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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

Buin Zoo: a traditional outing for 6th graders


  On Wednesday 4th October sixth graders had the round up activity regarding the unit worked on during the English lessons “How does helping others help us all?” The students were able to see in flesh how a symbiotic relationship between animals worked.   During these last weeks students had been working on a project… 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 ›

Valpo Trip 2017


On May 10th Students of Eighth Básico went on a trip to Valparaíso. The students on the bus were buzzing with excitement for their opportunity to spend a day together exploring Valparaiso while learning more about the rich history of the Mackay school. The first stop of the trip was the cementary near the ex-prison in Valparaiso in the site… Read More ›

Mackay Debate Team takes 4th place in UNAB tournament. Sir Carey named best captain.


The 6th annual UNAB tournament came to a close last weekend in Las Condes with all kinds of thrills and emotions. The Mackay team squared off against Lincoln Academy, and the motion was THB government policies have influenced Mapuche violence.  Mackay students presented an excellent case, providing examples of historical land use policies that have caused anger… Read More ›

ESU Public Speaking event 2014


(Group shot taken at the 2013 event held last April.  Can you spot the Mackayinos?!) To be human is to discuss…   **RECENTLY CHANGED!!  THE NEW THEME IS: ‘Imagination is More Important than Knowledge‘  … will be the theme for next year´s English Speaking Union Public Speaking event, and how students approach such a general statement will… Read More ›

Joaquín Oporto competes amongst top in the country at ESU Writing event


Mackay Third Medio student Joaquín Oporto recently attended the finals of the English Speaking Union Chile’s writing competition.  He was there with ten other students representing schools from all over the country.  In September, students had to complete an additional impromptu writing task. The students enjoyed a cocktail and closing ceremony in the beautiful gardens… Read More ›

Mackay students enter essays in ESU writing contest


Doing more homework than is necessary is usually not something students really want to do!  Nevertheless, five Mackay students wrote 500 – 800 word argumentative essays on a list of given topics, and had them sent to the English Speaking Union in Chile today.  The essays were very well written, and the five students should… Read More ›

Colegio Cristiano de Quilpué visits the Mackay School


On Tuesday July 23rd a group of 15 high school students from the Colegio Cristiano de Quilpué paid a visit to Mackay in order to find out a little bit about the history, and more specifically, how British immigrants have influenced this school.  According to CCQ´s English teacher Miss Vanessa Fernandez, the main purpose of… Read More ›

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