Dear parents,

As you can see from the photos our pupils have been enjoying the beautiful weather and having many lessons outside. We are lucky to be close to the beaches so Reception enjoyed a trip to Calanova on Monday to start their seas and oceans topic.

Last week we had the elections for our school council and they are bursting with ideas for how to improve our school. Our first meeting is today so I will report back next week on their plans.

Please come up to visit the Year 3 Roman exhibition in the Art room on the first floor if you have not been able to see it yet. The home learning projects were so big and impressive that we had to relocate it to another room!

Lateness: A reminder that the front door is open at 8:45 and closed from 9am so if you are arriving late then please go to the main office to register with Gillian. We would like to stress the importance of arriving on time as lessons start promptly at 9:00.

We have our next Open Day on February 20th so please let your friends know to come along and have a tour of our lovely school.

Have a wonderful weekend,

All the best,

Ms Millar

Nursery Starfish Class

As usual I am going to start this week’s news with letting you know that our little people are playing, laughing, running jumping, creating and working so hard!! To Miss Helen, Miss Sara and I it feels like we are able to bond with all of your children so much and everyone is showing us more of their wonderful and unique characters. One of the things we love doing together is getting messy! Whether it is with sand, paint or glitter, getting messy is without doubt the most popular activity in class!

Last week the children made this fantastic winter scene in the outdoor area in response to us learning about cold places. This week we’ve hopped on an airplane to continue exploring the world’s deserts and drylands! Have a great weekend everyone!

Reception Seahorse Class

Our adventure around the world continues! For the next fortnight we will be learning about our seas and oceans. We kicked off our learning with a trip to Cala Nova beach on Monday afternoon. We listened to the waves, talked about the colours and the creatures that could be in the water. The children did some beach combing, we found interesting things from nature and sadly some things that should not be on our local beach.

Year 1 Seals Class

This week we are finishing our Plants topic. We have been looking at different types of trees like Sakura, Redwoods, Willow and Bamboo, which we actually found out is grass and not a tree! The children labelled plants and what function each part has. Moving on from counting in 2s, the children have learnt to count in 5s.

Next week we will be having a Valentine's Day themed week!

Year 3 Dolphins Class

The votes are in for the School Council representatives. Sophie and Matias will represent the Dolphins this year and already have a list of ideas and proposals to improve our school!

Linked to our topic in History “The Romans”, they have worked on a home learning project and come up with the most incredibly creative and fact filled creations. The Roman Exhibition of projects is available for everyone to see in the Art room. Please feel free to pass by and see all the hard work and time that has been put in by students and families.

Year 5 Whales Class and Year 6 Sharks Class

This week has been all about getting out of the classroom and finding creative ways to learn the curru¡iculum objectives. In Maths we ventured to the outdoor classrooms for Maths. We were learning about numbers up to a billion. We wrote them, wrote the place value and broke them into their parts to show we really understood the numbers. For Science, we didn't venture as far out - just into the hallway! Here we put our knowledge of the history of the earth and our understanding of 9 digit numbers to the test as we put together a timeline of the earth's history.

Spanish Class with Ms Maria

Esta semana en español los niños de year 3 y 4 hemos hecho el dictado de la unidad, pero esta vez con una pequeña diferencia. A partir de ahora Miss Maria ha ideado una nueva forma de calificar nuestros dictados que consiste en diferentes pegatinas para cada resultado. ¡Así es mucho más divertido!

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Year 3 and Year 4 Students - BIC Sant Agustí

Spanish Class with Ms Campos

Esta semana los alumnos y alumnas de Y1 y Y2 hemos acabado con el proyecto del circo. De él, hemos aprendido una canción que todos los niños y niñas, adultos y ancianos de España conocen, la famosa canción ‘Había una vez un circo’. Como parte del proyecto también nos hemos convertido en malabaristas, haciendo pelotas con globos y arroz y aprendiendo algunos trucos con ellas, aunque es difícil y tenemos que seguir practicando. Otra parte esencial del circo son los equilibristas y si, también nos hemos convertido en equilibristas por un día, nos lo pasamos bomba. Para acabar, apareció en el cole el mago Félix, que nos sorprendió con algunos trucos de magia. Ha sido un proyecto muy emocionante y lleno de magia e ilusión.

Cineciutat movie morning

We are delighted to share with you further information about our collaboration with Cineciutat Nins, located in the heart of Palma. - https://www.cineciutat.org/en

"We are a cinema and sometimes a theatre. We are a school and we are memories. We are ideas and innovation. We are culture. we are non-profit and self-managed by its members".

Cineciutat will be holding another Movie Morning for all of our parents and children this Saturday 22nd February at 11:00am. The screening for this Saturday will be: "The Pirates".

We kindly invite you to join us for this fantastic concept and to share with your family and friends.

You will be able to purchase TICKETS HERE

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Cineciutat Collaboration

BIC Open Morning - Thursday 20th February

Our next Open Morning will be held on Thursday 20th February across both BIC schools, Sant Agustí and Sa Porrassa, between 9:30 - 12:00.

