Literary event Lectucrea 2019

This year, to celebrate the Día de las letras Canarias (Canarian Literature Day) on 21st February and International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, we were paid a visit by the author from Gran Canaria Daniel Bautista.  Daniel is the author of “La playa de las mujeres”, the book Y9 students have been working on as part of the Lectucrea Project. Students had the opportunity to ask the author questions and we also had a book-signing session.

Year 5 trip

Year 5 visited the Arehucas rum factory and then the nearby adventure park.

In the rum factory, the children learned all about the making of rum, from the cutting of the sugar cane to the rum bottles being packed into boxes to be transported throughout the world.  It was very interesting.

After that, the children went to GrancAventura. Here they had lots of exciting things to do.  The children had to climb, balance, jump and go down a zip wire.  Some of Year 5 climbed up very high!  They had a great time.

Football Primary – January

On the 25th of January, Oakley Primary travelled to the American School for 2 thrilling games of football.  

The year 3s and 4s put on a master class performance and enjoyed a comfortable victory by winning their game 12-2. The goals came from a variety of positions and players. Mauro scored 3, Javier 2, Nicolas 1, Shedy, 1, Fernan 2 and Simon 1.

The year 5s and 6s, had a far tougher, evenly matched game. Despite opening the game with 2 early goals, the American school lead the score board throughout. Oakley were down 6-4 with only a few minutes left to play, however, 2 late goals secured Oakley a draw and their undefeated run. 4 from Pablo Q, 1 from Manuel in year 5 and 1 from Manuel in year 6.

Oakley will face the British school, in the last game of the season when the winners of the league will be decided. 

Confident Learning Community

Oakley staff from all departments take part in an after school course and training on Emergency and auxiliary First Aid response. Many thanks to the Red Cross who provided the expertise in the 20 hour course which was done over 5 days.
A Confident Learning Community.


On the 6th February 2019 our KS3 & 4 boys took part in a basketball tournament.

The tournament was made up of teams from Oakley, British, Canterbury and German School. Our boys performed really well as a team.

In the KS4 tournament, we found ourselves up against the British School in our opening match. The confidence of Ismael A. and Juan E. shone through at all times and it rubbed off on the rest of our team as many started to show their true potential. Victor B. scored a basket shortly after coming on from the bench in a convincing win over our nearest rivals. In the final, we found ourselves against Canterbury. We took the lead early on, again from the impressive Ismael A. Eventually Canterbury started to find their rhythm and by the end of the match they had won by 12 points.

The most impressive aspect of the whole day was how well the boys behaved and represented the school. Each one of them were a credit to themselves, our school and their families and we are now looking ahead to the next sporting event.

Mr Liam

Head of PE

Carnival at Oakley College

Oakley students and teachers have dressed on their best costumes today to enjoy the Carnival party. Happy weekend!

Guernica – Secondary trip

On 22nd February, the IGCSE History and Art, and the AS Level Art, students visited the “Picasso, el viaje del Guernica” exhibition in Las Palmas. Students were given a talk which included the history of the bombing of Guernica and the Civil war; the different stages of the painting and Picasso’s creative process; and how the painting came to be homed in the Reina Sofia Museum. Students looked at some of the press coverage from the time and discussed the different coverage given to the event by both the right and left wing press. They watched a video which showed the evolution of the painting from the original outline to the finished piece. Once the talk and presentation had ended students had time to take a look around the exhibition and read about the paintings journey.

The exhibition was both informative and interesting and students enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about both the history of the event it depicts and the painting itself.


On the 19th of February Oakley hosted the British School for the final game in the Primary Football League.

The Year 3s and 4s played first and although having some excellent chances, the British School dominated possession and the first half ended 0-4. After a quick water break, the second half started in a wonderful fashion with Mauro scoring 2 great early goals. However, the British School did not stop attacking leaving the final score at 2-8. The team should be proud of their performance this year and look forward to playing again in the interschool tournament in May.

 The 5s and 6s game could not have started better with Pablo Q dribbling the ball though the opposition and firing a sublime shot into the top of the net. He then continued this sensational performance by scoring another 2 goals by half time. Oakley continued to press in the second half and did not stop attacking but the British School keeper proved too strong and did not allow any more goals. The final score ended 3-1 to Oakley, which also meant that they became the League champions and remained undefeated. Congratulations to all the players involved!

Football – Girls team

On the 14th of February the girls primary football team played the British School at home, which was the first game held at our new Oakley Park!

The Year 3 and 4’s played first. It was an exciting game that remained 1 -1 for most of the game, thanks to a wonderful goal from Norah. However, 2 late goals from the British School saw them take the win.

The year 5 and 6 game got off quickly with an early goal from Sidney and after that the goals did not stop coming. The British School demonstrated some good skills, scoring 3 great goals. However, Oakley proved to be the stronger team scoring a magnificent total of 6 goals.

3 from Sidney, 2 from Adriana and 1 from Martina

Well done to all of the players involved.

Opening of Oakley Park

On February 20th we celebrated the official opening of the new Oakley Park in Las Lagares, adjacent to the main school in Calle Zuloaga and the site of the new Infant and Primary building. The new park provides more opportunities for sporting and cultural activities. It boasts 2 multi purpose pitches and 2 astro turf areas. There is also an area that is under development for a horticultural area that students will use to grow their own plants and vegetables.

Since its recent completion Oakley Park has already hosted sporting events between the international schools here on the island.

During the opening ceremony students from 5 years and up participated by showcasing their various talents. These included a cheer leading group, some gymnastic and a football skills displays and a musical session led by our choir.  The good weather added to the colour and talented displays by the Primary and Secondary departments.

The senior students, including the Head boy and girl, took a little time off from their study for upcoming IGCSEs and A´levels to enjoy the fun afternoon and help direct their younger co students during the activities.

Helping us celebrate the addition to the school facilities, was Paquito Ortiz , ex UD player, captain and UD manager, who first visited the old site in Los Hoyos, almost 30 years ago as a young UD player!

The Early Years department finished the day with a picnic snack before going home.