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BASKETBALL 2019

Basketball is a sport that has been played for a while at School but mostly as a hobbie or leisure activity, but this year with coaches Mario Perera and Favio Freire our aim is to bring basketball as the School´s third sport competitive-wise. 

A few weeks ago we played against Stella Maris and yesterday, 15th May, we oplayed agaisnt Uruguayan American School. We have several other matches scheduled ahead in order to keep improving. Our initial focus if for the team to play from 8 to 10 matches throughout the year. The team is composed of approximately 25 3YL and 4YL students. They practice Mondays and Fridays 17:15 and Wednesdays 1630.

Everyone is invited to join!

 

COLECTA TECHOS

El pasado sábado 11 de mayo un grupo de alumnos voluntarios de 5to y 6to año de liceo (en el marco de su programa CAS) fueron parte de la Colecta de TECHO en su edición 2019.
A pesar del frío y la lluvia nada frenó uno de los grandes eventos solidarios del año.

¡Gracias a todos quienes de un modo u otro fueron parte!

4YL - VISITA AL MUSEO CONTEMPORÁNEO

En la salida didáctica del viernes 3 de mayo con los grupos 4A y 4B, se pudo abordar existosamente los problemas estéticos, históricos y filosóficos del arte contemporáneo, a partir de un recorrido por las instalaciones de la ex cárcel de Miguelete, donde se pudo apreciar y trabajar el concepto de Panóptico de Bentham, así como un recuento histórico de la cárcel desde su creación en 1888. En lo que concierne a las instalaciones artísticas, nos enfocamos en dos artistas cuyas obras nos permitieron problematizar el mundo actual, desde una perspectiva original, abordando temas como el amor, la guerra, los vínculos digitales, la opresión, las minorías, etc. Los alumnos se mostraron curiosos y motivados con la propuesta del Espacio, y asimismo, el "feedback" del espacio hacia la institución fue muy positivo. 

MOLINO DE PÉREZ - 1YL

En la jornada del miércoles 24 de abril se realizó una salida didáctica organizada por el Departamento de Humanidades al molino de Pérez. En la misma, participaron los estudiantes de la generación de Year 1. El objetivo de esta salida fue acercarse a conocer el espacio geográfico local, poniendo en práctica algunos de los contenidos teóricos abordados (y que se abordarán) en clase. Entre otras actividades, se recolectaron (para posteriormente analizar) datos primarios sobre tiempo atmosférico, suelo y caudal, y conocer «in situ» la historia del Molino de Pérez.

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NZ - AUS - JAPAN TOUR 2019

The first two days in Auckland were spent doing some light training and visiting sights such as the historic city centre, Skytower and Waikehele Island, as well as the boys tackling the ‘Sky Screamer’. The team then moved to Hamilton to play against Hamilton Boys High School. We were very grateful to our hosts, who looked after us wonderfully, even though it was in the middle of their two week Easter holiday. The British Schools won an entertaining game 45-33, playing some very good rugby and everyone played a half. It was an ideal start to the tour.

The second game against St Patricks College from Sydney was also won (34-12), and again we were really well looked after by our hosts.

That completes the playing side of the first part of the trip before we head to Japan on Thursday afternoon for the Sanix tournament.

SANIX WORLD YOUTH TOURNAMENT

The British Schools played their first game of the Sanix World Tournament against Saga Technical High school from Saga, Japan. The team played well, winning 24-7 to give themselves a good start in their group. The other two teams, Exeter College from England, and Osaka Toin High School from Osaka, Japan drew 31-31. It was a tough game, as are all the games here, but The British Schools controlled the second half with very sensible play and a lot of strong defending. The forwards scored two tries from close range, and the constant pressure made Saga give away penalties, of which four were kicked for the other points.

The second game was played against Osaka Toin. In heavy rain and horrible conditions, The British Schools lost 3-35 to a very powerful side, who are in fact the Japanese school champions. There was a rest day before the final group game against Exeter College. The rest day was spent visiting the historic city of Nagasaki, where they visited the site where the second atomic bomb was dropped in August 1945. Where the bomb landed is marked today by a peace memorial, and nearby is the Memorial Museum, which tells the story of the dropping of the bomb and  its after effects. The boys admired the museum with a deep sense of respect, understanding that what happened there marked a milestone in the history of humanity.  

