Our school is located in Palma, the capital city of the Balearic Islands. It is in a multicultural neibourghood, where people from a lot of different countries live. For this reason, Son Canals is a multicultural school. Thanks to this, we learn a lot from the other cultures we live with. We are a small school. We just have 10 groups: 4 pre-school and 6 primary. It means we are like a family: everybody knows each other. There are about 28 children in each group.
The educational system in Spain: Compulsory education Primary: Secondary: Composed of 6 grades: Composed of 4 grades: 1st grade: 6 year-old children 1st grade: 12 year-old students 2nd grade: 7 year-old children 2nd grade: 13 year-old students 3rd grade: 8 year-old children 3rd grade: 14 year-old students 4th grade: 9 year-old children 4th grade: 15 year-old students 5th grade: 10 year-old children 6th grade: 11 year-old children • Although it is not compulsory, all of our schools offer 3 different grades at a very early age: 3 , 4 and 5 year-old childrenSubjects in Primary: Spanish, Catalan, English, Maths, Social Science, Art, Music, Sports, Religion (optional).
Our school population:NATIONALITIES: 160Spanish: 140 140 Spanish 120South American: South Amer58 100 China Sub-Saharia 80Chinese: 21 Morroco 60 OthersCentral African: 40 19 20Moroccan: 20 0Others: 7 SPANISH: 140 + INTERNATIONAL: 125= 265 students
Our staff: Jaume Parets. Isabel Fuster and Biel Vives S E N I O R L E A D E R S H I P T E A M
Our teachers at Son Canals The senior leadership team: 3 teachers (Headteacher, deputy headteacher, secretary. One of them is also the sport teacher) Pre-school: 5 teachers (4 class teachers + 1 support teacher) Primary: 6 teachers (6 class teachers. One of them is also the music teacher in our school) English Teacher (1 teacher) + A Comenius assistant to reinforce oral English A religion teacher Teachers to cover special needs of our students (4 teachers): * 2 speech therapists * 2 therapeutic teachers * 1 Catalan teacher to help the international children to learn this language A special team composed of a psychologist and a social worker.
Some of our primary students s c la s e gr ad 5th in the library 6th gra de cla ss using laptops
Our pre-school children with 3 teachersduring the break time
Our main projects: European Sections Environmental Education Catalan Immersion Reading Improvement New technology European Comenius: Think before you click Comenius Assistantship International class in Finland
The Parents’ Association collaborates a lot in our school