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Number 1, Year 18, July 2012
INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
IN THE 21ST CENTURY
EL ENTENDIMIENTO INTERCULTURAL
EN EL SIGLO 21
In 1986 Newton College became the first school in Peru to deliver the
Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate and thereby
committed itself to the IB’s aim “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable
and caring young people who help to create a better and more
peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
En 1986, Newton College se convirtió en el primer colegio en el Perú
en adoptar el Programa del Diploma del Bachillerato Internacional
y por ende, se comprometió al objetivo del BI de: “formar jóvenes
solidarios, informados y ávidos de conocimiento, capaces de
contribuir a crear un mundo mejor y más pacífico, en el marco del
entendimiento mutuo y el respeto intercultural.”
Intercultural understanding is based on an appreciation of the
uniqueness of one’s own culture and a respect for the uniqueness of the
cultures of other people. To this end, the IB programmes “encourage
students across the world to become active, compassionate and
lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their
differences, can also be right.”
El entendimiento intercultural está basado en la valoración de
la individualidad de nuestra propia cultura y el respeto por la
individualidad de las culturas de otros pueblos. Con este fin, los
programas del Bachillerato Internacional “alientan a estudiantes del
mundo entero a adoptar una actitud activa de aprendizaje durante
toda su vida, a ser compasivos y a entender
Newton pupils are fortunate in that they
que otras personas, con sus diferencias,
study three of the most widely spoken
también pueden estar en lo cierto.”
languages in the world: English, Spanish
Los alumnos de Newton son afortunados
and French. Through the study of language
ya que ellos aprenden tres de las lenguas
and literature they visit societies of different
más habladas en el mundo: inglés, español
historical epochs, located in all parts of
y francés. A través del estudio de estas
the world, and characterized by diverse
lenguas y su literatura, se acercan a distintas
customs, traditions and beliefs.
épocas históricas, localizadas en todas partes
del mundo y caracterizadas por diferentes
Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee has
costumbres, tradiciones y creencias.
reminded us that the British Commonwealth
El Jubileo de Diamante de la Reina Isabel
has had to overcome many challenges
II nos ha recordado que la Mancomunidad
to foster intercultural understanding in
Británica ha tenido que superar muchos retos
its member states over the last 60 years.
para fomentar el entendimiento intercultural
Similarly, in July Peru celebrates its unique
entre los estados miembros durante los
cultural diversity which has been enriched
últimos 60 años. Del mismo modo, en julio,
by the fusion with European, Asian and
el Perú celebra su amplia diversidad cultural
The official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee emblem
African cultures.
la cual ha sido enriquecida por la fusión con
designed by 10 year-old Katherine Dewar.
las culturas de Europa, Asia y África.
Intercultural
understanding
promotes
El entnedimiento intercultural promueve
a shared guardianship of the planet. In
la tutela compartida del planeta. En junio,
June we organized activities to sensitize our school community a
organizamos actividades que sirvieron para sensibilizar un poco más
little more to the concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Professor
a nuestra comunidad escolar en el concepto de Reducir, Reutilizar
Charles Hopkins, the UNESCO Chair for Education for Sustainable
y Reciclar. El profesor Charles Hopkins, catedrático encargado por
Development (ESD), explained to us that ESD could be defined very
UNESCO de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible (EDS), nos
simply as: “Wellbeing - For all – Forever”
explicó que EDS puede definirse tan simplemente como “Bienestar Para todos - Para siempre”.
In Article 1 of its Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, UNESCO
states that: “As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity
La UNESCO, en el artículo 1 de la Declaración Universal sobre la
intercultural understanding is as necessary for humankind as
Diversidad Cultural, establece que: “Como fuente de intercambio,
biodiversity is for nature.”
innovación y creatividad, el entendimiento intercultural, es tan
necesaria para la humanidad como la biodiversidad para la naturaleza”
Newton’s curriculum focuses on intercultural understanding and
El currículo en Newton, se enfoca en el entendimiento intercultural y
our students engage in many activities that motivate them to
nuestros estudiantes están cada vez más involucrados en actividades
appreciate the beauty of diversity and the commonalities of different
que los motivan a apreciar tanto la belleza de la diversidad como las
cultures. We recognize that intercultural understanding has become
similitudes de las diferentes culturas. Nosotros reconocemos que el
one of the most important values of 21st century life and the key
entendimiento intercultural se ha convertido en uno de los valores más
to a more peaceful and sustainable world. We are convinced that
importantes en la vida del siglo 21 y en la clave para un mundo más
active, responsible citizenship is greatly influenced by intercultural
pacífico y sostenible. Estamos convencido que una ciudadanía activa
understanding and to this end, our aim is to consolidate such
y responsable está grandemente influenciada por el entendimiento
understanding in our school and in our society.
intercultural y por ende, nuestra meta es consolidar tal entendimiento
en el colegio y en la sociedad.
Andrew Cino, Headmaster
Andrew Cino, Headmaster
INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON THE PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME
Our PYP Coordinator, Pamela Curtin, in association with UNESCO,
the International Baccalaureate and the Latin American Heads
Conference, designed and organized an international forum on
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Primary Years
Programme (PYP). This was held at Newton College’s Amazon
study centre and in the Urubamba valley. Educators from Peru,
Mexico, Brazil, Panama and Holland, under the guidance of
Professor Charles Hopkins, the UNESCO and United Nations
University Chair for ESD, identified current commonalities
between the PYP and the tenets of ESD, and explored issues
and opportunities for curriculum development. Educators were
involved in a powerful learning experience in areas deeply
affected by climate change and socio-economic dilemmas and
were motivated to reflect on new insights before the UN Decade
of ESD draws to a close in 2014.
UNESCO CHAIR FOR ESD VISITS NEWTON
Professor Charles Hopkins, the UNESCO Chair for Education
for Sustainable Development, gave two conferences at Newton
College, one to students and the other to staff and parents. He
explained some of the major challenges that lie ahead, such as
the need to feed 40% more people by 2050 with less available
water, agricultural land and ocean food resources.
