21st-century students do not learn in the same way, nor do they need the same skills and abilities, as those of 100 years ago. At St PETER’S we go one step beyond. Our intention is to change the pedagogical paradigm completely and to prepare people capable of facing the challenges of the present and the future with optimism, leadership capability, critical spirit, creativity, adaptability, and communication skills.
For this reason, we have developed our own method adapted to the needs of the 21st century: exponential learning. This method allows us to foster a passion for learning in our students and equip them with the skills and abilities necessary to meet the current and future needs of society and each of its members.
Factuflness refers to the use of data and evidence to analyse knowledge critically and without being alarmist. It is one of our strategic pillars when designing our entire curriculum, and helps our students learn to discern between the fact and the fake, the relevant and the shallow, and become critical thinkers who are able to ask questions with clarity, to be well-informed, to evaluate and interpret information, and to argue their judgments and opinions.
We believe that science and technology are key to our students’ ability to find appropriate solutions to human needs and successfully meet the challenges of the future. Each year we incorporate subjects with some of the latest scientific and technological advances, connecting the classroom with the real world and helping our students discover potential pathways and careers.
Our Lab 06 is the first scientific lab in Cataluña designed for children aged 1 to 6 years old. Designed with the guide of Universidad de Manresa and Montserrat Pedreira, Ph.D. in Education, and founder of the Lab 0-6 in their university. St Peter’s Lab 06 is equipped with all the scientific equipment ready for children to explore and practice science. In total, there are 13 spaces with all the necessary equipment.
Blockchain technology is one of the innovations that will have a strong impact on future society, especially in the economic-financial sphere, but also in many other areas.
The development of artificial intelligence is already influencing many fields of knowledge, and its impact in the future will be even greater. Several units of inquiry include the latest developments in this technology, including an interdisciplinary unit in Year 6. This unit has been awarded for its STEM Innovation Teaching Practices, by Patronat Politècnica-Universitat de Girona.
In Primary, several units of inquiry are designed to introduce forensic science and the scientific method to our pupils.
Both in Primary and Middle Years, our students investigate the concept of Smart Cities and propose improvements to make cities more efficient and sustainable.
St PETER’S students participate in the Spanish, Catalan, and European editions of the Model European Parliament. This educational program aims to promote awareness of European citizenship and the culture of constructive parliamentary debate, where they have the opportunity to research different current European issues, give their opinion, present proposals, and become parliamentarians for a few days. St PETER’S is the home of MEP Catalonia.
This edition of Model United Nations places participating students from different countries in the hypothetical scenario of 2030. As delegates of the United Nations, they must find peaceful solutions to the challenges presented at the conference.
Public speaking promotes confidence, critical thinking, and cultural understanding. This is why our students participate in the 4 Voices public speaking competition, amongst others.
Year 9 and 10 pupils take part in Ted-Ed Students Talks as part of their Community Project. Through this programme we help them discover, explore and present great ideas in the format of short, TED-style talks.
Our students participate in the English and Spanish debate leagues of the Association of Private and Independent Schools, CICAE. In this activity, students debate on a current issue and have to prepare arguments for and against it.
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