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Mackay Places Silver at the ESU Debate Tournament

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November 14, 2017

On Saturday November 11th, the Mackay school arrived into their semi-finals match for the 2017 ESU Debate competition.  After beating St. George’s College, Colegio Craighhouse, Colegio Everest, and Santiago College on the way, the students arrived into their semi-finals match with an experienced roster, ready to take on the challenge of opposing the motion presented… Read More ›

Mackay Advances to the ESU Debate Semi-Finals


On Saturday November 4th, the Mackay Debate team entered the 5th round of the ESU Debate competitions, which were held at The Grange School in Santiago. With a record of 2-2, the team needed a win against The Craighouse School in order to advance to the Debate’s quarter-finals. The students debated about the validity of… Read More ›

ABSCH Debate at The Grange School


On Friday, October 20th, The Mackay students Benjamín Bravo, Vicente Ahumada, and Vicente Gonzalez traveled with the St. Paul’s and St. Peter’s schools to the Grange school in Santiago in order to take part in the ABSCH Debate Day. This was a friendly debate competition designed to teach students about the terms and strategies of… Read More ›

So You Think You Can Sing, Design and Act??


A Link to the Official, “So You Think You Can Sign, Design and Act??” 2017 Edition Video On Thursday, October 5th, The Mackay School along with St. Margaret’s school held the third annual “So You Think You Can Sing, Design, and Act??” competition. Students from both schools were allowed to participate in any of the… Read More ›

Debate Round 2


On October 14th, the debate team travelled to Santiago to participate in the Rounds 3 and 4 of the ESU Competition. The first round the team faced off against the Villa Maria Academy, and had the even tougher task of opposing the motion, “This House Believes that the m

ESU Poetry Recitation Competition


On Wednesday, October 4th, the Mackay School participated in the ESU Poetry Recitation Competition at St. George’s College in Santiago. Baltazar Canepa from Sixth Básico, Clemente Venegas and Jose Ignacio Escobar from Seventh Básico, Felipe Otey and Pablo Tumani from Eighth Básico memorized and recited poems in front of peers and judges. The students practiced… Read More ›

ESU Debate Begins


The debate competition season for the Mackay school has officially begun! On Saturday September 30th, members of the Mackay debate team traveled to the Villa María Academy in Santiago to participate in the first round of the 2017 ESU Debate competition. After greeting members of the 11 other participating schools, Mackay Debaters Benjamin Bravo, Vicente… Read More ›

Ugarte and Gonzalez at the ESU Writing Competition


On Thursday, September 28th, Vicente Gonzalez and Borja Ugarte traveled to Santiago to perform in the 2017 ESU Writing Competition. After exploring the beautiful and historic Museum Recoleta, Vicente and Borja  were informed of their prompt: using no more than 800 words, create an original story involving one object and one site within the historic… Read More ›

2017 Interhouse Event: So You Think You Can Sing, Design, and Act??


La competencia “So You Think You Can Sing, Design and Act?” 2017 decidirá si la casa Robertson, Sutherland, Somerscales o Mackay se coronará como la gran ganadora de la Semana de Aniversario de The Mackay School. Este Viernes 29, nuestros alumnos acompañados de alumnas del colegio St Margaret’s comenzarán a preparar sus actos. Este año tendrán tres opciones para… Read More ›

Gonzalez and Ugarte Selected as ESU Writing Finalists


Good News! For the first time in two years, students from Mackay have been selected as finalists of the ESU Writing Competition. The final of the competition takes place Thursday the 28th of September in the Museum Recoleta Dominica in Santiago. The prizes for first place in the two categories are the following: The category… Read More ›

The 2017 English Club Kicks Off!


The English Club for the 2017 season has kicked off in swimming fashion. Every Wednesday at 4:00 members meet in the English lab to work on dynamic English improving activities. New members Baltazar Canepa, Pedro Moya, and Cristobal Gomez have begun playing a number of didactic English teaching games including the Mackay original game “Gonk’t.”… Read More ›

Mackay Tributes Harry Potter


On Wednesday August 23rd the English Department with the help of students  put together a tribute to Harry Potter in order to honor the book’s 20th anniversary. The stand of Harry Potter momentos and memorabilia included all kinds of surprises like wizardry wands, butter beer, Gryffindor scarves, and the Trinity-Wizard tournament cup as well as… Read More ›

Mackay 2017 Spelling Bee Results


  On a chilly Thursday morning on the 10th of August,  5th and 6th grade Mackay students participated in the Mackay Spelling Bee. Selected members of the Mackay, Robertson, Somerscales, and Sutherland houses had feverishly studied the words that were included in the list for the competition, and their preparation was notable. The young students… Read More ›

6th Grade Lesson: “How Does Growing Up Change Us?”


The 6th graders were taken outside to discuss an excerpt from the novel they are currently reading “Becoming Naomi León.” Instructor Alfredo Calderón asked students two essential questions in order to explore the central theme of the lesson, “How Does Growing Up Change Us?” Students thoughtfully reflected upon themelves, and demonstrated strong oral communicative abilities… Read More ›

Upcoming 2017 Competitions!


