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2017 Summer Fair

On Friday 10th March, we held our annual Summer Fair and this year was without a doubt our best yet. We were delighted to have Sir Roger Fry, the King’s Group chairman, and also the British Ambassador joins us for the event.
 
There was a real community atmosphere at the Fair and despite being incredibly hot, everyone had an excellent afternoon. There were bouncy castles, a bucking bronco, Police dogs, bands, a boating lake, candy floss, hamburgers, ice cream and of course the DUNK TANK. This for many was the highlight of the day. Seeing the Headteacher, Senior Leaders and Teachers getting dunked in water was just what many students had been waiting for all year!
 
The Raffle prizes were amazing and many thanks to our sponsors and families for their generous donations.  Once again this year, it really was outstanding. Jake in Year 4 and his family were delighted and amazed at winning the Lufthansa flight to the UK and there was also great excitement amongst all those present at the draw for the iPads and the GoPro camera.
The purpose of the fair is to bring the school community together and support the local community and forms part of our social responsibility programme. This year we are continuing to help our local orphanage and again support IVANA (https://www.manosdeivana.com/mi-historia) with the second operation on her hands. This year we have raised a staggering $9000. This will certainly help make a difference to these children’s lives. Thank you to all




Key Stage 2 Residential Trip

 
This was our first residential in Primary! 4 members of staff, 2 paramedics and 18 tents and 42 very excited Year 5 and Year 6 students left KCP on  bus with packpacks and tents! On the first day, the team stopped at the Zoo near Colon and had an up-close experience with some of the animals. They made feeders for monkeys and birds and learnt a lot about the welfare and conservation of animals in Panama.
 
Camping was a new experience for many of our students, and despite some rain showers and a lot of night time giggles, they did amazingly well. Day 2 was a river hike,  beach games and a boat trip for an island adventure. To end a great day, in the evening a talent show was held at the campsite. Coming back on day 3 the group arrived full or stories and tales of their adventures and backpacks of dirty washing! It was a fantastic adventure for our students and also an amazing experience. Special thanks go to the Year 5 and Year 6 staff for all their time, patience and preparation. We are already talking about next year’s experience...
 




KCP Education Conference

The KCP staff conference in the third week of March was a fantastic two days of training. Having trainers from both the UK and Panama visiting us really offered an opportunity for all staff to take advantage of training expertise and receive professional development.
 
Topics such as Differentiation, Conflict Management, Independent Learning, Driving Achievement and Customer Care were all covered. These sessions offer our staff an opportunity to reflect on best practice, learn new strategies and help drive our school forward.  This year, we also welcomed colleagues from the Edron Academy in Mexico City and King’s College Alicante to benefit from the learning experience.




Britain is Great Week

Britain is Great week is a series of events promoting Britain and British Business in Panama. The week started with a family street fair in Casco Viejo and every day, there were different events including a Beetles night, a Day at the Races and an art exhibition.  
 
For King’s College Panama our proudest moment was when our Year 10 student, Regina, was asked to participate in the debate competition. Being the only student and competing with and alongside professional adults, this was an amazing experience for her.  Family, friends and staff all went to the event at the Tribunal Electoral to supported her as she debated. Hearing her speak, her age was forgotten and she proved to be a fierce competitor. She did herself proud, her team, and also the school. Congratulations!




Mother Language Day at KCP

On 20th February both Primary and Secondary students were involved in the celebrations of International Mother Language Day.  Students had the opportunity to discover languages spoken around the world, as well as all of the languages spoken at King’s College Panama.   Did you know that at KCP we currently have students from 32 nationalities who speak 14 different languages at home?

The day in the Secondary school was packed with activities, including: a taster session for Catalan; a taster session for Russian; a taster session for Italian; a science session about language and the brain; a humanities session about why some languages are dying out around the world. Students have also started their entries for our Writing Competition, whose winners will be announced during our World Book Day assembly on 6th March.

The day was a great success and the students enjoyed trying out new languages. I would like to thank the parents that were involved in producing resources for these lessons as well as the teachers who prepared lessons for this very special day. I hope our students have been inspired to improve their current English/Spanish/French language skills or maybe even start learning a new language!





Year 2 – Mexico Day

As part of their topic “Around the World”, the Year 2 students have been studying about China, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  Student have been developing their geography skills finding countries on maps and adding famous landmarks.  They have studied stories from other cultures and have worked with clay to develop their art skills by making…

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Parent Mystery Readers

During this term we have launched our mystery reader program in the infant school.  Each week, a different parent from the class surprises the students and brings a favourite book in to read and share.  Some parents have read books from other cultures and in different languages giving the students a great opportunity to experience…

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