It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. This year marks a milestone for our school, since we will be saying farewell to our first year of IB Diploma Programme, who will be graduating this year and that continue with their development. The number of students opting for this world-class education ha risen considerably this year. We continue to be, as you know, the only school in Galicia to be authorised to teach the three IB programmes.
We hope to repeat the success we had last year thanks to our students and teachers. Some of these successes include, the Year 2 ESO Olympiad, the Canguro Matemático, Parlamento Xoven, Robotics Integration Programme, the Músicaeduca Musical Programme, SEKMUN, participation in MUN models in different countries, the 4th Debate and Oratory Tournament, our prominent presence at Galiciencia, the Vigo Higher College of Engineering Robotics Competition, and the different keynote speakers from the school that have spoken at international conventions and events, as well as the organisation of the Science and Technology Projects Fair. Special mention goes to the e-twinning European quality label and the Erasmus + project funded by the EU and the excellent results our students have obtained in the Selectividad university entrance exams once again this year, which has led us to be placed very high in the rankings for the last five year, as the press has reported on over summer.
The school’s teaching staff has also been nourished this year, with new international teachers, as well as English Classroom Assistants from the UK.
Likewise, as in other years, we have continued with the improvement works at the school, renovating the corridor and the year 1 and 2 Primary classroom spaces.
I am grateful to you for the trust you have placed in us and I am at your disposal, with the support of the school’s teaching team, to ensure the full academic and personal development of your children.
Jacobo Olmedo, Principal SEK-Atlántico