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Posted: 09-11-2017

 

Once again we support the worldwide Poppy Appeal, recognising the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community, past and present.

Our charity committee members have been spreading the word and educating our Primary children on the cause whilst gathering donations across the school.

Donations can be made at the school office where poppies are available.

 
 
 
 

Posted: 09-11-2017

 

BIC Alumnni Sara Steinfeldt visits the school
Happy Birthday from Sara Steinfeldt!

As part of our on-going 60th Anniversary celebrations, we are inviting BIC Alumni to share their news, experiences and projects they may be working on as well as sharing their memories of their time at the school.

Ms Sara Steinfeldt, pupil at BIC from 1999 to 2002 visited the school to share her birthday wishes. Sara lives and works in Mallorca and is behind an exciting new venture, Ambassador Infant School. She spenet the day visiting meeting some pupils and catching up with former teachers.

Please visit the school website or wait to receive our new look Newsletter to read the full interview with Sara and to share in the many exciting news taking place at BIC.

www.ambassadorinfantschool.com

 
 
 
 

Posted: 08-11-2017

 

We have joined the Advent Calendar Collection 2017 this year in conjunction with The Allen Graham Charity.

The collection point is in the school office. Deadline for donations is Friday 24th November where they will be collected by the charity ready to be distributed.

Let´s put a smile on as many faces as possible this Christmas 

 
 

Posted: 31-10-2017

 

Last Tuesday our Year 3 enjoyed an exciting and educational field trip to the north of the island to visit the Natural Park of S'Albufera. The name derives from the Arabic for 'lagoon', but the site has been visited since Roman times.

We were fortunate enough to see a multitude of beautiful birds such as Coots, Herons, Stilts and even a magnificent Osprey. The children loved to be surrounded by nature and especially appreciated seeing so many birds close up with binoculars in the hides around the marsh land. An extremely fun day for the children, parent helpers and teachers!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Posted: 30-10-2017

 

BIC would like to congratulate the Calvia Lions and in particular Richard Overs for the excellent MagaWoof held at the school on Sunday. A fantastic initiative that raised money for charity and brought our community together. Many thanks to all the exhibitors, caterers, judges and volunteers as well as to all who visited. Special thanks to Astrid Mockridge who has worked alongside Richard to ensure the day was a success.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Posted: 27-10-2017

 

Its Halloween at BIC and the Halloween Disco on Thursday Night and the Freaky Friday today allowed for a collection of ghosts, ghouls and goblins to surface. Vampires, Skeletons, Devils, a assorted mix of ghastly creatures roamed the corridors of BIC! There was even a very sinister Child Catcher!

All proceeds from the Halloween Disco went towards the JoyRon Foundation and the building of the children's cinema at the Son Espases Hospital. JoyRon founder Ronald M. Hawes kindly attended the disco.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Posted: 26-10-2017

 

BIC was happy to welcome the newest member of its teaching staff today. Mr Anthony Gray will join the school in January as Business Studies teacher and spent the morning meeting students and delivering workshops to his future students.

'Mr Gray is amazing, he explains everything so clearly. I can't wait for him to start'. Year 13 student, Yash Gandhi

Mr Gray arrives from the prestigious 'The Cherwell School' in Oxford. As Faculty Leader for Economics, Business and Enterprise, Mr Gray will lead all Business Studies teaching as from Year 10.

A published author for the Hodder & Stoughton Business Studies textbook and Chief Examiner for Economics with EDEXCEL, Mr Gray’ s interests extend beyond the classroom; he is a qualified L2 British Cycling coach and former parliamentary candidate.

We look forward to Mr Gray’s arrival in January and the introduction of A Level Economics next year. The school will also be exploring opportunities to establish a competitive cycling club at the school. Please join us in wishing him and his family a very warm welcome to the school and the island. We are confident as to the positive impact Anthony Gray will have across all BIC.

 

 
 
 
 

Posted: 26-10-2017

 

Is your child an Extreme Reader?

