Once again Aloha College marked the end of the academic year by celebrating achievement in its traditional Prize-giving and Graduation Ceremony. A total of 47 pupils from Year 13 (the second year of the International Baccalaureate Programme) received their Graduation Certificate on Friday 25 June at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella.
Year 5 and Year 6 are currently enjoying their residential trips at the Granja-Escuela at Alozaina and El Chorro Farm, Alora, respectively. All sorts of activities are on offer – rock climbing, kayaking, cycling, hiking, paintball, swimming, tirolina, archery, pony-riding, as well as activities to do with the farm produce and animals. For some Year 5 children, this may be their first experience away from home and it is an ideal way for them to achieve certain independence while still being surrounded by friends and carers.
On Saturday 29 May our Year 13 students celebrated the end of their IB exams with a dinner at the Hotel La Quinta Golf. On this unforgettable evening they were accompanied by their class tutors, Elaine McGirl, Jane Arredondo and Graham Morgan-Smith, and members of the senior management team. After the dinner, Head Students Tania Rahmany and Sam Morgan-Smith gave an emotional speech remembering past years at school and wishing everyone the best for the future. It’s been a stony road but in the end we’ve made it! I wish you all the best in your new journey.
The University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) examinations are taking place over the next few weeks at Aloha College, the examination centre for the area. The diplomas are internationally recognised by educational institutions and companies as a true reflection of an applicant’s English language skills. Students are currently examined at 4 different levels.