Balmoral College

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Balmoral College
Colegio Balmoral
Motto

"Labor Omnia Vincit" (latin)

"Work Conquers All" (translation)
Established 1959
Type Private selective bilingual mixed-sex day school
Asst. Principal Alice Houson
Founder Frank Pearson and Anne Torbett
Location Manuel Castro 1536,
Banfield, Buenos Aires, CP 1828, Argentina
Campus Merlo 620, Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, CP 1832, Argentina
Colours Maroon, green and gold.                             
Website http://www.balmoral.esc.edu.ar/

Balmoral College /bælˈmɒrəl/ /ˈkɒlɪdʒ/ (Spanish: Colegio Balmoral) is a private selective bilingual mixed-sex day school located in Banfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1959 by Scots Frank Pearson and Anne Torbett. The school takes its name from Balmoral Castle, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is a private, selective, bilingual (Spanish and English), mixed-sex day school. It offers French as a third language, also early childhood, primary and secondary education as well as several sports – mainly rugby, field hockey and athletics – also music, Scottish dance, theatre and art activities. The school's campus is located in Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires.

Houses[edit]

The school has a house system: there are three houses which are identified by name and colour. Every student belongs to a house, and each one has a House Captain. A pupil inherits the house of any previous relative; other new students are allocated to a house on a random basis.

School houses are:

  • Morris (known as the greens).

Sports and games[edit]

Pupils practice many sports, such as rugby, field hockey, athletics and volleyball, in teams that participate in matches against other schools. Senior teams have toured England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. In the latter part of the school year, athletics and sports tournaments take place – including competitions like the "Interhouses" and "Sports Day".

School song[edit]

"Hark to the sound of voices,

hark to the sound of feet,

list to Balmoral College,

treading the busy streets.

Onward they march so eager,

striving to reach their goal,

learning to fight

for the good and the right

and the best for the school as a whole.

Hark to the sound of voices,

hark to the sound of feet,

list to Balmoral College,

treading the busy streets".

(music from old English song "Onward Christian Soldiers").

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