By 2025, it is realistic to expect a mission to colonize Mars being a reality. A host of agencies are already pursuing this venture and are looking for the qualities potential pioneers would need. Our Middle School used this information to inspire our interdisciplinary unit this year.
On Monday, 22nd October, and through Tuesday 30th October, we celebrated CAISL Colors. This was a whole school initiative, designed to raise student awareness of our Hidden Curriculum. Students were invited to come to school each day wearing at least one item of clothing in the following colors, each of which represents a different behavioral expectation.
On October 25, a group of two teachers and 14 students (juniors and seniors), joined efforts with Habitat for Humanity Braga and, during three days, the group contributed to the construction of housing for a family in Pedregais.
On the 23rd and 25th of October, our juniors and seniors attending Environmental Systems and Societies and Environmental Science had the opportunity to meet António Eloy for a Q&A session about environmental movements and his work as an environmental activist and supporter of renewable energies.
On October 19th, parents of our youngest students gathered in the Art Gallery for a presentation bout how young children learn to read. They heard about the various skills involved in learning to read, and how the curriculum develops student proficiency in combining these skills for our children to become successful readers.
On Wednesday, September 26, a group of 12 students from the High School Community Service including juniors and seniors, took part in one more visit to Lar das Fisgas, CAISL´s long-term Community Service partner.
The traditional Parent Support Group (PSG) Welcome Back Picnic took place last Saturday, September 22nd, and brought together a crowd of new and returning families for an afternoon of fun games, delicious grilled burgers and hot-dogs, and a chance to mingle with old and new friends.
CAISL Elementary students gathered in the theater on Friday, September 14th, for the recognition of all the students, teachers and parents who participated in the 2018 CAISL Reading World Cup summer event.
On the afternoon of the half-day, April 18th, 11 members of our parent community graciously gave up some of their valuable time to come and talk about their careers and educational paths to over 20 CAISL high school students.
On March 19th parents got together to share a bit of their culture for the 2008 edition of "Taste of CAISL". For this delicious event, each family brought one or two traditional dishes from their home countries in small portions and the students' job was to pick a few to taste, challenging their taste buds, and learning about these countries.