Nobel International School Algarve organised an open night at its Lagos campus (previously known as the Espiche school) on May 24, hosted by the New Head of School, Mike Farrer. The event was open to all and more than 70 people attended.
After a short introduction, Mike Farrer presented the plans for the Lagos school, including revised fees “adapted to the local community”, fairs and events, partnerships and a dedicated webpage.
The Head of School believes the new strategy will allow the western Algarve establishment “to grow in student numbers and achieve its full potential”.
The Lagos campus, which has children aged from three to 11 (pre-school and primary), is already accepting new enrolments for the next school year and those who enroll by June 17 will be offered free Summer School (from July 4 to August 12).
The school, which has been established for over 30 years, is located in the rural location of Ferrel. It follows an international curriculum but “maintains the flexibility to adjust this to meet the needs of individuals”.
The pre-reception/reception class is bilingual whilst older children are taught in English. “We believe that if children are to flourish in Portugal it is important that they learn to speak Portuguese. Across the school, Portuguese, Music and PE are taught by subject specialist Portuguese teachers. All teachers speak both languages and children are encouraged to use both English and Portuguese in school,” said the school in a statement.
Three years ago it became part of the Nobel network of international schools, working closely with the Nobel Lagoa school and joining pupils there at sporting events, ski trips, camping holidays and school shows.