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Prep School

Welcome to Prep School

We are looking for students who are well-rounded, with a thirst for knowledge who will be responsible global citizens able to contribute towards a better world to embrace different cultures.

Facilities

Before, the Primary School was located in the emblematic building with the tower clock beside the main entrance to St George´s College. That building was erected in 1929 and it still preserves most of its original physiognomy. It´s elegance has made of St George´s one of the most attractive schools in South America.

The old Prep building will soon be redeveloped as a new co-ed boarding house with all the latest facilities. The Infant School and boys boarding building has now been transformed and expanded into our new Prep School.

Although the Primary School carries a deep tradition and historical meaning, the remodelling and investments in the last few years have transformed it in one of the best equipped schools in Argentina with the latest technological resources.

The infrastructure Master Plan started in the year 2011, which has as its purpose the development of the buildings in the school to cater for a better academic level at St George´s College.

One of the first stages of the Master Plan contemplated an expansion in the amenities of the Prep school. The first stage of that expansion was finalized at the beginning of 2012 and consisted of two large classrooms in the Infant School totally equipped with specially designed furniture to create a favourable learning space, interactive boards and latest generation technology. Additionally, a new reading room and a Head´s office have been built.

The second stage of the Master Plan finalised in mid-2012 with the expansion of Junior School. The new wing, which is named after Mrs. Peggy Robertson, has six new classrooms, two music classrooms and six rehearsal spaces. The new building has an hydraulic elevator and all the classrooms have cold-hot air conditioning and high speed internet.

During 2013 and 2014 six new classrooms have been built; they all have a projector and a smart board.

Nowadays, the project is at its last stage and during this year the new Library, the expansion and repairing of the boys and girls changing rooms and bathrooms, the construction of a new sickroom and a new classroom will be ready.

The Prep students have all been moved to the new building, which offers a comfortable atmosphere. This offers better learning conditions, apart from the fact of having a reduced number of students per classroom. We wish to continue improving our facilities to assure the continuity at the vanguard of education in Argentina for many more years to come.

In 2015 we inaugurated the ICT & Multimedia Room , equipped with a Smart Board, a 50 inch TV with Apple TV and two hotspots.
The room also has connections for tablets, about 10 desktops computers and workstations for our students to use with their own mobile devices.

The school´s swimming pools are shared by the three sections. One of the two is located in the College area and the other one, which is 25 meters long, in the new Sanford area.

Activities

St George’s College offers to our children the opportunity of interacting with other teachers and students in the area known as “Workshops” which takes place every Wednesday during the period.

This activity referred to as “learn with others”, is approached in a more playful way, allowing the development of aptitudes and skills such as creativity, which is used as a main tool in their daily work.

Workshops

Workshops
Description
Grades
Cost
Materials
Students per Workshop

Doll Dress Making
In this workshop we will make clothes and accessories for SMALL dolls or teddy’s. It is focused so that they can build up their imagination while creating their own designs. Children will develop their fine motor skills to share as well as to create.
2 to 5
Aguja e hilos, Telas y recortes pequeños, Botones y Tijeras, Muñeca o Peluche pequeño, Cualquier material extra, será bienvenido y bien aprovechado.
15

Master Chef
Cooking is an art where we transform different food into recipes where children will have the opportunity to see how they are made.
5 to 6
$200 one time
Delantal, Gorro (si tengo), Repasador, Cuaderno para las recetas, 1 tupper mediano.
15

Cookery
Students will cook different recipes in the dining room that they can share afterwards at home.
1 to 2
$200 one time
Delantal, Gorro (si tengo), Repasador, Cuaderno para las recetas, 1 tupper mediano.
20

Let´s do maths
Carry out math’s challenges to be solved in groups. Internal mini Olympic quiz.
3 to 4
Ipad / Tablet
20

Homemade Soaps
Learn to make different soaps for everyday uses.
Learn the different materials and techniques to create homemade soaps for multiple purposes.
3 to 5
$150 one time
Difusor (con alcohol común) / Tablita de madera para cortar / Cuchillo / Cuchara de acero / Repasador de cocina
8

Tae Kwondo
Instruction in this martial art (Extra cost for exams and clothes).
1 to 6
$260 per month
20

Football School
Football school led by ex-professional player.
1 to 3
$325 per month
No limit

Karate, Judo and Self Defense
Instruction in this martial art. Extra cost for exams and clothes.
1 to 6
$260 per month
25

Touch Rugby
Rugby teniques.
4 to 5
25

Let´s Play Music
Manage the different characteristics of a wide vocal and instrumental repertoire and encourage their curiosity about different musical styles.
3 to 6
10

Keyboards
Instrumental practice with keyboards.
2 to 3
10

Cricket
Cricket practice.
1 to 6
40

Manos Solidarias Workshop

1. Students will make handicrafts to raise funds for community service organizations to collaborate with Filochicos, Casa del Niño, Hogar Evangelina.

