dijous, 14 de setembre de 2017

Back to work!

Pictured here are the new 4th ESO getting into the swing of things in their first English lesson of the new school year. They have started by doing some revision of last year's contents. They are also improving their writing skills - a very important aspect this year - and a major priority for them, as they will have to do the Basic Competences. Some of them will also be taking Cambridge external exams next year. 

diumenge, 10 de setembre de 2017

Teacher Training - Dream Schools

September 7th and 8th were devoted to teacher training. The sessions given by two experts from La Farga school, Sant Cugat, on the theme of Cooperative Learning. The course was extremely practical and focused on learner autonomy.

At Montclar-Mestral we will continue to involve students more and more in the learning process, by giving practical, student-centred lessons.

dilluns, 4 de setembre de 2017

Back to school!

Monday 4th September has arrived and the teachers of Montclar-Mestral are back in school getting ready for the new academic year, which starts next week for the pupils on Tuesday 12th September, which is when the tutors and head teacher will inform them about this year's changes.
Pictured here is our allotment with its scarecrow and tomato plants, which have had a lot of sun over the summer!

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!