Here at Baleares International College we are challenging your children to become The Extreme Reader of the whole school.

Please see the leaflet to find out how and when to get involved.

There are prizes up for grabs for the best entries.

Good luck and remember... Be Safe!!

 

Posted: 25-10-2017

 

BIC will proudly host the 2nd biggest dog show in Mallorca. The event in support of the Calvia Lions will allow for all dog owners to enjoy a fun filled day! Please come join us support the Lions.
A video of BIC students, Amy and Elsa promoting the event of 'The Breakfast Show' on Radio One Mallorca has also been shared.

 

 

 

Posted: 25-10-2017

 

Last week 3V celebrated Diwali by sharing stories and making our own Diwali coconut treats. We wrote out the instructions and then in groups enjoyed measuring out and mixing ingredients. It was messy but fun..

The end result was delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 21-10-2017

 

The annual charity walk through Magaluf was organised by the Calvia Rotary Club this morning. Participants were able to choose the 10k or the 2k walk and all funds raised were for charitable causes, namely RANA and the JoyRon Foundation. As every year, BIC students, parents and staff did us proud! Many thanks to all who took part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 19-10-2017

 

BIC sa Porrassa were proud hosts to Year 6 students from our sister school in Sant Agusti. As families consider options for Secondary schooling, these students may well choose to continue their schooling at BIC. They were able to experience a little of what being in Year 7 would be like and met the Principal Mr Giles as well as the Head of Secondary Mr Bennett. Students also enjoyed two taster lessons. In the IT suite there were geographical challenges from Mr Green and in the Science Lab exploding jelly babies from Mr Cadman!! Many thanks to Mrs Millar and all the staff and families who made the day a success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 17-10-2017

 

The school organised a 'Meet and Greet' evening for new and existing families at BIC last night. The event allowed for parents to put a face to a name and also get to know one another away from the school gate and the demands of pick-up and drop-off. Our thanks to all who attended this lovely event and especially the efforts of Pepi, the school cook and Juan who made sure all ran smoothly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 11-10-2017

 

Our Reception class have been making self-portraits and in doing so, are also showcasing our new uniform. Please have a look through our gallery and see if you can spot any familiar face!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 09-10-2017

 

Lauren Payet and Gillian Ford, from sa Porrassa and Sant Agusti are both out of school today and taking part in a training session organised by 'intSchoolsLIVE' and hosted by King's College, Madrid. The sessions include understanding and meeting the needs of prospective families current families and alumni. As well as understanding why people choose our school and how to improve customer service.

Lauren will be back at her desk tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 09-10-2017

 

RADIO ONE vs YACHTIES in aid of Parkinson Support Group organised by ARRIVAL YACHTS
 

Saturday 7th saw the first event in support of the Parkinson Support Group. Organised by Arrival Yachts, the charity football match between the team at Radio One Mallorca and the Yachties brought in the crowds who also enjoyed a fun family day out. Over €5000 was raised with more to follow; the amazing raffle draw will take place during the breakfast show on Wednesday 11th - tickets are still available from Astrid in Reception. 
Many thanks to Abby Lithgoe-Jenvey for organising this event, to all the BIC choir members who took part and to our extended community who came to support on the day; BIC were proud hosts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 06-10-2017

 

In PSHE this week 3V were talking about how important kind and positive comments are to one another. We always talk about how we must believe in ourselves and wanted to build confidence by playing a fun game. We all enjoyed writing encouraging and thoughtful comments on the back of our classmates that we may be too shy to say to their face.
As a result the children were delighted to read their comments in a class circle and see how much love and support they share from all their class companions.
Mrs von Waberer

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 04-10-2017

 

 

 

Posted: 02-10-2017

 

In the spirit of good neighbourly relations we are happy to support Biel and Maria as they take on the old Bar Particular; a favourite of students, staff and parents. Both will bring their own identify and the same attention to detail that has made the supermarket such a success. Come join us for a glass of cava from 15:30.