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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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Getting into the Christmas spirit!

Yesterday we enjoyed the last concert of the Christmas season, the Nursery 1 and 2 singalong. And with it we are definitely getting into the Christmas spirit!

As always, all the concerts have shown the enthusiasm, talent and hard work of all our students (and their teacher!).  We have loved every minute of them!

Rudolf the Red-Nose Reindeer, Foundation 5

An out-of-this-world Christmas, Class 2

When Sasha got stuck up the chimeney, Class 3

The Amazing Adventures of Superstan, Class 5

On behalf of the School, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Impact on 2015-2016. Innovation portfolio

Whenever we look back to a previous school year we realise how much has been done and how exciting facing new challenges has been. A school design should never be finished. The innovation portfolio just published and presented during the welcome meetings is the proof. Here is the link on issue in case you wish to have a look to its digital version.

Our ongoing school project, as well as any innovation we implement, is designed to help the students feel at home, learn to learn, and be ready to face any challenge they might find in their future lives.

Welcome to a new school year. All the projects collected in this innovation portfolio will continue to evolve and build the global independent education our students deserve.

 

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.

St. Peter’s School – Finland: Sharing pedagogical experiences

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Exchanging points of view with Pekka Tukonen, director of Saunakallion Koulu, Primary School in Finland

Collaboration with other schools and universities, dialogue and reflection upon Pedagogy and Innovation in the XXI century is the main objective of our University Research Programme, which has started to mature rapidly since it was born last school year.

This programme includes different actions to build a bridge between schools, pedagogical experts and universities.

Bearing this in mind and after attending in February the MIF International Symposium (aimed to improved the initial training for teachers), we could organise a visit to two innovative schools in Finland, the Saunakallion Koulu Primary School and the Järvenpä¨ Upper Secondary School. The visit was held this month of October.

Before the visit, we exchanged points of view and dialogued in depth with Xavier Melgarejo, one of the best specialists in the Finnish Educational System in Spain, and Pekka Tukonen, director of a Finnish Primary School. Finally, we visited Finland last month and were excited to discover some of the latest trends in Education applied in this country.

Sharing expertise, learning together

This experience is one step forward to promote internal research, reflection and collaboration in order to achieve professional development for both, teachers and the school.

Workshop on PBL given at University of Lleida by our teacher Sinead MgLoghin

Workshop on PBL given at University of Lleida by our teacher Sinead MgLoughin

Other areas included in the University Research Programme are the Teachers Practice that we started welcoming last school year (with students coming from different universities across the world), our involvement in some university research groups specialised in Language Acquisition or the workshops given by a group of St. Peter’s teachers in universities such as University of Lleida, Blanquerna or Autònoma de Barcelona.