Infant Summer School 2024

The Infant Department is organising a summer school in Milton House, with classes in English (native teachers), sports, games, crafts, workshops, etc.

Registration: Open for both Canterbury School Students (Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Reception and Year 1) and outside students from 3-6 years of age (children born in 2018-2019-2020) and 2021-2022 born children who will be starting at our school in September 2024.

Dates: From 1st to 26th July (lunch included)

Hours: 8:30 to 15:30 (Monday to Friday)

SEE WHAT ACTIVITIES WE OFFER!

● English classes taught by native teachers.

● A whole range of exciting crafts, games, workshops and sports.

● Lunches are freshly cooked daily in our own school kitchen.

The aim of this Summer School is that children enjoy themselves as much as possible by learning English in an entertaining and fun way.

ACTIVITIES

● Creative activities: Painting, sticking, threading, cutting, modelling with plasticine and clay, drawing, colouring…

● Physical Development: going up, over, down and through obstacles, running, jumping, throwing, catching...

● Drama and music: singing, dancing, role play, drama…developing their creativity.

● Knowledge and understanding of the world: plants, animals, places, full, empty, changes, appear, disappear…

● Social Development: developing relationships with other children and adults, sharing, taking turns, being responsible and helping.

● Gardening Workshops

● Cooking Workshops

● Foam Party

● Sports Activities (each Tuesday and Thursday the children will have sports & basketball activities )

CLOTHING

Comfy T-shirt, shorts or tracksuit and trainers.

And inside their backpack (no trolley bags):
- A daily snack
- A change of clothes
- A hat
- A re-fillable bottle of water

All belongings must be marked with the child’s name.

On the days that we have a FOAM PARTY, each child should bring a bag with:
a swim suit, a pair of flip flops, towel, goggles and water toys.
Don’t forget to name all your clothes and toys!

TABLE OF PRICES (Lunch included)

Cash payments will be made at the main office, in San Lorenzo, by appointment (828 11 34 00).

REGISTRATION FORM

Canterbury Students - download files:
Presentation Summer School 2024
Enrolment Summer School 2024

Outside Students - download files:
Presentation Summer School 2024
Enrolment Summer School 2024
Registration Form Summer School 2024
Authorisations Summer School 2024

The Registration form should be handed in either to the office in Milton House or in San Lorenzo from 8th April onwards.

CONTACT

Address: Plaza Milton 3, 35005, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Telephone: 828 113 023

E-mail: milton@canterburyschool.com

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!


Y7 students visit the Food Bank of Las Palmas

In the first two weeks of October, our Year 7 students had the unique opportunity to visit the Food Bank of Las Palmas. This insightful journey was organised to familiarise our pupils with the core operations and characteristics of the food bank, including a detailed look into their storage facilities and logistics.

The trip was not just an educational experience; it was designed with a greater purpose. We aim to nurture a sense of social consciousness in our students from an early age. Through such endeavours, we hope to guide them towards making gradual commitments to suitable social actions throughout their lives.

The outing was received with overwhelming positivity. Our students were genuinely impressed by the unwavering dedication of the volunteers at the food bank. It offered them a tangible perspective on the destination of the food we gather each term at school and its distribution within the community. The trip was interactive, with many of our students keenly asking questions and soaking in the entire experience.

Their enthusiastic response and the newfound understanding of community-focused endeavours is a testament to the importance of such excursions. We firmly believe that these experiences will inspire our students to become conscious and proactive members of society in the future.


School Year 2023-2024

Dear parents and pupils: please see the relevant information for the academic year 2023/2024. We wish you all a lovely summer holiday!

1. Beginning of the School Year
2. School Calendar Las Palmas
2. School Calendar Maspalomas
3. School Fees
4. Primary Textbooks and School Supplies (San Lorenzo)
4. Primary Textbooks and School Supplies (Maspalomas)
4. Secondary Textbooks and School Supplies
5. Uniform

SUMMER HOURS
• The main school office in San Lorenzo is open from 9 am to 1 pm during the summer months (July and August).
• Milton department will be open from 9 am to 3.30 pm until 28th July.
• Maspalomas school office will be open from 9 am to 1 pm until the 7th July and from the 9th to 31st August.

