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House Cross Country 2019, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 10:12am

House Cross-Country Event 2019

The annual House Cross-Country for years FS2 – Y6 took place on Friday 18th October 2019.  This year was very special as it was the first year that we were joined by our Canadian friends.

I would like to congratulate all of the children for competing well and demonstrating their learning powers by “not giving up” and “having a go”.  I am delighted to report that every child that started the run successfully crossed the finishing line. Special congratulations go to the Mons Monkeys for finishing as overall winners.

I would also like to extend our thanks to all parents who attended, as well as everyone who volunteered to help marshal, but in particular Mr Clarke for his dedicated running in every race.

Sports Day 2019, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 27th Jun 2019 @ 12:24pm

On 19th and 20th June, despite the changeable weather we held our Y1-Y6 and FS1- FS2 Sports Days on the sports field.  It was great to see so many parents come along to support their children, who were obviously having a brilliant time.  All of the children showed true determination to finish their races and not give up.  We are all very proud of all of this children for how hard they tried. 

Tag Rugby 2019, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 8th Apr 2019 @ 3:21pm

Tag Rugby 2019

On Friday, 5th April we held our Key Stage 2 House Tag Rugby Tournament.

All children from Year 3 through to Year 6 took part in this fun tournament and displayed excellent team working and Tag Rugby skills.

The overall champions were the Tournai (Year 5 and Year 6) and the Charleroi (Year 3 and Year 4), so huge congratulations go to them! Very well done to all children for their involvement, showing such positivity and developing their sporting ability. 

 

International Day 2019, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 8th Apr 2019 @ 3:14pm

International Day 2019

On Friday, 29 March, we celebrated the wide diversity of nationalities that we are privileged to have in our school with our 2019 International Day. 

The day truly was an incredible success! The children immersed themselves in international cultures through arts, crafts, music, dancing, eating and drinking. It was a supreme example of experiential learning and, through this, the children both showed and developed character virtues including ‘Be respectful,’ ‘Be grateful’ and ‘Be responsible.’ I cannot express strongly enough how grateful we are to our parent volunteers for running the workshops on the day. Without them, this fabulous day would not be able to take place. For this, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all volunteers for making it such a triumphant success.

Thank you also to all parents who ensured the pupils were dressed in costumes relating to their nationality. This helped the learning experience and made the day even more interesting.

Netball, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 8th Apr 2019 @ 3:09pm

Netball Tournament

On Friday, 22nd March we held our inter-house netball tournament for Y3/4 and Y5/6.

Every child in Key Stage 2 took part and an excellent sporting attitude was present throughout.  It was a delight to see all children having a go, taking pride in representing their team and improving their netball skills. In the end, the overall champions were the Mons (Year 5 and Year 6) and the Charleroi (Year 3 and Year 4), so huge congratulations go to them! Very well done to all children for their involvement, showing such positivity and developing their sporting ability.

 

Year 3 - 6 Christmas Performance 2018, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 21st Dec 2018 @ 11:48am

Year 3 – 6 Christmas Concert

On Tuesday, 18th December Year 3 – 6 entertained us with their Christmas Concert.  We were treated to singing and instrumental accompaniment from Year 3, an informative depiction of the Christmas truce during WW1 from Year 4, colourful and vibrant acting from Year 5 and a demonstration of the Lindy Hop from Year 6.  Well done to our narrators, Saxonet group, Ukulele players, solo performers and our School Choir for their valuable contribution.

Year 1 and 2 Christmas Production, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 17th Dec 2018 @ 1:20pm

Pudsey's Got Talent 2018, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 12:50pm

Today we held our annual Pudsey’s Got Talent show and Spotacular event in aid of Children in Need.  All of the children had a fantastic morning and I would like to say a massive well done to all of the pupils and staff who participated and kept us entertained.  I would also like to thank our judges; Baz Wynter, Dafty Tinsel Bottom and Gorilla.

Most importantly, we raised a massive €750.00 in aid of Children in Need; thank you to every single one of you who donated to this great cause. 

