COMPULSORY SECONDARY EDUCATION
The Compulsory Secondary Education stage at our school offers a wide range of learning related to the curriculum of this stage and to other areas that must also be taken into account. In this stage our students, girls and boys from 12 to 16 years old, are experiencing one of the most complex moments of life. It is important that the discovery of one’s personality, new interests and desires, and physical and emotional changes are supported by a mentoring programme to help them acquire new skills in order to overcome any new challenges teenagers may face.
This mentoring support requires, at the same time, a close bond with the family. In fact, our school understands that the backbone of this stage are the mentoring team, the students and their families. The constant communication among these three vertexes is the main axis that guarantees the good development of the academic and personal life of our students. We work for each and every one of the boys and girls in the school both individually and within the group in order to achieve good coexistence and cohesion inside the group.
The dedication of the mentoring team is focused on the development of an individual and academic project that is shared with the family. Teachers constantly look for individualized learning and human accompaniment, developing their intelligence and talents.
At the end of this stage, the success of the girls and boys of our school lies in the responsible decision of their academic future, which will lead them to upper secondary school or vocational courses.
This follow-up does not end in the fourth year of ESO, as the majority of our students stay in the school to attend upper secondary education where the teachers who have seen them grow up can continue to support them.
Interdisciplinary learning and cooperative work is the axis of the SUMMEM project: learning and coexistence. The range of subjects inside the curriculum for each year are adjusted to the needs of the age and moment of each year of ESO. Therefore, in the first two years of the stage, the students devote part of their time to work in a manipulative and creative way, where imagination and body expression are the main axes of the workshops that are held in the subjects of Visual arts, Technology, Music and Physical Education. The second part of the stage focuses on developing the most abstract capacity through Literature, Science in Context, Technology and Entrepreneurship, giving students tools to be critical, competent and creative. Throughout the 4 courses interdisciplinary projects and cooperative learning have a strong presence in the day-to-day life of students. Problem-based learning, asking good questions and service-learning are the main methodologies that lead to learning and achievement of classroom competences.
1st and 2nd ESO: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am to 1:15pm and from 3:15 pm to 5:15pm. Thursday and Friday from 8am to 1:15pm. 3rd and 4th ESO: Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 1:15pm and from 3:15 pm to 5:15pm. Wednesday and Thursday from 8am to 2:15pm. Friday from 8am to 1:15pm.
The emotional, internal and social education project is directly related to what we understand as a mentoring project. The daily reflections of the students first thing in the morning, self-awareness and emotional control activities in combination with skills such as concentration and serenity, help our students to better understand their own abilities and skills. Being empathetic and assertive when you belong to a group helps in mastering social relationships at this point in your life. Group cohesion and good coexistence complement the most important part of the tutoring action plan in our school. The mentoring team also assists in academic and vocational guidance to help young people to choose the most profitable path for their future. The mentoring team works together with external professionals from the field of psychology and academic guidance to offer advise to our students and their families. External agents also work with us on issues such as health, nutrition and drug prevention.
We offer French as an elective subject throughout the 4 years of ESO and a volunteer exchange with a French school. Also, English is the vehicular language in several elective subject
1st and 2nd ESO students participate in different sponsorship activities in the kindergarten and elementary stage that are organized in the school, such as reading sponsors or game sponsors. The 3rd and 4th ESO volunteers are to support different institutions in Sitges, such as ‘Les Magnòlies’ (a home for the elderly), the Day Center and Sant Joan Hospital.
Digital competences are present in our teaching-learning process, working at both hardware and software levels, information and communication processing, shared work methodologies and awareness, and good digital identity management. Students work cooperatively through virtual learning environments. In addition, we have educ@mos platform so that students and their families can track their academic progress.
Our school is part of the book socialization program. We reuse the books for the following subjects: Catalan and Spanish, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology and Religious Culture. Some of these subjects coursework also consist of dossiers and documents that do not require a classroom book
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