School Bulletin #2 – 2nd February 2018

UPCOMING DATES: 

  • Wednesday 7th February: Open Mic (Year 2 - Year 5 + Secondary)
  • Wednesday 7th to Thursday 8th February: Year 9A Expedition to Laguna Don Manuel - Depart at 8:00 am on Wednesday and return at 2:30 pm on Thursday
  • Friday 9th February: Year 11 Visual Art trip to the Contemporary Art Museum - 8:15 am to 11:15 am | Early Years 1-3 students come dressed in their favourite clothes
  • Sunday 11th February: Year 12 Cerro San Miguel - Chirripó Expedition preparation activity – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHOLE SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS: Thank you to all the parents that joined us for our Back to School Nights this week - we had a great turnout. If you were not able to make it, please visit our website where you can find the presentations in English and Spanish. If you have questions about your child's class that you would like to follow up on, please book an appointment with your child's teacher.

DONATION FROM "COOK FOR COSTA RICA 2017": The donation collected for the project "Cook for Costa Rica 2017" - an activity organized by the staff of the British School of Costa Rica - was delivered on Friday 26th of January. The amount collected (₡318,750) was donated to the Rey Curré indigenous community. Teachers Lady Gómez and José Rojas had the opportunity to visit Yimba Cajc Rural High School to deliver the donation which, following the damage that was caused by Storm "Nate" a few months ago, will be put towards the costs of reconstructing the School. The School's Administrative Board and the Indigenous Education Council of this community were very grateful for this support as they have made many efforts to get the School back on it's feet after the storm. This was an opportunity not only to support a social cause, but also to initiate a cultural exchange with this community.

COMMUNICATION: Communication by email is the principal method of communication between the school and it's parents. Therefore, we has all parents to endure that their email address is kept up to date by means of an email to reception@bscr.ed.cr. We use the program "Mailchip" to send the most informative communications, the Bulletin, most weeks of the year. This is an interactive program and parents can suscribe, unsubscribe or change their email address at the foot of the email page. Please remember, as we have indicated previously, for many aspects such as changes in departure of students, sick-notes, excuses, inquiries about clubs, etc. parents MUST use the email address reception@bscr.ed.cr (both the Spanish and the English version are received). If such emails are sent to the general school address (racsa or gmail) then we cannot guarantee that they will be read on the same day and we cannot be held responsible for not acting on the request made!

PRIMARY (INCLUDING EARLY YEARS)

EARLY YEARS "THIS IS ME!": On Friday 9th of February, to inaugurate the theme "This Is Me!", all Early Years students are invited to come to School dressed in their favourite clothes. That includes casual, sportswear, pijamas or typical /representative costumes of a country.

OPEN MIC: This year we will be continuing our popular Open Mic series that provides Year 2 - Year 5 students with a space to perform and demonstrate their artistic abilities. Individually or in groups, students may sing, play an instrument, recite poetry, dance, etc. These performances will take place during lunch time, usually on the first Wednesday of each month. Interested students should sign up with their teachers. This is an internal event for students only.

SECONDARY

IGCSE RESULTS: We would like to congratulate our Year 11 students and their teachers on some excellent IGCSE results. In particular, a number of students received outstanding grades in all of the curriculum areas: Alina Carranza (5 x A* and 3 x A), María Fernanda Malavasi (3 x A* and 4 x A), Laura Goosens (5 x A* and 2 x A), Sofía Bianchi (4 x A* and 3 x A) and Jackie Fun (2 x A* and 5 x A). Many congratulations to all!

EXTRA SUPPORT SESSIONS: The following subject support lessons will be offered, free of charge, throughout the first semester between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Mondays
Sciences: Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 (Mr. Heath and Ms. Boone)
History: All levels (Mr. Jones)

Tuesdays
NB Maths: Y11 (Mr. Narváez)
Maths Studies: Y11, Y12 (Ms. Vincent)
Maths SL: Y11, Y12 (Ms. G)
French: Y6, Y7, Y8 (Ms. Vicente)
History: All levels (Ms. Loughery)
Economics: Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 (Mr. Paradis)
Global Politics: Y11, Y12 (Mr. Gallagher)
Sciences: Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12 (Ms. Boone and Mr. Mallorie)

Wednesdays
French: Y6, Y7, Y8 (Ms. Vicente)

Thursdays
Maths: Y7 (Ms. G)
Maths: Y8, Y9 (Ms. Vincent)
Science: All levels (Mr. Jones)

All Week (reservations ahead of time are required)
Science: All levels (Mr. Jiménez)
Science: All levels (Mr. Zúñiga before school 7:15 - 7:45 am)

ENTRY POINTS - QUARTER 1: Our Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 students enjoyed their representative Entry Points this week for the first quarter of 2018. First of all, on Tuesday 30th of January, the Year 6 students worked and organized brief presentations on French-speaking countries. The students learned about Structure and its importance as a good academic and social habit in their daily lives. Then, on Wednesday 31st of January, the students of Year 7 learned about communication and its importance as a social practice inherent to our daily life. The actives also explored feelings and emotions that our students communicated with each other. Finally, that same day, and within the framework of responsibility, Year 8 students participated in a short workshop in which they fulfilled various tasks and challenges. They discovered the importance of responsibility, teamwork and their role as members of a responsible community.

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