“The school calendar must be extended so as not to deprive students of continuing their academic training”

Franc Corbí

The vice president of the Spanish Association of Autonomous Centers of Private Education (ACADE) Franc Corbí, has indicated in the “El Intercafé” program that “Educational legislators should extend school calendars in the face of the coronavirus crisis, since this situation of uncertainty deprives students of being able to continue with their academic training.”

And it is that comparing the different educational systems, Corbí has ​​indicated that “although there is a uniform calendar with all educational systems, private education has the ability to offer extra solutions, so we consider the extension of the school calendar necessary”

In this regard and asked in “The Intercafé” of Intereconomy Valencia about the possible early termination of the 2019-2020 course due to the Covid19 crisis, the vice president of Acade has indicated that “Not only will the student not benefit from this hypothetical situation, but they may have a double problem.”

And this is due – Corbi points out – that we can find students very dedicated to leisure if schools are closed, which becomes a very important problem for families whose members continue to work in companies that remain active during the health crisis. ”

Also, the vice president of Acade has referred to the different ways of continuing to provide continuous training such as telematics, which he considers that “If it is exercised properly, it does not have to be considered a loss of level of learning, since it can be developed if the media, students and teachers adapt to the needs.”

Finally, and alluding to the possibilities that the next course will offer, Franc Corbí has ​​highlighted that “We will have to pay close attention to the different situations of each student after such a complex period, since teaching should not be so linear but a little more adapted to each person. And more in circumstances as exceptional as those we live in. ”

Today we want to share with you all a video in which many members of the staff of the British School Alzira, Xàtiva and Gandia have wanted to share messages of affection to all students.

Teachers, assistants, cooks, cleaners, maintenance, bus supervisors, dining room monitors, secretaries, management … everyone contributed to make our children feel that we are there, although they cannot see us.

As a good family we are, we do not separate with distance, we do not paralyze when things go wrong and challenges do not make us small, because what makes us who we are it is bigger that that.

Our feeling of unity and affection, is what makes us part of this family we belong to. Thank you all. #IStayatHome

It’s time to get started on learning again…today is the first day of throwing ourselves back into learning together.

Let’s study together, work together, learn together! Lessons on our new video platform start on Thursday this week. On Wednesday everybody will be invited to meet their teacher/tutor and test the platform. Today our youngest students have ideas for activities to do at home loaded onto Tapestry. Students in Year 1 and Year 2 will find activities on Education City for each day from Monday to Wednesday.

From Year 3-Year 6 you have folders of activities in Education City and also additional work set on the ClassDojo page for your class.

From Y7-Y13 Google Classroom is your go to place to find the work that your teachers have prepared for you between now and Wednesday.

Your teachers are working today and happy to help if you have questions.

All of the work set will be checked by your teachers so this isn’t optional work now, it forms a part of your work for this week.

If you think we haven’t given you enough work and you need more just send us a message.

From Y7-Y13 we are in Yellow Week and following our normal timetables. Check Google Classroom for each of your lessons today and make sure you are completing the work set by your teachers.

In Primary you will receive a new timetable that starts on Thursday this week.

I’m looking for a superstar worker to be our inspiration. If you’re working hard and want to be the inspiration to us all tomorrow then send

a photo of you working and a short text telling us what you have accomplished.

 

The most interesting pictures and comments will feature in tomorrow morning’s ClassDojo post. Welcome back!!

 

“Schools they must be generators of opportunities”

The table of experts of LAS PROVINCIAL journal, debate on the state of private education in the Valencian Community.

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Today the British School Alzira and British School Xátiva has organised a series of activities to celebrate World Book Day. As part of our World Book Day Celebrations, the Year 9 students has organised a Cake Sale for the charity ‘Book Aid International’.

What a fun day!

 

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Marta Cuquerella and Mario Rieta were sellected to represent both our schools, being able to attend the “Masterclass: Hands on Particle Physics” of the University of Valencia. The IFIC organizes four International Masterclasses for secondary students (Hands on Particle Physics) organized by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group.

In each Masterclass, 70 secondary students participate, and carry out a practice of data analysis taken in real experiments in the “Institute of Corpuscular Physics”.

A great opportunity to witness Physics in its purest form.

British School Alzira y British School Xàtiva ha tenido la suerte de haber tenido seleccionados a tres alumnos: Marc Calabuig, Mario Rieta y , pudiendo así participar en la “Masterclass: Hands on Particle Physics” de la Universidad de Valencia. El IFIC organiza cuatro Masterclasses Internacionales para estudiantes de secundaria (Hands on Particle Physics) organizadas por el International Particle Physics Outreach Group.

En cada Masterclass participan 70 estudiantes de secundaria, que pasan el día en el IFIC y realizan una práctica de análisis de datos tomados en experimentos reales de física de partículas en el “Instituto de Física Corpuscular”.

Se convirtió en una gran ¡ oportunidad para presenciar la Física en estado puro.

 

Event attended by 14 private universities of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Navarra. Our Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students, could enjoy of a wide range of lectures on university degrees, and stands of the universities where they could collect first-hand information. The event opened with a general talk about the most demanded professions in the current labor market.

Last weekend five of our Year 12 students (Aitana Llopis, Arantzazu Ortiz, Josep Somers, Paula Gomis and Sandra Cuenca) took part in the Valencia regional session of the European Youth Parliament. The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is a unique educational programme which brings together young people from all over Europe, to discuss current topics, in English. Our students took part in team building exercises and they debated several academically challenging topics, with 13 other schools.

Topics included: language learning to improve social integration, how to prevent mass infection from epidemics, and how to protect oceans affected by plastic pollution. For all of them it was the first time they had spoken publicly to such a large audience and they did extremely well.

They remained positive and enthusiastic throughout the weekend and I hope they are proud of their achievement.