The foundation of our pedagogical methodology is based on the recognition of multiple intelligences and the need to develop emotional intelligence. This approach can be seen in practise by the wide range of projects at every level.
We are sure that our present students are digital learners who need to be educated in key skills such as technological proficiency, critical thinking, the ability to communicate in several languages, leadership, initiative and social responsibility.
At St. Paul’s our aim is to provide the students with opportunities to develop both their intellectual and physical abilities.
The school provides an open and supportive environment in which the necessary study habits and personal skills can be acquired.
The main objectives of this stage are:
- To encourage the structuring of thought processes, to stimulate the imagination and to develop personal expression and communication in English, Spanish and Catalan.
- To promote the growth and maturity of the students through play, sport, art and in the development of ethical values.
- To stimulate social integration habits, ability to work in groups, solidarity, cooperation and an awareness of the need to preserve the environment.
- To develop the creativity of our students.
- To encourage the skills relevant to the 21st century, such as group based project work and technological competence.
Apart from the standard curriculum we also offer:
- Swimming classes form a part of physical education, and are obligatory from 3rd onwards.
- Assemblies: Regular assemblies are held in Primary. They provide an opportunity for the whole school to meet and talk about various themes, and they also give the children a chance to explain and exhibit the work they have done in their respective classes.
- Reading Workshops: these are reading groups in which the participants are encouraged to find pleasure in reading.
- Interdisciplinary Projects: All classes in primary work on a chosen theme using skills learnt across the curriculum.
- Prevention Workshops: These tutorial sessions give both teachers and children the space to discuss various problems the children may encounter in their lives with an aim to giving them the tools to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
- Open Day: A chance for parents to visit the school, enter the classroom and see what the children are learning.
- Colonias: The children from 1st to 6th have the opportunity to go on “colonias” in the months of May and June.
- Colonias escolares desde 1º a 6º en los meses de mayo y junio.
- Competitions: Times tables, photography, brainteaser, mathematics and “Pasapalabra” competitions are held throughout the year.
- School celebration days.