We end another exciting week at BIC and whilst we realise there is only a few weeks left before the end of term, we continue with many of the key activities planned.
We were delighted to receive the visit from our sister school Britannica International School, Shanghai and as part of the keen interest to develop the global community of schools that is Orbital. Were pleased to hear that our students in Year 6 and 7 are enjoying their visit to Slovenia and the Orbital school there, the British International School of Ljubljana.
Here in Mallorca, plans are afoot for our Summer BBQ on Friday 21st where I will also be saying some farewell words to all present.
Students have been working hard at their exams and should have received encouraging feedback from teachers. These are now preparing the all important end of year reports.
As you can see, there is still a lot going on at BIC!
BIC, Sa Porrassa
BIC Trip to Slovenia
This week a group of Year 6&7 BIC students embarked on an adventure to explore beautiful Slovenia, visiting our sister school, the British International School of Ljubljana, along the way.
Our students felt very welcome by everyone at BISL, they really enjoyed playing team games and making new friends and can all agree – Ljubljana is indeed gorgeous.
The fun continued with a trip to Atlantis Waterpark – the best waterpark in Slovenia – followed by a guided tour around the city’s old town. The next day, our students took an exciting journey into the depths of the famous Postojna caves, on an underground train no less, and travelled back in time discovering the mysteries of Predjama castle – the largest cave castle in the world. To wrap up their fantastic trip, our students ventured further outside the capital city, taking in the breathtaking scenery around Lake Bled, visiting Bled Castle too.
One of the many benefits of being part of a family of schools through Orbital Education is that we are able to give our students such opportunities to experience a cultural exchange like no other with peers from sister schools around the world.
Year 9 - Kick Starts its Respect Week
BIC will be running a whole School Respect Week during the week beginning 10th June! Students will have lessons based around the themes of kindness and tolerance to respect each other!
This week, in Year 9 Business lessons, students worked with our special guest, Marketing specialist and entrepreneur Mathew Cull to deliver an outstanding marketing campaign for BIC’s `Respect Week´. Our creative and brilliant Business students came up with the idea of a `Respect´ t-shirt with famous quotes that will be used during our Summer BBQ on 28th June to `Race for respect´ as well as sell delicious `Respect Ice Creams´
Secondary Sports Day
The whole of secondary took part in the secondary sports day on the BIC athletics track and field this week. Students competed across a range of disciplines, including traditional events such as long jump, shot put, sprints, middle distance and relays. There were also non-traditional events such as the egg and spoon race as well as the obstacle race.
All the events counted towards the overall sports day championship as part of the house system. After over 30 different events across both Key Stages the scores were very close with Lions coming out as overall winners, Eagles and Leopards tied for 2nd on 94 points and Wolves close behind in 4th position.
Well done to everyone for taking part and making it such a fantastic events!
Evan Cooper's Boxing Victory in Scotland!
BIC Year 8 student, Evan Cooper attended his first ever Muay Thai Contest which took place in East Kilbride, Scotland. Evan has been training extremely hard with the team at Shambala Gym to prepare himself for this and to his delight it paid off! The contest consisted of 5 rounds, Evan being given the win of all 5 from the 3 judges. What an amazing achievement, Congratulations Evan and keep up the hard work! Evan will return to the ring here in Palma later this month.
Year 2 Seeds Experiment
As part of this term´s Plants topic, 2X Class have had fun planting seeds and have thoroughly enjoyed getting messy with the soil. We are now excited to see the seeds grow over the next few weeks and they will take them home at the end of June!
Western Water Park
We have been notified by the Western Water Park that they will be hosting a series of events on June 12th and June 18th. There may be some disruption to lessons as music will be playing as from 15:00. The school is happy to release students earlier should parents wish to collect them at that time. If this is the case, please can you inform Astrid Mockridge at firstname.lastname@example.org before those dates.