FROG
Due to maintenance and preparations for the new academic year pupils will not be able to access the Frog platform during the month of August. They’ll be able to access their new class in September.


Our Secondary students' experiments achieve Flight Status in Astro Pi competition

Two teams of our Year 11 to Year 13 students progress to Phase 3 of the Astro Pi Mission Space Lab Challenge, using Python to develop experiments for Raspberry Pi hardware.

We are thrilled to announce that both of Canterbury School's Mission Space Lab teams have achieved Flight Status in the prestigious Astro Pi competition, organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. This exciting news means that the teams' experiments, which were developed using Python programming language, will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) and conducted by astronauts during April-May 2023.

Astro Pi is an ESA Education project that offers young people the amazing opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Raspberry Pi computers aboard the ISS. The competition consists of four phases: Design, Create, Deploy, and Analyse.

Comprising four students each from Years 11 to 13, our two teams have worked diligently on their respective experiments, focusing on the themes of Life on Earth. Their hard work and dedication have been rewarded with the opportunity to have their experiments run on the ISS, an exceptional achievement for all involved.

During the three-hour runtime, astronauts on the ISS will install the software and run the experiments, after which they will send the results back to the participating teams. This means that the students' Python code and the Raspberry Pi hardware must work autonomously to record and analyse data (photographs) throughout the duration of the experiment.

Team 1's experiment centres on identifying ideal locations for solar panel placement on Earth. By analysing images and location data combined with temperature, humidity, and wind information, the team aims to make informed decisions about the best locations for solar panel installation.

Team 2's experiment investigates the correlation between water quality and areas with different population densities and vegetation. Their experiment focuses on six main parameters: vegetation health, water temperature, water turbidity, water hardness, pH, and dissolved oxygen. They believe that these factors can provide a comprehensive understanding of water quality across the globe.

Upon completion of their experiments on the ISS, the teams will receive their data by the end of May 2023, allowing them to write their final reports and complete the last phase of the Mission Space Lab Challenge.
We are incredibly proud of our students' accomplishments in developing experiments and wish them the best of luck in the next stage of the Astro Pi competition. Stay tuned for further updates on their progress!

Once again, congratulations to both Canterbury School Mission Space Lab teams!


Infant Summer School 2023

The Infant Department is organising a summer school in Milton House, with classes in English (native teachers), sports, games, crafts, workshops, etc.

Registration: Open for both Canterbury School Students (Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Reception and Year 1) and outside students from 3-6 years of age (children born in 2017-2018-2019) and 2020-2021 born children who will be starting at our school in September 2023.

Dates: From 3rd to 28th July (lunch included)

Hours: 8:30 to 15:30 (Monday to Friday)

SEE WHAT ACTIVITIES WE OFFER!

● English classes taught by native teachers.

● A whole range of exciting crafts, games, workshops and sports.

● All the Covid-19 hygiene and safety measures necessary will be in place.

● Lunches are freshly cooked daily in our own school kitchen.

The aim of this Summer School is that children enjoy themselves as much as possible by learning English in an entertaining and fun way.

ACTIVITIES

● Creative activities: Painting, sticking, threading, cutting, modelling with plasticine and clay, drawing, colouring…

● Physical Development: going up, over, down and through obstacles, running, jumping, throwing, catching...

● Drama and music: singing, dancing, role play, drama…developing their creativity.

● Knowledge and understanding of the world: plants, animals, places, full, empty, changes, appear, disappear…

● Social Development: developing relationships with other children and adults, sharing, taking turns, being responsible and helping.

● Gardening Workshops

● Cooking Workshops

● Foam Party

● Sports Activities (each Tuesday and Thursday the children will have sports & basketball activities )

CLOTHING

Comfy T-shirt, shorts or tracksuit and trainers.

And inside their backpack (no trolley bags):
- A daily snack
- A change of clothes
- A hat
- A re-fillable bottle of water

All belongings must be marked with the child’s name.

On the days that there are FOAM PARTY, each child should bring a bag with
a swim suit, a pair of flip flops, towel, goggles and water toys.
Don’t forget to name all your clothes and toys!

