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Wellbeing Ambassadors

This month, we celebrated the good work our Wellbeing Ambassadors have been doing with some pizza in the library, where we also discussed their plans for making sure the rest of the pupils are stress-free. Well done! We're very proud of you!




COBIS Art Competition - "Mother Nature and the Environment"

The theme for this year's COBIS Art Competition was "Mother Nature and the Environment", so our pupil's looked at the impact of plastic on the ocean and made all sorts of different pieces of art using plastic. They all did a fantastic job!




COBIS MUN

 

On 21st-25th March, Year 9 La Moraleja students went to Bucharest to compete for the 1st time in the COBIS Model United Nations event. We were excited, but nervous, as we knew we would be coming up against some really experienced debaters, some who were in year 11!

It was cold and snowing when we arrived, but our hosts made us feel most welcome and treated us to some lovely local meals and well as sightseeing trips to a traditional Romanian village, plus a visit to the ‘People’s Palace’ - the largest building in Europe and once home to the deposed communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. Our 90 minute tour explored only 7% of the whole building!

The MUN event divided our students into 5 committees, from the Security council to Refugees agencies. We took on the roles of China and Ethiopia in order to structure our debates. It was great to see our students get stuck in almost immediately, making new friends and being unafraid to jump into lobbying, debate and resolution formation. By the second day Maria Jose was even submitting her own resolution to the judges.

As well as work we were treated to themed dinners, dancing and social events at the 5* hotel Intercontinental - I hope the students were able to find a good ‘work-life balance’ as they would in real life. We also met real diplomats and embassy staff who I hope inspired all the attendees to consider the merits of a career in diplomacy.

Well done once again to the team - you performed fantastically! Let’s hope this is the start of many MUN events to come





La Moraleja Students change the world at COBIS Model United Nations

On 21st-25th March, Year 9 La Moraleja students went to Bucharest to compete for the 1st time in the COBIS Model United Nations event. We were excited, but nervous, as we knew we would be coming up against some really experienced debaters, some who were in year 11! It was cold and snowing when we arrived, but our hosts made us feel most welcome and treated us to some lovely local meals and well as sightseeing trips to a traditional Romanian village, plus a visit to the ‘People’s Palace’ - the largest building in Europe and once home to the deposed communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. Our 90 minute tour explored only 7% of the whole building! The MUN event divided our students into 5 committees, from the Security council to Refugees agencies. We took on the roles of China and Ethiopia in order to structure our debates. It was great to see our students get stuck in almost immediately, making new friends and being unafraid to jump into lobbying, debate and resolution formation. By the second day Maria Jose was even submitting her own resolution to the judges. As well as work we were treated to themed dinners, dancing and social events at the 5* hotel Intercontinental - I hope the students were able to find a good ‘work-life balance’ as they would in real life. We also met real diplomats and embassy staff who I hope inspired all the attendees to consider the merits of a career in diplomacy. Well done once again to the team - you performed fantastically! Let’s hope this is the start of many MUN events to come.




King's College Primary Games

Our students had an amazing couple of days at the King's College Primary Games, hosted by our sister school King's College Murcia! After two days of intense competition, La Moraleja were crowned champions with Soto 2nd, Murcia 3rd and Alicante 4th.

Our students won gold medals in the following events:

Athletics - 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, Ball Throw and High Jump.

Swimming - Backstroke, Breaststroke, 100 IM , Butterfly, Freestyle and Medley Boys & Freestyle and Medley Girls.

Well done on the amazing team effort and great performance! Congratulations!





May Fair Cheque Presentation

On 1st March, Mr Fossey helped to present the cheques for the money raised at the May Fair last year to representatives from the charities. At the May Fair in 2017 we raised over €20,000 for the following charities: Fundación Juegaterapia, Los Amigos de Nyumbani, APAMA and Bomberos Ayudan. Thanks to all parents and staff who donated so generously.




King’s College schools, ranked among the top international schools in Spain by EL MUNDO newspaper

King’s College schools of Madrid, Alicante and Murcia have been recognised among the best international schools in Spain by the RANKING DE LOS 100 MEJORES COLEGIOS, a highly respected publication that the Spanish newspaper EL MUNDO has issued every year since 1999.

While King’s College Madrid and King’s College Alicante have been consistently recognised in this ranking in the past, this is the first time King’s College Murcia has also been cited. This is due to the fact that this year the school in Murcia has reached its 10th anniversary and thus, has been able to apply for consideration in the Ranking.

You can read the full press release here.

You can also access the full ranking by clicking here.





Police Internet Safety Talks (Organized by the Spanish Department)

 Alcobendas police visited our school on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 26th February. This provided us a fantastic opportunity to participate with the Police in very important topics as cyberbullying, grooming, bulling, social media and risks of internet. 
In king’s College we believe that the Internet can be a wonderful resource for kids. They can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games. Kids who are old enough to swipe a screen can have access to the world.
However that access can also pose hazards. For example, an 8-year-old might do an online search for "Lego." But with just one missed keystroke, the word "Legs" is entered instead, and the child may be directed to a slew of websites with a focus on legs — some of which may contain pornographic material.
That's why it's important to be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.
One of our goals at King's College has been to provide students with the ability to learn wherever they are, using the technology and make their learning experience authentic. Presentations such as this are essential to maintaining the online security of our students as they use online tools to support their learning wherever they may be.
Police working with schools results in a wealth of benefits for the police, for schools, their teachers and pupils, and for the wider school community.
 It was really good to see pupils and parents listen so well and participate with the Police in class discussions. This visit will be an annual fixture next academic year.