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Colegio : Finalists in the Philosophy Today Competition
on 23.02.15 (126 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 (199 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 (85 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 (96 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 (248 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 (226 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.

Colegio : How to take advantage of modern technology
on 11.01.15 (144 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowLast Friday, our Year 11 pupils were treated to a lecture by Rafael Martín Aguado, an expert in social networks and modern media, who told them how to take advantage of modern technology and the use it can be put to in their professional and personal development. Conviction, understanding and sharing were the three words that the lecturer insisted on regarding their future.

Colegio : Feliz Navidad a todos
on 25.12.14 (141 reads)

Feliz Navidad desde el Colegio Retamar y Feliz Año Nuevo a todos.

Colegio : Christmas at Retamar
on 23.12.14 (171 reads)

The week before Christmas holidays is a very special one at this school. In one way or another all our pupils help to celebrate this very joyful occasion. As happens every year, we have Christmas carols, Nativity scenes, Christmas charity and the Three Wise Men. Click here for photos.

Colegio : Mass for the Soul of Don Rafael Permanyer
on 16.12.14 (583 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowThis coming Friday 19th at 12 noon there will be a Mass in the school oratory in honour of Don Rafael Permanyer who taught Physics and Chemistry at the School and who passed away in the early hours of December 15th following a long illness. He had been teaching at Retamar since 1979. Everyone from families and past-pupils are welcome to attend. May he rest in peace.

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