The sense of belonging to a community

The philosopher Fernando Savater speaks of “true education consists not only in teaching how to think but also in learning to think about what we think about, and this reflective moment – the one that most clearly marks our evolutionary leap with respect to other species – requires us to realise that we belong to […]

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Education Talk

The renowned neuropsychologist Álvaro Bilbao visited three cities in the North East of Spain at the same time last Thursday, 24th February, bringing together more than 400 people in what was the first joint event of the three British and international schools of Globeducate in Spain; O Castro, Coruña and St. George’s British International Schools, […]

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How to discover your child’s talent

Mindset is “the mindset of the possible, the mindset of believing that you can do better”. This is how renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck defines the human capacity to embrace flaws, persevere and believe that personality change is possible. Her scientific research indicates that a fixed mindset will struggle to grow, while a growth mindset, […]

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Outdoor Classroom Day

Last February our school enjoyed a fun-filled day outdoors, the second of this academic year. Outdoor Classroom Day is celebrated around the world twice a year, but because of all the benefits it brings to our students, all Globeducate schools have decided to celebrate these days more frequently. Being outdoors helps the children to have […]

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House System

Last 7th June, Year 3 and Year 4 students at O Castro British International School celebrated Sports Day, a very important event in our school community which in this atypical year we have had to adapt in order to comply with all Covid measures. However, this did not stop our Primary pupils from enjoying a […]

Working on creative thinking in secondary schools

Having overcome the traditional dichotomy between “creative thinking” and “critical thinking”, there seems to be a clear consensus in the educational community regarding the need to combine creativity and critical thinking in order to get students to “think better in any area of knowledge”. In this sense, and after decades of training students in critical […]

Routines shape their brains

Álvaro Bilbao filled the classrooms of the school, virtual (of course), with more than 400 parents who came to listen and learn from the neuropsychologist and author of the book El cerebro del niño explicado a los padres (The Child’s Brain Explained to Parents). The neuropsychologist, both in his books and in his talks, reminds […]

Sports sponsorship: children’s golf

The first British school in Galicia and the only one to offer all educational stages is promoting the 1st O Castro British International School Infant Golf League, organised in collaboration with golb clubs in the area: Real Aeroclub de Vigo, Ría de Vigo (Domaio) and Golf Balneario de Mondariz. The event will be played in […]

The sense of belonging to a community

The philosopher Fernando Savater speaks of “true education consists not only in teaching how to think but also in learning to think about what we think about, and this reflective moment – the one that most clearly marks our evolutionary leap with respect to other species – requires us to realise that we belong to […]

Why is it important to learn from failure?

What does success mean to you? Some people associate success with money and power, others with travel, others with working at something they love, others with spending time with their friends or family. What do you think? Success, achievement, goals, satisfaction, learning… all involve failure and overcoming obstacles. A successful person is possibly the one […]

Education Talk

The renowned neuropsychologist Álvaro Bilbao visited three cities in the North East of Spain at the same time last Thursday, 24th February, bringing together more than 400 people in what was the first joint event of the three British and international schools of Globeducate in Spain; O Castro, Coruña and St. George’s British International Schools, […]

Outdoor Classroom Day

Last February our school enjoyed a fun-filled day outdoors, the second of this academic year. Outdoor Classroom Day is celebrated around the world twice a year, but because of all the benefits it brings to our students, all Globeducate schools have decided to celebrate these days more frequently. Being outdoors helps the children to have […]

How to discover your child’s talent

Mindset is “the mindset of the possible, the mindset of believing that you can do better”. This is how renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck defines the human capacity to embrace flaws, persevere and believe that personality change is possible. Her scientific research indicates that a fixed mindset will struggle to grow, while a growth mindset, […]

The 7 keys to the education of the future, our present

What will happen tomorrow? If the question was already universal when there was no pandemic, now that it has turned everything upside down, the question is almost a howl. According to 23rd Infoempleo Adecco Report: Job supply and demand in Spain, the pandemic has reduced the labour supply in this country by 70%. For the […]

WWF 2021 Quiz

Last January, Primary students from O Castro British School were proclaimed winners of the first Biodiversity 2021 Quiz promoted by Globeducate through its collaboration with WWF, in which 19 schools from Spain, Italy, France, United Kingdom and Portugal took part. A great opportunity for O Castro students, who were able to connect with students from […]

Retirement of our founder

“Pioneer in the implementation of a more diverse, open and innovative educational model to which their environment was accustomed. An example for those who, without a clear vision of what to do, or simply what they want to become, can achieve what they set out to do. Today we remember, honour and congratulate the rigour, […]

School services: Dining Room

At O Castro British School we have our own dining room service, with menus adapted to all those students with specific dietary needs, both for health reasons and for belief or choice. Pablo Cuquejo, our Head Chef, with the support of his team in the kitchen, prepares the school menus designed by Montse Pérez as […]

Academic Olympics 2020

Last week, the ICS of London hosted a new edition of the international Globeducate competition “Academic Olympics” which was held online, due to the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 25 International Globeducate schools – and 70 teams – from India, England, France, Italy and Spain participated in this year´s edition. The two teams from O […]

HOPE 2020

As in previous years, we are launching the “HOPE” campaign for donations for charitable organizations (Help One Person Eat). It is a charity campaign to collect food that, due to the exceptional health emergency situation caused by COVID, is more necessary than ever. Food donations are crucial, especially this year, so the school is calling […]

World Outdoor Classroom Day

On 5th November, World Outdoor Classroom Day was celebrated, a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day as teachers take children outdoors to learn. Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before, which is affecting their health, well-being and love of the natural world. Reversing this dynamic and encouraging children […]

Discovering our curriculum: English lessons in Primary

At O Castro British School, English lessons involve so much more than just learning the language. In Upper Key Stage Two (Year 5 and 6) students are now independent users of the English language. Thei level of English is constantly improving and they were able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly. During this stage […]

Advice from our Nurses

We are living a delicate moment regarding the evolution of the pandemic, added to which we are entry into the months of November and December, and with them the inevitable arrival of the flu. Although there are many elements that come into play, such as the luck factor, responsibility, respect and strict hygiene and protection […]

Discovering our Curriculum: Key Stage 1

In the British education system, Key Stage 1 comprises Year 1 and Year 2, the equivalent of the last year of Infant and First Year of Primary in the Spanish curriculum. Once Early Years Foundation Stage has been passed, during this stage of Primary we work to develop positive habits that will accompany our pupils […]

Discovering our Curriculum: Maths in Lower Key Stage 2

Mathematics can be a complicated subject but that does not mean that learning it has to be difficult or boring. For this reason, at O Castro British School we provide the necessary tools in mathematics to inspire and encourage students, and for them to acquire the most complex concepts in a lively and fun way. […]

Discovering our curriculum: Art and Design

As stated in the GCE Pearson A-Level Fine Arts Guide “Fine arts require a commitment to aesthetic and intellectual concepts through the use of traditional and/or digital media, materials, techniques and processes in order to express themselves, without external limitations (…) they also allow us to consider and reflect on our place in the world, […]

Discovering our curriculum: Science at Sixth Form

One of the pillars of British education and mantras of O Castro British School is the promotion of research and critical thinking at all educational stages. It is a way of understanding teaching and learning process in which, although the acquisition of knowledge occupies an important place, the priority is always the practical application of […]

Head Students 2020/2021

This year it was extremely hard to select Head Students due to the high number and exceptional quality of the applications. We have now made the choices and are proud to introduce you to our Head Students. They will act as ambassadors for the school and help us to make the school even better than […]

First year of Secondary

Every September is an exciting time for the whole team at O Castro British School, and of course for Secondary teachers too. They always look forward to welcoming the new Year 7s to their classrooms, getting them used to a new routine and enthused by their specialist teachers. Because in the British education system, Year […]

Academic Results – Sixth Form

The community at O Castro School are celebrating some fantastic results. Despite this being our first promotion, the results obtained by the Year 13 students are among the most outstanding of the British schools in Spain and we are very proud of our A-Level students who are going to university this year! Many of them […]

Academic results (Secondary)

The lockdown could not tarnish the results of the IGCSE students (the secondary school examination system) who also achieved fantastic results. Congratulations to both students and teachers! Grade A* 18.7% Grade A*- A 47.1% Grade A*- B 74.2% Grade A*- C 94.2% Worthy of special note is Álvaro Morgade who was awarded with a special […]

IGCSE Exams

The first British school in Galicia and the only one to teach all the educational stages in the British system, from 3 to 18 years old, is one more week of congratulations. After the magnificent results obtained by the first promotion of Graduates of O Castro British School, with an average mark of 11.5 out […]

University Access

The first graduating class of O Castro British School obtains exceptional results in the University entrance exams, with an average mark of 11.5 points out of 14, and presenting all of its students. These academic results confirm not only the quality of the educational project of the first British school in the city -and the […]

House System

The Coronavirus pandemic did not prevent O Castro British School from holding its traditional, end of term, House competition, this time online. Every student, each representing their respective House, had to take part in ten online activities, rotating from one to the other every thirty minutes. Each one of them had the name of one […]

Year 13 Graduation 2020

Eleven years after opening our doors, we celebrated the first graduation of Year 13, the equivalent of the second year of bachillerato in the Spanish education system, thus completing all the academic years of the pre-university education stages, from 3 to 18 years of age. And so O Castro, Vigo, the first British school in […]

Summer Camp 2020

We are very happy that, after three long months, our school can open its doors again and our classrooms and educational spaces will once again be full of energy and joy, thanks to the celebration of the Summer Camp, which will take place between June 29th and July 31st. Unfortunately, due to new social distancing […]

III School Debate Meet – Finalists

O Castro British School promoted for third consecutive year the III School Debate Meet, which was held last weekend in online modality. The event was the last day of the School Debate League, organized by the Asociación Club de Oratoria y Debate Escolar (CODE), sponsored by WEDU Sociedad&Educación, O Castro British School and with the […]

2020 Graduations

We bring to a close an exceptional term of online educational provision with the traditional graduation ceremonies, which we also celebrate online due to the preventative measures recommended by the health authorities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the British education system there are three particularly significant moments of transition: the passage from […]

WWF – Our Planet, Our Business

Yesterday, 18 Globeducate schools from Canada, Spain, Italy, France and UK, including O Castro British School, had the opportunity to join sustainability experts in a live webinar organized by WWF UK. This was the last event this academic year, following some hugely successful summits and an awareness-raising Wear it Wild Day. Thank you to our […]

Phonics

One of the most important aspects of learning to read and write in English is the Phonics method, which is used at O Castro British School from the first school year (3 years). This method, the Phonics method, teaches the sounds of words and their relationship to how a word is spelt. It is a […]

Academic sponsorship

Once again, O Castro British School is hosting and sponsoring the 3rd School Debate Meet organized by the Association of Public Speaking and Debate (CODE) with the collaboration of WEDU Society & Education. This year, due to the particular circumstances we are living through, the event will take place online. In order to enjoy the […]

Easter Challenges

This Easter was different for everyone. Because of this, Globeducate launched a series of “Easter Challenges” aimed at the whole educational community, in order to provide fun activities for the whole family and also helping to minimize the time in front of screens. There were five challenges: Lego Challenge, Our WWF Planet Challenge, Extreme Reading […]

Home learning

In a recent interview for the blog of The Pie, a reference in international education, Globeducate Chief of Education, Daniel Jones, reflects on the rapid transition we have experienced towards home learning and how the previous experience of the educational group, with prestigious online schools in Canada or France and centers in Rome and Milan, […]

COVID19

The health alert produced by the spread of the Coronavirus has led the Xunta de Galicia to dictate the temporary suspension of classes and the closure of schools from March 16th, for a period of 14 days. We are aware of what these measures can mean for the organization and family logistics and for the […]

Science Week 2020

Our traditional Science Week is coming! This is one of the most beloved and expected events by our educational community and will take place between March 2 and 6. During this week our students, from Early Years to Year 13, will enjoy talks, activities and fun scientific experiments, with Artificial Intelligence as this edition main […]

Globeducate and WWF collaboration

An exciting partnership between Globeducate and WWF will impact on the education of more than 25,000 young people and their wider communities. Globeducate is one of the leading K-12 international schools’ groups in the world, with more than 50 schools in 10 countries, and has launched a global agenda for change: an agenda that prepares […]

Open Days Week

Do you still not know the British Educational system? If not, here you have your best opportunity. Come to our Open Days Week, between 17th and 21st of February, and find out more about our educational model. Located in Mos (Alto de San Cosme), O Castro British School is the only and the first school […]

Christmas

As usual in this dates, O Castro British School turns to the most disadvantaged through different charity initiatives that highlight the commitment and involvement of the entire educational community. From here, we truly thank you for your collaboration and the values ​​that we are promoting among our students. One more year, the HOPE Campaign (Help […]

Comic&Manga

With more than forty options to choose from, extracurricular activities in the first British school in Galicia constitute an essential complement to our core academic curriculum, as well as providing a welcome element of play at the end of the school day. At O Castro British School we encourage our students to explore new areas […]

Welcome to Globeducate

NACE Schools was founded in 1972 and since then it has seen consistent expansion. Starting in Spain, our network has spread across Europe, Canada, India and most recently Malaysia. We now have more than 50 schools in 10 countries, educating more than 25,000 students. We are truly a global network and a leader in international […]

Differences Week 2019

Vigo’s first British school enjoyed its “Celebrating Differences Week”, one of our most beloved events as a community. During these days, students and teachers from all educational stages delve deeper into one of the pillars of our educational model: values education. Cooperation, charity, equity, respect and multiculturalism were some of the ideas addressed through different […]

Charity Sponsorship

Last Sunday, the IFEVI hosted the third edition of the Galician Baby-walker Race against Meningitis, which this year had the participation of more than 250 children between 2 and 5 years old, mainly from Vigo and its metropolitan area. The event, promoted by the Spanish Association against Meningitis, shows once again the charity and commitment […]

Rugby Tournament

On November 2nd the grounds of the CUVI will host  the X International Cidade de Vigo Children’s Rugby Tournament, which this year will be renamed the O Castro British School Rugby Cup. The event will host more than 400 players between 4 and 11 years of age from Spain and Portugal. The competition, promoted and organized by […]

Vigo against Cancer

On Sunday, the seventh year of the Vigo against Cancer race broke a new record with the participation of more than 5,000 people, a day in which charity and hope were the real frontrunners. Donations raised by the event, which once again had the support of O Castro British School, will go to the Oktopus research […]

