On the 29th of March, students from ESS Year 1 and Environmental Science visited Laboratório Marítimo da Guia. This is an investigation facility whose main focus is to study the impacts of climate change on marine biota.
The "CAISL Techno Wolves" team was made of ten students from the Middle School Exploratory Robotics class, who also took the "Robotics" after-school club, and took on the challenge to program and build robots to perform tasks that included speed drag, tug-of-wars and power trailer pull.
Steven Spielberg's "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" landed on CAISL on the evening of February 8th, 2019, and he had a theater full of children anxiously waiting for him to arrive – it was another movie night organized by the Parent Support Group.
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.