2022/2023 Yearbook: Coming soon!
Our annual IPS Yearbook has got the stamp of approval and is being printed as we speak. This is a great opportunity to look back at the highlights of the year and is a wonderful memento to turn back to in the years to come.
Stop by the office from Friday, 26th June to buy your copy!
In June, a selection of IPS students headed down to the Algarve to participate in some friendly competition. Our sister school, Nobel Algarve British International School, took on the challenge of hosting the 10th Global Olympics, one of the seven global events on the Globeducate annual calendar. They welcomed 200 students and 30 teachers from 25 international and bilingual schools from across the group.
The three-day competition, for students aged 9 to 13, took place in three locations, including the school's own campus, where basketball matches were held. Track and field events and additional football matches took place at a local sports stadium, while a beach was the venue for volleyball and team games, as well as leisure activities on an inflatables course in the sheltered bay.
Students travelled from Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK to participate in this event, marking a return to in-person events after the previous year's online format due to the pandemic.
We all had a great time and the feedback from our students was fantastic. We can't wait until the games next year - bring it on!
To read more about this event, check out the story on our Globeducate website.
Christmas Cheer & Charity Projects
The month of December at IPS is always a festive time of year!
We have decked the halls, carol performances fill the atrium with the sound of music, and there is always the Christmas lunch in the canteen to look forward to.
As we did last year, IPS took part in the Care to Share shoebox project. This is a great charity initiative that aims to support those less fortunate children who might not get much this Christmas. One of our amazing parents, Michael, went to our local shopping centre and picked up over 100 empty shoeboxes that were otherwise going in the bin. These shoeboxes have now been transformed into wonderful personalised gift boxes, full of all sorts of goodies to open on Christmas day.
On Thursday, the fire brigade came to collect our gifts and we did an amazing job. We did so well, they had to come back to do another trip because there was no more space in the van! In total, the IPS community managed to put together 162 shoebox gifts.
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this project and we hope that everyone has a very, merry Christmas.