We accompany each student in their personal growth, providing them with the tools they need to develop their full potential and successfully face the challenges of their environment.

From 6 to 12 years of age, we promote the integral growth of our pupils by attending to all their dimensions: intellectual, ethical, spiritual, affective, communicative and social.

Specialising in the accompaniment and personalisation of learning, we are committed to each of our students to help them achieve the skills and competencies necessary to face the challenges they face, laying the foundations that will prepare them for the transition to Secondary School.

In order to achieve this:

  • We work through active methodologies and experiential learning.
  • We encourage curiosity for learning and teamwork.
  • We encourage creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • We offer extensive international formation.
  • We train in computational thinking and programming.

All of this in a bilingual environment formed by a great team of teachers, the result of a balance between the solidity and experience of our veteran teachers and the freshness and innovation of our younger teachers.

We are driven by a passion for education, the desire to continue learning and the enthusiasm to accompany each child in the development of his or her potential.

OUTSTANDING PUPILS

Personalised learning

  • Our teachers accompany each student on their personal journey.

We design an Individual Development Plan for each of our students which, based on their strengths and areas for improvement, establishes proposals for personal and academic work to help them achieve their best version of themselves.

  • For those students who need it, we also offer:
    • Intensive English and Spanish for foreigners.
    • Speech therapy service.
    • Psycho-educational support.

Curricular Enrichment Programme

In Primary Education we give special importance to educational enrichment, adjusting to the interests and needs of each pupil. For this purpose we develop different programmes which are chosen according to their motivations:

  • Debating League
  • Poetry anthology
  • Maths Olympiad
  • Musical audition
  • Environmental project
  • Reading club
  • Drama club

Active learning methodologies and understanding

Leading the way in education: Learning by doing: Practice trumps theory in order to achieve the learning objectives set. Ideas and concepts are still necessary, but turning them into a tangible reality is no longer just an option: it is a key factor for success. By putting into practice the ideas put forward by a team of students, the concepts are materialised and turned into tools for learning.

Therefore, they work together to maximise their own learning and that of others. Some of our learning methodologies are:

  • Cooperative work: Our students work cooperatively in an interdisciplinary way to build knowledge and develop social and communicative skills, being able to collaborate in order to achieve greater autonomy and involvement in their learning.
  • Project-based learning: PBL and Quarterly comprehension projects.
  • Gamification: We use various resources and tools in the classroom that help to maintain the motivation of our students, personalise activities and content according to their needs, favour the acquisition of knowledge and improve attention.
  • Thinking skills: Applying a thinking skill means performing a type of thinking carefully and skilfully (such as making decisions, choosing, comparing and contrasting); whereas implementing a thinking routine is applying a simple pattern of thinking (generating interest and achieving high-level thinking) that can be used countless times and become part of learning a subject.

We promote research, problem solving, reflection and active cooperation in project work, in the different subjects and especially in the field of Science. This work methodology fosters understanding and motivation of students by connecting their learning with real-life situations. An appropriate combination of this type of work with individual activities completes the academic training of our pupils.

Critical Thinking

The critical thinker is the one who is able to think for him/herself in a precise and confident way.

Through the different subjects, our teachers:

  • Encourage students’ capacity for autonomy in overcoming daily challenges.
  • They promote critical postures that favour mental flexibility to take into account different perspectives.
  • Stimulate empathy that facilitates the possibility of putting oneself in the place of others.
  • They motivate enquiry and comparison of contradictory elements through active participation in debates.
  • They encourage creativity through their centres of interest, using tools based on the theory of multiple intelligences. Creativity to find diverse solutions to different problems.

Logical-mathematical learning

Our students learn mathematics adapted to reality through the logical-deductive and creative method.

Taking advantage of the learning capacity of pupils at this age, we work on all mathematical concepts in a playful, experiential and manipulative way. We form the essential basis for the acquisition of knowledge in the rest of our pupils’ academic areas.

