This week has been a busy one and as we are getting closer to the end of term, lots of students have been completing end of topic tests and submitting assessment tasks.
It is getting towards the time of the year that UCAS and Common App deadlines begin to loom! It comes around very quickly. I have been sharing different virtual university fairs with students through their Google Classroom. The Council of British International Schools has organised a free online University Fair, which will take place next week. If students are interested they must register today.
It will bring together UK and international universities with students, families and staff from COBIS schools via the University Guy’s virtual platform. During the fair attendee will tune into presentations from individual universities and be able to talk to university representatives through the platform’s chat function.
The topics that will be covered are:
- How to write a personal statement
- Choosing a UK university and degree
- Studying in London
- How to prepare a creative portfolio
- Options available in the Netherlands
I will continue to share these opportunities on Google Classroom and encourage all Key-Stage 5 students to take advantage of these.
A message from the creativity prefects; Eshaan and Jinny
I hope you all are having an amazing week. We as prefect representatives for creativity, would like to organise a project based on our community’s experiences during the time of the Covid-19.
Irrespective of the country we are in, everyone has had massive changes in their lives throughout this time. We thought it was a good idea to compile photos of lockdown experiences from people all over our school community, and to make a collage from those photos. We have taken inspiration from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection: ‘Hold Still’.
We would like to compile photos of people all over our school, including parents, siblings, teachers, nursery students up to sixth form students. We think this would be an excellent and creative way to share our experiences during this time, and make our community feel more united by showing how we are all facing similar challenges, irrespective of where we are in the world. If you have any photos, please send them so you can contribute to this project!
Please send your photos with a short caption to Ms. Hemelik: email@example.com
Here are some photos we have collected from our teachers so far:
‘Ms Middlebrook’s paper hug’ ‘Lockdown in Kathmandu’
‘In the absence of team sports’ ‘My classroom’
Student of the Week!
This week’s student of the week is Roisin Rai.
Her teachers have commented on how she is thriving in her new subjects and really going above and beyond to thoroughly understand content.
My advice is just to keep smiling and stay positive. Try and challenge yourself everyday but also make time for what makes you happy; because at the end of the day you won’t remember all the tests, you’ll remember the things that made you smile!