Bahía Pavón Cocal Amarillo
Pavones School Information
The Bahía Pavón School is a primary school located in the village of Cocal Amarillo. The school is located 200 meters from the beach in a beautifully maintained communal area that includes a soccer field, a health clinic, a Catholic church, a communal meeting space and some residences.
The school is staffed by 11 people; the Principal, seven teachers, a cook, and two school guards. All of the teachers are licensed. In 2015 the total enrollment in the primary school (grades 1-6) was 65 students. The preschool department, which includes materno (voluntary pre-school) and mandatory kindergarten, had 12 students. The student teacher ratio was 7 to 1.
The total area of the school is 6, 862 m², which is fenced in for student security. The built area of the school is approximately 380 m², distributed amongst two rooms for primary education, one room for English instruction, one room for special education, one room for preschool (since 1999 with an upgrade in 2015), one room for administration, a cafeteria, boy’s and girl’s bathrooms, and a storage space.
There is also on-site housing for the employees that guard the school. The green zone of the school is an expansive 6,482 m². The grounds are immaculately maintained!
Bahía Pavón offers the following study subjects: Mathematics, Science, Spanish, Social Studies, English, and Physical Education. Students enter in the morning or in the afternoon.
Lunch time is from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm. It is important to note that the regular teachers work on an alternating schedule. The Principal is always the first to arrive and last to leave the institution.
The institution has two 19” televisions, a DVD player, a small recorder, a projector, an amplifier and two speakers.
There are six committees that support the functioning of the school. They include the Board of Education, the Education Quality Committee, the Education Support Committee, the Evaluation Committee, the Health and Nutrition Committee and the Emergency Committee.
The school has a program for reclaiming values and customs that is manifested as the instruction of typical dances. They also participate in external programs which include: “Learn to Value Myself”, the Intercultural Festival, the Student Arts Festival, the Sports Festival, the Opportunity Festival, the Science Fair and CETAP.