2. Support the Program Filochicos and provide teachers with teaching materials and educational tools appropriate for each age level.

5 to 6
$200 one time
20

Movie Time
We will be working with several movies, that after watching them they children will carry out promotional poster design, watercolour painting, modeling characters in clay and make models our of recycling material.
1 to 3
Block de hojas EL NENE N5 Blancas
25

Periodismo
This workshop will consist of two parts: the first one is associated with writing, newspaper clippings analysis and reading comprehension by means of oral expression. On the other hand we will be working on the oral aspect, assembling news, recording the students reporting events and being part of a broadcast as closure of the workshop.
4 to 6
Ipad / Tablet
15

Ping-Pong
Ping Pong practice.
4 to 6
10

PET
Relaxed and playful practice for the PET exam.
6
En el Salón

Chess Club
The children will receive a short introduction to the history of the ancient game of chess. They will then learn how to play the game with a full understanding of the rules and the special moves and strategies required to win.
5 to 6
12

IB & PYP

The Primary Years Programme (PYP), for students aged 3 to 11, focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom but also in the world outside, through other environments where children learn. It offers a framework that meets children’s several needs: academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural.The PYP defines the characteristics of students who are aware of and sensitive to the experiences of others.

Students will be able to:

  • Learn independently and with others.
  • Nurture their curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research.
  • Learn with enthusiasm and sustain their love of learning throughout life.
  • Develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines.
  • Use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems.
  • Express themselves confi¬dently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways.
  • Collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of others.
  • Act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice.
  • Take responsibility for their actions and their consequences.
  • Appreciate their cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.
  • Show empathy, compassion and respect.
  • Have a commitment to service.
  • Work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.
  • Recognize their interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
  • Understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

We would like to create a community with the profile attributes that allow teachers, students and parents to work towards the St George’s vision:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-Minded
  • Caring
  • Risk Taker
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

Our curriculum guarantees meaningful, relevant, interesting, challenging and stimulating learning so that students can reflect on the connections between life at school, home and the outside world.

For further information about the PYP (Primary Years Programme) please click here.

Curriculum

The School has a fully integrated school day. This begins in the Kindergarten and continues through the first six years of the Primary. The teaching of all subjects at St. George’s is approximately 50 % conducted in English. The school successfully combines the requirements of Argentine national curriculum with the ones from international examining bodies such as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and the International Baccalaureate organization.

The general running of the school, assemblies, announcements and activities are mostly done in English.

The Primary has an integrated bilingual concept-based curriculum.

All year 6 students take a Cambridge English exam before finishing Prep. Most take the PET, although a small group who struggle with English, take the KET instead. Cambridge English Exams

Throughout Prep students are able to take Trinity exams (at increasing levels of complexity) to certify their ability in playing musical instruments. Trinity College Exams

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PROPOSITOS 2016

3 Way Conference

The student and his/her responsibility in the learning process.

St. George´s College is one of the first institutions to implement the 3 Way Conferences, which gather Students, Parents and Teachers in a meeting that celebrates learning and allows the parents to know their children in action.

This type of informative meeting was first implemented on June 2012 with the year 4 group. The proposal consists in generating a meeting with the student as the axis and the teacher acting as a facilitator. Gradually the teacher reduces his/her intervention until it turns into another spectator of the student led conference.

In a 15 minutes meeting, previously scheduled by each family through an online calendar, each student presents a synthesis of their goals and achievements to his/her parents. For this, they have a portfolio which includes the most important productions made throughout the year. They share their work, debate on different points of view and approach the topics studied, interacting with their parents.

At the end of the student´s presentation, an action plan is made out in cooperation with the parents, focusing on those areas that need to be improved.

As a closing of this meeting, each student guides his/her parents through the school premises and especially those areas of their interest. Their favorite destinations are the Computing Lab and the Art Room where they can proudly show their work.

This new type of meeting has been greatly accepted by the parents who were able to discover aspects of their children´s personality only revealed in the classroom context while they present their productions, defend their ideas and reassure their profile.

What is a Three Way Conference?

It is a parent-teacher-student meeting involving an active participation of the students, who work with their parents and teachers, to evaluate and reflect on their learning. It is an opportunity to show the development of skills and attitudes in a real situation.

Why conduct a Three Way Conference?

It involves students in a reflection process which helps them recognize their strengths and areas that need developing, facilitating their independence. It allows them to take the leading role in their own achievements and helps them commit with those issues that they choose to improve.
It develops communication and organizational skills.

What is expected from parents?

Be punctual. If the students remain silent, ask them, encourage them, and go with them during the tour.
At the end of the conference, you will be able to leave a comment on what you have experienced. You will receive a simple questionnaire to express your feedback about the aspects that you consider need to be improved.

Admissions

If you are interested in obtaining information about the Admissions process, get in touch with The Admissions Department to coordinate a visit to the school.

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