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III ELIS INSET Day

21st February 2018

As part of our commitment to ongoing professional development, last Friday saw El Limonar International School Murcia host its annual INSET Day for both teaching and non-teaching staff, this year for staff from both ELIS schools.


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VII ELIS Villamartín University Fair

8th February 2018

After six successful years, representatives of more than twenty universities from Spain and abroad visited ELIS Villamartín to showcase their educational offers and our Sixth Formers had the opportunity to attend.


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CERN trip (Switzerland)

4th December 2017

Last week students from ELIS Murcia had the amazing opportunity to travel to Geneva in Switzerland. The purpose of the trip was to visit the largest Physics experiment on the planet: CERN.


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Teddy Bear Day

24th November 2017

Yesterday our Nursery and Reception pupils had a very special day. The morning began with lots of outdoor sport activities and games; these were followed by a fun picnic for all Early Years students who were also accompanied by their favourite fluffy toy which they had brought from home.


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ELIS Cup 2017-18 (first leg)

21st November 2017

The ELIS Cup is an annual tournament, divided into two legs, in which both Primary and Secondary students from Murcia play against students from ELIS Villamartin in football, basketball, handball and volleyball. This year’s first leg took place last week during wonderful weather.


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Unitour – University Fair

17th November 2017

Last Tuesday the Unitour University Fair took place at the NH Amistad Hotel in Murcia. Unitour runs university fairs throughout Europe over the coming months, allowing students the possibility to improve their knowledge about different degree courses available in Spain.


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A1 Level Goethe Institut

2nd November 2017

Congratulations to the 23 ELIS students who successfully took the A1 Goethe-Institut examinations in June. The A1 is their first step on their journey through the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Many will take the B1 exam in Year 10 or Year 11 before sitting their iGCSE German. Gut gemacht!


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Secondary ELIS Cup

8th February 2017

Last Thursday, 80 ELIS Murcia students headed off to ELIS Villamartín to play the first leg of the Upper School ELIS Cup: a day which combines fun with friendly sporting competition! Our seven teams – 5 male teams and 2 female ones – won the vast majority of the 21 […]


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School is open… On Saturday!

26th January 2017

On Saturday 21st January, El Limonar International School Murcia held an Open Day for prospective families who were keen to find out more about our educational offer. Apart from being able to visit the school site itself, visitors had the opportunity to talk with families whose children are already students […]


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Is it snowing??? It is snowing!!!!

19th January 2017

Is it snowing??? It IS snowing!!!! Everybody at El Limonar International School Murcia was caught by surprise when it snowed so heavily earlier this week. What looked like was going to be just a little flurry soon turned into a major snowstorm! School was completely white after only a couple […]


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IGCSE & A-Level Art Trip

10th January 2017

At the end of last term our IGCSE and A-Level Art students visited the Pedro Cano Foundation and Blanca’s “Centro Negra” in order to learn more about a contemporary Murcian artist. They were also able to participate in a water color workshop and make a variety of sketches which were […]


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ELIS Murcia Art Competition

24th November 2016

On Friday we celebrated the prize giving ceremony of our first ELIS Murcia Art Competition. In this competition, Upper School students were asked to represent an element of the exteriors of the school using the format and materials of their choice. Four months after the competition got off the ground, […]


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International Schools Football Tournament

2nd November 2016

Last Tuesday, four of our school teams participated in the III International Schools Football Tournament in Elche. In total, 20 teams from the regions of Murcia and Valencia competed in an intense day of matches. Our Year 9 boys’ team won the competition in their category. Our Year 7 – […]


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Year 7 Tuckshop

21st October 2016

Year 7 will be going on their class trip to Exeter towards the end of the second term. This will be the 18th Year 7 trip to the southwest of the UK. During all these years, pupils have embarked on a range of fund raising activities, out of which tuckshops […]


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Time Capsule

18th October 2016

Six years ago, our current Year 13 students started the “Time Capsule” project. The idea was that Year 7 pupils, at the end of their first year in Upper School, would store meaningful objects, messages for “their current self” or their “2016-self”, messages for the 2016 Year 7s, photos, etc. The time capsule […]


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Outstanding results in Selectividad, A-Level and IGCSE

7th September 2016

Our graduating Year 13 students are currently commencing – or about to commence – degree courses at universities in Spain, the UK and in France. Their A-Level results were outstanding: an overall 93% pass rate, with 30% of passes at grades A* and A. The highest “Selectividad” mark was 13.87 […]


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Summerlim Summer Course

28th July 2016

This month, over 130 children aged between 3 and 15 have been having great fun on our summer course, Summerlim. They have enjoyed handicrafts and music workshops; participated in sports and swimming events; and of course have made new friends, at the same time as practising English! They have also […]


