Senior

STBS MUN

On Saturday, 4th of September, Saint Brendan’s School held their annual Model United Nations Conference. Although we are returning to in-person events, said conference was held virtually via Zoom due to the ongoing pandemic. The conference was the third one of the year, after Crandon Model United Nations (CMUN), which was held in June. Our School had 23 students participating in the conference, two of which passed their resolutions on their corresponding committees, another two students from 3YL debuted in said conference and two others participated as chairs in the Security Council and General Assembly 3 (GA3). 

In General Assembly 1 (GA1), the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was discussed, and the delegation of Palestine passed its resolution. Regarding General Assembly 3, the social impact of the political crisis in South Africa was debated. Through General Assembly 4 (GA4), the issue of the rapid advance of extremist groups over Middle-East government was addressed. Finally, in the Security Council, the issue of the political crisis in Cuba was discussed, where the delegation of France passed its resolution.

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¡SOY LO QUE POSTEO! - ¿SOY LO QUE POSTEO?

Esta semana y por lo que resta de mes de setiembre, el equipo de Senior Wellbeing se ha planteado trabajar en forma transversal la identidad digital, bajo el título “Soy lo que posteo - ¿Soy lo que posteo?”. La actividad se enmarca dentro de nuestro mes de “Awareness and Celebrations”: Digital Safety

El título plantea la misma frase como afirmación y pregunta, con el fin de problematizar lo que las redes pueden mostrar o no de mi persona.

“Soy lo que posteo”: fue pensada como frase disparadora para tratar la responsabilidad frente a lo que posteamos; cómo eso habla de nosotros mismos y lo que puede generar en los demás. Asimismo, reflexionar sobre el impacto del “silencio” cuando vemos algo en las redes que no nos parece apropiado o que lesiona a otro/s.   

“¿Soy lo que posteo?”: fue pensada como pregunta disparadora para reflexionar sobre lo que mostramos de nuestras vidas a través de las redes; si es esto auténtico en relación a quienes somos; el manejo de la intimidad y privacidad. 

Los alumnos de Year 1 a Year 4 estarán trabajando en propuestas de reflexión en los respectivos espacios de Form. Los alumnos de Year 5 lo abordarán dentro de las asignatura ToK.

Invitamos a las familias a abordar también la temática en casa, de forma de seguir acompañando a nuestros adolescentes. 

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5YL - ABOGADO Y ESCRIBANO POR UN DÍA

El sábado 11 de setiembre, alumnos del Colegio se hicieron presentes una vez más en el concurso "Abogado y Escribano por un día" organizado por la Universidad de Montevideo. El concurso cumplía 20 años desde su primera edición en setiembre del 2001, y The British Schools concursa ininterrumpidamente desde el año 2009. 

10 alumnos de 5YL se hicieron presentes, y luego de pasar la parte escrita del certamen, todos los equipos se ganaron el derecho de participar de la instancia oral donde el jurado nombraría a 4 finalistas. En el concurso participaron alrededor de 70 equipos, de los cuales la mitad lograron pasar a la instancia que se celebró dicho sábado. 

En esta oportunidad, y a diferencia de ediciones anteriores, los alumnos debieron llevar a cabo una "negociación" para tratar de evitar un juicio, por lo que sus habilidades persuasivas debían contemplar no sólo los intereses de sus "clientes" sino la contraparte, que debía sentir que el "arreglo" fuera justo. 

Felicitamos a todos los concursantes por su desempeño y en especial al equipo conformado por Violeta Lacalle y Delfina Paullier, quienes llegaron a la final y obtuvieron el 2do puesto. Delfina, además, se llevó el reconocimiento a "mejor oradora del concurso".

 

Los equipos que participaron fueron los siguientes:

Violeta Lacalle y Delfina Paullier.

Valentina Guelfi y Lucía Milano.

José María Tejera y Alfonso Zas.

Faustina Álvarez y Milagros Beyhaut.

Agustín López e Ignacio Monsuárez.

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5YL - PRESS TEAM

In 1940, at the very grounds of our school, a society was born. The Perficean Society derived its name from our school motto, perfice, meaning “do thoroughly” or “be perfect”, and aimed to help its members enlarge their knowledge of English and its culture in an instructive and entertaining manner. To do so, they established a school-wide magazine that would become a cornerstone of academic life at The British Schools, covering sports events, extracurricular activities, and other distinguished episodes happening at school. Led during its inception by Arthur J. Hobson - one of the most renowned and loved members of our staff in TBS history - The Perficean would continue to inform and entertain our students until 1985, when it finally came to an end after 45 years.

Now, 86 years after The Perficean’s founding, the world looks radically different, but our want to celebrate school events and inform our students has prevailed against the passage of time. It is because of this that we have created “Hobson News”, a digital newspaper that aims to bring The Perficean to the 21st century. From global news to school events coverage to media recommendations, we made it our task to make our students better members of our ever-so-globalized society and proud members of The British Schools community. This would not have been possible without any of the four teams we currently boast and its constituents: The Writing team (Head: Florencia Lombardi. Members: Carmen Gomensoro, Maia Lyford-Pike.), tasked with preparing articles about current global events, the Creative Team (Head: Fiorella Rossi. Members: Augusto Leborgne, Theo Romero.), which makes weekly recommendations on books, movies, recipes, and TV shows, and covers pop-culture stories, the Research Team (Head: Valentina Sapia. Members: Valentina Casella.), which makes all our jobs much easier by finding interesting articles to cover and doing background investigations on them, and the Management Team (Head: Bautista Martínez), the liaison between us and school authorities that also ensures all articles are according to standard and uploaded on time to the website. Last, but definitely not least, comes our own personal A. J. Hobson, Laura Ferreyra, our wonderful librarian who has helped us immensely throughout this project and personally took it upon herself to assist us when in need. A special thanks also goes to Carolina Rossi, the other half of the library, who helped us spread the word about Hobson News to the rest of the school.

