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Escola Básica e Secundária da Calheta Escola Básica e Secundária da Calheta is located on the south-western part of the island. This part of the island.

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1 Escola Básica e Secundária da Calheta Escola Básica e Secundária da Calheta is located on the south-western part of the island. This part of the island is very green and has a mean anual temperature of 20ºC. The municipality of Calheta is the biggest on the island (116km 2 ). Calheta has a population of , and it is from this municipality that many people emigrated. The main activity in this area is agriculture (Banana, vine and sugar-cane plantations).

2 School history Our school began operating initially as a preparatory school in1972. These rented installations were situated in the village of Calheta. In 1981 the new buildings were built where the school stands today. There are five buildings and a gymnasium. Today the school is composed of three cycles of education with a total of 952 students.

3 The school buildings are composed by the following: -29 classrooms- 1 library -5 computer rooms- 1 multimedia room -3 biology laboratories- 1 conference room -2 science laboratories - a mini snack bar -4 art / technical classrooms- a canteen -2 music rooms- teacher’s staff room / snack bar - school offices

4 Our school is situated in a rural area and most of the students come from families who are engaged in agriculture. The level of education of the parents is very low and many find it difficult to accompany their children in their school life. Factors like big families, immigration and working in agriculture affects the students’ productivity. Many students have learning difficulties and need extra tuition, however they are very sociable and hardworking.

5 The school symbol Our school symbol is a Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). It is represented in the colour blue to symbolise the sky and the sea and the predominant colour of our area. This bird of prey is commonly found hovering over the area surrounding the school and the cliffs overlooking the sea – representing liberty, space and regional identity.

6 EXTRA CURRICULA ACTIVITIES CLUBS SPORT ART PHOTOGRAPHY RADIO THEATRE ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY SCIENCE AND COMPUTERS MUSIC INDOOR SOCCER TABLE TENNIS BASKETBALL BADMINGTON GYMNASTICS SWIMMING SAILING School timetable: 8:15 – 23:30

7 CycleDurationAges 1 st cycle 4 years 7-10 yrs 2 nd cycle 2 years 11/12 yrs 3 rd cycle 3 years 13 – 15 yrs Compulsory Education The Portuguese Educational System Secondary education – 3 years (16-18years old)

8 ESCOLA BÁSICA E SECUNDÁRIA DA CALHETA CycleNumber of students 2 nd cycle254 3 rd cycle251 Secondary school320 (day) 39 (night) Teachers125 Staff56 Alternative Curricula 46 students 42 students

9 Alternative Curricula

10 Choice Factors The professional training offered at school should be compatible with the potential areas of development within the municipality and the need for qualified manual labour. In Calheta there is a need for qualified peole in the following areas: The hotel and tourism industry Technical areas Construction and building trade

11 Partnerships School opens itself to surrounding community Protocols Professional training centre Companies “Atlântico” professional school

12 Responsibility of the Partner institutions School’s responsibility Guarantee the lecture of general/ socio-cultural / and scientific components give academic qualification Guarantee the lecture of the technical, technological and practical components Give professional qualification

13 Different educational offers - for whom ? Grade II Grade III 2nd educational opportunity  risk of leaving school lack of interest The school’s social objective : “inclusive school”  diversified educational offer vocational option defined connection with the working world The school’s social objective : diversify educational patterns

14 ESCOLA BÁSICA E SECUNDÁRIA DA CALHETA Professional courses 2006/ / /2009 Grade II- Motor mechanics -Social Services and Community Help - Barman/waitress- Computers - Hotel Maintenance Grade III - Bar and restaurant Service -Business Management - Tourism


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