Dear Parents,

We have made such a colourful start to the academic year here at Sant Agustí.

It has been a term filled with so much learning, from discovery in Early Years, Iron Giants in Literacy, journalism in Spanish, mixed media in Art, air resistance in Science or fractions in Maths, our students dove straight in, producing some fantastic work along the way. We are also very grateful to those parents who gave up their time to join our Early Years students to share their passion for various topics such as music or baking.

Our students had the opportunity to go on various trips too. Our Reception and KS1 students went off to explore farm life at the Es Burotell farm. Our older KS2 students were so excited at the prospect of visiting the Ultima Hora newspaper factory and museum, as well as their visit to the local supermarket to suggest more sustainable ideas for product packaging. Not to mention our regular visits to the park – great fun had!

Here at Sant Agustí we are keen on instilling a healthy, balanced lifestyle in our students from a young age. As such, sports play an important part in school life. Our students took part in a challenging Beach Boot Camp, excelled in their sailing programme with the Calanova Sailing Club, participated in an exhilarating basketball tournament against our sister campus Sa Porrassa and became dedicated to their daily One Minute Matters meditation programme.

Community engagement is very important to us, we make a continued effort to make a difference and engage our local community through a number of different projects. You’ve probably heard our students on the radio this month – delivering a special holiday message. In November we organised a very successful movie night in aid of the Sant Llorençflood victims – raising an amazing 1110 EUR. In September our whole school community pulled together in a great Sant Agustí bake off, with proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Our families donated over 150 advent calendars last month to be shared with foster children in local homes. On Pink Day, held in October to raise awareness of breast cancer, we raised well over 700EUR in support of AECC Baleares (the Balearic Island Cancer Association).

This term we launched our new Baby and Toddler group, held weekly on Thursdays, giving parents a chance to meet other mums and dads with small children in the local area. It has been a great success and will continue next term. We also offer Spanish for Beginners for our expat parents who wish to immerse in the local language, this too has had a great turnout and it’s never too late to join.

It is safe to say it has been a great term for BIC Sant Agustí. We hope that you can make it to our Christmas Show this afternoonand wish you Happy Holidays. See you in January!

Kind regards,

Lowri Millar