dimecres, 28 de juny de 2017

Goodbye Sr Luque!

Pictured here during his leaving do is Sr Luque, who has reached the age of retirement and so will no longer been seen around our school. He started in Mestral 21 years ago.
In his after-dinner speech he told us of his fond memories working here initially under Josep Mª Rovira and Antonio Pérez and how he developed his talents as a teacher working with 1st and 2nd Primary. He said farewell by singing 'El Barquito de Papel' to all the teachers!
We wish him well in his future years!

dimecres, 21 de juny de 2017

Sr Marc Martinez in concert

Monday 19th June, Capella de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat, Igualada. Pictured here is Sr. Marc Martinez, accompanied by two guitarists from the Music School of Igualada, during his recital of traditional folk songs.The concert was very well received and we congratulate him on his excellent voice and presence! 

dilluns, 12 de juny de 2017

Diada Familiar 2017

The annual festival of Montclar Mestral was held on Sunday 11th June. Pictured here are some of the many attractions which kept both children and adults entertained during the day. The festival started with Holy Mass at 10am followed by a make-up workshop, a 3x3 football competition, a skating exhibition and a Bollywood dancing show! 
After the paella lunch, there was a painting competition, a musical show and the prize-giving ceremony for the various events which had taken place during a very hot day! 

dilluns, 5 de juny de 2017

Burlington Culture Conferences

Pictured here are 3rd ESO during their conference on American culture given this week by Christina from Burlington Books. The boys are always glad to hear and to be able to speak to a native speaker, as it gives some context to what they are doing in lessons, as well as helping them to see a practical application of their studies. 
The talk contained information and questions about various aspects of American life, such as politics, history, sport, music and food!

divendres, 2 de juny de 2017


We are now in June and the school year is coming to an end! Pictured here are 1st Batxillerat on the last unit of their coursebook, 'Living English', which is a revision unit. It is particularly useful, as the boys will spend the last two weeks finding out what they have learnt during the year and how much progress they have made! 

dijous, 25 de maig de 2017

Arcadi Manchón tennis tournament

On Wednesday 24th May, 1st ESO visited the Club de Tenis Montbui, where the annual Arcadi Manchón Tennis Tournament is taking place this week. They are pictured here listening to Ignasi, one of the organisers. This is the fifth year that Anoia is hosting an ITF competition, which scores for the ATP. It has players from more than 20 countries, most of whom are emerging talents looking to get into the higher levels of international tennis competition.

 After all the boys' questions had been answered, they were able to watch a whole tennis match, which was won by an excellent French player in two sets.

 Of course, such sports events promote values such as competitiveness, sportsmanship, leadership, strategy, discipline, concentration, perseverance and self-improvement!

dimarts, 23 de maig de 2017

Pilgrimage to Montmaneu and Sant Guim

On Monday 22nd May, the whole school went out for the day on their annual pilgrimage. For 1st and 2nd ESO, the day started in Montmaneu at the chapel of the Mare de Déu de la Creu with the Holy Rosary.
The day then continued with lunch and a visit to Sant Guim de Freixinet, a village which suffered heavily during the Civil War and which has survived mainly due to being built on the Lleida - Manresa railway line. The afternoon finished with a football match in the grounds of the new sports centre. We were lucky with the weather and a very pleasant day was had by all!