Each term starts with us having a plan of what will be done according to the different goals we have.
This school year, our focus from the board is to work toward ONE SCHOOL - ONE CULTURE.
Although we are called the Scandinavian School you know that many of us have a background in the Anglo-Saxon tradition that can also differ if you are coming from, for example, the U.S., Australia or the UK. At the same time we operate in a Spanish environment and several employees are Spaniards. As you can imagine, it is not easy to agree on all issues and it may not be meant to be either. Now we will gather in various study groups around a book Visible Learning by John Hattie. His book is about what is everybody's main task: to be good teachers for all children no matter what background we or the kids have. We are going, with his book as a starting point, to discuss, reflect and hopefully develop our educational professions in order to bring our school forward. The best thing about his book is that it is based on the most renowned research throughout the world about what is best for children / students and their learning.
The Scandinavian school is described by many as a school with a friendly and safe atmosphere. We will bear this in mind and develop it. We are a school, and will remain so even if the future will be that two different countries will have supervisory responsibility over the two parts.
On Monday, January 20 NABSS, National Association of British Schools in Spain, visit the English speaking section in order to precisely determine whether the UK can be a host country for that section.
You parents are also important to us. Note in your calendars that we have the year’s first Parents Representatives Meeting on 18 February at 6:00 pm. Think about what you want to discuss and e-mail questions to your Parents Representative 's who’ll send them on to me , Jenny, Monica and Jeanette .
Again, welcome to the academic year 2014.