Category: Academic

Back to School

Academic News

As every September, we begin a new academic year with great enthusiasm and illusion, but this year we have an additional joy: we welcome a new academic year with the incorporation of Year 13 to our educational offer, the equivalent of 2nd of Baccalaureate in the Spanish curriculum. In this way, what was the first […]

New Academic Year

Academic

There is nothing left for that day that so many nerves and illusion has generated in recent weeks, especially the smallest of the house. The first day of school is a very special day, especially for Nursery students and families. In order to make it as easy as possible for everyone, we leave you some […]

Infant Education

Academic News

At O Castro British School we follow the education system of the United Kingdom, a curriculum specially designed to provide students with an understanding of the current world and the great challenges of the 21st century, with personalization and the promotion of research and critical thinking. as key pieces of your educational project from the […]

Year 11 Graduation

Academic Events

Last week, Year 11 students celebrated their Secondary Ceremony ceremony in the presence of their parents. Carmen Vazquez (Founder), Nathan Parry (Head teacher), Maria Guyre (Assistant Head teacher and form tutor of Year 11) and Mike Cox (KS4 Co-ordinator) All gave a short speech congratulating this year group for all their hard work and enthusiasm, […]

Year 6 Graduation

Academic Events

The first British School of Galicia celebrated last 7th of the traditional Graduation Ceremony of Year 6. It is a very important event in the British educational system that indicates the change of educational stage, from Primary to Secondary, symbolized by Presentation of ties. Mari Carmen Vázquez, founder of the first British school in the […]

Trips

Academic Sin categoría Trips and exchanges

Reception had the great pleasure of going on a trip to Vigo Zoo last week. They were shown around and given lots of information by a Zoo guide and had a fantastic time learning about the different animals, where they live and what they eat. We had this special day as we are using the […]

University Orientation

Academic

Last week, our Year 11 students visited Vigo University to know the different faculties of the campus, as well as the different degrees offered by the university. Our students attended several lectures on University Orientation, enjoyed demonstrations in the laboratories and met the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Jorge Falagán. We hope you have […]

School Trips

Academic Trips and exchanges

Last week,  Year 4 students of O Castro British School enjoyed an original history class in a unique environment, San Simón Island. They could learn a lot about the past of one of the most beautiful enclaves in the Ría de Vigo. The visit began at the Meirande museum. From there, the children enjoyed a guided […]

Science Week 2019

Academic Events

One more year, O Castro British School celebrates their Science Week, a week in which our students, from Early Years to Year 12, enjoy talks, activities and fun scientific experiments, and which will close next Saturday with the Science Fair. Throughout the week, our students will attend very interesting talks given by parents of the school, […]

Volunteering at the Residence

Academic Values

Year 8 students of O Castro British School have been volunteering since last September at the Virgen de Guadalupe residence in Mos. This volunteering, which is part of the subject of PSHE (Personal, Social and Emotional Education)consists of weekly visits to the users of the residence, in which they share part of their time, reading […]

The Children’s Oratory Workshop

Academic Extracurricular Activities

They are just 8 and 9 years old, they attend the last years of primary school but they are very clear about it: they want to learn to defend their ideas and to speak in public. And that is the objective of TOI, the Children’s Oratory Workshop that has started this academic year and with […]

Welcome to our Book&Reading Club

Academic Culture Extracurricular Activities

Among the novelties of our ECA’s offer for this academic year we highlight our Book&Reading Club. In this activitie children will be reading altogether and one on one with a teacher. Afterwards, we will have short activities based upon books that we have read, such as author studies, funny scavenger hunts and phonics based activities. […]

The first day of school

Academic Communication

It is just around the corner that moment that such nerve and illusion has generated in recent weeks: the first day of school. Here are some useful recommendations for the first day in Nursery. We hope it is as simple as possible for everyone! Saying goodbye is difficult but the longer you take, the harder […]

