The British school’s mission is, in accordance with the Anglican Church framework, to educate people, helping them in their cognitive and values development under a responsible liberty concept, forming active citizens: people who generate changes. The British School aims to fulfill its philosophical ideals through a specific mission: to form creative people, focused on the development of the Magellan Community, and aware of their involvement worldwide, based on the Christian faith, quality education and bilingualism.
We want our students to be:
Inquirers: They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
Knowledgeable: They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
Communicators: They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
Principled: They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
Open-minded: They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.
Caring: They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
Risk-takers: They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
Balanced: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.
Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development
Our community thinks that all its members must be:
Protagonists contributing to the development of our reality
Creators and Innovators in our daily tasks.
Committed with our neighbours.
Passionate in our lives.
Perseverant in our future wellbeing
We aim to build a wide and pluralist community that, conscious of the challenges of our surroundings, aspires to form people who want to reach the stars…
The Corporación Británica of Punta Arenas is a NON-PROFIT organization which objective is to manage The British School. The Corporación Británica was stablished by the authorization of the Ministry of Justice through the decree Nº 1023 of august 8th 1990, published in the Diario Oficial of August 3rd of the same year. The Corporación Británica of Punta Arenas is directed by a board whose members are elected by the Assembly, for a period of 3 years. One of them is elected by the Corporación Anglicana of Chile as a direct representative of the Diocesan Bishop. The current president of the Corporación Británica of Punta Arenas is Mr. Jaime Araneda González.
The objectives of the Corporación Británica of Punta Arenas are:
- – To provide an integral education inspired in the spiritual and human values of the Christian Faith
- – To maintain the education links with the British community, in order to promote the teaching and the intensive use of the English language
- – To maintain links with the Anglican community, through the Anglican Society of Punta Arenas and the CorporaciónAnglicana of Chile, in order to teach the Christina principles.
- – To emphasize not only a high level of intellectual development, but to promote the religious, moral, physical, social and cultural development, which will be shown in the character, honesty, integrity, etc.
– To work closely with the Chilean educational authorities
ORGANIZATION OF THE SCHOOL
Our establishment is organized under the management of a Principal, assisted by the Senior Management Team, teachers and an administrative team. The educational establishment follows the Planes y Programas de Estudio (decree 129/1946) that are available to parents and can be found with the secretaries in any of our buildings, Junior and Senior.
The British School is an institution certified as a “Colegio de Especial Singularidad” under ministerial resolution DS 543 of October 15th 1998. This certification allows us to include our own curriculum, which enables us to improve it constantly.
The school is organized in two section: Junior School, for pre and middle school and the Senior school, for the last year of middle school and high school. The staff work in teams according to the need of our educational project.
Continually the work of the teacher is being assessed. This evaluation varies: self-evaluations, peer-evaluation and an evaluation by the institution. The head teacher and Program Coordinators are assessed in their specific work. Each year, the entire community goes through a process of improvement.