GREENGATES’ OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCES

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WORLDWIDE OPPORTUNITIES
UNLOCKING A WORLD OF GROWTH AND ACHIEVEMENT FOR YOUR CHILD

PREPARING FOR A GLOBALLY CONNECTED FUTURE

At Greengates School, we design our students’ learning experiences beyond the classroom to enrich their character, create opportunities to fuel their well-being, and ignite their commitment to advancing in the classroom. 

Within our unique multicultural community that represents over 45 nationalities, Greengates offers many ways to celebrate different cultures and traditions. We shape an inclusive environment where every child feels valued and respected, and this bolsters our international curricula, which challenge our students to achieve more than they ever imagined possible. 

All these shared experiences lead to worldwide opportunities for your child’s growth and international connections that help lay the groundwork for their success in the world.

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OUR WORLD-CLASS COLLABORATIONS

As an important part of learning within the global Nord Anglia family, we’re proud to collaborate with top organisations that give our students unparalleled opportunities in the world. These collaborations inspire our students to follow their interests and talents at the highest level.

The Juilliard School
Our collaboration with the world’s most renowned performing arts institution enriches our students’ love of dance, drama, and music.
MIT
The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAM programme helps our students to build their creativity and problem-solving skills by tackling interdisciplinary challenges facing the world today.
UNICEF
We challenge our students to make a difference locally and globally by tackling the Unit Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
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DISCOVERING TALENTS. IGNITING PASSIONS.

At Greengates School, our afternoon activities encourage students across all year groups to explore new areas and develop their interests. 

They take part in a wide range of age-appropriate clubs that span sports and athletics, the arts, academic subjects, and other interests or hobbies. 
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SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
Sports and athletics build our students’ confidence, teamwork skills, and physical fitness. We have a combination of age-appropriate competitive teams, individual athletics, and recreational activities at Greengates, so our students can always keep active and strengthen their abilities.
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At Greengates School, our four main sports are:

  • volleyball
  • football (soccer)
  • basketball
  • rugby

We have recreational activities for our youngest students that teach them the skills to participate in these sports, which then formally begin in Primary School. In Secondary School, the first three have competitive Junior Variety and Varsity teams for boys and girls during all three terms. On these teams, our students represent Greengates and compete against other local schools.

Meanwhile, some of our other sporting and athletics activities include:

  • swimming
  • cross-country
  • climbing
  • rhythmic gymnastics
  • Global Games Club
  • tennis
  • badminton
  • flag football catchball (a simple version of volleyball for Primary)
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THE ARTS
Through the visual and performing arts, our students discover how to express themselves in creative and novel ways. Whether they develop their photography skills in our extensive studio or perform on our stage, they discover how to captivate audiences through storytelling.
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Visual arts

  • photography
  • Art Club
  • arts and crafts

Music

  • woodwind and brass lessons and wind band
  • keyboarding (Primary)
  • IGCSE music support (Secondary)

Other performing arts

  • dance
  • theatre art/prop-making
  • Drama Club
  • Drama and Musical Theatre Club 
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ACADEMIC BOOSTERS
We offer a variety of academic activities beyond class time for Primary and Secondary students to boost their abilities or explore their interests in greater depth, in preparation for a successful future eventually in the IBDP and beyond. From English and maths boosters to biology and economics workshops, there’s something for everyone.
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Primary

  • English Booster
  • Maths Booster
  • STEAM
  • Spanish Conversation for Beginners 

Secondary

  • KS3 Maths Workshop
  • IGCSE/IB Workshops for Biology, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Humanities 
  • Study Hall
  • UNAM Geography, History, and Derecho
  • Global Issues Network Club
  • Octavio Paz Workshop
  • Philosophy Club
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INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
We encourage our students to gather around their common interests, so they can exchange knowledge with each other and develop their abilities within the stimulating environment of our community. With activities like hydroponics and gardening or Student Council, students learn how to connect with each other and their environment.
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Primary

  • Chess Club
  • Coding Club
  • Hydroponics and Gardening
  • Student Council

Secondary

  • Girls’ Community Club 
  • International Cooking Club
  • Board Game Club
  • Hydroponics and Gardening
  • Student Council
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MODEL UNITED NATIONS
In Secondary School, our students can participate in Model United Nations (MUN), a student-led extracurricular activity that simulates the diplomatic workings of the United Nations. It’s an exemplary activity for students to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while also enhancing cross-cultural understanding on the world stage. 
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Participating in Model United Nations is an excellent opportunity for our students to build their global awareness and become empowered as world-changers. Through Nord Anglia Education, MUN students participate in both regional and global debates, where they can travel to represent Greengates and showcase their leadership.

