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Just before semana blanca, all students in years 7, 8 and 9 went to the cinema to see this year’s ‘mejor película’ – Campeones. For some, it was their 4th time seeing this important movie and they still haven’t had enough. On our return to school, we were extremely fortunate to be visited by Álvaro Longoria, the film’s producer who also has his children at ISM. Álvaro gave us a wonderful talk about the journey to get the movie made and then the students had an opportunity to ask questions and get to hold a real Goya.
Many thanks to Álvaro for giving up his time to speak to us and answer so many questions, and to Conchita Sande for organising the day.
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!
Just before Christmas, El Economista interviewed Mr McClement.
Check out the link below to see what he had to say.
The standard of this year’s Christmas Shows was incredibly high. Thank you to all involved for your effort and dedication. Tuesday saw modern dance and percussion followed by key stage two performing the musicals “Children of the World” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. This was followed on Thursday by the ballet show, the foundation stage performance of “The Lost Little Reindeer” and key stage one’s traditional Nativity. Filling an 800 seat theatre on two nights is an amazing achievement. Well done!
Congratulations to all players in the tournament on Thursday 15th November. Mr O’Riordan made the following comment about the competition:
‘We won 1 game, lost 1 and drew 1 and only went out on goal difference so we came 5th overall. We have a very strong squad and most of our players can play again next year so I’m really looking forward to that- something to build on and hope to win next year!’
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!
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.