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With just 3 months to go before external exams start, Year 13 are already beginning to prepare for the end of their time at ISM. Sweatshirts have just arrived which many of them will be wearing on the ski slopes next week during ‘semana blanca’.
However, there is just the small matter of internal examinations to get through before they can hit the slopes. Years 11-13 are sitting exams in all their subjects this week. This is a great indicator for both staff and students of how they will do in the summer.
Good luck to them all!
Friday 26th October saw the 2nd ever ISM House Football Tournament. St Patrick’s, St George’s, St David’s and St Andrew’s houses were proudly represented by all members of secondary. The tournament was split into KS3 girls, KS3 boys, KS4&5 girls, KS4&5 boys, with every student participating in at least one match. Even the teachers got involved by wearing their house colours and leading the cheerleading from the sidelines. Well done to all involved and to Mr O’Riordan for organising such a fun day!
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.
‘On Tuesday 17th of April we brought the best footballers from years 8 & 9 to play in the British Council Football 7 Infantile tournament. We were drawn in the tougher group along with Kensington, St. Annes, Kings and ICS. We had a very strong team and I knew that if we played with intensity that we had the quality to play well against anybody. The first game started fantastically with a 2-0 win over ICS and a fantastic goal from Victor! The second game we played against the ever strong Kings team and the entire team worked as a unit and showed real quality winning 2-1. The third match we played against Kensington and were unlucky in the match as we dominated possession but could not scored and conceded 3 goals against the run of play. Knowing that we had to win the final match of the group- the team played with confidence and won 5-0
We progressed to the semi final to play against St. Georges, the winners of the other group. It was a real battle, both teams showing fatigue but in the second half Arturo De Mingo picked the ball up inside his own half, dribbled past 3 players and scored a fantastic goal. The boys were then able to hold on for a 1-0 Victory.
The final saw us play against the British Council School, the hosts. After 5 games both teams were extremely tired. BC got a lucky break for the first goal which meant that we had to press forward looking for a goal, at which point we were caught on the counter attack and BC ran out as winners.
Overall, an excellent performance from the boys and there is a lot of potential for the future. The silver medal well deserved!’ Mr. O’Riordan
In March, three ISM Biology students in Year 13, Irene, Clara and Ana , went through to the finals of the competition, being invited to the University campus in Pamplona to take part against other teams from all over Spain. The experience was incredible. We hope to repeat this in the future. A big thankyou to Ms. Elena Ocio and Mr. David McClement for their part in the success of our involvement in the competition.
ISM Biology pupils entered this national competition and finished within the top 10.
They were invited to present their case study in front of a panel of leading medical experts in the prestigious Universidad de Navarra on April the 14th.
Congratulations to all the students and their teachers on this amazing result!