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New Head Teacher at Sønderborg International School

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We are happy to announce the accession of our new headmaster, Mr. Óscar Manero Catalá

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Dear Community
We are happy to announce the accession of our new headmaster, Mr. Óscar Manero Catalá:

Dear students, dear colleagues, dear families,

My name is Óscar Manero Catalá, and I am honoured to have been appointed the Head Teacher at Sønderborg International School. I am truly grateful for the support and well-wishes I have received since the announcement.

As a Spanish citizen who has called Sønderborg home since October 2011, I am thrilled to serve our school in this new role. My journey at SIS began in August 2012 when I joined as a teacher. Over the years, I got the responsibility of supervising the external examinations while being the class teacher of the upper classes. In 2020, I ventured into teaching Psychology, Theory of knowledge, and Spanish at the IB, part time at first, full time from 2022. This was a step forward in my career that allowed me to look at education from a different angle.

Now, as I return to SIS, I feel as though I am coming back home, a place that played an integral role in shaping me as a person. The memories and experiences forged here have held a place in my heart since I left, and I am honoured for the opportunity to continue contributing to the development of this school.

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the contributions of my predecessor, Mr. Henrik Kristensen. Under his leadership, this school has developed into the institution it is today. His work has laid a foundation upon which we will continue to build.

I must also extend my appreciation to Mrs. Sonia Bansal, whose guidance has played and still plays an important role in shaping my approach to education. I am grateful for her support and encouragement over the many years we have worked together.

I am also indebted to my colleagues, past and present, whose dedication has made possible to build a school from the ground. It is through your collective efforts and commitment, dear colleagues, that you have been able to nurture the minds entrusted to your care. I don’t have space to mention each one of you, but I intend to support you along the way. You are the true heroes in this.

As I assume this new role, I am aware of the weight of responsibility that accompanies it. The task of leading an institution devoted to the integral development of over 180 students is both a privilege and a responsibility. I embrace this challenge, knowing that the future of many people rests in the hands of this team that I can now call my team.

My position presents a significant challenge, and I recognize that it will take time for us to generate, implement, and assess strategies to enhance the quality of our programme. As we embark on this journey, I kindly ask for your support and patience, dear SIS families. In return, I pledge my dedication to the development of our students. Rest assured, the students’ academic, personal and social growth and well-being will be our top priority, and we are committed to fostering an environment where they can thrive. Change and development can be both exhilarating and daunting, but I am confident that with your trust, confidence and support, we will continue to evolve as a school.

I believe that education is not merely a profession but a calling, an opportunity to shape the future. Each employee at SIS is an educator committed to nurturing the potential within each student who walks through our doors. Educational institutions like ours are the cornerstones of a fair, developed, modern, and sustainable society. This is much more than a job. It gives our life a purpose. We have the privilege and responsibility to shape the minds and hearts of future generations, and I am committed to ensuring that Sønderborg International School develops into a beacon of academic excellence.

I am reminded of the words of the psychologist Lev Vygotsky, who emphasised the importance of social interaction and collaborative learning in education. Just as he believed that learning is a social process, it is our duty to develop a school where students can learn and grow together, with the assistance of a devoted team and the support of the families. I dream of a future when we can look back and feel proud of what we did here, a future when all students remember us with a smile.

Thank you once again for your trust and support.

With warm regards,
Óscar Manero Catalá
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Dear Community
We are happy to announce the accession of our new headmaster, Mr. Óscar Manero Catalá:

Dear students, dear colleagues, dear families,
 
My name is Óscar Manero Catalá, and I am honoured to have been appointed the Head Teacher at Sønderborg International School. I am truly grateful for the support and well-wishes I have received since the announcement. 
 
As a Spanish citizen who has called Sønderborg home since October 2011, I am thrilled to serve our school in this new role. My journey at SIS began in August 2012 when I joined as a teacher. Over the years, I got the responsibility of supervising the external examinations while being the class teacher of the upper classes. In 2020, I ventured into teaching Psychology, Theory of knowledge, and Spanish at the IB, part time at first, full time from 2022. This was a step forward in my career that allowed me to look at education from a different angle. 
 
Now, as I return to SIS, I feel as though I am coming back home, a place that played an integral role in shaping me as a person. The memories and experiences forged here have held a place in my heart since I left, and I am honoured for the opportunity to continue contributing to the development of this school.
 
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the contributions of my predecessor, Mr. Henrik Kristensen. Under his leadership, this school has developed into the institution it is today. His work has laid a foundation upon which we will continue to build.
 
I must also extend my appreciation to Mrs. Sonia Bansal, whose guidance has played and still plays an important role in shaping my approach to education. I am grateful for her support and encouragement over the many years we have worked together. 
 
I am also indebted to my colleagues, past and present, whose dedication has made possible to build a school from the ground. It is through your collective efforts and commitment, dear colleagues, that you have been able to nurture the minds entrusted to your care. I don’t have space to mention each one of you, but I intend to support you along the way. You are the true heroes in this. 
 
As I assume this new role, I am aware of the weight of responsibility that accompanies it. The task of leading an institution devoted to the integral development of over 180 students is both a privilege and a responsibility. I embrace this challenge, knowing that the future of many people rests in the hands of this team that I can now call my team.
 
My position presents a significant challenge, and I recognize that it will take time for us to generate, implement, and assess strategies to enhance the quality of our programme. As we embark on this journey, I kindly ask for your support and patience, dear SIS families. In return, I pledge my dedication to the development of our students. Rest assured, the students’ academic, personal and social growth and well-being will be our top priority, and we are committed to fostering an environment where they can thrive. Change and development can be both exhilarating and daunting, but I am confident that with your trust, confidence and support, we will continue to evolve as a school.
 
I believe that education is not merely a profession but a calling, an opportunity to shape the future. Each employee at SIS is an educator committed to nurturing the potential within each student who walks through our doors. Educational institutions like ours are the cornerstones of a fair, developed, modern, and sustainable society. This is much more than a job. It gives our life a purpose. We have the privilege and responsibility to shape the minds and hearts of future generations, and I am committed to ensuring that Sønderborg International School develops into a beacon of academic excellence.
 
I am reminded of the words of the psychologist Lev Vygotsky, who emphasised the importance of social interaction and collaborative learning in education. Just as he believed that learning is a social process, it is our duty to develop a school where students can learn and grow together, with the assistance of a devoted team and the support of the families. I dream of a future when we can look back and feel proud of what we did here, a future when all students remember us with a smile.
 
Thank you once again for your trust and support. 
 
With warm regards,
Óscar Manero Catalá

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Congratulation and welcome back Mr. Manero.

Congratulations Mr Manero...wish you all the best in the upcoming years

Congratulation Mr. Manero.

😍 Que bien hablas! Enhorabuena señor director 🔥

Congratulation Mr. Manero🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰

Super orgullosa de tí Oscar

Enhorabuena 😊👏👏

Comgrats🎉

🇩🇰 Tillykke

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