Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Carlos Rompani welcomed our guests, Mr Martin Wells, Chair of the Board of Governors, Governors, Trustees, Staff, Students and Parents to the ceremony.
The British Schools Principal, Mr Mark Rosevear, referred to the benefits of board games and and the importance of choosing one’s words carefully, in his speech.
There were further speeches from Mrs. Trudy Chappell, The Head of Junior and two outgoing Form 6 students, Maria Victoria Martínez and Inés Varela before Mr. Martin Wells closed the proceedings. Mr. Wells commented on how proud the School is that a former student, Mr. Luis Lacalle Pou, is President Elect of Uruguay. He concluded by thanking everyone for their hard work which has culminated in another busy and successful year.
See below the Assembly´s photos, the prize winners and Mark Rosevear´s speech.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you all next year.
School Spirit Award
Juan Manuel Moreira
Manuel del Campo
Andrés van Tienhoven
Juan Martín Canuti
Juan Pablo Fabini
Effort and Attitude
Clara de Posadas
Nicolás Ponce de León
Thomas Mc Gill
Juan Diego Fiestas
The British Schools
María Clara Bía
Junior Champion F6 Girls
Junior Champion F6 Boys
Bautista Pérez del Castillo
Football Player of the Year Form 6:
Bautista Pérez del Castillo
Hockey Player of the Year Form 6:
Rugby Player of the Year Form 6:
Handball Player of the Year Form 6:
Los alumnos de F6 rindieron el examen de Egreso, el icónico examen que da paso a su educación secundaria.
Antes de partir a dar el examen, algunos alumnos recorrieron los salones con sus carpetas para saludar a sus maestras de F5 con alegría, entusiasmo y un poco de ansiedad.
Kinder students visited “El Pinar” neighbourhood. They observed the living things that depend on water to live; they saw ducks swimming, fishing and flying, fish jumping and swimming, crabs walking and hiding and algae floating. They also appreciated the wonderful environment and understood the importance of respecting nature.
The EYC families joined in for a special day filled with games and laughter. Students, mums, dads, brothers, sisters, some grandparents and even some aunts and uncles joined us in this very special occasion. It was lovely to see children and their families enjoying together, no screens, no phones, no worries, just play!
Los planteles de hockey y rugby van cerrando un año más.
En rugby de F5 y F6 participaron de una jornada final en Seminario, mientras que hockey lo hizo con F4 y F3 en Monte VI.
Last Thursday morning, we invited the children and the families from C.A.I.F “La Esperanza” to celebrate what was a great year together.
Our Form 6 students prepared lots of games in the gymnasium to share with their little friends. We even had the visit of Santa Claus and his helpers, who came baring gifts for all of our honored guests. To close this activity we shared a picnic together in the House Gallery.
Prep students finished their fifth Unit of Inquiry “True Colours”. To assess the outcome of the Unit we invited one significant adult per child to help teachers in the Summative Assessment; how well students understood the central idea “The arts can be used to express ourselves”. We received mothers, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, nannies, aunts, uncles, older brothers and sisters. Prep students walked them through the Art Gallery to show and explain them their art pieces; materials they used, techniques, inspiration and ideas they wanted to transmit through each piece of art. We received very good feedback from all the participants, thank you very much for making the time to share such a significant activity with our students.
El pasado miércoles 6 de noviembre se llevó a cabo una nueva jornada de intercambio entre los niños del Colegio Don Bosco, nuestros alumnos de Junior y CAS. En la misma no faltó la alegría del reencuentro, el deporte y el intercambio de anécdotas y experiencias.
La colaboración sustancial de OBC & OGC en todo momento contribuyó a que esta experiencia sea realmente significativa e inolvidable para todos.
Con esta actividad concluimos felizmente en 2019 un proceso maravilloso que sin lugar a dudas volveremos a repetir en el futuro.
The PYP Form 5 Exhibition took place on Thursday, October 24th. It was lived as a real celebration. The day began with a gathering in the Junior hall from where the audience was then accompanied to the different rooms to participate in the presentations. In mid-morning, before the last performances, there was a relaxing and friendly shared coffee break for F5 families.
The topics illustrated by the exhibition groups were wide-ranging and student research included visits, interviews, surveys and bibliography. The resulting exhibitions were largely based in the view of Social studies, Personal, Social, Physical Education (PSPE), Arts, Language, Science and Technology.
The action component of the exhibition was seen as a key element in developing international-mindedness as students understood and presented their topics in both a global and a local perspective.
When the presentation was over, the whole exhibition team, form teachers, mentors and students shared a lovely lunch by the pool. Finally Mentors gave out a PYP souvenir to each student as closure of the event.
Witnessing our students display the IB learner attributes and attitudes so clearly was heart-warming. They were well equipped to answer the questions the audience asked about their chosen topics and displayed true communication skills as well as being highly knowledgeable. The creativity and integrity on presentations was something to flag up.
The PYP exhibition is a whole junior school community experience. It involves not only the students and Form 5 teachers, but also families, other students in the school and staff in general. We would like to thank all F5 families for their support and involvement during the process and on the Exhibition Day.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this rewarding process. Every Form 5 student deserves a huge acknowledgement for their effort and commitment throughout the learning process. This was collaboration at its finest and was a huge team effort. We are already looking forward to next year’s exhibition.