Category: Events

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 […]

NACE Olympic Games 2019

Events Sports

The first British school in Galicia hosts this week the seventh edition of the NACE Olympic Games, a sports competition that since 2012 takes place in the different educational centers of the NACE Schools group distributed throughout the European territory. In this edition, the event will feature eight sports and more than 400 students from […]

ECA Festival

Events Extracurricular Activities

At the end of May, our rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, Spanish dance pupils and the ukulele band, celebrated our school’s traditional ECA Festival in the Auditorio Municipal of the Concello de Vigo, where they could shoe their parents everything they learned throughout the academic year. The ukulele band performed a mini-concert that lasted half an hour, […]

II School Debate Event

Events Sin categoría

After the success of its first edition, the II School Debate Event is already underway, a tournament that will promote the dialectic capacity of children, their oratory and their argumentation skills. This second edition, the event is loaded with new features that will undoubtedly make us enjoy this fantastic exhibition even more. The main novelty […]

II School Debate Meeting

Communication Events

After the success of its first edition, the II Meeting School Debate is already being organized and, in this second edition, is loaded with news. The main novelty is that the children can also participate in the Meeting through the Speech Contest, aimed at children from 3rd to 6th grade of primary school enrolled in […]

Science Fair 2019

Events

The first British school in Vigo and the only one in Galicia to teach the British curriculum in its entirety celebrated last Saturday the sixth edition of its Science Fair, with a new success of influx, bringing together more than a thousand people in its premises in Mos. Science, creativity and inventiveness gathered one more […]

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, […]

NACE Academic Olympics 2018

Awards and Competitions Culture Events

Six students of Year 9 and Year 10 of O Castro British School traveled this week to Rome accompanied by our beloved teachers Maria Guyre and Joe Pedreira to participate in the IV Academic Olympics of NACE Schools. The NACE Academic Olympics is one of the most enriching and fun multicultural events for our students: […]

Halloween 2018

Culture Events

The first British school in the city celebrates one more year the traditional Halloween party with a great parade open to Early Years and Primary students. Witches, wizards, skeletons, vampires, angels and demons, zombies, pumpkins, nutty teachers and many other characters typical of these terrifying dates paraded in the school’s sports hall. Congratulations to all […]

Finalists of the XI Memorial Genaro Borrás

Events Sports

The Club de Campo de Vigo hosted last week the XI Genaro Borrás Tennis Memorial, which brought together 240 participants, 175 of them in the youth categories. In addition, this year the tournament had the backing of O Castro British School as a sponsor. And the results could not be better for our school, since […]

XI Memorial Genaro Borrás

Events Sports

O Castro British School joins the sponsorship of one of the key sports dates of the Vigo calendar, such as the Genaro Borrás Tennis Memorial. The tournament is held between July 14 and 21 at the Club de Campo de Vigo and brings together 240 registered from throughout Galicia, 175 of which will compete in […]

Concello de Vigo – Celtamotor

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

The OCBS Paddle Club is in luck. Its instructor, Juan Paulo Gagliardi López, and a student of the school, Martina Gagliardi Martin, became the winners in the consolation final 3 in the mixed category in the Celtamotor Championship Concello de Vigo Máis que Auga. Congratulations team!

Raising funds for Amfiv

Events Sports Values

As we had already advanced, a group of Secondary of O Castro British School promoted an initiative aimed at raising funds for Amfiv wheelchair basketball club among the school community. This initiative is part of the social action campaigns that we usually promote from school. A work started in the first term and finished at […]

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 […]

Charity classrooms for Malawi

Events Values

Year 1, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students said goodbye to the academic year with a solidarity initiative with which they raised 1,360 euros for the NGO “Aulas para Malawi”. In this country in southwestern Africa, children do not have classrooms to learn, seeing their learning conditioned by the weather or […]

The OCBS Paddle Club

Events Sports

The students of the Paddle Club of O Castro British School said goodbye to the academic year with a friendly tournament with children from the Vigo Pádel school, a fantastic finishing touch for this year. The students really enjoyed this activity, with which they were able to test the knowledge acquired throughout the year in […]

El Alazán Social League 2017/2018

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

Last weekend was held the last test of the Equestrian Social League of C.H. El Alazán 2017/2018, which this year had the support of O Castro British School as the main sponsorship. The league, which consisted of six races between the months of October and June, had over 200 riders and amazons this season, mainly […]

1st School Debate Event

Awards and Competitions Events

Last Saturday, O Castro British School hosted the 1st School Debate Event, organized by WEDU Society & Education and sponsored by O Castro British School, with a resounding success, with fifty participants and more than 150 attendees. Twelve school teams, in the last year groups of Primary and Secondary from different schools and Associations in […]

