Educational Offer

Innovation, Rigor and
Commitment

Papião has an educational project based on innovation, rigor, quality and connection to families and the community. We educate curious, responsible, and involved children, who are autonomous and motivated students, and who take on the leading role in their own learning process.

Our educational offer includes children from Nursery (babies) to primary, valuing the specificity of each school year and the educational continuity between them, fundamental in promoting the global development – emotional, social, physical and cognitive – of each and every one of our students.

Innovative and Global Culture

We follow the evolution of society and education, and maintain a complete and current educational offer, with diversified and comprehensive curricular and extracurricular proposals. Our students enjoy pedagogically, rich and motivated learning experiences – in a school context and community outings, that involve areas such as experimental science, environmentally friendly education, sports, art, culture, technologies and history, among others.

Family Involvement

Papião is a school of closeness, which encourages the involvement and contribution of families, as central partners in a harmonious development and in our student’s education. We promote a familiar and welcoming environment, where we know each child, their characteristics, and their needs.

Focus on the individual path of each student

Our school practices an individualised and inclusive education respecting the rhythm of each child and mobilising all the necessary measures to support the development of their full potential. We accomplish our mission by always working in a multidisciplinary team and in collaboration with families.

Reflection, quality and rigor

We are a team that reflects daily on how to improve the quality of our educational services. Pedagogically, we regularly define objectives according to curricular guidelines and essential learning to be achieved; We privilege education for values and the personal and social shaping of our students.

Educational Offer

INCLUDED CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

• English (2x a week)
• Music (1x a week)
• Motricity (weekly, baby room and 1 year old´s classroom)
• P.E. (weekly and 2 years old classrooms A and B)

OUR NURSERY CLASSROOMS

• Baby room
• 1 year old classroom
• 2A years old classroom
• 2B years old classroom

Nursery

With affections and safely, I explore my surroundings and awaken to the world.

Papião is a family orientated school, which encourages a closer relationship with families, providing a direct daily contact between parents and the class teacher or the classroom assistant, thus helping the adaptation and involvement of children and providing them the necessary security to explore and grow up happy and confident. Our activity plan includes a set of initiatives that appeal to the participation of families, namely through their regular presence in various activities and events.

With regards to Nursery, Papião follows the HighScope approach, which identifies and develops the strengths, interests, and abilities of each child, and where the emphasis is placed on active learning, the result of the child´s intentional action on his surroundings: materials, space, others. We believe that children build their own learning through action and involvement with the physical and human environment.

The planning of activities in nursery is coherent and thoughtful to contribute to the sensory, psychomotor, and cognitive development of each child, resulting in a diversity of sensory and motor experiences inside and outside the classroom. Our pedagogical project is centered on the child – aiming at their global development, and on the involvement of parents, as important educational partners in promoting the development and learning of their children.

Our pedagogical practice is based on fundamental principles, which include the organisation of a comfortable and facilitating environment, the quality of interactions with the adults in the classroom, the careful planning of activities, and the respect for the children needs to experiment, explore, and communicate freely.

As main aspects of nursery, we value:

  • Affectionate and reassuring adult-child interactions;
  • Welcoming environment, quiet and comfortable, tailored for the child;
  • Respect for each child and their pace of development and learning;
  • Dynamic, Innovative, and diversified activities;
  • Active and individualised learning;
  • School-Family relationships.

INCLUDED CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• English (daily)
• Music (weekly)
• Judo (weekly)
• P.E. (twice a week)
Teaching Assistant (4 and 5 years old class)

OUR PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS

• 3 Years Old Classroom
• 4 Years Old Classroom
• 5 Years Old Classroom

Preschool

Together, we grow up happy and curious, motivated to always learn more.

In our Preschool Pedagogical project, we expect the organisation of learning environments that aim at the global and harmonious development of each child, in the cognitive, social, cultural, physical, and emotional aspects. Through free experimentation and orientated pedagogical activities, children will acquire more confidence, adopting problem-solving strategies, developing social skills, and learning to self-adjust their own behaviour, becoming autonomous and responsible.

