On Wednesday, 12th December, students from Form 3 and Form 4 choirs visited the Sir Winston Churchill Home at the British Hospital.
They sang Christmas carols and songs from their concerts earlier in the year. Before returning to School, students were able to talk with residents and share a snack with them.
It was a great experience for everyone involved!
The Senior School closed the academic year with the Prize Giving Ceremony attended by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Uruguay, Mr. Ian Duddy, on Thursday, 6th December.
The speech by the Principal, Mr. Mark Rosevear, was on the need to accept failure as a step on the path to improvement. Students were recognised for their sporting and academic achievements during 2018 and the ceremony saw the passing of the pins from the Prefects and the Head Boy and Head Girl of Generations 1999/2000 to the new generation of Prefects and the Head Boy, Andrés Chang and the Head Girl, Sol Slinger. The ceremony ended with a speech by Mrs. Karen Schandy, Chair of the Board of Governors, where the theme was the constancy of change.
On Tuesday, 11th December, the Community gathered together to celebrate the end of the 2018 academic year at the Junior School Prize Giving Ceremony.
Students were recognised for their outstanding sporting and academic achievement, as well as for their exemplary attitude and effort. Speeches were delivered by the Principal, Mr. Mark Rosevear, Head of Junior, Mrs. Trudy Chappell, and the closing words were given by Mrs. Karen Schandy, Chair of the Board of Governors. Two Form 6 students addressed the audience, who were also entertained by the Junior School Choir. For the first time in the Junior School Prize Giving Ceremony, the Prefects for 2019 were announced and received their pins from the present group of Prefects, who have given their service to the School during 2018.
The families of Form 1 students came to school on Wednesday, 28th and Friday, 30th November to enjoy the end of year plays performed by each class. These plays were designed as part of the Unit of Inquiry 'How the world works'.
Students worked in collaboration with their teachers to create short plays based upon toys from the past and present and the different games that are played around the world. There was a focus on developing friendships and creativity through play.
The students' performances were excellent and thoroughly deserving of the round of applause they received.
Congratulations to our student Dikran Bakkalian who obtained First Honors Mention, in his level, in the Uruguayan Chemistry Olympics. This activity, which began in 2009, is organised by the Chemistry College (UdelaR), with the authorisation and backing of Consejo de Educación Secundaria and ANEP.
The competition comprises two stages: the first stage is at regional level and the second stage at national level. This last one took place on Saturday, 1st December.
Congratulations also go to teachers Noemí Corna and Alejandro Casariego, who guided Dikran in achieving this recognition.
This week we said our congratulations and farewells to our graduating 6YL students in two ceremonies. His Excellency the British Ambassador, Mr. Ian Duddy, Mrs. Karen Schandy and the Board Members, Mr. Mark Rosevear and the teaching staff, as well as the parents and families, gathered together to celebrate, as Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Agustin Maggi, introduced the proceedings.
There were speeches from the Head Boys and Head Girls, who reflected on the students' time in the School, their friendship for each other and their understanding of the gratitude they have to the School and to their families. The students received their leaving certificates, and a group of them sang beautifully in the middle of the ceremony.
Mrs. Schandy finished proceedings, speaking of the history of the importance of the core values of the School, how people make a school, and how the graduating students now, as former members, take their place in our alumni community.
We wish every one of the leaving students all our best wishes for the future.
Mark Rosevear - Principal
On Friday, 23rd November, Form 6 celebrated the closing activity with the children from CAIF ´La Esperanza´.
The gymnasium was set up with games for our young visitors and there was fun and laughter in the air. It was very moving to see the caring and tender manner our students displayed towards their little friends.
The games were followed by a shared snack and finally we received Santa’s visit, who brought presents donated by Form 6 students.
It was a very special morning for all, which marked the end of a very successful year.