The Great British Fete 2018, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 14th Jun 2018 @ 2:58pm

The Great British Fete was held on Saturday 9th June on SHAPE. It was a sunny day which saw members of the British Community, including pupils and staff from the school show their character and volunteer on some of the various stalls – such as the Pimms Tent and book stall, plus Scouting and Guiding stalls.

I would like to say thank you to those who volunteered to help with the School stands - the Pimms Tent and book stall. We are delighted to announce that we raised €800 which will go towards the FS1 outdoor area.

Pupils from Years 3 and 4 took part in a demonstration of Country Dancing and Maypole Dancing, whilst members of staff and family members took part in the infamous "SHAPE Morris Dance", and others in the SHAPE Community Choir. Well done to all of the children and adults, you certainly entertained us!!

Drama Production - Ye Ha!, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 1:41pm

On 6th and 7th June we were entertained by KS2 Drama Club’s production of Ye Ha and, my word, was it a treat! Watching the children shine in this fabulous production was a real pleasure. Well done children! You were brave, you concentrated, enjoyed your learning, showed real commitment and dedication and were incredible!

I would like to reiterate my sincere thanks to all parents for supporting this by creating costumes, collecting your children after drama club and allowing them to rehearse on weekends. This is much appreciated, and the children have gained so much from it. Thank you also to all who made a donation at the show.

Foundation and Key Stage 1 Trip to Pairi Daiza , by Mrs Robertson

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 1:33pm

On Wednesday, 6 June 2018,Year 1 and Year 2 visited Pairi Daiza. The children were lucky to enjoy beautiful sunshine throughout their visit. Our Year 1 and 2 children, who shared the visit with the Canadian Section, were accompanied around this wonderful setting by a zoo keeper and were given the opportunity to both hold and feed many of the animals.

 

International Field Days 2018, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 8th Jun 2018 @ 1:24pm

After the unfortunate postponement due to the unpredictable and wet weather last week, Year 1 – Year 4 successfully participated in the International Field Days. During this fun and unique event the children demonstrated their learning powers of ‘Have a Go’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’, we are very proud of you all. Thank you to the American School for organising this event and to all parents who helped out on the day or came along to support their children.

Year 5 and 6 Bowles Residential Trip, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 5th Jun 2018 @ 9:31am

On Monday 28 May, Years 5 and 6 set sail for the UK and headed off for a 5 day adventure at Bowles Outdoor Centre.  Here they experienced dry-slope skiing, rock climbing, zip wire and kayaking on the local river.

Y5 Victorian Mill Day, by Mrs Harris

Date: 22nd Mar 2018 @ 9:34am

On 21 March, Year 5 experienced life in a Victorian Mill and school.  The children and staff dressed in Victorian clothing and adopted a Victorian attitude to school and work.  Children experienced what life was like under a strict teacher of the era; they made rag-rugs, ate gruel, wrote with chalk on a slate, took part in Victorian childrens' games and learnt about the countries of the British Empire at the time.  They also experienced the "dunces cap" and "the cane" (don't worry, no children were actually harmed during this expierence!) 

Thank you to Mrs Esposito, Mrs Edmunds and Mr Thomas for helping to make the Y5 Victorian Mill Day a memorable one!

Year 6 Globe Trip, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 21st Mar 2018 @ 10:03am


On Wednesday 14th March a delighted Pegasus Class travelled to the Globe Theatre, London.

The day began with a detailed tour of The Globe followed by an exciting drama workshop, led by one of the actors. All the children participated enthusiastically and used all of their ‘Learning Powers’ to bring “status” to the character they were acting. After a delicious lunch at Bear Gardens, Y6 then watched a live performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays ‘Much Ado about Nothing’. The children demonstrated true strength of character throughout the day, as it was very long and tiring.

Overall, it was a magical day and Pegasus Class would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Brooks, Mrs Cox, Mrs Scott and Miss Hyde for accompanying them on the trip.

Book Nook Launch, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 2:17pm

We were delighted to launch our new and very popular Book Nook within the School. The whole school took part in a special assembly where we welcomed Jack Sparrow who read his favourite poem and cut the ribbon in our opening ceremony.

The timetable is below and we invite you all to support and enjoy the Book Nook.