Multicultural Events

Year 10 students of O Castro British School are taking part this week in the “Youth Leadership Encounter”, organized by the International Schools Association (ISA) at Agora Lledó International School in Castellón, a member of the NACE Schools group. This is the most important youth leadership event in Europe. Now in its seventh edition, this event brings […]

Charity Sponsorship

The two NACE schools in Galicia, O Castro British School and Coruña British School, join forces this year with a new charity through their sponsorship of the III Carrera Gallega de Correpasillos, which will be held next Sunday October 27 in Hall 3 of the IFEVI, at 11.00. As well as being a great cause […]

Academic Activities

We started a new academic year with our personal and academic goals renewed. Every year, more and more students feel the need to improve their ability to speak in public and decide to try with our extracurricular Public Speaking and Debating activity. Once they start they feel caught up in the power of the spoken […]

Vigo Race against Cancer

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10am will be held the seventh edition of the Vigo Race against Cancer, which once again has the support of our school. The purpose is to raise funds for research projects with a local presence. On this occasion, the fundraising will go to the Oktopus project, a multidisciplinary team […]

Artistic and creative activities

Creativity and art play a very important role in the British curriculum, a key elements for the personal, cognitive and social development of children, which foster imagination and creativity, and work great as a channeler and transmitter of the emotions. For this reason, in addition to occupying a significant space in our curriculum, O Castro […]

Back to School

As every September, we begin a new academic year with great enthusiasm and illusion, but this year we have an additional joy: we welcome a new academic year with the incorporation of Year 13 to our educational offer, the equivalent of 2nd of Baccalaureate in the Spanish curriculum. In this way, what was the first […]

New Academic Year

There is nothing left for that day that so many nerves and illusion has generated in recent weeks, especially the smallest of the house. The first day of school is a very special day, especially for Nursery students and families. In order to make it as easy as possible for everyone, we leave you some […]

Infant Education

At O Castro British School we follow the education system of the United Kingdom, a curriculum specially designed to provide students with an understanding of the current world and the great challenges of the 21st century, with personalization and the promotion of research and critical thinking. as key pieces of your educational project from the […]

Nursery Parents

Next September we will start a new Academic Year, and for some of our families it will be a very special moment: the first day of school for 3 year olds. It is a very special moment in your lives, and a great step for your children, so we leave you a series of tips […]

English Summer Camp

More than 200 kids enoyed since last 24th of June of our English Summer Camp, an opportunity for full immersion in the English language via a complete programme of sports, workshops, activities and cultural experiences. Our Summer programmes were specifically designed for all children aged between 3 and 14 and were open to children from […]

Charity Sponsorship

Last weekend was held the first Charity Race for Inclusion “Vigo a Vela”, a pioneering initiative promoted by Mundinova Communications Consultants and supported by the ONCE Foundation, which we have not been able to join, whose main objective is to raise awareness in society about the full inclusion of people with disabilities through sports. The […]

Sports sponsorship

The first British school in Galicia, O Castro British School, joins one more year to the sponsorship of one of the classic sport events of the Vigo summer’s, the Genaro Borrás Memorial, which this year celebrates its twelfth edition. In the present edition more than 240 players from all over Galicia participated, including youth categories, […]

Trips

Y9 students of O Castro British School enjoyed a few days of leisure and culture in the capital of Spain to celebrate the end of this academic year. During the visit, our boys and girls visited the Science Museum, the Planetarium and the Europa Park. They also toured the Madrid of the Austrias and the […]

Trips

Our Year 10 said goodbye to this academic year with a trip to Portugal with which they could discover some of the most emblematic places of our neighboring country. A few days with an agenda full of leisure and culture in which they could also share unforgettable moments with their colleagues. They visited Coimbra, home […]

Year 11 Graduation

Last week, Year 11 students celebrated their Secondary Ceremony ceremony in the presence of their parents. Carmen Vazquez (Founder), Nathan Parry (Head teacher), Maria Guyre (Assistant Head teacher and form tutor of Year 11) and Mike Cox (KS4 Co-ordinator) All gave a short speech congratulating this year group for all their hard work and enthusiasm, […]

School Trips

Y3 and Y5 students of O Castro British School made a fantastic trip this week aboard the Nautilus, a boat equipped with the latest technology with which they felt like authentic marine explorers. In its journey through the Ría de Vigo, our Primary students enjoyed an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful places […]

School Integration Week

O Castro British School Y6 students said goodbye to the last year of Primary with the traditional “School Integration Week”, a trip to Ireland with which they were able to learn about the culture and landscapes of Ireland. During this week, our students made many excursions to the most emblematic locations in the country, such […]

Sports sponsorship

Last weekend was held the last test of the Equestrian Social League of C.H. El Alazán 2018/2019, a competition organized by the club and that since the last academic year has the support of O Castro British School. This competition is mainly directed to the quarry of the club, to give them the opportunity to […]

NACE Olympic Games 2019

Last week, O Castro British School hosted the seventh edition of the NACE Olympic Games, a sports competition of the NACE Schools group that brought together more than 150 schoolchildren between 11 and 14 years old from fifteen schools from Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Andorra and Portugal. The competition was developed by teams composed […]

Year 6 Graduation

The first British School of Galicia celebrated last 7th of the traditional Graduation Ceremony of Year 6. It is a very important event in the British educational system that indicates the change of educational stage, from Primary to Secondary, symbolized by Presentation of ties. Mari Carmen Vázquez, founder of the first British school in the […]

Sport Day

Last week, Early Years and KS1 students celebrated the Sport Day, a typical event in British schools, both in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. With this event, we want to put in value the weight of sport in our educational project, as well as the promotion of important values such as […]

ECA Festival

At the end of May, our rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, Spanish dance pupils and the ukulele band, celebrated our school’s traditional ECA Festival in the Auditorio Municipal of the Concello de Vigo, where they could shoe their parents everything they learned throughout the academic year. The ukulele band performed a mini-concert that lasted half an hour, […]

Jewel Design

The Mother of Marta Alvarez Sanduende in Year 6 received a fantastic gift from her daughter for Mother´s day this year – specially designed jewelry for her by her daughter! ´Design a jewel for your Mother for Mother´s Day´ is organised by Colexio Oficial de Xoialia de Galicia.  Students from Year 4 to 6 in our college carefully and […]

Certificate of Quality S+

The safety of our students is a priority at O Castro British School. It is for this reason that we underwent a voluntary audit by the National Association for Child Safety for them to evaluate our facilities and procedures in compliance with their strict criteria. As a result, O Castro British School has been awarded the […]

University Orientation

Last week, our Year 11 students visited Vigo University to know the different faculties of the campus, as well as the different degrees offered by the university. Our students attended several lectures on University Orientation, enjoyed demonstrations in the laboratories and met the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Jorge Falagán. We hope you have […]

Sing With Us!

Last week O Castro British School held the big final of the fifth “Sing With Us Contest”, an event that once again had a very good acceptance among our students, with the participation of 40 groups and about 80 Primary children and around 20 groups and 40 of Secondary. The final of Primary, more hard-fought […]

II School Debate Event

After the success of its first edition, the II School Debate Event is already underway, a tournament that will promote the dialectic capacity of children, their oratory and their argumentation skills. This second edition, the event is loaded with new features that will undoubtedly make us enjoy this fantastic exhibition even more. The main novelty […]

Student Guidance Services

Year 10 students of O Castro British School visited last week the fifth edition of Feira das Ensinanzas Artísticas e Profesionais de  Vigo, celebrated at the Auditorio Mar de Vigo. Attendees could learn about different trades related to hairdressing, fashion design, jewelry and hospitality, among others, through the ‘stands’ of different schools of formation in […]

II School Debate Meeting

After the success of its first edition, the II Meeting School Debate is already being organized and, in this second edition, is loaded with news. The main novelty is that the children can also participate in the Meeting through the Speech Contest, aimed at children from 3rd to 6th grade of primary school enrolled in […]

Science Fair 2019

The first British school in Vigo and the only one in Galicia to teach the British curriculum in its entirety celebrated last Saturday the sixth edition of its Science Fair, with a new success of influx, bringing together more than a thousand people in its premises in Mos. Science, creativity and inventiveness gathered one more […]

Science Week 2019

One more year, O Castro British School celebrates their Science Week, a week in which our students, from Early Years to Year 12, enjoy talks, activities and fun scientific experiments, and which will close next Saturday with the Science Fair. Throughout the week, our students will attend very interesting talks given by parents of the school, […]

Sports

Last weekend, Club de Campo de Vigo hosted the second cycle of the Galician Youth Paddle Championship, a fantastic initiative supported by the Galician Federation of Paddle and promoted by the school’s padel monitor that allowed Galician children from alevin to junior categories enjoy this competition. O Castro British School was represented in this event […]

Volunteering at the Residence

Year 8 students of O Castro British School have been volunteering since last September at the Virgen de Guadalupe residence in Mos. This volunteering, which is part of the subject of PSHE (Personal, Social and Emotional Education)consists of weekly visits to the users of the residence, in which they share part of their time, reading […]

NACE Academic Olympics 2018

Six students of Year 9 and Year 10 of O Castro British School traveled this week to Rome accompanied by our beloved teachers Maria Guyre and Joe Pedreira to participate in the IV Academic Olympics of NACE Schools. The NACE Academic Olympics is one of the most enriching and fun multicultural events for our students: […]

Performance of Uke & The Leles

The music group of the schoo, the Uke & The Leles performed last Thursday at the Elderly Residence Ballesol, in Vigo, on the occasion of the feast of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of music. The students of O Castro British School offered attendees a wide and varied repertoire composed of twelve themes, among which highlighted […]

Differences Week 2018

Last week, the first British school in Galicia held the Differences Week, an event in which students and teachers of the school turned in a special way in one of the core principles of our educational model: education by values. During this week, students from all educational stages, from Nursery to Year 12, carried out […]

Book Fair 2018

O Castro British School celebrates one more year its love for books and reading with the traditional Book Fair, with a wide range for all ages, both reading books, as entertainment and various activities. All school classes, from Early Years to Year 12, were able to visit the Book Fair of O Castro British School […]

Locker Contest 2018

The Locker Contest this year coincided with Halloween and was a fun way to end the half term. As always, there were many highly creative locker designs. Students had installed shelves, emergency stationary, mirrors, post it notes, timetables, and even lights. It was fantastic to see how organised some of the students are with their […]

Time extension services

In order to help our families to reconcile school hours with work hours, O Castro British School offers its students time extension services, both in the morning and in the afternoon. For early morning families, the British school offers a morning classroom service from 7.30 am, with the possibility of also booking a breakfast service. […]

Rugby grows at OCBS

The practice of rugby is consolidated among the students of O Castro British School through an extra-curricular that each academic year gains more followers. The activity, aimed at students of Y2 and Y3 as well as students from Y4 to Y6, allows an introduction to a traditionally British sport, whose origin goes back to the […]

Welcome to our Book&Reading Club

Among the novelties of our ECA’s offer for this academic year we highlight our Book&Reading Club. In this activitie children will be reading altogether and one on one with a teacher. Afterwards, we will have short activities based upon books that we have read, such as author studies, funny scavenger hunts and phonics based activities. […]

The first day of school

It is just around the corner that moment that such nerve and illusion has generated in recent weeks: the first day of school. Here are some useful recommendations for the first day in Nursery. We hope it is as simple as possible for everyone! Saying goodbye is difficult but the longer you take, the harder […]

Early Years at O Castro British School

In the weeks before the beginning of the academic year, it is very common to ask what the classes will be like for our children, especially in the first years of schooling. At O Castro British School, we follow the British curriculum, so the promotion of critical thinking and research, collaboration as a precept and […]

Diversity and International Education

O Castro British School is the first British school in Galicia, and the only one to follow a curriculum with vocation and international projection in all educational stages, from Nursery (3 years old) to Sixth Form, the equivalent of the Spanish Baccalaureate. A global education with a clear international vocation and cultural diversity are the […]

End of the Summer Camp

July is finishing and our Summer Camp comes to an end. This year, more than 150 children between 3 and 14 years old enjoyed a complete program of linguistic immersion in English through sports, workshops, activities and cultural experiences specially designed for children to learn and have fun this holiday. Attendees at our Summer Camp […]

Finalists of the XI Memorial Genaro Borrás

The Club de Campo de Vigo hosted last week the XI Genaro Borrás Tennis Memorial, which brought together 240 participants, 175 of them in the youth categories. In addition, this year the tournament had the backing of O Castro British School as a sponsor. And the results could not be better for our school, since […]

Raising funds for Amfiv

As we had already advanced, a group of Secondary of O Castro British School promoted an initiative aimed at raising funds for Amfiv wheelchair basketball club among the school community. This initiative is part of the social action campaigns that we usually promote from school. A work started in the first term and finished at […]

The Robots Olympics

O Castro British School’s Year 7 and Year 8 students held last week a very original event organized by the school’s Science Department. We are talking about the Robotics Olympic Games, where our Secondary students had to put in practice the knowledges acquired during the school year and had to show a great amount of […]

Charity classrooms for Malawi

Year 1, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students said goodbye to the academic year with a solidarity initiative with which they raised 1,360 euros for the NGO “Aulas para Malawi”. In this country in southwestern Africa, children do not have classrooms to learn, seeing their learning conditioned by the weather or […]

1st School Debate Event

Last Saturday, O Castro British School hosted the 1st School Debate Event, organized by WEDU Society & Education and sponsored by O Castro British School, with a resounding success, with fifty participants and more than 150 attendees. Twelve school teams, in the last year groups of Primary and Secondary from different schools and Associations in […]

Year 6 Graduation

The Sports Hall of O Castro British School hosted on Tuesday, June 5, the Graduation Ceremony of Year 6. Undoubtedly one of the most emotional moments of their academic career and shared with family members, management team, teachers and colleagues of the school. Mari Carmen Vázquez, founder of the first British school in the city, […]

PISA Tests 2018

We would like to celebrate something special at O Castro British School. Just a few months away from celebrating our 10th Anniversary, we have received fantastic and encouraging news about what is our most important passion – your children’s education. The good news is the outstanding results in the PISA tests (the Programme for International […]

