Dear Parents,

I hope that you were all able to listen to Radio One on Thursday to hear our four competition winners. We had so many entries for the “Top Ten Tips to Save The Planet” theme which we hope has helped to inspire the listeners to take ACTION! Hugo, Emma and Charlie were all a bit nervous but as we told them a few butterflies are good. They were so impressive with the way they read out their ideas and answered all of Izzys questions. Agna had her winning entry recorded as she wasn´t able to make it (but Izzy has invited her any time!) It was a real treat to get to be in the studio and we had all our friends listening back at school. Well done to all who entered.

We had our first successful Open Day of the year on Wednesday with a great turn out and such lovely feedback from all who looked around. “It feels like a family”.....”The school has a warm and nurturing feeling”....”All the children seem so happy”. We know this is how we feel about our school and are glad that it is evident to those visiting for the first time.

Friday we were in full flow with Pink Day as you would have seen driving up to the school with the beautiful pink ribbon hanging for all to see. The children have all been baking with Ms Virginia this week to get the cookies ready to be sold. At the end of the day we will be having a Pink Sale in the front entrance so please make sure you come along. We are lucky to have the most delicious ice cream in the world on sale too from our local friends at Los Iannini. A big thanks to Ms Virginia for all the organising and passion she has put in to the day.

Friday was our first parent lunch (also to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness) at Luis Restaurant. Everyone enjoyed a lovely meal and time to catch up with old friends and new. We will be organising more of these throughout the year.

Have a great weekend.

All the best,

Lowri Millar

Principal

BIC, Sant Agustí

Nursery Starfish and Reception Seahorse Class

This week we have been lucky enough to receive a visit from our local GP and pediatric nurse. Both Starfish and Seahorse class engaged in learning about healthy living, looking after your body and brushing your teeth. We love having visits from people who can share their interesting professions. Believe it or not, next week is our last focus week on the topic Me, myself and Sant Agusti. We have learned so much about ourselves and the people around us who shape our community.

Next week, Halloween… are you ready?

We wish everyone a fantastic weekend!

Year 1 Seals Class

This week in Seals we have been finishing our Animals topic with learning about Habitats. We have been looking at all the different types of places on our planet and what kind of animals live there. We have been choosing which habitat would be best for a human, the desert, the tundra, the grasslands, the rainforest or the ocean.

In Maths we had a quick recap of 2D shapes, ensuring we remembered the names of them and if they had straight or curved sides. We then moved onto doubling. We played with the Seals Class doubling Machine. Anything that goes in, comes out doubled! The children had great fun doubling cubes, numicon, scissors and toys.

Year 2 Turtles Class

It has been a very busy and exciting week in Turtles! We started the week with a trip to the park, where we had our English lesson. On Thursday, we had a visit from a witch who left a recipe for us to follow… it turned out to be a magic potion! It included frogs’ blood, trolls’ eyes, wizard dust and crushed bones! The children said it was the most disgusting potion they had ever made!

On Thursday, we had a busy afternoon making decorations for Pink Friday, could you spot any of them around the school?

Year 3 Dolphins Class

This week we have been going magnets! The children have compared and grouped materials according to whether they are magnetic or not. They have loved learning that magnets have a north and south pole just like the Earth. Lots of new Scientific vocabulary: poles, attract, repel, north, south, compass.

Remember, only metals can be magnetic, but not all metals are magnetic.

Year 4 Jellyfish Class

This week in Science, Jellyfish Class have been learning all about invertebrates, and guess what… A jellyfish is an invertebrate! We had so much fun looking under rocks, tree stumps, in bushes, in the soil and around the plants hunting for different invertebrates. We couldn't believe how many different types of invertebrates we found!

Year 5 Whales Class

This week in Whales we have been imagining what it was like to be a Viking and what our daily life would have been like. We had great fun taking part in some hot-seating, when we took on the role of various Viking people: a boy, girl, man, woman or slave and had questions to answer from our peers.

In year 5, we really enjoyed Drama style activities, like role play and hot-seating which we use in English, History and PSHE. We are now looking forward to the character of Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon being hot-seated very soon! We have so many questions to ask him.

Year 6 Sharks Class

We have had a guest teacher for our recent ICT lessons… Mr M has been sharing with us his expertise on 3D Design. Mr M is a 10-year-old self-taught designer and creator! He uses Tinkercad and a ·D printer to bring his designs to life. He has printed many innovative designs such as: rings, hooks, handles and even a Sharks Class sign (see photo). With Mr M´s encouragement and support, Year 6s are now working on their own designs on Tinkercad. It is more challenging than they thought, but the end results are very rewarding. We will share with you some of our designs soon!

Spanish Class with Ms Maria

Esta semana en las clases de español con Miss Maria damos por finalizado nuestro proyecto sobre LOS PIRATAS. Para terminar los niños y niñas de Year 1 y Year 2 hemos creado un maravilloso Mapa del Tesoro con un efecto especial que lo hace parecer de verdad. Además, hemos dibujado un pirata en el cuaderno y hemos escrito todas las cosas nuevas que hemos aprendido acerca de los piratas.

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Spanish Class, Baleares International College

Spanish Class with Ms Campos

The aim of the displays showcased in the dining room is to inform our children about healthy lifestyle and make them aware of the food they eat and what they drink. We will follow all efforts with an assembly and additional activities to teach them how to read the label placed in all products that we find in the supermarket.

CaixaBank Palma Kids Run - Well done!

Las Saturday 12th October our students at BIC Sa Porrassa and BIC Sant Agustí had an exciting opportunity to take part at the CaixaBank Palma Kids Run. The race was aimed to promote sports and important values such as social integration, solidarity and team spirit. We experienced an extraordinary sports atmosphere and we had such a fantastic time all together. A big thank you to all parents for their support and great cheering during the competition, we can’t be prouder of our young athletes. It has been an unforgettable afternoon for our BIC Students, and we look forward for our next races.

Volleyball Tournaments

We are excited to inform you that this year we will be entering teams into the schools volleyball league. This will give students who attend our popular and successful after school volleyball club the opportunity to compete against other schools.

There will be 4 teams in total, two teams for Year 2, 3 and 4, and two teams for Year 5 and 6 (Year 7 students will be confirmed shortly). Younger players are able to play in the older category groups.

First Volleyball Tournament

Date: 16th November

Place: College CIDE in Palma

Time: 9.30 am till 1.30pm

Categories:

2 vs 2 Initiation - Year 1 and Year 2

3 vs 3 Benjamin - Year 3 and Year 4

4 vs 4 Alevin - Year 5 and Year 6

Second Volleyball Tournament

Date: 30th November

Place: Pabellon Son Moix in Palma

Time: 4.00 pm till 6.00 pm

Just before the Super league volleyball match!

Categories:

4 vs 4 Alevin Y5 and Year 6 (Younger players are invited)

Parents, families and friends are as ever welcome to join us at the events to spectate and support, your help in making it a positive and encouraging environment for our young people to play in is appreciated.

It is important that students attend practice and train to give them the opportunity to improve and impress with their skills. This will take place every Monday from 4.00pm - 5.00pm for Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and every Tuesday from 4.00pm - 5.00pm for Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7 at BIC Sa Porrassa campus.

In order to confirm your interest please email Ms Izabela Zborzynska: izabela.zborzynska@balearesint.net