Early Years at O Castro British School

Academic

In the weeks before the beginning of the academic year, it is very common to ask what the classes will be like for our children, especially in the first years of schooling. At O Castro British School, we follow the British curriculum, so the promotion of critical thinking and research, collaboration as a precept and […]

Diversity and International Education

Academic Values

O Castro British School is the first British school in Galicia, and the only one to follow a curriculum with vocation and international projection in all educational stages, from Nursery (3 years old) to Sixth Form, the equivalent of the Spanish Baccalaureate. A global education with a clear international vocation and cultural diversity are the […]

The Robots Olympics

Academic Awards and Competitions Events

O Castro British School’s Year 7 and Year 8 students held last week a very original event organized by the school’s Science Department. We are talking about the Robotics Olympic Games, where our Secondary students had to put in practice the knowledges acquired during the school year and had to show a great amount of […]

Year 6 Graduation

Academic Events

The Sports Hall of O Castro British School hosted on Tuesday, June 5, the Graduation Ceremony of Year 6. Undoubtedly one of the most emotional moments of their academic career and shared with family members, management team, teachers and colleagues of the school. Mari Carmen Vázquez, founder of the first British school in the city, […]

PISA Tests 2018

Academic

We would like to celebrate something special at O Castro British School. Just a few months away from celebrating our 10th Anniversary, we have received fantastic and encouraging news about what is our most important passion – your children’s education. The good news is the outstanding results in the PISA tests (the Programme for International […]

An “influencer” in our classrooms

Academic News

One of the main assets in O Castro British School is the teaching staff, a great team of professionals trained to educate and teach our students, not only through the Curriculum but also sharing moments and experiences that make us all a little bit better. For this reason, today the school and the entire teaching […]

Year 10 Geography Fieldwork

Academic

This May year 10 spend a day collecting and analysing data from the River Tamuxe. They followed the river from its source to its mouth in attempt to measure how the river changes. They investigated velocity, discharge and changes to bedload. We were blessed with perfect weather and a fantastic packed lunch provided by the […]

Access to the University

Academic

There are many advantages of studying at O Castro British School – the students follow a long-standing and strongly consolidated dynamic educational model which is constantly adapted to our innovative international school project. Today we want to highlight one that, although may seem a long way in the distantce, it generates some concern among our […]

Theoretical sailing class for Y9

Academic Sports Trips and exchanges

With the arrival of the good weather, water sports acquire a special role in our area. For this reason, next Thursday, our Y9 students will visit the Panxón Nautical Club to learn the basic notions of this sport, very well settled at the Rías Baixas: learn to sail, the parts of a boat and the […]

Oratory and argumentation in the school

Academic Culture Events

We are very proud to inform you that next Saturday, 9th of June, our premises will hold a unique forum in the region: the 1st school debate event, organized by WEDU Educación&Sociedad and with our school as its main sponsor. The 1st school debate event will hold 14 teams formed by boys and girls aged […]

IGCSE Options: informative session

Academic Communication

In the last term, our Year 9 students have to make decisions that will condition the next academic years, both at school and at the next university stage. For this reason, O Castro British School held an information evening aimed at parents of Year 9, in which the management team of Secondary informed them about […]

“A Level Options Evening”

Academic Communication

As you know, next school year, the first British school in the city will mark a new achievement in its history by starting the Sixth Form, the last academic stage before university according to the British Curriculum. Within this context, the school’s teaching board of directors held yesterday afternoon the “A Level Options Evening” first […]

A walk in the forest

Academic Values

The walks in the forest are part of the learning process in Early Years. This week, our Reception A students enjoyed and learned a lot in the school forest, where they could work out the geometric shapes through elements and objects in nature collected by themselves. They collected branches, leaves, flowers and stones with which […]

Professional Guidance for Secundary

Academic

At O Castro British School, we care about our student’s future; not only what they do while they are studying in our school until they finish Secondary and Baccaurelate, but also what they will do once they have finished their studies with us Thus, last Wednesday our school’s Guidance Department and Technical Direction offered a […]