Our students build significant skills in researching, debating, and role-playing while exploring international issues and modelling international diplomacy. They share their thoughts on pressing global issues and propose solutions to create positive impact in the world. Their participation also boosts their college applications, because MUN is highly regarded worldwide.
Outdoor Education

AMAZING EXPEDITIONS in Switzerland

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EXPLORATIONS NEAR AND FAR

Through experiences in Mexico City and internationally, our trips and excursions fully bring our curriculum to life.  

Your child will expand their understanding of the world, while increasing their independence and confidence and strengthening their bonds with others.
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DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
Beginning in Nursery, our school trips are crucial ways that students of all year groups learn beyond the classroom. Trips are local to our area around Mexico City and may be to museums, cultural landmarks, farms, labs, gardens, and events or activity centres. Each excursion supports and enhances classroom learning.
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RESIDENTIAL TRIPS
Years 3 to 7 get to enjoy residential trips to camps in locations like Puebla and Tlahuapan, where they participate in sport, teamwork, and leisure activities. As students spend time away from home, they discover how to build their independence and confidence in the world. 
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Our residential trips are outstanding experiences for our students to grow, as they spend an increasingly larger number of nights away from home and gain more confidence. 

By visiting exciting outdoor locations with their peers and other teachers, they discover ways to be independent, work together within teams, and connect with the real world.
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SECONDARY SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Through real-world experiences, we encourage curiosity and foster a love of learning in all our Secondary students. Geography students in Years 10 and 12 and Biology students in Year 12 especially learn how to conduct on-site research, enriching their studies with this important scientific training.
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Our Geography students in Years 10 and 12 travel to a geographical location where they plan, collect, and synthesise data for their studies. Year 10 visit Merida, Yucatan, while Year 12 visit Puebla. 

Year 12 Biology students travel to the lagoon and forest areas of Bacalar in Quintana Roo, where they can observe and analyse several aspects of the biodiversity, such as the conservation of different species and the sustainable resources from this fantastic ecosystem.
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GLOBAL GAMES
Every year, students in Years 7–9 can join their peers from other Nord Anglia schools across the Americas to participate in the NAE Global Games and Junior Global Games, held at one of our sister schools. Like the Olympics, these events bring together athletes of all abilities to compete, make friends, and raise global awareness.
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At the Global Games, our Years 8 and 9 students are proud to represent Greengates. They also enjoy exchanging and learning about other cultures from peers across the region. Activities in the past have included flag football, track and field, swimming, sand volleyball, and more, and students increase their global awareness through these experiences.

Year 7 students participate in the Junior Global Games, an opportunity that gives many of them the chance to travel internationally for the first time. Like Years 8 and 9, our younger students also enjoy making friends with peers from other Nord Anglia schools across the Americas. 
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STUDENT WELLBEING

SUPPORTING HOLISTIC GROWTH

At Greengates School, we understand that our students' success also depends on managing their growth and well-being holistically.  We balance our care for their physical health with their social and emotional health by respecting and valuing that each child is unique. We have a comprehensive pastoral and safeguarding team of leaders, a full-time school doctor, and counsellors, and all teachers and staff are trained in safeguarding. 

Together, we shape a culture that encourages everyone in the community to act with respect and integrity, so students can always feel happy, safe, and supported. This includes everything from our zero-tolerance bullying and harassment policy to other specific initiatives, like ways to manage stress.
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STRUCTURED SUPPORT

SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PERSONAL GUIDANCE

We also weave learning opportunities that support well-being directly into our curricula, beginning in Primary School. Students take personal, social and health education classes (PSHE), where they learn about local and global issues and reflect on how they can make a difference. This helps them begin to understand their potential impact in the world. 

By Secondary School, students meet daily with their Form Tutor, who offers social, emotional, and personal guidance to each child, within a small peer group. Form Tutors lead activities that help each child to strengthen relationships, build trust, and nurture their independence. 

Once our students enter the IGCSE and IB programmes of Upper Secondary, they also receive crucial support around their course choices, so their academic progress and well-being can come together in harmony during these important decisions.
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SOCIAL PURPOSE

LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE

At Greengates, we show our students what impact they can make in the world through a variety of activities and service opportunities. Every year, our student body selects charities to support and fundraises to support causes and others’ needs. They work closely with our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) through several of these projects, like organising second-hand uniform sales or bake sales.

By Secondary School, our students become drivers of activities through the ‘CAS’ component (Creativity, Activity, Service) of the IB Diploma Programme. Through CAS, they build their social responsibility in our local or global communities. They’ve been teaching English to disadvantaged youth, collecting donations for victims of natural disasters, and gathering plastic bottles for recycling, for example.
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PREPARING FOR THE WORLD STAGE

Our stimulating campus and state-of-the-art facilities at Greengates School support our teachers and students in bringing the very best of British and international academics to life – facilitating the structure and support for our students to succeed through all their lessons and experiences.

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