Differentiated projects

Quality learning standards

Colégio da Beloura invests in the global development of students, providing them with a variety of high-quality learning experiences as well as differentiated projects, promoting family participation.

Forest School

At Colégio da Beloura, our students benefit from Forest School approach, which aims at the holistic development of the child, providing a space for practical experimentation for children to boost their skills and abilities, such as: confidence, creativity, risk management and autonomy.
In the forest, the child learns to manage the use of tools, build shelters and explore natural spaces. In addition to all the learning acquired, principles of mutual help, respect for others and the environment, resilience and problem solving are developed. These activities also help to improve physical endurance and strengthen the immune system.

SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOPS

With the guidance of teacher, biologist and environmental educator Rute Candeias, Primary School students develop activities in the area of science and the environment, including classes, projects and field trips, always through practical methodologies and interaction with natural elements.
In the Workshops we intend to encourage habits of participation and citizenship in our students, and we search for solutions to improve quality of life both at school and in the community. We want to raise awareness and form citizens who actively contribute to a balance in the human-nature relationship.
Colégio da Beloura aims to be a space of sustainable education, assuming good practices in respect for environmental values and in the preservation of the environment.

To be Healthy

The To Be Healthy Project aims to promote healthier and more sustainable eating habits and practices. In partnership with nutritionist Mariana Bessa, from Nutrir – Consulting in Food and Nutrition, Project To Be invests in the food education of its students and in the training of employees.
To Be Healthy includes:

  • Review and diversification of menus (varied, balanced and complete menus, with natural foods and essential nutrients, and lacto-ovo vegetarian option);
  • Training of the College’s human resources (kitchen staff, to train and improve the methods of preparing the menus, and teachers, who will continue the food education project with the students);
  • Food education sessions with students;
  • Workshops with families.

We believe that, through this transversal project that involves employees, students and families, we are contributing to the well-being of our educational community and to the sustainability of the planet. We contribute to healthier child development by introducing more fresh fruit and vegetables, reducing meat consumption and reducing the use of refined sugars and salt in our menus.

CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATION

At Colégio da Beloura we believe English language acquisition is an essential resource in adapting to a globalized world. We invest in early exposure to the English language – in the stages of nursery, preschool and primary school.
Our students can benefit from integrated English language learning: through an informal immersive context – where language is naturally present throughout their daily routines – as well as in formal academic moments – lessons.

We are a Cambridge certified entity – Cambridge Educational Partner – , taking advantage of various benefits to all the educational community and ensuring excellence in the teaching and learning of the English language.

Our ESL courses are based on Cambridge University curriculum, resources and certifications. We are a Cambridge University Press | Educational Partner and Cambridge Preparation Centre for English Qualifications.

Throughout their academic life, our students are prepared for Cambridge exams, namely for Young Learners English Tests (YLE). YLE are designed for children aged 6 to 12. They are subdivided into three exams that certify different levels of English (Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers) in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students are able to take the exams in Beloura’s premises or in another Project to Be school.

To be parent

Project To Be encourages a familial and affective environment in their schools, regarding parents’ participation as a central element of the educational processes, valuing openness and cooperation within the school community.

According to To Be values, informative sessions open to parents and thematic sessions of parental education will be held.

Be Blue Project

Project To Be has adopted “Ocean Protection” as the main social impact theme to be transversally worked in all To Be schools during the school biennium of 2020/21 and 2021/22.

The objective of Be Blue | Project To Be for a bluer ocean and a greener planet is to encourage an active participation of students, educational communities and local communities of the four schools: Colégio da Beloura, Colégio Catarina de Bragança and Colégio Papião.

In order to raise awareness and contribute to a change of behaviour and attitude towards ocean protection, a variety of scientific-pedagogical, field and artistic activities will be developed in schools and in public places of the community.

Colégio de Beloura acknowledges the urgency of adopting behaviours and attitudes that maintain a positive social impact and contribute to the social and environmental development of communities.

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