Saturday, 18 December 2010

On 17th December my English class ( 9th B) made a tribute to Jonh Lennon. Like the lyrics says, we wish a better world, full of peace, solidariety and love.

I thank the dedication and enthusiasm of my students.

Friday, 17 December 2010

I wish all the students, teachers and staff a happy 2011.

I wish health ,peace, fraternity, and solidariety for the New Year.

Christmas message:

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

"Chaga and the Chocolate Factory" is the name of the short story we have studied in the English class, 9th grade.It describes the inhuman conditions young children have to face in the cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. Children are forced to work long hours, they are beaten and at night they are put in shacks.

The main character of the story is Chaga, a poor ten year old boy , who lives in Mali, Africa, with his six brothers and sisters. On day the Bicycle Man appeared and promised him a new life. He could work in the chocolate factory and earn enough money to buy a bicycle and take care of his family. But Chaga’s dreams and hopes became a nightmare. He was forced to work long hours, carrying heavy bags of cocoa beans, along the plantation.

Work done by Eduarda and Carla, 9th E

Sunday, 3 October 2010

World Music Day: 1st October

What would life be without music? The world would be a very quiet place. Music is in many ways the fabric of ourlives and the definition of society. Music is the perfect art and our lives would be that much less complete without it.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Super Tramp ( School )

I can see you in the morning when you go to school
Don't forget your books, you know you've got to learn the golden rule,
The teacher tells you stop your playin' get on with your work
And be like Johnnie - "too-good", don't you know he never shirks
- he's coming along!

After school is over you're playing in the park
Don't be out too late, don't let it get too dark
They tell you not to hang around and learn what life's about
And grow up just like them - won't let you work it out
- and you're full of doubt

Don't do this and don't do that
What are they trying to do? Make a good boy of you
Do they know where it's at?
Don't criticize, they're old and wise
Do as they tell you to
Don't want the devil to
Come and put out your eyes

Maybe I'm mistaken expecting you to fight
Or maybe I'm just crazy, I don't know wrong from right
But while I am still living, I've just got this to say
It's always up to you if you want to be that
want to see that
want to see it that way
- you're coming along!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Monday, 31 May 2010

World no tobacco day ( 31st May )

Tobacco use and smoking are very dangerous addictions which commonly cause a wide variety of diseases, cancer and death.
Tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer).

More than 5 million children living today will die prematurely because of a decision they will make as adolescents---the decision to use tobacco and smoke cigarettes.

Now, it's up to you!
If you want to live longer. Don't smoke!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

International Day of the Book ( 23rd April )

This date was organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The Day was first celebrated in 1995.

Teachers have a very important role. We know how difficult it is to get students to read their textbooks. Getting them to read books just for the pleasure of reading is harder, since many kids aren't interested in reading these days.
When there was no televisions or computers, reading was a primary leisure activity.

Children who read a lot are more creative and get higher marks at school.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Easter is the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year..According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday. Easter marks the end of Lent, a season of fasting, prayer, and penance. Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar.
Relatively newer elements such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts have become part of the holiday's modern celebrations, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

International Women's Day -8th March

March 8th marks the annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Celebrated around the world, IWD is a time to reflect on the advances toward equity made by women everywhere and to look ahead to the challenges that remain.

click here to explore a slideshow

(The International Development Research Centre )

It explores the unique contributions women make, the advancements they have made, and the struggles they continue to face.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Safer Internet Day - 9th February 2010

European Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe and is supported by countries throughout Europe. SID is an annual event to promote safer and more responsible use of online

Smart surfing

Remain as anonymous as possible. That means keeping all private information private. Here are some examples of private information that you should never give out on the Internet:

»»full name
»»home address
»»phone number
»»Social Security number
»» names of family members
»»credit card numbers

Meeting online friends face to face carries more risks than other types of friendships because it's so easy for people to pretend to be something they're not when you can't see them or talk in person.

If you ever get involved in a chat room conversation that makes you feel uncomfortable or in danger for any reason, exit and tell a parent or other adult right away.

Be careful !

Monday, 8 February 2010

Isilda Miranda, a great voice!

This Portuguese teenager has a great voice. She is now in the 10th grade, and I had the pleasure to be her English teacher for three years (7th, 8th and 9th grade). Her voice is marvellous and whenever she sang in our school activities we were enchanted.
I wish her a lot of success!

Inês Pereira ( 13 ) Guitar Contest: "Prémios Honoríficos David Russel", 23 January 2010

I have the honour to be the English teacher of this teenager, Inês Pereira. She is a very good student, an excellent person and likes music a lot. She has already performed in some of our school activities and I have the pleasure to share her talent with you.

Congratulations, Inês!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Help Haiti!

In coordination of other UN agencies present on the ground, Unicef is providing supplies to allow access to adequate sanitation, safe water and basic heath care.
Children are always the most vulnerable population in any natural disaster and Unicef is there for them before, during and after every emergency situation.
Many people around the world have contributed, but more funds are urgently needed.
Don't forget to help these suffering people!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB).
We are an integral part of our nature; our fate is linked with biodiversity; the huge variety of animals or plants; the place they live and their surrounding environments, all over the world.

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