Dear families,

I write to introduce myself formally to you, and to say how absolutely delighted I am to have been appointed as principal of Baleares International College Sa Porrassa from August.

It is a privilege to lead a school. I am looking forward to working with David Bennett and Elizabeth Compton, and all the staff at BIC and Orbital, to build on the school’s great foundations.I also hope to get to meet all of you over the coming months, as working with families has always been a priority of mine. Indeed, I will be visiting the school on 20th and 21st May; please do come up and say hello.

Yours faithfully,

Alison Colwell

Principal Designate

Term 3 Events Calendar for Sa Porrassa

We are delighted to share with you the many upcoming events we have planned for this term, please click on the button below to find out more.

Reception Class Learn All About Plants

Reception have started the new term learning all about plants. The children each brought a beautiful plant of their choice and planted it outside the classroom. They are taking it in turns to water the plants everyday and learning how to take care of them. We will keep you updated on their process!

BIC Choir to Perform at Europe Day

The BIC Choir are looking forward to performing at Europe Day this Sunday. See you there!

May10 Choir

Geography fieldtrip to Can Picafort and Muro Beach

On Wednesday 8th May, the Year 9 and 10 IGCSE Geography students ventured to Can Picafort to conduct some field work. At Muro Beach we measured longshore drift and the gradient of the beach as well as fieldsketching the sand dunes area. At Can Picafort itself the students interviewed members of the public on their opinions of the area and the impact of the sea. Our red and white ranging poles attracted lots of attention from the public who were intrigued by what we were doing!

Back in the classroom the students will now process their data and come to conclusions on how natural processes and human activity are influencing this stretch of coastline.

The Wonder of Science

On Thursday 9th May the Year 6 pupils visited the Science fair at The University of the Balearic Islands, Palma. This trip brought to life the students’ learning in their science lessons, and was a fantastic opportunity to explore the weird and wonderful aspects of science that are not always possible within the classroom.

The fair consisted of a variety of stalls each with exciting scientific experiments. Undergraduate students, currently studying Science degrees at The University of the Balearic Islands, gave simple explanations about the science behind the demonstrations and even invited the students to get involved. We saw the Year 6 pupils programming robots, creating electric circuits using paint and being captivated by chemistry.

All the students thoroughly enjoyed the fair and we hope it has inspired a passion for science!