The end of the inaugural year of Palma College was celebrated in some style by students, staff and parents at a formal dinner at the end of June. There was much to be celebrated as the efforts of all members of the community was recognised. The students have, on the whole, given off their best in this first year. There has been some very steep learning curves and the word ‘deadline’ is now taken a great deal more seriously than it was at the start of the year! The staff have been tremendous in their efforts and we were sad to say goodbye to Jo Doddington who has returned to the UK for personal reasons. The parents, who are vital to the success of Palma College, were effusive in their good wishes and we would like to thank each and every one of them.
Summer holidays now stretch in front of us; holiday homework aside! The results of the first sittings of examinations are expected to be released to the students on 14th August and we are looking forward to this as it will be the measure of how well they have done in this first year.
Work continues in the office with new student registrations and planning for next year. All appears quiet without the comings and goings of the students but we are still working with those who are applying to universities in the UK and Spain so we are not totally alone. With a larger community next year there will be changes to some of the teaching space, the hall will become the ‘Common Room’ for all students and there will be a new staff room to accommodate the extra staff who are coming on board to add to the list of A Levels we offer.
We are excited to have students coming from farther afield next year; those who have chosen to study at Palma College rather than in their home countries are being welcomed. We can arrange home stay accommodation for these students and we know that they will add a tremendous amount of variety to our already international community.
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