In late June we hosted a two-day event with a variety of speakers from different professional sectors who shared their knowledge, experience, and the education and skills that are required to be accomplished professionally and personally. 

OBS students had the privilege to connect live with John Shoffner, one of the 4 astronauts that are currently off-orbit in the International Space Station.

Form 11 very persuasive candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the School Council made their case to Secondary.

As part of our ‘Refugees and Migrants’ topic this half term, the Form 5 students have been completing a family project at home: they researched their ancestry and the migration of their families, and then presented to the class. We heard so many fascinating stories and discovered a lot of history!

This term, the Form 2 topic has been about ‘Belonging’. We have been thinking about where we have come from, the different units in which we belong and where others feel they belong too. This led us to look at homes around the world and why they may be built as such according to local ... Read more

Form 6 students celebrated Christmas Jumper Day with a competition in Maths to design a Christmas jumper, using origami.  The prizewinners are: 1.           Sara Teixeira 2.           Cristina Xu 3.           Rafaela Domingues Well done everyone, for such striking and creative designs!

Form 5 have had an exciting end to the term. To complete their topic on ´Conflict´, they presented their work in an exhibition format for their class assembly. Miss Smith and Miss Payne were full of pride seeing everyone showcase the excellent work they have produced throughout the term. As part of our topic, we ... Read mo

In Form 2 this week we had a James and the Giant Peach theme day. The children (and teachers) dressed as characters from the book. The classrooms were transformed into ‘peaches’ with orange colours, authentic sounds of the sea, and the smell of peach.The children did a minibeast hunt outside looking for bugs that appeared ... Re

This week is Computer Science Education Week. It is dedicated to inspiring all students to learn computer science and making sure that all students have opportunities to explore a future in computer science. The week is held in recognition of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper who helped create the first commercial electronic computer. Across the school ...

On December 7, Reception Bears and Reception Pandas presented us with their wonderful Nativity play. The children had enormous fun and were proud to perform to their parents (remotely!)

Our Form 12 Geography students had a productive day out on Friday gathering information for their IB coursework projects. Analysing the impact of the pandemic on Porto´s tourism industry (growing healthily until last year), they collected data at five key sites around the city, including visitor questionnaires, environmental quality assessments, interviews and traffic counts. The ...

On December 2nd, OBS officially started the Advent. Our OBS band and Form 5 Portuguese Students performed Christmas songs to their fellow colleagues and teachers and ended the ceremony lighting up the Christmas tree, fully decorated by Early Years and Primary Students. Let this jolly season begin!

Last Tuesday, 30th of November, Richard Zimler, international prize-winning author of eleven novels and five children’s books, met virtually with children in Pre-Prep, Prep, Reception, Form 1 and Form 2. He presented the book “Dança quando chegares ao fim”. The children were delighted to hear the story and thoroughly enjoy their virtual visit.

The Eco Council have put together a fantastic Eco Advent calendar. Children can peel stick notes, one off each day (or more than one to make up for bank holidays and weekends). The online advent calendar is on the link below, as well as on Class Dojo and Seesaw. Children can upload pictures of what ... Read more

Friday, November 19, was topped off by a visit from Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugal, Chris Sainty, who came to see us during the afternoon. As you might imagine, Covid contingency measures restricted the nature of the visit, but it was welcome opportunity to discuss all things OBS and our plans for the future with ...

The Triple Science students in Form 10 undertook a challenge in their Physics lesson: to build a relay circuit (a relay is an electromechanical device that uses an electromagnet to operate a switch from an open position to a closed position, completing a secondary circuit).   The students really rose to this challenge by interpreting ...

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” (Thomas Campbell) Yesterday, at 11am, the whole school, with the exception of Early Years, came together to observe a moment of Remembrance for the fallen of all nationalities, in all conflicts. There was a brief reading form “For the Fallen” the Last Post sounded ... Read more

On Wednesday 10th November, some of the school’s best mathematicians participated in the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge, run by the University of Leeds. This is a competition which involves answering a series of multiple-choice questions, based on skills of logic and problem solving. Congratulations go to the following students (listed in order of points received) ...

Jornal de Notícias Media Lab had been with our Form 7 Portuguese classes on November 5 working on some different journalistic platforms: Radio; social media and video. Enjoy the work made by our students: Noticiário Radiofónico TSF Noticiário em Vídeo