OCBS celebrates the World Book Day

Academic Culture Events

Students and teachers from Secondary at O Castro British School celebrated the World Book Day in a very enjoyable way: dressed up like their favourite book character. The most original costume received a very special prize! Furthermore, our Secondary students organized a new solidarity collection, that will be added to the rest of the donations […]

O Castro British School’s Science Fair

Academic Events

O Castro British School’s Science Fair registered one more year a record of assistance, with more than 2000 people who went to the school premises in Mos to enjoy a funny and interesting day full of games, workshops and many surprises meant for the whole family. The Trapped! Scientific version of the Scape Rooms at […]

Palaeontology in the V Science Week

Academic Events

Palaeontology has a very strong presence in the Science Week, so we are holding informative talks on the world of palaeontology with the aim to explain in a simple way what fossils are, how they are studied and what information they give us. The students of Reception (4 yrs. old), Year 1 (5 yrs. old) […]

Science Week 2018

Academic Events

One more year, the Science Week – with it correspondent Science Fair- arrives to O Castro British School. The reason is that, throughout next week, Science will be the main protagonist, with talks, activities and many other funny experiments for all our pupils, from Early Years up to Year 11. The perfect finale to this […]

Beginning of the Sixth Form

Academic Communication

Last week, O Castro British School held an informative meeting for the parents of the students in Secondary regarding the new stage that the school will start next September. A new milestone in the only Cambridge School in Galicia, that will become official with the start of a new academic stage: Sixth Form and the […]

A high-flying tune

Academic Events

Our Key Stage 3 students travelled to Barcelona last Tuesday to take part in the sixth edition of the NACE Schools’ Music Festival, held by the Agora San Cugat school. Our wonderful musicians are learning a lot and could show their talent during their flight to Barcelona, under the cabin crew’s request. Best of luck […]

International Music Festival

Academic Events

Next week, some of our Key Stage 3 students will go to Barcelona to take part in the 6th Edition of the NACE Schools Music Festival, that will be held at the Agora San Cugat school. The virtuous and fortunate, selected through a very complicated casting, will be leaded by Leyre Seco’s fabulous voice, that […]

V British Education Day

Academic Events

Next Tuesday, 6th of February, O Castro British School will hold the V British Education Day, under de title “Early Years Education, under discussion”, at the Círculo de Empresarios de Galicia Events Hall, located in García Barbón 62, at 7pm. In its 5th consecutive edition, the talks have settled as one of the unmissable event, […]

Primary Library

Academic Culture

We are very excited about our renewed “Marga Cal” primary library. It has been fully refurbished and turned into a beautiful forest! There are many different areas where the children can relax with a book, like inside spacious or around a warm campfire. They can relax on the comfortable sofas, recline in the rocking chairs […]

Secondary School Students Discover the Vindel Parchment

Academic Culture

This past 25th of September the Vindel Parchment began its journey from the Morgan Library and Museum in New York to the Museo Del Mar in Vigo. There, it will be on display until next March. Our Secondary School students will visit the display on the 8th century manuscript. The Vindel Parchment is a precious […]

KS3 and KS4 students have their own library now

Academic Culture

OCBS KS3 and KS4 students have their own library since a few weeks ago. It is placed on the 2nd floor of the building, where thay can relax and read a little bit, study or borrow books from Monday to Friday, during morning time and breaks. Our students can find all sorts of books there, […]

OCBS takes part in NACE’S III Academic Olimpics

Academic Awards and Competitions Culture Events

Six Y9 and Y10 students from O Castro British School went last week to St. George´s English School in Bilbao, with our dear teachers María Guyre and Paul Horstead, to take part in NACE’s III Academic Olimpics, a multicultural event that aims to improve their academic and personal development. This edition gathered 70 students from […]

KS2 also hosts the Celebrating Differencies Week

Academic Events

As we announced, O Castro British School held the Celebrating Differences Week one more year. It is one of the most loved activities in the Teaching Community. And it was done in different ways like class work and assemblies. To the activities in Reception and KS1 –that we mentioned last week- also joined the KS2 […]

