Events to look out for next week:
Tuesday, 1st November
- Year 1 Attica Zoo Trip
- V Boys Volleyball @ ACS
- V Girls Volleyball @ St. Lawrence
- London Universities Visit
Thursday, 3rd November
- Year 5 Acropolis Trip
- Year 8 Parents’ Evening
Saturday, 5th November
- PTSA Halloween/ Guy Fawkes Celebration
- ABRSM Music Exams
Although it is half-term there remains lots of activity on site with some sixty pupils enjoying the intense coaching and training football programme delivered by the Coaching Connexions Premier Football School. The end of last week saw more sporting competitions as our pupils were running in the Annual ACS Cross-Country event in Syggrou Park. All our runners performed really well but our medal winners deserve special mention:
JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS-3km
JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS-3km
SENIOR VARSITY GIRLS-5km
SENIOR VARSITY BOYS-5km
Friday 21st October also saw a great response to the school MUFTI Day. The Lower School’s Eco Council wanted to “Make a Difference,” the KS3 Council will decide on their chosen charities shortly whilst KS4/IB are putting their money towards supporting charities that promote anti-discrimination and anti-bullying initiatives and creating awareness of LGBT issues.
A large number of parents were in school for the Lower School Parents’ Evening on Thursday 20th October and also on the Monday 17th October when the focus was on the Year 11 GCSE students in the build up to the mock exams after Christmas and the real thing in the summer. A good number of parents also made it to the Partnership with Parents – Anti-Bullying Presentation on Tuesday 18th with many others in supporting the PTSA in getting ready for the Halloween event on Saturday 5th November – make sure that date is in your diary!
Many students were out and about too – the IA Gold Expedition to Menalo returned late on Saturday, 15th October – a little cold but exhilarated by the experience. The Battle of Marathon was re-enacted by Year 3 on Tuesday 18th October – once again an amazing array of shields, spears and other ancient weapons had been re-created. We were pleased to welcome into the school on Wednesday and Thursday, Luke Daniels from Scotland – Luke is co-ordinating a fascinating folk music project linking our school with schools in Aberdeen (Scotland) and Regensburg (Germany) – this long-term project is still at the proposal stages but should be a super opportunity for musical links across Europe in a most inspirational way. I look forward to telling you more about it in the coming months and years.
Some of our older students were also involved in active debate at the DSA MUN tournament at the Deutsche Schule on the first weekend of half-term. You will also see pictures on the St Cats Today of three of our older acting talents – Thomas Jorta, Yiannis Karellis and Yianni Grigorakis who all appeared in a Greek play at the Herodion Atticus – real talents to keep your eyes on in the future.
I would also like to draw your attention to the upcoming Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday 13th November. I have no doubt many of our students will be running as indeed are a number of our staff – some healthy competition building up between Mr. Tite, Dr Stewart, Mr Gibbins and Dr Reiman. If you would like to support Mr. Tite, he is raising money for Parkinson’s disease and you can contribute via the justgiving website (see link below).