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

• 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.

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)


● 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.


● 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 )


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)


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.


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

Telephone: 828 113 023



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!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! The Year 1 children have been celebrating the start of the Year of the Rabbit as part of their topic on China. They dressed up in red, ate their snacks with chopsticks and did lots of Chinese style art and craft activities. It is fun learning about other countries and cultures!

Class of 2022 Destinations

Excellent A Level results last year laid the foundations of ascension for the Class of 2022 to a diverse range of institutions around the world, where they are continuing their higher education journey.

Thanks to these internationally recognized qualifications, Canterbury School graduates are well equipped to embark on higher education studies either in Spanish at national institutions, or indeed around the world, where the language of instruction is English.

As far as destinations are concerned, Spain is still a very popular choice with Canterbury School students, and The Netherlands has also become a tremendously popular destination due to the fact that the universities offer a wide range of degree courses taught in English and the universities are highly regarded in world rankings. Other international destinations chosen by our most recent graduates are England, Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada and Switzerland.

Many congratulations to all these former students and to our dedicated, highly professional staff team. We wish them all the greatest of fortune and look forward to meeting again in the future. A full list of final destinations can be seen below.

For any further information, please contact our Head of VI Form, Mr David O’Kane:

Animación (en inglés)Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital
Economía (bilingüe)Universidad CEU San Pablo
DerechoUniversidad CEU San Pablo
Economía e Ingeniería MatemáticaCUNEF Universidad
Law with International RelationsCUNEF Universidad
Dirección Hotelera Global y Empresas TurísticasLes Roches Marbella
BusinessCanary Islands Business School
ArquitecturaUniversidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
MagisterioUniversidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del DeporteUniversidad Alfonso X el Sabio
Protocolo y Organización de EventosUniversidad del Atlántico Medio
Diseño de VideojuegosUniversidad del Atlántico Medio
GastronomíaUniversidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
Derecho y Relaciones Internacionales bilingüeUniversidad de Deusto
Creación, Administración y Dirección de Empresas + PsicologíaUniversidad Nebrija
PeriodismoUniversidad de Valladolid
Náutica y Transporte MarítimoUniversidad del País Vasco
Administración y Dirección de Empresas (en inglés)Universidad Europea de Madrid
OdontologíaUniversidad Fernando Pessoa-Canarias
PsicologíaUniversidad Fernando Pessoa-Canarias
Nutrición Humana y DietéticaUniversidad Fernando Pessoa-Canarias
EnfermeríaUniversidad Fernando Pessoa-Canarias
The Netherlands
Creative Media and Game TechnologiesBreda University of Applied Sciences
Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of Technology
Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of Technology
Economics and Business EconomicsErasmus University Rotterdam
PsychologyErasmus University Rotterdam
International BusinessHanze University of Applied Sciences
International BusinessHanze University of Applied Sciences
International BusinessHanze University of Applied Sciences
International BusinessHanze University of Applied Sciences
International BusinessHanze University of Applied Sciences
International BusinessHanze University of Applied Sciences
Life SciencesHanze University of Applied Sciences
PsychologyLeiden University
International BusinessRotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Business AdministrationUniversity of Amsterdam
International BusinessUniversity of Groningen
Technical Computer ScienceUniversity of Twente
Technical Computer ScienceUniversity of Twente
Computer ScienceUniversity of Birmingham
ZoologyUniversity of Cumbria
Computer Science with an Integrated Foundation YearUniversity of Manchester
Business and ManagementUniversity of Portsmouth
Sport and Exercise PsychologyUniversity of Portsmouth
BiologyWorcester University
International BusinessYork St John University
Biomedical ScienceEdinburgh Napier University
Food, Nutrition and Human HealthRobert Gordon University Aberdeen
Computer Science and Software EngineeringMaynooth University
Computer ScienceMaynooth University
Interior Architecture & DesignAcademy of Art University San Francisco
Kinesiology and Applied HealthThe University of Winnipeg
Business AdministrationAmerican Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland