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Photo shoot – 3rd edition on the St Peter´s Newspaper

Today the Y5 young reporters released the 3rd edition of the St Peter´s newspaper. This is the last edition of the school year but don´t worry, next year the future Y6 reporters will keep you all updated and entertained with the school activities.

We did a photo shoot to celebrate the achievement and off course the little ones from foundation stage wanted to join the party!.

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Full 3rd edition of the newspaper

 

Environment preservation at Foundation Stage

Environmental issues are something that we all should be aware of. This time as a part of “Curious Kids”, Foundation Stage pupils did lots of activities related to the preservation of the environment.

Recycling is our way to help controlling the immense amount of garbage that we create every day. Foundation pupils managed to identify the materials and put them in the correct recycling bin. Between yellow (plastic and metal) , Blue (paper) , Green (glass) , and Orange (organic) they had to choose the correct one.

The kids also learned a lot about water, the importance of using only what we need and keeping it clean.  Dirty and contaminated water not only affects us but also affects the habitat of lots of animals.

They also designed a solar oven and made some nachos!!!. What a great way to learn that we can find environmental friendly alternatives to our daily needs.

 

 

PISA 2018 results: St. Peter’s outperforms countries with the best OECD results

PISA 2018 results: St. Peter’s outperforms countries with the best OECD results

The relationship with the teacher, our best tool to motivate students

This course, our Year 10 students (15 years old) participated in the PISA tests for Educational Centres (International Program for the Evaluation of Students). These tests evaluate the ability to apply learned knowledge and skills in real life situations, in order to reason and communicate more effectively. Every three years, 15-year-old students from 72 countries are randomly chosen to take the PISA tests. The programme for educational centres offers the opportunity to students of a specific centre to take the tests. The results are an excellent tool for diagnosis and improvement.

The results obtained by St. Peter’s School shows that the performance of our students is above the Spanish average and above leading countries in education, such as Finland, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. The results in reading and mathematics shows a difference of more than 13 points above the Spanish average.

Student-teacher relations

One of the key points evaluated by PISA focuses on teacher-student relationships. The role of the teacher, according to the program, is fundamental for educational improvement. Precisely at this point, our students value in a very positive way the relationship with their teachers. They positively value all areas of school environment and discipline.

The Program for the International Assessment of Students (PISA) was promoted by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) with the objective of evaluating the efficiency in which 15-year-old students acquire the knowledge and skills essential for an active participation in society. The objective, from this first evaluation and diagnosis, is to promote improvement and educational change.

St. Peter’s School has participated in PISA for educational centres, along with 19 other members of the CICAE group (Association of Private and Independent Colleges). The results have been compared with the PISA 2015 tests, which randomly evaluated 1,769 students from 52 schools in 72 countries.

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