Oral and Written Communication

We have a specific programme that encourages the development of language, phonological awareness and both reading and writing skills, all of which are necessary for successful language learning.

In addition, we enrich this area with a public speaking and declamation programme. We train our students in the art of clear and objective communication, combining verbal and body language. To this end, we incorporate the languages offered by the school (Spanish, English and Valencian) into the daily classroom learning, public speaking, declamation and debate competitions and literary activities.

Arts: Music and Painting

The musical education of our pupils is key to their social and cognitive development, encourages their creativity and enhances their talent.

We promote dance, choral singing and the learning of instruments.

Artistic expression is another key element in the integral development of our pupils. It allows them to express their feelings or ideas through art; they can share, reflect and learn about themselves and the world in which they live. It promotes self-esteem, stimulates observation and attention to what surrounds us, perceptual development and hand-eye coordination.

In addition, through interdisciplinary projects we include cultural and artistic contents that allow students to express themselves and enhance their creativity. We carry out various art appreciation workshops in our cultural outings to enrich curricular learning.

We also have various extracurricular activities that enrich the classroom programme.

ACCOMPANIED PUPILS

Tutorial Action Plan

We form an interdisciplinary team made up of specialists in Human Formation, the Psychopedagogical Guidance Department and Stage Coordination who, together with our tutors, develop a specific programme that promotes the integral formation, accompaniment and personal maturity of each pupil.

Talent Pool

Our programme offers students all the opportunities necessary to discover and develop their intellectual and creative potential in primary school.

Based on Renzulli and Reis’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM, 1994), which advocates enrichment for the whole school, our programme is based on the identification of students’ strengths, from which the Talent Pool is formed, made up of students who meet, according to Renzulli, three main characteristics:

  • Creativity
  • Commitment to the task
  • Above-average ability

The school is constantly designing and renewing the three main types of enrichment activities described below:

Christian life and spiritual accompaniment

We joyfully live the following of Christ, passionately seeking the Truth and the good and accompanying them in their Christian life. In addition to religion classes and other pastoral activities, we have a chaplain and consecrated staff for the stage.

In Primary 3 we prepare the pupils, within the school timetable, to receive their First Holy Communion.

Sports Programme

Through physical activity and sporting competitions our pupils practice and consolidate habits and virtues that are fundamental to their lives: creativity, teamwork, healthy competition (individual or team), diligence, willpower, perseverance, courage, friendship, companionship, respect, self-improvement, joy, etc., promoting positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.

Our extensive facilities allow us to offer a wide variety of sporting disciplines within our SPORTS & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES programme.

  • SPORTS: Orange, more than a colour…

Orange is the colour of the Valencian fruit par excellence. It is a colour that unites our different sports and gives our teams the character #Beyourhighestversion.

Swimming, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Basketball, Indoor Football, Volleyball, Padel and Judo.

We have a Plan for the Development of Human Virtues through sport that favours the development of 9 human virtues with specific behaviours associated with each school stage.

  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: Integral Education:

Our cultural activities contribute to the development of creative abilities, such as artistic and musical skills, which are fundamental in the growth of the individual. Art, Music, Guitar, Lego-robotics and Choir.

  • FAMILY FIRST: Sport for parents, alumni and teachers.

Through these types of activities we try to collaborate in the health of our families and to ensure that they can take advantage of the benefits of sport. In addition, they are a means for coexistence and fraternity among all those who make up the Cumbres family. Futsal Cumbres League, Padel League, Padel Classes, Mamyfit, “El Gran Partido”.

Parents’ School

From the school, we want to offer you a space for information, training and reflection on aspects related to the educational and formative functions of parenting. A meeting place to reflect as a group on the educational task you carry out with your children.

