There are some lessons where we positively encourage students to chat.
Because if you’re learning a new language you really need to be able to speak it. And one of the most enjoyable ways of doing that is to have a conversation with someone else. At our school, most of the secondary students learn four languages: English, Spanish, German and Valenciano. Here, you can see some of our Year 8 students practising their Valenciano. Their Valenciano teacher has taught them vocabulary relating to characteristics of the body and the mind. Now the students are using what they have learned by asking and answering personal questions (within reason!)You can see from the interest and concentration in their faces that it is an engaging way to exercise their Valenciano. And as we are in the Valencia region where the language is widely spoken, they can use their new skills to talk to the people they meet when they’re out and about.
You’re never too old to enjoy a visit from Father Christmas!Our primary children received their Secret Santa presents from Father Christmas, and several of our secondary students — including these Year 7s — helped him give them out. Ho, ho, ho!
In Europe, we are blessed with many areas of outstanding natural beauty and it’s right for us to work towards their preservation.In Year 7, we’ve been learning about the climate and landscapes of Europe.In learning about them, we can also appreciate their great value and ensure we do what we can to save them for future generations.
Some of our sixth formers are keen chess-players, so they’ve decided to start a secondary Chess Club.The new club, run by Zhong, Adrian, Jon and Xavi (Y13), takes place on Tuesday lunchtimes for students in Year 7 and above. Chess Club is already proving to be a hit: take a look at all these chess-players, eager to get involved.
We love it when the book fair, English Libros comes to visit us.The hardest thing is choosing our favourite books!
Dare I say that there are one or two full-time politicians who could learn a thing or two about how to conduct themselves from our very own school council…?Every year, our students elect representatives for every class to have a voice in our student council. After all, many of them have strong views on what they would like to see in school — and equally strong views on what they wouldn’t.
With our head students, Melina and Yvan chairing the debate in the secondary chamber, everyone has a chance to air their views and put forward their ideas. These are then presented to our senior staff, who treat them with the utmost seriousness — even if they can’t always fulfill them all (the chute from the school roof into the swimming pool, regrettably, probably won’t be a go-er).