3.1 SCHOOL RESTAURANT
The school has school restaurants that offer a complete, nutritionally balanced diet, cooked every day at the school by a team of chefs, cooks and kitchen assistants. A daily menu consisting of:
- A ONE DISH-MENU as the main element of this gastronomic offer is a complete dish with the appropriate dietary proportion of food groups and quantities, adjusted to each educational stage (Harvard dish method). An International-plate will be included on a monthly basis.
- Two islands with dishes that will complement the main course (soups, spoon dishes, salads, etc).
- An island with a variety of breads.
- An island with desserts (a variety of fruit every day and dairy products one day a week).
A multidisciplinary team of nutritionists, teachers and chefs have worked together closely to create the school menus. Having chosen local organic and seasonal foods – whenever possible – as well as spices and aromatic herbs as healthy seasonings and a maximum diversification of culinary techniques. An adequate dietary distribution will be carried out with a healthy weekly protein scheme: 2 fish + 1 egg + 1 white meat + 1 red meat or vegetable protein.
The kitchen will have daily menus for all those students with special dietary requirements (allergies, religion, etc). If the student needs a special diet for medical reasons, he/she must present the corresponding medical certificate at the school office. Without this document, we will not be able to offer an adapted menu.
Finally, if your child needs a special diet on a particular day, you must also notify the school office before the start of the school day.
During the school year there will be several nutritional workshops, cooking classes for families as well as two tastings of the school menu so that families can also enjoy the school restaurant.
3.2 SCHOOL BUS
The school bus service will start on the 7th of September with an adapted timetable this day due to the special Anniversary event that will take place in the afternoon. The existing bus stops and bus routes (see Appendix IV are definitive for 2023/2024. Nevertheless we would ask you to bear in mind that there could be some minor changes in order to adapt to any unforeseen situation. Should this be the case, the families who have subscribed to this service will be informed by email. In the Appendix IV, you will find the time table and the stops for this school year 2023/2024.
Those families who wish to use the School Bus occasionally will be able to, taking into account that it will depend on the availability of space for the requested day. The space is very limited as this depends on the vacancies on that day and seats that have not been covered at the beginning of the year.
If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact the school secretary. In Appendix V you will find some important recommendations of this service, as well as the form to contract the school’s bus service in Appendix VIII, which needs to be completed if you wish to use the bus service. Should you be interested in subscribing to this service, you will need to hand in the signed contract before 23rd August.
Those families who wish to pick up their children directly from the school must notify the school office by email or telephone minimum 1 hour before the bus is due to leave. If the school has not been notified in time by email or phone call you may pick up your children at the first stop of their usual bus route.
The bus monitor will have access to a message system (‘Telegram´) where they will be able to contact the bus users to inform of any delays, etc. For this you have to register through the following links:
3.3 EARLY MORNING CLUB & LATE PICK-UP
The school offers an Early morning Club. The contract will be for the school year (see Appendix VIII – Early Morning Club Form) and will cost 69€/month.
The Early morning Club will start at 08:00 until 09:05 from Monday to Friday.
The Late Pick-Up service will also be available to contract for the school year (see Appendix VIII – Late pick up form). This service will take place from 16:05 to 17:30 for PYP Infant students and will cost 69€ per month.
This service will also available from 17:05 to 17:30hs for the rest of students, and will cost 27€ per month.
If we do not reach the minimum number required (5 children), this service will be cancelled.
The payment for both services will be sent together with the school fees every month or by bank transfer at the beginning of each month.
Those families who wish to use these services occasionally will be able to book them through the occasional services platform.
The school uniform will be sold exclusively at Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada. Orders can be placed online through the occasional services platform (see point 2.5).
Once you gain access you must click on the ‘uniforms’ icon and follow instructions to place your order. At the end of the process you can choose to pay by cash or credit card when you pick up your order.
Once your order has been confirmed, you will receive an email with the list of ordered items. You will be notified as soon as your order is ready and you can pick it up at the school shop.
If you wish to purchase directly from the school shop you can do so during the times shown in the table below.
