|End of the vocational week – Year 12
By Marlen Figueroa, vocational counsellor
From May 25th to 29th Year 12 pupils had their vocational week with different activities that help them build “My life project” and help them with their vocational choices.
Part of these activities was a series of motivational thematic talks where the objective was for pupils to become aware of the dynamic nature of vocational guidance throughout their lives. We received María de los Ángeles Undurraga, an old girl and executive director of “Mujeres del Pacífico”; Kenneth Gent from “Momento cero” consultancy firm; and Francisco Covarrubias, dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Mr Covarrubias discussed the characteristics that professionals should have in a globalised world.
For the second consecutive year pupils took part in “A morning in my future”, where they spent time with professionals from their area of interest, and where they visited all the campuses of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Pupils also participated in the “My life IV project” activity, where they reflected on their future life, and on death. Self-understanding was encouraged through a retrospective look at their own history and at the same time opportunities were offered for identifying their vocation.
We would like to thank parents, old girls and boys, and Craighouse School friends for their cooperation in making this week once again a complete success. We hope we can continue providing elements that favour the construction of “My life project” for our pupils so that they can make responsible and informed professional choices.
|Music Department adds violins to the Primary Section
By Francisco Carvajal, head of the Music Department
A new programme from the Music Department is in place as from April 15th: learning to play the violin as a basic instrument for the symphonic orchestra for pupils in Years 1 and 2.
This programme seeks to stimulate and explore the early development of musical skills such as language, rhythm, identification of heights, fine motor skills and musical appreciation.
During this stage, the study of music in general and the violin in particular has huge benefits in terms of artistic and academic performance, as well as human development, promoting the personal and social values described in our Educational Project: effort, respect, responsibility, honesty, tolerance, solidarity, justice, and friendship.
Our pupils also have the possibility of progressively developing concentration, perseverance, patience, self-esteem and self-knowledge, and they improve communicational skills with their peers.
Our students’ progression encourage us to continue growing in terms of ideas and projections towards creating the goal of the Craighouse School orchestra.
|Pupils begin trip to Florida Day School
On Wednesday 17th June began the sports-cultural trip to Florida Day School in Buenos Aires. In charge of this delegation is Mr Pablo Salvador. Together with teachers of Drama and Physical Education & Sports, Mr Salvador will accompany our pupils in their hockey and rugby matches, and their drama presentations.
This trip is now a tradition in Year 6, and it is the first of many tours that the school organises for its students. It is a huge contribution to their emotional and social development, and it becomes a very important experience in their lives.
|Middle Section pupil takes part in art exhibition for the first time
At only 12 years old, Arturo Figueroa from Year 6 A participated in his first art exhibition. “De la raíz a lo alto” is the name of this collective sample being shown at Parque Bicentenario.
Arturo is part of the RBK ART workshop, where he has shown tremendous progress in the development of new techniques, while learning how to express himself through painting.
Congratulations to Arturo for this important milestone.
|Remember: you are an example for your kids
Going back to the campaign organised by the Parents’ Association, “You are their example”, we invite you to remember this premise at all times.
In each action, in each attitude, in everything we do, we are teaching our children how they should conduct their lives.
When you respect the car queue, you are teaching your children that you must also respect, for example, your place in the lunch line. If you drive you car while on restriction, you are telling them that it is okay to break the rules.
If we respect others, we can expect them to respect us.
|Workshop: “Inquiry in the MYP”
From June 8th to 10th staff attended the workshop “Inquiry in the MYP”, led by Argentine teacher Mr Alejandro Elia, a lecturer certified by the International Baccalaureate.
In this workshop, he gave an in-depth discussion on the MYP educational framework and how to give participants the opportunity to use and assess a wide range of inquiry models found in modern constructivist classrooms, which can be perfectly adapted to the MYP. Participants were able to further explore these models in the context of their own school environments, teaching styles and ways of implementing the curriculum.
|Culture tip: Pablo Neruda’s “La Chascona”
At the side of Cerro San Cristóbal we find one of the houses belonging to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. “La Chascona”, a name that reminded him of his wife Matilde Urrutia’s red hair, this house-museum invites visitors to walk around the different intimate spaces that the poet liked to create in his homes.
Among the collections of this museum we find an interesting art gallery showcasing works by Chilean and foreign artists of all times. You will also see a collection of African wooden carvings and another of furniture and other objects by designer Piero Fornasetti.
Source: Fundación Neruda
Tickets: general: $5,000 / students: $2,000
Open from Tuesday to Sunday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fernando Márquez de la Plata 0192 – Barrio Bellavista