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.

Secondary Community Service Assembly

Part of what completes an education is the awareness of the world we live in and the role we play affecting it. Our secondary community service focuses students on this by their involvement in student initiated community service projects.

Year 12 shared their experiences working in animal shelters, food banks, senior citizens retirement homes and environmental reforestation to address last year´s damage of forest fires on the island.

Annual Secondary Review 2017-18

Our Secondary students also had a 2017-18 course full of activities. They even traveled abroad!

Do not miss any detail by reading the Annual Secondary Review:

Secondary Annual Review 2018

Y11 Visit to the library in Tafira’s campus

On Friday June 22nd, Y11 students visited the General Library of the University of Las Palmas in Tafira. Miss Chani accompanied the students. Mariló (Chief librarian) was the guide of the visit. During the visit the students visited the different rooms of the library, and they were also were shown how to use the manual and digital loan service, as well as the use and instructions to access the different facilities and material.

Technovation Challenge

Congratulations to Alexia Garrido and Hiurma Suarez (both Y8) for their success in the US embassy sponsored Technovation Challenge. They reached the national finals in Madrid having created an APP to promote equality.

Y13 Graduation 2018

Many congratulations to the Y13 Graduation class of 2018. The school community joins together to wish you all success and happiness for the future.

CELEBRATING THE DÍA DE CANARIAS: WALKING TRIP TO TEMISAS AND AGÜIMES

Our Year 7, 8, and 9 students celebrated the Día de Canarias in a special way. On 29th May the students went on a walking/bonding trip to Agüimes a Temisas to discover the canarian fauna, flora and architecture. They also had the opportunity to learn about the history of our ancestors and admire the remaining traditional architecture of Temisas.

At the end of this special day, our students took a walk through the surrounding areas of natural beauty and enjoyed a picnic.

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Secondary Musical visit to Theatre Cuyas

Africa: energy, tradition and good music! These were the ingredients our students from Y7, 8 and 9 enjoyed as part of their Music curriculum, in an unforgettable concert at Cuyás Theatre, on Friday 11th of May.

The Senegalese music group Djilandiang offered an amazing show full of knowledge about African culture.

Our students had studied their Music in preparation for the concert. They could sing, play and dance along to the exotic percussion based music and traditional singing.

This was ‘Teranga, the heritage of the Giots from Senegal’.

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Secondary Choir

On Friday 04th May, our Oakley College Youth Choir took part in a Concert, along with 6 other choirs from local music schools, in the village of Moya. I am very proud to say that their performance was fantastic. Their behaviour was a credit to the school, both on and off the stage. Our students sang three songs: “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay; “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran; and  “Bring Me Little Water Silvye”, an American folk song accompanied by body percussion. I would like to give special thanks to Miss Claire for accompanying the performance on the violin, to Miss Anne for all of her support and to the families of the choir students for their support during this important time.
Miss Ylenia