On Tuesday November 20, the Colegio San Patricio of El Soto de La Moraleja - Madrid, was visited by the new Irish ambassador Miss Sile Maguire.
The Colegio San Patricio, which started its career in the street Serrano 200 in Madrid in 1958, owes its name to the intention of its creators to found a Catholic school and get an early learning of the English language through teachers Irish natives. Saint Patrick being the patron saint of Ireland and also of the school, the links of the San Patricio Institution with the Irish Embassy have always been fluid and cordial.
The new incorporation of Miss Sile Maguire as ambassador of Ireland, has been a fantastic opportunity for the school to teach its facilities and its educational project. The ambassador had the opportunity to share some words with a representation of the Irish professors currently active in the school, corresponding to the four San Patricio centers (Madrid and Toledo).
In the assembly hall of the center, the presentation of the school, structure, values and objectives was subsequently carried out, which preceded the exhibition by students of the International School San Patricio Toledo, who showed their experience in the international residence of new creation, which currently has students from multiple nationalities (Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, Brazil, China, etc.). Finally, two students from the El Soto center presented the IB (International Baccalaureate) educational model, reflecting this educational model as a reference for an open, collaborative and independent education that allows students to develop, not only their academic skills, but also all those subjects that form them, as the mission of St. Patrick says, as men and women of good, prepared for the society that they live.
As a culmination to the visit, the students from the center of El Soto made a guided visit to the ambassador, which allowed her to see the facilities of the center and its activity on any day of classes.
We are very pleased to have had the honor of receiving the visit of the highest representative of Ireland in Spain at the diplomatic level and we hope to be able to show you our Toledo center shortly.
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GOOGLE CHOOSES SAN PATRICIO TO PRESENT IN SPAIN ITS EDUCATIONAL BET
On Wednesday October 25 the Colegio San Patricio of El Soto de La Moraleja - Madrid has been the scene of the day 'Fueling the Future' organized by Google for Education Europe, in which more than 90 professionals mainly management teams, teachers and managers ICT departments of various educational institutions and different regions, have gathered at this event organized for the first time in Spain and has been inaugurated by Marc Sanz López, head of Google for Education Europe, who explained his methodology and powerful tools which Google offers to apply technology in the classroom.
Colegio San Patricio has been chosen by Google, as a reference for other educational centers, having achieved the implementation and integration of Google for Education tools in the teaching - learning process and in the organization of the Institution itself.
Antonio Navarro Diaz, Director of Systems of Institución San Patricio was responsible for exposing attendees the innovative experience of implementing and using Google tools directly related to the educational model and the Strategic Plan of the school, used both by students as well as the people who are part of the Institution.
In 'Driving the future' have also addressed interesting topics such as security and privacy and a practical workshop has been held with Chromebooks in which they have shown the new features that offer great possibilities to improve the student's learning experience
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International Exchange Student Program
As part of the International Exchange Student Program promoted by Colegio San Patricio, two groups of students from England and India visited us in October, a group of 19 students and 2 teachers from Saint Dominic 'College s School - South Staffordshire in UK and another group of 10 students, two teachers and their director from Amity International School - New Delhi (India).
Twelve of the students of Saint Dominic's School, have attended class in the center of El Soto (Madrid) and have been housed in Spanish families of students of the school of Madrid, 5 students have attended class at the International School San Patricio Toledo, staying in Spanish families of students of the school of Toledo and finally, 2 of the students have stayed directly in our boarding school.
Throughout their stay, the members of this exchange group have enjoyed a few days of immersion in language and culture, making visits and living with our students.
The students who have lodged the English students in their houses during these days, will also travel to England, to enjoy the same experience lodging in the homes of the English families of the students received, as well as to attend the classes at Saint Dominic's School.
On the other hand, students from the Amity International School in New Delhi have stayed completely in the residence of the school together with the rest of international students who make up the same and have participated in the classes and activities with our students, cultural to Madrid and Toledo and enjoyed our culture.
As a final culmination to this wonderful visit, they have enjoyed a reception in the Embassy of their country in which they have received the Hon. Ambassador, Mr. D B Venkatesh Varma, who has spoken to you in a close manner about the approach of cultures.
It has been a great experience and educational journey of the most enriching, in which our boys have learned from the students of Amity and in turn have made great friends with whom they will have the opportunity to continue enjoying, this time, in their country.
Award ceremony of the Harvard Prize Book to Marta Lorenzo, 4º ESO student of the Colegio San Patricio
Last September 14th, the Harvard Prize Book was awarded by the Harvard Club Spain in our facilities in San Patricio de El Soto, an award that allows the selected students to obtain from the Fullbright Foundation all the support, push, support and motivation during the selection process and access to the oldest US University, including personalized tutoring.
Mr. Iván Poza, President of the Harvard Club Spain has awarded this prestigious prize to Marta Lorenzo (4th year student of ESO of Colegio San Patricio). This prize is aimed at selected students, not only for academic excellence, also for those who demonstrate a global interest in development.
Harvard University receives around 40,000 annual applications, of which approximately 5% access, candidates that in the words of Ivan himself, "are students very similar to Marta."
Marta, wanted to thank the school and of course, the Harvard Club Spain saying: "I want to make the best of this, it is an incredible opportunity that I thank you very much, I am really happy."
In turn, Borja Aguilar, Director of the San Patricio Foundation, comments on the award given to Marta: "We are very happy, the important thing is that you take advantage of this experience with joy and constancy, the goal is not what is important. From the Foundation, we will accompany you in everything you need. "
Jaime Úbeda, Director of the center of El Soto told us: "when we were deciding the student's choice, we found many bright profiles, but we considered that was not everything, and Marta's profile encompassed everything we were looking for"
From Institución San Patricio we want to congratulate Marta and her family, as well as her teachers and all those who have made it possible for our student to enjoy this great prize.