The hegemony of social networks amongst young people is inevitable. But the best strategy is not to prohibit their use, but to teach them how to use them intelligently.
Rituals and traditions
We understand the importance of celebrating important dates in the calendar, bringing shape to the year and giving students events to look forward to and get involved in. Along with celebrating cultural festivals we mark academic milestones, and celebrate achievements, and host regular all-school assemblies.
The house system at Coruña British International School
Coruña British International School follows the British tradition of the house system - in which every student is assigned to one of four“houses”for sporting activities, competitions, and other school-wide events.
In the houses, students of all ages work together to gain“house points”and take part in competitions such as the annual Sports Day to win glory for their house. This allows collaboration between different age groups and ensures that students get to know other children outside of their year group. Each house has a House Captain chosen annually, an opportunity to learn about leadership from a young age.
The four houses at Coruña School are:
Building connections between different age groups.
The house system is a very useful tool for values education, but, above all, it builds and fosters "community", a sense of belonging to a community that is also projected beyond the classroom.
Through music, pupils can develop multiple skills that will be useful not only for their studies but also for their personal development.