Four months have now passed since we decided to take on this project, and we have enjoyed every part of it. From the complications we encountered at the beginning, to the satisfaction we now have looking at what we have achieved, all steps in this journey have made us improve as people, teaching us important values such as the power of teamwork, hard work, and perseverance. On top of this, we have developed irreplaceable friendships amongst ourselves - something none of us expected coming in. We hope the rest of the school community has enjoyed it as much as we do, for this is our little grain of sand to collaborate on the vast and interesting history of our school.

Bautista Martínez

https://hobsonnews.wixsite.com/hobsonnews 

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DECLARATORIA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA

El día martes 24 de agosto, los profesores de Historia de Senior, realizaron una actividad a la entrada del Colegio. Con motivo de la conmemoración de la Declaratoria de la Independencia, el 25 de agosto de 1825, se decidió esperar a los alumnos con una escarapela nacional y una breve alusión a la fecha. Además se ambientó ese momento con música de la época y trajes típicos. El objetivo de la actividad fue continuar con el Desafío de las fechas patrias, esta vez, con una propuesta que cambió la rutina al iniciar la jornada.

 

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WORKVIEWS

Last Wednesday 18th August, 4YL and 5YL students attended the multidisciplinary panel of Workviews. In this edition, three remarkable professionals from different fields shared their experiences and inspired our students regarding their professional and personal future paths. 

This year we had the pleasure to virtually receive Gonzalo Moratorio, outstanding scientist and director of Institut Pasteur of Montevideo; Valentina Quagliotti, communicator and creator of Ikusi, a film producer with social impact and Álvaro Azofra, cofounder of Ironhide Game Studio.  

Students were invited to reflect upon their interests, likes and ambitions and had the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.   

A quick takeaway from such and inspiring panel: “Follow your dreams!”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Parents Committee for their continuous support of this truly enriching experience for our students. 

   

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ORT UNIVERSITY "DESIGN YOUR ROOM"

Our 6YL A (Architecture) student, María Leindekar has been awarded a mention in the "Diseña tu cuarto" contest, sponsored by ORT University. Her project has been one of the 6 finalists, selected between 91 projects submitted from all around the country. 

We congratulate our student for her excellent proposal and her great creative capacity, also congratulating other 6YL students who also submitted their projects to this contest. 

Beyond the contest, this work is part of the activities of the Visual Communication and Design 2 course, through which the students have achieved a learning process fulfilling several academic objectives of which we can highlight the handling of digital tools, rendering processes, and the understanding of what an architectural program means when facing a project with a certain objective. 

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WORKLINKS & WORKVIEWS

As part of the activities that the Parents' Committee and the School organise together in order to help students make decisions regarding their professional future, a new edition of Workviews was held.  

This year 4YL students worked in the Form period with interviews to important professionals.  

On the other hand, 5YL students had the opportunity to virtually attend panels where 33 outstanding professionals in different areas shared their careers and anecdotes giving students the opportunity to exchange with them.  

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CMUN - Crandon MUN

CMUN conference

Crandon Model United Nations (CMUN) is a one-day MUN conference which takes place once a year. It was put together by Crandon Institute. This year, due to the pandemic, it was an online conference: students discussed varied issues in online meetings. It took place on Saturday 29th May. Twenty two students from The British Schools (TBS) participated in CMUN, two of them participated as chairs, and six students passed resolutions. TBS also had a debutante student who passed a resolution as the Russian Federation. The conference was split into five committees: Security Council, General Assembly (GA) one, GA three, GA four and the Environmental committee.

Regarding the Security Council, delegates discussed the situation of the conflict between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) in Sudan and South Sudan. The Republic of Sudan passed the resolution.

In General Assembly (GA) 1 - Disarmament and International Security, Fostering the implementation of worldwide nuclear disarmament commitments was discussed. In this committee, the Republic of Iraq’s  resolution was passed

The GA 3 - Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance. In this GA, the Republic of Iraq’s resolution was passed.

In GA 4 - Special Political and Decolonization, A debuting student passed their resolution as the Russian Federation, which dealt with the ethical responsibilities of international corporations in war-torn regions, such as Syria.

The delegates in the Environmental committee discussed ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for less economically developed countries. Once again the Russian Federation’s resolution was passed.

Despite the challenges the pandemic the organizers faced, they managed to successfully organise the conference via virtual meetings, for the second year in a row.

 
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2021 - 2022 SENIOR PREFECTS

One of the most British of our traditions is the Prefect System which has been in place since the beginnings of our School. Some of our older students are chosen among all others and given special responsibilities and a certain authority. They represent the School in key events and are a strong link between the students and the Teaching staff.  

Being a Prefect is a privilege and an honour. Being a Prefect means Responsibility, Work, Dedication and Generosity within the School-wide community.  Prefects are chosen from older students in both Junior and Senior. The Prefect has been carefully chosen because he or she shares the values that the School represents.

2021-2022 prefects are:

5YL:

Sofía Civetta
Agustina Crosa
Violeta Lacalle
Delfina Paullier
Federico Armas
Bautista Martínez
Mateo Pilorget
Theo Romero

6YL:
Anna Beare
Valentina Monsuárez
Irina Svetogorsky
Francisco Algorta
Francisco Defféminis
Dylan Fairless

Head Boy: Juan María Sequeira
Head Girl: Francesca Ferrari

 

 

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