Year 10 Geography Fieldwork

This May year 10 spend a day collecting and analysing data from the River Tamuxe. They followed the river from its source to its mouth in attempt to measure how the river changes. They investigated velocity, discharge and changes to bedload. We were blessed with perfect weather and a fantastic packed lunch provided by the […]

Oratory and argumentation in the school

We are very proud to inform you that next Saturday, 9th of June, our premises will hold a unique forum in the region: the 1st school debate event, organized by WEDU Educación&Sociedad and with our school as its main sponsor. The 1st school debate event will hold 14 teams formed by boys and girls aged […]

“Sing With Us Contest” fourth edition

The awaited final of the fourth edition of the “Sing With Us” contest closed the second term at O Castro British School, with performances full of talent, hard work and excitement that gave goosebumps not only to the audience, but also to the members of the jury. KS3 final had eight contestants, and their performances […]

Professional Guidance for Secundary

At O Castro British School, we care about our student’s future; not only what they do while they are studying in our school until they finish Secondary and Baccaurelate, but also what they will do once they have finished their studies with us Thus, last Wednesday our school’s Guidance Department and Technical Direction offered a […]

O Castro British School’s Science Fair

O Castro British School’s Science Fair registered one more year a record of assistance, with more than 2000 people who went to the school premises in Mos to enjoy a funny and interesting day full of games, workshops and many surprises meant for the whole family. The Trapped! Scientific version of the Scape Rooms at […]

Solidary Carnival at O Castro British School

O Castro British School celebrated today the traditional Carnival fest, where all the teaching community at O Castro British School wore many funny outfits and enjoyed many different activities related to this popular festivity. This year, to the usual celebration, a new initiative has been added leaded by the school’s Head Boys and Head Girls […]

International Music Festival

Next week, some of our Key Stage 3 students will go to Barcelona to take part in the 6th Edition of the NACE Schools Music Festival, that will be held at the Agora San Cugat school. The virtuous and fortunate, selected through a very complicated casting, will be leaded by Leyre Seco’s fabulous voice, that […]

V British Education Day

Next Tuesday, 6th of February, O Castro British School will hold the V British Education Day, under de title “Early Years Education, under discussion”, at the Círculo de Empresarios de Galicia Events Hall, located in García Barbón 62, at 7pm. In its 5th consecutive edition, the talks have settled as one of the unmissable event, […]

Primary Library

We are very excited about our renewed “Marga Cal” primary library. It has been fully refurbished and turned into a beautiful forest! There are many different areas where the children can relax with a book, like inside spacious or around a warm campfire. They can relax on the comfortable sofas, recline in the rocking chairs […]

The Voluntary Campaign HOPE Collects 2 Tonnes Of Food For Cáritas

For another consecutive year, the educational community at O Castro British School has renewed its commitment to helping the less fortunate people of Vigo and its surrounding area. We have collected two tonnes of food through the 2017 HOPE campaign which was organised by the PTA in collaboration with the school. Y10 and Y11 students […]

OCBS takes part in NACE’S III Academic Olimpics

Six Y9 and Y10 students from O Castro British School went last week to St. George´s English School in Bilbao, with our dear teachers María Guyre and Paul Horstead, to take part in NACE’s III Academic Olimpics, a multicultural event that aims to improve their academic and personal development. This edition gathered 70 students from […]

Come Be A Part of Kini’s Pit Crew

Once again this year, O Castro British School cooperates actively in organising the 5th edition of the fundraising race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer” [Vigo Against Cancer], an action that is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy of the school. Needles to say that we encourage the whole educational community of O Castro British School […]

A New School Year Begins at O Castro British School

A new school year begins at O Castro British School. We have renewed our energy during the summer and we are looking forward to sharing new experiences and knowledge with our students. But this year there is an extra incentive because we celebrate the 45th anniversary of O Castro educational group, to which Escuelas Infantiles […]

Differentiation: Fundamental For The British Educational Model

Differentiation is a key concept for the British educational model. For this reason, at O Castro British School, our teachers plan to meet the unique needs of all students. They value students’ strengths and help them to discover and handle their weaknesses in order to achieve a better academic and personal guidance. Being aware of […]

O Castro, the only Cambridge School in Galicia

In 2007, O Castro British School was the first and only British school in Galicia. It was certified by the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) and accredited by the British council. Two years ago, O Castro took a step forward towards the international reach of its educational model. It was certified as […]

A student of O Castro British School finalist in a national jewelry contest

What Mother would not like an item of jewelry designed by their child? Today we recovered this magnificent news. Tha past academic year, as part of the VIII Certame “Design a jewel for your Mother for Mother´s Day” organised by Colexio Oficial de Xoiaría de Galicia, our Year 4, 5, and 6 students carefully and […]

Dining service at O Castro British School

A healthy and balanced diet is fundamental for the correct development and physical and mental growth of children. For this reason, in O Castro British School we have a dining service with own kitchen, with menus prepared daily by a team of highly qualified professionals and supervised by dietitians. The staff of our dining room […]

International projection and cultural diversity at O Castro British School

Cultural diversity is a differentiating element of our school, but not only for the international profile of the teaching staff but also for the students in transit who attend our school. This is possible in O Castro British School in order to the British educational method that we taught in our classrooms, from Nursery to […]

Enjoy holidays at our Summer Camps

The heat squeezed these last days in Vigo and the attendants to our Summer Camps 2017 are enjoying a lot. This year, the school offers two summer camps with a complete language immersion programme by means of sports and culture experiences. The aim of the camp is that all children have a joyful learning experience […]

Summer Sales at Can Can Shop

Can Can Shop starts the summer sales with discounts of 15%. Here you have a unique opportunity to renew the uniform for the next academic year. We remind you that this month of July the store will be open from Monday to Thursday from 9.30 to 12.00 hours.

3rd Edition of The Sing With Us Song Contest

We all know that our students are young great artists, but in the 3rd Edition of the Sing With Us Song Contest they have excelled themselves. In the last week of the term, the school gym held the finals of this contest. 14 students from KS2 and KS3 took part in this event, in which […]

Y5 Stand Against Bullying to See the School Year Off

O Castro British School Y5 students have said goodbye to the school year with a fun performance in order to show their commitment against bullying. During the show, after going back over some of the best moments of this school year, our Y5 students brought bullying into focus. Bullying has become a scourge in today’s […]

Y2 and Y3 End of Year Festival

Y2 and Y3 have also celebrated a fun and emotional festival to say goodbye to the school year. Through their performances, our students wanted to show their families everything they have learnt and enjoyed throughout the year. Y2 “went on” an amazingly complete trip around the world. Japan, Turkey, Ireland, Scotland, the warm Caribbean Islands […]

Nursery And Reception Say Goodbye To The School Year 2016/2017

Nursery and Reception students said goodbye to the school year 2016/2017. Parents and relatives of our students attended the event. Nursery students dressed up as young graduates in order to show their artistic qualities with a fantastic performance. Besides, Reception students gave some fun and witty performances. The future, friendship and the moral values were […]

Year 10 Discover Some of the Most Charming Landmarks in Portugal

The oldest students in the school said goodbye to the school year with a trip to Portugal. They had the opportunity to discover some of the most popular landmarks in our neighbouring country. Among the landmarks visited by our students were Coimbra and its magnificent university, which is the oldest university in Portugal; Caldas da […]

Year 9 Visit Madrid

Our Year 9 students have been on a trip to Madrid this week. They have visited the most popular landmarks in the city: the Old City, known as Madrid of the Habsburg, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Plaza de la Villa or the The Prado Museum, where they have been able to see countless works […]

Year 8 Travel to Burgos to Visit the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca

Year 8 went on a fantastic end of year school trip to Burgos in order to discover the archaeological site of Atapuerca. The caves harbour fossils and archaeological remains from a million and a half years ago, which provides invaluable information about the life and appearance of our ancestors. Our students visited the following tourist […]

KS2 Go Surfing on Patos Beach

Last week, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 were able to enjoy some fun and sunny days at Patos Beach, where they took a surf initiation course thanks to Prado Surf. The sessions included the “surf Baptism” of our students and a theoretical and practical two-hour session. Our students also attended a water environment […]

Year 6 Graduation Ceremony

Last Friday, 9th June, O Castro British School Year 6 students had the opportunity to live one of the most special moments in their academic lives. Their parents, teachers and the School Board were there to celebrate their achievements. The two Year 6 groups entered the sports hall at the beat of “We won’t stop […]

Walking Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela for Year 7

Last weekend, our year 7 students said goodbye to the school year 2016/2017 with an exciting school trip to walk a stretch of the Camino de Santiago. The aim of this trip is to contribute to the transmission of the Camino cultural value. It is important to raise awareness among our students on the importance […]

Padel Open Day

For the second year in a row, O Castro British School has held a padel open day. Thus, our students got introduced to this sport for free. Since the event was so well-received by our secondary students last year, new this year has been the participation of Y5 and Y6 in this fantastic sporting day. […]

York Emerged Victorious in KS1 Sports Day

KS1 Sports day was held last Friday, 2nd June. York emerged victorious in this competition, too. Cambridge came second, Oxford third and Durham fourth. Our students, who were cheered on by their families, had a great day full of sports. Our KS1 students took part in ten different activities in order to put into practice […]

A Full House at Valladares Auditorium for O Castro British School Extracurricular Activities Festival

Last Saturday, O Castro British School Extracurricular Activities Festival was held at the auditorium of Valladares Cultural Centre. Family and friends packed the auditorium in order to see the performance of our young artists. This year’s festival was very varied. There was a little bit of live music thanks to Uke & the Leles and […]

Y5 School Trip to Ribeira Sacra

Our Year 5 students have recently had some leisure and fun days out at Centro de Inmersión Lingüística Os Peares. The linguistic immersion centre is located in the very heart of Ribeira Sacra, at a point where the Miño and Sil rivers converge. There, our students were able to carry our several cultural and sporting […]

O Castro British School Book Fair

The assembly class of O Castro British School was transformed into a fantastic display of English books for a few days. During these days, students from Nursery to Year 10 had the opportunity to visit the Book Fair in order to leaf through a wide range of books and even buy some of their choice: […]

York Emerged Victorious in KS3 Sports Day thanks to Y8 and Y9 Victories

KS3 students celebrated their traditional Sports day last Monday. The event was marked by sportsmanship and great weather. In the morning, the students went to the University of Vigo facilities in order to participate in the following competitions: long jump, sprints, relay races and football matches. In the afternoon, the competitions continued at the school […]

O Castro´s very first IGCSE Geography Fieldwork

During the middle of May Year 10 Geography students, accompanied by Sra. Romera and Mr Hill, visited the Rio Tamuxe. The purpose of the trip was to collect data that can then be analysed as part of their coursework for IGCSE. Pupils gathered information from a range of sites about the velocity, gradient, depth, width […]

Galician Literature Day Drawing Competition for Reception and Year 1

Reception and Year 1 took part in the 1st Galician Literature Day Drawing Competition. This year, Galician Literature Day was dedicated to Carlos Casares, whose most famous storybook is “A Galiña azul” [The Blue Hen]. For this reason, our students had to draw and decorate their hens with different materials. Our students were highly motivated […]

Sports Day for Early Years

Last Friday, our Nursery and Reception students took part in the traditional Sports Day. During the event, the youngest students in the school were able to practise and show their parents the skills that they have acquired in PE this year. Among the activities carried out by our Nursery and Reception pupils were skill games, […]

Talk on Business Management for Year 9 Students

O Castro British School Year 9 students were given a talk on Business Management by Begoña Pereira Otero. This talk is part of the series of talks organised by the Guidance Department and the PTA of the school. The talk led the students to ask the speaker some fundamental questions for choosing a professional career. […]

UKe & The Leles To Perform at UKP Day in Ribadavia

One more year, O Castro British School ukulele band will be attending UKP Day in Ribadavia. The event is taking place at Rivadavia’s castle on 3rd June at 3pm. Our band, UKe & The Leles, are coming back to the location that catapulted them to the TV Show Got Talent last year. Without doubt, their […]

Guidance Department Talk Series Begins with Marine Biology

In the following weeks, O Castro British School Secondary students are taking part in the series of talks coordinated by the School Guidance Department in collaboration with the PTA. As part of this Vocational Guidance Programme, Year 9 students attended a stimulating talk by Mariano de Lastra and Ana Matus on marine biology and the […]

Margarita Cal Library Contains More Than 3,800 Volumes

The Margarita Cal Library, which is an everlasting tribute to our beloved teacher, contains more than 3,800 volumes. Thanks to the great work of our librarian, Ms Cristina, any student can easily find a book to match their interests and age. The school library contains a wide range of books suitable for students of all […]

Year 8 Combine Map Skills With Industrial Location

During the last few weeks in the O Castro British School Geography Department, Year 8 have been working with Mr Hill on the principles of Industrial Location. They have designed a product, drawn up plans for a factory and used their mapskills to find the best location. The factors that they needed to consider were, […]

Secondary Songbook Project in 7 Minutes

Music is a very important activity at O Castro British School. Our music teacher, Helen Burr, has prepared a video to summarise the learning objectives and the work done by our secondary students as part of her subject. Among the objectives for this subject, the students must prepare and compose pop songs in small groups, […]

Year 8 Students Root For CD Amfiv At Opening Match Of Challege Cup

O Castro British School Year 8 students went to Navia Sports Centre in order to root for CD Amfiv at the opening match of the Challenge Cup. The team from Vigo earned a comfortable victory against Handi Sud Basket Marseille. Our students had the opportunity to enjoy a brilliant match by this wheelchair basketball team, […]

Summer Camps 2017

O Castro British School opens registration for Summer Camps 2017, which will take place from 26th June to 31st July. This year, the school offers two summer camps with a complete language immersion programme by means of sports and culture experiences. The aim of the camp is that all children have a joyful learning experience […]

Open Days At O Castro British School

O Castro British School will be holding Open Days on 10th and 12th May. The purpose of the Open Days is to provide you with relevant information about the only Cambridge School accredited by the British Council in Galicia. O Castro British School offers an up-to-date mission statement in order to provide a personalised education […]

María Menéndez, Pupi Author, Visits Year 2 Students

María Menéndez, Pupi writer, has paid a visit to O Castro British School Year 2 students. Our students surprised the writer with letters and two fantastic murals about Pupi and Pompita and the titles of her books. Our children really enjoyed the meeting and learned a lot about the literary universe of Pupi. Besides, they […]

The Science Lab

OCBS Secondary students have been working hard in the science lab. Year 8 were investigating photosynthesis. They were measuring the rate of photosynthesis by counting the number of oxygen bubbles produced. They also tested a leaf for starch by removing the chlorophyll and testing with iodine. Likewise, they tested different foods for sugar during their […]

Art Class at O Castro British School

Year 7´s are launching into their Term 3 project of “The Lion King”. They explored how animators for the Lion King characters looked at real animals, even bringing a lion into their studios to draw from and to see how they move and express emotions. I did not bring in a real Lion or Warthog […]

O Castro British School Students Were Picked as Ball Boys in Balaidos

At O Castro British School, we truly love sports and football. Thus, Álvaro Amadeo and Mehari Prego, Year 7 students, attended the last Celta de Vigo match as ball boys They were very lucky because they enjoyed a live game at the stadium and besides, Celta de Vigo scored a lot of goals.