OCBS hosts its Celebrating Differences Week

Academic Events

O Castro British School hosted its traditional Celebrating Differences Week, a week where students and teachers focus on one of the foundations of the British Curriculum, and of our school as well: educating in values. Thus, throughout last week, our students looked into concepts such as cooperation, solidarity, respect, empathy or equality: all these values […]

The second best speaker in the world will train OCBS’ Debate Club

Academic

A few weeks ago we announced that O Castro British School’s Debate Club started with great energy and really eager to learn and grow through this Extra-curricular Activity. In this context, this week our Debate Club students had a very special visit. It was Iván Olmos Ferreiro, world’s debate semifinalist in CMUDE 2016. And, what […]

O Castro British School celebrates its Book Fair

Academic Culture

O Castro British School’s Book Fair opened its doors one more year. This event, very expected by all the teaching community, confirms the atmosphere of passion for books and for reading breathed in our school. Thus, during these past two days, all the students in the school had the chance to visit the fair with […]

O Castro Debate Club Will Take Part In School Tournaments And Competitions

Academic Awards and Competitions

Words, ideas, reasoning, laughter, a lot of complicity and commitment… the combination of these elements led to the creation of O Castro British School Debate Club last year. We are taking a step forward this year and our goal is to take part in school tournaments and competitions. The aim of this extracurricular activity, which […]

Aloha… Now Also Up To Y4!

Academic Extracurricular Activities

In previous years, the extracurricular activity “Aloha”, learning arithmetic by using an abacus, was only aimed at the younger students in the school. However, from this school year onwards, our students will be able to enjoy this brilliant activity up to Y4. Aloha trainings are fun sessions specially designed to awaken children’s curiosity and encourage […]

Differentiation: Fundamental For The British Educational Model

Academic

Differentiation is a key concept for the British educational model. For this reason, at O Castro British School, our teachers plan to meet the unique needs of all students. They value students’ strengths and help them to discover and handle their weaknesses in order to achieve a better academic and personal guidance. Being aware of […]

O Castro, the only Cambridge School in Galicia

Academic

In 2007, O Castro British School was the first and only British school in Galicia. It was certified by the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) and accredited by the British council. Two years ago, O Castro took a step forward towards the international reach of its educational model. It was certified as […]

International projection and cultural diversity at O Castro British School

Academic

Cultural diversity is a differentiating element of our school, but not only for the international profile of the teaching staff but also for the students in transit who attend our school. This is possible in O Castro British School in order to the British educational method that we taught in our classrooms, from Nursery to […]

Year 6 Graduation Ceremony

Academic Events

Last Friday, 9th June, O Castro British School Year 6 students had the opportunity to live one of the most special moments in their academic lives. Their parents, teachers and the School Board were there to celebrate their achievements. The two Year 6 groups entered the sports hall at the beat of “We won’t stop […]

O Castro´s very first IGCSE Geography Fieldwork

Academic

During the middle of May Year 10 Geography students, accompanied by Sra. Romera and Mr Hill, visited the Rio Tamuxe. The purpose of the trip was to collect data that can then be analysed as part of their coursework for IGCSE. Pupils gathered information from a range of sites about the velocity, gradient, depth, width […]

Galician Literature Day Drawing Competition for Reception and Year 1

Academic Awards and Competitions Culture

Reception and Year 1 took part in the 1st Galician Literature Day Drawing Competition. This year, Galician Literature Day was dedicated to Carlos Casares, whose most famous storybook is “A Galiña azul” [The Blue Hen]. For this reason, our students had to draw and decorate their hens with different materials. Our students were highly motivated […]

Talk on Business Management for Year 9 Students

Academic

O Castro British School Year 9 students were given a talk on Business Management by Begoña Pereira Otero. This talk is part of the series of talks organised by the Guidance Department and the PTA of the school. The talk led the students to ask the speaker some fundamental questions for choosing a professional career. […]

