Category Archives: Pre-U

Becas Maria Rosa Culell: “El primer paso para un futuro lleno de posibilidades”

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Marcel Morillas, Loreto Padrós, Laia Tutusaus y Arnau Vilà siguen, todavía hoy, cursando Bachillerato gracias a las dos ediciones anteriores de las Becas Maria Rosa Culell. Estas becas permiten cursar los años de bachillerato en el colegio internacional St. Peter’s School. El colegio acaba de convocar la 3ª edición.

 Para ellos, los primeros seleccionados, las becas han sido más que una oportunidad, un reto que ha valido la pena afrontar. Dicen los cuatro que valoran, en especial, cómo han sido acogidos en St. Peter’s, por parte, tanto de los profesores como de los alumnos. Destacan la diversidad del centro, su tolerancia, su buen ambiente y la calidad en la educación. Una educación, según ellos, que incluye tanto el desarrollo personal como proyectos globales e internacionales que convierten St. Peter’s en un centro de referencia.

Esta entrevista, en la que nos contaron de primera mano su experiencia como candidatos seleccionados para las dos primeras ediciones de las Becas Maria Rosa Culell, ha sido publicado en el periódico La Vanguardia en este enlace.

¿Cómo valoráis que un colegio como St. Peter’s reconozca el talento, no solo académico, de jóvenes como vosotros?

Laia T.: Valoro muy positivamente la acogida y la atención recibida, que me ha ayudado a descubrir realmente mi potencial y mi vocación. Tanto los alumnos como los profesores favorecen un ambiente cercano y enriquecedor en todos los sentidos.

Loreto P.: Poder participar en proyectos como el Placement, con la capacidad de participar realmente en la rutina de un bufete de abogados, como fue mi caso, me ha permitido descubrir qué quiero hacer, y por eso, valoro inmensamente mi estancia en St. Peter’s.

¿Qué os ha aportado y qué habéis aportado vosotros al cursar el bachillerato en St. Peter’s?

Arnau V.: Ante todo, diversidad y crecimiento por parte de ambas partes. Todos hemos tenido la posibilidad de ver más allá. Al final, en este colegio lo que importa es la persona. Las becas me han ayudado (a mi y a mis compañeros, creo) a romper prejuicios de todo tipo.

Loreto P.: Cursar el bachillerato en un colegio internacional como St. Peter’s marca diferencia. No solo por el aprendizaje de inglés, sino también por el crecimiento personal que posibilitan los proyectos en los que participamos, por la atención recibida y por la excelencia. He crecido como persona y puedo decir que hoy sé qué camino tomar cuando llegue a la universidad.

¿Por qué presentarse a la convocatoria de las becas Maria Rosa Culell?

Laia T.: Porque son un reto, porque abren la puerta a un mundo de posibilidades que de otra forma, quizá no tendríamos, porque ayudan a desarrollarse como persona y a trazar el camino que tú decidas. Porque son excelentes.

 

Marcel M.: Ayudan a ampliar horizontes, a demostrarte que hay retos que valen la pena. Y este solo es el primero. Ahora sabemos que podemos afrontar muchos otros. Es el primer paso para un futuro lleno de oportunidades.

Maria Rosa Culell Scholarships For Excellence. 2017-18 In honour of Andrés Sexto

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This year our Scholarships for Excellence bears the name of our former Pupil Andrés Sexto. Here we can see Andrés when he was a student at St. Peter’s and a recent picture taken this weekend.

Once again this year, we are pleased to announce the availability of the Maria Rosa Culell Scholarships for Excellence. These grants are merit-based and aim to support those students who have excellent academic and non-academic achievements. They intend to avoid limited resources being an obstacle to completing the three school years of Pre-U at St. Peter’s School (4th ESO and Bachillerato). There is only one difference in this year’s edition: we have included Pre-U Foundation and thus extended the scholarship to a maximum of three years, depending on the student’s commitment and progress.

Every school year the grant bears the name of a former pupil who stood out, not only for their academic merits but also for other qualities. Andrés Sexto is the former pupil to be honoured by the St. Peter’s Scholarship for Excellence 2017-18.

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Andrés graduated at St. Peter’s School on 1993. As the previous honoured former pupils (Tatiana Sisquella and Sean Hartnoll), he always strived to fulfil the projects he believe in, struggled for them and carried them out with enthusiasm. This was the reason why, having finished his studies at the school, he studied Law at ESADE. Later he moved to Madrid where he finally passed the Entrance Exams to the solicitor profession in 2002. He has served as a solicitor in Galicia and Barcelona since then.

St. Peter’s Scholarships for Excellence would like to pay homage to those students who, like Andrés, are an example of both Excellence and Perseverance. Our first grant recipients agree that these scholarships “are a great opportunity opportunity. Daring to face the challenge is just the beginning”

The students who are already studying at the school find these grants the opportunity to enrich their learning experience. Their new peers help them grow academically and personally.

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Scholarships For Excellence 2016-17. Announcement of Award

For the St. Peter’s Scholarship Committee it is a great pleasure to announce that finally Marcel Morillas Rozas is the student awarded with the 2nd edition of Maria Rosa Culell Scholarships for Excellence. Marcel will be starting Pre-U 1 next Monday together with their new classmates and is looking forward to face this challenge.  Born in Torres de Claramunt, he is a passionate music player and has studied in the IES Molí de la Vila, in Capellades.