The final group game was against Exeter College. At half time the opposition led 14-7, but a combination of  two injuries to our front row players, good play by Exeter and general fatigue saw us lose 7-29.

This meant we finished third in the group, and so did not qualify for the main  competition for the top eight places. However, the day after, we bounced back to beat Enisei -STM, the Russian champions in a very hard fought encounter and so go forward into the semifinals of the plate completion which will be played on Saturday.

The competion is extremely hard, of a very high standard and we are learning are all the time. Friday is a rest day before the last two days of the tournament.

After beating the Russian champions, The British schools played a strong Japanese side, Higashi in the 9th-12th place championship, but  we were well beaten by a strong and very well drilled side. The following day was finals day, and we played a very hard and entertaining game against a school from Kyoto, winning 45-40, to finish 11th in the tournament, which was a fair reflection of the strength of the team and the strength of the tournament. The final was won by Paul Roos Gymnasium from South Africa. They have had more Springboks in their history than other South african school, which how’s how strong they were. They beat St Josephs, from Auckland 52-5 in the final, and they are the current New Zealand champions!

The boys played well through the tournament, always showing the determination necessary to play at this level.

 

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BEO

The British English Olympics (BEO) is an exciting academic contest targeted to the world’s brightest international students. The competition spans just under three weeks and it takes place in prestigious boarding schools in England.

The British Schools has sent two teams, The Poppies and The 21 Free Birds. Led by four teachers from the Senior English Department, thirty eight of our students are currently spending unforgettable weeks in the UK, representing our school and our country, while also enjoying an amazing British cultural experience.

The BEO is focused on educational excellence. It provides an opportunity for our students to read, re-write and perform Shakespeare, to write and perform a song about empathy, charities and fundraising campaigns for the world’s most vulnerable people, to debate about the economical, ecological and social impact of unsustainable tourism, to explore distant cultures such as Belize’s, and to put their public speaking and improvisation abilities to the test. Nonetheless, most of all, the BEO experience is all about learning beyond the classroom. It is a chance to meet teenagers from all over the world and to develop a sense of integration, adaptation and friendly competition.  

All in all, the BEO is an unmissable and enriching experience that will surely provide strong foundations to prepare our students for the challenges of school and life.

The 21 Free Birds:

Team Leaders:  Ms Sol Nemeth and Mr Nicholas Drever

Albanell Etcheverry, Josefina

Barcia, Milagros

Calvo, Facundo

Cao Bogani, Camila

Civetta Pérez del Castillo, Sofía

Conde Quercetti, Pilar

Henderson, Fiona

Martínez Sánchez, Chiara

Meerhoff, Tomás

Milano Mesa, Lucía

Muscio, Ma Guillermina

Myszka, Sol

Navarro, Joaquín

Reicht Tellería, Juan Ignacio

Sapia Tea, Valentina

Stein Muratore, Constanza

Stremmler, Sophia

Trabal, Vicente

Wajner, Martina

 

The Poppies:

Team Leaders: Ms Victoria Bauzá and Mr Santiago López

 

Aguirre Blanco, Ma Milagros

Beyhaut, Milagros

Caffera Sueyras, Santiago

Casulo Lapido, Juan Pablo

Denis, Ignacio

Fernández Manhard, Delfina

Gomensoro Hounie, Carmen

Gonzalez Moreno, Felicitas

Heijne, Casper

Ichart Vieytes, Máximo

Ingrey, Sara Cruz

Lyford-Pike, Maia

Melazzi, Clementina

Paullier Rodríguez, Delfina

Raffaelli Vigil, Inés

Ramirez Negro, Felipe

Rivero Delgado, Delfina

Salas, Candelaria

Young, Juan Enrique

 

 

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Y7 GRADUATION

On Wednesday,  10th April, we welcomed back our leaving students from last year to award them their IB Diplomas and school leaving medals.

We would like to thank the British Ambassador, Mr. Ian Duddy for attending the ceremony and also addressing the students. Members of the school Board were present and Mrs. Karen Schandy delivered the closing remarks. The four Head Boys and Head Girls from last year – José María Alzugaray, Alanna McConnell, Milagros Campelo and Juan Heslop – spoke of how important an IB education was to them, and how The British Schools, with its international and local curriculum, its values, history and tradition and the many extra-curricular activities offered, had given them the  tools to start university and help prepare them for life after school.