At the same time there will be the need to raise global energy
supplies whilst replacing carbon fuels. He favoured a simple
definition for sustainable development such as “Well-being, for
all, forever” so that public understanding and awareness could
be raised more universally.
Finally, he stressed the importance of embedding ESD in
educational institutions and of reorienting teacher training
programmes so that the next generation of educators would be
better prepared to teach students about the values, knowledge
and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
RIO +20 GLOBAL COMPETITION
In the Rio+20 Global Competition students had to write a letter
or essay for political leaders, explaining how we should make our
planet more sustainable. The winning entry was presented to the
UN Secretary General and the winner was invited to attend the
Rio+20 Earth Summit.
849 essays from 576 schools around the world were submitted.
Three of our students were shortlisted as finalists: Bruce Guin,
Fernando Ikeda and Chan-Yi Wu.
Four other students were given an honorable mention: Dawoon
Kim, Maria Lucia Sanchez, Franco Grosso and Stefano Amprimo.
Congratulations to all of them for using their voice to help shape
major political development.
INTERNATIONAL ESD EVENTS
ENVIRONMENT MONTH
From June 5th to July 5th we celebrated Environment Month to sensitize our school community a little more to the
concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We organized four campaigns and achieved our goal in three of them.
GREEN TRAVEL DAY
On Friday June 8th we focused on the benefits of green travel. We
encouraged our school community to come to school on foot, by
bicycle or in car-pool. We highlighted the following advantages:
• We use less petrol and therefore, contaminate less.
• We save time, money and energy.
• We decongest our parking lots and reduce stress levels.
We did not achieve our goal of reducing the number of vehicles
entering our school by 50%, from 730 to 365, but it was a very
good attempt (397 vehicles). We calculate that we reduced carbon
emissions by 1.4 tons.
NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
From June 13th to 15th we focused on the benefits of recycling paper:
• We save trees, which improves the quality of the air that we breathe
and mitigates global warming.
• We allow more time for reforestation.
• We save energy, water and money by producing less new paper.
We surpassed our goal of 5,000 kilos and collected 6,505 kilos of
used newspaper. We calculate that we saved 110 trees!
PLASTIC BOTTLE COLLECTION
From June 20th to June 22nd we focused on the benefits of
recycling plastic. In an Upper School assembly our IB geography
students reminded us of the damaging effects of plastic on our
environment and to our health. Currently there is six times more
plastic floating in parts of the Pacific Ocean than plankton. Fish
feed on particles of plastic and these eventually enter our food
chain. One solution to the problem is to stop the plastic from
reaching the oceans and hence the importance of recycling.
Our goal was to cover half of our rugby field with plastic bottles so
that our students could imagine what the Pacific Trash Vortex must
look like. We achieved our goal and over 40,000 plastic bottles
were prevented from reaching the oceans.
SHOE COLLECTION
On July 5th we asked our school community to help the people in
the highlands who are suffering from extreme cold. We were aware
that other organizations were collecting clothing for them and so we
focused on shoes. Our goal was to collect 2000 pairs of shoes and
our school community brought in 2355.
All these actions showed how we can make a significant difference
when we unite efforts. Every little action can also save a life and we
hope that our campaigns have convinced more families that Reduce,
Reuse and Recycle must become a form of life that is expressed
through our daily habits. We would like to express our thanks to the
PTA and class delegates for helping to organize our campaigns.
ENVIRONMENT MONTH
OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE ASSEMBLY
To mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee we held a special
assembly on June 1st in which our students highlighted the
importance of this historic event. On this occasion we accompanied
the Lower School choir in a very emotive rendition of verses one and
three of the British national anthem, God Save the Queen, which is
of author unknown and was first sung publicly in 1745.
The Lower School students then performed a witty sketch, giving
a brief history of the 4 royal families represented by our school
Houses. They retold how King Richard II was deposed by his cousin,
Henry V, and became the first king from the House of Lancaster.
They described the wavering fortunes in the Wars of the Roses from
1455 to 1485 between the white House of York and the red House
of Lancaster. The wars ended and the two Houses were reunited
by Henry Tudor (Henry VII). The Tudors reigned till 1603 and made
England a Protestant country. The House of Windsor came into being
in 1917 and Queen Elizabeth II is the fourth monarch belonging to
this house.
CELEBRATIONS IN THE UK
This was only the second time in British history that a monarch
celebrated a diamond jubilee (the first being Queen Victoria)
and the official celebrations took place from June 2nd to 5th.
The highlights of the celebrations were:
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant (June 3rd): This event
took place on the River Thames and consisted of up to 1,000
boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and
around the world.
The Jubilee Lunch (June 3rd): Families, friends and neighbours
all over the UK had street party lunches.
Street parties all over the UK commemorate the Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee (June 4, 2012)
The Jubilee Concert (June 4th): A concert that brought
together leading talent from the world of music, (Dame Shirley
Bassey, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, etc.) was staged in
the stunning surroundings of the Queen Victoria Memorial in
front of Buckingham Palace.
After this, Form IV History students explained the important role the
Queen has played over the last 60 years, not just in Great Britain, but
the world over. The pre-kindergarten pupils waved flags to represent
the 54 countries in the British Commonwealth, in 16 of which the
Queen is Head of State.
At the end of the assembly, we left the last word to the star of the
show, the Queen herself. We watched her speaking to the British
Houses of Parliament on March 20th of this year. She said that “We
are reminded here of our past, of the continuity of our national story
and the virtues of resilience, ingenuity and tolerance which created
it. I have been privileged to witness some of that history and, with
the support of my family, rededicate myself to the service of our
great country and its people now and in the years to come.”
Long may she live!
The Fly-Past and Feu de Joie (June 5th): As the Queen and
her family made a final appearance on the Royal Balcony, RAF
jets made a fly-past over Buckingham Palace and Royal Guards
saluted the Queen with a feu de joie, a celebratory cascade of
rifle fire.
