Welcome to Akua School

First of all, I would like to thank you for your interest in our educational project.

We are an accredited and trilingual school, with personalized education, called Talent of Pedagogy, offering the stages of Infant and Primary with a forecast of Secondary in 2020 and Baccalaureate later.

We share the vision of neuroscience and multiple intelligences, where we are all unique and intelligent, with different forms and learning processes, hence personalized education.

At Akua, emotional awareness is key because we understand that without emotion there is no motivation, essential for learning to be meaningful. Our educational project integrates the methodology of María Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Pestalozzi, trades and professions, as well as multiple intelligences and emotional accompaniment at the transversal level, respecting the learning processes. We find the balance between conventional education and extreme alternatives, offering a variety of experiences where boys and girls develop the necessary skills for their journey. Our educational project includes the basic requirements by law, along with other areas of growth, since education is more than the official curriculum.

I firmly believe that each person creates their own life and can achieve what anything they believe, as long as it is aligned with their essence. It is a personal and professional job with which you can feel fulfilled. Our main objective is to accompany the education of children with love for life, who can develop their talents with structure, flexibility, autonomy, generosity, humility and perseverance — maintaining sensitivity and motivation to learn, do and grow. In short, we provide tools to create each life consciously and where happiness or well-being is a way of life.

This is a family school, with constant communication between the school and family since this type of education involves a joint work.

We welcome you to Akua School and I hope we will enjoy this journey together.

Nuria Segura - Founder

MISSION

Accompany children in the process of learning at the emotional, curricular level and in the development of their own talents.

Apply the investigations of the educational area created by Akua, integrating them into the Pedagogy of Talent.

VISION

Offer the necessary resources to the new generations to create their own life in full.

VALUES

Learning by doing


Creativity and Entrepreneurship


Health and wellness


Multiculturality and Unity


Love for life

 

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The Team

Nuria Segura

Founder & Director of the School and the Akua Foundation. Mother of a son.. Diploma in Business ICADE, Master in Advertising EADA and Master in Multiple Intelligences. Previously, she created 3 alternative schools for children and primary school, with more than 19 years of experience in transformation projects or the creation of companies from different sectors.
From the age of 17, she studied and worked in parallel, being able to live the contradictions between the educational and the professional reality, questioning the virtues and shortcomings of educational system, until creating Akua.
She has worked and continues to work on personal development through various techniques and throughout life itself. Since 2010 she has been dedicated to creating new forms of business that respect the Earth and Humanity.

Macu Resines
Carolina Canhisares

Carol is the coordinator of the College and the Akua Foundation. Graduated in Business by the AUT (Auckland University of Technology), Postgraduate in Early Childhood Education Waldorf, Anthroposophy Course in Dornach, Switzerland, MBA in Sustainability Management by the FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas), Project Management Training (PMP) and Coaching of Organizational and Relational Systems (ORSC). Informed in the Pedagogy of Talent. She has the experience of emotionally accompanying children with great sensitivity. Carol loves to do yoga, meditate, play volleyball and be with family and friends. She has been studying the knowledge of the human being in her different perspectives for more than 15 years, through her own personal growth. Carol is a happy person!

Macu Resinas is the pedagogical director of the Akua School. She has a degree in Educational Sciences, specializing in early childhood and primary education. Diploma in Multiple Intelligences, Management Skills, Neurofunctional Development and School Learning; Guide for the International Montessori Association. Her professional career is characterized by her participation in the design and execution of projects in the areas of educational innovation, participatory management and planning, curricular design, educational evaluation, environmental education and gender perspective. She has 30 years of experience in training activities for teachers and parents in the public and private sectors. She has been founder, adviser and director of several Basic Education Colleges, carrying out educational projects in communities of high marginalization for more than 16 years. She has been a member of the team of Montessori Canela trainers.

Moya Buxton

Moya is a Montessori guide for children from 3 to 6 years old, has been teaching children since 2006 (in China, Thailand and the United Kingdom). She is passionate about the Montessori method and dedicated to accompanying children in their uniqueness. Formed in the Pedagogy of Talent. Moya's attitude is loving and respectful. Moya graduated from the University of Oriental Languages Ca 'Foscari, Venice, Italy, specialty Chinese Language. She enjoys exploring different cultures and languages. Moya likes crafts, sewing, embroidery, reading, cooking, yoga and exploring nature. She has learned about nutrition, massage and aromatherapy. Contemporary dance is a passion of hers. She trained at the LDTX, Beijing, China. The most precious treasure in Moya's life is her 6-year-old daughter!

Elisabet Garcia

Elisabet is a graduate in Early Childhood Education (UB), a Master in Psychopedagogy (UIB), Systemic Family Therapy, a specialist in Emotion Psychology (Eurinnova Business School), Emotional Psychotherapy (Universidad Europea de Miguel Cervantes). She has also done training in Montessori Pedagogy, Multisensory Classroom and Nonverbal Communication.She has experience as a child educator, psycho-pedagogue and teacher of Catalan and theater for more than 8 years, accompanist of music and psychomotricity, among other things. Elisabet is a very sensitive and emotional person. She loves to be immersed in learning about emotional education and personal growth. Dancing, music and theater are her great passions since childhood. She loves to travel and discover places full of magic. It fills her with life to walk along the mountain and the beach.

