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Colegio : Year 9 Confirmation Ceremony
on 17.04.15 (440 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowOur Year 9 pupils received the Sacrament of Confirmation over April 15th and 16th. The ceremony was novel for two reasons: it was held in the new Retamar Oratory and was officiated by the Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid, Monsignor Juan Antonio Martínez Camino.

Colegio : 2015 Spring Festival
on 07.04.15 (333 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowThis coming Saturday, April 11th, will see in the Retamar Spring Festival for all our primary pupils’ families and all of those who have not started yet at the School. Naturally, our pupils’ friends are more than welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. See here for details.

Colegio : A Fine Writer in Year 5.
on 18.03.15 (423 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowÍñigo Gómez Blanco, a Year 5 pupil, took part in the final round of the Storytelling Competition organised by the Comunidad de Madrid for pupils of that year. In the first round, from which the 20 finalists emerged, more than 200 pupils from 30 different schools took part. In the story Íñigo wrote for the final, we learn about the life of a gladiator in the heart of the city of Madrid. Congratulations and well done!

Colegio : Creativity, programming and pupil innovation.
on 09.03.15 (374 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new window.Our Year 5 and 6 pupils were able to take part in the Volvo Initiative which lasted for two days and promoted creativity, innovation and problem-solving through robotic programming. This is a pioneering initiative and it took place at the School. Photo Gallery.

Colegio : Washington Pupils Exchange
on 06.03.15 (490 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowAfter an Exchange lasting six weeks, split up into two countries, the American pupils from The Heights School in Washington and their Spanish “brothers” got together for a farewell celebration after a “very interesting experience in the company of their classmates and families.”

Colegio : Finalists in the Philosophy Today Competition
on 23.02.15 (497 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowCarlos Herrero-Tejedor and Juan Tamames reached the finals of the essay Competition in the latest edition of Philosophy Today. Their work was chosen among the best 30 of a total of 228 texts sent in from Spain and Latin America. Moreover, Carlos Herrero-Tejedor received a runner-up prize, having finished among the top ten in the competition. His work was entitled La tiranía del pensamiento único. (The Tyranny of Unique Thought)

Colegio : Summer Camp in Ireland
on 18.02.15 (812 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowThis year we will be holding our seventh Summer Camp in Ireland, details of which can be found on our Website. The camp is open to pupils from Years 5, 6 and 7 and enrollment has already begun. This year the Camp will last one week more than other years, meaning pupils can take further advantage of this activity. Video of previous years here.

Colegio : Great Public Speakers of English
on 11.02.15 (329 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 (297 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.

Colegio : First Contact with the Business World
on 28.01.15 (558 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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