This activity takes place at the beginning of each school year, traditionally at the end of the first week of classes. Its aim is to provide a special occasion for socialising and sharing. Students are thus invited to have dinner and to spend the night at school. While the younger children ‘camp out’ in their classrooms, the older children bring tents from home and set them up outdoors, on the artificial turf of our different sports facilities.

From late afternoon until the evening, numerous activities are held, such as games, stories and skits, for young students, concerts performed by various student bands and a mega outdoor disco, organised by the older students. It is even possible to have performances by the students participating in our extracurricular activities (music, dance, theatre) and also one of the most iconic moments, a huge bonfire, around which everyone comes together in joy and celebration.

Traditionally, on the following morning, the school opens its doors and invites all parents / guardians to have breakfast with students and teachers. This activity is seen by all as an important jump-start for the beginning of the school year, which fills us all with pride and willpower to face the hard work that awaits us.

U.N. Day

This is an annual event organised to mark United Nations Day, which aims to celebrate the unity of all the nations of the world, accepting differences and cultural diversity as a collective heritage that must be respected and understood by all.

The day is marked by an assembly involving all students, in front of the main building during the morning. Each class has posters with messages of unity and universal brotherhood. To end the event, some students read some theme-related essays and short texts (in English) for all present.


Halloween is one of the most traditional activities as it has been included in our annual programme since the beginning of the school’s existence. It is an Anglo-Saxon event, bringing to mind a tradition that, until very recently, was not rooted in Portuguese culture.

Besides the traditional masks, Halloween is also marked by ghost story competitions (written in English by students), by scary story-telling (written by teachers and older students and aimed at younger students), as well as contests for the most ‘horrendous cake’, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treat.

Christmas Play

The Christmas play is a particularly symbolic moment, in the school’s history, not just because of the spirit of the season, but also the commitment and dedication of students and teachers in the preparation for an event that addresses the entire educational community.

The Christmas play always has as the main theme a musical, starring our students. The concept of ‘show’ is clearly taken on, and traditionally the participation of our younger students is a high point.


This activity is one of the most classical moments of our annual program.

Aimed at our youngest students (up to grade 6), St. Peter’s Carnival is a festivity marked by carnival games, with parades and costume contests, games, music and tournaments which take place throughout the day.

Family Day

It is the most significant event of our annual programme, which traditionally counts on the participation of everyone in our educational community. It is a time when teachers, students and other school staff organise themselves to receive all the families with whom we have the privilege of working throughout the school year.

‘Family Day’ takes place annually, according to the school calendar, to mark the beginning of the school year, foreshadowing work to be developed with students during the three school terms. There are exhibitions related to the different subjects, demonstrations of the extracurricular activities and sports tournaments including the organisation of matches between teachers, students, parents / guardians and former students.

This activity is associated with a theme, which is chosen annually and it is precisely this theme that guides all the preparation of the school to receive families, from Kindergarten (3-year-olds) to our graduates (12th graders).