Portugal <ul><li>Surface : 92.391 Km </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 10,647,763 </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Lisbon </li></ul><ul><li>Official Language : Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>Currency : Euro </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative divisions: 18 districts and 2 autonomous regions </li></ul>
<ul><li>National holiday: 10 th June, Portugal Day also called Camões Day </li></ul><ul><li>Government type: Parliamentary democracy </li></ul><ul><li>President: Aníbal Cavaco Silva </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister: Pedro Passos Coelho </li></ul><ul><li>Independence : 5th October 1143 (Treaty of Zamora: Kingdom of Portugal is recognized) </li></ul>
Maia Municipality: - is located in the north of Portugal - is about 83 km2 - includes 17 parishes - comprises 140,859 inhabitants (2008)
Maia’s past Maia was a fertile land with a rich agriculture and supplied the city of Porto with many basic products such as food or linen used to make sails for the many boats that departed from Porto’s harbour.
Maia has lost much of its rural character and become the most important industrial area of the region. It is also a modern urban space with a lot of sport, cultural, and other leisure facilities. Local policies have been putting a special emphasis on health and quality of life promotion as a way to prove the old “maiato” folk saying: Just smile, you’re in Maia. Maia’s present
Maia town hall Mayor: António Bragança Fernandes View of the city Statue of Gonçalo Mendes da Maia
E.B. 2/3 da Maia, is a school for 2 nd and 3 rd cycles. We have more than 1140 students and about 230 teachers. The school is named after Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, a military commander. Our school
Our school is big, cozy and modern but there are some old buildings too. We have many green spaces where we can play and a greenhouse. There is also a stadium and some tennis courts near the school.
We study Math, Portuguese, History, Geography, Science, Physics ₰ Chemistry, Physical Education and Art and we have many clubs and extra activities.
School lessons are 90/45 minutes long and we have one hour lunch break. In our school we can learn three different languages: English, Spanish and French .
Schools belonging to Gonçalo Mendes da Maia group of schools EB1/JI do SOBREIRO EB1/JI da MAIA EB1/JI CIDADE JARDIM EB123 da MAIA EB1/JI de CURRAIS EB1 de CAVADAS
School year Terms Beginning End 1 st 9th September 16th December 2 nd 3rd January 23rd March 3rd 10th April 8th June (9th form) 15th June Holidays Dates 1 st From 19th December to 2nd January 2 nd From 20th to 22nd February 3 rd From 26th March to 9th April
<ul><li>Pre-school education </li></ul><ul><li>Basic education : 1st cycle ( 4 years) - single teacher / assisted by others </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd cycle (2 years) - interdisciplinary areas/teachers </li></ul><ul><li> 3 rd cycle ( 3 years) - vocational areas/ subjects </li></ul><ul><li>- Secondary education: 3 years : general and technology courses </li></ul><ul><li> vocational college courses </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education: University education; Polytechnic education </li></ul><ul><li>Post- graduate studies: doctorate; master’s degrees </li></ul>The education is universal, compulsory and free, with a duration of twelve years Portuguese educational system
Comedy Festival <ul><ul><li>International Comedy Festival October </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>Maia Museums </li></ul>Historical and Ethnographycal Museum of Maia It documents Maia’s history and culture and also exhibits long and short temporary collections. Auto Museum of Maia It has about 120 Classic Cars on permanent display.
Maia Zoo It houses over 600 animals of 200 different species and offers the best reptile house in all of Portugal. There is also an exciting and fun Seal Show that lasts for about an hour.
Maia parks Parque de Avioso Parque de Nossa Senhora do Bom Despacho Parque das Fontes
Maia churches Nª Sª do Bom Despacho 18th century Nª Sª da Guadalupe 17th century Águas Santas 11th 12th centuries Convent of S. Salvador 17th century