Category: Values

Vigo Race against Cancer

Events Sports Values

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10am will be held the seventh edition of the Vigo Race against Cancer, which once again has the support of our school. The purpose is to raise funds for research projects with a local presence. On this occasion, the fundraising will go to the Oktopus project, a multidisciplinary team […]

Charity Sponsorship

Sports Values

Last weekend was held the first Charity Race for Inclusion “Vigo a Vela”, a pioneering initiative promoted by Mundinova Communications Consultants and supported by the ONCE Foundation, which we have not been able to join, whose main objective is to raise awareness in society about the full inclusion of people with disabilities through sports. The […]

Sports and charity sponsorship

News Sports Values

We are pleased to inform you that O Castro British School joins the I Charity Race for Inclusion “Vigo a Vela”, a pioneering initiative whose main objective is to raise awareness in society about the full inclusion of people with disabilities through sports. The race will be held on July 20th in the Ría de […]

Sports sponsorship

Sports Values

Last weekend was held the last test of the Equestrian Social League of C.H. El Alazán 2018/2019, a competition organized by the club and that since the last academic year has the support of O Castro British School. This competition is mainly directed to the quarry of the club, to give them the opportunity to […]

Sport Day

Sports Values

Last week, Early Years and KS1 students celebrated the Sport Day, a typical event in British schools, both in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. With this event, we want to put in value the weight of sport in our educational project, as well as the promotion of important values such as […]

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 […]

Performance of Uke & The Leles

Values

The music group of the schoo, the Uke & The Leles performed last Thursday at the Elderly Residence Ballesol, in Vigo, on the occasion of the feast of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of music. The students of O Castro British School offered attendees a wide and varied repertoire composed of twelve themes, among which highlighted […]

HOPE 2018

Values

One more year, stars the HOPE campaing (Help One Person Eat), a charity initiative of food collection promoted from the PTA of the school (parent association) that will remain active until next Monday 10th of December. Food donations are of vital importance, especially at this time of year. Therefore, the PTA of the first British […]

Differences Week 2018

Culture Values

Last week, the first British school in Galicia held the Differences Week, an event in which students and teachers of the school turned in a special way in one of the core principles of our educational model: education by values. During this week, students from all educational stages, from Nursery to Year 12, carried out […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

End of the year trip

Culture Trips and exchanges Values

Students from de first year of Secondary went last weekend on their end of year trip. Their destination: the “Way of Saint James”, a fabulous experience of coexistence that they will never forget. With this learning experience, we would like our students to develop awareness of the cultural value of the “Way of Saint James” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Voluntary Campaign HOPE Collects 2 Tonnes Of Food For Cáritas

Values

For another consecutive year, the educational community at O Castro British School has renewed its commitment to helping the less fortunate people of Vigo and its surrounding area. We have collected two tonnes of food through the 2017 HOPE campaign which was organised by the PTA in collaboration with the school. Y10 and Y11 students […]

Y8 Students Volunteer At A Nursing Home

Values

O Castro British School Y8 students will be volunteering at Virgen de Guadalupe nursing home during the first term of this school year. The nursing home is located half a kilometre from the school. This initiative, which is part of their PSHE subject, aims at making our environment a better place. This activity concurs with […]

Beach Cleaning Day

Values

A group of families from O Castro British School took part in the beach clean-up campaign “1 metro cuadrado por las playas y los mares 2017” [1 square metre to help our beaches and seas 2017]. This campaign is led by the Spanish Ornithological Society, BirdLife and ECOEMBES. Through this campaign, which belongs to the […]

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 […]

Year 8 Students Root For CD Amfiv At Opening Match Of Challege Cup

Sports Trips and exchanges Values

O Castro British School Year 8 students went to Navia Sports Centre in order to root for CD Amfiv at the opening match of the Challenge Cup. The team from Vigo earned a comfortable victory against Handi Sud Basket Marseille. Our students had the opportunity to enjoy a brilliant match by this wheelchair basketball team, […]

