Students from 7 international schools show commitment with dialogue and cooperation

150 students from seven international schools participated from Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20, in VALMUN 2016, the Model United Nations conference organized by the American School of Valencia. VALMUN’s main educational goal is to educate students on relations among countries within the structure of the UN. Delegates follow official UN parliamentary proceedings, and this frequently means that knowledge and collaboration are the most valued skills for a MUN event: “Students show thoughtful commentaries on the issues but the most rewarding thing in the conference is that a lot of students from varied schools, not knowing each other, are able to collaborate on real world issues and create solutions”, KyleAnne Kiraly (ASV MUN Co-coordinator) explained after finishing the conference.

Delegates debated on eight questions taken from current affairs (North Korea’s nuclear program, legal and security framework for refugees) or UN’s agenda (Arctic protection, global cyber security). “Debates were satisfactory and delegates showed openness to constructive discussion, and that they were able to come up with creative solutions”, Secretary General Pedro Bonet said. Lydia Cabo, Deputy SecretaryGeneral, explained that public speaking “contributes to an improved English level” and committee proceedings “invite open-mindedness”. She added that “each year VALMUN improves as activity and delegates enjoy and learn”.

Learn more on VALMUN and enjoy the photo gallery on the ASV website. Review the official event on Facebook or Watch the Opening Ceremony on Youtube.

Athletic Center Inauguration on
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to invite the ASV school community to the inauguration ceremony of the the new Athletic Center and Athletic Field.  Please join us on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 18:30 at the official opening of these new facilities. 

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day

Americans celebrated on Thursday, November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day, probably the most family-oriented holiday of their calendar. ASV students enjoyed a day off on Friday while the staff had the annual Professional Development Day and a special lunch. 

IT Coordinator Samuel Landete, selected for Google Certified Innovator Program

This coming week Mr. Samuel Landete (ASV IT Coordinator) has been invited to participate in the #MEX16 Google Innovation Academy. Mr. Landete will visit the Google headquarters in Mexico D.F. for 3 days to kick start a one-year mentorship program. 25 educators from Spain and Latin America are taking part of this cohort after passing a selection process based on the analysis of their teaching practices and projects.

Mr. Landete has been recognized for inviting his students to explore at their own pace and in depth their favorite topic of each unit, and to share the results with their classmates. One year after this initial workshop, Mr. Landete will become Google for Education Certified Innovator, while also holding the Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google Apps Certified Administrator titles, a unique position in Spain.

New Time for Preschool / Elementary Parent Delegate Meeting

Starting in December, the Preschool / Elementary Parent Delegate meetings will now be at 3:15 h. As younger students get out of school earlier, parents had to leave earlier. With this change we  ensure Parent Delegates in these divisions have the same amount of time as their peers in High School for their monthly meetings.

Dental Check Up in Kinder and 6th Grade

We remind you that next Friday, December 2, 2016 authorized students in Kinder and Grade 6 will have the dental check-up given by the specialist from the Puçol Health Center. Please, if you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact the school nurse, Ms Inma Requena.
Thanks for your collaboration

Volunteer for Christmas Decorations

As it is tradition at ASV, on December 1 and 2 we will be decorating several school areas for the upcoming winter holidays. We invite our families to support the Elementary staff on this task. If you are available to volunteer, please contact Ms. Mila Casalvázquez.
Remember that PK2 and Kinder teachers are having individual conferences with their students’ families. We are using Google Calendar to schedule meetings; please, if you have not booked your conference, check the schedule of your child's teacher by using these links. Only open appointment times will be displayed:
  • PK2 Blue - Ms. Cristina Alabau. December 1 and 2, 2016. Link: click here
  • PK2 White - Ms. Paula Goold. December 1 and 7, 2016. Link: click here.
  • Kinder Blue - Ms. Nicky Chakravarty. December 2 and 5, 2016. Link: click here.
  • Kinder White - Ms. Laura Rainey. December 5 and 7, 2016. Link: click here.