Shop Opening hours
For those families who need it, the school uniform shop will be available prior appointment which you can make via email to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Until 21st July: from 09:30 to 14.30
- 28th & 29th August the shop will be open exclusively for new families from 9:30 to 14:30
- 30th & 31st August from 09:30 to 14:30
- From 1st September until 6th September: from 09:30 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 17:30
From 7th September the school uniform shop timetable will be the following:
|Mañanas – Mornings||Tardes – Afternoons|
|Mondays||09:00 – 10:30||15:00 – 17:30|
|Tuesdays||09:35 – 10.30||15:00 – 15:30|
|Wednesdays||09:35 – 10.30||15:00 – 15:30|
|Thursdays||09:35 – 10.30||15:00 – 15:30|
|Fridays||09:35 – 10.30||15:00 – 15:30|
Inma Blanco will see to any family who needs to change a garment or solve any doubt.
Any returns or changes can be carried out up to 15 days after purchase. It is essential that the garment is in perfect condition and with the label along with the purchase ticket. Items will be disinfected appropriately.
The school has its own outlet ‘CIT OUTLET’ in order to make savings easier and make use of the uniforms in good condition. Uniform garments that will no longer be used or that are too small can be donated so that other families can benefit from them, and at the same time contribute to a good cause. The garments can be handed in to the person in charge of the school uniform shop, who will then put them at the disposal of any family interested in exchange for a symbolic donation of 5€ per garment, with the exception of the corporate jacket (‘teba’) for which we ask 10€. The money raised will be used to finance the activities organised by the school’s ‘Family Lab’. This outlet will open every Monday (shop hours).
3.5 BOOKS AND SCHOOL MATERIALS
The Staff and the Colegio Internacional Torrequebrada Leadership Team have selected all the books and material the students will be working on throughout the school year.
This year, the school will provide ALL students with their textbooks during the first few days of term. The corresponding fees will be charged in November. Any students who already have some of the books and do not wish to purchase them at the school, must send the form they can find in Appendix VIII before the 25th August. If we do not receive this information we will understand that you wish to purchase all books from the school.
- Each student must accept responsibility for his/her books and individual material.
- The school will provide the students with the necessary class material, including the notebooks.
We please ask all families to not allow students to bring any material or notebooks from home to work in the classes. Students are not permitted to bring mobile telephones (except for MYP (ESO) & DP students, as long as they respect the internal regulations established- meaning, that they should not be used during school time), or any other electronic items, except those approved by the school regarding the ‘BYOD’ program. If any student brings any of the previously listed items, the item will be confiscated by the school and the appropriate sanction will be given to the student.
Please find the list of books in Appendix VI.
3.6 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
From October to June the extracurricular activities will take place between 16:05 and 18:05. The school will offer a large number of activities organised by the school or by external providers to complement their education and training. These activities are not compulsory and involve an extra payment, depending on the chosen activity. In Circular No. 2 you will receive detailed information regarding the different activities for the new school year (prices, timetables and inscription procedure).
As from PYP Year 2, students can stay from 16:05 to 17:05hs in the Co-Learning, where they will be accompanied by teachers and can study, do homework, read… under the supervision of teachers. This service will be free for those families who request the service from Monday to Thursday, they can also combine with extracurricular activities at the school or outside, but the commitment needs to be for the whole school year.
3.7 PYP/MYP/DP Reinforcement Program and MYP/DP Seminars
Reinforcement programs: from the 2023/2024 school year, support plans will be developed for students of PYP (Primary), MYP or DP who may require these to ensure their academic progress. This plan may contain different moments or activities both in and out of school hours, but it is important for their progress within the school and if considered, a requirement to move up through school. As from PYP Year 6, to emphasise the importance of deadlines, when a student does not meet the delivery date of a component, or partial delivery, must remain in the school until 17:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, working to finishing it, until he/she meets the requirement.
MYP Seminars: will be organised at different times throughout the academic year from 16:00 to 18:00 by teachers so that students who need to do so, can attend and progress in certain specific subjects. Participation in these complementary classes is voluntary unless specified by the teachers if compulsory attendance is necessary (this may be due to lack of work by the student, not meeting deadlines, academic progress, etc.).
DP Seminars: During the 2023/2024 school year, DP students will have a curricular and academic extension time with seminars of the different subjects once a month from 16:00 to 18:00 with the specific subject teachers. During these seminars, they will deepen concepts, skills and competencies that complement their studies in each subject. Especially with reference to higher level subjects.