Players from AMFIV Basketball Club Visited O Castro British School

Sports Values

Last week, some members of the AMFIV wheelchair basketball club visited the school. They gave a fantastic exhibition to Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 students. In addition, our guests gave a brilliant talk to explain about their daily lives. Our students were able to put themselves in their shoes and try this sporting […]

O Castro British School collects more than two tons of food and school supplies for Christmas

Values

O Castro British School collects more than two tons of food in the fourth edition of the Hope campaign, a figure slightly higher than the one registered in 2015. The food and the school supplies will be shared among families in need from the city. This initiative, organised by the school PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) in […]

The “HOPE” Campaign 2016 Has Started

Values

O Castro British School PTA has launched once again the Help One Person Eat (HOPE) Campaign. It is a charitable initiative that has been organised in collaboration with the rest of the school community since 2013. As the name suggests, the aim of this initiative is to collect food and school supplies to help surrounding […]

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 […]

Come Be A Part of Kini’s Pit Crew in the 4th Edition Of The Race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer”

Sports Values

Once again this year, O Castro British School cooperates actively in organising the 4th 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 […]

O Castro British School Collaborates with the NGO SOGAPS in the Campaign ‘Holidays in Peace’

Values

O Castro British School launches a new solidarity initiative within its Corporate Social Responsibility, together with the NGO SOGAPS (Solidaridade Galega co Pobo Saharawi) [Galician Solidarity with Sahrawi people] to collaborate with the campaign ‘Holidays in Peace 2016’. For years, the initiative of this NGO has allowed for more than 300 Sahrawi children aged 9 […]

Year 2 students put into practise the three ‘R’s’ of the environment

Values

Following the three R’s rule: reduce, reuse and recycle, O Castro British School Year 2 students made some fantastic battery-recycling minions. This activity tries to encourage students to develop responsible consumption habits. The containers, for placing used batteries, were made with recycled materials. Students used milk and juice cartons for making the containers and later, […]

O Castro British School students give a concert at Doral Residencias

Culture Values

Today, 25th April, O Castro British School Ukelele Band, formed by Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students, accompanied by some members of the School choir (Year 9 girls), have given a joyful concert at Doral Residencias, a nursing home and care centre for people with disabilities. For almost one hour, O Castro British […]

O Castro British School celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

Values

This year’s slogan for World Autism Awareness Day is ‘Respect, Acceptance and Inclusion’ and for celebrating such an important date, O Castro British School organised a series of activities on the school premises. In a school day in which blue balloons invaded classrooms and corridors, the educational community of the school passed ‘the baton of […]

Biscuits for Valentine’s Day

Values

Our Nursery students enjoyed a culinary session to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Everyone participated in mixing the flour and butter, beating the eggs and finally preparing the dough for baking. Once finished, they were able to bring home their delicious biscuits to share with their families.

The third edition of Christmas cupcake sale raises more than 600 euros for Hogar San Jose

Values

The school council are pleased to announce a very successful 3rd edition of the Christmas cupcake sale! The student council would like to thank all families which donated beautiful (and delicious!) cupcakes. This year, in addition to the music, lights and tinsel, there was also hot chocolate! The student council would like to thank the […]

2015 Hope Campaign Collects Two Tons of Food

Values

O Castro British School 2015 Hope Campaign ended with an unprecedented success, having collected more than two tons of food, 500 kg more than in 2014. The food will be shared among families in need thanks to several charities. This initiative, organised by the school PTA in cooperation with the entire educational community, counted, once […]

The “HOPE” campaign 2015 has started

Values

O Castro British School has launched the third season of the “HOPE” campaign for donations for charitable organisations. The aim of this initiative, run by O Castro British School PTA in collaboration with the educational community, is to donate food to help surrounding families in need. To successfully achieve the “Help One Person Eat” campaign […]

