Last weekend saw the beginning of the Hay-on-Wye festival, an internationally renowned literature fesitval which attracts scores of famous authors and hollywood celebrities to the sleepy Welsh town. A number of students attended the Philosophy festival ‘How the light gets in’ nearby. As we arrived who should be walking along the path next to our…Details
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- 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.”
Talent Show 2017
- by Dani
After lots of hard work we all put into raising around £470 with the Student-Staff football match and the staff carwash, we were granted the long expected NCS Graduation dinner.
The evening started around 6pm. We all got dressed up smartly and made our way to the venue where the NCS staff were waiting to welcome and walk us in. We arrived at the venue and the atmosphere was perfect for us. We were handed our starter cocktails and made our way to our tables.
After a small introduction from the CEO of the school and the marketing managers of the NCS programme, 3 very brave students - Anas, Leonardo and Khoi - gave a small speech about their experience they had on the programme. After the certificates were handed out, it was time for the Disco! The DJ created a dance battle where Todd and Jessica ended up in a tie. Students were able to challenge the winners and we all had so much fun. I personally was walking around with a camera in my hands, visually documenting every moment of the evening.
To conclude, it was a great night and an even greater overall experience when we realised how much fun we had whilst learning a lot of new things. We all did great and look forward to more experiences like this in the future!
NCS Charity Fair
Charity Football Match: Students Vs Staff
Match preview: Comments from staff and students:
This is an event organised by the pupils on the National Citizenship Service. A lot of discussion and preparation has gone into this match to be held this Wednesday. Various members of staff have volunteered their services, in spite of being out of practice in many cases. Housemaster Mr. Glare admitted himself that he has not put boot to leather in a good while. He said however that he feels very fit and ready for the fray.
Pupils are also excited about this event. Stoyan says that he intends to support the teachers.
The match will run simultaneously with a staff car wash outside the Science Block. Those wishing to have their cars clean as a whistle will have to pay £3 for the service. This will go to charity. But “we’re only doing the exterior” added Jessica.
Match afterview: Comments from staff and students:
Through on and off drizzle that slowly soaked both pitch and players, both students and staff looked as though they really enjoyed it. The power seemed to rest with the staff, whilst speed and agility favoured the younger players. Staff and students worked well as a team and a community spirit seemed to be taking root among the spectators. It was all in good cause and funds were collected for charity. Well done to the NCS students who organised it.
The staff Car Wash also went well, with students wielding detergents and hoses and seeming to get quite wet in the process themselves. Many staff drove home in shiny clean vehicles that evening and more money was raised for charity.
King’s Group is delighted to confirm that we will be opening the eighth school in our Group in September 2017. King’s College, The British School of Latvia will be located in the Saliena development in the Babites area of Riga, Latvia’s capital city. King’s College Latvia will be the first school in the country…Details
On the 27th April pupiIs from Saint Michaels set out on a Geography excursion to explore the course of a river. It was a spot located in the Welsh Brecon Beacon mountains and was well chosen. Other school excursions had visited this spot as it showed the gradual changes of river features along its course. …Details
In April, I went on an excursion with my school to Alton Towers. I walked around the park with Abdullah, Abdulaziz and Al-Faisal. Alton Towers is a huge park where you have got lots of amazing rides. The rides in this park are very funny and nice. The most amazing ride I went on was…Details
“It only takes three letters,” I thought to myself. “Why can’t I just come up with my own?” You can’t blame thirteen-year-old me for thinking that way. After all, Newton had done it with F = ma and Einstein had done it with E = mc^2. I wasn’t planning on coming up with the theory of…Details
“On Friday the 22nd of April in honour of International Earth Day our prefect team decided to plant a tree to raise awareness of environmental issues both local and global. The idea was spontaneously generated after one of our lessons, with great support of our teacher Mr Ward. The prefect team took action immediately, getting…Details
Imagine turning on the TV to see politicians and their worshippers rallying to deny you some of the most basic human rights. From the moment I landed in England two years ago, I had been trying to detach myself from my Egyptian Islamic culture. I didn’t want to be an outcast. I didn’t want to…Details
It’s March 16th 2016. An audience awaits. It’s show time again at Saint Michael’s College – the annual “Rising Stars” talent show is swinging into action. A murmur of expectation ripples through the audience as the intro music builds. MCs Jessica and Vinny catwalk onto the stage, flares shoot high and with a “Welcome to…Details
After a week of being back at the college, A-level pupils set out for their IELTS examinations at Rugby. A coach ride at dawn preceded the test. Having hopefully revised their materials over the spring break pupils were still understandably somewhat nervous as to what the day might bring for them. Would the reading comprehension…Details
During the month of March Saint Michael’s prefect team organized a treasure hunt for the pupils. Working from a map and following clues, pupils in their House teams hunted down ‘treasures’ placed strategically all around the campus. Sunday night was deemed to be the optimum moment. It was dark and prefects were placed at certain…Details