Alumni visit

By Raquel Novel and Sofia Serrano

Last February 23rd , our High School students received a very special visit: SIL School Alumni, university students now, came back to school to share their experiences on this new stage. They are studying different fields as ADE, engineering, languages, law, medicine, among others. What a better way to get first-hand information about a not so far future? The alumni talked about the great offer and the different choices there are. This activity may help student to make the right decision about their future. No doubt our students found the experience reassuring and encouraging.

 

Cangur 2018

 

Since 1996, the Mathematical Kangaroo test (also known as International Mathematical Kangaroo or Kangourou sans frontières), has been held in Catalonia. It is an international mathematical competition driven by the international association Le Kangourou sans Frontières and it is organized in over 70 countries around the world. Here, it is led by the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques (SCM) with the will of encouraging and motivating a large majority of students.

This year it will be held on 15 March (always on the third Thursday of March) and our school will be one of the hosts, which means that students of other schools will come to ours in order to compete in this international test. The first edition in Catalonia was held in 1996 with 1,000 students and 100 schools, but this year over 100,000 catalans students have been enrolled.

 



 

Students from 5th primary schooling to 2nd baccalaureate can take part in it. This competition is an individual multiple choice test and the questions are based more on reasoning and ingenuity rather than specific mathematical knowledge. Students have to answer 20 or 30 close-ended questions (according to the course) and with three different difficulty levels.

Last year, 17 of our students were in the best 10% of Catalonia. A special mention should be given to Hao Zhou (he was a student of 3rd ESO), because he was in the best 0.1%.





Students in the best 10% of Catalonia Hao Zhou, in the best 0.1% of Catalonia

 

 

Good luck to all participants this year!

 

1st Prize. – Fundación Geriatros – SARquavitae

Last year 2 ESO students have won the 1st Prize awarded by the SARquavitae Foundation: “The Geriatros Foundation Awards – SARquavitae awarded with the aim of recognizing the social commitment of individuals and institutions that contributes to better the quality of life of the elderly and Make the world a major place ” (http://www.sarquavitae.es/). 

The 2015-16 course, on the initiative of the 2ESO tutor, Mrs. Rubio, started a collaboration program between the school and the Icaime day care centre that treats patients with Alzheimer’s in its initial phase.Dr. Navas, Director of Icaime, gave a lecture to students about Alzheimer’s disease, the needs of those affected and how to treat them. Next, the project was started, which was to prepare activities of cognitive stimulation, which would be carried out in the day centre itself in the workshop hours with the participation of the users of the centre.

It is worth mentioning the work of the 2nd ESO tutors, Mrs. Rubio and D. De La Vega, who accompanied the class work and the start-up of the on-site workshop. On 21st November they will go to Madrid to collect the prize.

Congratulations!!

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SIL at the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona!

Our school has been one of the 6 schools chosen from all over Catalunya for the first educational experience within the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona! We are so very glad and proud, therefore our students already work on the first phase: Design Competition.

Here some more words!

Smart City EDucational Xperience has been specifically designed for encouraging the Young generation thinking, designing and making the world they want to live in as well as belonging to a society built by themselves within Smart City Expo World Congress 2017. SCEDX is a multifaceted, non-formal, and a blended learning educational experience where several projects and activities will be developed by 36 students from 6 different high schools, working together through a co-creation methodology; a sequence of activities which have been designed for being developed through co-creation and collaboration by students of different schools, where the competential aim is to help them identifying their strengths and minimizing their fears, always through collaboration and cocreation, inspiring each other and optimizing the summatory of their individual abilities. They will do that through a competition of industrial design, a smart hackaton for designing a smart urban superisle, and the creation and edition of a collaborative documentary of the whole experience made by themselves.

Mr. Miquel Navarro

Technology Teacher

Car Free Day

The school has participated today in the action organized by Ajuntament de Barcelona, “Dia Sense Cotxes”, in the Mobility Week. We’ve played traditional games in the street, we have decorated it, named the trees that bring life t it… We have taken the place to cars and we have enjoyed it a lot. What a good experience!

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FESTE SIL

Teachers, students and families all enjoyed the first SIL festival last saturday. It was a day designed with an objective of happiness and fun for all the family. The morning was full of different activities and crafts in which anybody could participate. We all enjoyed the morning greatly.

We have already started preparing for the second festival which will be held at the end of May 2018.

We hope to see you all there.

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