As one of our first grant recipient said, Marcel also thinks that these scholarships “are an opportunity. Daring to face the challenge is just the beginning”. So, let’s start! Welcome to St. Peter’s School, Marcel.

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Josep M. Ginjaume welcomed Marcel to St. Peter’s before the beginning of the school year

This school year the grant honors our former pupil, Sean Hartnoll. Hartnoll is today Professor in Physics at Stanford University and is specialised in black holes.

Placement 2016: our first contact with the world of business

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When we decided to organise the Placement Programme for the very first time, we wanted it to be an important guide for our students in order to give them a first contact with the world of business. It had to be an experience that they would never forget and would help them take their last decisions on their future.

So, this April and for the first time we offered the business students in Pre-U the opportunity to undertake a week-long placement in an enterprise. You could see Mr. Joan Rovira Sanz,  Ms. Carol Walter and Mr. Joan Rovira Canaleta very busy organising everything, contacting a range of companies that accomplished the goals we were looking for. And they found the perfect ones, as you can see when you ask the students about their experience on the companies during their placement:

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“This placement has helped me very much indeed to decide my future. I was a little bit confused about what to study and now I have it clear. I would like to work in a hotel like Sixtytwo. I could see many different areas of the hotel and it helped me understand what it is to work in this environment”. - Roser Espin, Sixtytwo.

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“There was people there who drew really well and they loved my drawings. I wish one day I will draw that way” – Vera Valeva, McCann.

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“This experience was just amazing, I din’t want to come back. I’d love to have a position in a company such as Antonio Miró, or work in the Marketing department for a fashion company” – Francesca Casci, Antonio Miró.

Junior Minguella Football Management

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“It was a unique experience. I’ve learnt lots of things for my professional future. They even asked me to work for them in a near future” – Jack Nye, Junior Minguella Football Management.

ESADE

“It was an unforgettable experience. Thanks to it now I have it clearer what I want to study, where and what I would like to do after finishing ADE in Esade”. – Andrea García, Esade.

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“Until now I thought about my professional future with some doubts. After this intensive week, I have completely clear that I want to become a lawyer and study Law” - Loreto Padrós, Ferré Perpinyà Advocats.

KKH Property Investors

“Simply the most wonderful activity that St. Peter’s has prepared for its pupils. After having been in kkh-propertyinvestors for a week, I’m fascinated by the real state industry”. Luis González, Kkh Property Inverstors.

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“I think it was a very fruitful week. I learnt so much and in a very different way we do at school. We have been able to see what it implies working in a company and the effort it requires. The week helped me decide what I want to study. Now I know Law has different areas to work in and you can thus specialise in each one”. – Maria Ripol, Gabinete Martínez Comín.

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“It was very interesting to actually live and get to know the day-to-day of every department in a hotel like Hotel Adagio, a small but warm hotel where I could learn and experience everything from a different point of view. I got to know the difficulties you need to face in a normal day of work but also, the hospitality and gratitude of the clients. It was worth indeed doing it!” – Irina Rafel, Hotel Adagio

A big thank you to the companies that made it possible

As you can see, every one of our students is delighted with this experience which has give them their first contact with the world of Business. It is a small step into their future, but a huge one if you consider it has guided them in such a positive way. We would like to thank you to all the companies that have made it possible.

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One of our students during his placement in Monkeys Communications

A part from the ones mentioned above, our students also collaborated in:

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PDUP16: Connecting the unconnected dots

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Last week we held our Personal Development for University Programme (PDUP16) and our students in Pre-U 1 learned some interesting things:

  1. They are going to have jobs that haven’t been invented yet.
  2. As St. Peter’s General Manager, Josep Maria Ginjaume, explained, we have typographies in our computers because of unconnected dots in Steve Jobs’ life.
  3. We really have to reflect upon where we want to go. If we know this,  we’ll find out the road to go there (great piece of advice from “Alice in Wonderland”. Dr. Kazmierckaz, professor at Universitat Abat Oliba, explained it to us at the Opening Session. 
  4. And the most important thing: if you have a dream, protect it and pursuit it.

The following video is a quick view of the activities and conferences held during the week:

So, after this intensive PDUP, our students have a new “to-do-list”:

  1. We must have a project, love it and work for it.
  2. If we are going to work at jobs that don’t exist yet, then we have to be prepared to adapt and learn. 
  3. We have to be comfortable in the “Non-comfort-zone”. 
  4. Even if we don’t know the answer to the question “If Pinocchio says ‘My nose grows now,’ is he either lying or not?” (Mr. Josep M. Ginjaume quoted this sentence at the Closing Ceremony in Casa Batlló), we know we have to face uncertainty and handle it.

Sometimes we need to connect the unconnected dots to face the challenges we find on our way to where we want to go. Programmes such as the PDUP help to do this and find the answers we don’t find in our every-day classes.

We would like to thank to everyone involved and specially to the students who have joined us at the PDUP who came from Colegio Agustinos Alicante, Colegio San Patricio, Colegio Virgen de Europa and Colegio El Pinar.

To close the programme, on Thursday 18th we celebrated our University Day. Parents, students and universities could meet in this university fair, share their programmes and choices and talk about future options.

You can take a look at the pictures on this link: PDUP16 pictures.