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End of Year Prize Giving

5th July 2016

On the last day of the school year, we held our annual Prize Giving Ceremony which rewarded students for academic achievement, progress, effort and citizenship. In the first part of the ceremony, emotions ran high as certificates and prizes were awarded in each year group throughout our Primary and Secondary […]


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Music@ellimonar End of Year Concert

24th June 2016

Last Monday, saw us celebrate our KS2 – KS5 School of Music end of year concert at the Auditorium in La Alberca. Students, families and music@ellimonar staff joined together for an evening of musical delight offered by our talented young musicians. 70 students and over an hour of film theme […]


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Primary Trips

21st June 2016

Year 3 – NATURE TRIP A few weeks ago, at the end of May, 62 of our Year 3 pupils headed off to the farm school El Oasis, in the nearby town of Valladolises. This is the third year running that the school has offered this trip, and once again […]


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Year 7 in the Regional Crafts Centre

27th May 2016

As part of their Social Science (Ciencias Sociales) course, our Year 7 pupils recently visited the Regional Crafts Centre in Murcia where they learnt more about locally made products. Students took part in a variety of workshops, including glass engraving with the expert Pepe Reina. The trip helped pupils to […]


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Year 6 pupils visit Lorca

17th May 2016

Last Wednesday our Year 6 pupils had a great day visiting Lorca castle. They started their adventure by splitting up into two groups and making a flag which they proudly carried throughout the day. They visited the castle, the dungeons and the well, learning about history from the captain of […]


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100% pass rate in Trinity Examinations

13th May 2016

Congratulations! This week 49 of our Year 3 and Year 5 students took Trinity College oral English examinations. We are delighted to announce a 100% pass rate with over 50% of students achieving the highest mark possible: Distinction! Trinity College oral exams are the first official external examinations sat by […]


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Book Week in Secondary

11th May 2016

In their Spanish language and literature lessons, our Secondary students have worked on a project entitled “El libro de los libros” (The Book of Books). The work produced includes their own personal reflections as well as quotes from favourite poems and novels written in the Spanish language. As part of […]


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Trip to the UK – Year 7

5th May 2016

During their first year in Secondary, our Year 7 pupils enjoy – what they themselves call – the trip of their lives! Spending a week of linguistic and cultural immersion in England, our students visit Stonehenge, Exeter, Becky Falls, Bristol and Cheddar. It is a fun-packed, busy week which allows […]


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A week of sport!

21st April 2016

Last week saw our students participating in a variety of sports events and tournaments, once again showing off the sporting talents of our school. On Wednesday and Friday, students took part in our traditional ELIS Cup competition against students from our sister-school ELIS Villamartín. Competing in football, basketball, handball and […]


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II Younger Games

8th April 2016

On Friday 18th March, the last day of the second term, we celebrated the II ELIS Murcia Younger Games. Students from Year 1 to Year 11 took part in a variety of activities to raise funds for the charity organisation The Global Fund for Children, which our school works closely […]


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Book Day

17th March 2016

Last Friday we celebrated Book Day at school. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day, participating in activities and workshops related to books and reading. As part of the celebration, pupils had the opportunity to come to school dressed as a character from their favourite story. During the day, Espa Books ran […]


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Through-school project: Don Quijote de la Mancha

11th March 2016

For the second year running, our Spanish Department has led a through-school project involving all our students from Early Years to KS4. This year’s project has marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, the most famous Spanish writer of all times. Focussing on his famous masterpiece […]


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ELIS Murcia, one of the top schools in “The best schools in Spain” by El Mundo

4th March 2016

For the eighth year running, El Limonar International School Murcia has been selected as one of the 30 top international schools in Spain. Published by El Mundo newspaper yesterday, our school appears in their supplement “Top 100 schools 2016-17”. Evaluating all private and part-private schools in Spain, the ranking is […]


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III Charity Dinner

29th February 2016

Last Friday we celebrated our III ELIS Murcia Charity Dinner at Hotel Agalia, Murcia. This yearly event is organised to raise funds for the Vicente Ferrer Foundation. Presented by María Huertas, the evening included musical performances by a group of our students, as well as dances offered by Flexión Centro […]


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“Penalty”: performance in English for our Primary pupils

22nd February 2016

Last Monday, our Year 3 – Year 6 pupils visited the La Alberca Auditorium to watch the play “Penalty”. This play, performed mainly in English, offered pupils the opportunity to reflect on the importance of effort and the consequences of prejudice, whilst allowing time for lots of laughter too. The […]


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Trip to Sierra Nevada

17th February 2016

Year 6 pupils participated in our annual ski trip to Sierra Nevada. Before arriving at the resort, they enjoyed time at the Science Museum in Granada where they visited the birds of prey exhibition and the butterfly park. They also had great fun investigating a variety of interactive exhibitions, learning […]


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Music and Dance for Year 5 & Year 6

25th January 2016

At the start of term, our Year 5 & Year 6 pupils visited the Murcia Auditorium to see “El libro mágico de Paula”. This performance of music and ballet allowed our pupils the opportunity to gain a really enjoyable insight into the world of classical music. This concert forms part […]


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XMAS HOUSE DAY – Teamwork Time!

