Colegio Nueva granada - Celebrating 75 years
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1960Student CouncilStudent Council (STUCO) is created with the sole aim of inviting students to take a more active role in shaping activities, events, and the campus culture. Student Council members are elected by their peers and assume the responsibility of listening to their constituents, voicing student needs, and organizing activities for the benefit of the student community.
1963National Honor SocietyThe National Honor Society comprises High School students from Grades 10, 11, and 12 who embrace the pillars of Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. As members of the NHS, students develop service projects with the assistance of an advising teacher. NHS meets after school to design and carry out programs that advance social servcie and promote school spirit.
1970Senior Independent Studies (SIS).The SIS consists of a project carried out throughout the final year of their school process by all seniors at CNG. Students are allowed to choose the area they want to research and whether they will carry out their project independantly or in pairs.
1971Unión de Colegios Internacionales (UNCOLI)UNCOLI is born as an opportunity for international schools in Bogota to participate in sporting events together. Its goal is to encourage sports and arts by allowing schools that belong to it to participate and compete in different sports and categories, including: basketball, soccer, volleyball, ping-pong and chess.
1981AP AcademyThe Advanced Placement Academy is a clear example of CNG’s philosophy of helping each student achieve his or her highest potential. Participants in the Advanced Placement Academy follow a challenging curriculum allowing them to possibly earn university-level credit in a wide variety of subjects.
1982Model United Nations (MUN)Colombia's first Model United Nations model was held on the CNG campus in 1982 under the direction of Debbie McKinney and Martha de Correa, becoming the first event of its kind in the country and therefore standing as the oldest MUN conference in Colombia.Students who participate in MUN act out a simulation of United Nations debates while they enhance their learning and global awareness.
1989BinationalsThe Binational Games have become one of the pinnacles of the annual sporting calendar for all bilingual schools in Colombia. With a 25-year history, this event brings together young athletes from Barranquilla, Cartagena, Guajira, Medellín, Cali, Manizales, Pereira, Armenia, Bucaramanga, and Bogotá. Each year the Binational Games take place in a different school, so each one has an opportunity to organize and lead the event.
1990LeadershipLeadership is an extracurricular student organization sponsored by volunteer faculty members, in which students find ways to contribute to the well-being of others and find a meaningful place for themselves in the world.
1990Congreso de LiteraturaOn April 23rd, the Anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s death, two High School Spanish teachers (Carlos Bernal and Emilia Giraldo) decided to make the Día del Idioma celebrations something more than a short festivity during a flag-raising ceremony. The goal is for students to write papers for expositions and carry out activities focusing on the subjects of Spanish Language and Latin American Literature
1998The Colegio Fundacion Nueva Granada (known by students as "El Hogar") is a stand-alone educational institution located inside our campus grounds, serving over 550 less privileged students from neighborhoods located close to the school. It offers educational programs for students from kindergarten up through Senior level and provides three free meals a day, free dental and medical care, supports the entire co-curricular program, and offers parent training and adult education courses. Its first class graduated in 2014.
1999Condor ActivitiesCondor Activities were created with the goal of aiding the development of well-rounded students by cultivating their talents and interests, as well as promoting social skills and integration. Condor Activities are offered from K to 12th at CNG and include activities in various areas such as: cooking, crafts, sports, dance, and others.
1999The Alianza Educativa is a project created by CNG along with Colegio Los Nogales, Colegio San Carlos and the Universidad de Los Andes in order to provide quality education for 5,000 public school students in Bogotá. CNG’s teachers and students volunteer their time to give special classes in English, Spanish and Math, while the school provides support in academic and administrative areas for five schools that the Alianza has in concession from the Secretary of Education of Bogotá.
1999CWWClassroom Without Walls (CWW) is an experiential learning program intended to give students (K4-12th) learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Students are able to engage in educational field trips to other parts of Bogotá, its suburbs, various regions of Colombia, and foreign countries
2003Destination ImagnationFrom imagination to innovation, Destination Imagination aims to nurture and celebrate creativity, develop team problem solving skills, and promote divergent thinking for participants of all ages throughout the world. Students were organized in groups and asked to solve a problem or face a challenge thats seemed impossible in the mostr creative way possible.
2005TTIThe Teacher Training Institute was created with the objective of preparing and nurturing bilingual teachers.
2009Confucius InstituteCNG’s Confucius Institute became the first to be established in a K-12 school (in alliance with the International Council of the Chinese Language – Hanban of Beijing), helping provide knowledge of the language and culture, as well as scholarships for some of its students to study in China. The now established Confucius Classroom ensures that students at CNG may have access to Chinese language and culture in their every day life.