One of our aims at the Oporto British School is to enable students to build on their strengths, interests and experience in order to fulfil their potential.
To this end OBS encourages students to pursue a range of extra curricular activities, both within school and in the local community, that help them to learn more about themselves and enable them to respond to the challenge to pursue excellence in all that they do.
Students learn to work independently and collaboratively through involvement in numerous House, school and inter-school events.
During their time at OBS they form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, which often last long after the students leave us.
Participation in assemblies, poetry competitions, debates, talent quests and school musicals and plays, introduces students to the challenge and excitement of performance. These activities help them to develop as confident, articulate communicators.
The Arts Festival unites the whole school in celebrating our creative spirit.
Our students' involvement in The Model United Nations organization, the Environment Society, the Amnesty International Society, and a number of charitable events helps them to develop a strong sense of awareness of local and global issues and to appreciate their own place as active members of the international community.
Leadership skills are developed through the Monitors and Prefects Systems, the Peer Support Programme and the Student Council (amongst others.) These help to develop self-confidence and social responsibility in our students.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the annual ski trip and the Outdoor education programme provides opportunities for students to develop self-confidence and a wide range of social and life skills whilst learning to understand their place in the natural environment.
The school newspaper project (OBSWeb), the radio/podcast project (OBSRadio), the Year Book committee and the plethora of sports teams promote the development of specific skills and teamwork. In these activities students are encouraged to nurture their own ambitions and celebrate their achievements.
The Primary and Senior Sections run a clubs program for students in Forms 1 – 12 which offers a broad range of activities to each year level.
Clubs are offered by OBS staff on a termly basis which allows students a greater opportunity to explore their interests and preferences.
Clubs take place at lunchtimes and after school and all students are encouraged to participate.
A number of other activities, such as Madarin, instrumental music lessons, Karate or Yoga are offered by external bodies and run for the entire academic year.