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St George's College Quilmes

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CurriculumsIB and Argentinian
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.

Address: Guido 800 CP (1878), Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Number of students

During 2018, 890 students were enrolled for the next academic school year (day students and boarders).

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Argentine, Korean, Chinese, English, Colombian and Brazilian amongst others. Our boarding programme enables us to have a variety of nationalities represented at our school.

Most common nationality

The most common nationality is Argentine.

Ratio of local students to international students

10 % of our students are foreign nationals whilst 90% are Argentine.

Max. number of students per class

College: 3 divisions with 24 students each one.
Prep School: 3 divisions with 20 students each one.
Kindergarten: 3 divisions in K3 (5 year olds’) and 2 divisions in K2 & K1 (4 and 3 years olds’) with 20 students each one.

Average number of students per class

College: 22 students in each class.
Prep School: 20 students in each class.
Kindergarten: 20 students in each class.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Classes in Kindergarten & Prep School have two full time teachers - one for English and one for Spanish which covers our bilingual programme requirements.

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

The majority are native speakers in their language of instruction (English & Spanish). However, we have a mixture of External Examinations and National Curriculum, so many teachers rely on bilingual skills as the IGCSEs are examined only in English, but the IB has the opportunity for students to select the language of examination and we do our very best to accommodate these needs.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes - there are methods of support for students who are not fluent in any of our languages of instruction (English and Spanish). Our international students with limited Spanish have separate timetabled classes in that language. For non-English speakers we have in-class support as well. A specialist teacher works with students at a more beginner and introductory level who need greater support.
There is a Learning Support Centre with two full time specialists who coordinate the process and support the access to all aspects of the Curriculum.
The Prep School has an Educational Guidance Team that, together with teachers, plan special classes for students with specific needs in any of the languages.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French is introduced in the Prep School as a weekly workshop and can be completed upto IGCSE level.

Use of technology in the classroom

There is a BYOD (bring your own device) policy as student laptops are a requirement within College, and ipads are commonly used in most lessons in Prep. Collaborative networks such as Google Classroom are very common in most subjects. Students have access to different applications required by the school at the beginning of each academic year in their electronic devices. Whiteboards form part of classroom’s technological equipment.
ManageBac Platform is also used, which is the leading planning, assessment and reporting platform for IB PYP, MYP and diploma schools.
Kindergarten students use ipads and an interactive table in their learning process.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, when appropriate.

Approximate hours of homework given

We stagger it to try to ensure it is an achievable amount as we recognise that our school ends at 4:35 pm and then the students are heavily involved in after school activities including sport, creatives and academics.

Uniform required

Yes they are. Uniforms are purchased in the School’s shop located on Campus.

Waiting list

Yes, in most of the Kindergarten and Primary School groups.

Entry evaluation for students

All candidates have to undertake the School’s levelling entrance examination and a personal interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Oral & Written entrance levelling examinations (Spanish, English & Maths) help determine students appropriate academic setting.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline regarding registration for a new academic year. Each case is considered individually and on places available.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98% of our 2018 graduates are attending higher educational institutions.
Last five years average: 95%.

External examinations or assessments available

Primary School:
Cambridge Preliminary Exams also known as Preliminary English Test (PET).
Cambridge English Key Exam also known as KET (Cambridge Key English Test).

Secondary School:
IGCSE: International General Certificate of Secondary Education.
International Baccalaureate IB Diploma.

Results in these examinations

KET & PET Exams:
Pass rate: 99%.

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education):
A* to C grades:
2014: 74%.
2015: 69%.
2016: 73%.
2017: 70%.
2018: 79%.

International Baccalaureate IB Diploma:
Pass rate (Diploma awarded):
2014: 71%.
2015: 85%.
2016. 75%.
2017: 80%.
2018: 77%.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

St George’s College is a lay school with optional religious instruction available for students.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Yes, we have an extensive network of buses bringing students to our campus from different parts of the city each day. This is contracted by the parents.

School bus service available

Yes, there is an extensive network of buses bringing students to our campus from different parts of the city each day. This is contracted by the parents.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a learning support department who work with our students with needs. They are involved with all aspects of the students learning.

Learning support offered

Involved with the following: admissions interview process, creation of support mechanisms and sharing of details of strategies to support, working with the access arrangements for assessments. Regular meetings with the students and parents to review and update the school records and strategies of support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Apart from differentiated lessons, which implies tailor teaching and learning to meet students needs, there are many opportunities for all students to participate and progress, not just the G & T. We also have had much successes in events such as Chemistry and Maths Olympiads.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.

School start time

Kindergarten: 8 am
Prep School: 8 am
College: 8 am
Boarders live on Campus on a full, weekly or flexi basis.

School finish time

Kindergarten: 3 pm
Prep School: 4.35pm
College: 4.35pm

Supervised care before/after school

Only in the case of boarding students.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Saturday Sports Club (Prep and College): Rugby & Hockey.
Co Curricular Workshops (Kindergarten): Musical Instruments, Games & Football-Yoga.
Others: Swimming & Cricket.

School provided lunches

Yes.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes.

Sports activities included

At St George's Physical Education and Sports are understood as fundamental components in the comprehensive education of students.

Annual Sports Programme
February – March
Swimming
Fitness

April – July
Boys: Rugby
College: Optional-Basket
Girls: Hockey
College: Optional-Handball

August – September – October
Athletics

October – November – December
Boys: Football – Cricket – Diving
Girls: Football – Cricket – Diving

Sports facilities at the school

5 Rugby Pitches
5 Hockey Pitches (1 synthetic hockey field, 4 grass hockey fields)
5 Football Pitches
2 Cricket Pitches
4 Cricket Nets
4 Tennis Courts
1 Handball Court
3 Basketball Courts
1 Volleyball Grass Court
1 Fitness Indoor Gymnasiums which includes weights
1 Aerobics-room
1 400 m. Athletics Track
2 Shot Put Areas
1 Discus Area
3 High Jump Mats
3 Long Jump Pits
1 Pole Vault Pit
2 Swimming Pools (1 covered and climatized and 1 outdoor)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, the organization of internal events, Inter-houses and Inter-schools in a local, national or international scale are part of the school’s sports programme.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our learners community profile makes of St George’s College an international educational environment were the responsibility of learning, health care and well-being is shared by all its members.

Teaching approach of the school

The School offers a bilingual curriculum based on a trans-disciplinary learning and impulsed by concepts, with a simultaneous articulation between theory and practice.
St George’s College is a Student Centred School that broadly encompasses methods of teaching that shift the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. Student-centered learning aims to develop learner autonomy and independence by putting the responsibility for learning in the hands of students. It believes that engaged learning happens best when the lives, interests, knowledge, bodies and energies of the students are at the centre of the learning environment. Student-centered instruction focuses on skills and practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem-solving.

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