved in many fun and engaging activities throughout the day including an extended lunch break, inflatables, games and the final of our first Talent Show. This is a non-uniform day for all students. Keep an eye on Facebook for photos of the day.

SECONDARY

PHILOSOPHY OLYMPICS: On Saturday 26th of August, three British School students participated in the IV National Philosophy Olympics.  In this event, organised by the University of Costa Rica, Andrea Alfaro (Senior 6), Valeria Chang (Senior 6) and Paulina Salgado (Senior 7) represented the School superbly as they explored and debated various themes related to the links between education and philosophy.

ACEP ART COMPETITION: Congratulations to two of our Art students, Sofía Ruiz (Senior 3) and Valentina Lopez (Senior 6), who have been selected to represent the school in the ACEP XXIV Exposición Pictórica 2017. The Art exhibition will take place in the Sophia Wanamaker Gallery Barrio Dent, San José from the 5th of September to the 12th of September 2017, with the awards ceremony taking place at the Eugene O´Neill Theatre, Barrio Dent, San José the evening of 12th of September. The Art Department wishes them both the very best of luck.

SENIOR 6 IB ART VISIT TO THE STUDIO OF ISIDRO CON WONG: On Thursday 24th of August, Senior 6 IB Visual Arts students were fortunate to visit the art studio of the Costa Rican artist Isidro Con Wong. Valentina, María Paula, María Fe, Queenie, Mariana and Rocío were suitably inspired by the presentation of his art work by his son Isidro Con.  It was an excellent visit that gave a great insight into the style and oeuvre of the artwork on display.  The visit was truly inspiring for the IB Visual Arts group.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH – LA MARTA RESERVE: Last weekend a group of Senior 4 students visited the La Marta Reserve in Cartago to complete their qualifying expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students prepared and carried everything they needed to be self-sufficient for the 2 day/1night expedition. Despite challenging weather conditions on the first day, the groups were able to successfully complete their expedition aims including discovering more about the history of the reserve and observing and recording the flora and fauna of the area.  Well done to all involved.

SENIOR 1, 2 AND 3 SCIENCE FAIR:  The BSCR Annual Science Fair will be held on Friday 8th of September.  The exhibits, designed and created by the students of Senior 1, 2 and 3, will be displayed in Laboratories 1, 2 and 3, and the Auditorium.  The fair starts at 1:00 pm; with Primary students attending until 2:00 pm.  Parents are invited to view the students' projects from 2:00 pm until the close of the fair at 4:00 pm.

SPANISH AND CAS DEPARTMENTS: During this week, students, from Senior 1 to Senior 4, have been competing in the preliminary rounds of the House Spelling Contest, which is an inter-curricular activity between the Spanish and Co-Curricular departments.  From each group of contestants, three winners were chosen who qualified for the semifinals to be held on 13th of September at 12:30 pm in the Auditorium.  Through this activity not only do our students have fun but they also improve their spelling skills and with it, enhance the Spanish language which is the foundation of our cultural identity.

ELKE HEINRICH-BETTONI / IB VISUAL ARTS GUEST SPEAKER: On Wednesday 30th of August, Senior 6IB Visual Arts students were fortunate to have a visit from photographer Elke Heinrich-Bettoni who was able to share her photographic ideas, influences and experiences.  Valentina, María Paula, María Fe, Queenie, Mariana and Rocío were suitably inspired by her presentation and photographs.  They were particularly impressed by her images of her visit to Iceland as well as her thoughts and suggestions on their own work during the talk.  Many thanks again to Elke for visiting and inspiring the IB Visual Arts group.

STUDENT COUNCIL: Last week, the Student Council organized games during each first break in the 'planche' for Lower Senior students, while the students from Higher Senior groups were doing their mock exams. Activities such as chubby bunny, plasma-carts races, penalty kicks and jumping rope were held for students from senior 1 to senior 4. Thank you to all who participated and we hope you had a great time!

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