GENERAL INFORMATION

Name: COLEGIO PÚBLICO ES TORRENTET
Education levels: Nursery and primary school
Address: Carrer de Selva, 17 - 07369 Biniamar (Selva)
Phone and fax number: 971 51 47 28
Email address: cpestorrentet@educacio.caib.es
No. of students: 15 students
No. of teachers: 2 full-time teachers and 5 roving teachers
Services: Dining hall and out-of-school activities (computing and theatre)

C.P. ES TORRENTET … A BRIEF HISTORY

The school opened in the 1950s as a school for boys. It closed with the introduction of the EGB curriculum and reopened in the 1980s as a mixed multigrade school.

In the 92-93 course the schools was equipped with two classrooms. The current building was restored and equipped with another classroom and opened in 1999. Until then, the nursery school classroom occupied half of the old teacher’s house and the other half belonged to the municipal library.

The dining hall was built on municipal library and opened at the beginning of the present century. The roving teachers teach English, music and religion in the old nursery school classroom.

The building is divided into two symmetrical 50 square metre classrooms, one is used by the nursery school and the other by the primary school. However depending on the number of students the nursery school classroom is used by 1st and 2nd grade primary school students (nowadays it is used by 4 nursery school students and 4 primary school students). The facilities are modern and well maintained as they were built and underwent alterations in 1999.

The stundents are heterogeneous. It has the same variety than other state schools but in smaller proportions. At present the school has 15 students but in the last 15 years there were around 25 students.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF A SMALL SCHOOL

Since it has very few students, they can receive a more personalized education covering their needs and respecting their learning pace, although the reduced number of students hinders group dynamics. It is also more expensive to hire a coach for trips.

SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

We have been collaborating with the “Mallorca Recicla” programme (Mallorca recycles) for two years. We teach cooking workshops for all students. In addition, we have a wide range of complementary activities: we take part in the flag hoisting ceremony announcing the patron saint festival and the virgins and the lantern fiestas, in the parade of bigheads and devils during the eve of Sant Antoni and in the Carnival parade for children.



 

 


 

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