IES Jaume Vicens Vives

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Jaume Vicens Vives Secondary School
Institut Jaume Vicens Vives
IES Jaume Vicens Vives Logo.png
Address
Carrer Isabel la Catòlica, 17
Girona, Catalonia
Spain
Information
Type State secondary coeducational
Established 1845
Faculty 87[1]
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 900 (approx.)
Colour(s) blue and white         
Affiliation Generalitat de Catalunya
Website

Jaume Vicens Vives Secondary School (Institut Jaume Vicens Vives in catalan) is a Catalan state secondary school located in the city of Girona (Spain). It has around of 900 pupils from ages 12 to 18 studying the Spanish secondary education programs (ESO from 12 to 16, and LOE Baccalaureate from 16 to 18). It is the only state secondary school in Catalonia to offer the International Baccalaureate.

Senior Management Team[2][edit]

  • Anna Masós – Principal
  • Josep Pi – Deputy Director of Studies (day courses)
  • Cristina Tejero – Secretary

School history[edit]

Old Building of the secondary school
New Building of the secondary school

The Spanish Government founded the secondary school in 1845, as part of a large plan for ameliorate the secondary studies. For this, a center was founded in every capital of province. So, the 17 September a new secondary school was established in Girona, at the ancient monastery of the Friars Minor Capuchin.[3] With little resources, provided by the provincial government (called Diputació provincial) the school bought important collections in Paris of natural history, botanics, chemistry and physics,[4] as well as it created an important library for the alumni and, at the same time, for the inhabitants of the city of Girona.

Since 1966 the school has been located in a new building, build in Girona uptown. This modern site was well-furnished for the education requirements of those times.[5] Actually, the school is the leading educational center at the province of Girona, with renovated facilities and some experimental courses, like the IB Diploma Programme since 1999.[6] Also, the Senior Management Team led by Estanislau Puig created the "Institut Jaume Vicens Vives Foundation" (Fundació de l'Institut Jaume Vicens Vives), and a Board of Former Alumni, to support these new experiences.

Principals of the School[edit]

Julián González de Soto 1845–1848
Miquel Ametller i Marill 1848–1864
Josep Antoni Secret i Coll 1864–1867
Sebastià Obradors i Font 1867–1872
Francesc Castellví i Pallarés 1872–1875
Fèlix Pagès i Gimbernat 1875–1882
Joaquim d'Espona i de Nuix 1882–1921
Joan Camps i Bellapart 1921–1928
Eugeni Aulet i Soler 1928–1929
Antoni d'Espona i Puig 1930–1932
Joan Camps i Bellapart 1932–1936
Marcel Santaló i Sors 1936
Albert Balari i Galí 1937–1938
Ignasi Puig i Bayer 1939
Josep Gener i Salord 1940–1942
Joaquim Florit i Garcia 1943–1960
Santiago Sobrequés i Vidal 1960–1969
Ignasi Bonnín i Valls 1969–1976
Dolors Coquard i Oriol 1976–1979
Joaquim Mascort i Rafart 1979–1983
Neus Serra i Cornellà 1983–1986
Montserrat Boix i Pujol 1986–1989
Rafael Mas i Juli 1989–1992
Jordi Fornells i Matas 1992–1993
Rosina Lajo Pérez 1993–1997
Estanislau Puig i Artigas 1997–2000
Josep Quintanas i Bosch 2000–2004
Assumpta Ramoneda i Torné 2004–2008
Elisabet Saguer 2008–2014
Anna Masós 2014–present

[7]

School Hymn[edit]

The school hymn was composed by Perfecte Moll in 1995 –for the celebrations of 150th foundation of the school–, with the lyrics by Francesc Amer,[7] but it is actually never used, and practically no students know that it exists. On 18 October 2016, the hymn was sung again because of the celebrations of the 175th foundation of the school.

Aura del sol (The sun's gentle)

Alcem nostres veus sobre la boirada
com aus en l'estela d'un incert futur,
floreixin els cors de nova esperança,
sadolli la terra de vida i de llum...

Com branques novelles
en ferma rabassa
libant les escletxes
de roques i fang,
brandem en les fulles,
verd, guia i mestratge,
l'ànima de pedra
de nous Catalans...!

Som ardent foguera
d'un gresol de joia,
som ànimes netes
en un cant d'amor,
som la Primavera
d'una eterna aurora,
som caliu i cendra
de lluita i esforç.

I en les velles aules
de glòries dormides,
professors i alumnes
aixequem el vol,
parets que reviuen
mil assignatures...:
Som el Vicens Vives,
som l'Aura del Sol…!

Old Alumni[edit]

  • Anna Birulés, former minister of Communications in the Spanish Government.
  • Anna Pagans i Gruartmoner, mayor of Girona (2002-2011).
  • Antoni Puigverd, Catalan writer.
  • Dolors Condom, Latin professor.
  • Enric Mallorquí-Ruscalleda, university professor and literary scholar specialized in literatures and cultures of Medieval Iberia and early Modern Transatlantic Studies (Iberia and Latin America).
  • Jaume Sobrequés, university professor, historian and director of Catalan Museum of History.
  • Jaume Vicens Vives, historian.
  • Joaquim Nadal, former mayor of Girona (1979–2002) and incumbent Catalan minister of Public Works.
  • Joquim Pla Cargol, historian.
  • Jordi Vidal, businessman and mecenas.
  • Jordi Xargayó, director of the newspaper Diari de Girona.
  • Josep Cornellà, psychiatric doctor.
  • Josep Maria Nolla, university professor, historian and archaeologist.
  • Josep Pla, Catalan writer.
  • Lluís Pericot, prehistorian and archaeologist.
  • Manel Xifra, businessman.[8]
  • Mariàngela Vilallonga Vives, Latin university professor and member of Catalan Academy (Institut d'Estudis Catalans).
  • Miquel de Palol, Catalan poet.
  • Paco Torres Monsó, painter.
  • Pep Cruz, actor.
  • Ramon Rovira, journalist.
  • Tomàs Carreras i Artau, philosopher.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professorat per departaments". IES Jaume Vicens Vives. IES Jaume Vicens Vives. 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Òrgans de govern". INS Jaume Vicens Vives. IES Jaume Vicens Vives. 2006. Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Institut Jaume Vicens Vives - Crònica d'un segle i mig". Enric Mirambell. IES Jaume Vicens Vives. 1995. Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  4. ^ Vilallonga, Borja (2005). "Els avatars del patrimoni de l'Institut Vicens Vives". Revista de Girona (in Catalan). Girona: Diputació de Girona (229): 18–25. ISSN 0211-2663. 
  5. ^ "Institut Jaume Vicens Vives - Crònica d'un segle i mig". Enric Mirambell. IES Jaume Vicens Vives. 1995. Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  6. ^ "I.E.S. Jaume Vicens Vives". IB World Schools. International Baccalaureate Organization. 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  7. ^ a b Condom, Dolors (coord.) (1995). Miscel·lània I.B. "Jaume Vicens Vives". 150 anys. Eix Editorial. Girona. GI-1535/95. 
  8. ^ Comexi Group

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°58′42″N 2°49′34″E / 41.97833°N 2.82611°E / 41.97833; 2.82611