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, […]

Sport Days 2018

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

In these past few weeks, sports became even more important than they already are in our school, with the celebration of our Sport days, a very well consolidated activity in O Castro British School that, due to logistic reasons, we celebrated by stages. Early Years The school’s youngest ones could practice and show their parents […]

1st School Debate Event

Awards and Competitions Events

  Twelve school teams, in the last year groups of Primary and Secondary from different schools and Associations in Vigo and surrounding, will take part in the I School Debate Event, which will be held on the 9th of June at O Castro British School premises in Mos. During the event, 60 boys and girls […]

Extracurricular Activities Festival

Culture Events Extracurricular Activities

The students at O Castro British School held last Saturday their traditional Extra Curricular Activities Festival, where they could show their parents and peers what they had learned during this school year in their chosen activity. The school’s ukulele group and its rock band were in charge of opening the festival and introduce an incredible […]

Paddle Open Door Day

Events Sports

Sport is a very important aspect of a child’s physical and emotional development and an essential part of our school’s day to day routine. Thus, next Saturday 2nd of June, we will hold an Paddle Open Door Event with Paddle. This event, meant for students from Year 4 to Year 11, will take place at […]

World Book Day

Culture Events Values

April 23rd is the International Book Day and, to celebrate it, at O Castro British School we have arranged many really funny activities for the students in Early Years and Primary. Students and teachers came to school dressed as their favourite character and the best costume was awarded with a book. Furthermore, the teachers shared […]

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 […]

“Vigo Porté” award

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

O Castro British School congratulates our Spanish Dance and Ballet teacher, María Rial, for her great success last week in the Vigo Porté Award with her choreography “Flamenkeando”, an innovative proposal in which she fused flamenco with traditional Galician dance. María Rial Dance School, located in the city of Vigo, has become the winning group […]

“Sing With Us Contest” fourth edition

Awards and Competitions Culture Events

The awaited final of the fourth edition of the “Sing With Us” contest closed the second term at O Castro British School, with performances full of talent, hard work and excitement that gave goosebumps not only to the audience, but also to the members of the jury. KS3 final had eight contestants, and their performances […]

First Speeling Bee Contest at OCBS

Awards and Competitions Events

Last Friday, our Secondary students said goodbye to the second term of this academic year with the first edition of the school’s Spelling Bee Contest. In 3rd place we had Adrian Cid, in 2nd place Miguel Alonso and in 1st place Leyre Seco. The first finalists of the contest received as a prize the new […]

Vigo’s interschool Speeling Bee

Awards and Competitions Events

Last Friday, Salesianos Theater held Vigo’s 12th interschool spelling contests, in a marathon long event that ended at 22:30pm, due to the contestant’s high quality, who used all the words prepared by the organization. O Castro British School had a big presence, not only Primary students – with Pablo Gabieiro Badaoui and Ángel Casal Moreno- […]

International Women’s Day

Culture Events Values

O Castro British School celebrated the International Women´s Day with the performances of the storyteller Olga Cuervo, who told stories about very funny women within its program “Violet Tales for boys and girls of all colors”. Our students from Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 have learned and enjoyed it a lot. We […]

Healthy eating Workshop

Events

Last Friday, O Castro British School held a very interesting workshop on human nutrition and dietetics, leaded by two experts in this matter. In this activity, the participants could see in more detail the school menus elaboration process, as well as discussing healthy food habits amongst the children population in the 21st Century. Child obesity […]

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 […]

Solidary Carnival at O Castro British School

Culture Events Values

O Castro British School celebrated today the traditional Carnival fest, where all the teaching community at O Castro British School wore many funny outfits and enjoyed many different activities related to this popular festivity. This year, to the usual celebration, a new initiative has been added leaded by the school’s Head Boys and Head Girls […]

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, […]

Solidary days at O Castro British School

Events Values

O Castro British School’s Student Council started a campaign to raise funds for a basketball Sport Club called Amfiv. In one of the events they raised around 600 euros. And in just one day! Furthermore, last term’s last day of school, all the students where allowed to come to school wearing Christmas details or clothes. […]

NACE Arts Competition

Awards and Competitions Culture Events

O Castro British School educational community has always been aware of the artistic and creative talents of our students. Thus, the results achieved by our students in NACE Arts Competition have confirmed this fact. First of all, Manuel Martiño, from Y4C, has won first prize in the category “Photography” for Upper KS2. The winning image […]

