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Amazing news! ISM has been awarded another 6 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards for the summer 2018 exam season. These include:
– High Achievement for Cambridge International A level Further Mathematics
– Top in Spain for Cambridge for Cambridge IGCSE Computer Science
– Top in Spain for Cambridge International AS Level Art and Design
– Top in Spain for Cambridge International A Level Geography
– Top in Spain for Cambridge International A Level Mathematics
– Top in Spain for Cambridge International A level Physics
Congratulations to the award winning students and thanks to all the teachers who have helped contribute to their success. This brings our total number of awards to 67, making us one of the most successful centres in Spain!
We wish to congratulate Razwan, Guillermo and Mateo, from the KS3 Robotics Club in Secondary, who came third in the Spanish finals of the World Robot Olympiad in September. This is a tremendous achievement. This group, classed in the ‘rookie’ category, had to build their robot from scratch and undertake a specific task in under 2 minutes. 80 groups participated and ISM was the only school to do so. This activity points to the future, as we are told that many of the jobs of the future will be done by robots. At ISM we are very aware that we need to prepare our students for jobs which have not yet been invented. This means a focus on skills and abilities, including social, communication and language skills and emotional intelligence.
ISM Secondary would like to welcome all members of the ISM family back to school and the Autumn Term 2018 – 2019. We have had a busy week with many students already producing some fantastic work. Mr Wickham, and all the staff at secondary, wish you an enjoyable year in which our students continue to demonstrate the values of respect, loyalty and friendship that are at the very heart of ISM.
Great fun was had by all during the last week of school. Students and staff enjoyed House Sports Day, Parque de Attractiones, Prize-Giving, Acro-Sports demonstration, performances from the Battle of the Band winners, and the inaugural Form Dance Competition. We wish all members of the ISM family a restful and joyful summer holiday and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school in September refreshed and ready to learn.
‘Two evening shows, plus a matinée with ISM Primary and pupils from Numont School ended a whole year of preparation by a close-knit team of pupils from Years 6 to 13: from actors, dancers, make-up and sound and light technicians, directors, mothers who prepared costumes, the art department who created wonderful masks and other items, and Alfonso Forga, who helped to put together incredible stage items and animal structures. The singing, acting and dancing were impeccable and very professional. A big thankyou to Conchita Sande, the Director, together with Sarah Kingston, Mr. Roberto, Clare and Begoña in the Art room with their Art students, and all the actors, actresses, and many others behind the scenes, for what, for many, is the best musical so far, from an artistic, as well as a technical point of view. A magical event in which the audience experienced the full beauty of the Savannah. Well done to all involved! We are already looking forward to next year´s musical! ‘
On Friday 27th the Year 11 and some Y12 pupils were confirmed in the Arturo Soria church of the Carmelitas Descalzas. The church was filled with families, friends, teachers and classmates in an emotional service where the choir, led by Ms Carveth, took an active part, as well as Father Edwin and Ms Leticia. The sense of family was evident in the whole service.
The Spanish Fair (also known as ‘Feria Española’) has been a tradition at ISM for over forty years. The children come to school dressed in traditional Spanish costume and are allowed to speak Spanish throughout the day. During the afternoon the teachers and older pupils run various stalls and games for children and parents to enjoy. There are also musical performances on the main stage. All of the proceeds from the Spanish Fair go to charity. This year over 2500€ was raised, which will go to the Cruz Roja here in Madrid and will also help support our sponsor child, via the charity Plan.
On Monday 16th April, Tim Hemmings, Head of Mission of the British Embassy, presented the seven awards obtained by our students in 2017 in front of the whole of the secondary school and the families of the awardees. Mr. Wickham explained that the school had received many of these outstanding learner awards for IGCSEs and Advanced Level examinations, ranking 1st or 2nd in Spain for the number of awards, every year since 2008.
We are very proud of our students and teachers. Once again this shows that ISM pupils can reach their highest potential and access the best universities, as confirmed by the recent offers our Year 13 students have received from Cambridge University, Imperial College, UCL, SOAS LSE and many more.