Guidance Department Talk Series Begins with Marine Biology

Academic

In the following weeks, O Castro British School Secondary students are taking part in the series of talks coordinated by the School Guidance Department in collaboration with the PTA. As part of this Vocational Guidance Programme, Year 9 students attended a stimulating talk by Mariano de Lastra and Ana Matus on marine biology and the […]

Margarita Cal Library Contains More Than 3,800 Volumes

Academic Culture

The Margarita Cal Library, which is an everlasting tribute to our beloved teacher, contains more than 3,800 volumes. Thanks to the great work of our librarian, Ms Cristina, any student can easily find a book to match their interests and age. The school library contains a wide range of books suitable for students of all […]

Year 8 Combine Map Skills With Industrial Location

Academic

During the last few weeks in the O Castro British School Geography Department, Year 8 have been working with Mr Hill on the principles of Industrial Location. They have designed a product, drawn up plans for a factory and used their mapskills to find the best location. The factors that they needed to consider were, […]

Secondary Songbook Project in 7 Minutes

Academic

Music is a very important activity at O Castro British School. Our music teacher, Helen Burr, has prepared a video to summarise the learning objectives and the work done by our secondary students as part of her subject. Among the objectives for this subject, the students must prepare and compose pop songs in small groups, […]

The Science Lab

Academic

OCBS Secondary students have been working hard in the science lab. Year 8 were investigating photosynthesis. They were measuring the rate of photosynthesis by counting the number of oxygen bubbles produced. They also tested a leaf for starch by removing the chlorophyll and testing with iodine. Likewise, they tested different foods for sugar during their […]

Newspaper Club Is Now Digital!

Academic

O Castro British School Year 7 students have taken their first steps towards online communication and journalism. The digital version of Newspaper Club is up and running and our students are responsible for this great deed! If you follow this link (https://onlinehistorytutor.wixsite.com/ocastro), you will see the blog. There, our students are going to write entries […]

O Castro British School Head Teachers to take part in the 4th Conference on British Education

Academic Events

The conference also counts on the participation of Nathan Parry, O Castro British School Head Teacher, who is giving a lecture on the importance of knowing how to listen to our children. Paul Horstead, O Castro British School Secondary Deputy Head Teacher, is to deal with the importance of using our children’s school grades to […]

Neuroeducation at the 4th Conference on British Education

Academic Events

As we announced last week, O Castro British School 4th Conference on British Education is being held on Friday, 17th March. We are counting on the participation of Bárbara Tovar, writer of the book “Adolesciencia” and Psychologist in the TV Show “Hermano Mayor”. In addition to this special guest, we will count on the attendance […]

The Psychologist Bárbara Tovar Will Be a Special Guest For O Castro British School 4th Conference on British Education

Academic Events

Next Friday, 17th March, O Castro British School is celebrating the 4th Conference on British Education. This year’s edition will count on the special participation of Bárbara Tovar, psychologist in the TV Show “Hermano Mayor”, as well as experts on education and child psychology. The event will take place in the conference room of Afundación […]

O Castro British School participates in the Maths Champions

Academic Awards and Competitions

On 17th February 2017 Year 1 were invited to attend a Maths Champions day at a local school in Vigo. They had lots of fun playing Maths games and meeting new children. We are very proud of the way Gael, Hugo, Teo, Vera and Daniella represented the school. We hope to take another group of […]

Year 9 students interview historian Paul Reed

Academic

Year 9 interviewed leading military historian Paul Reed on all things World War 1! They came up with a list of questions to ask Paul based on their studies so far and conducted a live interview with him over Skype. The questions were excellent and Paul answered them in an articulate and balanced manner. The […]

O Castro British School 4th Science Fair: Lectures, Workshops and Exhibitions for the Whole Family

Academic Events

Last Saturday, O Castro British School premises were transformed into a great science park in order to close the 4th edition of the Science Fair. The event was visited by more than 3,500 people and gave a grand finale to 2017 Science week. During open day, attendees were able to enjoy several activities, such as […]

