JUNIOR FINAL ASSEMBLY

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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

FORM 3

Florencia Novogrebelsky

Delfina Fernández

Camila Bruce

Juan Manuel Moreira

Manuel del Campo

Violeta Reyes

Olivia Bove

Clementina Falcón

 

FORM 4

Rocío Piana

Clara Hahn

Joaquina Justo

Santiago Gercar

Violeta Azar

Federico Barbosa

Trinidad Oddone

Kiril Svetogorsky

 

FORM 5

Agustina Albiñana

Felipe Durán

María Herrera

Andrés van Tienhoven

Carolina Mailhos

Exuma Terra

Juan Martín Canuti

Maite Gutiérrez

 

FORM 6

Juan Pablo Fabini

Olivia Strauch

Chiara Ferrari

Alejo Martínez

Romanella Cruz

Rocío Fernández

Sofía Paullier

Trinidad Brause

 

Effort and Attitude

FORM 3

Alexia Terra

Felipe Young

Dolores Mora

Clara de Posadas

Clementina Leiva

Nicolás Ponce de León

Benjamín Risso

Thomas Mc Gill

 

FORM 4

Emma Perciavalle

Eva Lorenzo

Milagros Albanell

Clara D´Angelo

Esmeralda Odriozola

Guadalupe Melhem

Emilia Salas

Felicitas Stapff

 

FORM 5

Belén Berrutti

Tomás Young

Uma Soler

Federico Souto

Alexis Bruce

Theo Lamaison

Martina Malde

Juan Diego Fiestas

 

FORM 6

Milagros Piñeyrúa

Emma Preidikman

Josefina Justo

Malena Sáenz

Federica Frechou

Abril Hobbins

Mercedes Olaso

Leah Cowley

 

The British Schools

Student Award

Emilia Stirling

Isabel Güelfi

María Clara Bía

Emma Dorbessan

 

SPORTS AWARDS

Junior Champion F6 Girls

1st Place:

Inés Chahnazaroff

Runner Up:

Emma Hahn

Junior Champion F6 Boys

1st Place:

Máximo Born

Runner Up:

Bautista Pérez del Castillo

Outstanding Sportswoman:

Inés Chahnazaroff

Outstanding Sportsman:

Máximo Born

Football Player of the Year Form 6:

Bautista Pérez del Castillo

Hockey Player of the Year Form 6: 

Federica Chahnazaroff

Rugby Player of the Year Form 6:

Benjamín Rodríguez

Handball Player of the Year Form 6:

Romanella Cruz

 

SENIOR FINAL ASSEMBLY

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Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Agustin Maggi welcomed our guests, HM Ambassador Mr Ian Duddy, Mr Martin Wells, Chair of the Board of Governors, Governors, Trustees, Staff, Students and Parents to the ceremony.

The Ambassador invited students to make the most of the opportunities they have, and to always strive to do the best they can in as many areas as they can. The British Schools Principal, Mr Mark Rosevear, referred to the events of the year and the importance of understanding relationships and taking responsibility in his speech.

There were further speeches from Mr Andrew Bunt, The Head of Senior, the 2019 Head Boy and Head Girl, Andres Chang and Sol Slinger, 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, Andrew Bunt and Mark Rosevear´s speeches.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you all next year.

 

Sport Prizes

Player of the Year

Under 13 Rugby

Alfonso María Mañé

Under 14 Rugby

Juan Manuel Dotta

Under 15 Rugby

Franco Bertini

Under 16 Rugby

Martín Civetta

Under 17 Rugby

Joaquín Myszka

Outstanding Rugby Player

Juan Francisco Pirone

 

Player of the Year

Under 13 Hockey

Inés de Posadas

Under 14 Hockey

Justina Arregui

Under 15 Hockey

Carmela Basso

Under 16 Hockey

Olivia Henderson

Outstanding Hockey Player

Camila Sarabia

               

Player of the Year

Under 13 Football

Juan Pedro Echeverría

Under 14 Football

Alfonso Mailhos

Under 15 Football

José María Tejera

Under 16 Football

Juan Ignacio Canessa

Outstanding Football player

Juan María Seizer

               

Basketball Player of the Year

Martín Muscio

Handball Player of the Year

Francisca Guani

Football Player of the Year

Valentina Pérez

               

Athlete of the Year

Justina Echeguía

Athlete of the Year

Joaquín Echeverrigaray

               