Newspaper Club Is Now Digital!

O Castro British School Year 7 students have taken their first steps towards online communication and journalism. The digital version of Newspaper Club is up and running and our students are responsible for this great deed! If you follow this link (https://onlinehistorytutor.wixsite.com/ocastro), you will see the blog. There, our students are going to write entries […]

Players from AMFIV Basketball Club Visited O Castro British School

Last week, some members of the AMFIV wheelchair basketball club visited the school. They gave a fantastic exhibition to Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 students. In addition, our guests gave a brilliant talk to explain about their daily lives. Our students were able to put themselves in their shoes and try this sporting […]

UKE & The Leles perform at Centro Juan María

Our famous ukulele band, UKE & The Leles, has given a fantastic concert at Centro Juan María. They performed some of the hits that led them to perform on the TV Show “Got Talent” Spain. Their next gig is on Friday, 17th March, at the conference room of Afundación Theatre in Vigo, where our 4th […]

O Castro British School Head Teachers to take part in the 4th Conference on British Education

The conference also counts on the participation of Nathan Parry, O Castro British School Head Teacher, who is giving a lecture on the importance of knowing how to listen to our children. Paul Horstead, O Castro British School Secondary Deputy Head Teacher, is to deal with the importance of using our children’s school grades to […]

Neuroeducation at the 4th Conference on British Education

As we announced last week, O Castro British School 4th Conference on British Education is being held on Friday, 17th March. We are counting on the participation of Bárbara Tovar, writer of the book “Adolesciencia” and Psychologist in the TV Show “Hermano Mayor”. In addition to this special guest, we will count on the attendance […]

Graffitis at O Castro British School

In December we held a competition for students to design a wall for the school. Lia Penele Failde in Year 8 made the winning design that inspired the first wall. As a result she got to work with our talented graffiti artist, Borja. Please find attached a photo of Lia and the artist and her […]

The Psychologist Bárbara Tovar Will Be a Special Guest For O Castro British School 4th Conference on British Education

Next Friday, 17th March, O Castro British School is celebrating the 4th Conference on British Education. This year’s edition will count on the special participation of Bárbara Tovar, psychologist in the TV Show “Hermano Mayor”, as well as experts on education and child psychology. The event will take place in the conference room of Afundación […]

O Castro British School participates in the Maths Champions

On 17th February 2017 Year 1 were invited to attend a Maths Champions day at a local school in Vigo. They had lots of fun playing Maths games and meeting new children. We are very proud of the way Gael, Hugo, Teo, Vera and Daniella represented the school. We hope to take another group of […]

UK & The Leles shake up You Tube after performing in Got Talent

Our ukulele band, UK & The Leles, have not gone unnoticed after taking part in Telecinco TV show “Got Talent”. Apart from the media impact that our young musical geniuses caused in the area, the video of their performance is becoming very popular. It has already registered more than 23,000 views on You Tube. Undoubtedly, […]

Bowling Trip

Year 10 have been working exceptionally hard over the past few months. Since September they have sat over 20 practise exams. Students are making excellent progress. They are the first group to study IGCSE’s at O Castro so this is a very exciting time in the schools evolution. The staff in Secondary are extremely proud […]

Carnival Time in O Castro British School

A year on, as is tradition, O Castro British School celebrates the Carnival with a fantastic parade. The show counted on the participation of all our students, from Early Years to Year 10, as well as the rest of the school community. The creativity was overflowing at the parade. Our students and teachers dressed up […]

Carnaval Colouring Competition

Here you have the children who won the Carnaval Colouring Competition. The children are from left to right, Sol 4C, Iker 4B, Annabelle 3B, Lucia 3B, Ariadna 3C, Luis and Noah 3A. Congratulations!

Year 6 And Year 9 Students Take Part In The Traditional Ski Trip To Valgrande-Pajares

Students from Year 6 to Year 9 are currently enjoying the traditional ski trip that O Castro British School organises as an extracurricular activity every year. Thanks to this activity, our students have the opportunity to ski in Valgrande-Pajares ski resort. They also take advantage of the occasion to spend time with their classmates and […]

The UKE & The Leles perform at Got Talent

Our band The UKE & The Leles perform tonight at Got Talent Spain to try to make a dent in the semifinals of this TV show. We wish you all the luck in the world but, above all, enjoy this magnificent experience.

Year 9 students interview historian Paul Reed

Year 9 interviewed leading military historian Paul Reed on all things World War 1! They came up with a list of questions to ask Paul based on their studies so far and conducted a live interview with him over Skype. The questions were excellent and Paul answered them in an articulate and balanced manner. The […]

O Castro British School 4th Science Fair: Lectures, Workshops and Exhibitions for the Whole Family

Last Saturday, O Castro British School premises were transformed into a great science park in order to close the 4th edition of the Science Fair. The event was visited by more than 3,500 people and gave a grand finale to 2017 Science week. During open day, attendees were able to enjoy several activities, such as […]

Science Takes Over O Castro British School

Once again this year, O Castro British School pays a special tribute to science by celebrating the 4th edition of Science Week. This annual celebration of science draws to a close next Saturday, when an open day will be held in the premises of the school. Throughout this week, our students have had the opportunity […]

Year 7 Students Discover the Fascinating Imperial China With Xi’an Warriors

Year 7 students have recently visited the exhibition: ‘Terracota Warriors. The army of the First Emperor of China’. The exhibition is held in Vigo until 19th February. During the visit, O Castro British School secondary students have had the opportunity to see a replica of the largest archaeological site in the world, which dates back […]

Bad Weather Forces Cancellation of Big Game Scheduled for Next Friday

We regret to inform that due to the weather forecast, the Big Game scheduled for next Friday, 10th February, will be cancelled. The event, which was going to be held in the surroundings of Real Club Náutico de Vigo, was part of O Castro British School 4th Science Week.

Games Day for KS1

Play is an essential part of every child’s live. However, the impact of technology on today’s lives has contributed to the fact that children have often changed the way they play. Tablets and videogames have replaced toys and more traditional games. In order to counteract this tendency, KS1 students, parents and teachers took part in […]

Year 7 Students and Their Teachers Take Part in A Mini Rugby Tournament

Year 7 students and their teachers took part in a mini rugby tournament to give a grand finale to a fantastic first term of Physical Education on the part of our students. Some of the students from the two groups of secondary education came face to face with a select group of Secondary teachers, among […]

Locker Contest

Over the past few weeks Secondary students at O Castro have been preparing themselves for a locker contest. The entrants were judged by the Head Boys, Head Girls, Mr Hostead and Mr Hill. Students were judged on four main categories, tidiness, use of space, originality and practicality. There were some amazing locker designs. I was […]

First Christmas Concert Performed by Secondary Teachers and Students

Our teachers had a leading role in the first Christmas concert performed by secondary teachers and students. The concert took place in the course of our Christmas General Assembly, during the last days of the first term. Our teachers demonstrated that they are on the same level as our students in terms of artistic skills. […]

O Castro British School Christmas Concert

Just like every year, Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have worked really hard to give an amazing Christmas concert for all the school community of O Castro British School. Our students performed several Christmas carols and Christmas songs. It was a brilliant performance in which they surprised everybody with their own […]

O Castro British School collects more than two tons of food and school supplies for Christmas

O Castro British School collects more than two tons of food in the fourth edition of the Hope campaign, a figure slightly higher than the one registered in 2015. The food and the school supplies will be shared among families in need from the city. This initiative, organised by the school PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) in […]

Microclimates at O Castro British School

Year 7 have been investigating the variety of microclimates that exist around the grounds of O Castro this week. This form of enquiry based learning has seen Year 7 collecting their own weather data at various locations using some new hand held technology. Students will use the data that they have collected to write a […]

O Castro British School Radio Club Students Visit Radio Vigo

O Castro British School radio club students have had the opportunity to visit Radio Vigo facilities this week. They were able to broaden their knowledge about the structure and operation of a real radio station. During the visit, to get to know how the daily work of a visual journalist is, our students discovered the […]

Discovering Pre-Romanesque Art and Architecture In Asturias

O Castro British School Year 9 and Year 10 students went on a trip to Asturias last week. They had the opportunity to discover Pre-Romanesque art and architecture when visiting San Miguel de Lilo and Santa María de Naranco. They also visited the historic district, the cathedral and other monuments in Oviedo. Moreover, our students […]

Year 8 Journalists

Recently, whilst investigating the relationship humans have with the natural environment, Year 8 were given a tricky challenge. They had to imagine that they were a bilingual journalist working for a London based newspaper. Their challenge; produce an article to educate the public about the worst environmental disaster to affect Galica; the sinking of the […]

The “HOPE” Campaign 2016 Has Started

O Castro British School PTA has launched once again the Help One Person Eat (HOPE) Campaign. It is a charitable initiative that has been organised in collaboration with the rest of the school community since 2013. As the name suggests, the aim of this initiative is to collect food and school supplies to help surrounding […]

O Castro British Schools celebrates a new edition of Differences Week

Last Week, the educational community of O Castro British School ended a new edition of Differences Week, an activity in which students and teachers of each educational stage of the school emphasise the importance of the differences between them, as an integrating element of the community. Throughout the week, our students carried out a number […]

Celta de Vigo Football Player Señé Visits O Castro British School

Celta de Vigo Midfielder, Josep Señé, visited the two “Benjamin” category football teams of O Castro British School. During the visit, our football players had the opportunity to personally meet Señé, ask him questions and advice about training. Values such as companionship and sportsmanship, or the importance of a healthy diet were some of the […]

Research, Public Speaking And Debate At O Castro British School

The importance of communication as a social skill is unquestionable. For this reason, O Castro British School is offering Research, Public Speaking and Debate as an extracurricular activity to its students this year. This activity provides the opportunity to learn not only public speaking skills but also to foster skills such as creativity, empathy, research […]

The 4th Edition Of The Race ‘Vigo Against Cancer’ Beats Attendance Record With More Than 3,500 Participants

A record turnout of over 3,500 people gathered early last Sunday morning for the 4th Race Against Cancer in Vigo. Participants divided into 10km and 5km categories and charity bib numbers were also available. This initiative is a new example of solidarity in the city in order to fight against one of the scourges of […]

O Castro British School Celebrates Halloween

O Castro British School has celebrated its traditional Halloween parade today. It was especially organised for Early Years and Primary students, but it also counted on the attendance of other members of the educational community who did not want to miss the ‘trick or treat’ fun. Our students, teachers and some parents dressed up in […]

Artistic and creative extracurricular activities

O Castro British School offers a wide range of extracurricular activities to its students. These activities complete the School Curriculum and aim at showing and stimulating the artistic and creative skills of our students. Among these activities we offer Music and Movement, Ballet, Spanish Dance, Musical Theatre or Ukulele lessons, but this year we also […]

Come Be A Part of Kini’s Pit Crew in the 4th Edition Of The Race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer”

Once again this year, O Castro British School cooperates actively in organising the 4th edition of the fundraising race: “Vigo Contra el Cáncer” [Vigo Against Cancer], an action that is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility policy of the school. Needles to say that we encourage the whole educational community of O Castro British School […]

The Importance of Uniform at O Castro British School

The uniform is a very important element for O Castro British School Educational Community. It fosters a community where equality is upheld and it protects students from social pressures to dress in a particular way. It is also very convenient for parents. Besides, our parents and children have the option of choosing among different garments, […]

New Workshops for O Castro British School Students

As we announced some days ago, O Castro British School has extended its range of extracurricular activities for its students, offering a wide variety of options with an element of play and fun in order to encourage our students to explore other fields, which may be very different from their academic day. Among these extracurricular […]

Year 6 Student Wins 2016 Odysseus European Youth Space Contest

Carlota de Castro Torrón, Year 6 student, has been named the winner of the 2016 Odysseus European Youth Space Contest. This award confirms that this O Castro British School student has a promising future in the world of research and science. Our student, who was taken by surprise by the news, admits she is surprised […]

Photography Workshop at O Castro British School

O Castro British School has extended its range of extracurricular activities for this academic year with the addition of a photography workshop aimed at KS3. The aim of this workshop is to provide secondary students with the instruments and knowledge that are necessary to enter the world of photography as a fun and creative means […]

O Castro British School Rock Band

Extracurricular activities are a key complement for the academic curriculum at O Castro British School. For this reason, this year, we have decided to expand the programme of extracurricular activities for all educational stages. Among the news for this school year, we find the rock band, which is an activity addressed to students from year […]

Resounding Success for Uke & the Leles at Hush&Rock Concert

Last Sunday, the concert given by O Castro British School ukulele band at Hush&Rock in Vigo was a resounding success. The concert drew a large audience and, for this reason, some people had to listen to the concert from outside the central venue. The atmosphere was fantastic and, without a doubt, it will cheer up […]

Uke & The Leles Perform at The Hush Rock

Next Sunday, the band UK & The Leles is performing at The Hush Rock in Vigo. The venue is on 4, Doctor Carlos Colmeiro Laforet Street and the performance will start at around 12:30 pm. This performance is likely to be one of the last performances of O Castro British School ukulele band before participating […]

A New School Year Starts for O Castro British School

O Castro British School welcomed the new school year with the Opening Ceremonies for Early Years, Primary and Secondary, which were held early this week in the school gym. The attendees were able to enjoy the special performance of Uke & The Leles, the Ukuleles band of the school that this year will participate in […]

The series of talks for parents organised by the Guidance Department and the Technical Director end today with a talk on Adolescence.