English Park Time for 1st and 2nd Grade

We are excited to be piloting something new that takes place in many international schools and that was suggested by one of our parents:  English Park time for first and second grade.  We will be piloting this on the Wednesday lunch recess, and it will look like this:

  • We will have additional supervision with the goal of teaching kids some playground songs and games in English and increasing their play spontaneous vocabulary.
  • We will give the students stars for interacting in English (students can receive 4-5 stars each recess).
  • Students will put these on grid paper when they come in from recess, and when all of the first and second grade classes have filled their grids, there will be a Pajama Day in the 1st-2nd grade hall.
  • The focus is positive and on language building (there is not a punitive component)

Healthy Snacks for the School Day

We wish to remind parents that healthy snacks are important in ensuring that students have the nutrition they need to sustain attention and learning, and therefore we have addressed this in our handbooks.  We have seen a rise in unhealthy snacks and would like to ask that you save those for special events at home.  Cotton Candy and chocolate are examples of items we do not want the students to have for snacks, as they can affect attention and learning.  Fruit, vegetables or a small sandwich are examples of items that we'd like you to send. 

Talk for Visual Art Students

Students in Grade 11 taking the course IB Visual Arts attended an informative meeting with a representative of SCAD, an international university with two campus one in Atlanta and Savannah  (Georgia, United States). SCAD offers more than 100 majors and minors, most of them focused on creative careers with a high employment rate. SCAD has two other campus in France and Hong Kong, and an interesting program of scholarships for international students based in the need they have⁠⁠.

You did it! IB Students Celebrated the completion of the Extended Essays

On Thursday, November 24, 2016, IB students in 12th Grade celebrated the completion of their Extended Essays with a Question and Answer session in the theater where they gave advice to the next year seniors. The event was planned by Ms Rhona Stapleton. The 12th graders shared their success and expressed their sincere appreciation for the leadership of Mr Alex Caamaño, the ASV Librarian and Extended Essay supervisor.

University Fair at ASV

American School of Valencia is hosting the Annual University Fair organized with SRT. Students in grades 9 through 12 and their families are invited to come and meet representatives from 33 universities (find here the list). Informative stands will be open from 11 to 13 h. at the Athletic Center. We are also offering a short talk on university studies in the United Kingdom from 11 to 11:30 in the new dining hall.

December Receipt

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Business Office will invoice the December 2016 school receipt. These are the extra-activities included for families of students taking any or all:
  • Participation in the VALMUN 2016 Conference
  • IB Official Fees
  • ASV+ Program

Upcoming Soccer and Basketball matches

Next week we are starting to play friendly matches both in soccer and basketball. All our school community is invited to come and cheer for our teams. The schedule for next week is as follows:







November 28, 2016


JV Boy's Soccer

Massamagrell FC

ASV Athletic Field

December 2, 2016


JV Boy's Basketball

Puzol FC

ASV Athletic Center


ASV+ in the Fundación League

This weekend, on Saturday November 26, our Varsity Basketball Boy’s team will have match against Mislata BC. If you wish to come and cheer the schedule is as follows:







November 19, 2016


Mislata BC

ASV Varsity Boys

Pabellón El Quintin



ASV+ Progress Report

As we have done every year, before the winter break, we will send home with each child registered to ASV+ his/her Progress Report, with a little present inside the envelope.

American School of Valencia has released  a new school mobile app that provides important information on your mobile devices such as news, announcements and dates for all school events. Enjoy this new communication tool!

Parent Resources Google Site

Remember that we have  a new communication and information resource for our families: the ASV Parent Resources Site, a repository of school information for parents and students who are officially enrolled at ASV, with sections that show specific documents for each school division (Preschool, Elementary, High School) or department. 

Please be sure to login to your ASV parent account in order to access important information on it. 

In the event that you have forgotten your password, please  

We would like to remind you that any changes related to transportation must be requested by sending an e-mail to before 12:00 on the day of the change.

We started a new month. Find the lunch menus on this section of the ASV Parent Resources Google Site. 

We would like to remind you that the school only provides park supervision between 9:30 to 16:30 h. School parks close at 17:00 h.

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