Whole School

Sporting Exchanges

For more than 30 years, The British Schools and the St. Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires have been sharing sporting exchanges.  These exchanges include Rugby, Hockey and Basketball matches for Senior students and Rugby and Hockey matches for Junior students in Form 6.

These activities not only provide an opportunity for students to strengthen existing bonds of friendship and build new ones, they also promote teamwork, values and fair play, and enhance personal growth as well as physical development.

The Food and Behaviour Experiment

 It’s common to joke about children being on a sugar high after a party, so all of us know –on some level– that food influences how children behave. But how many of us realise the extent to which our children’s day-to-day actions are shaped and moulded by the foods we feed them? An experiment on the effects of food on behaviour done by the British TV series, The Food Hospital, produced shocking results. Party food loaded with sugar, artificial colouring, and other additives has the power to turn your lovely, cooperative child into a badly behaved, physically aggressive youngster. Children in Britain aged 5 – 9 attended a party. They were split into two groups:

Group One: was fed healthy options such as apple slices, carrot sticks, sandwiches, hummus, etc. and was given water to drink.
Group Two: received the usual party fair: candy, potato chips, and soda (or as they say in the UK, sweets, crisps, and fizzy pop), all containing loads of sugar, artificial colouring, and other.

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The children’s ability to follow instruction, concentrate, and remember information was then measured as they played party games, and their actions were carefully recorded. You may be surprised by what they found. It wasn’t only how they behaved that was remarkably different. The healthy food group did “48% better in the games overall” – that’s a huge improvement in performance.

School ditches rules and loses bullies

School ditches rules and loses bullies. "The kids were motivated, busy and engaged. In my experience, the time children get into trouble is when they are not busy, motivated and engaged…”

Teacher Training and the School Day

ProfessionalGrowth New for 2014 - All academic investigations indicate that teacher quality is the leading factor in determining the quality of education offered. Accordingly, the School will take a number of half-days for teacher training and for meetings in 2014



School Infrastructure

In recent years the School has been involved in a series of construction projects designed to both renovate existing infrastructure and to create new learning spaces that are coherent with the needs of 21st century education. The Early Years Centre was completed in 2010 – and still draws attention to the light, airy and “transparent” environment created for young learners. In 2012 a second floor was added to the Eastern Wing of Junior. These specialist learning spaces (Science, IT, Art and Music) follow this theme of a more expansive and open education.

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