Aloha College has been a Cambridge ESOL Examinations Centre for more than 20 years. This month students from Aloha and other schools on the coast have been doing their KET and PET exams on a Saturday, and for the first time 50 Aloha students and 7 from EIC took the Cambridge Young Learners (YLE) examinations, for which they have been receiving additional tuition for only the past 2 months.
Class 5ES, along with the Irish Dancing club, celebrated St Patrick’s Day on Thursday 17 March with a tribute to Celtic music, dance, poetry and art. In re-telling the life of the Saint who is the patron of Ireland, the children presented blessings which they had written themselves, modeling Patrick’s own poetic words.
The children in 3KB worked hard and produced a wonderful assembly teaching the values of sharing. ‘Stone soup tonight’ told the story of four soldiers who returned home from war hungry and tired and in need of food and a shave! Unfortunately the villagers did not know how to share and didn’t want to help the soldiers. Cleverly, the soldiers got the villagers to work as a team and share their food by making a ‘stone soup’. The children thoroughly enjoyed acting and singing on the stage to the delight of the audience.
International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated every year, everywhere, on 8 March. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from a general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration of women’s economic and social achievements, and a reflection of the goals still to be fought for.