It is a great pleasure to welcome you to this new 2019-2020 school year. We are honoured and grateful that you have once again this year entrusted us with the exciting task and responsibility of educating your children both as students and, above all, as people.
We are constantly looking to implement systems and processes that ensure the highest quality education for our students and the best professional development of our teachers.
Which is why we are offering curriculum enrichment activities on Wednesday afternoons that will bolster children’s skills necessary for the 21st century. These activities are scheduled from Early Childhood to Year 4 Secondary School, working different areas such as public speaking and debate, sports, health, arts and STEAM skills. The programmed activities will take place during school hours and will feature collaboration from University Camilo José Cela experts and the most innovative and specialised businesses and institutions.
Likewise, we will offer professional development and collaborative planning sessions for all our teachers. Extensive studies show a direct relationship between these teacher reflection and teamwork sessions and an improvement in the quality of student learning. Moreover, both the different international accreditation agencies that regulate us and the international education organisations we belong to, include among their requirements and recommendations the setting aside of appropriate time for this joint reflection and ongoing training of teaching staff. Complying with these high standards is in our interest, as it positively impacts the experience and learning of all our students.
Over these summer months we have made improvements to some of our facilities. This year, coinciding with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the creation of our Intelligent Classroom methodology, we have renovated and redesigned our Secondary learning spaces. We have also improved the library, the music and art classrooms, outdoor areas, the career’s department, offices and we also inaugurated a new football pitch.
All the staff at SEK International School Ciudalcampo, and myself, are from this moment at your disposal to assist you and answer any questions. Your child’s education is at the heart of all our efforts and we are convinced that these measures, as well as the others planned for this year, will have a positive impact on children’s personal development and learning.
We are an educational community that promotes the development of abilities guaranteeing relevant, global, international and meaningful learning aimed at achieving the full potential of each and every member in order to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Our vision is to develop people with an international mentality, with a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence, who will become full and happy citizens able to contribute towards the creation of a better world.
We have been accredited by the National Child Safety Association who have awarded the college their S+ Quality Certificate. SEK-Ciudalcampo is committed to meeting the general rules established by that organisation for child protection and the prevention of accidents.