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Colegio : Great Public Speakers of English
on 11.02.15 (235 reads)

As you will have read recently, some of our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils represented Retamar in the Public-speaking in English contest organised by the region of Madrid. This video will enable you to see the effort put in by pupils and teachers alike and bears witness to the high level attained.

Colegio : Acting out a story
on 06.02.15 (209 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowWith the idea of encouraging children to read, the Anaya Publishing House set up a puppet theatre for our Year 2 pupils. The script for the acting is based on a novel written by Don Ignacio Rodríguez, a member of our teaching staff here at the School, entitled "La maldición del hombre bobo" (The Curse of the Simpleton). All of the pupils had read the book with their Spanish Language teacher during the first term in preparation for the puppet show.

Deportes : Cheer us on in the Basketball College Cup
on 03.02.15 (285 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowThis coming Friday, February 6th at 6 pm, will see the first game of the 2015 College Cup, which will bring our team up against El Prado College. Everyone is welcome to lend their support along with the Knight from Retamar.

Noticias : The Assembly Hall Becomes the National Auditorium
on 03.02.15 (231 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowThroughout this week, our School will play host to the Classic Concert Chamber Orchestra from the USA. Before beginning their tour of Europe, our Music School invited the orchestra to set up rehearsals at Retamar and offer our pupils daily concerts. Yesterday, February 2nd, our Year 3 pupils and three classes from Year 1 were treated to a fantastic musical session.

Noticias : Retamar gets to the Madrid Regional Public-speaking in English Final
on 02.02.15 (321 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowFollowing a huge effort by pupils and teachers alike, our Year 5 and Year 6 teams have made it to the final round of the public-speaking in English competition organised by the Madrid region. Competing with another 61 schools, our Year 6 team won a place in the final by finishing third and our Year 5 team came in fifteenth. In the photo the Retamar Year 5 team. Ver clasificación completa.

Noticias : Radio Broadcast from Pamplona
on 29.01.15 (245 reads)

Our Year 11 pupils are spending a few days away together in Pamplona. As an example of how they are learning and enjoying themselves at the University of Navarra, we were able to listen to them in their very own radio show, which they produced at the Faculty of Communications and which was broadcast on 98.3 Radio Navarra at 2 pm.

Colegio : First Contact with the Business World
on 28.01.15 (423 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowLast Tuesday, January 28th, our Year 11 pupils had a very interesting day to themselves that more than one will remember for a long time. The whole Year, divided up according to their major subjects, visited top-line companies and institutions in several business sectors, to get a close look at their day-to-day work and so get an idea for the first time about what life is like in the professional world and hopefully of the positions they will hold in the years to come.

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Colegio : The Gentleman from Olmedo at Retamar
on 19.01.15 (333 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowOn Friday January 16th, all pupils from Year 8 upwards were treated to a performance of The Gentleman from Olmedo in the new school auditorium. Written by Lope de Vega, it is one of his most highly-rated comedies. Comments from pupils and teachers alike were very favourable. Activities like this help cater for our pupils’ needs for culture and are a fundamental part of the school curriculum.

Noticias : Learning with Don Quijote of La Mancha
on 15.01.15 (467 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowMany of our Year 11 pupils have finished reading the first volume of the Quijote novels. As a reward for their efforts, and in order to broaden their knowledge both on the immortal Cervantes work itself and on his life and times, seventeen of them were accompanied by their teacher Don Rafael Lafuente on a visit to the Sociedad Cervantina (Atocha Street 87) in central Madrid, where an exact replica can be found of the printing press used by printer Juan de la Cuesta, who first printed the novel in 1605 in the exact same building.

Capellanía : A year of devotion to the Virgin Mary for our families
on 12.01.15 (273 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowFollowing the Holy Synod (wherein was discussed the pastoral challenge for families concerning evangelisation) Monsignor Javier Echevarría has summoned a year of devotion to the Virgin Mary in prayer for our families. During this year, at Retamar we will be especially mindful of Our Lady through specific details. We are certain that in this way we will be able to prepare our 50th Anniversary which, as you know, takes place next year.

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