Dear Parents,

This past week has seen the appointment of key posts at BIC Sa Porrassa; the new Principal and Head of Primary. Both will play an important part in shaping the long-term future of the school, and we are delighted to welcome Alison Colwell as Principal and Elizabeth Compton as Head of Primary to the team. Please see the letter sent by the Chief Executive of Orbital Education referring to the appointment of the new Principal. The school will make all the necessary arrangements for a smooth handover.

We have had the pleasure of welcoming Tricia Taylor to the school this week and it was wonderful to see Sa Porrassa parents and staff enjoy her talk on 'The Science of Learning' on Thursday night.

There are many activities and initiatives taking place almost every day at your school, I hope this newsletter gives you a flavour of all we do at BIC to enrich student experiences.

Yours ever,

Duncan Giles

Principal, BIC Sa Porrassa

Spartan Race: Earned not given

Talk about a lesson on the importance of perseverance, determination and grit!

It was wonderful to see so many of the BIC community take part in the 2019 Spartan Race in Palma. With events for every age group, our young BIC students acquitted themselves well, earned a well deserved medal and pushed their boundaries to learn that they are tougher than they believe. Well done to all who took part.

See you in 2020!

Year 2's Flat Stanley Project with Orbital Schools

Year 2 students started their project by reading the story of Flat Stanley, then making their own Flat Stanley. From September to January, students took it in turns to take a Flat Stanley home and write about the weekend's adventures.

Once each student had taken a turn with a Flat Stanley, the class created a PowerPoint presentation to share with our sister schools their exciting adventures, sending off copies of their books to the Britannica International School in Shanghai, the British International School in Ljubljana, the Oryx School in Qatar and the English International School in Moscow.

On Tuesday 12th March, Year 2 sat together to recap all the fun they had during this project and celebrated all the wonderful writing.

We enjoyed looking at the PowerPoints from the other schools and reading the letter we received in the post from Year 2 students in Moscow this week.

Year 2 students have thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Flat Stanley creative writing project with the other Orbital schools from around the world. Well done, you all have worked very hard!