Learning takes place in an organised and safe place, with diversified and rich resources, in a playful and dynamic way. The role of the adult is to guide the children, support them in building their understanding of the world, encouraging active engagement of individuals, materials, and ideas; aspects such as creativity, reasoning, curiosity, motivation, and critical sense are greatly enhanced. Our adults respect the differences and leaning rhythms of each child, using different strategies so that all children can be successful. Our educational practices encourage self-esteem, cooperation, mutual help, responsibility, and autonomy.

We privilege the close connection with families and we work daily to build a relationship of trust and proximity, to meet each child´s individuality. Our activity plan includes a set of initiatives that appeal to the active participation of families, mainly through their presence in various activities and events, which values the students’ journey and commitment and strengthen the school-family relationship.

We follow the Portuguese Curriculum Guidelines for Preschool Education, addressing the content areas – Personal and Social Training, Expression and Communication and Knowledge of the World – in a transversal, integrated and global way, enriching them with specific curricular activities of our educational project, such as daily English (from the age of three), Physical Education and Judo.

As principal aspects of our Preschool, we value:

  • Social Interactions – adults and peers – stimulating and reassuring;
  • Organised and welcoming physical places, with various and good quality equipment and resources;
  • The child is the center of our educational process;
  • Significant and differentiated learning, respecting individuality;
  • Dynamic, innovative and diversified activities;
  • Involvement of families and connection to the community.

INCLUDED CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• English (daily)
• Music (weekly)
• Judo (weekly, 1st Year)
• P.E. (twice a week)
• Art (weekly)
• ITC (weekly, 3rd and 4th Year)
• STEM (weekly, 4th Year)
• Science and Environmental Workshop (monthly)

OUR PRIMARY CLASSROOMS

• 1st Year
• 2nd Year
• 3rd Year
• 4th Year

Primary School

Educating autonomous, responsible, and entrepreneurial students today, we build the future.

In Primary School, we invest in a solid and innovative project, guided by the commitment to an individualised and quality academic journey for each of our students, and which respects and values their characteristics and their specific needs. Due to the inherent attributes of our premises and team, our students learn in a happy, welcoming, and safe environment – typical of family orientated schools – but with ambitious goals and innovative practices, which accompany the current global educational challenges.

We follow a constructivist pedagogical model, where interaction and communication are fundamental aspects for learning, and where these and the students are at the center of the educational process. We value and integrate our students´ previous knowledge, life experiences and interests into our planning. The teacher works as a guide who helps students to progress their development, with the aim of mastering knowledge in a more autonomous and conscious way. The close relation environment between teacher and students, and between students, facilitates and conducts the learning to be carried out. Moments of sharing, exhibition, debate, and confrontation of ideas are encouraged, which allows students to con-construct knowledge, in a significant learning process.

Our students learn in an organised and peaceful environment, interacting with peers and teachers, through different methodologies that complement each other with quality materials, resources, and equipment, namely digital. The rigorous planning of activities and the valorisation of a continuous assessment of learning, makes possible the close monitoring of the students and the guarantee of the development of their maximum potential.

There is an active participation of students in the dynamics of the class and the school, namely in events and parties that involve moments of presentation to the school community, in carrying out school visits and outings in the community (knowledge and exploration of cultural and natural heritage), in the educational integration of technologies and development of digital skills, in experimental science activities and on social impact projects, among many other initiatives carried out in a school context or in the community. Our students are encouraged to be curious, to enjoy investigating, learning and studying, assuming autonomy and responsibility on their school journey, which they always try to overcome.

Our Educational project provides for the planning of activities and the carrying out of projects that cover the areas of competence provided for in the Profile of Students Leaving Compulsory Schooling, however, we enrich our curriculum with specific knowledge, skills and attitudes that we consider relevant in training of our students: high level of English proficiency, digital skills, socio-emotional skills, environmental and sustainability education, health education (food and sports), and education for citizenship and social impact.

Nursery

With affections and safely, I explore my surroundings and awaken to the world.

