Novaschool Sunland: Certificate of Quality and Environmental Management Certificate

There is no better way for me to end this school year than to share some fantastic news with you. Novaschool Sunland had been awarded a Certificate of Quality (UNE-EN ISO 9001) and Environmental Management Certificate (UNE-EN ISO 14001) delivered by AENOR (the organisation responsible for developing the regulations regarding standardisation in Spain).

In 2015 the management team proposed the implementation necessary for this accreditation and have been pursuing this goal ever since. In January of 2017 we started this journey, all members of Novaschool Sunland worked towards a same objective: to implement in all areas (school office, teaching, canteen, transport, extracurricular activities, maintenance, communications, …) our quality and environmental management systems. In March 2018, the school was inspected by AENOR and was subsequently awarded the Certificates of Quality ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 which are recognised throughout the world.

This could not have been achieved without the hard work of the whole Novaschool Sunland community. Now we have achieved our objectives, we will continue to work on the requirements established by our quality management system.

The Novaschool community’s objective has always been to provide our students with the best quality education. Our members follow the guidelines of quality and environmental management systems to ensure a high academic standard and the best learning environment in the Novaschool centres.

100 Years War

Year 6 have been studying the 100 Years War between England and France during the 14th and 15th Centuries. As an end to the unit they had to make weapons and shields representing that period, as part of a project. The weapons and shields were then presented in class and finally, used in a mock battle of Agincourt. The students really enjoyed the battle and obviously, the English won.





‘Recently, Year 6 visited a local stretch of the Rio Grande to conduct experiments involving Geography, Science, Maths and English. They measured the depth, width and speed of flow of the water in different locations and compared results to determine whether the flow was affected in any way by the depth and width. Thankfully, the weather was kind and, as well as carrying out their tasks effectively, the group were able to enjoy a wonderful day out in our nearby countryside.’



Ms. Evans qualifies as a NABSS Inspector

Novaschool Sunland International is proud to announce that our Principal Ms. Evans is now a fully qualified official NABSS Inspector.

After receiving the training in Madrid, Ms. Evans successfully passed all of the examinations that give her authorisation to inspect any British schools in Spain (Foundation, Primary and Secondary).


Ms. Evans commented, ‘ I feel very proud of this achievement, it was certainly difficult. I am ready to take Novaschool Sunland International to the next level’.


Collaboration with Collins Publishers

Novaschool Sunland International is proud to announce that our Principal Ms. Evans has collaborated with Collins Publishers to help produce the textbook, ‘Cambridge IGCSE Literature in English’, which has also been endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education for full syllabus coverage. Today was a proud moment as she received her copy of the textbook.

In addition to this, Ms. Evans is currently working on the Advanced Level textbook for Literature in English, hopefully this will be published next year.


Ecology Club

The members of our Ecology Club have visited each secondary school class to explain the importance of recycling and to teach their classmates  about the colours of the different recycling containers.

The Ecology Club aims to raise awareness of the importance of the environment by carrying out small actions to help preserve Nature.Our students are also preparing a logo, that they can identify with, that defines the values of the club. They also take care of their organic vegetable garden on a weekly basis.

Ecology club

Novaschool Sunland, among the best schools in Spain

It is with great pride and joy that I am sharing some fabulous news with you today: Novaschool Sunland International has been selected as one of the best international schools in Spain, as published by the newspaper EL MUNDO in its list of the 100 BEST SCHOOLS. Our teachers and staff’s dedication and the hard work of our students has been rewarded and led us to be listed as one of the best schools in Spain along with Novaschool Añoreta that has been listed for the last four years. Congratulations to the Novaschool family and let’s keep up the good work to remain at the top!

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‘Rock Macbeth’, the new musical masterpiece at Novaschool Sunland

This year’s production promises to be the best show performed to date. The students of Novaschool Sunland will perform an interpretation of the classic Shakespeare play, “Macbeth”, integrated with rock music from artists such as Queen, Michael Jackson, ACDC, Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith to name just a few! A magical afternoon that cannot be missed. Friday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cártama Theatre (c / González Marín, 81, Cártama). Admission costs € 3 and all proceeds will go to the Art Department of Novaschool Sunland International. Do not miss it!

The Head of Cambridge Iberia Visits Novaschool Sunland

Today the Head of Cambridge Iberia, Mr. Mazur came to Novaschool Sunland to meet the Principal Ms. Evans. After a tour of the school Mr. Mazur and Ms. Evans were joined by Miss Victoria our Sixth Form and Spanish Department Coordinator and Mr. Ridley our examinations officer, to discuss new developments within Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

One area particularly interesting was that CIE are continuing to work with Spanish Universities (UNED) and fully recognise the A LEVEL subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, business studies and geography as equivalent to the Spanish ‘específicas’, in fact it was noted that in some subjects the content was more than the Spanish equivalent . CIE have also decided to follow the recent changes in the British grading system and are offering Cambridge schools the option of continuing with A* – G grades or adopt the new British numeric system 9-1, something we will look at in the future.

Before the meeting ended Mr. Mazur congratulated Novaschool Sunland on our growth, the number of students we enter for Cambridge examinations has increased significantly in recent year and continues to grow.

Cross Country reunites the best International Schools on the Costa

For the 6th year running, Novaschool Sunland has played host to the Interschool Cross Country Championships; the annual event which sees 12 International schools along the Costa del Sol go head to head amid a refreshing atmosphere of healthy competition; this year enjoyed by 565 pupils.

Against the unbeatable backdrop of 40,000 squared metres of natural beauty, nestled in the Guadalhorce Valley (north east of Malaga), Novaschool Sunland was proud to launch the event. The action kicked off at 12pm midday on a cold yet dazzlingly bright winter morning. Over 500 eager pupils, impatient to begin the race covering approximately 1,000 metres, were yet again poised to conquer the challenging course spanning the school’s buildings, varied terrains and rugged peaks and troughs.

This year, the competition saw 565 participants, girls and boys, from different International colleges along the Costa del Sol, compete in 8 individual categories as well as in the category chosen to represent the school. All were united by a single goal: have fun and enjoy the experience in the hope of gaining record points and reaching the podium as an honour to their school.

Participants and PODIUM
In the overall team category (all schools), The English International College touched gold, obtaining first place, followed by silver prize winners, Novaschool Sunland with Aloha College taking home the Bronze.

Competitors from Novaschool obtained outstanding results, making a stand on the podium in 7 of the 8 individual categories: Year 5/6 won a gold medal in the boys category; Year 7/8 girls achieved an impressive bronze in both categories; it was an unbeatable gold for Year 9/10 and in Year 11/12/13, gold was awarded to boys and silver to girls.

This 6th edition of the event was represented by the following 12 International schools: Aloha College, British International School, Swans International School, The English International College, The British School, Sunny View School, Laude International School, Sotogrande International School, St. Anthony’s College, Almuñécar International School, Queens British Grammar School and Novaschool Sunland.

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