Monday morning assemblies have a sense of sparkle about them these days. On a cold winter morning it could be a moment to set our pupils up for the week. Inspiring models of behaviour are the watchwords here and the other week our pupil Nashm prepared a poem to read to the assembled school. It…Details
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The Discovery of Vaccinations - A play by Pre-A Level Science Class
Visit from former Vietnamese Student
Farewell Speech from our Outgoing Head Girl & Head Boy
Graduation Dinner 2017
Mirko: Dear students, teachers, staff and executives – or by one word dear friends. It is with great pleasure and immense honor that we have the opportunity to talk here in front all of you. Vasilisa and I came to Saint Michael’s two years ago thereby having made perhaps the largest step in our lives. Two years might seem a short period of time, but those two years were incredibly crucial and valuable in shaping our future. At that time, we would not have imagined that on this day we would stay here in the positions of Former Head Boy and Head Girl. This is a culmination of our journey at SMC which has been gradually built up by hard work, commitment and responsibility.
Farewell Mr Higgins
(Sir Roger Fry presenting Mr Higgins with his leaving gift during our recent leavers dinner)
At the end of this term, we say farewell to our former Principal, Mr Higgins.
Mr Higgins worked in England, Indonesia, Spain and Sweden as an English Teacher before joining King’s College Saint Michaels in the September of 1995. He must have impressed as he made the position of Principal only one year later, in 1996.
He collected countless memories and visited countries all around the world to help market the school including China, Brazil, Hong Kong, Peru, Thailand, Nigeria, Panama, Spain, Indonesia, Singapore, Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Macau, Dubai, Vietnam, India and Venezuela!
Before he knew it, Mr Higgins had dedicated 21 years as Principal of KCSM and he will be very missed by all staff and students who had the pleasure of working with him. However, this isn’t a final goodbye as he has joined the school Advisory Council, where he will provide his knowledge and experience for years to come.
The Advisory Council is a consultative and advisory body for educational policy, finance, admissions, performance, conduct, recruitment, change and innovation who meet on a termly basis.
Thank you again Mr Higgins and best of luck with your future adventures!
Thank You Ms. Coombs for organizing all of this and thanks to all the girls that were there (Nevena, Stefani and Kristen).
Head of Sports and Social Activities Miss Coombes put it like this: “I wanted to have activities available to people who were not sports people.” A moment of inspirational “go crazy” spawned the idea of a craft session.
Ludlow Food Festival
A few weeks ago, our students (and who of them aren’t) attended the Annual Food Festival held in nearby Ludlow. The fine weather and thought of succulent dishes brought out many local people and tourists to view, and indeed taste the dishes on offer. Amid the stalls there were singers and a band and a cookery course was being taught in another area. What dishes caught the attention of our students then?
My Host Family Experience
- by Bedo
After the Easter break and on our return to School in April and what was to be my last term at Saint Michael’s I decided to change from being a residential student living on the school campus to living with an English host family in Tenbury Wells. This would be a great opportunity to experience the English culture from its very heart, living and truly understanding the English family way of life.
- by Painting
There is always a cookery club held on Tuesday and Wednesday during prep. The chef normally plans what we should be cooking but sometimes students just want to cook/bake other things by themselves, for instance a few students will bake a chocolate cake instead of baking cupcakes. The atmosphere in the cookery club is fun, we do enjoy cooking with our friends.
Science Health Expedition to Cardiff
- by Our Man with the Blood Sample: Dani (right)
It was a cold-ish day at school but that didn’t stop the Saint Michael’s bus venturing into the open with the destination of Cardiff University of Medicine. The reason – the Science Health exposition and talks.
To conclude, it was an amazing day and I advise anyone that is looking towards applying for any sort of medical course to go!
- by Anas (pictured above)
Photography Club is a place where students depict their perspective of the world. A place where photographers from all around the globe meet up and show us the beauty of pictures and how the most simple of matter can be pictured as a masterpiece.
Planning the Graduation Dinner
Photo: 2016 Graduation Dinner
New Prefect Team
Filip (Head Boy), Jessica (Head Girl)
This term, Saint Michaels have welcomed a new prefect team, passing the baton from a previously hard working and enthusiastic group who have also given their advice and tips for completing the roles to a quality standard – they’ll be a hard act to follow!
Jessica - Head Girl
Anas – Deputy Head Boy
Danny - Deputy Head Boy
Painting - Deputy Head Girl
Bobby – Charity Prefect
Marco – Marketing Prefect
Egor – Sports & Social Prefect
Khoi – Welcoming Prefect
Leaf - Welcoming Prefect
Nelson – Environment prefect
Emir – Clubs prefect
Steven Chen's Visit
Steven now works in the International Business Department of the Hong Kong Metro system. He made the trip over to see his former teachers and have dinner with the host family with whom he lived with when he was a student here. “It was great to see them again” said Steven. “This trip was launched to bring back memories.”
We have been fortunate to welcome a group of Peruvians students to King’s College Saint Michaels this term. They were a great addition to the school joining in lessons whilst improving their English. An impressive programme of weekend visits took them far and wide including a trip to Oxford, watching a Manchester United match at…Details
If you went up to the Common Room on Saturday you would have been confronted by a room festooned with balloons, rose petals, hearts, decorations and other accessories for the annual Valentine’s Day Disco. There was a lot of dancing, with good music played by ace DJs Martin and Nashm. Mostly upbeat, thumping rhythms were…Details
What a day to go to Cardiff! A little peaceful shopping perhaps? A jaunt around the celebrated castle ruins and reflection upon medieval times? Not on this day, anyway. Yes, we could go shopping, yes we could go around the castle, but our attention was drawn principally by the feel of carnival around us. Drummers…Details
We arrived late afternoon and noticed how different it was from the UK before even getting off the plane. It had been a while since we’d last seen the sun still shining after 5 p.m. The ride over to the hotel had us gawking at the marvelous city. Seeing Madrid made me realize that love…Details
We are delighted to announce that King’s Group has won the British International School Award for IT Initiative of the Year. We are so proud of our ICT & E-Learning teams and the work that they do.
Read the full press release here
View all the photos from the awards evening here
by Frista & Alina This term we are practicing contemporary dance. This is a style of expressive dance combining elements of several dance genres, including Modern Jazz, Lyrical, and Classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. There are around 15 of us taking part and we…Details
Liverpool When we arrived in Liverpool, we did a little shopping before finding a great restaurant for some lunch. Horrible football – I’m joking of course – to those Liverpool fans. We noticed the streets were made from a weird material, they were very different to Peruvian roads. We also saw some extremely good architecture and…Details
This was our first stop on our trip to the north of England. After a three hour journey we disembarked from the coach, picked up our tickets and lanyards to hang around our neck as evidence that we were bona fide visitors. We waited a while in the café before making our way through the…Details
One final tradition took place of the last lunchtime of the year. Christmas fare was served to one and all by Mr. Higgins, in full Father Christmas attire, and Mrs Hall giving support to our new chef Mr Astley (elf for the day). Students were treated to a medley of festive songs, even making their…Details