Outstanding Sportswoman

Francesca Ferrari

Outstanding Sportsman

Joaquín Echeverrigaray

Subject Prizes

Senior Theatre

Florencia Römer

Theory of Knowledge

Abril Alexander

AJ Hobson Prize

for Senior History

Florencia Puig

Geography

Chiara Curbelo

Business Management

Juan Andres Bañales

Economics

Matias Campelo

Senior English

Mercedes Strauch

Junior English

Delfina Olaso

Senior Spanish

Florencia Puig

Junior Spanish

Agustina González

Junior Chinese

Bautista Martínez

Senior French

Derek Smith Estrada

Junior French

Chiara Martínez

Senior Portuguese

Rosina Deleón

Junior Portuguese

Carmen Gomensoro

Computer Science

Florencia Batlle

Junior Information Technology

Guzmán Zugnoni

ITGS

Sol Slinger

Junior Mathematics

Federico Schuscheim

John Thewlis Prize for Excellence in Mathematics             Alejandro Seré

Environmental Systems & Societies

Marría Sofía Collazo

Junior Science

Ana Inés Alende

Biology

Mercedes Strauch

Chemistry

Lucía Machado

Physics

Dikran Bakkalian

EFFORT & ATTITUDE

1YL

Simón Recht

2YL

Federica Arregui

3YL

Chiara Martínez

4YL

Maia Lotitto

 

School Spirit

1YL

Franco Malde

2YL

Joaquina Costa

3YL

Theo Romero

4YL

Martina Oddone

5YL

Joaquín Espiga

 

 

TOP OF LICEO

1YL

Federica Arregui

Sol Martínez

Liat Preidikman

2YL

Ignacio Monsuárez

Inés Raffaelli

Theo Romero

3YL

Ana Alende

Francesca Ferrari

Federico Schuscheim

4YL

Abril Alexander

Chloé Romero

Paulina Seré

5YL

Dikran Bakkalian

Lucía Machado

Ma. Mercedes Strauch

 

 

Special Prizes

Top in Uruguay

First Language English

(Oral Endorsement)

Abril Alexander

Top in Uruguay

Global Perspectives

Abril Alexander

High Achievement

 Foreign Language French    Ana Alende

Top in Uruguay

 Mathematics

Chloé Romero

Top in Uruguay

Combined Science

Chloé Romero

Top in Uruguay

Literature (English)

Chloé Romero

Top in World

Literature (Spanish)

Chloé Romero

Top in Uruguay

First Language English (Oral Endorsement)

Clara Hardoy

Top in Uruguay

First Language Spanish

Maria Del Pilar Elgorriaga

Top in Uruguay

First Language Spanish

María Paulina Seré

Top in Uruguay

Mathematics

María Paulina Seré

 

Lodge Prize for Service

to the Community

Clara Piquet

The Shearer Award for Performance in Theatre Arts   

Julieta Álvarez

The JW Jones Memorial Trophy for Outstanding  Academic Achievement      

Chiara Curbelo

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Integrated Baccalaureate

Lucía Machado

Outstanding All-Round Student

Dikran Bakkalian

The Charles Miles Cup for Service to the School

Sol Slinger

The PS Schor Cup

Andrés Chang

 

2019 Prefects

5YL

Chloé Romero

Pilar Elgorriaga

Camila Varela

Paulina Seré

Felipe Crosa

Andrew Cooper

Federico Kong

Santiago Solari

 

6YL

Elisa Cooper

Lucía Machado

Ma. Mercedes Strauch

Dikran Bakkalian

Lucas Pollio

Máximo Vargas

 

HEAD GIRL

Sol Slinger

 

HEAD BOY

Andrés Chang

 

2020 Prefects

5YL

Francisco Algorta

Anna Beare

Francisco Deffeminis

Dylan Fairless

Francesca Ferrari

Valentina Monsuarez

Juan María Sequeira

Irina Svetogorsky

6YL

Felipe Crosa

María del Pilar Elgorriaga

Federico Kong

Chloé Romero

María Paulina Seré

Santiago Solari

Camila Varela

 

HEAD GIRL

Paulina Seré

HEAD BOY

Felipe Crosa

 

 

3YL - PROYECTO LOGROS

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Durante los días 5 y 6 de diciembre los alumnos de 3YL participaron del tradicional campamento con fines solidarios "Logros", donde tuvieron la oportunidad de conocer de primera mano la realidad de la Escuela rural N° 14 del departamento de San José y realizar en la misma tareas de pintura y mantenimiento en general, así como compartir valiosos momentos de integración como generación.