Adolescence is a topic of increasing interest for the families of the school. For this reason, it has been the subject chosen for the last talk organised by the Guidance Department and the Technical Director of O Castro British School during this school year. The talk addressed how this stage of life can be, its […]

More Than Twenty Students Take Part In The Finals Of The Contest ‘Sing With Us’

Last Tuesday, more than twenty KS2 and KS3 students took part in the finals of the singing contest ‘Sing with Us’. It was a hot day in which talent and fellowship were the protagonists. There were 12 finalists in the Junior division, who performed their songs solo or in a duet. Nicholas Mata (Year 3), […]

Students and parents say goodbye to the School Year with a Teddy Bears Picnic

Yesterday afternoon, O Castro British School Nursery and Reception students enjoyed a fantastic Teddy Bears Picnic with their parents in the school forest. At the end of the day, parents, relatives and teachers of the youngest members of O Castro British School educational community had an afternoon snack to see off the school year. See […]

End of Year Festival at O Castro British School

Last Saturday, Early Year students held their end of year festival with the Olympics as a main theme. Thus, the six groups of Early Years at O Castro British School dressed up as an Olympic team and a sport for the event: Nursery B dressed up as Brazil tennis players; Nursery C dressed up as […]

Trip to Gorey, Ireland

One again, it was time for the annual trip for Year 6 students to Gorey, Ireland. This week trip is part of the activities organised within the 2016 School Integration Week. During their stay in Ireland, our students attended class in Bunscoill Loreto Primary School, a school located in a town called Gorey, which allowed […]

Year 9 Say Goodbye to the School Year with a Trip to Madrid

Year 9 students say goodbye to 2015/2016 school year with a culture and leisure trip to Madrid. During the trip, the older students from O Castro British School have had the opportunity to visit the most iconic places in Madrid, like The Prado Museum, The National Archaeological Museum, Puerta de Alcalá, The Royal Palace of […]

Year 8 Discover the Origins of the Human Species in Atapuerca

Year 8 students had the opportunity to travel to Burgos and visit the archaeological site of Atapuerca, one of the most valued treasures of our heritage. The caves harbour fossils and archaeological remains from a million and a half years ago, which provides invaluable information about the life and appearance of our ancestors. In addition […]

Year 1 Pirate Party

Ahoy there me hearties!! Last week Year 1 celebrated the end of their pirate topic by having a pirate party! We all came to school dressed in our scariest pirate costumes and took part in lots of fun activities throughout the day. We read clues that took us on an exciting voyage around the woods […]

O Castro British School Walk the Camino de Santiago

Last weekend, O Castro British School students walked 32 km of the Camino de Santiago, divided in three stages between Sarria (Lugo) and the Galician capital city, Santiago de Compostela. Apart from the daily trekking sessions, walking more than 10 km per day, our students also had time and energy to visit Samos Monastery and […]

Y2 visit Baiona

Year 2 students had the opportunity to enjoy a day out at the Royal Village of Baiona. Throughout the day, our children learnt a little more history thanks to the visit to the replica of Pinta Caravel, one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used for the discovery of the New World in 1492. […]

The Student Council Says Goodbye to the School Year 2015/2016

The Student Council sees a new academic year out with a fantastic outcome, thanks to the great work carried out by its members. Its sole aim is to improve day by day for all the students in the school, relying on the support and direct involvement of both the PTA and O Castro British School […]

The Uke-leles Take part in the First Galician Ukulele Festival in Ribadavia

Last Saturday, 4th June, some of the members in O Castro British School Ukulele Band took part in UKP Day, the first ukulele festival in Galicia, which was held in Ribadavia, Ourense. Our students performed brilliantly at a beautiful location in Ribadavia’s castle. The audience couldn’t stop cheering and applauding. They even asked our young […]

O Castro British School Collaborates with the NGO SOGAPS in the Campaign ‘Holidays in Peace’

O Castro British School launches a new solidarity initiative within its Corporate Social Responsibility, together with the NGO SOGAPS (Solidaridade Galega co Pobo Saharawi) [Galician Solidarity with Sahrawi people] to collaborate with the campaign ‘Holidays in Peace 2016’. For years, the initiative of this NGO has allowed for more than 300 Sahrawi children aged 9 […]

KS3 Celebrates Sports Day at the University of Vigo Campus

KS3 has also celebrated Sports Day in the sports facilities at the University of Vigo campus, in Vigo. Our students were able to play different sports, among them handball, basketball and football. They also competed in several track and field activities, including sprints, shot put and long jump. Congratulations to all Year 8 and Year […]

Giant Periodic Table

The Year 8 and Year 9 students recently worked on a joint project producing a giant Periodic Table. They did a fantastic job, so well done to all of them! Since they are unable to take it home to show you, here is a picture of it!

Early Years visit Barosa Watermills

All Reception and Nursery classes went to Barosa to see how watermills work and we had the chance to learn more about it. We arrived early in the morning, they took us on a ethnological visit and we observed the different types of seeds and grain from which flour can be made. Then we saw […]

Early Years celebrate Sports Day 2016

Nursery and Reception students have celebrated Sports Day 2016. They carried out games and activities that they usually do in their Physical Education lessons. The younger students at O Castro British School enjoyed the day accompanied by their parents, who participated with them in all the activities of this sporting event. Thanks to all for […]

KS2 students celebrate their Sports Days

KS2 students have celebrated their Sports Days this week. Each student represented their ‘house teams’ while participating in several sporting activities. Our students showed competitiveness, but also good sportsmanship and fair play. They were able to enjoy a successful sports day with their classmates. Football, hockey, basketball and relay races were some of the sports […]

O Castro British School celebrates ‘Galician Literature Day’

In order to celebrate ‘2016 Galician Literature Day’, which takes place on 17th May, Year 3 students have carried out a series of group projects to pay tribute to Manuel María, the author who is being honoured this year. Thanks to these projects, our students were able to find out about Manuel Maria’s life and […]

KS1 Celebrates Sports Day

Year 1 and Year 2 students have celebrated the traditional Sports Day at O Castro British School. Our students’ parents participated actively in this sporting event too. The students represented their house teams and the result was very tight among the four O Castro British School houses. Cambridge came first in the competition, York came […]

Rasi the Squirrel Visits Year 2 and Year 3 Students

Rasi, the most adventurous squirrel, has paid a visit to O Castro British School Year 2 and Year 3 students. The naughty squirrel was impressed by our students’ travelling journals, in which they write their experiences at the weekend. Rasi signed their books with excitement and hopes they keep experiencing lots of new adventures.

Nursery B visit the Juan Compañel Public Library

The children in Nursery B from O Castro British School were invited to visit the Juan Compañel Public Library. The purpose of the trip was to learn about the importance of a library, how it functions and enjoy the hidden treasures in books. Pupils enjoyed a fun-filled presentation given by the Librarian and also had […]

Lecture on the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

O Castro British School Key Stage 3 students have been given a lecture on the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse by Guardia Civil officers from O Porriño this week. In the course of the lecture, Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students learnt about the different types of spirits, as well as about […]

Year 4 enjoyed their own Greek Olympics Games

In Year 4 we have been learning all about Ancient Greece. Last week the children took part in their very own Ancient Greek Olympic Games. They were in 4 teams: Sparta, Athens, Marathon and Troy. The children made Greek wreaths to put on their head and worked together to make some flags to help cheer […]

Enrolment for O Castro British School Summer Camps is now open

The enrolment period for O Castro British School 2016 Summer Camps has started. As every summer, O Castro British School offers two summer camps in July in order to find a balance between work and family life while the children learn and improve their English. English House Nigrán, which takes place in Real Club Nautico […]

Year 2 students put into practise the three ‘R’s’ of the environment

Following the three R’s rule: reduce, reuse and recycle, O Castro British School Year 2 students made some fantastic battery-recycling minions. This activity tries to encourage students to develop responsible consumption habits. The containers, for placing used batteries, were made with recycled materials. Students used milk and juice cartons for making the containers and later, […]

O Castro British School students give a concert at Doral Residencias

Today, 25th April, O Castro British School Ukelele Band, formed by Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students, accompanied by some members of the School choir (Year 9 girls), have given a joyful concert at Doral Residencias, a nursing home and care centre for people with disabilities. For almost one hour, O Castro British […]

O Castro British School pays tribute to Cervantes and Shakespeare

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, which is one of the most important events of this decade, the educational community of O Castro British School has paid tribute to the literary legacy of these two great geniuses of world literature. Teachers and school staff have carried out […]

KS3 students demostrate super-absorvent polymers!

Student community of O Castro British School would like to say a huge thank you to our KS3 students who did a wonderful job in the Science Laboratory of the Science Week. They explained to groups of parents and students about DIAPER POLYMER, the super absorbent polymer found in diapers. They took the diapers apart, […]

Year 7 and Year 8 students were given a lecture on ways to avoid bullying by the Guardia Civil

During the school day, the Guardia Civil gave a very interesting lecture on ways to avoid bullying. Thanks to the officers, our secondary students learnt how to identify and be aware of such a serious problem. They also learnt about the different types of mistreatment and about what to do in case it happens. Apart […]

O Castro British School closed the Science Week with an Open Day

Last Saturday, O Castro British School held an open day for closing the Science Week. A year on, the premises of the only British School in the province were transformed in a great Hall of Sciences for a day. Workshops and scientific experiments for the family, exhibitions of arthropods and a butterfly farm, robotics for […]

A Day Full of Science

Our students at O Castro British School have had today a day full of curiosity and discoveries related to the exciting world of science. Year 3 and Year 6 students held a science contest which was organised by Javier Martínez, a Dad from the school. At the same time, Year 4 and Year 5 students […]

The Science Week at O Castro British School starts

The educational community of O Castro British School celebrates the Science Week this week, an activity that brings the secrets and the magic of science to students and will one more year, with the close collaboration of fathers and mothers of the school, who will be offering talks to all O Castro British School courses […]

O Castro British School celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

This year’s slogan for World Autism Awareness Day is ‘Respect, Acceptance and Inclusion’ and for celebrating such an important date, O Castro British School organised a series of activities on the school premises. In a school day in which blue balloons invaded classrooms and corridors, the educational community of the school passed ‘the baton of […]

O Castro British School concludes the second term with a rock concert

On the penultimate day of the spring term KS2 and KS3 pupils were treated to a musical concert by GainOver (a rock music school based in Nigran). They performed popular songs by well known artists including a rendition of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’. The students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and were even asking for one […]

Year 4 and Year 5 ski trip 2016

Now it is turn for Year 4 and Year 5 students to enjoy the traditional ski that O Castro British School organises every year as an extracurricular activity. A year on, as is tradition, our students had the opportunity to ski and discover this sport in Valgrande-Pajares ski resort. They were also able to spend […]

“Spelling Bee” 2016

On Friday 4th March 2 children from Y6 represented our school at the annual spelling bee hosted by Schoolhouse and held in Vigo. They were among 28 other competitors from various schools around the local area. We are pleased to announce that, due to their incredible performance, O Castro came second overall! A very big […]

O Castro British School 3rd Conference on Education attracts more than 300 attendees

Last Friday, more than 300 people attended O Castro British School 3rd Conference on Education. The conference room at Afundación theatre was full to capacity. The event was graced with the presence of Abel Caballero, the major of Vigo, who opened the event. In this edition of the conference, we dealt with “Lifelong Learning”, a […]

O Castro British School celebrates World Book Day

O Castro British School has celebrated World Book Day today. The date corresponds with the birthday of the famous American children’s writer, Dr Seuss. Our younger students, the Early Years children, enjoyed a reading session with their parents in the classroom. Throughout the morning, in addition to the reading sessions, the boys and girls from […]

Javier Urra will be the keynote speaker for O Castro British School 3rd Conference on Education

Next Friday, 4th March, at 7 pm, O Castro British School will organise the 3rd Conference on British Education in the Auditorium of Afundación, located at 26, Policarpo Sanz Street in Vigo. Javier Urra, the keynote speaker of the conference, will offer a fascinating lecture entitled, “Educar para un mundo pequeño y global” [Educating for […]

Ski Trip to Valgrande-Pajares

Students from Year 6 to Year 9 enjoyed the traditional ski trip that O Castro British School organises every year as an extracurricular activity. Thanks to this activity, our students had the opportunity to ski and discover this sport in Valgrande-Pajares ski resort. They were also able to spend time with their classmates and teachers […]

Biscuits for Valentine’s Day

Our Nursery students enjoyed a culinary session to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Everyone participated in mixing the flour and butter, beating the eggs and finally preparing the dough for baking. Once finished, they were able to bring home their delicious biscuits to share with their families.

The Parents’ School talk about the dangers of new technologies

Next Friday 19th of February from 16.00 to 17.00 the School will hold a new Parent´s School session. This time, we will have the visit of the person in charge of dealing with the on-line offenses at the Guardia Civil of Pontevedra. He will talk to us about the dangers our children are exposed to […]

Geography is Going Places!