Of the celebrations the Queen said: “The events that I have
attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling
experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands
of families, neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a
happy atmosphere. …….. I hope that memories of all this year’s
happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come.”
DIAMOND JUBILEE ASSEMBLY
CELEBRACIÓN POR FIESTAS PATRIAS
La celebración de las Fiestas Patrias es siempre un acontecimiento
principal en nuestro calendario.
En esta oportunidad, el departamento de música, como siempre,
se lució presentando piezas del folklore peruano y por supuesto, la
banda acompañando a la escolta en su entrada marcial al teatro.
También la orquesta y el coro de Lower School nos deleitaron
tocando valses y marineras.
El discurso de honor estuvo a cargo de Camila Granda (Form V)
que trató sobre los valores del Perú y especialmente sobre el valor
de la libertad. He aquí un extracto:
Hoy, me dirijo a ustedes para compartir la celebración de las fiestas
patrias del Perú, que cumple 191 años de su independencia.
Ahora, un país libre, con un gran patrimonio cultural, un futuro
económico estable y que es reconocido mundialmente.
“No solo debemos sentirnos orgullosos de ser peruanos, sino
también de nuestros ancestros que lucharon para hacernos el
mejor regalo que todo ser humano puede tener, la oportunidad
y la posibilidad de vivir y crecer en libertad. Somos Perú poderoso
y feliz por la unión de todos los peruanos, los que nacimos aquí y
nuestros amigos de otros países a los que acogemos y que viven
entre nosotros. ¡Enseñémosles el gran país que es Perú y sobre
todo el orgullo que sentimos de ser peruanos!“
En la segunda parte del programa: ¡¡¡ las danzas!!! Más de 60
alumnas del grupo de baile interpretaron la pieza Fusión, los grupos
de ballet, folklore y baile moderno se lucieron representando
a todas las regiones. También destacó la danza “Turcos de
Caylloma”, bailada por los alumnos de 2do grado. La sorpresa
del día, fue el Pasacalle y la Marinera Norteña“presentados por
Nicole Salazar y los alumnos de Form V.
Finalmente, la directora nos brindó un discurso dirigido a reforzar
el valor de la perseverancia, tan importante en la vida de los
estudiantes.
Todos disfrutamos nuevamente de una ocasión muy especial
¡celebrando al Perú!
EXPOFERIA EN MANCHAY
Cinco colegios estatales y Newton College participaron en la Expo
Feria “Experiencias Educativas: Por una Educación Intercultural
para Todos”. La feria fue organizada por la ONG CARE Perú y
tuvo lugar en el colegio Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, en Manchay.
Nuestros alumnos de I y V de media participaron en las
discusiones y en el análisis de situaciones con la finalidad de
reconocer y valorar las diferentes manifestaciones culturales que
existen en nuestro país. Así mismo, propusieron formas creativas
de enfrentar la discriminación e ilustrar sus puntos de vista, como
por ejemplo, un show de títeres. Fue muy gratificante verlos
interactuar con los grupos de las otras escuelas: escuchando,
respondiendo, haciendo preguntas, compartiendo y por
consecuencia, valorándose mutuamente. Fue una oportunidad
valiosa para apreciar y celebrar la diversidad cultural del Perú.
FIESTAS PATRIAS
THE NEWTON HOUSE SYSTEM
The House System aims to promote companionship and team spirit
across age groups and to permit the school community to participate
in activities of healthy competition of both a sporting and nonsporting nature. To commemorate the XXX Olympic Games being
staged in London, a new House logo was designed inserting the four
House shields inside the Olympic rings. Our senior students related
our school values to famous events at the Olympics.
Commitment – represented by Eric Liddell in the 1924 Paris
Olympics. Liddell, a committed Christian, refused to run on a Sunday,
so he abandoned the 100 metres race, his best event, and trained for
the 400 metres race, which he won with a world record.
Innovation – represented by Dick Fosbury at the 1968 Mexico City
Olympics. Fosbury brought to the world’s attention the “Fosbury
Flop”, the revolutionary style of high jumping in which the jumper
lands on his back.
Team Spirit – represented by the Peruvian women’s volleyball team
in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. After defeating favourites China, U.S.A.
and Japan in previous rounds, Peru lost to the U.S.S.R. in an epic final
in which Peru were behind 0-6 in the fifth set, recovered to lead 1514 before eventually losing 15-17.
Audacity – represented by Derek Redmond in the 1992 Barcelona
Olympics. Redmond suffered a serious injury during his 400-metre
race but was determined to finish. He got back up, hobbled down the
track, and with the aid of his father, crossed the finish line.
So far Lower and Upper School students have competed for their
House in: swimming, basketball, football, rugby, handball, volleyball,
athletics track and field events, tug-of-war, chess, Sudoku and English
creative writing. On the last day of the semester over 300 students,
teachers and staff took part in the school’s XXV Cross Country race.
At the beginning of the year it was decided to place all staff (i.e.
teaching, administrative, maintenance and conservation personnel)
in a House and on February 27th staff competed for their House in
swimming, Call my Bluff, tug-of-war and a quiz on the history of
the school. It was a day of fun and integration. At the end of the
term staff competed in a football competition, won by York, and in a
mixed volleyball competition, won by Lancaster.
A lot of sporting and non-sporting events will take place in the
second half of the year. The four Houses are evenly positioned and
each one of them has a realistic chance of winning the 2012 House
Championship. However, as Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder
of the modern Olympics stated: “The most important thing in the
Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in
life is not conquering but fighting well.”
