It is a pleasure to welcome you to this 2019-2020 school year, marking the 30th anniversary of the inauguration of our school. In order to mark this occasion, over the course of this academic year we will hold several activities that we would love to share with you and your children, since this anniversary would not have been possible without the trust of all the families that have supported us over these years.
Out students finished the past academic year with fantastic results, such as the excellent results attained in the IB Diploma Programme exams, in which the school average has again exceeded the world average. In addition, two students have attained 40 points, which places them in an exclusive 9% of candidates worldwide. In addition, 100% of our students obtained over 10 points in the university access exams, and all those who chose foreign universities (USA, United Kingdom and Holland) have been admitted.
In just four years we have tripled the number of students on the Diploma Programme, with two groups in their first year, showing that students are mostly opting for the international syllabus.
Results in the ABAU university entrance exams have also been excellent, with 52% of students obtaining over 10 points. We hope to again attain the same excellent results over this school year. In addition we will be continuing with our Debate and Public Speaking programmes; the progressive integration of robotics; increasingly numerous MUN Models; participation of students in Galiciencia -1st Prize last year; continuing with e-Twinning programmes, as well as our participation in Erasmus + Projects. All these activities will also involve visits from teachers and students from different European countries, with whom we are developing very interesting international programmes. In short, we offer many projects that impact directly on children’s education and a unique educational model that is based on an international education, bilingualism, training of 21st century skills, technology and individualised education.
Meanwhile, as in other years, we have continued to renew and renovate our school facilities, with new office space, sports locker rooms and other repairs and maintenance. We have also continued to replace our digital whiteboards with the latest generation touch screens and progressively renew school furniture.
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.