It is important for families to be able to visit a school, ask questions and experience first-hand what the atmosphere in the school is like, in order to be able to make an informed choice as to what is best for them and most importantly for their children. Coming along to an Open Morning is the best way to get a good feel for the school.

On Thursday 20th February you will have an ideal opportunity for you and your child to gain an insight into student life here at BIC in form of an interactive Open Morning. You will be able to tour our facilities, speak to our teachers, meet our Principals Ms Colwell (BIC, Sa Porrassa) and Ms Millar (BIC, Sant Augustí) as well as meet our students, in a friendly and informal setting, between 9.30am and 12.30pm

It is important for us that you register for the event. This allows us to better tailor the day for your particular needs and provide more in-depth information for the specific year groups you are interested in. Registration is very easy, send us a quick email or call us to confirm your attendance.

San Agustí - office.san@balearesint.net | (+34) 971 403 161

Sa Porrassa - office@balearesint.net | (+34) 971 133 167

Let us help you to make the right choice for your child’s future.

We look forward to welcoming you at Baleares International College.

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BIC Open Morning

BIC Year 6 Transition Day at BIC Sa Porrassa - Friday 21st February

The transition from primary to secondary school is an important milestone in the lives of children and their families. At BIC Sa Porrassa we have organised a transition morning for all our Year 6 students at BIC Sant Agustí, and BIC Sa Porrassa as well as external students from other schools, to experience how their next school chapter will be. We want children to develop new friendships, improve their confidence and get used to their new routines and school organisation.

Our primary and secondary teams have worked together to develop a transition morning that will take place on 21st February starting at 8.50.

Students will start the day with an assembly and then will be introduced to our secondary teachers.

As part of the transition program, we invite all our Year 6 parents to join us for a meet and greet at 8.50 and be part of a small introduction presentation held by our Principal, Ms. Colwell.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions and we look forward to welcoming you all on 21st February.

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BIC Transition Morning

Parent Talks - International speaker and book author Tricia Taylor

Parent Talk with Tricia Taylor at BIC Sant Agustí: Mind your Language, how your words have a lasting impact on your child’s success

Date: March 19 | 6.00pm

Suitable for all Key Stages

Parents from all over the island are welcome to take part, even if their child does not attend BIC.

Do you want to learn more about how your words have a lasting impact on your child’s success?

At BIC, we are committed to supporting students to develop and encourage their success.

Research shows that the language adults use when they give feedback to children is crucial in helping young people from a positive learning mindset and develop thinking skills that promote perseverance, hard work and the confidence to seek challenges. Understanding the research and the making small, yet significant, changes in the way you talk about learning and how you model your thinking in front of children will have a lasting impact on your child’s success.

At this workshop, you will learn:

  • The research relating to mindset and how we learn
  • Useful talking tips that promote a positive mindset
  • Suggestions for how to model your own thinking in everyday situations

If you are interested in joining the session, here is what you need to know:

Date: March 19th, 2020

Time: 6pm start

Venue: BIC, Sant Agustí – Please click this link for exact directions.

Tickets: €5 – Tickets are limited and can be reserved via email or purchased at the School Reception on both BIC Schools.

Parent Talk with Tricia Taylor at BIC Sa Porrassa: What every parent should know about learning: Powerful tools to use at home

Date: March 18 | 6.00pm

Suitable for all Key Stages

Parents from all over the island are welcome to take part, even if their child does not attend BIC.

Do you want to learn more about the powerful tips for supporting your children’s learning at home? Do you want to know what the research says about how we learn?

At BIC, we are committed to supporting students to develop the most effective habits for learning — and we want your help.

In this parent session, led by international speaker and book author, Tricia Taylor from Tailored Practice, you will learn specific strategies children can use to maximise memory and learn more efficiently, leading to more creative and analytical thinking and better outcomes. We will give you evidence-based tips on how you can support your children through your own understanding of the science of how we all learn over time. We’ll also debunk some commonly held myths about how the brain works. Together, we will help children to build confidence, learn better and be more independent students throughout primary and secondary schools.

After the workshop you will:

  • Understand key information about how memory works
  • Learn the most effective research-based strategies for learning
  • Be better equipped to support your child’s learning at home

Date: March 18th, 2020

Time: 6pm start

Venue: BIC, Sa Porrassa– Please click this link for exact directions.

Tickets: €5 – Tickets are limited and can be reserved via email or purchased at the School Reception on both BIC Schools.

A little bit about Tricia Taylor:

Tricia Taylor is a former teacher and leader in schools in the UK and US. With 20 years of experience in both primary and secondary schools, Tricia founded TailoredPractice to pursue a passion to make educational research more accessible to educators, youth and parents. Tricia has since worked with a wide range of British and international schools, presented at numerous conferences and is the author of a new book called, Connect the Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the Classroom (John Catt). Tricia is also former Associate Lecturer for English at Goldsmith’s University teacher training programme in London and Education Consultant for PowerTools, based in New York City. Tricia holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Journalism and a Master of Education.

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Parent Talks - International speaker and book author Tricia Taylor.