XXV CROSS COUNTRY
Winners:
Category Boys: Adrián Ugarizza
Category Girls: Giulia Leone
Category Staff Men: Mr. Dougal Fergusson
Category Staff Women: Ms. Michelle Harth
HOUSES
SHADOW QUEENDOM
In order to understand how we conceived this year’s play, “Shadow
Queendom”, it is important to trace the recent history of theatre at
Newton
Since the year 2000 it has been the aim of the Theatre Arts department
to focus on a variety of theatrical genres. We have performed the
works of playwrights that range from Shakespeare to Salazar Bondy,
and musicals based on classic novels such as “El hombre de la
Mancha”, “Animal Farm” and “Oliver”. Since 2007 the IB Theatre
students have been in charge of the school productions, and each
one has responded to a different theatrical practice: Greek Tragedy
(“Las Troyanas”), Epic Theatre (“The Good Woman of Setzuan”) and
Spanish Golden Age Comedy (“La vida es sueño”). Since 2010 the
students have assumed the additional challenge of creating their
own plays to further explore different theatrical practices. Their first
play was “Down to Earth” (theatre for children), followed by “Miyuki
y los Tres Demonios” (Kabuki), and this year’s “Shadow Queendom”
(theatre of masks and puppets).
As this is the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, the IB
Theatre students decided to use the anniversary as their stimulus
for the play. This motivated them to explore topics such as power
and identity, notions that are clearly defined for a queen: she is a
symbol of power, and she was raised in a context that gave her
a fixed identity even before she was born. This led them to think
about theatrical elements that could represent these two notions.
Puppets could represent power because there is always someone
controlling a puppet – it cannot choose its own actions; and masks
could represent identity because the mask shows us who a person
really is. Oscar Wilde once said: “Give a man a mask and he will show
you his true self.”
From this vision arose the concept of “power as an illusion” since
the power of a person depends on the perspective of the viewer. It
was decided therefore, that the audience should be addressed as a
different character in each scene so that each scene of the play would
be seen from a different perspective, depending on the character
represented by the spectators. This game of perspectives led to
the exploration of the extent to which a person’s identity and
power ultimately depend on who perceives them.
Due to the demands of this play the students not only participated
as actors but also as puppeteers and backstage crew. Each
member of the team assumed different roles according to the
needs of each scene. As usual the IB Music students composed
and played the score for the play. Their original compositions
enhanced the ambience and development of each scene.
Shadow Queendom was a truly collective work that combined
the talents of almost 100 young artists to create an innovative,
engaging and vibrant piece of quality theatre which far exceeded
the expectations of a school play. The cast fully deserved the
standing ovation they received on the three nights of performance.
Thank you for entertaining us, amazing us and prompting us to
reflect on our real power and identity.
SCHOOL PLAY
VÓLEYBOL MAYORES DAMAS ADCA
Nuestro equipo de Vóley Damas, categoría mayores ganó por
tercera vez, en cuatro años, el Campeonato de A.D.C.A.
Felicitaciones a los entrenadores, Johnny Westreicher y Carlos
Maldonado y a todo el equipo, compuesto por alumnas de
distintas edades: como Alessandra Baltodano, Raissa Amuruz,
Gisella Salazar, Macarena Sarria, Mayra Mansell, Luciana García,
Roxana Carpio, Romina Calderón, Pierina Gálvez, Olenka Ljubicic,
Camila Castillo, Luciana Schreier y Laura Tibaquirá.
BÁSQUETBOL MAYORES VARONES ADCA
Nuestro equipo logró ganar el campeonato de A.D.C.A.
por cuarta vez en cinco años, demostrando mucha garra y
persistencia, como en aquel partido que iba perdiendo por
dos puntos faltando 15 segundos y que volteó, anotando
tres puntos con el último tiro del partido, una canasta desde
20 metros. En la foto aparecen: Diego Tapia, Chan Yi Wu
Chen, Franco Floris, Gabriel Isles, Amr Ulloa, Sebastián
Sarria, Alejandro Plate, Carlos García, Stefano Herrera, Carlos
Valverde (ausente), José Basile (Entrenador).
XXII COPA NEWTON
Muchas felicitaciones al equipo de la categoría 2000 que
ocupó el primer lugar, así como a los 350 futbolistas que
representaron a los 27 equipos participantes.
Rodrigo Estrella, Víctor Zamora, José Vásquez, Kabir
Mathur, José Luis Delgado, Sebastián Bustamante, Mikihiro
Miyano, Gonzalo Torres, Andrés Villanueva, Gianfranco
Zolla, Francisco Daneliuc, Carlos Melgarejo, Entrenadores:
Andrés Dominguez, Rafael Segura, Jorge Quelopana,
Daniel Marrou y Jorge Gálvez.
III FESTIVAL DE NATACIÓN
En nuestra hermosa piscina semi-olímpica temperada, el
día sábado 23 de junio se llevó a cabo el III Festival de
Natación “Newton College 2012”. 57 alumnos hicieron
gala de sus cualidades deportivas en las categorías 12-13
años y 14-15 y 16 años en los estilos mariposa, espalda,
pecho, libre, posta 4x25 libre.
Felicitamos a Pamela Chan, Alessandra Baltodano y
Masatochi Kawamura por haber obtenido el premio a los
mejores nadadores en cada categoría.
SPORTS
SANTIAGO BUSTAMANTE - GOLF
GABRIELA
GABRIELAGUTIÉRREZ
GUTIÉRREZ-- BALLET
Santiago empezó a competir a
los 4 ½ años y desde entonces
ha participado en 81 torneos
obteniendo 73 trofeos. Ha jugado
9 torneos internacionales, entre
los que se encuentran 4 mundiales,
obteniendo siempre el primer o
segundo lugar. Entre sus logros mas
destacados figuran:
• El “US Kids Golf World
Championship Qualifier” donde
campeonó en el 2008 y 2009 de un
total de 1200 participantes.
• La “X y XI Copa Enrique Santos Córdova” en Guayaquil, Ecuador
obteniendo el bicampeonato en el 2008 y 2009 también.
• El “I Torneo Nacional Infantil y Juvenil“ Copa Club Militar de
Golf en Bogotá, Colombia obteniendo también el 1er lugar en
el 2008 y 2009.
Este año Santiago tiene dos campeonatos importantes en los que
debe de pensar, el Junior World Golf Championship 2012 en San
Diego, California (USA) y el Campeonato Internacional Juvenil e
Infantil de Bogotá 2012 en Bogotá, Colombia.
Maria Gabriela baila ballet clásico
desde los 5 años y por su talento,
pasión y gracia ha obtenido grandes
reconocimientos
internacionales.
