As the second term gets underway, the real work begins in the secondary school. The new pupils have settled into Year 7, and have adjusted to the new, more autonomous environment, as have the new Sixth Form pupils. Our Year 11 pupils are beginning to fully comprehend the enormity of their undertaking this year, as they prepare for their IGCSE examinations, and our Upper Sixth Form pupils have possibly the most difficult task of them all to undertake- university selections. We have had one pupil sit for an Oxford entrance exam, and many other painstakingly trawling through the options that they have before them once they leave Skolkovo.
It was an absolutely pleasure to see so many engaged parents at the Parent-Teacher Conferences last week on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the Secondary School. Many productive and information discussions took place and it was great to see the teaching and learning activities of our school discussed and debated with such enthusiasm over the course of these interviews.
Thank you to all staff who contributed to the Science Week celebrations this week.
The Secondary School Winter Dance will occur in week 5, the December examinations are scheduled for Week 6, and the Christmas concert rounding off the term in Week 8.
We wish our Junior footballers luck in their friendly match against ISM next week and hope they can replicate the success of the Senior Boys in their game last week against AAS.
Have a fantastic fortnight!
We are pleased to announce once more that on September, 1st 2019 our new campus opens in Gorki-8 village.
Independent reading and love of books is of paramount importance in our school. So, in addition to daily and monthly reading activities we also organise a Book Day every year.
With the omnipresence of technology in the 21st century, many of our social interactions are increasingly made online and are replacing face-to-face communication.
The University Museum of Natural History has the most complete specimens of the dodo, a flightless bird that went extinct in the 17th century. The museum has mummified parts of this unusual bird.
On the 29th of March, we had the opportunity to celebrate ‘Spanish Day’ at Moscow campus. All students in KS1 Year 1 and Year 2 sang and danced to a Spanish song, even the little ones from Early Years joined us and had great fun.
On 23 March, more than 75 participants took part in Cambridge Chess Tournament 2019.
On 30 March, we held Cambridge Martial Arts Tournament 2019 among the international schools which includes sambo, combat sambo, jiu-jitsu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Maths Day took place on 14 March on the occasion of the Pi Day. Students took part in a Maths scavenger hunt, where they had to answer different riddles/questions related to math.