Back to School BBQ
This event takes place shortly after the start of the September term. It is held in the courtyard of High School and is an opportunity for children, parents and teachers from the whole school to get together after the long summer holidays. The BBQ offers food, a bar, and usually a disco or other entertainment for the younger children. The Boosters organise a BBQ, and families are asked to contribute a salad or desert. The entrance fee is exchangeable for a burger/hotdog/slice of homemade pizza. Tickets for drinks and extra burgers are sold to avoid the need to handle cash at the bar and food counters. All profits go towards Booster projects.
This event takes place at the end of October and is very popular with the whole school. The High School is decorated and children (and parents!) dress up in their Halloween costumes. There are a whole range of games and events with a Halloween theme and food from the BBQ and a bar. The highlight of the evening is the Tunnel of Terror which is run by the drama department with older students in High School in one of the cellars of the old Fort. There is a small charge for entry and tickets are sold for the games and for the food and drink.
Christmas Concert and Market
This very popular event, held in early December, combines three elements: a Christmas concert organized by the arts and drama department of the school, games with a Christmas theme for the younger children organized and manned by Booster volunteers, and a Christmas market with stalls offering for sale a variety of craft and other items suitable for Christmas presents. There is generally a BBQ, and hot chocolate and mulled wine are always on offer, as well as Chrismassy themed cakes and biscuits from around the world.
Spring Fun Day
This is a firm annual favourite with the younger children and held before the start of the Easter holidays in the Elementary School playground.and sports pitches There are a range of games, most with a seasonal theme, and prizes for all. Splat the chicken, egg and spoon race, Easter egg hunt, diving for eggs and a Tombola stall usually feature amongst the events. Older children help to decorate the area and to run some of the games. In 2018 this will be expanded to include games for Middle School students.
This is an evening event held when the weather is warmer in mid May. The theme is food from around the world and parents get together in regional groups to provide food typical of their home countries. In an international school like Verdala, this is an excellent way of emphasizing the diversity of culinary traditions around the world and gives parents, children and teachers the opportunity to sample the variety of food and learn more about the home countries of their fellow students. In addition to the buffet, the school language teachers organize a concert of songs in the various languages taught as part of the curriculum and there is a disco for younger children. There is a small entrance fee, and tickets are sold for drinks at the bar. All profits go towards Booster projects.