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Posted: 30-01-2017

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Posted: 20-01-2017

On Thursday 26th January, Tricia Taylor founder of "TailoredPractice" is holding a Parent Workshop with us at Otto Rosso! This is a real opportunity to gain an insight into:

- Growth mindset
- How the brain learns

Please see below for more information (click on the image).

 

 
 

Posted: 14-12-2016

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Posted: 25-11-2016

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On Sunday 1st October, Il Chiringo in Palma Nova was the location for a huge family gathering with a difference. This was the annual get together of families whose children attend the Baleares International College in San Augustin and the difference is that this event was attended by multiple families, representing a number of nationalities.

This is an annual event, but was a particularly special occasion as it was the first time the event was attended by the new Principal, Ms Lowri Millar who joined the school in August.  The event was very well attended with the San Augustin guests taking over half of the restaurant. Making the most of the beautiful weather, the children ate first then played football, volleyball and went swimming. That gave the parents and school staff time to get to know each other over a meal and some local wine.

Ms Millar commented, “Since arriving at BIC San Augustin, I have noted the genuine warmth and sense of partnership that exists between staff and parents.  We all want the best for the children, so it was great to meet socially and spend time together at the beach”. She explained that with so many nationalities in school, it's important to create social opportunities so that students and parents get to know other, "This year, we have 17 different nationalities in school, which makes it very interesting for both students and staff, providing lots of opportunities to learn about different, cultures, traditions and food!"

 

We were delighted to be featured in today's Daily Bulletin with coverage of our outdoor learning.

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Baleares International College (San Agustin) is seeking a qualified and experienced Primary Teacher to join the school in January 2017 or sooner if the appropriate candidate is selected.

Baleares International College is a British-curriculum International School that serves the international community in Mallorca. We offer a high quality education from Nursery to Year 6 with small class sizes of up to 20.

The school is accommodated in a beautiful building just outside of Palma in San Agustin. The school has approximately 90 students and is rapidly increasing in numbers.

Learning at Baleares International College
We offer a learning and teaching experience based on the English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of our international student body.

Our staff
BIC has built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar expectations of its staff. The school welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and become a part of this community. The successful applicants for the teaching post will have:

·        A good Honours degree from a British university
·        A PGCE
·        Recent experience as a teacher in the UK
·        Previous experience of international schools will help but is not essential
·        A working knowledge of ICT including Google Docs
·        Must be a fluent English speaker, no knowledge of Spanish is required
·        An up to date Police Clearance / DBS certificate 

Teachers at Baleares International College
 ·        Are passionate about education
·        Inspire their pupils through engaging and challenging teaching
·        Participate in all aspects of school life
·        Create a warm and safe community to which parents and pupils are proud to belong
·        Are flexible and have a sense of humour

Safeguarding of children
Baleares International College is committed to safeguarding children and young people. To comply with our policies, you will need to present an up to date original DBS certificate or Police Check from your current country of employment. Originals of teaching qualifications which would allow you to teach in a British school and proof of identity will be required. 

If this role is of interest, we would welcome an application. You should apply by email and include an up to date CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.

Please submit your application to: [email protected] with a copy to: [email protected]. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone/skype for a brief conversation with the Principal, Ms Millar.

Employment in another Orbital Group School
Orbital Education Group has international schools in the following highly attractive locations: Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Budapest, Hungary; Shanghai, China; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Quito, Ecuador. After two years’ successful employment, teachers wishing to move on will be given active consideration for vacancies, including promotion opportunities in these schools. More information about the group can be found at www.orbitaled.com

 

Posted: 02-06-2016


Seahorses reading a book with Ms Millar

Lowri Millar the new Principal of Baleares international College, San Agustin began the handover process with outgoing Head, Yasmin Stone. Ms Millar will spend all of this week on the island getting to know the school, its staff, parents and most importantly, its students. She is joined by the IEDO from Orbital Education, Karen Adams.


Seals, Ms Jaqui, Ms Brown, Dani and Aleksandra with Ms Millar on the Playground

San Agustin offers a wealth of learning opportunities for students aged 3 to 11. From an inspiring location overlooking the sea in the residential area of San Agustin, to the small class sizes taught exclusively by native teaching staff. The school has its own kitchen and all meals are cooked on site. San Agustin represents the very best example of a small, family orientated school where children don't just learn, they love to learn. The school has approximately 65 students so the ‘family feel’ is very much evident in all that the school does.


Aleksandra and Dani 'hula hooping' with Ms Millar

Upon her appointment, Mrs Millar made the following comments:

"I can already see that the school offers an engaging education where each child is nurtured and the foundations are laid for a successful life. I look forward to working in partnership with parents to continue the development and success of such a wonderful school. I am open, approachable and ready to listen!I believe school should be a happy place for everyone with a strong sense of community and purpose."

The new Principal joins San Agustin a year after Sa Porrassa Principal, Duncan Giles began at BIC. As two young and ambitious Heads, both schools will seek opportunities to collaborate with one another. Sa Porrassa welcomes students between 3 and 18 and the expectation is that once completing their studies in San Agustin, students make the natural progression to the other campus. Students in the Sixth From will happily assist those in the Primary section with key skills such as reading and maths. Baleares International College is the only school of its type with two campuses and every effort is going to be made to ensure students at the school benefit from such an enriching experience.