This was a very successful generation (both of them!) academically, sporting and musically, and it was good to see them again now that they have become former students.

The British Schools is a member of ACBIRP, which is an organisation for the Diploma schools of the River Plate. In 2018, there were a total of 17 students in ACBRIP who achieved 40 or more points in the Diploma Programme.  Two from  other Uruguayan schools, seven from all of the Diploma schools in Buenos Aires, and eight from The British Schools. This is a statistic to be proud of, so Mr Rosevear asked the organisers if we could present the certificates at our ceremony instead of the usual one in Buenos Aires and they agreed.

The students were: Martina Lucía Ferrari, Juan María Heslop, Andrés Juan, Matías Crosa, Carlos Martín Gruss, Tatiana Morton, Manuel Bernabé Rodríguez, Facundo Schuscheim.

We wish all of them every success for the future!

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LAMUN 19

Latin America Model United Nations (LAMUN) is an international conference that welcomes high school students from Latin America. Since 2014, this event is hosted by The British Schools and Colegio Stella Maris. LAMUN is an educational simulation in which students role-play different delegations, and learn about diplomacy, international relations, and current global affairs.

This year, LAMUN welcomed more than 260 students from profoundly different backgrounds from over 13 schools in Latin America. The group spent 3 days lobbying, debating, and assuming the role of world leaders committed to tackling humanity’s most complex issues. Students also had the opportunity to learn about the United Nations from a young diplomat´s perspective.

As a conference by students, and for students, the logistics and academics are managed by high school students with the guidance of the LAMUN directors, showing students a glimpse of what real life can be like.  

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Proyectos CAS

Una vez más, en el marco del programa CAS que se desarrolla en el Colegio, nuestros alumnos de 5to año de liceo han comenzado a trabajar en sus proyectos de desarrollo comunitario. Los mismos son de diversa índole y abarcan distintos tipos de actividades como han de ser: deportes, recreación, manualidades, apoyo educativo, cuidado del medio ambiente (huerta), atención a la primera infancia, las capacidades diferentes  y los adultos mayores.

En esta nueva edición nos encontramos comprometidos con las siguientes Instituciones: Alfareros, CADI, Caif del Lago, Cottolengo Femenino, Cottolengo Masculino, Colegio Don Bosco preescolares, Colegio Don Bosco Deportes, Escuela 183, Escuela Lido y Hospital Piñeyro del Campo.



 

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TOP SCORE STUDENTS

On Tuesday, 2nd April, on our weekly Year 1L and Year 2L Assembly, we had a special recognition for Year 1L to Year 4L students with outstanding Academic Achievement during 2018. 

Mr Rosevear introduced the ceremony by mentioning how impressed he was that any student could achieve an average of 12. He added that that he never achieved a high grade when young, being someone who took to academic study better later in his school years. However, he stressed that with hard work and determination, everyone can achieve more. He continued saying that a perfect average is also impressive because it means that the student has done well in every single subject. This means having more options when it comes to choosing subjects or careers, because they have not narrowed their field of study.

Later on, our Head Boy and Head Girl addressed the audience remarking the importance of hard work, practice to achieve mastery and becoming an all rounded student. 

It was a great event to celebrate the effort and achievement of these students:

Martina Arnau Sanguinetti
Federica Arregui Hardoy
Skye Magnus Atkins
Emma Coates Vidal
Sol Martínez Vivo
Liat Preidikman Stawski
Azul Zorrilla de San Martín del Campo
Guzmán Zugnoni Spinatelli
Chiara María Martínez Sánchez
Ignacio Monsuárez Cervieri
Inés Raffaelli Vigil
Theo Romero Guliak
Rafael Lorenzo Ageno
Ana Inés Alende Verna
Francesca Ferrari Geninazzi
Federico Schuscheim
Juan María Sequeira Pacini
Irina Svetogorsky Redaelli
Elisabeth Ruth Wendel
Abril Alexander
Felipe Crosa Labat
María del Pilar Elgorriaga Bia
Chloe Romero Guliak
María Paulina Seré Fratocchi
Rosina Joaquina Varela Pereyra

Congratulations to them!

 

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