Bugsy Malone, the Show

Gangsters, love and music in the Cártama theatre

They’ve done it again! The students at Novaschool Sunland International left family and friends amazed after their performance at the Cartama theatre on 6 April. This year’s musical was a Bugsy Malone, a poignant gangster story set in 1920s New York, during the prohibition.


Ms. Evans attends the Cambridge Conference at the British Embassy

Our Principal Ms. Evans was recently invited to a special Cambridge Conference at the British Embassy in Madrid. The prestigious guests included Principals from various International schools in Spain; the British Ambassador of International Trade for Spain and the Senior Manager at Cambridge International Examinations.

Many important issues were discussed including Brexit but the outcome was very positive. Below is a summary of the main points:

  • CIE will continue to offer AS and A Level examinations with the flexible approach unlike the new system adopted in England, (Wales has also voted to maintain the flexible approach). This means that students wishing to continue with A Level can do and carry the points from AS with them as they will contribute to the final grade.
  • CIE have decided not to follow the new numeric grading system (9-1)applied in England and will continue to use letters (A*-G) Wales has also taken this decision.
  • The UK have signed an agreement to say that any Spanish students currently studying in the British educational system will be allowed the same rights if they choose to apply to a British University for the next 6 years, that means that Spanish students will have the same rights as UK students in terms of student loans, admissions etc.
  • The Spanish Ministry are recognising certain A Level subjects as the equivalent of ‘Specificas’.

In addition to this, Novaschool Sunland was chosen to host an International Cambridge training event next year twill bring prestige to our school.


Sunland’s Successful NABSS Inspection!

Dear Parents,
It is with great pride that I am writing to inform you that following our recent Nabss inspection (National Association of British Schools in Spain), today we received the official Certificate from the British Council.

We now have full authorisation for the next six years with review date set for 27th March 2023, and have increased our legal capacity to 550 students.

I would like to thank the staff, parents and students of Novaschool Sunland for all their support in making this happen.

Ms. Evans


Gangsters, love and music in the Cártama theatre

They’ve done it again! The students at Novaschool Sunland International left family and friends amazed after their performance at the Cartama theatre on 6 April. This year’s musical was a Bugsy Malone, a poignant gangster story set in 1920s New York, during the prohibition.

The principal, Rachel Evans, was the master of ceremonies and led way to the musical, which was interpreted, orchestrated and decorated by the Secondary students with great help from Rachel Evans in the performance and stage and Helen Baker in the musical direction.

Once again, family members were delighted proven by the huge round of applause given at the end of the performance. A project of this magnitude requires a serious commitment and continuous hard work that our students took on with responsibility and enthusiasm. Not surprisingly, the Novaschool Sunland International musical has become one of the most anticipated events throughout the educational community each year. Congratulations to everyone for such an excellent job!!



Statistics benchmarking

Statistics benchmarking

This report includes a step-by-step comparison involving Novaschool Sunland International pass rates vs. Other CIE (Cambridge International Examination) Schools in the UK and the rest of the world (more than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries worldwide).

Novaschool Sunland Pass Rate Benchmarking A-Level
Novaschool Sunland Pass Rate Benchmarking IGCSE

Cambridge International Examinations Collaboration

Novaschool Sunland International (Malaga) is currently collaborating with CIE Technological Department in piloting a new App that could revolutionise the way all international school deliver the Cambridge syllabi.

At the moment when students have mock exams teachers use past exam papers that contain a fixed set of questions. The idea behind the App is to allow teachers to create a mock exam paper for a particular syllabus on demand and only covering the components/questions they have covered to date.

This should allow teachers to perform a series of smaller, mock tests throughout the year. Allowing them to see how the class is absorbing a particular topic and even help identity students who need extra support to complete the syllabus. Teachers would also be able to print the entire paper at any time.

This will be available on both Android/iPhone but also accessible via the web.

These are exciting time and Novaschool, once again, is at the forefront of new technological advances.

International Schools Cross Country Championships

Novaschool Sunland International will host the International Schools Cross Country Championships for the fifth time next 25th January 2017. There are already 450 students from 9 different International Schools across Andalucía who have confirmed their participation. Registration period is still open and deadline for inscriptions is Wednesday 18th January. Last year Sunland achieved 2 Gold Medals, Pepa Ruiz Villalobos winning the Under 11 Girls’ race and Manu López Fernández winning the Boys’ Under 19 event. With regard to the Overall Score, Sunland finished in 5th place, just behind SIS, Swans, EIC and eventual winners Aloha.


VIII Festival of Chrismas traditions


Novaschool Sunland International is proud to announce that the Primary Choir will be performing at this year´s annual Festival of Christmas Traditions in Arroyo de la Miel.  Don´t miss your chance to see our children perform in the Plaza de la Mezquita at 11.30 on the morning of Saturday the 10th December.  We look forward to seeing you!’

11:00 Children’s Choir Santo Domingo de Guzman

11:30 Choir form Sunland International Novaschool

12:00 Banana Studios

12:30 Presentation of all the countries/associations

13:00 Norwegian School

13:30 Danzamanía

14:00 Musical from Russian speaking countries

14:30 The Welsh Society

15:00 Philippine Folk Dancers

15:30 Braveheart, Scotland

16:00 Tango from Argentina

16:30 Music from Colombia

17:00 Java from France

17:30 Celtic Dancers

18:00 Touch of Class

18:30 Verana from California

19:00 Mexican Folclore

19:30 Bolly Danz from India

20:00 Music from Venezuela

20:30 Music and dance from Chile

21:00 Cuban Show

21:30 Ballet Africain Sunugal from Senegal

22:00 Capoeira and batucada from Brasil



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