Desde 2008 hasta 2010 participó en
Danzamérica - Argentina, ganando
múltiples medallas de oro, plata y
bronce.
En 2011 clasificó para el Youth
American Grand Prix Regional México, donde participaron más de
300 bailarines. Fue elegida para el
The YAGP Finals en Nueva York en el que quedó entre las “Top
12” de su categoría (9 a 11 años) entre 100 participantes de todo
el mundo. Fue la única latinoamericana en tan selecto grupo y
fue premiada en el Lincoln Center. Gaby es muy dedicada a sus
entrenamientos y sacrifica muchas diversiones. Ha aprendido a
organizar al máximo su tiempo de estudio escolar. Ese talento
y ética de trabajo le han hecho recibir invitaciones para cursos
intensivos en academias de reconocimiento mundial como The
American Ballet Theatre (Nueva York) y The Rock School for
Dance Education (Filadelfia).
PAMELA CHAN - NADO SINCRONIZADO
MARIANA OTERO - TENIS
Empecé a practicar nado sincronizado
en el 2009. Ese mismo año entré al
pre-equipo de mi club Aquática y
asistí a mi primera competencia de
nado sincronizado: la Copa España,
en Chile, allí gané una medalla de oro
en la categoría de principiantes. En el
2011, competí nuevamente en la Copa
España categoría avanzadas y gané una
medalla de bronce. Este año hemos
ido a dos competencias: una en Coral
Springs, USA, en la que ganamos la
medalla de oro y otra en Cali, Colombia,
en la que obtuve 2 medallas de bronce.
A los 9 años comencé a competir en
torneos internos del Country Club de
Villa y también en torneos “Incentivos”
de la Federación Peruana de Tenis.
A los 13 años viajé a jugar 2 torneos
fuera del país por primera vez y además
gané mi primer campeonato nacional
en la categoría sub 14 (damas) en la
modalidad de singles y dobles. Mi más
reciente logro fue ganar un campeonato
nacional en la categoría sub 16 (damas)
y ubicarme en el puesto número 5 del
ranking nacional de esta categoría. Mi
meta a futuro es conseguir una beca
universitaria por deportes y por estudios.
¡BUENA SUERTE EN LAS OLIMPIADAS, NICOLÁS!
Nicolás Pacheco, que se graduó del colegio en 2011, representará
al Perú en las Olimpiadas de Londres en tiro al plato en la
modalidad de skeet olímpico internacional.
donde obtuvo su clasificación a las olimpiadas y en el campeonato
de Suhl, Alemania, donde quedó 5to del mundo en la categoría
junior.
Antes
de
las olimpiadas irá a
entrenar en Alemania
unos días hasta el 23 de
julio, día en que viajará
a Londres.
A los 12 años llevaron a Nicolás al polígono de tiro para probarse
y vieron que tenía las condiciones para este deporte, así que
desde ahí comenzó a entrenar.
A los 13 años, participó en su primer torneo internacional, la
Copa Continental en Santiago de Chile en el 2007, donde obtuvo
el primer puesto (medalla de oro), en la categoría junior. Desde
ahí ha participado en numerosas competencias tanto nacionales
como internacionales.
Se va a las olimpiadas
con una actitud muy
positiva, entusiasmado
y tranquilo porque ha
entrenado con mucha
dedicación. Su meta
es sacar experiencia y
dar su mejor esfuerzo
para obtener un buen
resultado para así dejar
el nombre del Perú en
alto.
Todos los deportistas sueñan con representar a su país en las
olimpiadas, y en el caso de Nicolás fue algo inesperado porque
recién le dieron el cupo a Perú en mayo, así que lo tomó por
sorpresa.
Ha estado entrenando muy fuerte en Lima durante todo el año,
también ha participado en campeonatos internacionales en
Tucson y Colorado Springs en Estados Unidos, en el campeonato
pre olímpico de Londres, en el campeonato de Lonato Italia,
¡Buena suerte, Nicolás!
SPORTS
THE DEBATES CLUB
WHY EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS?
Newton’s extra-curricular programme aims to provide students with
opportunities to develop an interest or a talent and to broaden their
personal profile. There is a wide range of activities involving physical
exercise such as sport and dance. There is also the very popular drama
club. In the last few years a number of new clubs have been formed and
we are delighted to see that many students are participating in them.
THE TRADERS’ CLUB
Our new economics teacher, Ms. Vicky McGregor has started the
Newton Traders’ Club. Students learn and practice how to make
money on the stock exchange. From Sunday 15th to Monday 17th
July they took part in a Stock Exchange Competition at the University
of Lima. According to Raul Sosa, one of our most successful investors
so far: “There are many things money can buy. But the only things
that matter are your experiences and memories, which will last
forever.”
The Debates Club has been very active. In January our student Luis
Enrique Zeela Koort was in the Peruvian team in the World Schools
Debate Championship held in Cape Town in South Africa. At the time
of writing five Newton students are taking part in the Pan American
Championship in Chile: Chan Yi Wu, Jorge Aguela, Shanel Grandez,
Annya Serkovic and Dennis Chang.
In the British Schools of Peru debates here in Lima our Form V and IV
students debated motions such as “Security is more important than
freedom” and “Parents should be held responsible for their children’s
actions”. Next semester our Form III and II students will be debating
the motions “School stifles creativity” and “Peer pressure is more
beneficial than harmful”.
THE READING CLUB
The Reading Club with the older students provides a forum for discussing
and enjoying the beauty and magic of literature. Students will recommend
a book, read extracts from it and enact scenes. With the younger pupils
the Good Library Use competition rewards those classes who most enjoy
reading. Teachers read them a story in English and afterwards the pupils
participate in a Treasure Hunt, deciphering various clues about literature.
THE HISTORY CLUB
Another new club that has started this year is the History Club. Under
the guidance of our history teacher, Mr. Riley, our students relive the
past in a very experiential manner. This semester they have learnt what
it must have been like to have been a Roman gladiator. They prepared
their armour and weapons, completed their training and then fought
for survival. Unfortunately, only one gladiator gets to survive.
