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Staff trip to Barcelona

Over 50 members of the Institut Sankt Joseph staff; including teachers, administration and after school personelle recently went to Barcelona for a wonderful team building experience

For the 2nd time in 4 years, all staff at Institut Sankt Joseph were invited on a team building trip in one of europe´s most beautiful cities; Barcelona!  One of the explicit goals of the trip was to visit a school in Barcelona and take home some inspiration from their local practices. The school of choice was Col-ligi Lestonnac, which is a Catholic school of approximately 1,200 students between the ages of 5-18. All staff were given a presentation of the school, along with guided tours and a choral performance. One of the interesting elements of the school was that they have a mandatory 2 minute mediation after every recess.

In addition to the school visit, there were cultural tours given by some of the teachers, who have either lived in Barcelona or who know the city quite well. The staff were treated to the architecture of Gaudi, beautiful churches, tapas, cava and sunshine in the days that followed. The trip culminated with a visit to a monestary up on the surrounding hiltops overlooking Barcelona. There was a common service held and the trip rounded out with a wonderful lunch and a little wine tasting, before the tired but happy staff returned to Institut Sankt Joseph once again!