We celebrate the Chinese New Year

Our secondary students will be celebrating the Chinese New Year next Friday 31st January. To mark the occasion our students will be carrying out different activities such as: Chinese calligraphy, decoration with typical Chinese motifs, they will sing Chinese songs and they will even eat fortune cookies!


Jornadas GrOC

El próximo jueves 30 y el viernes 31 de enero tendrán lugar en Europa International School las Jornadas GrOC.

GrOC (Gramática Orientada a las Competencias) es una iniciativa que, con el asesoramiento de profesores expertos y con el respaldo académico universitario de los ámbitos de la gramática y de la pedagogía, pretende favorecer e impulsar propuestas de trabajo orientadas a mejorar la práctica en el aula relacionada con las asignaturas de lengua y la enseñanza de gramática en la educación secundaria.


Para más información: Jornadas_GrOC_CAST


This week, two group of Europa International School students are participating in the Model United Nations Conferences.
We have one team of delegates, made up of Secondary and Baccalaureate students, is taking part in the PAMUN in the UNESCO Building in Paris, and the other one, made up of ESO 4 students, is at the Barcelona Model United Nations in the HCC Montblanc Hotel in Barcelona.

The preparation and hard work that goes in to these conferences is considerable and they are doing themselves and the school proud.


Last Friday 22nd of November, Europa International School students celebrated the Day of Music by playing their favourite instrument and sharing that moment with the rest of their classmates, teachers and relatives.

Throughout the day many different performances took place in the School hall and in the theatre: instrumental performances (solos and groups), original compositions created by our students, dance performances and we even had a rockband…many different ways to enjoy such a wonderful art.




Last Friday 25th of October our school hosted the 6th edition of the BMUN conference, a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the UN agenda. It was a very enriching opportunity for our students to walk in the shoes of a diplomat for a day, and practice their negotiation and persuasion skills defending the interests of their country, from Russia to Australia, Iraq or the Republic of the Congo; together with 43 students from the American School Barcelona and 15 from St. Paul’s School.




The Europa International School students from ESO 1 C received the long-awaited visit from their exchange partners from Cardiff last October 22nd to 29th. Together with The Cathedral School students, they enjoyed some great activities such as the visit to the Sagrada Familia or some fun Spanish dance classes. They all had a great time! Next time the exchange partners will meet will be in March, but this time the Cathedral School students will be the hosts. Cardiff, see you soon!




The second stage of the selection process for the Primary 5 and 6 students who will be travelling to Berlin to participate in the “European Council of International Schools’ Under Twelves Maths Quest” took place last Thursday 24th of October. The test consisted on 23 questions that the students, the 44 who had passed the first stage of the process, had to answer in 45 minutes. Congratulations!

The Math Quest, which will take place this year on the the 4th, 5th and 6th of April, is a competition organized by the ECIS (European Council of International Schools) of which Europa International School is a proud member. Students from several countries take part in the competition every year and they carry out different mathematical activities: individual and team questions, a construction challenge and a mathematical gymkhana around the city. The Math Quest is a competition for under 12 year olds, and the participants are the most gifted in mathematics of each school. Even if the level is high, the main aim of the competition is to foster motivation and enjoyment for mathematics by means of an intercultural experience that promotes the interrelation among participants.


Good luck everyone!




The “ISSA Boys’ Soccer Tournament” took place from October 30th to November 2nd 2013, coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the ISSA (International Schools Sports Association).

Accompanied by Mr. Ben Millard (assistant) and Sergi Arana (coach), 13 ESO and Baccalaureate students fought to achieve the best result possible. However, and not to serve as an excuse, the bad weather conditions, the state of the pitch and the fact that it was not made of Astroturf but real grass caused our players, not used to these circumstances, to lose some of the games they played.

The trip was a huge success! Our students, despite finishing in 8th place, behind the International School London; enjoyed their time in the UK and shared great moments with the rest of the international schools. They made new friends, lived a lot of great experiences and felt at home with the host families from Southbank.

Finally, the winner was the American School Madrid after beating Southbank International School and the third place was for ACS Egham.

Congratulations to our boys! We are sure that next year, more experienced and wiser, we will be able to set even higher goals.