Nursery and Reception Christmas Shows

Culture Events

As it couldn’t be any other way, the school’s youngest students also joined the Chrismas Celebration, doing two festivals that made parents and teachers laugh and smile. The three Reception groups amused the audience, that packed the Assembly Hall, with the Dear Santa story and their versions of Santa Claus is coming to Town, Deck […]

OCBS Ukulele Band Perform a Christmas Concert

Culture Events Values

O Castro British School Ukulele band visited Virgen de Guadalupe nursing home in the last week of school. Our band went to the nursing home, which is located in El Alto de San Cosme, to perform a fun concert as a Christmas present for the residents. The repertoire included some well-known traditional Galician songs, such […]

KS1 celebrates its Christmas show

Culture Events

KS1 joins the Christmas celebrations at O Castro British School with a fantastic performance in which our Primary students showed their creative and artistic abilities. In their performances, they sang and danced typical carrols, such as We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells o Feliz Navidad, which […]

KS2 Welcomes the Christmas Holidays

Culture Events

The KS2 pupils at O Castro British School have started the Christmas festivals this year with some well-rehearsed versions of seasonal classics. In their performances they have sung and danced to the rhythm of much-loved songs such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bells,” “Merry Christmas Everyone”, “All I Want for Christmas Is […]

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 […]

O Castro British School Dresses Up For Halloween

Culture Events

O Castro British School has celebrated its traditional Halloween party. The event was attended by other members of the school community. Nursery students were the exception, since they will have to wait one more year to take part in their first Halloween parade. Students, teachers and some brave parents have dressed up for the event: […]

Come Be A Part of Kini’s Pit Crew

Events Sports Values

Once again this year, O Castro British School cooperates actively in organising the 5th edition of the fundraising race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer” [Vigo Against Cancer], an action that is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy of the school. Needles to say that we encourage the whole educational community of O Castro British School […]

3rd Edition of The Sing With Us Song Contest

Culture Events

We all know that our students are young great artists, but in the 3rd Edition of the Sing With Us Song Contest they have excelled themselves. In the last week of the term, the school gym held the finals of this contest. 14 students from KS2 and KS3 took part in this event, in which […]

Y5 Stand Against Bullying to See the School Year Off

Culture Events

O Castro British School Y5 students have said goodbye to the school year with a fun performance in order to show their commitment against bullying. During the show, after going back over some of the best moments of this school year, our Y5 students brought bullying into focus. Bullying has become a scourge in today’s […]

Y2 and Y3 End of Year Festival

Culture Events

Y2 and Y3 have also celebrated a fun and emotional festival to say goodbye to the school year. Through their performances, our students wanted to show their families everything they have learnt and enjoyed throughout the year. Y2 “went on” an amazingly complete trip around the world. Japan, Turkey, Ireland, Scotland, the warm Caribbean Islands […]

Nursery And Reception Say Goodbye To The School Year 2016/2017

Culture Events

Nursery and Reception students said goodbye to the school year 2016/2017. Parents and relatives of our students attended the event. Nursery students dressed up as young graduates in order to show their artistic qualities with a fantastic performance. Besides, Reception students gave some fun and witty performances. The future, friendship and the moral values were […]

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 […]

Padel Open Day

Events Sports

For the second year in a row, O Castro British School has held a padel open day. Thus, our students got introduced to this sport for free. Since the event was so well-received by our secondary students last year, new this year has been the participation of Y5 and Y6 in this fantastic sporting day. […]

York Emerged Victorious in KS1 Sports Day

Events Sports

KS1 Sports day was held last Friday, 2nd June. York emerged victorious in this competition, too. Cambridge came second, Oxford third and Durham fourth. Our students, who were cheered on by their families, had a great day full of sports. Our KS1 students took part in ten different activities in order to put into practice […]

A Full House at Valladares Auditorium for O Castro British School Extracurricular Activities Festival

Events Extracurricular Activities

Last Saturday, O Castro British School Extracurricular Activities Festival was held at the auditorium of Valladares Cultural Centre. Family and friends packed the auditorium in order to see the performance of our young artists. This year’s festival was very varied. There was a little bit of live music thanks to Uke & the Leles and […]

York Emerged Victorious in KS3 Sports Day thanks to Y8 and Y9 Victories

Awards and Competitions Events Sports

KS3 students celebrated their traditional Sports day last Monday. The event was marked by sportsmanship and great weather. In the morning, the students went to the University of Vigo facilities in order to participate in the following competitions: long jump, sprints, relay races and football matches. In the afternoon, the competitions continued at the school […]