Science Takes Over O Castro British School

Academic Events

Once again this year, O Castro British School pays a special tribute to science by celebrating the 4th edition of Science Week. This annual celebration of science draws to a close next Saturday, when an open day will be held in the premises of the school. Throughout this week, our students have had the opportunity […]

Microclimates at O Castro British School

Academic

Year 7 have been investigating the variety of microclimates that exist around the grounds of O Castro this week. This form of enquiry based learning has seen Year 7 collecting their own weather data at various locations using some new hand held technology. Students will use the data that they have collected to write a […]

O Castro British School Radio Club Students Visit Radio Vigo

Academic Trips and exchanges

O Castro British School radio club students have had the opportunity to visit Radio Vigo facilities this week. They were able to broaden their knowledge about the structure and operation of a real radio station. During the visit, to get to know how the daily work of a visual journalist is, our students discovered the […]

Year 8 Journalists

Academic

Recently, whilst investigating the relationship humans have with the natural environment, Year 8 were given a tricky challenge. They had to imagine that they were a bilingual journalist working for a London based newspaper. Their challenge; produce an article to educate the public about the worst environmental disaster to affect Galica; the sinking of the […]

The Student Council Says Goodbye to the School Year 2015/2016

Academic Communication

The Student Council sees a new academic year out with a fantastic outcome, thanks to the great work carried out by its members. Its sole aim is to improve day by day for all the students in the school, relying on the support and direct involvement of both the PTA and O Castro British School […]

Giant Periodic Table

Academic

The Year 8 and Year 9 students recently worked on a joint project producing a giant Periodic Table. They did a fantastic job, so well done to all of them! Since they are unable to take it home to show you, here is a picture of it!

O Castro British School celebrates ‘Galician Literature Day’

Academic Culture

In order to celebrate ‘2016 Galician Literature Day’, which takes place on 17th May, Year 3 students have carried out a series of group projects to pay tribute to Manuel María, the author who is being honoured this year. Thanks to these projects, our students were able to find out about Manuel Maria’s life and […]

KS3 students demostrate super-absorvent polymers!

Academic

Student community of O Castro British School would like to say a huge thank you to our KS3 students who did a wonderful job in the Science Laboratory of the Science Week. They explained to groups of parents and students about DIAPER POLYMER, the super absorbent polymer found in diapers. They took the diapers apart, […]

O Castro British School closed the Science Week with an Open Day

Academic Events

Last Saturday, O Castro British School held an open day for closing the Science Week. A year on, the premises of the only British School in the province were transformed in a great Hall of Sciences for a day. Workshops and scientific experiments for the family, exhibitions of arthropods and a butterfly farm, robotics for […]

A Day Full of Science

Academic Events

Our students at O Castro British School have had today a day full of curiosity and discoveries related to the exciting world of science. Year 3 and Year 6 students held a science contest which was organised by Javier Martínez, a Dad from the school. At the same time, Year 4 and Year 5 students […]

The Science Week at O Castro British School starts

Academic Events

The educational community of O Castro British School celebrates the Science Week this week, an activity that brings the secrets and the magic of science to students and will one more year, with the close collaboration of fathers and mothers of the school, who will be offering talks to all O Castro British School courses […]

O Castro British School 3rd Conference on Education attracts more than 300 attendees

Academic Events

Last Friday, more than 300 people attended O Castro British School 3rd Conference on Education. The conference room at Afundación theatre was full to capacity. The event was graced with the presence of Abel Caballero, the major of Vigo, who opened the event. In this edition of the conference, we dealt with “Lifelong Learning”, a […]

Javier Urra will be the keynote speaker for O Castro British School 3rd Conference on Education

Academic Events

Next Friday, 4th March, at 7 pm, O Castro British School will organise the 3rd Conference on British Education in the Auditorium of Afundación, located at 26, Policarpo Sanz Street in Vigo. Javier Urra, the keynote speaker of the conference, will offer a fascinating lecture entitled, “Educar para un mundo pequeño y global” [Educating for […]

Geography is Going Places!