Students in Key Stage 3 have recently been given the opportunity to develop their mapping and communication skills. Following a delivery of Ordnance Survey maps from the UK, Year 7 are developing their understanding of grid references, scale, symbols and describing routes. In the photographs they are working hard to solve a mapping mystery based […]

O Castro British school dresses up for Carnival

O Castro British School celebrates Carnival 2016. All the students, from Early Years to Year 9 in Key Stage 3, participated in two parades that took place on 4th and 5th February. Nursery and Reception students delighted the parents with a performance that standed out. It was entitled “A Winter Winderland”. They performed several songs […]

Year 9 students visit Santiago de Compostela

Last weekend, O Castro British School Year 9 students went on a trip to Santiago de Compostela where they had the opportunity to take a walk around the old city and see its main architectural attractions. A special emphasis and attention was given to Romanesque monuments in the historic centre, such as the Cathedral, the […]

Secondary Education in O Castro British School Closes the series of talks for Parents School

Secondary education in O Castro British School closed the series of talks for Parents School 2015-2016. The first talk was given last December by the Governor of the school, David Martínez, who analysed the present and the future of the school after the implementation of Secondary Education in O Castro British School. The talk was […]

O Castro British School students participate in the Cross Country Regional Championship for Schools

O Castro British School best athletes from Year 5 and Year 9 were selected to participate this week in the Cross Country Regional Championship for Schools. Our students represented the school in this championship organised by the Galician Athletics Federation and qualifying for the provincial championship. In sport, the results could not be better, getting […]

The second session of Parentschool focuses on Vocational Guidance

O Castro British School hosted the second session of Parentschool this afternoon. The talk given by María Guyre, Technical Director, and Loli Pazos, Head of the Guidance Department, was entitled “El reto del futuro: orientación vocacional. Habilidades y pasiones” (The challenge of the future: vocational guidance. Skills and passions). In this talk, the speakers explained […]

Registration for O Castro British School Sing With Us Contest is now open

O Castro British School opens registration for the second edition of the Sing With Us contest. The registration period runs from 25th January to 19th February. The contest is organised by Radio OCIS and the Music Department of the school. In this edition, in order to make the competition more equitable, there will be two […]

The third edition of Christmas cupcake sale raises more than 600 euros for Hogar San Jose

The school council are pleased to announce a very successful 3rd edition of the Christmas cupcake sale! The student council would like to thank all families which donated beautiful (and delicious!) cupcakes. This year, in addition to the music, lights and tinsel, there was also hot chocolate! The student council would like to thank the […]

O Castro British School celebrates Christmas

O Castro British School said goodbye to the first term of the 2015/2016 school year with two Christmas concerts, held on 16th and 17th December. All our students, from Early Years to Key Stage 3, performed several Christmas carols and Christmas songs, from classics such as Santa Claus is coming to town, Jingle Bells and […]

Family Day at O Castro British School

On Friday, 27th November our Early Years pupils celebrated Family Day at school. This special event was shared with all our Nursery and Reception family members. The celebration kicked off with an Assembly where each class performed their own interpretation of Thanksgiving, a topic which focused on giving thanks and promoting positive family values which […]

2015 Hope Campaign Collects Two Tons of Food

O Castro British School 2015 Hope Campaign ended with an unprecedented success, having collected more than two tons of food, 500 kg more than in 2014. The food will be shared among families in need thanks to several charities. This initiative, organised by the school PTA in cooperation with the entire educational community, counted, once […]

Secondary Education in O Castro British School

The first session of Parentschool in O Castro British School took place this afternoon. David Martínez, O Castro British School Chair of Governor, gave a talk entitled “El reto del futuro: el colegio que somos y seremos” (The challenge of the future: the school we are and the school we will be). With these sessions, […]

Hiking Day in Monte Aloia and Galiñeiro

O Castro British School Year 5 and Year 6 students enjoyed a hiking day as part of the adventure and leisure time activities included in the Physical Education Curriculum. The destinations were Monte Aloia Natural Park and Sierra del Galiñeiro. There, the students visited several mills, such as, Tripes, Rego de Pedra and Altos de […]

Visiting Radio Vigo

O Castro British School radio club students had the opportunity to visit Radio Vigo facilities in order to learn about the structure and operation of a real radio station. During the visit, Year 6 students, guided by Jacobo Buceta, discovered the recording studios, the editing rooms, the television set and how the daily work as […]

The “HOPE” campaign 2015 has started

O Castro British School has launched the third season of the “HOPE” campaign for donations for charitable organisations. The aim of this initiative, run by O Castro British School PTA in collaboration with the educational community, is to donate food to help surrounding families in need. To successfully achieve the “Help One Person Eat” campaign […]

Serra do Caurel and Ribeira Sacra school trip

On 4th-5th November, O Castro British School Secondary Education Department organised a school trip to Serra do Caurel and Ribeira Sacra, two unique settings located in an unparalleled natural habitat which provides an immense biological and geological wealth. In O Castro British School, experiences outside the school are a key part of the students’ education […]

Creativity Day: Science meets Art

A group of students from Year 4, 7 and 8 had a wonderful day doing some Science-Art. They boiled up some red cabbage and extracted the purple indicator from it. After that, they showed other students how to prepare the (rather smelly) purple sheets. The students “painted” their sheets using various very dilute acid and […]

Reading for Halloween

During Halloween week, class 6A had the opportunity to read their Halloween stories to Year 5B! It was fantastic to see children reading aloud, sharing and listening. At the end both classes thanked each other and said they really enjoyed the experience.

Celta de Vigo midfielder Daniel Wass visits O Castro British School football teams.

O Castro British School football teams have enjoyed Celta de Vigo midfielder Daniel Wass visit. During the visit, O Castro British School students had the opportunity to personally meet Wass, ask him questions and also share experiencies and a training session with him. Daniel Wass is one of the most prominent footballers of Celta de […]

O Castro British School dresses up for Halloween

O Castro British School celebrated its own Halloween party today. It was especially organised for students from Nursery to Year 6, but it also counted on the attendance of other members of the Educational community, like parents and school teachers. After having worked on the origin and traditions of Halloween for the whole week, O […]

A friendly reminder

Últimos días para inscribirse en la III Carrera Vigo contra el Cáncer Os dejamos este video en el que “Kini” os anima a tod@s a que toméis parte en la cita deportiva del próximo domingo 1 de noviembre. No olvidéis inscribiros antes del 26/10/15 en la web: www.vigocontraelcancer.es ¡Nos vemos en la III Carrera Vigo […]

KS2 Ceremonies Awards

On Monday 5th October all of KS2 attended the first of many awards ceremonies. The event was hosted by the head-teacher and many children were given awards ranging from the WOW work award, the most improved work award, politeness at lunch award, extra-curricular activities awards, speaking in English award and the head-teacher award! Well done […]

Come Be A Part of Kini´s Pit Crew!

My name is Luci and I am the mother of three boys here at O´Castro British School. For those of you who do not know, our youngest son Joaquin (a.k.a. Kini) has fought and beat cancer. Kini has been through brain surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc. all without complaining and all with the support and encouragement […]

O Castro British School Emotional Tribute to Beloved Colleagues

Last Saturday, O Castro British School paid an emotional tribute to our beloved colleagues, Margarita Cal, Spanish teacher, and Eva Casal, Chef Manager, during a farewell event at our school in Mos. This event brought together more than a hundred people, among colleagues, teachers, students, relatives and friends. O Castro British School wants to keep […]

Year 7 And Year 8 Art Exhibition

The artworks created by Year 7 and Year 8 Art students during the previous academic year are now being temporarily displayed at O Castro British School conference room. Our students experimented with different techniques. Still life allowed them to work with their own creations and deepen their knowledge of shading technique with pencil. M.C. Escher […]

A geocaching adventure

Year 8 and year 9 students have taken part today in an exciting day of geocaching in the Campus of Vigo. The event was organised on the occasion of the European Week of Sport. This activity, which is part of the syllabus contents for Physical Education, made possible for students to enjoy a different school […]

O Castro British School Opening ceremony for the school year 2015-2016

On the 4th and 7th September, the Opening Ceremonies for the school year 2015-2016 were held. Nursery, Primary and Secondary school years were presented at our school in Mos. The Opening Ceremony for Primary was chaired by Mr David Martínez, Executive Governor, who addressed the families with a warm welcome. Mr Martínez remarked that the […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – VI

On Thursday morning our students joined their Irish classmates to celebrate an amusing “Sports Day”. It was a very exciting morning: after the games, they participated in a radio show, broadcasted by Jacobo Buceta, presenter of the radio programme “Vigo hoy por hoy”. In the afternoon, everybody had the opportunity to visit Ferns castle and […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – V

On Wednesday as usual, before nine o’clock in the morning, all the students gathered in the school to begin the school day. However this day, after class they went on a very special trip: a jump back in history which transported them to the Stone Age Period in Ireland: a visit to the National Heritage […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – IV

Although the day seemed cloudy, finally the sun came out and our students were able to enjoy another unforgettable day. After spending the morning in the school, it was time to enjoy a fun afternoon playing golf and bowling! To finish the day, they enjoyed a visit to the Kia Ora mini farm!

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – III

The day started early for our students. At nine, they gathered together at the school, where they head teacher was waiting for them. During the welcome meeting – and once the presentations were over – each of our students was given the class timetable for the current week. The children took off with their new […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015 – II

As the perfect starting touch for our Integration Week, which started on Saturday, our students went to Dublin. The group visited Trinity College – to see the book of Kells, among other things – The Irish National museum and the Leprechaun Museum. Time went by quickly. In the afternoon they had time to do some […]

Integration Week – Gorey 2015

Year 6 students – who are participating in our second week-long cultural integration Week experience in, this year in Gorey, Ireland – embarked on this international adventure on Saturday. Parents watched them leaving a little after twelve o´clock, looking happy and delighted. After a trip full of excitement, they arrived at Gorey where the host […]

End of Year Festival

After a magnificent and exhausting year, next Saturday, we will be having our End of Year Festival at O Castro British School. Please come join us for hours of fun and a tasty meal. It will be an event for the whole family to enjoy, with many activities planned from 12:00 to 17:00 PM Remember […]

Visiting “Radio Ser – Vigo”

Last week, Year 7 Radio Club students visited the facilities of “Radio Ser – Vigo” where they had the opportunity to attend a live broadcast and to participate in the recording of some short slots for the radio show “Vigo hoy por hoy” show. Guided by Jacobo Buceta, our students learnt how the job is […]

Trip to “Fundación Camilo José Cela”

Last Friday, 29th of May, the Year 6 students paid a visit to the “Camilo José Cela Foundation” in Iria Flavia (Padrón), where they had the opportunity to get to know objects related to the writer’s life and work, collections of paintings, drawings, newspaper library, collection of epistles, etc. They also had the opportunity to […]

Let´s go surfing!

Last Tuesday, our Year 5 students paid a full day visit to the Beach of Patos where they enjoyed an introduction to surf baptism! Throughout the day, they performed a number of activities and games: theory – practice lesson on introduction to surf, marine environmental course (in which they were engaged with the need of […]

Sports Day 2015

Last week we celebrated our annual Sports Day. This is a very important event in the life of our school. Sports themselves have a vital role in making a child sound physically as well as mentally. The students represented their house teams and participate in various sporting events: floorball, basketball, Football, Relay races, games with […]

“Uke and the Leles” – O Castro Ukulele Band

On Tuesday, May 19th, the O Castro Ukulele Band played their first big concert, an outreach concert at Doralresidencias , a nursing home near the school. It was a joyful experience, both for the audience and the young performers. We had prepared a generous half hour programme, but the audience demanded two encores! Afterwards, John, […]

Nepal Charity Appeal!

Thank you letter from Mr. Paul Horstead, KS3 Coordinator.   “Well Done O Castro!!! Having spent time with schools and charities in Nepal, you can only imagine the pain of not being able to help when many friends are stranded and scared in Nepal! However, thankfully all my personal friends and contacts are safe! Which […]

“Galician Literature Day Celebration”

In order to celebrate “Galician Literature Day”, our students prepared a number of popular stories which were performed last Friday. Some of the classics performed were: ‘Os tres porquiños “,” O Gato con Botas “,” Carapuchiña Vermella “…. and “Aventuras dos Bolechos” for the youngest audience! Congratulations to all the actors and actresses for such […]

Visiting the local bus company, Vitrasa!

This week our Year 4 and 5 students had a really fabulous time visiting the local bus company, “Vitrasa”, discovering the history of transport and how technology works within our modern transportation system in Vigo!

Trip “Baiona and Christopher Columbus”

Year 5 students recently enjoyed a trip to Baiona where they had the opportunity to visit the Spanish Caravel “Pinta” and the Museum “House of Navigation”. They also took a historical tour through the city back to the times of Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake. It was great to see the children make connections to […]

Celebrating Book Day in Early Years: Freddy Frog and Friends!

Our Early Years children celebrated Book Day in style with Freddy Frog and Friends! Pupils in Nursery and Reception engaged in a storytelling workshop with American author, Ree Gillet whose creativity and imagination has given life to ´Ferndale Tales´, a series of stories about Freddy Frog and his many adventures. The children were introduced to […]

I Interschool Chess Tournament!

Last Saturday our Chess Club students participated in the I Interschool Chess Tournament, organized by “Fundación Pazo de Mos”. It was a very positive experience as well as an excellent opportunity for children to enjoy a fun, learning and social experience. Well done to all O Castro International students who competed!

Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperkinesia.

On Thursday, 16th of April, from 16:00 to 16:55, we will have a presentation by Dr. Alfonso Yglesias, recognized Neuropediatrician, who is currently working at the Adeslas Center in Pontevedra. Dr. Yglesias will give a speech on: “Attention deficit disorder and hyperkinesia. Do they exist? How to handle them?” Please, notice that the presentation will […]

Visit to the “Atlantic Islands” Museum

Last Wednesday, a group of Year 4 students visited the “Islas Atlánticas” Exhibition. The class was split into three groups to learn about the 4 island groups in the National Park. Through interesting and motivating activities they learned about the flora and fauna, the history of each island. They had the opportunity to search for […]

Community Helpers!

Our Nursery and Reception classes gathered together for a special Assembly to celebrate the end of their Community Helpers Unit. Throughout the past month our pupils have had the opportunity to meet some of our community helpers, most of which were our own mommies and daddies from this school! This unit allowed the children to […]

Maths Day 2015

On Thursday 19th March the EYFS, KS2 and KS3 participated in a ‘Maths day 2015’. The EYFS were involved in various reasoning and logic based activities whereas the KS2 and KS3 (Y7) were involved in a maths tournament. They were taught a game and then had the chance to play against their peers. Each class […]

Our young scientists from Early Years!

During Science Week our little Scientists in Nursery C experimented with water. Their investigation included using everyday objects to make and test predictions about what sinks and what floats, classigying their results. Throught their investigation, children were able to question, predict, observe, record data and communicate their results. The Scientits in Nursery B had the […]

Thank you letter from the PTA!

Nowadays we all have a lot of obligations and responsibilities and very little free time. It is because of this that we find that some parents from the school who prepared and presented different lectures to our children during science week are worthy of a special mention.   With this mention we would like to […]

World Book Day!

On Thursday 5th March the children spent the day celebrating books. The children had the opportunity to share their writing with other classes and read their favourite books to each other. Lots of excellent work was produced such illustrations, comic strips, adventure stories and performance poetry. The children are increasing their knowledge of authors and […]

II Science Fair

For the second consecutive year the celebration of the “Science Fair” was a great success. Throughout the day, more than three thousand people came to our School to enjoy a huge number of activities: “Reptile” Exhibition, “Science and Magic” Workshops, as well as Workshops on “Virtual Reality”, “Marine Water, Soil and Carbon Cycle”. We witnessed […]

A great Anatomy lesson!