Mackayans will represent us in two important competitions in English It’s a new year and Mackayans are ready to sharpen their skills with another set of external competitions. Fernando Briceño and Mathias Lindhorst of Tercero Medio will take the stage at the ESU Public Speaking competition on Saturday, April 22nd at The Grange School where their… Read More ›

Upcoming External Competitions


        Mackayans will represent us in two important competitions in English           It’s a new year and Mackayans are ready to sharpen their skills with another set of external competitions. Fernando Briceño and Mathias Lindhorst of Tercero Medio will take the stage at the ESU Public Speaking competition on… Read More ›

Who’s That Hero? 7th Grade ‘American Hero’ Project


On Thursday, November 24th, 7th Graders put together a one-of-a-kind exhibition to show off their work about American Heroes. Together with their teachers, Miss Vera Callejas, Miss Veronica Cordero, Miss Maureen Stead, and Miss Gaby Diaz, they invited parents and teachers to enjoy the show. The project was based on the statement of inquiry “Stories about new… Read More ›

The 7th Annual Dinosaur Museum – An Evolving Tradition!


The time has come and gone again for the annual Dinosaur Museum, and this years 6th Graders did a marvellous job in maintaining the tradition! On Friday, November 11th, they transformed the school’s gymnasium, taking the spectators on a journey to the past. With each year that passes, the students become more creative and their… Read More ›

Champions of the 2nd Annual ACPE English Debate


During the weekend of November 4th and 5th, The Mackay School English Debate Team astounded all participating schools at the 2nd Annual ACPE Debate Tournament at St. Dominic School. Across 2 long, gruelling days of debating, our team is proud to say that we are the reigning champions this year! On Friday, November 4th, Vicente… Read More ›

ABS Debate 2016: Issues Facing Chile


A group of motivated 2nd Medio students had the opportunity to participate in the ABS debate encounter last Friday, October 21st, at St. Margaret’s school. Together with students from British schools from Viña del Mar and Santiago, they debated problems that could potentially affect Chilean society in the future. The first motion of the  day… Read More ›

English Interhouse Event: So you think you can sing, design, and act???


Este año, el Departamento de Inglés renovó la competencia intercasas de la semana del colegio y la convirtió en un asombroso evento que consistió en 3 desafíos: diseño, actuación, y canto. Alumnos y profesores fueron asombrados por el espectáculo que se llevó a cabo el jueves 6 de octubre en el gimnasio. El evento comenzó con la competencia de… Read More ›

3rd Annual Spelling Bee at The Mackay School


Este jueves 18 de agosto se llevó a cabo una nueva versión del intercasas “Spelling Bee” organizado por el Departamento de Inglés de nuestro colegio.  Como siempre en este evento participaron alumnos de 5º y 6º básico. Esta competencia entrena a los estudiantes en la comprensión y pronunciación del idioma, además de permitirles mejorar sus… Read More ›

Farewell New Zealand Students!


Aprender sobre nuevas culturas, practicar otro idioma, y conocer a nuevas personas son todas razones por los cuales muchos alumnos eligen estudiar en el extranjero. Este año, The Mackay School ha recibido a los alumnos Sam Wilkinson y Matthew Cross, quienes asisten a Scots College en Wellington, Nueva Zelanda. Sam y Matthew fueron bien integrados… Read More ›

ESU Public Speaking 2016


El día sábado 23 de abril, la English Speaking Union realizó el evento anual de Public Speaking en el colegio The Grange. Más de 50 estudiantes de 30 colegios a lo largo de Chile presentaron sus conocimientos sobre la temática: “La manera más común que las personas renuncian su poder es pensar que no lo… Read More ›

British Week 2016: The Mackay School celebrates its British Heritage!


Esta semana, nos sentimos orgullosos de haber sido partícipes de las significativas y entretenidas actividades que el Departamento de Inglés organizó para el deleite de nuestros profesores y alumnos. Siendo el colegio Británico más antiguo de Chile, sentimos el deber y el orgullo como institución de regocijarnos en nuestra herencia cultural e histórica. Lunes 18… Read More ›

World Scholars Cup 2016


Durante el fin de semana del 12-13 de marzo, 2016, un grupo de seis estudiantes compitieron en Santiago en el World Scholar’s Cup, con el anfitrión Colegio Internacional Nido de Águilas. Este evento se lleva a cabo en docenas de países en todo el mundo donde el Inglés no es el idioma oficial. Las habilidades… Read More ›

2015 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Read More ›

Home is Where the Heart Is


El hogar está donde está el corazón. ¿Debe el hogar ser nuestra patria? ¿Puede el exilio cambiar las raíces de una persona? Estas grandes ideas, entre otras, fueron discutidas por nuestro profesor de Inglés Julio Uribe en el coloquio “La Imaginación Urbana en las Literaturas de Habla Inglesa” el pasado Viernes 27 de Noviembre en la Universidad de… Read More ›

First English Department ICT workshop: A Hands on Experience


Today, the English Department had the pleasure to share the experience working with digital tools in our lessons. The session took place from 9:30 until 1:45. Junior and Senior teachers plus the visit of two teachers from St Margaret’s and two teachers from Craighouse spent time together reflecting on the changes that we are living… Read More ›

The Fantastic 2014 Dinosaur Museum!


As it is tradition, the Arts Department has a joint venture with the English Department. We create, investigate, manipulate and thoroughly enjoy bringing to life creatures from the Jurassic, Triassic o Mesozoic Era. During the Arts classes, 6th Graders created reproductions of distinct dinosaurs, whilst during the English lessons we investigated about the dinosaur in… Read More ›

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