Papião is a family orientated school, which encourages a closer relationship with families, providing a direct daily contact between parents and the class teacher or the classroom assistant, thus helping the adaptation and involvement of children and providing them the necessary security to explore and grow up happy and confident. Our activity plan includes a set of initiatives that appeal to the participation of families, namely through their regular presence in various activities and events.

With regards to Nursery, Papião follows the HighScope approach, which identifies and develops the strengths, interests, and abilities of each child, and where the emphasis is placed on active learning, the result of the child´s intentional action on his surroundings: materials, space, others. We believe that children build their own learning through action and involvement with the physical and human environment.

The planning of activities in nursery is coherent and thoughtful to contribute to the sensory, psychomotor, and cognitive development of each child, resulting in a diversity of sensory and motor experiences inside and outside the classroom. Our pedagogical project is centered on the child – aiming at their global development, and on the involvement of parents, as important educational partners in promoting the development and learning of their children.

Our pedagogical practice is based on fundamental principles, which include the organisation of a comfortable and facilitating environment, the quality of interactions with the adults in the classroom, the careful planning of activities, and the respect for the children needs to experiment, explore, and communicate freely.

As main aspects of nursery, we value:

• Affectionate and reassuring adult-child interactions;
• Welcoming environment, quiet and comfortable, tailored for the child;
• Respect for each child and their pace of development and learning;
• Dynamic, Innovative, and diversified activities;
• Active and individualised learning;
• School-Family relationships.

Details
INCLUDED CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

• English (2x a week)
• Music (weekly)
• Motricity (weekly, baby room and 1 year old´s classroom)
• P.E. (weekly and 2 years old classrooms A and B)

OUR NURSERY CLASSROOMS

• Baby room
• 1 year old classroom
• 2yo Class A
• 2yo Class B

Preschool

Together, we grow up happy and curious, motivated to always learn more.

In our Preschool Pedagogical project, we expect the organisation of learning environments that aim at the global and harmonious development of each child, in the cognitive, social, cultural, physical, and emotional aspects. Through free experimentation and orientated pedagogical activities, children will acquire more confidence, adopting problem-solving strategies, developing social skills, and learning to self-adjust their own behaviour, becoming autonomous and responsible.

Learning takes place in an organised and safe place, with diversified and rich resources, in a playful and dynamic way. The role of the adult is to guide the children, support them in building their understanding of the world, encouraging active engagement of individuals, materials, and ideas; aspects such as creativity, reasoning, curiosity, motivation, and critical sense are greatly enhanced. Our adults respect the differences and leaning rhythms of each child, using different strategies so that all children can be successful. Our educational practices encourage self-esteem, cooperation, mutual help, responsibility, and autonomy.

We privilege the close connection with families and we work daily to build a relationship of trust and proximity, to meet each child´s individuality. Our activity plan includes a set of initiatives that appeal to the active participation of families, mainly through their presence in various activities and events, which values the students’ journey and commitment and strengthen the school-family relationship.

We follow the Portuguese Curriculum Guidelines for Preschool Education, addressing the content areas – Personal and Social Training, Expression and Communication and Knowledge of the World – in a transversal, integrated and global way, enriching them with specific curricular activities of our educational project, such as daily English (from the age of three), Physical Education and Judo.

As principal aspects of our Preschool, we value:

• Social Interactions – adults and peers – stimulating and reassuring;
• Organised and welcoming physical places, with various and good quality equipment and resources;
• The child is the center of our educational process;
• Significant and differentiated learning, respecting individuality;
• Dynamic, innovative and diversified activities;
• Involvement of families and connection to the community.

Details
INCLUDED CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• English (5x a week)
• Music (weekly)
• Judo (weekly)
• Psychomotricity (twice a week)
Teaching Assistant (4 and 5 years old class)

OUR PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS

• 3yo Class
• 4yo Class
• 5yo Class

Primary School

Educating autonomous, responsible, and entrepreneurial students today, we build the future.

