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Improving teaching practices at school based on the analysis of learners’ profiles

On Tuesday, 17th November, three representatives of the School’s Learning Support Teams participated as speakers in the Global Assessment International Conference organised by GL Assessment. Cecilia Irazoqui (Junior Learning Support Coordinator), Valentina Fernández (Junior and Senior Learning Support Specialist) and Rosina Grillé (Senior Learning Support Specialist) talked about “Improving teaching practices at school based on the analysis of learners’ profiles”. The three pshycho-pedagogical specialists shared the thorough work done by the Learning Support Department over the 6 six years using the CAT4. They described how the data provided by this assessment tool is combined with other data sources available at school in order to identify each student’s strengths, weaknesses and overall learning profile. They also explained how this information is used to develop suitable teaching strategies to cater for the different needs in the classroom and to inform institutional projects. The international conference session was a complete success, with more than 175 attendees from all over the world watching the session.

Huge congratulations to the representatives of our Learning Support team who presented at the Global Assessment International Conference organised by GLA yesterday.

 

Their knowledge and expertise, together with the clarity which with they shared this, will enrich the work of many schools around the world and put The British Schools of Montevideo on the map with regard to using data to develop student learning.

 

SCHOOL BIRTHDAY REFLECTIONS

On Thursday, 8th October, the School celebrated its 112 anniversary. This is a traditionally joyous day: the School hosts Sports Days, treasure hunts, celebrations all around and there is usually an abundance of cakes. 2020 was a different year. Under the theme of Gratitude we invited families to join us in the creation of customised face masks to bring to School. The result was incredible. 

Using the School´s birthday as a starting point, students reflected on this very traditional celebration that had to be modified in order to fit the current status. Their positive approaches and thinking surprised us all. 

SCHOOL´S BIRTHDAY

Following our Awareness and Celebrations campaign “Health and Wellbeing”, we celebrated the School´s birthday under the theme of “Gratefulness”.

After working with their teachers during the last couple of weeks, each student took a special picture with their self-tailored face mask to show support to the campaign.

We came together as one School to celebrate and be thankful.

The face masks were displayed in Junior and Senior main corridors to decorate and to be a constant remainder of the things we are grateful for.  

The face masks will be then transformed into Christmas ornaments to share with our school community, so stay tuned. 

Thank you all who participated in this fulfilling School spirit campaign.

 

 

PROMISE AND PLEGDE OF THE URUGUAYAN FLAG

PROMISE AND PLEDGE OF THE URUGUAYAN FLAG

On Wednesday, 23rd September, Form 1 and 1YL students promised and pledged the Uruguayan flag. The 4 ceremonies were emotive and students sang the Uruguayan anthem and recited several lines remembering José Artigas in his death aniversary. 
 

RECYCLING

During September, following our Awareness and Celebrations programme, the School will be working on Recycling.

This United Nations Issue will be addressed during Form Periods with our students and we would like to encourage our community to work on this issue at home with your families. To further boost how we approach this relevant topic, we would like to invite you all to bring electronic devices to be recycled. There are boxes placed on both Senior and Junior entrances for you to leave your E-Waste.

Once again the Old Boys & Old Girls Club has joined us in this endeavor. 

The following video was created and produced by some of our Senior Global Perspective students in order to raise awareness on the importance of recycling and to learn what we are currently doing at School. 

 

 

 

 

KNITTING FOR OTHERS

We would like to share the huge success of the #knitforothers Campaign with the community. Both students and staff were committed to the task, and the results were wonderful. 

During the winter holidays we encouraged all to knit squares and bring them to school after recess was over.
Both 5YL and 6YL together with the support of staff from different areas of School got together to knit the squares together making blankets for the Fundación Canguro.

 

WELCOME 2020 - WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

On Tuesday 3rd, the Gymnasium was once more the location for a brief Welcome Assembly for our Whole School.  Mr. Rosevear welcomed the students to another School year and commented on the many new improvements in the School buildings. He mentioned other relevant news and closed his speech by emphasising the importance of being kind to one another.

The School´s Head Boy (Felipe Crosa) and Head Girl (Paulina Seré) directed a few words to the audience, urging the students to study hard without forgetting to enjoy the years left at School.

 

HOMENAJE A LOS 70 AÑOS DE EGRESADOS

El lunes 25 de Noviembre, se homenajeó a Lilian Sapelli, Tomás Brause, Alfredo Caubarrere, Julieta Leindeker por sus 70 años de egresados del Colegio.

Almorzaron en la Sede del Club Old Boys & Old Girls en donde, Mark Rosevear y Martin Wells les dieron la bienvenida y unas palabras en homenaje. Compartieron un almuerzo con miembros del Club: Marga Mezzera y Santiago Queraltó, en donde anécdotas y recuerdos de esa época del colegio.

 

 

VISIT TELETÓN

On Tuesday, November 12th, a delegation from Junior and Senior visited the “Centro Teletón” to hand the money collected on our annual “Red and White Day”.

We had a wonderful tour of the facilities and were able to experience from first hand all the support that this centre gives to the broader community. The money collected will go into a “Rehabilitation Virtual Reality Lab” to further assist the children that attend there on a daily basis. Our students got to visit the facilities and toured around the place, getting in contact with another reality which impacts a lot of Uruguayan kids. 

It was a very open minded and caring visit which is embedded into our community commitment projects as a School.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank again our wonderful community that came together and helped with this wonderful fundraising. 

 

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