The Tafira site includes the school’s other Primary sector, alongside the Secondary sector (students aged 11-18). The Tafira campus is divided into three main areas – Infants, Juniors and Secondary, as well as common areas and the school’s Administration and Catering facilities.
The campus was renovated in 2015 to ensure the facilities support the school’s teaching and learning methodologies, as well as enhancing the strong sense of family and community.
The Infant classes of the Primary sector are situated on the ground floor, with easy access to the outdoor play and learning area and to a spacious breakout area that is often used for small group work. The outdoor area includes a ‘child friendly’ rubberised floor and a specific play area for the Nursery children.
The Junior classrooms are situated on the first floor and are light, spacious and well-resourced. The classrooms are interconnected to enable cross age group teaching and there are large learning spaces in front of each Junior classroom that provide an extended learning space.
Secondary has assigned classrooms for each subject area, including specialist and fully-equipped classrooms for Science, Art and Music: the art room has a pottery oven and graphics computers; the music room individual practice rooms and many musical instruments; the science department, specialist laboratories for chemistry, physics and biology. Although information technology is used and taught across the curriculum, there is an assigned Computer Suite for the Computer Science department.
As part of the school’s focus on a sense of community there are common areas used by all ages, helping to draw students and staff together. The Ágora is at the centre of the school, and is used by all age groups for drama and movement, exhibitions, workshops, displays, clubs, meetings and assemblies. In addition, the Tafira campus has a large sports hall, which includes a stage for theatrical productions, and a dining room that services all students and staff.
The outdoor play and sports facilities include a small synthetic 5-a-side football pitch, volleyball court and a hard surface play area for outdoor basketball and football. Local off-site facilities are used to support and enhance the sports provision.
The Tafira site is situated in picturesque countryside close to the Bandama volcanic crater and approximately 15 minutes from Las Palmas.