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Welcome meeting for new parents at King's College, Alicante

 On Friday afternoon, we hosted a welcome meeting for the parents of this year's new pupils. Parents and staff appreciated the opportunity of meeting each other and having a chat over cup of coffee in the library. Parents were able to ask any questions they may have, to meet other new parents and to become more familiar with the school and the surroudings. All of our new pupils have been very welcome additions to King's and appear to be settling in well and enjoying the beginning of their school life at the college. We wish them every success and look forward to participating in their learning journey over the coming years.




Gota Fria Clean Up

As you know, Alicante and the surrounding areas were hit by some of the worst flooding in the history of the region.  Alicante council closed all schools on Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th September due to the risk to life from the wind and rain.  Our thoughts are with those families who lost loved ones or whose property was severely damaged.
 
During a school visit on Friday 13th to view the damage Mrs. Lally and Mr. Wicks were horrified to see how badly the school had been affected.  There was over 5cm water, silt and sand covering most of the school with many classrooms badly hit.   All weekend and on Monday 16th September a great team effort ensued with many staff giving up their Saturday and Sunday to help get the school ready and safe for pupils once again.  The commitment of our staff was exemplary and we are very grateful for their time, energy and enthusiasm.  We are also very grateful to those parents who made contact with us during that difficult time with messages of support and offers of help.  It is at times like this that you realise how important it is to have a caring community who looks out for each other and the important lessons we teach our children about compassion and kindness.  
 
Thank you to everybody for their help in getting our school open and safe!




Environmentally Aware

Our pupils have always been passionate about the environment and never more so than at the start of this new academic year.  They have petitioned our catering company, Nexalia, hard to rid the school of single-use plastics and we are delighted to report that as a result of their tenacity and persistence we now have eco-friendly water dispensers in every corridor of the school.  Children are encouraged to bring in their own bottles from home which they can fill from the dispensers as and when they need.  
 
These water dispensers, coupled with the solar panels that we installed last year and the Secondary Enrichment activity that goes to local beaches each week to clean them all helps raise pupils' and the community's awarenes of small things we can do to help our planet. 
 
The school now has an active Eco Committee on the Primary Council and Mr. Hollingsworth is setting up a similar committee with interested Secondary School pupils.  




Music Technology

Year 8 are learning to compose melodies using the Dorian Mode of Logic Pro X.  We have invested a great deal of money in Music Technology with the purchase of Apple iMAC computers and professional music software.  Creativity and the Performing Arts are held in high regard at King's College, Alicante.  
 
 'Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.' (Plato). 




Welcome to Juan, our new School Counsellor

We have a new school counsellor at King's College Alicante. Juan Yagüe joins us this academic year as an additional support to our entire community and as part of KIng's Group's commitment to improving the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils, parents, and staff.  Juan will be holding drop in sessions each day for pupils to attend as they wish.  We are also able to refer pupils on who may benefit from his help and he is available to meet with parents and carers should you wish to make an appointment to see him. 
 
Please feel free to email Juan directly using his email address: sinews.kca@kings.education