Category Archives: Festivals

December 23

Christmas Festival 2013

Last Thursday we had our Christmas Festival. Our fifth graders sang The Ramones’ “Merry Christmas I don’t want to fight tonight” (Fridays Rock had to be there). We had a great time although it really flew by! Our sixth graders sang and danced Ricky Martin’s “Ay ay ay, It’s Christmas” The dancing part was hilarious […]

November 23

Jam Session

This morning, when my students had gone to eat lunch Alex, Carlos and I met to start practicing the songs we want to play in the Christmas festival. And it was really cool! Alex is one of the new language assistants. He’s from Wales and he’s a big fan of Jimi Hendrix. And believe me, […]

November 02

Halloween 2012

Yesterday we celebrated Halloween at school and it was oh-so-much fun! San Cristobal was full of black witches, dark vampires, scary skeletons and frightening ghosts. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take many pictures because my camera battery died but Alicia has posted a superb gallery. Don’t miss it! Enjoy So say we all!!

Carnival 2012

Yesterday we celebrated Carnival at School. This year’s theme was Grease and most of the teachers and students dressed up like the characters out of the movie. The school was full of T-Birds, Pink Ladies and Scorpions! We all had a lots of fun and a wonderful time. “The rules are… there ain’t no rules!” Grease […]

Merry Christmas!

Thursday was the last day of class and the whole school turned out for the end of term celebration. All the classes took part in the show singing Christmas songs in English and Spanish. My fifth graders sang a special version of The Ramones‘ Merry Christmas (I don’t want to fight tonight). I played the […]

Halloween 2011

Captain’s Log, Stardate 2011.301 Yesterday, we celebrated Halloween at San Cristobal. It was super fun! Many students (and teachers) dressed up and looked great in costumes. It definitively allowed us to do something different. We also had time to make two movies, which I think were very funny. What do you think? Zombie School: The […]

Carnival 2011

Captain’s Log, Stardate 2011.63 Yesterday we celebrated Carnival at School. This year’s theme was the 60’s and most of the teachers wore costumes stylized somewhat like hippies. We all had a lot of fun and it was a fantastic opportunity to let our hair down and relax! After lunch there was a procession in which […]

Kia Ora

Captains’ Log. Stardate: 2011.40 This week at San Cristobal, we are celebrating a New Zealand Culture Week. Amelia Farras-Knowles, a terrific teaching assistant from “Aotearoa“, is helping us to discover more about her great country and the rich heritage of the Maori culture. Tino Rangatira Tanga, Moko or Hongi have become common words for everyone. In […]

Mele Kalikimaka

“Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say, on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day“ Today we had our Christmas Festival! It was a fantastic day in which each group sang two songs, one in Spanish and one in English. With regards to English, 5th graders performed Mele Kalikimaka, a Hawaiian Christmas song whose title means “Merry […]

Halloween 2010

Dear friends, Let me show you some of the pictures I took today. We really had a lot of fun! Enjoy. So say we all!!

Don’t stop believing

Hold on to that feeling! Yesterday we had our end of the year show. We all were overwhelmed by a mixture of feelings: excitement, happiness, satisfaction and a bit of sadness. But it is normal. This has been a very special year and a lot of hard work was put in. But it was also […]

The Wild Rovers

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Dear friends, St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday celebrated on 17 March all around the globe to honor the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Today there will be colorful parades, lots of parties and the Irish pubs will be very lively both in Ireland and abroad. It’s a day for fun.The shamrock is […]

Saint David’s Day

Dear friends, If we were in Wales on March the first we would be celebrating St. David’s Day in one way or another. Saint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth […]

Love is in the air…

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

Wild Wild San Cristobal – Carnival