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The theme of this year’s Art Contest was ‘Fictional Worlds’. Once again, we were inundated with entries from pupils in Nursery to Year 6. The winning entries are now displayed on the main staircase and the winning artists will receive their certificates and prizes later in the week. Thanks and congratulations to all who participated!
Whilst remote learning demonstrated the tremendous resilience, ingenuity and creativity of pupils and teachers, nothing beats face-to-face teaching. Therefore, we’re delighted to be back. The school is open, allowing all students to attend in person five days a week. Safety procedures are in place (including sanitizing points, social distancing, mask wearing, temperature checks, etc.) and our attendance rate, at 96%, is excellent. We’ve been delighted to welcome almost a hundred new students to the ISM family this term, all the way across the whole school, and hope that every one of our pupils continues to enjoy their learning journey. It really is great to back!
Congratulations to all of our 2020 A-Level and IGCSE students. Despite the global lockdown leading to one of the most unusual and challenging exam seasons of modern times, our pupils excelled themselves, with one half of entries receiving the top A*/A grades and three-quarters receiving A*, A or B grades. As always, this means our students have been able to enter top universities in the UK, Spain and around the world. We are delighted for them.
Despite the lockdown, we were delighted to celebrate World Book Day at ISM with a dressing up competition judged by writers and storytellers from the UK, teachers sharing their favourite stories, older students reading to the younger ones, along with a whole host of other book related activities. We love reading!
Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 has led to the authorities closing the doors to the schools, learning continues. It’s the first time we’ve ever had to shut the school and we can’t wait to see all of students, in person, again soon. But, in the meantime, remote teaching continues via Google Classroom and Google Meet, meaning that students can keep up with their studies and can keep interacting with their teachers and friends throughout the normal school hours.
Having once again achieved more awards than any other of the 130 Cambridge examination centres in Spain, Mr Wickham was delighted to be the only head teacher awarded not one, but two special plaques in recognition of our students’ achievement. These plaques, for our ten Outstanding Cambridge Learner awards, were presented at this year’s NABSS conference by Nick Mazur from Cambridge Assessment International.
The theme of this year’s Art Contest was ‘Nature’. Once again, we were inundated with entries from pupils in Nursery to Year 6. The winning entries are now displayed on the main staircase and the winning artists will receive their certificates and prizes later in the week. All other entries are also currently on show around the school. Thanks and congratulations to all who participated!