Sports Day for Early Years

Events Sports

Last Friday, our Nursery and Reception students took part in the traditional Sports Day. During the event, the youngest students in the school were able to practise and show their parents the skills that they have acquired in PE this year. Among the activities carried out by our Nursery and Reception pupils were skill games, […]

Open Days At O Castro British School

Communication Events

O Castro British School will be holding Open Days on 10th and 12th May. The purpose of the Open Days is to provide you with relevant information about the only Cambridge School accredited by the British Council in Galicia. O Castro British School offers an up-to-date mission statement in order to provide a personalised education […]

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 […]

Carnival Time in O Castro British School

Culture Events

A year on, as is tradition, O Castro British School celebrates the Carnival with a fantastic parade. The show counted on the participation of all our students, from Early Years to Year 10, as well as the rest of the school community. The creativity was overflowing at the parade. Our students and teachers dressed up […]

The UKE & The Leles perform at Got Talent

Events Trips and exchanges

Our band The UKE & The Leles perform tonight at Got Talent Spain to try to make a dent in the semifinals of this TV show. We wish you all the luck in the world but, above all, enjoy this magnificent experience.

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 […]

Games Day for KS1

Events

Play is an essential part of every child’s live. However, the impact of technology on today’s lives has contributed to the fact that children have often changed the way they play. Tablets and videogames have replaced toys and more traditional games. In order to counteract this tendency, KS1 students, parents and teachers took part in […]

Year 7 Students and Their Teachers Take Part in A Mini Rugby Tournament

Events Sports

Year 7 students and their teachers took part in a mini rugby tournament to give a grand finale to a fantastic first term of Physical Education on the part of our students. Some of the students from the two groups of secondary education came face to face with a select group of Secondary teachers, among […]

First Christmas Concert Performed by Secondary Teachers and Students

Culture Events

Our teachers had a leading role in the first Christmas concert performed by secondary teachers and students. The concert took place in the course of our Christmas General Assembly, during the last days of the first term. Our teachers demonstrated that they are on the same level as our students in terms of artistic skills. […]

O Castro British School Christmas Concert

Culture Events

Just like every year, Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have worked really hard to give an amazing Christmas concert for all the school community of O Castro British School. Our students performed several Christmas carols and Christmas songs. It was a brilliant performance in which they surprised everybody with their own […]

O Castro British Schools celebrates a new edition of Differences Week

Events Values

Last Week, the educational community of O Castro British School ended a new edition of Differences Week, an activity in which students and teachers of each educational stage of the school emphasise the importance of the differences between them, as an integrating element of the community. Throughout the week, our students carried out a number […]

The 4th Edition Of The Race ‘Vigo Against Cancer’ Beats Attendance Record With More Than 3,500 Participants

Events Sports Values

A record turnout of over 3,500 people gathered early last Sunday morning for the 4th Race Against Cancer in Vigo. Participants divided into 10km and 5km categories and charity bib numbers were also available. This initiative is a new example of solidarity in the city in order to fight against one of the scourges of […]

O Castro British School Celebrates Halloween

Culture Events

O Castro British School has celebrated its traditional Halloween parade today. It was especially organised for Early Years and Primary students, but it also counted on the attendance of other members of the educational community who did not want to miss the ‘trick or treat’ fun. Our students, teachers and some parents dressed up in […]

The series of talks for parents organised by the Guidance Department and the Technical Director end today with a talk on Adolescence.

Communication Events Parents Education

Adolescence is a topic of increasing interest for the families of the school. For this reason, it has been the subject chosen for the last talk organised by the Guidance Department and the Technical Director of O Castro British School during this school year. The talk addressed how this stage of life can be, its […]

End of Year Festival at O Castro British School

Events

Last Saturday, Early Year students held their end of year festival with the Olympics as a main theme. Thus, the six groups of Early Years at O Castro British School dressed up as an Olympic team and a sport for the event: Nursery B dressed up as Brazil tennis players; Nursery C dressed up as […]

The Uke-leles Take part in the First Galician Ukulele Festival in Ribadavia

Events

Last Saturday, 4th June, some of the members in O Castro British School Ukulele Band took part in UKP Day, the first ukulele festival in Galicia, which was held in Ribadavia, Ourense. Our students performed brilliantly at a beautiful location in Ribadavia’s castle. The audience couldn’t stop cheering and applauding. They even asked our young […]

KS3 Celebrates Sports Day at the University of Vigo Campus

Events Sports

KS3 has also celebrated Sports Day in the sports facilities at the University of Vigo campus, in Vigo. Our students were able to play different sports, among them handball, basketball and football. They also competed in several track and field activities, including sprints, shot put and long jump. Congratulations to all Year 8 and Year […]