Academic

Students in Key Stage 3 have recently been given the opportunity to develop their mapping and communication skills. Following a delivery of Ordnance Survey maps from the UK, Year 7 are developing their understanding of grid references, scale, symbols and describing routes. In the photographs they are working hard to solve a mapping mystery based […]

KS2 Ceremonies Awards

Academic Awards and Competitions

On Monday 5th October all of KS2 attended the first of many awards ceremonies. The event was hosted by the head-teacher and many children were given awards ranging from the WOW work award, the most improved work award, politeness at lunch award, extra-curricular activities awards, speaking in English award and the head-teacher award! Well done […]

Our young scientists from Early Years!

Academic Events

During Science Week our little Scientists in Nursery C experimented with water. Their investigation included using everyday objects to make and test predictions about what sinks and what floats, classigying their results. Throught their investigation, children were able to question, predict, observe, record data and communicate their results. The Scientits in Nursery B had the […]

II Science Fair

Academic Events

For the second consecutive year the celebration of the “Science Fair” was a great success. Throughout the day, more than three thousand people came to our School to enjoy a huge number of activities: “Reptile” Exhibition, “Science and Magic” Workshops, as well as Workshops on “Virtual Reality”, “Marine Water, Soil and Carbon Cycle”. We witnessed […]

A great Anatomy lesson!

Academic

Today our Reception students had the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional lesson! From the hands of Ms Eva Muñoz, Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of the Meixoeiro Hospital, in Vigo, and the skeleton “Sabiondo”, our pupils attended a lesson in Anatomy. Our youngest children were delighted with all the explanations and felt comfortable enough […]

Science Week: Educating to respect Biodiversity!

Academic Events

Within the celebration of our Science Week and for a few days all the boys and girls in our school, from infants to our secondary students, had the opportunity to interact with lots of these animals as they plunged into their world and their habitat. This was a fascinating lesson in environmental education which taught […]

Conference by Javier Tirapu, winner of the National Prize for Neuroscience

Academic Events

During these days when we are celebrating our second “Science Week” we will have an honor visitor: the prestigious Neuropsychologist Javier Tirapu, winner of the National Award for Neuroscience. Javier Tirapu has devoted his professional life to do research about the relationship between the human brain and behavior. This specialist alerts about the danger of […]

Year 5 Career day! A Thoracic Surgeon at our School!

Academic

Last Thursday our Year 5 students attended an anatomy class taught by an outstanding teacher, Dr. Miguel Cañizares, Head of the Thoracic Surgery Service in Vigo and a valued member of our School Community. Dr. Cañizares kindly shared his time and good work with teachers and students of the school. For a little over an […]

“Out to sea: the plastic waste project”

Academic Trips and exchanges

Yesterday our Year 4 students paid a visit to the temporary exhibition “Out to sea: the plastic waste project” organized by the Barrié Foundation. Huge amounts of plastic waste reach our seas every day and gradually they are being transformed into a massive “plastic soup”, with serious consequences for our health. More than 6.4 tons […]

This is how we do it! Presentation: Maths in the National Curriculum

Academic

Mathematics presentation to parents 2014-15 – English Yesterday Mr. Leigh Tullier, teacher and math coordinator of our school, made a presentation about mathematic techniques inside the National Curriculum. We want to thank all of the parents who attended! If you were unable to make it the presentation is attached. “In mathematics here at O Castro […]

Learning “by heart”

Academic

`Breaking your heart` and `tugging at the heart strings´ took a totally new meaning in year 5 last week, when the year 5 pupils had an opportunity to look inside a pigs heart and watch a dissection! This was a great learning experience for all, as they were able to look at the 4 chambers, […]

Investigating bones!