 

 

 

 

F6 - EGRESO

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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.

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CLUB FILOSÓFICO - ÚLTIMO ENCUENTRO

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El ciclo del club filosófico llegó a su fin, luego de siete meses, siete encuentros, siete textos y muchas preguntas. En todo este tiempo, aproximadamente treinta alumnos se involucraron, hicieron posible y habilitaron el pensar filosófico genuino. Fuera del horario curricular, solo por amor al saber. Al pensar por pensar. Allá por mayo encendimos la mecha de esta aventura preguntándonos “¿qué significaba hacer algo por el otro?”, y como dijo un alumno, “tal vez sea tan simple y complejo como dejarlo ser. No interferir en su derecho de no ser más ni menos que nadie”. Llegando a fines de noviembre, terminamos con la “vedette” de los temas filosóficos de todos los tiempos; La verdad. Ese “palo enjabonado” que generación tras generación se lo han ido pasando sin que ninguna lo pueda asir completamente. Pero esa dificultad es lo que nos permite seguir pensando, seguir haciendo filosofía, libre, no dogmática, sin ataduras, tratando de evitar, en lo posible, lo políticamente correcto, sin temor al tabú, respetando cada opinión, pero exigiendo argumentos. Así fueron pasando los autores y las preguntas; ¿La belleza reside en el observador? ¿La convivencia pacífica contradice un ideal de Justicia? ¿Vivimos en una sociedad que no tolera lo imperfecto? ¿Es la muerte una derrota? 

 

A partir del último encuentro volvimos a Nietzsche y su texto “Sobre verdad y mentira en sentido extramoral”. No se hicieron esperar las primeras definiciones. “La verdad debería ser universal y eterna”. “Debe ser una creencia justificada”. El texto puede ser duro, porque el autor lo primero que hace es colocarnos como un animal astuto, que tuvo que inventar el conocimiento para sobrevivir, pero en ese acto hay una soberbia, falsedad y arbitrariedad, que Nietzsche denuncia con severidad. No somos especiales, somos un accidente que algún día dejará de ser. No hay un plan ulterior ni trascendente. ¿Qué hacer entonces? ¿Echarnos al abandono? ¿Deprimirnos? La respuesta de Nietzsche no es tan sombría. Nos dá un golpe de realidad, como la golpiza que Baudelaire le dio al mendigo en el texto del Spleen de París, y nos recuerda que lo más importante es la vida, con sus contradicciones e imperfecciones. Y que la búsqueda de verdad no puede estar sujeta a nuestros intereses ni ser un consuelo. Por eso, hace una llamada a una actitud menos racional y más intuitiva, dándole más importancia al arte, a la poesía, a lo dionisíaco, y cuestionando la razón técnica que quiere que todo sea ordenado y funcional. 

 

Finalmente, todos reconocimos que este espacio, forjado desde el deseo y no desde el deber, debe retomarse, y es por eso que volverá en el 2020, con otros autores, con otros alumnos tal vez, pero con el mismo espíritu, cuyas bases son el pensamiento libre y fraterno.

 

 

6YL - COMPLETION OF STUDIES CEREMONY

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This week saw the Completion of Studies Ceremony for 6YL.

Master of Ceremonies Mr. Agustin Maggi welcomed HM Ambassador, Mr Ian Duddy, Mr. Martin Wells, the Chair of the  Board of Governors, Governors, Trustees, all staff and students before Mr. Mark Rosevear gave the opening address.

Mr. Andrew Bunt, Head of Senior, assisted by the SMT: Cecilia Pombo, Vicente Cancellara and Florencia Paullier, presented school completion certificates to all students.

Julieta Alvarez gave a tremendous rendition of ´Brave’ to entertain everyone.

Head Boy and Head Girl, Andres Chang and Sol Slinger gave witty and humorous speeches about their friends, their time in the school and how much they recognised what the school has done for them.

Finally, Mr. Wells closed the ceremony, wishing the students every success for the future.

 

Mark Rosevear´s speech: 

I imagine some of the parents in this room are thinking, ‘I cannot believe my child is finishing school’. Some of the students in the room will be thinking, ‘Yippee, I have finished school!’  You, like other students your age around the world, are ready to move on. We hope you have enjoyed your time here, and we hope you have learned something, and I do not just mean academic study. Everybody at school wants you to feel ready to face the next challenge in your lives.

