Posted on 1 Jan 2016 by Delia Online Team
Sorry that this is a bit late. The end of the year was quite busy and then I went off for a retreat with the Brothers in the south of the country.
Early in December we had the final exams and these can have a bearing on whether some pupils have to come in during the holidays to ‘recuperate’ failed courses or worse to repeat the year because they have three failed courses.
Posted on 1 Dec 2015 by Delia Online Team
Our strange weather has continued – quite damp in the morning then turning into sunny, warm days. We are told this is a result of El Niño. Much brighter has been our showing in various projects. Our SUNASS group, dealing with the correct use and saving of water, came third in the national finals. They were outdone by our electronic group who came second at national level with their project. There are lots of happy pupils – and teachers.
The second week of the month saw the 5th year produce their English Drama. As always there was an abundance of imagination and creativity in...
Posted on 1 Nov 2015 by Delia Online Team
October has been a pretty busy and successful month. The weather has been less predictable, often damp mornings with very warm afternoons but as the month has gone on, it has become more settled and spring-like.
8th October is a national holiday, commemorating a very brave defence by the Peruvian navy against the Chilean navy. It was a bit like Dunkirk – a defeat but the delay allowed a regrouping. The government decreed that 9th could also be a holiday but it had to be made up for. We decided to take the two holidays and make a very long weekend.
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Delia Online Team
September, the beginning of spring, is the Month of Youth here and normally we would have celebrations for the Day of Youth but this year, no. I’m not sure why but I think they want to connect it with the inauguration of inter-class sports in October. At least the weather has a feel of spring about it, though early mornings are usually damp and a bit chilly but late mornings and afternoons are sunny and warm. The mimosa has taken the hint and the school now has lots of patches of yellow. The bougainvillea is following suit. We do not have that glorious range of colour of the leaves in...