Compiled and created by Marcelle Curry 
Term 2 - Issue 17
24 May 2018               

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear Parents
As you know, the school was evaluated the past couple of weeks by an independent party (IQAA).  A report is being compiled about their outcomes and will be distributed to all stakeholders concerned on receipt.
I met with the key mentor yesterday and must say that the findings are quite accurate.  The report will serve as a basis to continue excellence as well as serve as a guideline to improve shortfalls.
It is an exciting time as Blouberg International School will participate in our first InterSEK next week.  I will be travelling with a group of ten students tomorrow morning.  The students and Mr Radnitz have worked diligently on the cultural tasks.  These tasks will be presented in Budapest.  We are all looking forward to representing our school and our country abroad.
The positive feedback received from parents and grandparents was greatly appreciated and valued.   It was such a great treasure to see how our grandparents and special people thoroughly enjoyed their day at our school. Our children are taught from one generation to the other and what they gain is eternally beneficial.  Additionally, each generation plays a role in helping to build a solid foundation for our children, to build character and in turn, creates adults who are able to walk with integrity, discipline and courage.  There is no greater inheritance then to be able to pass on these instrumental values.
I trust that you will have an amazing weekend and are able to have quality time with your family.
Best regards

Weekly Planner


Reptile week in Pre-Reception class

The Pre-Reception class had a wonderful week learning about reptiles. The Reptile man came to visit us and the children had a chance to see and touch various types of reptiles.
We saw lots of snakes, lizards, turtles and a komodo dragon. The children enjoyed holding the snake and learning about the reptiles.

It was a fantastic learning experience for all of the children.
Ms Jacky Billings

*Fallen Angels Fun Run/Walk*

Fun Run/Walk for Fallen Angels
Blouberg International School proudly supports various charities in our local community. We do this because we know how important it is to care about others and help where we can.  Over the years, teachers, as well as students have been involved with Fallen Angels Pet Rescue. 

We would like to invite all parents, students and teachers to support the fun run/walk at Fallen Angels Pet Rescue on 2 June 2018 hosted by Ian Martincich (brother of Mrs Amanda Hack, Year 6 teacher). There will be a 4km and 7km option on a very flat gravel road.

The cost is only R60pp. You can even walk some of the doggies at the shelter on the day!
The objective of this day is to raise much needed funds for Fallen Angels to help cover their veterinary expenses, maintain their current structures, and build upgraded wards for their animals (such as isolation wards for sick animals). All of the proceeds from this event will go to Fallen Angels.

On 9 June, Ian will attempt to run the Comrades twice in 24 hours. This is such a challenge and we hope that everyone will supprt him. The basic idea is to start at 17h30 on Saturday in Durban and run to the official start in PMB at 05h30 thereupon running to the finish in Durban and hopefully making cut off at 17h30. 

In doing this, Ian hopes to raise awareness and funds for
Fallen Angels Pet Rescue. Animals have always been very close to his heart as they cannot speak for themselves.  Fallen Angels Pet Rescue is a registered NPO (NPO 175-638) focusing on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of neglected or abandoned animals
Mrs Amanda Hack
Year 6
There is hope..... please remember you are their hope!

If you would like to support this worthwhile event, please visit the first link below to either purchase tickets or make a donation. You may also follow the Facebook link for more information. 
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Below is a Snap Scan for your convenience ....

Weird and Wonderful Creatures From the Land Down Under

In History and Geography this term, the Year 3's have been studying Australia. Their project for the term was to present an oral on an indigenous Australian animal. The children were full of excitement and giggles as they drew their animal name out of a hat. Their responses ranged from happy cheer to puzzled faces and funny attempts at pronouncing animals such as the 'Dugong', the 'Quoll' and the 'Quokka.’

Last Friday, 18 May the children presented their orals to their classmates and I must say that we were all  very impressed by their presentations. They showed confidence, kept their audience entertained and engaged with their interesting facts. 

Well done on your hard work, Year 3's!
Ms Yvette Fourie/
Ms Desiree Macmillan
Year 3

De Beers English Olympiad 2018

A few months ago, a few of our students participated in the very prestigious De Beers English Olympiad This examination requires a great deal of preparation and therefore, we as a school, are very pleased with their results and they should be extremely proud of themselves.
  • Kayla Cook 
  • Michael Shoots 
  • Qamar du Plessis 
  • Maurice Theart
  • Kyla Barford 
  • Lauren Europa
  • Kereisha Kumuran
  • Kayleigh Schuitema
  • Luca Codevilla 
  • Sreeja Chintala 
  • Nuan Theart
We would really like to encourage as many students as possible to participate in this Olympiad, as it will greatly benefit them.  The entries will open in the next few months and all students who will be in Year 10 to Year 12 (from 2019) will be eligible to participate.

For more information about the De Beers English Olympiad, please refer to the following website:

Mrs Chelsea Munro
English Department

Soccer Results 

 BIS vs Seamount
U12 soccer won 3-1

U13 soccer lost 3-1
This week our U9 soccer team played against Woodbridge at the Parklands Sport Complex. The team gave it all they had and beat Woodbridge with a score of 2-1. Goals were scored by Dumisani Ngono and Declan Macpherson.

Declan was awarded Player of the match for his dedication to the team.

Well done, we are proud of you, boys!
Miss Yvette Fourie
Sports Coordinator
The U10 soccer team played a match against Seamount Primary School. This was a home game for us and despite the cold weather our boys still played an excellent match winning 2-0. Goals were scored by Ian Scrooby and Liam Dougal.

Well done to the whole team for displaying wonderful sportsmanship. 
Miss Yvette Fourie
Sports Coordinator

SEK & IES Sister Schools News


Music filled the school last Friday, when children from Reception to Class 6 – many performing two or three different skills, represented their house in our annual music festival.  The Infant children began the festival in the morning, setting a high standard for the older children to follow. The eagerly anticipated "House Shout" followed, which included every single member of the school community including the teachers.  Throughout the day there were some wonderful performances from many children, making the job for our adjudicator, Mrs Laura Gardiner, incredibly difficult.
Mrs Gardiner was entertained by many of the performances and was very impressed with the confidence and dedication of our students. 
A huge well done to everyone who took part, and a thank you to all the teachers and parents for their support – such wonderful levels of performance don’t happen without practice.  Thank you also to Mrs Jarvis who accompanied many children throughout the day.
Miss Linehan
Grantham Prep Internationa School


Last weekend, our students from first to fourth grade had their first experience in a mini-athletic event. This competition was developed at Colegio Mayor located in Peñalolén. The main purpose of this encounter was to prepare our athletes for the mini-athletic championship that will take place in October.

As the Physical Education and Sports Department, we are very pleased to participate in these activities in which our students can develop their sports and socials skill, as well as enjoy themselves.
Teacher Javier Alonso Medina Ramírez
Colegio Internacioal SEK Austral
Please register and pay for your child's extra-curricular activities on the Quicket website.

Please remember to visit our Facebook page for more photographs of our outstanding students.
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