School News 2016

School News N°17| 2016 |August 19
IB results for 2016 By Michael Dumbell, Head of the Academic Area 7 Congratulations to each and every one of our Year 12 pupils who took the IB Diploma. With dedication, commitment and a lot of hard work they finished their process in May 2016. Craighouse School is the institution with the largest number of students in Chile who apply for and obtain the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The general results for 2016 are as follows: * 78% of the generation were IB Diploma candidates (as opposed to 79% in 2015). * 75% of those candidates obtained the IB Diploma (as opposed to 73% in 2015). The IB Diploma is an international certificate with an excellent reputation due to its high academic level, recognised all over the world. The fact that so many of our pupils obtain the IB Diploma places Craighouse School at a ‘world-class’ level, something that the general community should recognise and celebrate. These are the pupils who got outstanding results in this year’s diploma: - Raúl Zilleruelo – 41 points (the highest score obtained by a Craighouse School pupil to date) - Maureen Maremaa – 37 points - Daniela Robino – 37 points - Santiago Aitken – 36 points Success in the Diploma results is also a result of our teachers’ constant dedication, their commitment to the learning process and progress of each member of this generation, and their commitment to our school’s Educational Project.
The travelling book bag is back! By Katherine Vivar, inquiry centre – Primary Section 2 Last year, the inquiry centre of the Primary Section created a project called the “travelling book bag”, with the idea of promoting reading in our younger pupils, and involving their families in the love of reading. The initiative was so successful that we decided to repeat it this year, and the bag will begin its journey in the homes of our Year 1 pupils. The children have been very excited to learn who will be taking the travelling book bag full of books to read with all members of their families. When they take the bag home, the pupils should read the books and then tell their classmates how it all went and how they read with their families. We invite you to join this initiative with enthusiasm when you receive the bag in your house.
Gareth Pugh music event By Diana Brown, Music Teacher – Primary Section 3 As is traditional, the Association of British Schools in Chile (ABSCH) has organised the Gareth Pugh Music Event. This event has been celebrated for several years as a tribute to Mr Gareth Pugh, a deceased music teacher who arrived in Chile in the 90s to work as music instructor. He was a lover of the arts, particularly music and drama. Without a doubt, he made a huge contribution to British Schools. This year The Grange School welcomed five schools from Santiago, all ABSCH members. Each institution was represented by a group of pupils from Year 3. Craighouse School representatives were Ema Cádiz, Ignacia Ledezma, Pedro Pablo Fuentes, Agustín Vivanco, and Tomás Parral (drama and design), as well as Olivia Boffito, Pedro Pichara, Nicolás Gárate, Antonia Caro, Lisandro Cavallaro, and Florencia Poli (music). The purpose of this activity is to promote contact among students of the association, and to encourage an appreciation of music, drama, and art in all its forms. Year 3 pupils from Dunalastair, Redland, St Gabriel’s, Craighouse School and The Grange will attend the event. Pupils were accompanied by Mrs Diana Brown and Mr Ben Adams. During the morning they worked in groups of their specialty, and in the afternoon they took part in a wonderful interdisciplinary presentation. This year, the event was organised around Roald Dahl’s Cinderella and the pupils were able to experience the values of friendship, solidarity, responsibility, and collaborative work. Some of them were in charge of making the costumes for the show while others took on the acting and singing. It was a fabulous day! Teachers and pupils spent time with their peers from other participating schools, and there were many parents who had the opportunity to enjoy a fun, lively, well-executed presentation. A big thank-you to the hosting school for their hospitality, and congratulations to our pupils for their participation.
British pupils visit Craighouse School By Daniel Romo, Acting Head of PE & Sports 4 Pupils from Watford Grammar School in the UK visited Craighouse in the context of their sports tour around Chile and Argentina. Their visit included a rugby match with our senior team. It was a very intense, physical game, and after a lot of hard work Craighouse School ended up winning 22-5.
Pupils committed to recycling By Edith Casas, Eco Community Coordinator – Middle Section 5 In July, pupils of Year 6 E and their tutor, Miss Blanca Hernández, were in charge of recycling. This consisted of collecting all recyclable materials and taking them to the mobile unit that the Lo Barnechea Municipality brings to our school on the last Wednesday of each month. Many thanks to the tutor and her pupils for their commitment and hard work.
Pupils committed to recycling By Edith Casas, Eco Community Coordinator – Middle Section In July, pupils of Year 6 E and their tutor, Miss Blanca Hernández, were in charge of recycling. This consisted of collecting all recyclable materials and taking them to the mobile unit that the Lo Barnechea Municipality brings to our school on the last Wednesday of each month. Many thanks to the tutor and her pupils for their commitment and hard work.
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