Monday, 07 October 2013 08:08

Secondary Newsletter

British-English-International-School-Las Palmas-Maspalomas Newsletter 1TDear parents: The beginning of the school year seems to have been smooth for all. We have now entered the period of hard work, both for students and teachers, and I trust this will last until the end of the school year.

Student's absences. May I ask you to inform the school via form tutor if you child has been absent from school

School work left at home. Should your son/daughter contact you in order to have any school work taken to school by you due to the student forgetting it at home, please hand in the school in the Main office (Primary). Your son/daughter will need to collect it from there as the student is responsible for not bringing it to school. Please do not take the school work yourselves as this could interrupted the normal development of lessons

Academic information. The first report will be taken home by students on 20 December. Teachers have informed students of how they are going to be assessed, so that students know what they have to do in order to obtain good results. There will be two parents evenings this term, one for P6,S1,S2; the other for S3,S4,S5,S6. In addition to this first report, the school will send two more reports, one before Easter, the other at the end of June

Promotion requirements. Parents of students who fail several subjects in the June 2013 report will be contacted and invited for an interview with the Head of Year in order to find a solution to the academic problems of these students. In order to promote from S4 to S5 it is necessary to pass 4 IGCSEs as well as internal marks in Spanish subjects. In order to promote from S5 to S6 it is necessary to pass 1 A level, 2 AS and internal marks. Should this not be the case, the student might have to repeat the year

Mocks S4,S5,S6.These preparatory exams for the "real" ones in May and June will take place during late November and early December. The results will reflect the student's achievement at that stage. However, there are a few months left for improvement

Appointments with tutors and/or teachers. The tutor is the first person you should approach in case you wish to enquire about the academic and/or personal progress of your child. If you specify it when making the appointment with the office (928439810) the tutor can collect information from teachers to have it for the appointment. Both Heads of year (for pastoral concerns) and Heads of Department (for curricular matters) are also available to meet with you

Homework. Homework is an essential component of academic progress. Every day students must spend a reasonable time to do school homework. Every day students must spend some time doing their homework.

Material students need to bring to school: pens, pencils, rubber, sharpener, ruler, calculator etc

Thank you very much for your cooperation

Yours sincerely

Pedro Thomas. Headteacher