Augustina Lacarte is Head of Primary and the Primary Years Coordinator at St Peter’s School, a co-educational school in Barcelona with IB World Status. In this interview she bursts with enthusiasm about how St Peter’s teaches pupils to right ‘attitude’ to survive in the 21st century.
A firm believer in the International Baccalaureate (IB) approach to education, Augustina explains how inquiry-based learning and a focus on communication and curiosity sets the school apart. She talks about how certificates alone will not guarantee your child a job in tomorrow’s market, but instead skills like resilience, communication and confidence in the face of challenges will be the decider.
St Peter’s School is an international IB school in Barcelona that teaches the three IB programmes: Primary Years; Middle Years; and the IB Diploma. The school has around 600 students ages 12 months to 18 years and a student body made up of 42 nationalities.
St Peter’s is an international school but is accredited with Spain’s central education authority and the regional Catalan government. St Peter’s School prides itself on a strong community where ‘teachers know every single child’ and classes have a maximum of 20 students. The schools adds an inquiry-based learning approach that focuses on developing curiosity to the IB programme’s innovative subject offers.
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