Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Our community through a photo from a Grade 10 student

This piece of work which now hangs in the reception at school is a ‘pop art’ digital image of three girls form lower primary. It was in response to the question " What is school for me?"  My initial thoughts centered around the idea of school being the place where you build your future and the school provides you with all the tools you need to achieve your dreams.  I stayed after school and took pictures around the school to get the ‘essence’ of the ABC. I met these three girls who where running around enjoying themselves, I took the picture just as they started hugging each other. This 
photo captured what the school means to me.  I remembered my eagerness when I was younger to play with my friends. The warmth in the photograph is the feeling of my school as I prepare for my future. That moment is the simplest form of expression for the happiness we live as we play in the playground, and I want to convey it to others. Thank you!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Bonfire Night at the ABC

We had an amazing celebration of Guy Fawkes last night with hundreds of guests coming to school. The atmosphere was amazing and it was great to see the community of students, parent and teachers enjoying themselves together. The stars of the show were of course our students, from Primary and Secondary including the dancers and choirs who were brilliant. We have to mention the staff dancers, singers and poets alongside the very talented musicians from across the school who played for us.

It was fantastic to see so many older students raising funds and awareness for community projects and especially the Student Council's Spooky Cellar which supports the Burns Unit at Hospital Bloom. Thank you to all the Madres Enlace who did their best to keep up with the demand for food and drink. Thank you to all the staff and prefects who helped ensure the safety of all the younger party goers and to everyone who supported this event in one way or another.

We are already looking forward to next year's event!

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Tuvimos una celebración de Guy Fawkes increíble, con cientos de invitados en el colegio. El ambiente fue espectacular y fue grandioso ver a la comunidad de estudiantes, padres de familia y profesores disfrutando juntos. Las estrellas del evento fueron, por supuesto, los alumnos de Primaria y Secundaria incluyendo a los bailarines y coros quienes estuvieron fantásticos. Debemos mencionar a los bailarines del personal, cantantes y poetas quienes se presentaron junto a los talentosos músicos del colegio.

Fue espectacular ver a tantos de los alumnos mayores recaudando fondos y creando conciencia sobre proyectos comunitarios, en especial el Consejo Estudiantil quien apoya a la unidad de quemados del Hospital Bloom a través de su Casa de Sustos. Gracias a las Madres Enlace quienes hicieron su mejor trabajo para satisfacer la demanda de comida y bebida. También agradecemos al personal y equipo de 'prefects' quienes ayudaron a garantizar la seguridad de los participantes más jóvenes, así como a todos quienes apoyaron este evento de alguna forma.

¡Esperamos con ansias el evento del próximo año!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

British Fortnight: Poppies for Peace


Today is the 96th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On this day 96 years ago the fighting stopped and the world reflected on the millions of young people who had been killed on all sides. The red poppy became a symbol of remembrance for all those who had died. Today and for the rest of this week, leading up to our Guy Fawkes Party on the 21st November (which will end British Fortnight) we will be selling poppies in school and the donations will be used to support street children in Santa Tecla. Please support our Poppies for Peace campaign through your son or daughter this week or on Guy Fawkes Night by buying a poppy. Our hope is for a world where disputes are settled peacefully and not through war and violence. 


The picture below shows two of our Grade 12 wearing their poppy.




Ahora es el 96o aniversario del fin de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Un día como hoy, hace 96 años, cesó el fuego y el mundo reflexionó sobre los millones de jóvenes que perdieron su vida en el conflicto armado. Las amapolas rojas se convirtieron en un símbolo para conmemorar a los caídos en batalla. A partir de ahora, hasta que culmine nuestra Quincena Británica con nuestro evento de Guy Fawkes el viernes 21, estaremos vendiendo amapolas rojas en el colegio. Los fondos recaudados serán utilizados para apoyar a niños que viven en la calle en Santa Tecla. Por favor apoye nuestra campaña de Poppies for Peace (Amapolas por la Paz) comprando una amapola a través de sus hijos, o en el evento de Guy Fawkes. Es nuestro deseo que el mundo en que vivimos resuelva sus problemas pacíficamente, sin recurrir a la violencia y la guerra. La foto muestra a dos de nuestros alumnos de 12o Grado con sus amapolas.