Pi Number Day
On Tuesday, March 14, the mathematics department, together with the senior students, celebrated the day of number Pi.
The idea was to disseminate the contributions of mathematics in our environment.
The students from 7th to 2nd grade made a research on this number in geometry, finding curiosities about the number Pi, which were reflected in posters and infographics. Also, the CETTS distributed stickers alluding to the number Pi to the Southland community.
The third and fourth grade classes formed the symbol on the court as shown in the pictures.
The Southland School joins the International Day Against Cyberbullying.
In our school, on March 13th we welcomed our students with joy and music. We took pictures in our selfie frame to introduce the students to the theme of the week, about what we can do as a community to prevent and avoid cyberbullying.
Activities were held during Orientation class, with the objective of alerting the community about cyberbullying, promoting prevention, promoting the development of digital citizenship and above all, uniting our entire community around the importance of making this issue conscious in each one of us.
As a school, we work together to ensure that our community is a safe and welcoming place for all students with the goal that we all leave a positive footprint in the digital world.
The Southland School Student Center
On Friday, March 10, the first CETSS 2023 Assembly was held, in which the "E for Experience" list presented its work plan and deadlines in which we must decide as a community who will represent this important work this new school year.
This Thursday, March 23rd, the CETSS 2023 plebiscite will take place, in which all students from 5th grade to 4th grade will vote on whether or not they wish to be represented by the "E for Experience" list nominated at the end of last year. This civic exercise brings our students closer to an important right and duty that we have as citizens, to be responsible for choosing those who lead and represent us.
To this end, the students who make up the only candidate list for the Student Center 2023, have already begun working on a campaign that seeks to motivate the participation of all their classmates in this plebiscite, carrying as a banner three important projects, which aim to promote artistic talents, care for the environment and the importance of clear and timely information.
We are certain that this activity, which enriches us all, will be carried out with responsibility and enthusiasm by our educational community, especially by our students.
Last First Day of IV Medio
On March 3rd, we celebrated the last first day of school of our IV Medio students. This was a very special day for the students of Generation 2023, as it marks the beginning of their final school year and heralds the end of their time at the school.
Upon entering through the Senior entrance, each student had the opportunity to take an individual photo to remember this day and then with the complete grade and their Head Teacher, Miss Paula Echeverría.
Afterwards, they carried out an activity with the students of 1st grade, with whom they shared a moment of unity and companionship reflecting the beginning and end of school life.
Finally, they went to their classrooms to enjoy a delicious breakfast accompanied by their Head Teacher, where they were able to talk with her about their concerns, challenges and goals for this year.
We hope that our Generation 2023 achieves all their goals.
On Wednesday, August 24, our students from I to IV medio had the opportunity to participate in the University Fair, which was attended by pre-universitary institutions, technical training centers and universities attached to the admission system.
After the fair, our students could to participate in one of the three available talks given by: Cepech, Universidad Diego Portales and Universidad del Desarrollo, which addressed the topics: NEM, vocational choice and stress management.
We are satisfied with the experience since each of our students were able to take advantage of the opportunity to obtain detailed information about possible options for their education after school, which allows them to plan their life project in a more informed way.
On Thursday, May 5, the group of students of the Theater Elective I and II, together with their teacher Miriam Faivovich, visited the Catholic University Theater, founded in 1943, located at 26 Jorge Washington Street, in front of Plaza Ñuñoa. It was an interesting backstage tour, they learned about how the staging of a play is developed behind the stage, about the history of Chilean theater and the magic of scenography, appreciating the theatrical work from the costumes to the staging. According to the students themselves, it was a surprising and enriching experience.
Humanistic PBL News
During the months of March and April, ABP Humanist students have been working on the theme "Humor as community therapy", answering the essential question How does theater, humor and play allow us to build a healthy community?
The goal of the project is for the students to solve a problem in the Southland community through dynamics that incorporate play and humor.
The students were divided into three groups and their projects were as follows:
Group 1: "Game to fight bullying", formed by students Laura Barros and Santiago Larrazábal from III Medio, Diego Martínez, Montserrat Melhuish and Giovanni Di Luca from IV Medio. The objective of their activity was to get the students of a class to get to know each other, through the recognition of similarities with other classmates, thus facilitating the creation of a bond among the participants. This activity is aimed at students from 2nd to 6th grade. The group presented its project on April 20 in 4th grade A, with excellent participation and welcome from all students.
Group 2: "Music as community therapy", formed by Fernanda Palma, Ignacio Arraño and Daniela Ergas from III Medio, Renata Dalbora, José Manuel Lepeley and Josefina Trejo from IV Medio. The objective of the work was to implement musical games at recess to help school coexistence, including among them, 'Si se la sabe cante', 'Tocata musical' and 'Percussion'. They were presented during recess on Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21, with excellent attendance and enthusiasm from students from 2nd grade to 4th grade.
Group 3: "A unified community through play". Group formed by Maximiliano Küpfer, Abril Mussari and Elisa Ortolan from III Medio, Renata Acuña and Santiago Ramírez from IV Medio. This project sought to raise awareness and create a comfortable, healthy and united environment for all members of our Southland community, in order to be part of a unified, educated and egalitarian society for all. It was based on the essential question How could we, as a generation, break the pre-existing stereotypes of segregation in society? The presentation was made by means of a giant twister, accompanied by a game of pairs between different courses to motivate knowledge among all students. This activity took place on Wednesday, April 27, with the participation of students from 7th to 4th grade, highlighting the positive attitude of the participants.
Junior & Senior Book Week
During the week of April 18-22, we celebrated Book Week with many activities such as contests, book exchanges and and characterized book characters ending the week with a Costume Parade.
All classes decorated their doors as if they were real books, achieving a production that reflected teamwork, collective enthusiasm and a lot of creativity in the use of recycled material. Each class, together with their teachers, chose a book title or literary theme to decorate.
The winners for Decorated Doors Contest were:
- 2nd B with their theme from the book “The Lion and the Mice”
- First place: I and with "Harry Potter" and III Medio with "Alice in Wonderland".
- Second place: II Medio with "The Little Prince" and IV Medio with "Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory".
Besides, Junior students had a very entertaining activity: the "Book Exchange", where each student brought a book to exchange for others. This activity was a great success as it brought together almost all the students from 2nd to 6th grade where they enthusiastically enjoyed choosing books on their favorite topics.
Senior students participated in the "Book face contest", in which many chose book covers to replicate with themselves included in the illustration. The winners of this challenge were: Renato Yañez from 7th grade, Alfonso García from 8th grade, Sofía Raggio from Iº Medio, Florencia de la Barra from IIº Medio and Constanza Alarcón from IIIº Medio.
Also, during the book week, students from III and IV medio English elective class, participated creating entertaining animated stories to be shared with Infant students, who enjoyed them very much, apart from being an excellent instance to practice English in a playful and entertaining way.