KS1 Christmas show

The Christmas story as told through the eyes of KS1 children. The children shone as they sang and danced their way into our hearts. There were dancing stars, noisy cockerels, affable farm animals, cool camels, wise men, an army of angels and many more talented young performers. Teamwork, from children, teachers and parents resulted in a show to remember. Well done KS1.

Cambridge English Language Award Ceremony – Secondary 2018

Recently we had a visit from  Gerard Hally  the Cambridge Language exam representative on the island, who delivered the Award Certificates of achievement to our secondary students in Y9, Y10, Y11 and Y12 and Y13, 98 students in all.

These internationally recognised award certificates, ranging from Key level through to Proficiency, validate the levels of spoken and written English of our students which are often necessary when they study at university. Well done everyone!

Visit to Unitour

Our Sixth Form students visited the Unitour Fair on 20th November, which was held at the San Borondón Hall in the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. Students were given the opportunity to meet representatives from both public and private Spanish and English universities, offering different university grades. At each stand, students were able to check entry requirements and what is on offer academically at the universities they found the most interesting.

Year 4 Camp

We had a fantastic time at camp last week. The children enjoyed a range of activities and games over the two days, including team-building exercises and walking between the trees on slack-lines. We spent some time in the forest and had lots of fun. Everyone came back happy but very tired! We´re already excited about camp next year!

Remembrance Day 2018

The Primary Department observed Remembrance Day this year on Friday November 9th, by thinking about those people who gave their lives so others can live in peace.

KS2 made poppy wreaths to commemorate Remembrance Day, red for remembrance, white for peace or pacifism and purple for the animals who gave their lives.

It was a special occasion this year as it is 100 years since the signing for peace at the end of World War 1, so KS1 made their poppies into a 100 numeral.

Sanolandia – Y2

On Thursday 15 November, Y2 students had a different and, most importantly, fun trip.

They had the chance to enjoy a show organised by the Medical Professional Association which was aimed to teach students, by using different songs, to take care of themselves.

It was a real pleasure to attend the show.

El Corte Inglés Race

On Sunday 18th November, 37 Oakley students took part in the 33rd El Corte Inglés Road Race. From 10:30 am to 12:30 am, our students participated in the race, each of them in their own category, from Nursery to Secondary, along with other children of other schools of the island. It was a demonstration of their sporting spirit. 

Congratulations to everyone for your effort!

Canterbury v Oakley

Oakley´s football season got off to a flying start with both primary teams beating Canterbury away in their field. Mauro opened the scoring for the Years 3 and 4 with a fantastic shot which the keeper could do nothing about. Javier went on to score 2 more fantastic goals, and as the game neared the end, Oakley thought they had done enough to win. However, after 2 quick goals from Canterbury, Oakley started to worry that they had begun to celebrate too early. With only 1 minute left, Javier is passed the ball in front of the goal and scored a fantastic goal to complete his hatrick. The whistle blew shortly after, meaning Oakley won 4 – 2.

In the Years 5 and 6 game, the match was even tighter. Pablo Q scored a fantastic early goal for Oakley. However, despite many more chances, Canterbury´s defense was just too strong and denied Oakley getting a second goal. The game finished 1-0 to Oakley.

A great game from all the players involved.  Well done.

Herbalife Gran Canaria Basketball match at Gran Canaria Arena

Y9 J spent a fantastic evening with Mr. Jason, Mr. Glenn, Mr. Samuel and Miss Sanaa at the recent Herbalife Gran Canaria VS Movistar estudiantes basketball game at Las Palmas Arena last Saturday 26th of November. Our students supported the yellow team who was the victors (85-79) in a very enjoyable game. A fantastic reward for hard work and great behaviour! Many thanks to Herbalife Nutrición for supporting the our students with the entry tickets.

Online Safety – Parent workshop

As part of our Online safety developments we recently had a workshop for parents presented by Stella James from Gooseberry Planet in the UK. This was part of the launch of the online safety platform Gooseberry planet offers students, staff and parents, which Oakley College will be sharing our school community over the coming weeks.