Prof. María Eugenia Alonso
Primary Headmistress English Section
Prof. Mónica Piccini
Prof. Florencia Passone
Primary Spanish Section
Book Fair – A week devoted to reading
Every year, the Language Department dedicates the Book Fair week to a series of activities oriented to foster the habit of reading in our students. The proposal stimulates the children to approach literature through a variety of activities that allow them to discover and recreate the wonderful world of ideas offered by books.
Several authors have accompanied us on different occasions. In addition, the children have the chance to visit the Book Fair with their parents to browse and buy books by new authors, both in Spanish and in English.
We can thus assert that on this tour, which brings readers and writers together, each page in each story confirms that reading is worthwhile, and that becoming a reader is worthwhile.
Twice a year, the school invites all parents to an individual conference with their children’s grade teachers during which they can talk about the evolution and performance of their sons and daughters in every area and receive detailed information about the various aspects of the evolution and work produced during the term.
Interhouse Competitions are held in the classrooms with the purpose of promoting the acquisition of knowledge through games and recreational activities.
In this way, learning tables and verbs, doing mental arithmetic and playing word games encourage recreational and dynamic learning that takes on a new significance through the concept of play.
Our institution is noted for being a large family within which celebrations are good opportunities for getting together. Grandparents’ Day or the visit of a special guest, Easter, Children’s Day, Spring Day and Halloween, among others, are occasions for open-door celebrations at St. Martin’s.
As an expression of our commitment to a comprehensive education of the human being, we developed this Project, conceived and designed to strengthen in our students the link of empathy between peers, the tolerance toward the differences that are hard to accept and respect in others. We thus hope to help create people whose positive attitudes allow them to interact within their respective peer-groups.
Each year, towards the end of October, and for ten days, the Sixth and Seventh graders set out on their Field Trip to Carihue. This occasion proposes a wealth of life and working experiences to the students while it fosters and enhances their comprehensive formation.
Outings: At different times of the year, every grade goes on school outings to address topics in the different learning areas, thus increasing the interest for research through direct experience by reinforcing knowledge already acquired and generating a new repository of instruction and expertise. Specialised teachers and expert guides accompany the children on these outings.