Today our Reception students had the opportunity to enjoy an exceptional lesson! From the hands of Ms Eva Muñoz, Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of the Meixoeiro Hospital, in Vigo, and the skeleton “Sabiondo”, our pupils attended a lesson in Anatomy. Our youngest children were delighted with all the explanations and felt comfortable enough […]

Science Week: Educating to respect Biodiversity!

Within the celebration of our Science Week and for a few days all the boys and girls in our school, from infants to our secondary students, had the opportunity to interact with lots of these animals as they plunged into their world and their habitat. This was a fascinating lesson in environmental education which taught […]

Conference by Javier Tirapu, winner of the National Prize for Neuroscience

During these days when we are celebrating our second “Science Week” we will have an honor visitor: the prestigious Neuropsychologist Javier Tirapu, winner of the National Award for Neuroscience. Javier Tirapu has devoted his professional life to do research about the relationship between the human brain and behavior. This specialist alerts about the danger of […]

Early Years Circus Troupe

On Friday, 13th February the Early Years Department was proud to host their 2nd Annual Carnival Show for their families. This year the theme was ¨The Circus¨, a unit which the children have been working on in class. The children converted the Early Years corridor and classrooms into a circus and they themselves transformed into […]

Carnival 2015!

Last Friday, 13th of February – as it is becoming a tradition in our school around this time of the year – we celebrated Carnival. During the celebration our students highlighted their originality when choosing a costume: children´s books characters, masks and fancy dresses, Princesses, fairies, animals, pirates, cowboys and cowgirls, Indians, Jedi knights, fire […]

Visiting “Faro de Vigo”

Last Tuesday our Secondary students paid a visit to “Faro de Vigo” where they learnt about the meaning of working, writing and publishing in a Newspaper. They also had the opportunity to access all the relevant news which filled the pages of this Newspaper throughout its history. We would like to thank all the Newspaper […]

Peace Week in KS2!

In the past week KS2 children have attended two very special whole key stage assemblies. Last week was peace week and the children were involved in studying famous peacekeepers with each year group focusing on one famous person. They were also engaged with other themed activities during the week ranging from philosophy for children and […]

Peace Week in KS1!

Last week, KS1 pupils learnt how to be a peace-makers and not peace-breakers. They made posters, sang songs and made doves to celebrate Peace Week. During the Peace Day assembly, the children shared their learning with others and we all worked together as a team to make a peace sign. Happy Peace Week!  

Celebrating International Peace Day!

Last Friday was a very momentous day in Early Years! The Nursery and Reception classes gathered together for a special Assembly to celebrate Peace Day. Throughout the week our pupils learnt about the meaning of Peace, ways in which we show peace at school and how to teach others about peace. They were very eager […]

Working hand in hand with Jacobo Buceta!

Last Wednesday, 21st of January, Jacobo Buceta – journalist and director of the radio programme “Hoy por Hoy” and his team from Cadena Ser – Radio Vigo, came to our School to broadcast live their daily show. During this special – broadcasted on the occasion of the celebration of the Second conference on British Education […]

Leitariegos Ski Trip – Day Three… and homecoming!

Sun and good weather accompanied our young skiers one more time! The long day was filled with joy and good spirits… as the night was approaching with preparations for the last day and returning home, some whining voices were heard “Why don´t we stay a few more days?”. But it is time to go back […]

Leitariegos Ski Trip – Day two

The day began with a very good breakfast at nine. The clouds, which had covered the sky during the night, were gone and a wonderful sunny day was revealed…perfect weather conditions for skiing. For some of our children today was their ski baptism…. and the first time they experienced the chairlift!… an unforgettable experience! Lessons, […]

Leitariegos Ski Trip – Day one

One more year…. the long awaited day has arrived! With a beautiful sun a favourable weather conditions we saw our students taking off to reach the Ski Resort Leitariegos, in León. Everybody was ready to enjoy an unforgettable trip. Before half past ten children and their families began arriving at school … luggage, handbags, excitement […]

II Conference on British Education

We are pleased to announce that, after hard work and a demanding inspection, Cambridge University has approved us as part of the Cambridge International Schools. This implies the recognition of having achieved the standards of quality Cambridge requires from all its schools all over the world. It will enable us to receive training for our […]

An OCIS Christmas!

Before the end of the year and the first school term, we would like to offer a brief overview of the most exciting moments that the last days of December have given us. The last week of classes rewarded us with unforgettable moments: the Christmas Festival, performed by many of our students; the OCIS Ukelele […]

Christmas Chocolate Party

On Friday, 19th of December, the school PTA will celebrate a wonderful Christmas party. It will be a very sweet term-end party and a great opportunity for parents and children to share an unforgettable moment. The event will take place in our Sports Hall, from 5.30 pm to 8 p.m. We hope to see you […]

Cupcakes for Solidarity

For the second year in a row, the Student Council of O Castro International British School is organizing a “Cupcakes for Solidarity”. The sale will take place on Friday 19th December. It will take place after school (from 17.00 to 18.00), outside the School Office. Selected Student Council members and some teachers will be selling […]

Inter House General Knowledge Competition

Last Tuesday, Mr. Paul Horstead, House Coordinator of the School, organized an Inter House General Knowledge Competition. Education and competition are two universal ingredients of all human cultures and General Knowledge Competitions provide an impetus to sharpen the minds of students so that they can develop a personality of their own and can become more […]

Year 5 Career day! A Thoracic Surgeon at our School!

Last Thursday our Year 5 students attended an anatomy class taught by an outstanding teacher, Dr. Miguel Cañizares, Head of the Thoracic Surgery Service in Vigo and a valued member of our School Community. Dr. Cañizares kindly shared his time and good work with teachers and students of the school. For a little over an […]

“Out to sea: the plastic waste project”

Yesterday our Year 4 students paid a visit to the temporary exhibition “Out to sea: the plastic waste project” organized by the Barrié Foundation. Huge amounts of plastic waste reach our seas every day and gradually they are being transformed into a massive “plastic soup”, with serious consequences for our health. More than 6.4 tons […]

Visiting the Airport!

Last Monday, 24th of November, our Year 2 students visited Vigo Airport. During three hours, the boys and girls from Year 2 had the opportunity to see the work of a number of people who work at the Airport and ensure the safety of all passengers. There were two parts to Y2’s trip to the […]

The “Hope” Campaign 2014

As happened last year around this time, O Castro International British School PTA has launched the second season of the “HOPE” campaign for donations for charitable organizations. As Christmas time is approaching, our thoughts turn to sharing with family, friends and loved ones. It is also time to show our most generous and caring side […]

Celebrating differences!

The curtain closes on a great week! This week children at O Castro learnt one of life’s biggest lessons: difference is great-difference makes us stronger. Excited O Castro children from Nursery to Y8 gathered together to celebrate the end of our themed week ‘celebrating differences’. It was a fantastic spectacle to see all children from […]

“Magosto” – Chestnut Festival!

Last Friday, 14th of November, we celebrated our traditional “Magosto” (Chestnut Festival). As every year, lots of chestnuts were the protagonists. This year our Secondary students were responsible for introducing this North of Spain tradition to our Early Years groups. Year 7 students visited our Reception classes. They sang songs, recited poems about this “Magosto” […]

This is how we do it! Presentation: Maths in the National Curriculum

Mathematics presentation to parents 2014-15 – English Yesterday Mr. Leigh Tullier, teacher and math coordinator of our school, made a presentation about mathematic techniques inside the National Curriculum. We want to thank all of the parents who attended! If you were unable to make it the presentation is attached. “In mathematics here at O Castro […]

Halloween 2014

Last Thursday, 30th of October, we celebrated Halloween at school… It was a different day, full of fun and joy, but also educational, as our students had the opportunity to expand their knowledge on the origin and meaning of this very popular festival. Pumpkins in the corners, fainting lights in the hallways, cobwebs hanging from […]

Kini´s Pit Crew!

Once again we are extremely heartened by the great support given by the entire educational community of O Castro towards charitable initiatives. A good example of this was the massive participation of members of our center in the second edition of Vigo´s Race against cancer. Promoted by the school´s PTA and supported by a great […]

Learning “by heart”

`Breaking your heart` and `tugging at the heart strings´ took a totally new meaning in year 5 last week, when the year 5 pupils had an opportunity to look inside a pigs heart and watch a dissection! This was a great learning experience for all, as they were able to look at the 4 chambers, […]

Award Ceremony!

On Monday 13th October Key Stage 2 at O Castro had the first in series of monthly awards ceremonies, designed to recognise achievements both inside and outside the classroom. It was fantastic to see so many children being awarded with certificates! Well done to all of them! We are looking forward to the next one […]

“Ocis Ukulele Band” great Premiere!

Last week and after barely two months of rehearsals, our young artists performed their first show…. Live! Such an important event needed an overwhelming stage… what a better place but our Radio Station. During the broadcasting of a special program – Radio Rebel – our young orchestra performed two songs under the direction of Mrs. […]

Around the World with O Castro!

During this month, the children from Year 3 to Year 8 have the opportunity to take part in a Topic Competition testing their knowledge of places in the world when the ‘Around the World with O Castro’. Competition begins this week in the school. School Topic Leader John Morrissey who coordinates Geography and History, has […]

Getting ready for Fall!

Near the beginning of the Autumn season, our Year 2 pupils have developed a colourful project to welcome this beautiful season. Studying the nature around us and working with great enthusiasm and determination, our students have learned that during Fall deciduous trees completely change the colour of their leaves, which become yellowish green and brownish, […]

Investigating bones!

Y4 students have been busy investigating bones (in both Science and C.Medio). They have enjoyed undertaking work of a practical nature including measuring their bones against children in other year groups. The interrogation of results led to an understanding of how bones develop and grow. An interesting question was raised ‘what if our bones never […]

Photosynthesis at the lab!

Last Wednesday, our Y8 students took a practical approach to photosynthesis. Relating theory to practice, they performed an experiment designed to enhance curriculum delivery. At the school´s laboratory and working in groups, they studied photosynthesis in algae and oxygen production. Our students learnt that, like true plants, seaweeds are photosynthetic: they convert energy from sunlight […]

“School and Fashion” Uniforms Store Winter Schedule.

We would like to inform you that starting today, 15th of September, the Uniform Store “School and Fashion” – located on the school premises – will be opened according the following schedule: Winter Schedule: Monday, Thursday and Friday Morning hours: From 8:30 to 11:30. Tuesdays and Wednesdays Afternoon hours: From 16:00 to 19:30 Contact person: […]

Back to school!

Nice temperatures and a clear sky greeted our students as they returned to school last Monday. Summer holidays were officially over, something that did not damper the children´s enthusiasm as they gathered inside the school. The hallways of our school were filled with confidence and positivity. Children were eager to see their old friend and […]

Opening Ceremony – School Year 2014 – 2015

On Friday, 5th of September we held the Opening Ceremony for the school year 2014 – 2015. The presentation was officiated by Carmen Vázquez, Chair of Governors, David Martínez, Executive Governor and Nathan Parry, Head teacher. Carmen Vázquez addressed her warm welcome to families and teachers. She remarked: “A new school year is starting, all […]

Strengthening ties!

Yesterday afternoon, 4B students had the opportunity to communicate via Skype with one of the largest primary schools in the UK. Children from both countries participated in a lively dialogue and were very excited to discover new things, common tastes, differences, teachers and favorite subjects….They even had time to talk about football! It was a […]

Mental maths KS2 tournament‏

El pasado lunes, 16 de junio, un grupo de alumnos de KS2 participaron en un torneo de matemáticas mentales. En una reñida ronda de preguntas, los niños tuvieron que enfrentarse a difíciles retos, cada vez más estimulantes… ¡En menos de cinco segundos todos los participantes escribían la respuesta a los planteamientos matemáticos y se afanaban […]

School council Competition ‘Design a Healthy Dinner 2014’

The school council would like to thank all students (and parents) who helped the school council to run so efficiently this year. We received over 200 entries for the competition and it was an incredibly tough decision! Thank you again to everybody! The quality of entries exceeded all of our expectations. After a closely contested […]

A day in Bergando Environmental farm school

Last Thursday, 5th of June, Year 5 students visited the Bergando Environmental farm School. In a beautiful rural setting, our students enjoyed a day full of activities aiming to achieve respect for and understanding of the natural environment as well as awareness of environmental problems. They also learnt about Galician rural customs and traditions and […]

Integration Week – Cambridge 2014 – IV

Como broche final a la Semana de Integración Cultural que comenzamos el pasado domingo, nuestros alumnos han visitado Londres. Testigos del ritmo frenético de esta gran ciudad, han podido pasear por Covent Garden y Leicester Square, donde han tenido tiempo libre que han aprovechado para visitar la tienda más dulce de la famosa plaza: M&M’s […]

Integration Week – Cambridge 2014 – III

Integration Week – Cambridge 2014 – II

 

Integration Week – Cambridge 2014 – I

El día comenzó temprano para nuestros alumnos. A las ocho y media de la mañana todos se reunieron en el colegio anfitrión, donde los estaban esperando sus “buddies”. Hechas las presentaciones y después de una reunión de bienvenida – en la que se le entregó a cada niño su horario para esta semana – nuestros […]

Integration Week – Cambridge 2014

Year 6 and Year 7 students – who are participating in our first week-long cultural integration Week experience in Cambridge – embarked on this international adventure on Sunday morning.

Taking care of our teeth!

Our Year 3 students have been learning about the importance of looking after their teeth and eating healthy. Thanks to a science project they have discovered how teeth are related to diet, the importance of dental care and how sugar left in the mouth is eaten by bacteria. The bacteria make acid that rots teeth […]

School Council “Design a Dinner” Competition

The school council have decided to run a ‘design a dinner’ competition! It will be the last competition this year! Each child will receive a template onto which they should design (using any materials they like, with your permission!) a healthy, balanced and delicious meal. The winning entry will have their design made into a […]

A very special class assembly!

Last week 5A had a very special class assembly. They presented some of the exciting things they have done this year including: the trips to Patos and Coruña, a Greek myth role play performance, the extra curricular activities the children have participated in, space, changes of state and sound science topics, mathematics topics and individual […]

Celebrating “Galician Literature Day”

To celebrate “Galician literature day” and to pay homage to Rosalía de Castro, Eduardo Pondal, Alvaro Cunquiero and the star of this year, Xosé Díaz Castro, our students have carried out a variety of projects based on the lives and works of these authors. Year 2 students wrote a story and took part in an […]

Traditons of Galicia

Year 4 students have been doing research about Galician traditions: celebrations and feasts directly linked to the peasant world, such as “Os Maios” , “O Magosto”, “San Xoan”, “A Rapa das bestas” … They have also delved into historical events related to our community, as “A Reconquista”. Showing great enthusiasm, children have done spectacular projects! […]

Alfredo Gómez Cerdá visits us!