Academic

Y4 students have been busy investigating bones (in both Science and C.Medio). They have enjoyed undertaking work of a practical nature including measuring their bones against children in other year groups. The interrogation of results led to an understanding of how bones develop and grow. An interesting question was raised ‘what if our bones never […]

Photosynthesis at the lab!

Academic

Last Wednesday, our Y8 students took a practical approach to photosynthesis. Relating theory to practice, they performed an experiment designed to enhance curriculum delivery. At the school´s laboratory and working in groups, they studied photosynthesis in algae and oxygen production. Our students learnt that, like true plants, seaweeds are photosynthetic: they convert energy from sunlight […]

Strengthening ties!

Academic

Yesterday afternoon, 4B students had the opportunity to communicate via Skype with one of the largest primary schools in the UK. Children from both countries participated in a lively dialogue and were very excited to discover new things, common tastes, differences, teachers and favorite subjects….They even had time to talk about football! It was a […]

Taking care of our teeth!

Academic

Our Year 3 students have been learning about the importance of looking after their teeth and eating healthy. Thanks to a science project they have discovered how teeth are related to diet, the importance of dental care and how sugar left in the mouth is eaten by bacteria. The bacteria make acid that rots teeth […]

A very special class assembly!

Academic

Last week 5A had a very special class assembly. They presented some of the exciting things they have done this year including: the trips to Patos and Coruña, a Greek myth role play performance, the extra curricular activities the children have participated in, space, changes of state and sound science topics, mathematics topics and individual […]

Performing poetry

Academic

Year 4 have been busy learning performance poetry and 4B were excited to perform in front of KS2 and their parents! The assembly involved 2 groups performing poems in a talent show style. The poems were ‘Heard it in the Playground’ by Allan Ahlberg and ´Write a Rap Rap’ (Anon.) There was also some live […]

Nous parlons français.

Academic

In the French class, year 6 and year 7 pupils participate in a number of reading, listening and speaking activities. The lessons are always entertaining and require interaction of the pupils. Science, nature and discovery magazines stimulate children’s interest and support the reading exercises. The viewing of the short films and the listening of the […]

We love Science

Academic Events

Last Saturday, over two thousand people enjoyed the “Open House” at our school with which we concluded our Science Week. After some very busy days, our students had the opportunity to act as cicerones for family and friends. Everybody was given the chance to become an astronaut in the workshop organized by “Ceo Aberto”, see […]

Career day: A scientist at our School!

Academic Events

During Science week, as well as the many other activities carried out, a valued member of our PTA, Javier Martínez, kindly offered his time to give some talks to our students. One by one he visited each of our classes and dazzled both children and adults with the story of “Dr.Pau, Adventurer”. “The story of […]

Knowing Biodiversity!

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Snakes, chameleons, bearded dragons, giant tortoises and many other animals were placed in our Centre this week!

A “très bien” way to be French for a day!

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This is exactly what year 6 pupils thought during one of their lessons… as part of the preparation of the Christmas show “Magical tour of Christmas around the World” they decided to accomplish a fun art project: to build the Eiffel Tower with Popsicle sticks. On the 18th of this month year 6 pupils will […]

Joan Manuel Gisbert: Literature, Mystery & Fantasy visit our school

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On Friday 29th our Year 6 and 7 pupils were honoured by the visit of Joan Manuel Gisbert, one of the most prestigious authors of Spanish contemporary youth Literature. He is the author of fantastic and mysterious stories; his works have been translated into ten different languages and have won major awards at a national […]

Young fire instructors

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Today our Reception pupils have visited Year 7 Class. With “great confidence and composure” the little ones went to the class on a mission: to give the older students a lecture on fire safety. The young pupils had their lesson well learnt. What to do in case of fire? What is the emergency number? Just […]

Board of Governors Presentations

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On Friday October 25th our Board of Governors gave a presentation on British Education. This was the first of a number of presentations, which will be held every term, on education related topics of great interest for all the members of our School Community. Attendees had the opportunity to meet the new school´s cabinet: prestigious […]

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