Formative Area

Together with the family, Craighouse School plays a central role in pupils’ education as well balanced people, contributing to their emotional, social and ethical development.

This very important objective is part of every pupil’s life at school and strongly promoted on a daily basis through Craighouse School values. In this way, we help our pupils to reflect on and internalise the role and responsibility they have with themselves and with the communities to which they belong.

Our school’s Formative Curriculum is implemented from Playgroup to Year 12 through the following strands: convivencia escolar and leadership, emotional development and sexuality, addiction prevention, support to learning and vocational guidance.

As part of the Formative educational proposal and in line with our philosophy of respect for diversity and open-mindedness, Craighouse School also offers religious education with lessons for the Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faiths and a strong emphasis on education for peace.

Formative Curriculum

Support to Learning
In this area, skills and basic contents are developed, in order to strengthen study habit and thus take preventive action in face of academic problems in our pupils.

Emotional Development and Sexuality
This area deals with issues such as respecting one’s body, emotional ties between men and women, and sexuality. Our methodology is based on reflection, a values-oriented perspective and a preventive approach in terms of health.

Addiction Prevention
This area develops skills for facing peer pressure regarding drug abuse, and also provides useful information. It focuses on self-care and decision-making.

Leadership and Convivencia Escolar
This area is also covered during the Form Period. Its objective is to develop a positive classroom and school atmosphere where all members of the community are respected, by choosing class representatives and organising teamwork. Pupils are expected to apply what they learn to their everyday lives.

Vocational Guidance
This area is worked on in Years 11 and 12. Its objective is to accompany pupils’ vocational exploration process and the setting up of a life project. Each of these areas constitutes a unit that is worked on in three to six sessions during the Form Period. By studying the contents included in these topics, pupils can develop skills and values.
 

Craighouse Values

Development of Values Craighouse School has defined nine values as the basis of its educational proposal, classified into personal values (respect, responsibility, honesty and effort) and social values (solidarity, friendship, tolerance, loyalty and justice).
We contribute to the development of values in various different ways: by monitoring the application of the formative curriculum, by coordinating work in the Formative Council and by discussing the subject in Educational Councils.
We also work with parents in workshops and meetings, according to the school life stages of their children.

Respect for diversity
Our Educational Project establishes and promotes respect for diversity and the different ways in which faith can be expressed. We firmly believe that respect for diversity contributes to the formative process of our community; therefore, we offer classes for different religious beliefs, as well as an alternative for those pupils whose families do not profess a specific faith.


The Craighouse School Educational Project also defines a profile for pupils who are socially active. Hence our community service activities are also designed by the Religion Department, promoting different pupil-oriented initiatives that combine faith and the practice of universal human values.

Staff

Director of the Formative Area

María Paz Saumann

Special Needs Teacher

Mrs Liliana Poblete

Mrs Paulina Ávila

Mrs Carolina del Pedregal

Mrs Valentina Onetto

Mrs Alejandra Bravo

Mrs María José Montané

Mrs Fernanda Pruzzo

Educational Psychologists

Mrs Loreto Urrutia

Mrs Constanza Rivera

Social Service & Experiential Learning

Mrs Consuelo Gutiérrez

Mrs Constanza Tike

Religion

Mrs Marcela Acuña

Mrs Rosa Zapata

Mrs Viviana León

Workshops

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Parent workshops

The parent workshops are an extension of the Formative Curriculum implemented with pupils in the classroom. They are voluntary and allow parents to share strategies, develop concrete activities for supporting children, and share relevant information about children’s stage of development stage.

Father/mother – son/daughter evenings

The father-son and mother-daughter evenings have become increasingly significant for the Craighouse School community. They create a favourable atmosphere for intimacy and conversation between mothers/fathers and sons/daughters, which offers them a moment of reflection in the middle of our hectic everyday life.

Psycho-social workshops

These workshops help pupils with learning difficulties or academic performance problems. They aim at Years 2 to 4. Prior to their incorporation, each child is assessed and their Form Teacher may suggest the need for a special workshop. A maximum of 10 children take part in each workshop, in differentiated levels.

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