1240 – 1320 (after lunch)

Monday - Year 3 and Year 4

Tuesday - Year 5 and Year 6

Wednesday - Year 2

Thursday - Year 1

Friday - FS

British Community Panto - Robin Hood, by Mrs Robertson

Date: 1st Feb 2018 @ 3:12pm

Well, it’s been a week of some excitement, entertainment and pride at the British Section. On Thursday, we were thrilled to welcome the British Community Pantomime Company who performed a scene on our school hall stage, featuring members of the school community, including parents, staff and children. All pupils were enthralled by the fantastic production, which included hilarious comedy, excellent singing and frivolous audience interaction. The performance brought about a real sense of pride at the school. Pride that a large group of our children performed in this wonderful spectacle and, in doing so, developed their confidence, bravery, independence and stage performance prowess. (Oh yes they did!) A huge ‘thank you’ goes to all parent/adult/staff actors for providing this performance as well as, of course, our very own Fiona Brooks, for creating this pantomime and giving the school and SHAPE community this fabulous experience. All the children were presented a certificate for their efforts, we are very proud of you all.

 

Shakespeare Rocks!!, by Mrs Harris

Date: 18th Jun 2017 @ 8:28am

In June, approximately 30 pupils from Years 3-6 took part in the production of Shakespeare Rocks!! a musical interpretation of the life of Shakespeare.  Well done to all of the children who took part - you were all amazing!!  Plus, a huge thank you to the Directors and Producers -  Mrs Rook, Mrs Brooks and Mrs Walker, and every single person who volunteered to help ensure the show went without a hitch, designed and made the set and props etc.  They couldn't have done it without you!

SHAPE 50th Anniversary, by Mrs Harris

Date: 31st May 2017 @ 11:21am

On 31st March, SHAPE celebrated the 50th Anniversary of being in their current location Mons. 

The School celebrated by having a non-school  uniform with a theme of "through the decades".  Children and staff  delighted us with their costumes choices, ranging from 1960's-present day.

On 27 September 2017, SHAPE International School will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary and we are looking forward to celebrating once again with staff and pupils

Maddie Hinch MBE, Olympic Hockey Champion Visits School, by Mrs Harris

Date: 21st Feb 2017 @ 7:52am

On Monday 20 February 2017 we were delighted and honoured to welcome back Maddie Hinch, a former pupil of the British Section, SHAPE International School. She returned having established herself as an incredible hockey goalkeeper;  England’s Number 1, Team GB’s Number 1, European hockey champion and Olympic gold medallist. Many will have seen her heroics in the penalty shuffle which decided the final in Rio 2016.

BFBS News were delighted to attend and report on this inspirational and successful athlete.  To view, please click the following "Forces TV newsreport" link and scroll to the bottom of the page:   

Forces TV News Report

Maddie generously allowed all the pupils (and staff!) to hold her Olympic gold medal and even took part in a hockey competition with some of the pupils.  She also kindly signed autographs and had lunch with the Year 6 class.

Maddie explained that when she was younger, she was frequently told that she was too small and would not be able to make national selection. However, her determination and great character proved that it was possible to achieve her dream.  

Throughout the day, Maddie emphasised the message that she was just like our pupils; she had been to SHAPE School and was part of a military family who had moved to many different locations. She encouraged everyone to aim high and to believe that anything is possible.

The children were inspired by Maddie’s visit, how she had shown great character and learning powers particularly “never give up, concentrate, keep on improving, enjoy learning” plus “be brave” and “be respectful”.

Since her visit,  it has been noticeable that there are many children playing hockey in their free time and during the day had  they are talking to each other about the importance of “being like Maddie and never giving up”.

We thank Maddie for her inspiring visit and wish her every continued success.

Red White and Blue Day, by Mrs Harris

Date: 20th Oct 2016 @ 10:55am

On Friday 14 October 2016 the school took part in Red, White and Blue Day to raise money to  support of Tri-Services charities such as : the Royal Navy & Royal Marine's Charity; ABF: The Soldiers Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help the children make their paper aeroplanes.  All of the children had a wonderful time!

 

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