The school is
situated in the North of Portugal, located in south western Europe.
Avintes is close to Oporto, in a more than a thousand-year-old
village, on the left riverside of the Douro River with a population
about 15000 inhabitants.
It has got an
environmental tradition characterized by the existence of a
Biological Park known internationally and a natural reserve
where animals from
every continent live. It has also got a very strong cultural
tradition in which theatre has its largest expression.
The school belongs
to a group, since 2013 (economic policy of our government) with
about 3000 students. On the school where we teach has got 800
students and some problems because of the lack of jobs to parents.
E.B 2/3 School of
Avintes, (named Adriano Correia de Oliveira School) with 800
students aged between ten and sixteen in the compulsory regime, has
around 70 teachers and it works daily from 8.15 a.m. to 18.30 p.m. .
Some kindergartens and primary schools are part of the main school.
Our school is a
modern nice building with a lot of natural light and with all the
necessary facilities for a good functioning.
It has got a
library and a resource centre where besides the books that everyone
can use freely, there are also videos, CDs and temporary displays of
works done by us.
It has got 25
classrooms, labs and handicraft classrooms, a sporty park with a gym
and courts as well as playgrounds where we have fun during the
breaks and Technology rooms where we have lessons and where in our
free time we can surf the net.
Since 2004 we work
in Comenius projects and Youth in Action / Jeunesse en Action. We
have a European club at our school and we belong to the European
network of European Clubs. Right now we have around 40 students in
the club, with 11 years old up to 15. At the European Club we work
mainly “Human Values” and “Democracy” and of course the “European
Our students are
very active and engaged in the work.
Since 2003, we
have worked several Comenius projects in which we use the English
language . All over this time the teachers and students take part in
the "Youth in Action" project ,where we also worked with the French
The school has
received some awards for the work done with students at the European
Club. Among them, we emphasize the special Jury Prize - video
category at the World School Creativity Festival in Sanremo - Italy.
We are teachers of
History, Mathematics, and responsible by the European Club, where we
try to establish in our young people the values of Democracy, Human
Rights and respect for the environment. We always invited Geography,
English, ICT and Arts teachers to work with us in the different