December Newsletter

Written by Michaela Bowyer. Posted in Newsletters

We all can’t believe how quickly this term has flashed by, it must be because we were having fun as well as working hard.

Although we have only had 11 school days this month, we have made the most of all of them! December started with one of our students sitting his IELTS test. IELTS is the world´s most widely recognised language test and although it is an external exam, Palma College offers full support and preparation to our students who are required to take the test to enter UK Universities.

We have all been getting very excited about the University offers that are coming in daily. For more information and to see the broad range of degree offers and Universities that our students are receiving see the post on University offers in our News section on our website

Business

In October four of our A2 Business Studies students won Golden tickets to visit the Globe Business College Munich to attend a practical workshop.

Here is what one of them had to say:

On the weekend, Friday 7th December  until Sunday 9th December I attended the Golden Globe Workshop  which was run by the Globe Business College in Munich, Germany.
I did not know what to expect, after the first night I already loved it. The atmosphere of the College, the Teachers as well as the Students were all adding to this family- like feel. We were given a job to market a product and give a presentation in our set team. This might sound easy and vague but there were many challenges, that by working together and the right communication had to be solved and were solved. I learnt about budgeting and about time-management skills. I was also taught how to present professionally in front of an audience. At first I had difficulties standing in front of people, talking or presenting a project but with the help of vocal training I got more confidence and courage.  In conclusion the weekend was amazing. There was so much variety of international students and everyone was kind and open minded.

Drama

Our AS Drama students performed their version of Henrik Ibsen’s The Dolls House. They were lucky enough to have the support from professional actress and Theatre Director Vicka Duran during rehearsal for feedback.

All the Drama students went to the Auditorium to see A Christmas Carol performed by  Isla Theatre. It was especially popular this year as two Palma College students were performing. Duncan Hodkinson Legoux a Palma College alumni, who after finishing his degree at East 15 Acting School  set up his own theatre company, came into class and talked about his acting career and gave his advice on following impulses whilst on stage.

Spanish

Our Fast Track Modern Foreign Language students sat the oral component of their exam, and they will be studying hard for the exams that start as soon as we come back in the New Year.

IGCSE Spanish students have been having fun  improving  their vocabulary and almost beating their Spanish teacher at Spanish scrabble.

Taster Day

On 17th December we held a very popular Taster Day. We opened our doors and welcome prospective parents and students with tea and coffee. Our guests had an informal chat to our staff  and a tour of both our premises. The prospective students were also able to drop in to the different subject classes to get a feel for our teaching style. Thanks to all our Student Ambassadors, as always you did a great job representing the College, we are very proud of you. We are already looking forward to the next one early next year.

Palma College Community

The Palma College community’s generosity has once again been very apparent this month, we have  supported Radio One Mallorca’s Christmas Campaign. Staff, students and their families were asked  to bring in non-perishable food items for the Age Concern Hampers and toys for the children from Son Espases and the Nazaret charity.

    

On our last day of term we all enjoyed our community Christmas lunch. We all brought in something typical for this time of year to share. Once again our table were laden and we all tried something new. We had a special awards ceremony, with  our own Christmas fairy who gave prizes to students with the best attendance, least late and the most helpful.

      

We wish you and your loved ones a peaceful, joyous holiday and look forward to seeing you on 8th January.

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Mrs A Lawrence, Head
al@palmacollege.com

Mrs J Witkamp, Business Manager
jw@palmacollege.com