In Primary School, we invest in a solid and innovative project, guided by the commitment to an individualised and quality academic journey for each of our students, and which respects and values their characteristics and their specific needs. Due to the inherent attributes of our premises and team, our students learn in a happy, welcoming, and safe environment – typical of family orientated schools – but with ambitious goals and innovative practices, which accompany the current global educational challenges.

We follow a constructivist pedagogical model, where interaction and communication are fundamental aspects for learning, and where these and the students are at the center of the educational process. We value and integrate our students´ previous knowledge, life experiences and interests into our planning. The teacher works as a guide who helps students to progress their development, with the aim of mastering knowledge in a more autonomous and conscious way. The close relation environment between teacher and students, and between students, facilitates and conducts the learning to be carried out. Moments of sharing, exhibition, debate, and confrontation of ideas are encouraged, which allows students to con-construct knowledge, in a significant learning process.

Our students learn in an organised and peaceful environment, interacting with peers and teachers, through different methodologies that complement each other with quality materials, resources, and equipment, namely digital. The rigorous planning of activities and the valorisation of a continuous assessment of learning, makes possible the close monitoring of the students and the guarantee of the development of their maximum potential.

There is an active participation of students in the dynamics of the class and the school, namely in events and parties that involve moments of presentation to the school community, in carrying out school visits and outings in the community (knowledge and exploration of cultural and natural heritage), in the educational integration of technologies and development of digital skills, in experimental science activities and on social impact projects, among many other initiatives carried out in a school context or in the community. Our students are encouraged to be curious, to enjoy investigating, learning and studying, assuming autonomy and responsibility on their school journey, which they always try to overcome.

Our Educational project provides for the planning of activities and the carrying out of projects that cover the areas of competence provided for in the Profile of Students Leaving Compulsory Schooling, however, we enrich our curriculum with specific knowledge, skills and attitudes that we consider relevant in training of our students: high level of English proficiency, digital skills, socio-emotional skills, environmental and sustainability education, health education (food and sports), and education for citizenship and social impact.

Details
INCLUDED CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• English (daily)
• Music (weekly)
• Judo (weekly, 1st Year)
• P.E. (twice a week)
• Art (weekly)
• ITC (weekly, 3rd and 4th Year)
• STEM (weekly, 4th Year)
• Science and Environmental Workshop (monthly)

OUR PRIMARY CLASSROOMS

• 1st Year
• 2nd Year
• 3rd Year
• 4th Year

Extracurricular Activities

Music

Guitar (primary school)

Choir (primary school)

SPORTS AND DANCE

Swimming (from 3 years old onwards)

Ballet (from 3 years old onwards)

Football (from 4 years old onwards)

Judo (from 2nd Year onwards)

tecnology

Robotics (Primary school)

Others

Drama (Primary school)

Complementary services

STUDY ROOM

Primary students can join the Study Room – organised and dynamised by the team of teachers – here they can reinforce and consolidate reading and writing skills, practice their handwriting and spelling, reinforce and consolidate problem-solving strategies, reinforce and practice mental maths, develop skills self-study and responsibility, and doing homework.

Depending on the needs identified by the team, some students can also have individualised English support with the English teacher or Psychopedagogical support with the Multidisciplinary Team to Support Inclusive Education´s techniques.

My English Club

Curriculum enrichment club that enables Preschool and Primary students to reinforce the learning carried out in the English classes and to practice their communication skills in a playful-pedagogical way, with interactive, diversified and transversal activities to other subjects, encouraging the education of children with a tendency to be bilingual.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

During the months of July and August, our students can attend the Summer Activities Programs, which include activities carried out in our facilities and trips to the community (beach, forest, parks, gardens, among other places). These programs include a diverse set of recreational-pedagogical activities in Portuguese and in English, with art (plastic, drama, dance, music), experimental science, sports, cooking and robotics.

Let's Fly Club

Extracurricular preparation program for former students in the 5th Year. Former students from Papião and other To Be schools, to take the A2 Flyers exam (Cambridge English: Young Learners (YLE).

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