Dear families

We have had a wonderful Christmassy time during the last few weeks of term; the children loved the circus at the end of last week, before moving into Christmas cards, decorations, jumpers and of course Mr Jerry’s special Christmas dinner! The Christmas shoe boxes were collected on Friday - we managed to collect just over 40, which was absolutely amazing, thank you so much for your support with this. We also collected 140 Euros from the Pyjama Day yesterday, which was donated to the same charity, which is a fantastic amount, thank you. It is so important that the children learn to give as well as to receive and this shows that this lesson is already being learned here at BIC Sant Agustí.

We had some great news regarding the art competition the older children entered for Mallorca Fashion Outlet. The jury was positively surprised by the level of the pictures entered in the competition and touched by the wishes expressed by our students for 2021. Although we did not win the competition, the jury were so impressed by our willingness to collaborate and the quality of the pictures, they have decided to grant a prize of €500 to a charity of our choice in the name of our school as a thank you for participating. They are hoping to hold a small “ceremony” to deliver the cheque and commemorate the moment. All students who participated will also receive a copy of their Christmas book and a letter thanking them for their participation. Wonderful news!

Our Christmas show “All Around the World” video is now finished and has been edited by Miss Campos, who deserves a special thank you for all her work on this. Each class has watched the video with excitement and wonder as they see themselves on the screen as part of a show which was all filmed separately! The video will be sent out to parents to watch and enjoy as a family. I am sure you will enjoy it and I am sure you will have a few special moments with your children as you watch it together.

As we come to the final week of the first term, it is a time for reflection as well as excitement for what is to come. What a term this has been! There have been obstacles to climb over, problems to solve and new rules to learn, but step by step, we have overcome them all. I am so proud of all the children, families and staff who have worked so well and so hard together to make the first term of this academic year so worthwhile. Thank you so much.

We are all looking forward to the holiday as I am sure you are too. I wish you a safe, peaceful and very Happy Christmas, Happy Three Kings and a wonderful New Year. We will see you in 2021!

Mrs Short

Principal, BIC Sant Agustí