ICT CLUBS
THE MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB
The Model United Nations Club appeals to those students who enjoy
investigating current affairs, reflecting on solutions to problems and
developing their oratory skills. At this year’s first MUN Conference on
“Media and Censorhsip in Syria” the Newton team won 3 awards:
Alvaro Yates - best prepared delegate, Amr Ulloa - most resourceful
delegate, Bishara Salomon - most distinguished delegate. At the
second MUN conference on the “Indo-Pakistan War in 1971” Laura
Tabiquira won the most charming delegate.
For the technologically minded our Head of ICT, Mr. Zaldivar has organised
the Digital Photography Club. This trains students how to capture those
special moments of micro and macro life at school (i.e. the environment,
people, objects) and edit the pictures using Photoshop. In the Video
Games Club students can create their own video games on a Minecraft
platform and enjoy sharing techniques and competitive experiences.
You may have seen a group of students with tripods and cameras at
different school events. This is the ictNEWS team whose mission it is to
report on the vibrant range of school activities and to keep a digital library
which can then be used in student assemblies, at parent meetings and
even at teacher conferences (they recently created the Spanish subtitles
for an English video which was shown at a teacher workshop).
FROM TALENT TO STRENGTH
At Newton we acknowledge that all children have innate talents
which, when enriched with knowledge and skill, can develop into
strengths. Some of these talents may not flourish in the contexts
of the formal curriculum. For this reason we regard extra-curricular
activities as very important and would like to see all pupils take part
in at least one activity per week.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS
PARACAS FIELDTRIP - FORM V AND VI
In April, Form V and VI students taking IB Geography with Mr.
Eames and Miss Preston went to Paracas to carry out some research
about beaches and coastal margins for the extensive coursework
we have to hand in later on this year. It was a really enjoyable
experience: we visited nearby beaches, did some investigation
such as selecting sediment sizes, measuring infiltration rates
and beach angle. We also had a small tour around sites such as
“La Catedral” and we visited the Paracas National Park museum
where we learned about diverse natural life.
HUARAZ FIELDTRIP - FORM IV
During the week of the 21st to the 24th May the Geography
students in Form III went to the mountain town of Huaraz.
We went to collect data for the fieldwork part of the course.
We made a transect of Huaraz to investigate the environmental
quality of the town and recorded this using a bi-polar survey.
We also counted the number of people to see if this varied with
distance from the Plaza de Armas. Finally, we completed a land
use survey to locate the CBD (central business district).
On the last day we trekked to the spectacular mirador overlooking
Huaraz and completed fieldsketches of the town.
The trip was a lot of fun since the we learnt more about the town
of Huaraz and each other. It also helped to improve our teamwork
skills as we had to be responsible working as groups in Huaraz.
TREK UP THE MOUNTAINS OF LA MOLINA
One Saturday in April a group of Upper School students decided
to test our stamina and perseverance by climbing some of the
mountains above La Molina. It was a tough but very enjoyable
experience. We walked from school to the foot of the mountain
and then, with our heavy rucksacks on our backs, trekked up
the mountain with cross at the top. It took us hours and the
sun poured down on us mercilessly but we kept going and
going. When we finally reached the peak, we were all extremely
pleased with ourselves. We were exhausted but the view was
simply stunning. We took lots of photos as this was obviously,
something we did not do or see every day. It was an amazing
experience and none of us can wait for the next trek to come.
3 REGIONS
As is the tradition in the school, from June 5th to 8th, the
students of 5th Grade took part in the Three Regions of Peru
Unit of Inquiry. We had just over thirty students visiting each
of the destinations, Chincha representing the Coast, Tarma,
representing the Sierra, and La Merced representing the jungle.
The trip provided rich information collected on site about the
location, agriculture, industry, services, customs of each of the
areas. In school the students put their information together to
find what things the areas have in common and what things are
different. This trip provides, as always, a very different means of
learning than the classroom, and even different teachers. Here
in the photos we can see some of our students in La Merced
practising phrases in the Ashaninka language and also learning
how to make some of the local handcraft products, guided by
teachers from the local Ashaninka community Pampa Michi.
SCHOOL TRIPS
VISITA AL SUBMARINO ABTAO
Continuando con las visitas académicas, en el mes de junio,
los alumnos de 1er grado hicieron el largo camino hasta el
Callao para tener la experiencia de bajar a los compartimentos
de un ¡submarino real!
Se hicieron muchas preguntas antes de la visita: What is a
submarine? Why was the submarine invented? What sights
do we see when we look through a submarine? Where do the
submarines stop? Etc.
¡Estamos seguros que encontraron todas las respuestas!
KINDER VISIT TO THE FIRE-STATION
This year our Kindergarden students took a trip to a firefighting station during their second unit, “People Who Help
Us.” At the station, the children were able to learn about
the tools, clothes, and transportation fire fighters use to
help them carry out their jobs. They also had a chance to
ask interesting questions and see how workers leave the
fire station quickly to save people´s lives every day. It was
wonderful for the children to experience the pride and joy
the fire fighters have in preforming their jobs.
VISITA A PLANTA DE RECUPERACIÓN DE AGUAS
El 31 de mayo, todos los alumnos de 2do grado visitaron la
Planta de Recuperación de la aguas del río Surco. Esta es una
visita corta, pero muy importante no sólo para ver el tipo de
servicios que ofrecen las municipalidades, sino sobre todo
para incrementar el sentido de responsabilidad y cuidado que
debemos tener con este recurso indispensable: AGUA.
Foto: Abril Bulos y Joaquín Morales hicieron este
esquema del proceso de tratamiento de las aguas para
su uso posterior.
LEVEL II VISIT TO OUR COLISEUM
During our first unit, “Looking After Ourselves,” one of our
main activities was visiting the Coliseum. Through exercises
such as the human wheelbarrow race and tug-of-war, the
children were able to work on their coordination and motor
skills.
