skip to main content
Close

Sant Agustí Campus

Baleares International College, Sant Agustí, is located in the high-quality residential environment of Sant Agustí on the south coast of Mallorca. The school is in a very accessible location, just on the outskirts of the capital, Palma. The school has a capacity for 160 students from 2 to 11 years of age.

Book My Visit
Find out More

Details of our Summer School 2019 are now available!

Baleares International College, Sant Agustí, has excellent facilities for Primary age children including large, brightly lit and well-equipped classrooms as well as specialist facilities such as the library, music and art rooms. Information Technology is catered for by the use of Chromebooks throughout the school. There is plenty of safe play space on campus and each age group has its own area.

There is also a spacious dining room with views out to sea. We use the local Sports Centre for swimming lessons, have access to a local forest school and a make good use of nearby Calanova sailing club and beach. We have two dedicated language rooms focusing on Spanish, Catalan and German.

At BIC, Sant Agustí, we celebrate each student's achievements on a daily basis. The school's family values are built on respect and consideration of one another in a productive, caring environment, supported by highly qualified and dedicated teachers. We aim to create a stimulating and caring environment which enables all students to reach their potential and by doing so, develop the skills and confidence needed for a fulfilling life.

Directions: If you are coming from Palma on the Autovia, take exit 6 Génova/Sant Agustí. Take the second exit at the roundabout and then the first right onto Carrer Andreu Ferret. Continue straight on over Carrer Mónaco onto Carrer Noruega. Follow the road round and onto Camí son Toells. Turn right to continue on Camí son Toells and keep going until you see BIC Sant Agustí.

Age range

2–11

School hours

Day school,
08.45 to 15.45
Extra-curricular activities,
15.45 - 17.00 daily

Student / teacher ratio

10:1 (at full capacity)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • German

Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Facilities

Specialist language classrooms, outdoor classrooms, specialist Art and Music rooms, library, large sports court, Early Years playground, soft play area, spacious dining room, plus access to local forest school, sailing club, beach and sports centre

At BIC Sant Agustí we are very fortunate to have many beautiful beaches within walking distance from the school.

Part of our philosophy is for our children to spend as much time outdoors as possible and to enjoy the nature of the island. We use the local beaches in a variety of different ways:

BIC Beach Boot Camp

Key Stage 2 have a weekly session of BIC Beach Boot Camp where we jog to the beach and spend the sports session there. A combination of warm ups, yoga, boot camp style exercises and team games such as beach volleyball and capture the flag ensure that our students are challenged physically and learn new skills in a fresh and beautifully inspiring setting.

Beach Cleans and the Ondine Association

As a school, we work hard to educate our students about marine conservation and plastic pollution. As part of the curriculum we collaborate with the Ondine Association to deliver their Dos Manos Schools Programme. We support their vision of creative education and community action. We regularly participate in beach cleans around the island, which is also a great opportunity to get families together at the weekends, working towards a common local cause.

Fieldwork

Subjects such as Geography and Art lend themselves well to trips to the beach, where our students can explore and develop a range of skills from mapping the local area, discovering beach wildlife to sketching boats at the sailing club. We encourage our staff and students to take advantage of our local beaches, for them to develop a sense of wonder and respect for nature.

We are very lucky here at BIC Sant Agustí because there is a quaint little forest located just a 5-minute walk away from school – a perfect setting for “base camp” at Forest School. All of our students from Nursery through to Year 6 are given the opportunity to explore nature once a week as part of our Forest School initiative.

What is Forest School?

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

Key Features and Benefits of Forest Schools

  • The use of a natural outdoor environment.
  • A child-led approach to learning, which is fun and unhurried.
  • A long-term, hands-on programme that allows repetition where children come into contact with nature using all their senses.
  • Builds children’s confidence and self-esteem as they are responsible for making their own decisions and are carefully supported to achieve their goals.
  • Allows every child to have a voice, especially those who find it difficult to communicate in a more conventional learning environment.
  • A high adult-to-child ratio allows children to undertake new experiences and challenges whilst taking appropriate risks.
  • Supports personalised learning.
  • Trained adults, facilitators and observers rather than leaders and instructors.

A Hands-On Learning Experience, in a Natural Environment

Depending on the age group, examples of Forest School activities include:

  • Woodland walks and nature trails
  • Nature crowns
  • Mini-beasting
  • Shelter building
  • Making teddy homes
  • Forest School stories
  • Basic tool-use to make minibeast hotels, wooden snakes, tree cookies, leaf presses etc
  • Building and lighting fires
  • Camping trips in forest areas

*Children take part in all activities under adult supervision of course.

Our facilities here at BIC Sant Agusti extend far beyond the school grounds. To enhance the opportunities we provide our students, we have excellent relationships with a number of facilities close by and use them on a regular basis.

Only a 5-minute walk from school along the beach, Port Calanova, home to the Spanish National Sailing School, with decades of history, unbeatable location, a highly-qualified professional team and fully equipped sports facilities, provides an ideal setting for our students to test their skills and master the art of sailing, kayaking and other exciting water sports.

This is both an element of our physical education curriculum and is available as an after-school club throughout the year. We also organise a summer camp at Port Calanova, available for all Orbital Education students around the world, giving them the perfect opportunity to think globally, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the sport at the same time.

Details of our Summer School 2019 are now available!

See our other campus;

Sa Porrassa Campus