TABLE OF PRICES (Lunch included)

REGISTRATION FORM

Canterbury Students - download files:
Presentation Summer School 2023
Enrolment Summer School 2023

Outside Students - download files:
Presentation Summer School 2023
Enrolment Summer School 2023
Registration Form Summer School 2023
Authorisations Summer School 2023

The Registration form should be handed in either to the office in Milton House or in San Lorenzo from 17th April onwards.

CONTACT

Address: Plaza Milton 3, 35005, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Telephone: 828 113 023

E-mail: milton@canterburyschool.com

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU!


Iván Peñate represents the Canary Islands at the National Olympiad in Informatics

We are thrilled to share the news that Iván Peñate Gómez, our talented Year 13 Computer Science student, represented the Canary Islands at the National Olympiad in Informatics held in Madrid this past weekend. Although he did not secure a winning position, he demonstrated great skill, enthusiasm, and camaraderie throughout the competition.

Iván thoroughly enjoyed the experience, making the most of the opportunity to connect with likeminded individuals from across the country. He engaged in fruitful discussions with other talented students, which allowed him to broaden his horizons and gain valuable insights into different approaches to problem-solving in computer science.

Iván's journey at the National Olympiad in Informatics is a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and learning. His experience in Madrid has not only enriched his knowledge but also sparked further interest in pursuing a career in computer science. We are confident that this is just the beginning of an exciting journey for Iván, and we look forward to supporting him in his future endeavours.

On behalf of our school community, we would like to congratulate Iván for his commendable performance at the national level and express our appreciation for the enthusiasm he brought to the competition. Keep up the fantastic work, Iván!


Year 12 Students Participate in Online Cybersecurity Workshop

A group of year 12 computer science students recently participated in an interactive online workshop focused on developing their digital competencies for safe and responsible internet use. The workshop was part of the Safer Internet Day 2023 program, which aimed to raise awareness about online safety and promote positive digital experiences.

Led by Rosa Liarte, an experienced teacher, the workshop focused on cybersecurity and how to configure devices for optimal safety, privacy, and well-being. Students learned about the various security and privacy options available on their devices and social media accounts, which allowed them to design a personalized digital experience that is secure, controlled, and safe. The workshop also included a practical activity for each student and a gamified dynamic that engaged all participants.

The workshop was organized by the Internet Safety for Kids (IS4K) channel, a specialized platform for minors, families, and educators, in collaboration with the National Institute of Educational Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF) and the National Institute of Cybersecurity (INCIBE).

Our students were impressed by the knowledge and expertise of the workshop facilitator and appreciated the opportunity to learn about online safety and digital well-being. They found the interactive activities engaging and were able to apply what they learned to their own digital experiences.

Overall, the workshop was a great success, and we are grateful to the organizers and facilitator for providing such a valuable learning opportunity for our students. We look forward to participating in future programs and workshops that promote safe and positive digital experiences for our students.


Our Computer Science Students Excel at the Canary Islands Olympiad in Informatics and Head to National Competition

Our Computer Science Students Excel at the Canary Islands Olympiad in Informatics and Head to National Competition

Congratulations to our four Computer Science students who have been tirelessly training in preparation for the Canary Islands Olympiad in Informatics. Their hard work paid off as they secured a spot in the top 5 in the competition. One of our students, Iván P, took home the top prize by scoring the maximum number of points in all of the programming tasks. This outstanding achievement has earned him the opportunity to represent the Canary Islands in the national competition taking place in March.

We are incredibly proud of our students for their dedication and determination. Their success is a testament to the power of hard work and perseverance. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these talented young individuals!

Well done to Pablo, Liliia, Cheng Kang and Iván on this outstanding achievement.


Olympic Athletes visit Canterbury School

Last week Year 5 had a great time learning about the Olympic Games and practising Olympic sports with two elite athletes: Elena López Benaches (Rhythmic Gymnastics) and Cesc Godoy (Triathlon). We were all inspired to try new sports and follow the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship. Many thanks to the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) for this wonderful initiative!


Codementum International Coding Competition

Our pupils from the Primary Department's Computing Club entered the Codementum International Coding Competition which took place in December. The competition brought together a total of 2,129 schools, 5,153 classes, 133 countries and 57,206 students. Canterbury School came 1st in Spain and 9th in the world! Well done Canterbury Coders!