Early Years celebrate Sports Day 2016

Events Sports

Nursery and Reception students have celebrated Sports Day 2016. They carried out games and activities that they usually do in their Physical Education lessons. The younger students at O Castro British School enjoyed the day accompanied by their parents, who participated with them in all the activities of this sporting event. Thanks to all for […]

KS2 students celebrate their Sports Days

Events Sports

KS2 students have celebrated their Sports Days this week. Each student represented their ‘house teams’ while participating in several sporting activities. Our students showed competitiveness, but also good sportsmanship and fair play. They were able to enjoy a successful sports day with their classmates. Football, hockey, basketball and relay races were some of the sports […]

KS1 Celebrates Sports Day

Events Sports

Year 1 and Year 2 students have celebrated the traditional Sports Day at O Castro British School. Our students’ parents participated actively in this sporting event too. The students represented their house teams and the result was very tight among the four O Castro British School houses. Cambridge came first in the competition, York came […]

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 […]

O Castro British School celebrates Christmas

Culture Events

O Castro British School said goodbye to the first term of the 2015/2016 school year with two Christmas concerts, held on 16th and 17th December. All our students, from Early Years to Key Stage 3, performed several Christmas carols and Christmas songs, from classics such as Santa Claus is coming to town, Jingle Bells and […]

Family Day at O Castro British School

Communication Events

On Friday, 27th November our Early Years pupils celebrated Family Day at school. This special event was shared with all our Nursery and Reception family members. The celebration kicked off with an Assembly where each class performed their own interpretation of Thanksgiving, a topic which focused on giving thanks and promoting positive family values which […]

A geocaching adventure

Events Sports

Year 8 and year 9 students have taken part today in an exciting day of geocaching in the Campus of Vigo. The event was organised on the occasion of the European Week of Sport. This activity, which is part of the syllabus contents for Physical Education, made possible for students to enjoy a different school […]

End of Year Festival

Events

After a magnificent and exhausting year, next Saturday, we will be having our End of Year Festival at O Castro British School. Please come join us for hours of fun and a tasty meal. It will be an event for the whole family to enjoy, with many activities planned from 12:00 to 17:00 PM Remember […]

Sports Day 2015

Events Sports

Last week we celebrated our annual Sports Day. This is a very important event in the life of our school. Sports themselves have a vital role in making a child sound physically as well as mentally. The students represented their house teams and participate in various sporting events: floorball, basketball, Football, Relay races, games with […]

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 […]

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 […]

An OCIS Christmas!

Events

Before the end of the year and the first school term, we would like to offer a brief overview of the most exciting moments that the last days of December have given us. The last week of classes rewarded us with unforgettable moments: the Christmas Festival, performed by many of our students; the OCIS Ukelele […]

Christmas Chocolate Party

Events

On Friday, 19th of December, the school PTA will celebrate a wonderful Christmas party. It will be a very sweet term-end party and a great opportunity for parents and children to share an unforgettable moment. The event will take place in our Sports Hall, from 5.30 pm to 8 p.m. We hope to see you […]

Celebrating differences!

Events

The curtain closes on a great week! This week children at O Castro learnt one of life’s biggest lessons: difference is great-difference makes us stronger. Excited O Castro children from Nursery to Y8 gathered together to celebrate the end of our themed week ‘celebrating differences’. It was a fantastic spectacle to see all children from […]

Award Ceremony!

Events

On Monday 13th October Key Stage 2 at O Castro had the first in series of monthly awards ceremonies, designed to recognise achievements both inside and outside the classroom. It was fantastic to see so many children being awarded with certificates! Well done to all of them! We are looking forward to the next one […]

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 […]

Christmas Festival 2013

Culture Events

And finally…. the big day came on Wednesday 17th… after weeks of rehearsals and preparation our pupils were ready to raise the curtain. Everybody´s nerves were frayed with good reason. This year the central theme was “Christmas around the world” and our pupils delighted us with a show that gave us the opportunity to learn […]

Thanksgiving Day – Multicultural Celebration

Culture Events

Last Thursday, 28th November, our Early Years, Primary and Secondary pupils participated in our annual Multicultural celebration at school. This event was organised and focused around the traditional North American holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Through this Multicultural celebration, children were given the opportunity to reflect upon the core values of our culture; tolerance, equality and […]

Jolly Phonics Training

Events

Last weekend OCIS held a very special two-day training course, led by Coral George, a jolly phonics expert and well known trainer. Our teachers had the opportunity to learn more about Jolly Phonics, and how it helps with spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the school. Our staff took part in the two-day course in part […]

Board of Governors Presentations

Academic Events

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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