Leo's Roar into action
After a successful presentation from the Islands Lions Club, Bellver is pleased to announce the start of the Bellver Leo's Club. A group of Bellver pupils have begun to set up their own charity organisation, electing their own director, treasurer and deputy to run the group. They are beginning to plan and develop ideas aimed at raising money for areas on the Island that they believe need help. Keep tuned to find out what the Leo's Mission will be and how you can help make a difference too.
New Year Congratulations
The New Year has started off on a high for all the year 13's who have completed their UCAS applications for University. Every applicant has been given offers from the Universities of their choice, which highlights how hard work and dedication pay off in the long run. Miss Roden is pleased to announce that this year we have a wide range of courses that Year 13 have applied to and at the end of the year they will be heading to very different areas of the UK to continue their higher education.
Our pupils have been accepted on courses ranging from business management and history, journalism and broadcasting, to criminology and forensics. Some of our students are also heading into the sciences, with offers in medicine, pharmacology, engineering and clinical psychology. Being a multicultural school it was unlikely our Year 13's would head to
one place and next year if you are heading to the UK you should find our Bellvarians in Brighton, Bath, Bristol, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Keele and Portsmouth. So if you see any of Year 13 out and about ask them where they are heading to, to begin the next chapter of their lives.
Visit to Hospital Son LLàtzer
Three students of Bellver, who want to study Medicine, had the opportunity to visit Son Llàtzer Hospital thanks to the collaboration of Dr. Cuadrado. For two days they were able to contact resident doctors and learn about their recent experiences in university life. They also attended talks and two surgeries (one in the Experimental Surgery). It has been a valuable and stimulating experience for these students.
Bellver Night of Art 2012
Bellver International College is busy preparing the annual "Art Night" to be held next Thursday evening, the 18th of October from 7 to 9. Tickets are on sale in the school office or at the door, for 5€. There will be a raffle ticket winner! Wine and snacks will be served. This year´s theme is Andy Warhol´s "Garage". The student´s exhibit, from Infants to Seniors is inspired by the art work of Andy Warhol. Distinguished judges will select the winners of this year´s art competition. The atmosphere will be based on the 60´s and 70´s, featuring the "Bellver Rock Band" and the year 12 singer "Jerri". There will be senior Drama students acting as "Living Sculptures" by impersonating some of Warhol´s icons like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol himself !
Year 5 Ancient Greeks Assembly
On Tuesday 16th October, Year 5 will be the stars of an assembly that they have written and produced with their teacher, Mrs Taylor. The assembly will be based on this terms topic; ‘The Ancient Greeks’. The children have enjoyed this topic so much that they wanted to share what they have learned. Parents are invited to attend the assembly which will be held in the hall at 15.15.
UK Universities Road Trip
At the end of May after they had completed their AS Level exams, Year 12 from Bellver International College embarked on a University Road trip around England organized by Miss Roden. The Lickey Hills in the west Midlands was the base for their stay, with each day filled with a trip to a renowned University and city. Each University put on highly informative and motivational presentations and talks by professors and students about University life and the application process. England did not let the students down with glorious weather shining upon them every day. The University of Birmingham was the students’ first port of call, followed by The Universities of Liverpool, Warwick, Imperial and Kings College London. They were able to take in sights, such as the Bullring, Brindley Place, the Albert Docks, Oxford Street and the Houses of Parliament, whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the Queen’s Diamond jubilee and the run up to the Olympics. It was an invaluable trip where the 6th formers gained insight into what life holds for them at the end of next year. We wish them all the success they deserve in the future.
Spring Fair 2012
Come and join us at Bellver International College's Spring Fair 2012!
Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00 until 15:00.
This year the fair is going to be focused on the Bellver community - in particular a fun time for the children. We have organized a wonderful series of events and activities for students as well as for their parents, and we are looking forward
to sharing them with you.
This year we will also be offering lunch, including a selection of hamburgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill to tortilla española, bocadillos, gazpacho, ensaladilla rusa - and a delicious paella which will be prepared right there on the patio by
a master paella chef!
Year 8 to perform 'The Face'
The play is about a young man who becomes badly scarred in a car accident and is left dealing with the effects of his new face. How will it affect his school life? What will his girlfriend think? Come along and find out. Tuesday 12th June at 7pm Bellver International College. Tickets are available now from the school reception and are free of charge on a first come first served basis.
Face; The Play. Adapted by Benjamin Zephaniah and Richard Conlon. Performed by year eight and one student from year 6.
The Easter holidays saw a group of 36 Bellverians travel to the Lake District in Cumbria, England, for an action packed week where elements of the Geography, PSHE and Physical Education departments combined most successfully. The pupils from years 7 to 10 took part in a wide range of challenges which saw them scaling mountains, climbing the peaks of
Skiddaw and wandering through Wordsworth’s famous landscapes. Even the extreme weather with an unexpected snowstorm could not dampen the spirits of the pupils, and they rose to the occasion, successfully scaling the heights of Cat Bells, Ghyl scrambling and honing their skills on Kayak and canoe.
In addition to having a great time the pupils were able to refine their geographical skills in the historic market town of Keswick and develop team building skills by completing a range of fun activities from orienteering to the daring high ropes challenge. One of the most popular activities saw the pupils “storm the castle” where they had to work
in teams to overcome a number of obstacles to blow up a model castle.
A great time was had by all and the pupils arrived back in Palma Airport after a fun filled week of activities. Due to the success of the trip we are already planning our next educational field trip to another location abroad where students will be given the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms Melanie Sweeting for her efforts and for being the driving force behind the field trip. My Thanks also to her team comprised of Ms Griffiths, Ms Raftery and Ms Roden.
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