GLOBAL PUPILS

Language of learning

  • We work in English: we use our second language naturally to express ourselves in a wide variety of contexts inside and outside the classroom:
    • Participation in international speaking and writing competitions in English.
    • Level testing and accreditation throughout the school year.
    • Experiential and project-based learning
    • Celebration of traditional Anglo-Saxon cultural events
    • Digital listening and reading comprehension platform to facilitate personalised monitoring of individual student progress.
    • “Annual Poetry Recital” poetry competition in English.
  • Native and bilingual teachers: We have an excellent staff of English-speaking and bilingual teachers with extensive international experience, with diverse backgrounds and accents within the English-speaking world.
  • We learn French and Valencian: We work with the English-Spanish binomial in our day-to-day work, but we are also committed to multilingualism and introduce a second foreign language as an option from primary school and, of course, we apply all our communicative skills to the learning of Valencian.

Cambridge Internacional Primary Curriculum

All our students participate in the Cambridge International Primary, implemented worldwide and endorsed by the university through the subjects of:

Science – Information, Comunication & Technology (ICT) – English – Arts & Design

We are committed to an academic curriculum that ensures that our students are educated in a competent manner, which also encourages critical thinking and experiential learning.

As part of this academic programme, our pupils sit standardised tests in Science & English from Year 3 onwards.

We highlight in this programme the development of the scientific method from an early age through which pupils discover the pleasure of experimenting and learning in this field.

COMMITTED PUPILS

Human Formation

An important part of the Tutorial Action Plan is focused on the formation of the will and emotions, with an active and participative methodology, and with many audiovisual resources. The aim is to develop important virtues, attitudes and skills in the pupils that will help them in their personal lives and in living together.

This programme is also worked on in the sports area. We focus on a series of virtues that we consider fundamental for their development, dedicating each term thematically to three of them.

Formative Discipline

Through formative discipline, our educators work so that the children discover the values that give rise to the rules on a daily basis, so that they act out of self-conviction and not by the mere imposition of a regulation. In this way the pupils come to understand the meaning and importance of respecting and complying with the rules in order to build a good school coexistence.

Education for love

From the 4th year of Primary School onwards, we offer a series of sessions to educate our pupils in what lies at the heart of our condition as people: our capacity to love. Through a gradual and age-appropriate approach, we accompany them in the discovery of the true value and meaning of their bodies, affection and sexuality.

Social Action Campaigns

We seek to produce an effect on the world around us that is reflected in a change of attitude towards a cause or in a greater social development, thus achieving students committed to the transformation of society.

We collaborate with:

  • Generational accompaniment for the elderly in the La Saleta group’s residential homes.
  • Solidarity communions: donations from students to solidarity projects.
  • Altius Project: monthly collection for the food bank.
  • Special Christmas delivery to Caritas Moncada: donations and collaboration with Caritas Moncada.

DIGITAL PUPILS

Technology

At the forefront of new educational technologies as an opportunity to strengthen teaching and learning.

Adaptability and innovation as tools for pedagogical growth to favour the integral development of our students.

Personal and versatile support for every need.

Vocation and continuous formation of our team so that our students enjoy an innovative learning experience supported by digital technologies:

  • Classrooms equipped with digital whiteboards, webcams, computers, iPads.
  • Regular use of digital platforms from 1st Primary.
  • Digital competence workshops to guide in the appropriate use of virtual environments from the 1st year of primary school.
  • Transversal digitalisation project for each pupil helping to consolidate a stable technological plan.

Information, Communication & Technology

(Cambridge International Primary Programme): 5th and 6th Primary.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are now part of the learning experience of children almost everywhere. Whether taught as a separate subject or integrated into other subjects in the curriculum, ICT is increasingly seen as a new form of literacy, alongside reading, writing and mathematics. Cambridge ICT Starter has been developed to introduce students to the basic ICT applications they need to use to acquire the above-mentioned literacy skills and to understand the impact of technology on everyday life.

The Cambridge International Primary curriculum provides a framework within which to develop ICT competence and practical skills in an age-appropriate environment. It also offers a structured assessment plan. This will provide a framework around e-safety and the ethical implications of using technology.  At each stage of assessment, students will use ICT to:

  • communicate • manage information • create models • programme solutions

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