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Educational Portuguese System

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Educational Portuguese System

  1. 1. Pre-school Education Education in Portugal Education in Portugal is regulated by the State through two ministries- the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. There is a system of Public Education and also many private schools at all levels of education. Pre-school education is attended by children over 3 years old until they enter the primary school (when they are 6) It is not compulsory.
  2. 2. Compulsory Education – Basic Education Secondary Education Next school year, students in the 8th grade must finish the secondary education because it is going to be compulsory. Education in Portugal Levels School Years Age 1st 1st - 4th 6-10 2nd 5th- 6th 10-12 3rd 7th – 9th 12-15 School Year Age 10th – 12th 15-18
  3. 3. Most schools are organized from the first to the end of the ninth grade(6 to 15 year olds) so as to have a connection between the different levels. They depend on the local authority. Some other schools, like ours, comprise the 3rd level of Basic Education and the Secondary Education. They depend on Central Authority. School organization Education in Portugal
  4. 4. Students’ timetable Teachers’ timetable Basic Education 31 hours a week Secondary Education 27 hours a week Education in Portugal 22 teaching hours 4 hours (normally used to replace absent teachers or aid students clearing doubts….) Most meetings take place at the end of the school day.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Most classes last for 90 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>There are also 135 minutes’ classes in the Secondary Education (Sciences need to use labs to do experiments). </li></ul>Education in Portugal
  6. 6. Basic Education subjects: Portuguese, French, English, History, Geography, Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Art, Physical Education, Craft, Artistic Education (theatre or dance or music …) “Study”, Project Area, “Civic Education” (given by the tutor of each class) and Religion (optional) 9 th grades 7th to 9th grades - curricula
  7. 7. Our School is located in Gafanha da Nazaré, a town of about 20 000 inhabitants between Aveiro and the lovely beaches of Barra and Costa Nova. Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  8. 8. It’s a Secondary School with about 732 students (aged from 12 to 18 years old); 118 teachers and around 44 elements of the non-teaching staff. <ul><li>School Leadership : </li></ul><ul><li>Head teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Second head teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Third head teacher </li></ul><ul><li>2 assistants </li></ul>Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  9. 9. <ul><li>Teachers are organized in Departments: Languages, Maths and Science, Expressions, Social Sciences. </li></ul>School Organization <ul><li>There’s also “SPO”: a Service of Psychology and Orientation; it provides information and helps students decide about their areas of study before starting secondary education, among other things. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ CFAECIVOB ” – teachers are constantly updating, so there are formation courses organized by this centre, located in our school but covering and responding to the formation needs of teachers working in the surrounding area. </li></ul>School Organization
  11. 11. <ul><li>We prepare our students to continue their studies at the University. </li></ul>After Secondary School
  12. 12. <ul><li>We also have professional courses, which offer a more practical curricula in areas such as Information Technology, Secretarial and Social Work. These areas may also allow them to go to University in case they do the National Exams and succeed. </li></ul>After Secondary School <ul><li>We also have the so-called CEF – courses in mechanic and electricity, areas that allow students who reveal “a certain resistance to school” to have access to their basic qualification. </li></ul><ul><li>We value the relationship with the community and have already established several protocols to guarantee a place for students from the professional and CEF courses to start training. </li></ul>
  13. 13. There are evening lessons for adults who want to finish their secondary education. This school is also responsible for the certification of adults who haven’t had the chance to accomplish their basic studies. This certification is accomplished under the New Opportunities National Programme, which aims to reduce illiteracy and increase the academic level of the population. Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  14. 14. School starts at 8:25 and finishes at around 18:30 (this varies according to the class schedule): Most of our students come to school by bike. Students, teachers and non-teaching staff may have lunch in the school canteen. Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  15. 15. During the school year students have access to several activities. We celebrate some festivities ( St. Valentine’s Day, Carnival, the Europe Day, School Days, etc…). School Day A Traditional Market Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  16. 16. European Day of Languages 2009 Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré EncontrArte
  17. 17. CARANAVAL Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  18. 18. Sometimes students also arrange football or basketball competitions among them . Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  19. 19. Rappel in the gym Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  20. 20. There are usually two shows per year where students have the opportunity to perform some plays, dance and show their abilities to the local community and where the best students are awarded. Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  21. 21. Eco-Schools A project that makes us think how important it is to be environmentally friendly. “Simple Gestures” is a campaign to sensitise the school community. Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré Renewable sources of energy
  22. 22. Radio: School Wave Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  23. 23. School Newspaper Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré Besides the printed version, our newspaper can be read on the school webpage too. There is an edition per term.
  24. 24. SEA CLUB Windsurf , sailing and kayaking Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  25. 25. MATHS CLUB Understanding shapes Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré
  26. 26. This is a very multicultural school; there are students from several different countries, such as Iceland, China, Cuba, Brazil, Ukrania, Moldavia, Venezuela and Luxemburg and from countries where the Portuguese language is spoken. Escola Secundária da Gafanha da Nazaré We try to welcome everyone and give them a special attention once the school system has a special programme for those to whom Portuguese is a second language.

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