State Schools Mijas
Posted: 09 April 2012 09:48 PM  
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Hi

I am trying to help a friend with information on schools in Mijas ashis son has just come to live with him very suddenly. I have seen info about San Sebastian in Mijas but wondered if there were people here with children in that school - I know nothing about schooling here as I have no children so I am feeling around in the dark it seems smile

Any help or advice would be greatly received

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Posted: 13 April 2012 07:07 PM  
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Hi Fruity - for your friend.. (I have no children, but listen to my friends talk about their’s)... smile

As far as I know? (Don’t quote me - just a rough guide here!)

The Junior? school just opposite the health center in the village as you come in from Fuengi -
seems to be a ‘typical’ Spanish State school.  Loud, boisterous and you have to fight your ground as a kid.
(My Irish friend decided to put her 2 into state school rather than private as it is all she could afford wink 
She (plus hubby!), and her boys are polite, considerate and very well mannered.  Sadly it was a shock for all
the family at the boisterous nature of Spanish life/culture.  The boys had to toughen up and were sometimes
sent home with a ‘black mark’/report even if they were just defending themselves - as it is the way here (I understand)
that if 2 children (or more) are involved in an ‘incident’, no matter who was the perpetrator, all concerned get a letter!
3 letters and you are expelled??? (Not 100% sure on this, so best to check with actual parents wink

She joined the PTA to make sure her boys got a fair deal, but this only helped a little, as the Spanish will be Spanish.

There were several teachers in the school who were more than incapable, but the other (Sp) parents did nothing to make complaints.

I understand the ‘level of education’ here is basic at best (unless you go to Uni I think??). 

From all the families I know here, if they can afford to, they prefer to send their offspring to one of the many British/International
Schools along the coast.

With regard ‘College’ (12 +??), it seems just as noisy and inadequate.  (There is one just on the edge of Mijas Pueblo on the inland side - down below Bar El Nino.)

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Another friend (again one who could not afford private school fees), sent her two youngsters (6 & 8 at the time they came to Spain) to the local State school in Ojen.  (Again a very mild mannered middle class Brit family) -And the same happened to her kids as the eg above. (I.e letters for ‘fighting/distruption’.)  The poor loves had to really toughen up.  The family eventually went back to the UK, but I guess you could say the upside was they were fluent in both languages by the time they did 4 yrs later.

I hope your friends children survive the system here! (I don’t think I would have fared well. It was bad enough in the state system in the UK for me in the 70’s!) 

(PS - I have not heard of a school yet that has a great ‘English’ teacher.  Although it is taught at all ages/levels, the Brit kids know more than their teachers wink  lol!

Best of luck!

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Posted: 27 April 2012 09:47 AM  
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Hola

Thanks for your reply, we put him into the San Sebastian school and so far so good. The teachers are nice, the headmaster is really upto date and kind, into his alternative energy and they run Apple Mac throughout the school which impressed said child smile

They also offer free Spanish lessons twice weekly which we have taken advantage of and will really help him throughout his daily lessons.

So far we are very impressed with San Sebastian, they also have a school bus which takes all the kids to school and home again, however, we are sending him for “comedor” with the school everyday so he leaves at 4pm - a long day for school but lessons finish at 2pm and then they eat and play for 2 hours which is nice smile

Overall so far I am impressed

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Posted: 06 November 2013 06:28 PM  
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hi fruity, ive just read your post regarding the school san sebastian in mijas pueblo, myself ,my husband and my now 6 year old daughter are hoping to move into the village, ( hopefully next year) and i have been trying to research the school, i hope you do not mind me asking you questions smile are you still happy with the school, is there many english children, we are learning spanish and hopefully we will be able to get by with the language, but it is still a worry hoping that my daughter will be happy, any advice would be great thankyou x

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Posted: 20 December 2013 09:54 AM  
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what do you want to know?The infotmation of this school?If you want to know,I can collect some information for you.

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Posted: 20 December 2013 10:16 PM  
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Picou Dellamora

As a moderator and administrator on this forum I can access IP address information… and yours decodes to CHINA, HUBEI, WUHAN

From China it is highly unlikely that you can get any more information about Spanish Stae Schools other than that freely available on the internet. Indeed normally, the only way to get the information one requires is to personally visit the schools in question…

Please see the post about inappropriate posts in the lead thread on this forum.

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Posted: 02 December 2016 02:36 PM  
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Try to find best school in Mijas from this listing http://rankofbest.com/Spain/Mijas/School/

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Posted: 16 May 2017 03:21 PM  
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francofunghi - 02 December 2016 02:36 PM

Try to find best school in Mijas from this listing


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Posted: 14 August 2017 05:28 PM  
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francofunghi - 02 December 2016 02:36 PM

Try to find best school in Mijas from this listing http://rankofbest.com/Spain/Mijas/School/

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