Secondary School (Ensino Secundário)
This is the equivalent of 6th Form or College in The UK.
There are 2 categories for Secondary Education at the moment in Portugal.
1. If your child is in years 5 - 9 then they still have a choice whether to continue their education in Secondary School.
2. If your child started school in year 1 during or after 2006 then Secondary School is now compulsory.
I think we all want to be able to chat to the locals - even if it is just the basics. People always appreciate your making an effort and you also get to learn more about the local culture and your neighbours through doing so. Sometimes, just by seeming to make the effort of conversing daily, you will be well regarded and invited to events such as weddings, birthdays and harvest related gathering such as wine making (not to mention the 1000 other reasons the Portuguese have a knees-up). Many local events go on with only word of mouth used to communicate them - it would be a shame to miss out.
3 levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
Each level has one lesson per week, 7pm - 9:30pm, from September - June at Escola EB2,3 S. Pedro Ferreiro, Ferreira do Zêzere.
600 Primary Schools Closing
The Portuguese education authorities are having a reshuffle of Primary Schools throughout Portugal, it has been expected for some time but then announced quite suddenly, with the end of the school year only days away.