I wonder if, like me, you are a little bored with people talking about how uncertain the world is now, and how jobs are different, how we don’t know the skills needed for the future and technology has changed everything. I am not sure how much is really that different than before, except maybe the pace of the change. When I was your age, people were saying that the use of calculators would be the end of students’ mathematical skills. Sadly, for those of you who are not fans of maths, that did not prove correct and we have both calculators and still learn maths, but maybe we learn it a little differently.   

I wish to speak tonight about making decisions, and dealing with change. Both strike me as appropriate topics, especially as you are about to experience a big change in your lives.  An old Celtic saying was, ‘the day of my death and the hour of my passing was decided long ago’. This is fate, and implies we have no say in our destiny. Is your future decided, or do you decide it? I know that might sound a little new age, but please bear with me.

So much comes down to making decisions. Everyone must take responsibility for their lives and for the decisions they make. Does that mean luck or destiny or fortune is not involved? No, almost certainly not, for some events occur that we have little control over.  But your decisions shape where you go.

50 years ago, man first landed on the moon. I was a little young to remember it, but my mother told me I watched it with interest (on a black and white TV that probably weighed around 30kg), and like many young boys of the time, then told my parents that I was going to be an astronaut. As I am sure you can see, that did not happen.  Some of you might even be thinking of a career as a professional rugby player based in Uruguay. Even two years ago, nobody would have believed that possible.   Some of you will have decided on your careers, rugby player, astronaut or otherwise, and others will be unsure, and will change their minds more than once. There is nothing wrong with changing your mind. Confucius said that, ‘only the wisest and stupidest of men never change’.  

The economist JM Keynes was once asked why he had changed his opinion over an issue that was being discussed. He replied, “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?" This sounds fairly obvious, but unfortunately, it is very difficult for most people to do. Many studies have shown that once someone has invested time and effort in a project, and often money, even if they can see it is not working, they still continue along the same path. Why? It is called cognitive dissonance, and it affects all of us. We do not like to let go of ideas once we have invested in them. But at times, we must. Change is always with us, and as Benjamin Franklin wrote, ‘when you are finished changing, you are finished’.

Life can take you down many unexpected paths, and you meet many different people. You will not like all of them, but you have to learn how to interact with them. I learned more from a man who was a carpenter, than I learned from many highly educated people who I met in my life. I also learned a lot from many highly educated people. There is no formula. Treat everyone with respect, and listen to different ideas.

 You have more opportunities now than ever. But choosing which to take is also harder. More opportunities mean more competition for those places. Competition is not a dirty word, but how you compete is very important. Most of you will be managers or leaders when you start work, and some of you will become very successful in your fields, but you will always need to remember those you work for you, and how to treat them well. Always remember that sometimes the people worth listening to are not necessarily the oldest, the loudest (who are often the most dangerous or least likely to offer good judgment), the ones with the best reputations or the most qualifications - but sometimes they can be. That is where you will need to use your judgment to decide whose opinions are worth listening to, and whose are not. But you will need to decide. As Margaret Thatcher famously remarked, ‘standing in the middle of the road is dangerous. You get run over by both sides.’ And sometimes, no matter how hard, you might need to think differently and change your direction of thought.

I am still relatively new to the school, although I mean it in the best possible way when I say it feels like I have been here for years. Today I can make this speech and honestly say I got to know some of you quite well. I was a tutor to some, accompanied the boys on the rugby tour, and covered classes with others. I have been impressed with you as people, even if some of you fought the words, ‘planning’ and ‘deadlines’ with an almost ideological fanaticism.

The late Joe Strummer of The Clash, wrote that ‘The Future is Unwritten’.  Sir Winston Churchill, a man not lacking in self-confidence, wrote that ‘history will be kind to me for I intend to write it’.  For all of you here, your future is unwritten. Make sure you are the ones who write it.

 

 

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.

 

 

VISITA MÁRCOS VÁZQUEZ

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El martes 26 de noviembre nos visitó el escritor Márcos Vázquez, autor de numerosas novelas infantiles y juveniles para darle una charla a los alumnos de primero y segundo de liceo.

El evento se llevó a cabo en el Green Room. Los chicos (y grandes) disfrutaron muchísimo de los cuentos y anécdotas sobre la creación de algunas novelas que han leído durante el año y otras que compartiremos el próximo año. También aprendimos mucho sobre el proceso creativo literario del autor.

Muchas gracias Márcos por tu visita. 

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