These games helped students discover their physical ability
as well as their courage to try new exercises. Throughout
this visit, students learned that their bodies are capable of
amazing things and it is important to take good care of them.
SCHOOL TRIPS
MUSIC
El Departamento de Música comenzó su temporada de actividades
musicales 2012, el 19 de marzo con la visita y concierto de
confraternidad de la Orquesta de Columbus – Ohio.
Destacados alumnos de Norte América tocaron junto a los
nuestros, piezas del repertorio Suzuki. En seguida tuvimos el
tradicional concierto por el Día de las Madres, llevado a cabo por
los alumnos del 5to grado.
Finalizando el bimestre, cinco alumnas, también de 5to grado,
participaron en el Coro de los Colegios Británicos del Perú,
formado para conmemorar el 60 Aniversario de la Coronación
de la Reina Isabel II.
Durante las vacaciones de mayo, el Conjunto de Flautas Dulces,
interpretó obras barrocas en el ICPNA de Miraflores, en una de
las noches del Festival de Música Antigua organizado por la
Universidad Católica del Perú. Perla Barrios y Eduardo Jara de
Form IV, viajaron a Chile para participar en el coro de los colegios
LAHC.
Dentro del marco del aniversario de la Biblioteca de Cali, el
grupo de Violines Suzuki y el grupo de Cellos Suzuki del colegio,
integrado por 46 alumnos en total, viajaron a Cali, Colombia para
participar en un festival de cuerdas. El vihuelista italiano Massimo
Marchese y la flautista alemana Gertraud Wimmer, profesores
de este festival, nos visitaron el día 14 de mayo y ofrecieron un
hermoso concierto.
En junio y como parte de la celebración del 60 Aniversario de la
Reina Isabel II, el Coro participó en la asamblea general realizada
en el colegio. El 24 del mismo mes, se efectúo el tradicional
concierto de “Solos”, donde los alumnos mostraron sus
habilidades interpretativas tocando para sus padres y familiares.
Para cerrar el primer semestre del año, la Orquesta, Banda, Coro
y Conjunto Folklórico del colegio interpretaron, como siempre,
bellas piezas de música peruana en la ceremonia de Fiestas
Patrias.
MUSIC
MISTURAS FRANCÓFONAS
El curso de francés se enfoca no sólo en la enseñanza del idioma, sino
también en la exploración del mundo francófono. Para que nuestros
alumnos sean ciudadanos del mundo es importante que descubran
nuevos horizontes para llegar a tener una mejor comprensión entre los
pueblos.
La Francofonía reúne 75 estados y gobiernos y cuenta con 220 millones
de franco hablantes en los cinco continentes. Con nuestra celebración
central, Misturas Francófonas, permitimos a los alumnos descubrir
algunos países francófonos a través de su música y de su cocina. De
ahí el nombre de misturas. Realizamos un viaje cultural a varios lugares
francófonos desde la Isla de Nueva Caledonia, pasando por varios países
de Asia y África como Vietnam y Marruecos, cruzando Suiza y Bélgica en
Europa y llegando al continente americano donde visitamos la Guyana
Francesa y Canadá. Nuestros invitados especiales fueron la Embajada de
Francia, la Alianza Francesa y la Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola.
SEMANA DEL LIBRO - BIBLIOTECA
Durante la Semana del Libro tuvimos una gran variedad de actividades,
entre ellas La Feria del Libro, la cual reunió a veinte prestigiosas editoriales
de nuestro medio que ofrecieron a nuestros alumnos, padres de familia y
personal del colegio, hermosos libros informativos, materiales didácticos,
cuentos, novelas y juegos educativos, entre otros. Además, las editoriales
participantes hicieron donaciones de libros para nuestras bibliotecas.
Paralelo a ello, se realizaron diversas actividades de promoción de lectura
y show de títeres brindado por Raúl Narrea. Igualmente recibimos la
visita de escritores como Madeleine Marion, Gladys Segovia, Claudia Paz,
Iván Bolaños, Gonzalo Galdós y los cuentacuentos José Antonio Núñez,
Gustavo Cabrera y Johan Gamarra. Finalmente, también se convocó al
concurso de Cuento y Poesía en español e inglés para el nivel de Upper
School.
SEMANA DEL LIBRO - DEPARTAMENTO DE ESPAÑOL
Tuvimos como actividad central una asamblea ilustrativa y versátil que
integró la participación tanto de nuestros pequeños de Early Years
como los de Lower y de Upper School. Los primeros, nos deleitaron
interpretando, en un armónico y tierno coro, la canción “Como me gusta
el Español”; mientras que los segundos, rememoraron sabias frases de la
inmortal obra “El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha“.
Los alumnos de Upper homenajearon, a través de una ilustrativa
entrevista, al insigne escritor peruano César Vallejo, quien de haber
sido longevo, cumpliría este año 120 años de vida. Cuatro reporteras
de distintos diarios de la época, ataviadas a la usanza de los años 1930,
abordaron al poeta con preguntas sobre su infancia, sus influencias
literarias, su producción y los momentos más terribles de su vida, mientras
se exhibía en pantalla grande, imágenes ilustrativas de la vida del autor.
BOOK WEEK - ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
Book week started with an exciting round of Beat the Teacher when IB
and IGCSE students impressed the audience with their knowledge of
English and Spanish literature. Teachers accepted defeat with dignity
but were proud to see just how well students knew the books: 1984,
The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire. For the first time, this
year IYP students also participated and outshone the teachers with their
knowledge of: Kensuke’s Kingdom, Holes and Lord of the Flies.
After a week of narrative writing competitions, independent reading
projects, a Gatsby party and tutor groups competing to guess their
teachers’ favourite books, Book Week came to a close with an entertaining
assembly! William Shakespeare, Emily Bronte, William Golding and F.S.
Fitzgerald walked onto the stage and presented their talents to a very
critical jury as they competed for the title of Best Writer in English! The
winner was a very deserving Emily Bronte played by Zuyi Jhon.
