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Last july 4th was the end of the copa america CHILE 2015 were the local team won its first title doing penalties with Argentina, then the team won to Brazil for the first time in 15 years, but now the things had changed because Sergio Jadue and Jorge Sampaoli resigned for their respective titles, the new trainer is Claudio Pizzi who lost with Argentina and won with Venezuela last month.

This year is the Centenary Copa America and it will be played in the United Stated, the groups are the followings: Group A. United States, Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay. Group B, Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti and Perú. Group C, Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela. Group D, Argentina, Chile, Panama and Bolivia.

The championship will be from July 3rd to July 26th, there will be 31 match in differents stadiums, they will be the followings: Seattle, Santa Clara, Pasadena, Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, Orlando, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and Boston.


History Students Experience the 1929 Stock Market Crash

Students from Professor Joaquin’s Chilean History class had the opportunity to learn about an important moment in US history that sent shockwaves around the world: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression which followed.

First we watched a short YouTube video explaining the idea behind investing in the stock market. Students were given $1000 to invest in a list of historically relevant stocks, and had five minute rounds to buy and sell at updated prices which reflected the boom and bust of the roaring 20’s economy. They could also buy stocks on margins, by borrowing money from the bank. After most of them watched their money evaporate into thin air, they had the chance to discuss how speculation and margins led to irresponsible behavior and created conditions for the crash.

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2015 Statistics

Here are some fun facts about the English Experience Hub in 2016:

1. The Hub had an average of 7 hours of classes every school day! (There are 9 total hours).

2. An average of 113 students visited per day during our recess periods!

3. A total of 1,092 class hours were spent in the Hub!

4. Every student from 1st-12th grade visited the Hub at least one time.

5. In the winter, we sold over 150 cups of Hot Chocolate!

Next year, look forward to even more raffle prizes, movies, projects, games, innovative classes, and all new reading and writing clubs for 5th and 7th grade students.

Congratulations on an Amazing English Day

Our English Day festivities were a perfect contrast to the cloudy skies above on Monday, November 2nd. First, students from 1st-3rd grade performed popular folk and children’s songs from the UK, Ireland, Australia, and the USA. Then we opened up the International Festival–a transformation of our sports fields into a showcase of 10 English-speaking countries prepared by the students from 3rd-11th grade.


The winner of “Best Country” was the United Kingdom, under the leadership of Miss Marcela Naveas and Miss Veronica Farias.

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5th Graders Begin New Reading Club

Our 5th grade girls are piloting a new reading club program in the Hub! Once a week, they visit for 20-45 minutes and select books that they are interested in reading. They have the chance to look up new words and record them, along with their reflections about each book, in their official book club guide. Some weeks they also complete special activities to develop specific reading comprehension skills, such as making predictions, using context clues to understand new vocabulary, and more! Stay tuned for links to activities and worksheets we have used.

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English Day Was Moved!

Our expected English Day that was taking place last Thursday 24th of September, was change because of the bad weather that we got that day. Unfortunately, it was moved to the next 9th of November so now we need to wait a lot longer to enjoy it.

In my opinion, it is a sad that the English Day was moved because everyone was expecting it but in the other hand, if this change allows it to be better, it is also necessary.

Beautiful coral meeting of the REI!

As a start to the celebration of 35th anniversary of our schools, on Wednesday August 26, it was held at the community room the 2015 meeting of choral groups of Ignatian educational network, REI.
More than 170 students from 10 choirs, all belonging to the REI and Fe y Alegria organization, gave life to this meeting, which allowed them to share the commitment to singing and musical expression from diversity and friendship.
It was a very important opportunity to strength ties with the schools of the REI and, above all, a great opportunity to our students to share generously their musical word with singers from other latitudes.
The participating choirs were:
School Multipurpose Don Enrique Alvear
San Ignacio de Loyola School (Valparaiso)
San Ignacio El Bosque School
Private School No. 8 San Ignacio (from Calera)
School Padre Hurtado
Colegio Hogar de Cristo
Mission College
Padre Hurtado Institute

English Day is coming!!

Next September 24th is the English Day taking place in our school and everyone seems to be very exited about this. There are many activitites being organized by students and teachers working together to make this day one of the best of the year.

In my opinion this is a great opportunity for all the students to improve their knowledge about many English speaking countries.

Also, they´ll be able to have a great time and enjoy next to their teachers and friends.


12th Grade English Elective Students Debate San Ignacio Alonso Ovalle Students

Seven of our seniors went to San Ignacio Alonso Ovalle on Tuesday, August 25th, to participate in two debates (in English!) against the other school. They were randomly assigned to argue for the first motion: “Add English to the PSU” and against the second motion “Use a progressive tax system in Chile to fully fund university education.”

IMG-20150825-WA0008They did a fantastic job, in particular José Tomás Valenzuela, who won the Coach’s award, and  Vicente Rodríguez and Vicente Urrutia, who won MVP honors for the first and second debates, respectively. Miss Lucía Pizarro, our English Department Head, moderated the first debate. Great job to all the participants, and thank you to our hosts at San Ignacio!

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