Beryl Pritchard

Welcome to Canterbury School

As founder and Honorary Principal of Canterbury School, it is a great honour for me to present this informative website for the school. Since it first opened in 1972, I have seen the school grow from a small kindergarten with seventeen pupils in a chalet in the Ciudad Jardin into a large organization consolidated as one of the best educational centres in the Canary Islands, with more than a thousand pupils and eighty qualified teachers.

Founder and Honorary Principal

Our vision is to create a unified learning community that inspires all involved to make a difference, through being a school which encourages a culture of “can do”, challenge, and care.

Our mission is to provide a high quality education to all pupils through a stimulating 21st century curriculum, which promotes high standards, progress and equal opportunity for all. Through interdisciplinary studies in a challenging, tolerant and multicultural environment we strive to create independent and autonomous learners.

Offering immersion in the English language, a strong emphasis on learning Spanish language, literature and the Canarian culture, plus the study of a third language at age 11 enables our pupils to become global citizens of the future.

We believe in the importance of developing the whole child; nurturing emotional and physical well-being and celebrating individual talents in a supportive, secure and caring environment. We want all pupils to enjoy coming to our school, for our pupils to learn to live the school’s core values and to believe that they “can” be or achieve whatever they aspire to.

Our Aims

To help pupils develop a life-long love of learning.

The main aim of Canterbury School’s educational policy is to enable pupils to develop their full potential in all educational areas within a bilingual working environment.

To deliver an education that enables the highest possible individual level of academic progress.

To develop the pupils’ creative abilities, aesthetic awareness and self confidence through drama, art, music and opportunities to perform on stage.

To develop pupils’ sporting skills, cooperation and team spirit through play, physical education and extra-curricular activities including first rate basketball facilities and coaches.

To have high expectations for all within our community to ensure that we demonstrate the very best standards of conduct, moral purpose and integrity that lead pupils to become fair, just and active citizens.

To encourage our students to consider themselves citizens of the world with a desire to promote the well- being of all its inhabitants and to conserve and improve the environment

To promote cooperation, positive attitudes and relationships within the school through clear channels of communication between owners, staff, pupils and parents, valuing the contributions of all within a unified team.

Our Values

RESPONSABILITY

FRIENDSHIP

RESPECT

UNITY

Our vision is to create a unified learning community which inspires all involved to make a difference.

• Working together as part of a harmonious community
• An understanding of how the contribution of individual experiences, points of view and skills can make us stronger together.
• Learning about and valuing each other
• Helping each other
• Collaborating to achieve shared outcomes and goals
• Taking pride in our class and school community
• Celebrating the achievements of others as well as ourselves

Our vision is to create a unified learning community which inspires all involved to make a difference.

• Working together as part of a harmonious community
• An understanding of how the contribution of individual experiences, points of view and skills can make us stronger together.
• Learning about and valuing each other
• Helping each other
• Collaborating to achieve shared outcomes and goals
• Taking pride in our class and school community
• Celebrating the achievements of others as well as ourselves

Our vision is to create a unified learning community which inspires all involved to make a difference.

• Working together as part of a harmonious community
• An understanding of how the contribution of individual experiences, points of view and skills can make us stronger together.
• Learning about and valuing each other
• Helping each other
• Collaborating to achieve shared outcomes and goals
• Taking pride in our class and school community
• Celebrating the achievements of others as well as ourselves

Our vision is to create a unified learning community which inspires all involved to make a difference.

• Working together as part of a harmonious community
• An understanding of how the contribution of individual experiences, points of view and skills can make us stronger together.
• Learning about and valuing each other
• Helping each other
• Collaborating to achieve shared outcomes and goals
• Taking pride in our class and school community
• Celebrating the achievements of others as well as ourselves

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Learn About Our Team

Pamela Ainsworth

Headteacher Canterbury Milton

Lindsay Gale

Headteacher San Lorenzo - Primary

Pedro Tomás

Headteacher San Lorenzo Secondary - Sixth Form

Wendy Edwards

Headteacher Maspalomas