Dear families,

Happy New Year and a warm welcome to 2022! I hope everyone had a festive New Year!The children have had fun looking at that huge number this week - 2022.

I can remember very clearly being part of the celebrations for New Year’s Eve at the turn of the Millenium, standing on Westminster Bridge in London watching “Big Ben” strike midnight, wondering what a new year and a new millennium would bring. It certainly does not seem like over 20 years ago! Those years and the last couple of years have brought so many changes to the way we live, not only with the onset of technology and world wide travel but also bringing restrictions which many people thought were unheard of. However, with the turn of the year, it is always time for reflection and a time for hope for the future.

In school we will continue to look at wellbeing for our whole school community. This is one of our focusses this academic year and we are holding a parent workshop on children’s wellbeing next week, so come along and join us! Many of our lessons and events are connected to wellbeing and mindfulness, working with the children to build their resilience, their empathy towards others and to be aware of the world around them. Our children certainly have a voice in the school and give regular feedback and ideas on such issues. They understand the importance of the future and how they can have an impact on their future and that of others.

I am sure many of you have made New Year’s resolutions …..I hope not too many of them have already been broken! This year a worthy resolution would be to spend as much time as we can with family and friends, ensuring our children have the best start we can possibly give them….by giving them our time. Our children certainly are our future.

Mrs Short,


Baleares International College, Sant Agustí

Upcoming Events - Term 2 - Save the Date!

We have started planning for Term 2 events, so please take note of these dates to ensure you don’t miss out!

Monday 17th January | 3pmParent Workshop “Mental Health and Wellbeing for Children”
Tuesday 18th JanuaryVisit by a dentist to the Nursery class
Tuesday 18th January | 3pmFriends of the School meeting
Thursday 20th JanuarySchool closed, public holiday “San Sebastian”
Wednesday 26th JanuaryTimes Tables Rock Stars Day
Friday 28th JanuarySchool Day of Non-violence and Peace
Friday 28th January | 9amYear 3 Assembly for parents (both classes)
Week beginning January 31stStorytelling Week
Thursday 3rd FebruaryVisit to Early Years by EMAYA (recycling)
Friday 4th February | 9amEarly Years Assembly for parents
Tuesday 8th FebruarySafer Internet Day
Tuesday 8th February | 3pmParent Workshop “Internet safety - keeping your children safe online”
Thursday 10th February | 5.30pmVirtual Open Day
Friday 11th February | 9amYear 5 (Whales) Assembly for parents
Wednesday 16th February | 9amCoffee Morning with the Principal
Friday 18th February | 9amYear 1 (Seals) Assembly for parents
Wednesday 23rd February | 10amBIC Sant Agustí Open Day
Friday 25th FebruaryBaleares Day Celebrations
Monday 28th February to Friday 4th MarchSchool closed for half term holidays