Please join us in wishing Ms Millar a very warm welcome to Mallorca.

Mr Duncan Giles and Ms Lowri Millar     

30th May 2016

Last week we all had fun during our 'Design and Technology Week'. There was a great deal of planning, discussion and creativity on show throughout the school. On Tuesday this week at 3pm there is an opportunity to meet our new Headteacher Ms Lowri Millar and Ms Karen-Adams our I.E.D.O from Orbital Head Office.

On Saturday we have our annual Summer Bar B Q for family and friends from 12.00. There will be live music from 1.00p.m and circus skills from 2.00p.m. Any profits raised will go to The Olive Tree Camp for Syrian refugees, Marine conservation and the PTA. I hope to see many of you there enjoying what has always been a very successful social event. Donations of soft toys and children's books to sell will be gratefully received.

20th May 2016

What a fabulous Sports Morning this morning! Thank-you to the children who participated so enthusiastically and tried all the activities supporting one another. It was lovely to see so many parents and grandparents and everyone agreed it was the best one ever! It was great to have so many parents in the parent's race. As a parent this year for the first time in years I found myself having to run so as not to disappoint Maddi but although I couldn't possibly keep up with our speedy parents there was a fabulous spirit and it was definitely the taking part as opposed to winning that was important!

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Next week we have our Design and Technology week and more exciting activities!

13th May 2016

Another amazing week in school! The Seahorses have held a Medieval banquet, the Seals have been problem solving in Literacy helping Rapunzel to escape from the tower, the Whales have been using the chrome books to write newspaper reports about Rosa Parks, the Dolphins made Anglo Saxon artefacts from clay and the Starfish have continued to match letters and sounds! The Starfish, Seahorses and Seals had a fabulous time on their trip to Marineland and they all loved the Dolphins. The PTA have continued to paint the walls of the playground and have transformed it to a bright and cheerful environment. The colourful tyres are also proving great fun!!

6th May 2016

What a fabulous week in school! I have observed such wonderful activities taking place throughout the school this week. The teachers all work so hard to ensure our students are motivated and inspired to learn. The Starfish have made wonderful papier mache hot air balloons, the Seahorses have written their own traditional tales, the Seals have designed and made their inventions for their Great Exhibition linked to their Victorians topic, the Dolphins have designed their Anglo Saxon Gods and the Whales have made ear defenders, predicting and testing materials which they will then explain and pitch in a Dragon's Den style presentation to their special visitor next week! Phew and that is only some of the work going on in school!

29th April 2016

A very big thank-you to our PTA for organising our get together last Friday. We hope to complete painting the fish over the next two weeks. Mr John has been busy ensuring the picnic benches are ready to place on the playground and Mr John and I will be putting the fake grass down as an area for friends to sit and chat. We are also seeking new ways to provide shade for the coming Summer months. This morning members of the PTA were busily painting tyres, provided by Miss Charlotte which will be multi-purpose!

25th April 2016

It has been another eventful week at school! We were all a little sad to bid farewell to Mr Colin but we know he is looking forward to his new adventure! Swimming lessons are going very well with all the children, We are particularly impressed with our Seahorses who are managing to change and organise their belongings with a little help! All the students agree that our two instructors are great this year.
On Friday the PTA get together was another success and I wish to thank everyone for their support either by helping or attending.
A special thank-you to Fiona, Lily's Mum for facilitating the painting of our colourful fish on the playground wall. I can't wait to paint my own fish too! This week our new benches and fake grass will be on the play-ground all provided by the funds raised by our PTA

4th April 2016

Welcome back everyone to the Summer term and what an exciting term it will be! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter break and didn't consume too much chocolate! This week we are really pleased to welcome Miss Helen who has joined the Starfish team. I know she is going to love her time with them. Next week we begin our swimming lessons at the indoor pool for Seahorses, Seals Dolphins and Whales! Re-registration for the new academic year is now open so please ensure you register to secure a place for September.

21st March 2016

It was a lovely week in school with lots of activities to engage and motivate the children. A highlight for all the children was Serena's Puppet Theatre! I was able to observe the teaching and learning in every class, which is a regular feature in ensuring our children are receiving a high quality education. This Tuesday we have our Easter Craft morning followed by our Easter bonnet parade and refreshments. Cake donations will be gratefully received! All proceeds will be given to one of the many local charities we have supported.

11th March 2016

Another busy week here in school and I have had the pleasure to teach in Seals, Seahorses and Starfish classes. Our student on work experience from the UK commented today what a wonderful school we have, what lovely polite children and such a welcoming staff compared to her visits to schools in the UK. It is always rewarding to hear such comments as we all strive to ensure our children our happy, motivated and learning. Parent Consultations next week as well as TAPESTRY meeting on Thursday at 3pm for Starfish and Seahorse parents only.

9th March 2016

Such variety in Starfish class! Celebrating Diversity in our Global Focus week, going on a musical journey, building a train together and messy painting!! The children have wonderful experiences alongside Miss Jaimy!

9th March 2016

The Seals started their topic on China with Tai Chi! The topic has enabled them to enjoy stories, poetry, to participate in a range of art work and to research and fact find.

9th March 2016

Seahorses exploring shape and pattern in Maths!

8th March 2016

What a fabulous trip in Palma exploring the culture and history of this beautiful Island!