15th January 2016

As we start a new year, let’s take a look back at how we spent the last day of the first term! Secondary students celebrated “XMAS HOUSE DAY”, which included a fun-filled morning of House competitions and a very popular Talent Show. The glorious weather meant that all activities could […]


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Success of the Secondary Production “Oliver Twist”

22nd December 2015

From October to mid-December students ranging from Year 7 to Year 13 worked towards producing the Secondary production of ‘Oliver Twist’. The experience proved to be a deeply rewarding one culminating in three successful performances on 14th & 15th December. Students & staff worked extremely hard, attending lunchtime, after school […]


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Christmas Fair & Breakfast for Fundación Vicente Ferrer

17th December 2015

This morning our school community continued its ongoing support for the charity Fundación Vicente Ferrer (FVF). Some 170 parents joined us for a delicious British Christmas Breakfast, and they also had fun shopping at our Christmas Market. Decorations and cards made by our Infant and Primary pupils were eagerly snapped […]


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Poetry workshop

9th December 2015

Throughout this first term, Secondary students have participated in a Poetry workshop on a voluntary basis. They have written short poems which have then been shared with our school community, and thanks to the popularity of this initiative, we have decided to continue during the second term. Students have really […]


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Author Ricardo Gómez visits ELIS Murcia

1st December 2015

Ricardo Gómez, author of “Los zorros del norte” and “El perro que buscaba estrellas” visited ELIS Murcia last week. Having read some of Ricardo’s books, our Year 3 and 4 pupils were delighted to meet and talk to the author himself! Ricardo told our pupils about how childhood memories and […]


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ELIS Students: Global Citizens

20th November 2015

“They’re just like us!” commented our students at the end of the school day… Year 6 pupils have joined a project run by www.anadventure.org which aims to bring thousands of learners from across the world closer together, to get to know and understand each other, to break down barriers, and […]


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First Family Club of the school year!

27th October 2015

On Saturday, we celebrated our first Family Club of the current school year. Families had great fun, throughout the morning, making “pumpkin bags” for collecting sweets when they go out trick or treating!


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Initiatives supporting Children and Education

20th October 2015

During the Academic Year 2015-2016, and beyond, El Limonar International School Murcia will carry out various projects in order to raise funds for The Global Fund for Children (GFC). This international organisation fights for the rights of disadvantaged children, through programmes and services that contribute to allowing children to regain […]


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Collaborative Learning in our Ecological Allotment

9th October 2015

As part of our Enrichment Programme, every week our Secondary and Early Years students work side by side in our school’s ecological allotment, supported by the Murcia initiative Red de Huertos Escolares Ecológicos. This is a project which foments collaborative learning in a shared space and with common objectives. Younger […]


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Geography GCSE and Biology A-Level visit to the Sierra de Gredos

6th October 2015

GEOGRAPHY What an amazing start to the academic year! 2nd week back in school and we are out on fieldwork and converting theory into reality. I had no idea where the Sierra de Gredos was, and it did take a lot of navigating to find the field study centre. After […]


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A-level trip to discover R&D projects

5th October 2015

As part of the Careers Guidance Programme, we believe it is of vital importance that the students can access the world of business, particularly in those companies that devote their efforts to R&D projects. On Friday 25 September the Year 12 and Year 13 science students, accompanied by their chemistry […]


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ELIS Murcia: Member of COBIS

2nd October 2015

El Limonar International School Murcia has recently been accepted as a member of the association COBIS (Council of British International Schools). COBIS has 243 member schools located in America, Asia, Africa and Europe, with only 15 member schools in Spain. The COBIS Head Office is located in London. COBIS represents […]


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2015: A year of celebrations

17th September 2015

El Limonar International School Murcia is currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary and is proud of students’ recent achievements in IGCSE and A-Level examinations. The 25th Anniversary celebrations commenced in January with the inauguration of new Early Years and KS1 facilities in El Palmar, with all teaching being consolidated on one […]


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El Limonar International School Murcia: 100 Mejores Colegios, Periódico El Mundo

9th September 2015

We are delighted to announce that, once again, El Limonar International School Murcia has been selected by the national newspaper “El Mundo” as one of the top 100 schools in Spain. As has been the case in the last 6 years, El Mundo has recognised the unique international nature of […]


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Global Fund for Children & I Younger Games at ELIS Murcia

9th September 2015

When the Senior Leadership Team approached the El Limonar International School Murcia Charity Officers to propose a whole-school event to raise money for Global Fund for Children (GFC), we met and brainstormed different ideas. We were keen to organise an activity that would challenge and inspire all our pupils. Watching […]


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