Nobel International School Algarve has been awarded
"Healthy School Mind" SEAL
Nobel International School Algarve has been awarded “Healthy School Mind” SEAL – Good Psychological Health Practice and Educational Success that is continuously implementing on our every school day.
Health and a good quality of life is essential for us, not only for our staff members but also for our students and we will continue to focus on intervention policies and practices in these areas.
SEAL (Social and emotional aspects of learning for schools) is a whole school approach to promoting social and emotional skills that aims, when fully implemented, to involve all members of the school and all aspects of school life.
Nobel International School Algarve is the largest private school in southern Portugal, and the only international boarding school in the country. The school offers British and Portuguese curriculum to students aged 3 to 18, and boarding accommodation to students aged between 12 and 18.
The school stands in extensive grounds in a countryside setting but close to an accessible main road on one side. Classrooms and laboratories are all fully air conditioned and students have shaded areas and a snack bar as well as climbing frames and space to play games during recreational time.
We also have art and design studios (3D printer, laser cutter and CAD/CAM software), two dining halls, library, music recording studio and ICT suites. Sports facilities include an inline speed skating rink, 7-a-side and 5-a-side football fields, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts, cross-country track, gym and a karate dojo.
A-Levels: More than half of all entries achieved A* to B, whilst 75% of grades were at A* to C level. The overall pass rate of 98% exceeded the UK national average of 97.6% and subjects such as Biology, Maths, Portuguese and Chemistry increased their percentage pass rate from 2018 by an average of 20 per cent.
IGCSEs: The school´s overall A* to C grades exceeded the UK average of 66.9% with a pleasing 75% rate, and a high number of A*/A – 8/ 9 grades were achieved in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English Literature, English Language, Portuguese (Foreign Language), French, History and Physical Education.
Bear Cub Camp: A weekend camping and doing activities such as archery and fire making.
Survival Camp: A weekend learning survival skills such as making camp, fire making and cooking.
Duke of Edinburgh Award – Gold: An eighteen month program ending in a four day assessed expedition. The program also encourages the development of a sport, skill and volunteering. The training and assessment will be in the mountains of Wales and England.
Rock Rats: A day at the crag climbing and abseiling.
Journey Of Discovery: A 7 day 100km hike and camping trip in the Algarve learning navigation, camp craft and how to dig deep.
Bubble Makers: An introduction to scuba diving in the school pool. A day to learn how to use the kit and techniques needed to scuba.
Super Splash: A day out on a RIB, snorkeling, coasteering, fishing and exploring caves.
Duke of Edinburgh Award – Bronze: A six month program ending in a two day assessed expedition. The program also encourages the development of a sport, skill and volunteering. The training and assessment will be in the Monchique hills.
PADI Open Water: A 6 day course teaching and assessing every skill needed to scuba dive in the sea ending up with a PADI open water qualification.