Dear families,

It is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to the new 2020-2021 school year.

We start a new academic year full of enthusiasm and high expectations in the face of academic and learning challenges, determined in our conviction and prepared to give the best of ourselves whatever the scenario in which we operate.

Adaptability in the face of adversity, teacher training, educational technology resources and the strength of the SEK-Alboran school community have been fundamental to face the challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the humility, hard work, and the vocation to learn and improve performance that are hallmarks of our school community. Thanks to this, once again this year the students in year 2 of Baccalaureate have obtained outstanding results both in the Diploma Programme and in the PEvAU exams, where it should be noted that the 100% of the enrolled students passed with very high marks, which has enabled them to access their desired university degrees. Yet another reason to be proud of the SEK-Alboran community’s educational project.

We are aware of the importance of technology as a catalyst for learning, and work continues on teacher training in this matter, leading us to be named a Microsoft Showcase School in the 2020/21 academic year for the second consecutive year. In addition, six of our teachers have obtained accreditation as Microsoft Innovative Expert Teachers and a group of 25 teachers has obtained the MCE certificate (Microsoft Certified Educator). We are also fortunate to number among our staff one of the few trainers for Microsoft Education in Spain.

In addition, this academic year we are launching several initiatives and investments, such as a best practices project with digital ink computers, which we are sure will help us improve our learning experiences or increasing the number of Wi-Fi antennas on campus, guaranteeing connectivity throughout the school grounds. Also, worth highlighting is the investment in new equipment and iPads for Early Childhood and Primary Education. The BYOD project (Bring Your Own Device) continues to grow with a new acquisition of electric lockers for year 4. In this way, all students from that year to year 2 Baccalaureate can bring their own devices, and the school offers them all the necessary software, antivirus, Wi-Fi and a safe space to store and charge them when not in use. And to meet the needs of our students in case of not being able to attend school in person, a HyFlex system with cameras and speakers, has been installed, allowing students to go to school or work remotely from their homes without a break in their learning.

In terms of health and safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the School has obtained the COVID Free certificate, which certifies that we comply with the most demanding standards to be able to continue with normal daily activity and minimize the impact in case of coronavirus transmission.

In short, we face a special year in every way, prepared to ensure learning in any modality, whether face-to-face, online or hybrid, depending on what circumstances dictate. We are convinced that this year, despite the vicissitudes with which it began, will once again be a year of academic and personal growth and of great learning experiences that will surprise us again.

I wish you and your family the best of health and a happy 2020-2021 academic year, I remain at your disposal to provide you with any additional information.

Warm regards,

Luis Carlos Jiménez Gámez

Principal of SEK International School Alborán

 SEK-Alborán is the only English School Centre, a preparation centre for Cambridge external examinations. It is also Exam Centre for the Alliance Francaise and the Goethe-Institut

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It is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to the new 2020-2021 school year.

It is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to the new 2020-2021 school year.