A friendly reminder

Values

Últimos días para inscribirse en la III Carrera Vigo contra el Cáncer Os dejamos este video en el que “Kini” os anima a tod@s a que toméis parte en la cita deportiva del próximo domingo 1 de noviembre. No olvidéis inscribiros antes del 26/10/15 en la web: www.vigocontraelcancer.es ¡Nos vemos en la III Carrera Vigo […]

“Uke and the Leles” – O Castro Ukulele Band

Culture Values

On Tuesday, May 19th, the O Castro Ukulele Band played their first big concert, an outreach concert at Doralresidencias , a nursing home near the school. It was a joyful experience, both for the audience and the young performers. We had prepared a generous half hour programme, but the audience demanded two encores! Afterwards, John, […]

Nepal Charity Appeal!

Values

Thank you letter from Mr. Paul Horstead, KS3 Coordinator.   “Well Done O Castro!!! Having spent time with schools and charities in Nepal, you can only imagine the pain of not being able to help when many friends are stranded and scared in Nepal! However, thankfully all my personal friends and contacts are safe! Which […]

Peace Week in KS2!

Values

In the past week KS2 children have attended two very special whole key stage assemblies. Last week was peace week and the children were involved in studying famous peacekeepers with each year group focusing on one famous person. They were also engaged with other themed activities during the week ranging from philosophy for children and […]

Peace Week in KS1!

Values

Last week, KS1 pupils learnt how to be a peace-makers and not peace-breakers. They made posters, sang songs and made doves to celebrate Peace Week. During the Peace Day assembly, the children shared their learning with others and we all worked together as a team to make a peace sign. Happy Peace Week!  

Celebrating International Peace Day!

Values

Last Friday was a very momentous day in Early Years! The Nursery and Reception classes gathered together for a special Assembly to celebrate Peace Day. Throughout the week our pupils learnt about the meaning of Peace, ways in which we show peace at school and how to teach others about peace. They were very eager […]

Cupcakes for Solidarity

Values

For the second year in a row, the Student Council of O Castro International British School is organizing a “Cupcakes for Solidarity”. The sale will take place on Friday 19th December. It will take place after school (from 17.00 to 18.00), outside the School Office. Selected Student Council members and some teachers will be selling […]

The “Hope” Campaign 2014

Values

As happened last year around this time, O Castro International British School PTA has launched the second season of the “HOPE” campaign for donations for charitable organizations. As Christmas time is approaching, our thoughts turn to sharing with family, friends and loved ones. It is also time to show our most generous and caring side […]

Kini´s Pit Crew!

Sports Values

Once again we are extremely heartened by the great support given by the entire educational community of O Castro towards charitable initiatives. A good example of this was the massive participation of members of our center in the second edition of Vigo´s Race against cancer. Promoted by the school´s PTA and supported by a great […]

“Cupcakes for Solidarity” Market: a big success

Values

It is a fact: the first OCIS “Cupcakes for Solidarity” Market was a success. We want to thank all the people who made it possible. Thanks to the members of the Student Council, who organized the event. Thanks to all the dads and moms who put on their aprons and baked delicious cupcakes. Thanks to […]

The “HOPE” Campaign

Values

O Castro International British School PTA has launched the “HOPE” campaign for donations for charitable organizations. In these difficult financial times low-income families are increasingly being faced with a tough choice between putting food on the table and keeping their house warm. As Christmas time is approaching, our thoughts turn to sharing with family, friends […]

Intergenerational encounter, Let´s play together

Trips and exchanges Values

Con motivo del Día Internacional de las Personas Mayores, 1 de octubre, los alumnos de Year 7 han visitado la Residencia de Mayores Doralresidencias, cercana a nuestro centro. El objetivo de la visita era doble: por un lado, avivar la conciencia social de nuestros alumnos haciéndoles vivir la experiencia de compartir parte de su tiempo […]

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