DÍA DEL IDIOMA
THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
The idea of emotional intelligence has now been with us
for over a decade. Today it is recognised that most of the
skills that lead to a full life are indeed not intellectual but
emotional. Learning to regulate emotions when interacting
with those around us is an important part of the upbringing
and education of our children. Given the importance of this
theme for young learners Early Years parents were offered a
talk: “Forming Emotionally Intelligent children“ carried out by
our psychologist Elizabeth Baca.
WHY PYP IS IMPORTANT
What is the PYP? This was the question which was tackled
in two workshops offered to parents who wished to know
more about this International Programme. Our aim was
not to lecture to parents for an hour and a half but to
show in practice how the programme worked. As such,
parents were encouraged to give their ideas, find out
information for themselves, collaboratively share their
findings, prepare their main conclusions and then present
them to the other parents. In this way parents were able
to see just how many skills are utilized in one short span
of a hundred minutes. As they saying goes, the best way
of learning is by doing.
USING THE SAME LANGUAGE
It is in 1st Grade that the skills of reading and writing as
well as a grasp of mathematical concepts magically take
off in a big way. Children are enthused with these new
ways of communicating and are eager to put the skills they
learn into practice at every given opportunity. But how can
we make the most of these opportunities? Our Workshop
on Reading, Writing and Mathematics for parents of 1st
Grade students was aimed at sharing the ways in which
we can motivate and help students learn these new skills
more effectively. We hope that this brief introduction to
useful techniques will allow school and parents to “use
the same language” and thus promote greater student
learning.
HELPING KINDERGARTEN PUPILS LEARN
One of the most important meetings that takes place at
the beginning of the year is the kindergarten workshop.
Parents have the chance to listen to the teachers explaining
what their children are going to learn and how they can
help at home. Also, they have a good opportunity to ask
questions about all the areas children are going to be
working on in kinder.
PARENT WORKSHOP
ARTE VERDE
Una de las metas del curso de arte es motivar la reflexión sobre
la convivencia entre el hombre y su entorno cultural y natural.
Este semestre nos hemos enfocado en el estudio del arte verde.
Los alumnos de 6to grado investigaron a diseñadores
industriales peruanos Ricardo Geldres, Karen Nichimura y los
brasileros Fernando y Humberto Campana. Realizaron un
análisis de la forma, función y material de un objeto y como
cambiar su utilidad.
Los alumnos de II de media investigaron la diferencia entre
arquitectura verde y arquitectura ecológica, analizando
arquitectura de distintas épocas. Percibieron una forma
orgánica y la construyeron, identificando proporción, estructura
y forma.
Los alumnos de III de media debatieron las tres posiciones el
conflicto sobre el Proyecto Minero Conga - a favor, en contra
y una tercera vía intermedia. Después crearon sus proyectos de
diseño CONGA.
En la Escuela de Bellas Artes se organizó la exposición “Arte
Verde” y se invitó a tres artistas ecológicos: Alejandro Jaime,
Antonoio Guzman y Carlos Risco.
También se organizó una conferencia para profesores de colegios
nacionales y alumnos de educación artística de la Escuela de Bellas
Artes, PUCP y la Universidad La Cantuta. Asistieron 178 personas
al evento convocado
por Guillermo Cortez,
Director General de
la Escuela Nacional
de Bellas Artes y
nuestro Headmaster.
Fue un gran reto para
nuestros alumnos ya
que expusieron casi
todos ellos, además
de
reconocer
el
trabajo del equipo de
arte.
Es así que el curso
de arte en nuestro
colegio se convierte
en
un
espacio
de
indagación
de
lenguajes
y
comunicación
de
contenidos.
CALENDARIO 2013
• Summer School del 2 de enero al 31 de enero
• Inicio del año escolar, 1er bimestre: 4 de marzo
• Vacaciones de mayo: del 6 de mayo al 12 de mayo
• Inicio del 2do bimestre: 13 de mayo
• Vacaciones de medio año: del 15 de julio al 4 de agosto
• Inicio del 3er bimestre :5 de agosto
• Vacaciones de octubre: del 7 de octubre al 13 de octubre
• Inicio del 4to bimestre: 14 de octubre
• Ultimo día de clases en diciembre: 13 de diciembre
• Ceremonia de graduación: 18 de diciembre
• Ceremonia de clausura: 19 de diciembre
NEWS SHEET
Julio 2012
Diseño:
Fernando Espinoza
Edición:
Andrew Cino
Corrección y revisión:
Andrew Cino / Rebeca Arellano
Hemos rediseñado y pavimentado nuestro estacionamiento
principal. Muy pronto se harán mejoras en los estacionamientos
de kindergarten y del nido.
Fotografías:
Fernando Espinoza, Elizabeth Baca, Pilar Oliva,
Coca Ortiz de Zevallos, Aldo Botteri, Oreste
Pantin, Margarita Conroy, Robert Sánchez,
Mónica Bacigalupo, Paola Padilla, Ana María
Rivera, Richard Quantrill, Waldo Zaldívar,
Yolanda Araujo, Ned Riley, Rebeca Arellano,
Fiorella Márquez, Carlos Paz.
Autores de los artículos: Andrew Cino,
Pamela Curtin, David Massiah, Richard Quantrill,
Rebeca Arellano, Yolanda Araujo, Roberto
Sánchez-Piérola, Oreste Pantín, David Mitchell,
Victoria McGregor, Ned Riley, Ana Maria
Rivera, Paola Padilla, Waldo Zaldívar, Vivian
Ash, Matt Eames, Kate Preston, Coca ortiz
de Zevallos, Geoffrey Brown, Perla Arenas,
Roberto Gonzales, Natasha Encinas, Colette
Charbonnel, Lina Bernedo, Fiorella Márquez,
Dougal Fergusson, Mónica Bacigalupo, Miguel
García, Srs. Bustamante, Sra. Gutierrez, Pamela
Chan, Mariana Otero, Srs. Pacheco.
NEWTON COLLEGE
Av. Ricardo Elías Aparicio 240,
Las Lagunas de La Molina
Phone: 479-0460
E-mail: [email protected]
www.newton.edu.pe

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