Alfredo Gómez Cerdá, National Literature Award winner, has visited our school. For more than an hour, and for the delight of our students, the characters in “The Grasshopper Train”, “Amalia, Amelia and Emilia “,” The Monster and the Librarian “,” A friend in the Jungle “and” the Volcano in the Desert” came alive thanks to […]

‘I Know a Song That Gets on everybody’s Nerves’

In the Year 4A assembly last Monday, the class performed a poem called ‘Don’t’ by Michael Rosen about all the silly things a child can’t do! Then a story by Michael Rosen called ‘No breathing in class’, about a very, very strict teacher and a school with a prison! For the finale, a song, ‘I […]

Performing poetry

Year 4 have been busy learning performance poetry and 4B were excited to perform in front of KS2 and their parents! The assembly involved 2 groups performing poems in a talent show style. The poems were ‘Heard it in the Playground’ by Allan Ahlberg and ´Write a Rap Rap’ (Anon.) There was also some live […]

A visit from Yoel!

We started back to class last Tuesday 22nd of April after having some days of rest and holidays….and what better way to start the last term than with a such lovely visit? Our little footballers were delighted when Yoel Rodriguez, a Spanish footballer who plays as goalkeeper on the first division Celta Vigo Team, spent […]

Celebrating World Book Day

There is a particular historical date when certain central figures such as Cervantes and Shakespeare, universal literary geniuses, are remembered. On the 23rd of April 1616 Cervantes and Shakespeare passed away. On the 23rd of April some other prominent writers were born or died, such as Maurice Druon, K. Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla or […]

Visit to the Botanic Garden

As a means of finalising their Plant Unit, Early Years pupils had a date with mother nature in Samil, Vigo where they visited the Botanical Garden, Fundacion Sales. Each class enjoyed a guided tour through beautiful paths filled with life and light. They discovered different species and learnt the important role plants play in our […]

Nous parlons français.

In the French class, year 6 and year 7 pupils participate in a number of reading, listening and speaking activities. The lessons are always entertaining and require interaction of the pupils. Science, nature and discovery magazines stimulate children’s interest and support the reading exercises. The viewing of the short films and the listening of the […]

Maths Day 2014 … a great success!

Maths Day 2014 was a great success! The staff would like to thank the children, all of whom participated with enthusiasm and engaged in the logic based game called Dotty 6. We would like to thank every child as we all know it’s the taking part that’s more important. It was so nice to see […]

School Council “Eco Project” Competition Winners

El School Council quiere dar las gracias a todos los alumnos que participaron en el concurso de este mes. The school council would like to thank every student who participated in the eco-competition. There were so many fantastic, creative and inspiring projects that it was very difficult to choose winners! In the end the council […]

Magician and illustrator Gustavo Otero visits us!

On Tuesday, March 18th the magician and illustrator Gustavo Otero visited our school. For an hour and a half our students greatly enjoyed magic, fantasy and illusion in a show offered by this great illustrator. During his performance, Gustavo Otero mixed magic and book illustration with great doses of humor, using books as leitmotiv. The […]

Spelling Bee Contest – Congratulations to our winners!

Last Friday the finals of the Spelling Bee competition took place in Vigo. This is the only “Spelling Contest” in English in Spain. Sixty students from more than twenty schools in Vigo and surrounding areas entered the competition. We would like to congratulate Javier Rodríguez Monfort and Álvaro Morgade Carneiro who, after very demanding rounds […]

Year 2 students discover our fishing history

Last Thursday students from Year 2 visited the “Museo do Mar de Galicia”, Museum of the Sea, in Vigo. The museum, which has one of the most comprehensive permanent exhibitions in this city, is the perfect place to learn about Vigo’s maritime history: fishing, seafood, aquaculture and conservation, from the primitive salting to the modern […]

Maths Day 2014

OCIS announces that Maths Day 2014 will be on the 21st March, 2014! The children in KS1 and KS2 will be introduced to a new game of logic which requires thinking systematically, working ahead and prediction. The exact details of the game will be revealed to the children on the day. When they have learnt […]

Carnival arrives at our school!

Last Friday, 28th of February, our school hosted a Carnival Celebration as a way to energize the whole school community, teachers and pupils. Previous to the big day, and during the week, we had been holding a number of activities to learn more about this ancient and deep-rooted tradition. Our Secondary students worked on an […]

Explore. Dream. Discover.

On Saturday 22nd of February our School Book Fair opened its doors for a second day this year. With the clear purpose to help to develop the habit of reading among children and adults and to be a source of knowledge to the young minds, hundreds of books on various subjects were displayed: books on […]

Rugby team letter of appreciation

Last Saturday 22nd of February there was an event that marked the beginning of a new era in the School Sports Programs: For the first time ever our rugby team held a match against a rival team, obtaining a more than satisfactory result. We want to make public the letter of appreciation that the bearer […]

School Council Competition

The competition from the school council this term is an eco-competition. Are you interested in helping the environment? Are you creative and imaginative? Do you want to be part of the eco-committee? The competition details: Your challenge (if you choose to accept it) is to design and construct a sculpture using only recycled / reused […]

Ski Trip – Day four

The last day of this unforgettable holiday had arrived. After breakfast everyone had the chance to ski for a long while… even our governor Mr. David Martínez took his chances on the slopes with the students who were no experts… Afterwards the final test took place, where the skiers could show off all they had […]

Ski Trip – Day three

For a second day in a row, a sunny morning allowed our pupils to practice skiing and snowboarding to their liking. Slopes were almost empty, so they took over the whole resource and enjoyed the morning until lunch time. Today lunch was different: they decided to enjoy their meal on the slopes! Right after lunch […]

Ski Trip – Day two

For some of our children today was their ski baptism…. others were expert skiers. The morning went by with joy until lunch time. In the afternoon they had more ski and snow board lessons . After dinner they enjoyed games and surprises … even a hairdresser session for the most flirty ones!… and to finish […]

Ski Trip – Day one

We saw our students taking off to reach the Ski Resort San Isidro, in León. Everybody was ready to enjoy an unforgettable trip. Around eight in the evening our little skiers reached their destination. They gathered their ski equipment, had dinner and got ready for tomorrow´s exciting agenda! Good night!

Montessori Symposium

Last weekend, and as part of the continuous training courses our teaching team is involved in, fifteen members of our teaching staff attended a Symposium on Montessori learning methodology. Few months ago the same staff members participated in a Jolly Phonics training course; in this occasion we shared time and effort with a group of […]

Let´s get “hooked” on books!

Nuestra Feria del Libro ha abierto sus puertas hoy. Comenzando a las diez de la mañana y a lo largo de todo el día nuestros alumnos han tenido la oportunidad de ojear libros e incluso comprar alguno de su agrado. Todas las estanterías eran una delicia para los sentidos. Cientos de libros expuestos: libros para […]

News scoop!

Today our Year 2 and Year 3 students had the opportunity to enjoy some time with María Menéndez-Ponte, Mother of the most famous children’s character in the school: Pupi Filled with excitement, for one hour we all had the chance to cross the galaxy and visit Azulón where we were got an exclusive story: Pupi […]

On air!

It started as a whisper… a nice idea that slowly began to spread slowly through the school corridors. Someone mentioned something in the lunch room and finally the eco snuck through an office window, it grew legs and finally was developed into a real project. A project which, at last, will become live on air […]

We love Science

Last Saturday, over two thousand people enjoyed the “Open House” at our school with which we concluded our Science Week. After some very busy days, our students had the opportunity to act as cicerones for family and friends. Everybody was given the chance to become an astronaut in the workshop organized by “Ceo Aberto”, see […]

Career day: A scientist at our School!

During Science week, as well as the many other activities carried out, a valued member of our PTA, Javier Martínez, kindly offered his time to give some talks to our students. One by one he visited each of our classes and dazzled both children and adults with the story of “Dr.Pau, Adventurer”. “The story of […]

Knowing Biodiversity!

Snakes, chameleons, bearded dragons, giant tortoises and many other animals were placed in our Centre this week!

Science trip to Coruña

On Monday the 3rd of February we launched the School’s first Science Week with a very special activity. Students from year 4, 5, 6 and 7 went to visit the Science museums of Coruña: The house of science, The Domus and the Finisterrae Aquarium. The day was a success, full of intense activities through which […]

Visit to the Sea Museum

Last Thursday students from Year 3 visited the “Museo do Mar de Galicia” in Vigo. For an hour and a half the children had the opportunity to visit the exposition and participate in different activities. They learnt the different ways used by humans to conquer the underwater world during history, diving techniques, already used by […]

Lunch time study programme

We´d like to congratulate all the pupils who, day after day, participate in our “Lunch time study programme”. From Monday to Thursday and from one to a quarter to two, many of our children come to the Learning Resources Centre to read, do homework, find information, use the computers, work on a project…. Always under […]

Guten Appetit!!

Starting this month, every Wednesday we will have the new and exciting “International Menu”. Every week we will have the opportunity to enjoy a typical menu from other countries. During January the protagonists will be the traditional dishes from Germany, Greece and of course Italy. As always, the menus will be prepared under the supervision […]

“Cupcakes for Solidarity” Market: a big success

It is a fact: the first OCIS “Cupcakes for Solidarity” Market was a success. We want to thank all the people who made it possible. Thanks to the members of the Student Council, who organized the event. Thanks to all the dads and moms who put on their aprons and baked delicious cupcakes. Thanks to […]

School Council “Santa Competition” Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Santa Competition organized by the School council for this term: Early Years: The third prize went to Pedro (Reception A) The second prize went to Roberto (Reception A) And the first prize went to Juan (Nursery) Key Stage 1: The third prize went to Xavi (Year […]

Appreciation Note from the PTA

From the PTA we are pleased to announce that the HOPE Campaign for donations for charitable organizations has been a great success, exceeding expectations. We were able to contribute to a noble cause which was nothing other than helping those in need. On Tuesday, 17th December, Mr. Pedro Pereira, President of the Food Bank of […]

Christmas Festival 2013

And finally…. the big day came on Wednesday 17th… after weeks of rehearsals and preparation our pupils were ready to raise the curtain. Everybody´s nerves were frayed with good reason. This year the central theme was “Christmas around the world” and our pupils delighted us with a show that gave us the opportunity to learn […]

And the winner is…

Our first Christmas cards contest has been a success. Dozens of Christmas cards flooded the center, infused with good wishes and full of great ideas from our little geniuses. Due to the huge number of participants our judges had to work hard to come to a decision. In the end they chose five pieces of […]

A “très bien” way to be French for a day!

This is exactly what year 6 pupils thought during one of their lessons… as part of the preparation of the Christmas show “Magical tour of Christmas around the World” they decided to accomplish a fun art project: to build the Eiffel Tower with Popsicle sticks. On the 18th of this month year 6 pupils will […]

Joan Manuel Gisbert: Literature, Mystery & Fantasy visit our school

On Friday 29th our Year 6 and 7 pupils were honoured by the visit of Joan Manuel Gisbert, one of the most prestigious authors of Spanish contemporary youth Literature. He is the author of fantastic and mysterious stories; his works have been translated into ten different languages and have won major awards at a national […]

Thanksgiving Day – Multicultural Celebration

Last Thursday, 28th November, our Early Years, Primary and Secondary pupils participated in our annual Multicultural celebration at school. This event was organised and focused around the traditional North American holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Through this Multicultural celebration, children were given the opportunity to reflect upon the core values of our culture; tolerance, equality and […]

The “HOPE” Campaign

O Castro International British School PTA has launched the “HOPE” campaign for donations for charitable organizations. In these difficult financial times low-income families are increasingly being faced with a tough choice between putting food on the table and keeping their house warm. As Christmas time is approaching, our thoughts turn to sharing with family, friends […]

Jolly Phonics Training

Last weekend OCIS held a very special two-day training course, led by Coral George, a jolly phonics expert and well known trainer. Our teachers had the opportunity to learn more about Jolly Phonics, and how it helps with spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the school. Our staff took part in the two-day course in part […]

Magosto, our Chestnut Festival

“Under the big chestnut tree You and me Are playing happily Under the big chestnut tree” According to tradition the “Magosto” or Chestnut festival is held during the first days of November. For a long time it has been celebrated during the festivity of “San Martiño”. The name “Magosto” comes from Latin and it means […]

Young fire instructors

Today our Reception pupils have visited Year 7 Class. With “great confidence and composure” the little ones went to the class on a mission: to give the older students a lecture on fire safety. The young pupils had their lesson well learnt. What to do in case of fire? What is the emergency number? Just […]

“Days of the Dinosaur”

During November and December students from our school will be visiting the exposition “Days of the dinosaur”, in the Vigo Exposition Center (Ifevi). For an hour and a half the children will have the opportunity to visit the exposition, which recreates the Mesozoic era and relive how our planet was at the time of the […]

Board of Governors Presentations

On Friday October 25th our Board of Governors gave a presentation on British Education. This was the first of a number of presentations, which will be held every term, on education related topics of great interest for all the members of our School Community. Attendees had the opportunity to meet the new school´s cabinet: prestigious […]

Intergenerational encounter, Let´s play together

Con motivo del Día Internacional de las Personas Mayores, 1 de octubre, los alumnos de Year 7 han visitado la Residencia de Mayores Doralresidencias, cercana a nuestro centro. El objetivo de la visita era doble: por un lado, avivar la conciencia social de nuestros alumnos haciéndoles vivir la experiencia de compartir parte de su tiempo […]

Beginning of the School Year

Welcome back to all our students and an especial welcome to our new students and their families, who will join us at O Castro International British School for the 2013/14 academic year. We are looking forward for to an exciting academic year.

New Head teacher

We are delighted to announce that Mr. Nathan Parry has been appointed by the Governing Body as the new Head teacher. We are excited about this new stage in our school. Our sincerest congratulations to Mr. Parry; we wish him continued success in his new position.

New Website

The new O Castro International British School Web site is available. Designed to be an interactive search tool, where you can find constantly updated information about our school, contact us or send your comments.

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