Ariana Martos

Ari is a primary education teacher of primary with a double degree in children and primary education from the International University of Valencia with a degree in English. Trained in Pedagogy of Talent. She has teaching experience in various fields and educational styles. She is passionate about education, and believes one never stops learning. She constantly seeks ways to perfect her skills and new tools to reach children more. She loves sports and is a player in the first club team for women's football and fights for gender equality.

Almudena Tudela

Almudena graduated in primary education with an emphasis in Attention to Diversity from the University of Barcelona. She is trained in Pedagogy of Talent. She has experience in personalized education and emotional education for primary school children. Almudena lived in London for a year, where she taught Spanish to children from 4 to 6 years old. Her hobbies include dance and crafts, although she is most passionate about traveling and having the opportunity to learn from different cultures and know other ways of understanding the world.

Aditya Vaishampayan

Aditya completed his MA in Montessori Elementary Education in Hyderabad, India. He was an accountant by chance and is an educator by choice. He finished his Diploma in Education and Experiential Practice in India in 2013. Trained in the Pedagogy of Talent. He also became a certified Play for PeaceTM Trainer and has a Diploma in Finances. 

Since 2013, he has been working on innovating in classrooms and making learning fun for children. He believes that emotions are the gatekeepers of learning and, therefore, strives to create experiences that are authentic, safe, meaningful and joyful for the children. 

He loves playing and coaching football, cooking, cycling, traveling, reading, writing and spending time with his family and friends.

Manuel Vallejo

Manu was born in Madrid and studied Primary Education at the Complutense University of Madrid. Montessori Workshop Guide (6-12 years) by the University of Barcelona. Informed in the Pedagogy of Talent. After living and working in London, the United States and Spain, he understood that he wanted to dedicate himself to education from a respectful accompaniment to the children. Manu is a proactive person, passionate about gastronomy and loves practicing any outdoor sport.

Loida Martinez

Loida holds a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona and a Master's in Secondary Education and teaches Spanish to foreigners. She has worked in several educational centers focusing on Multiple Intelligences and helps develop, in a personalized and creative way, Informed in the Pedagogy of Talent the differences of each student through projects. For 5 years, she has been part of a group of scout children and teenagers to who like to share adventure activities and moments in nature. Loida is a comedy musical actress, she likes to write plays and dance jazz. She relaxes by cooking and editing photographs.

Jacqueline Roso

Jacqueline is a graduate in English Philology, has a degree in proficiency and Master's degree in secondary education. Informed in the Pedagogy of Talent. She has experience in coordinating English and has been an active and formal English teacher for more than 4 years. Jacqueline also loves painting in watercolor, nature and sports, reading and pastry making. She emotionally accompanies children to express their emotions, feelings and thoughts in art.

Marina Rubio

Marina is a teacher of primary education from the University of Barcelona. She is currently studying the postgraduate course "An integrated approach to CLIL: blending music, performing arts and physical education", and Mindfulness MSBR. Informed in the Pedagogy of Talent, she specializes in teaching through projects and emotional accompaniment. She has a great passion for preserving the motivation to learn from children. Marina has worked in different educational fields for boys and girls from 3 to 16 years old. She loves cultural diversity, nature and collective sport. She is a player, collaborator and trainer in the world of basketball for more than 15 years. She also trained at the "Nancy Tuñon, Jordi Oliver" school for young actors and actresses in Barcelona.

Enric Canals

Enric is a volunteer at the Akua School and collaborates in maintenance part. Alongside the boys and girls, he has built the chicken coop and the wooden tables that we have in outer space, among other things. He also collaborates with the carpentry workshops for children and children, and has worked on electricity. Enric is trained in Social Graduate, he has a training as a carpenter and a Higher Degree in electrical installations. Enric likes to be with the children of Akua, with nature and animals and mainly enjoy his 3 children, Jordi, Anna and Pol. Enric is a very kind person and always helps us find good solutions in the day to day work of the school.

Radha Ovalles

Radha is a Psychologist from the Catholic University Andrés Bello of Caracas (Venezuela). She has a Master's Degree in Project Management and several university diplomas in Administration, Operations and Business. For more than 15 years, she devoted herself to working in the organizational world in areas of consultancy, processes and strategy. With the birth of her daughter and moving to Amsterdam, she decided to change her career and start her own business. He founded My Little van Gogh, an art club based on Reggio Emilia's approach, which operates in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Toulouse and Barcelona. Since then, she has researched and trained the Culture of the Atelier in Reggio Emilia, as well as in the design of artistic installations, creative development and other European art projects in childhood. She enjoys creating, inventing and changing things and, above all, continuing to explore the world with her family.

Marcos Fernández

Marcos is a musician, professional pianist and professor, graduate of the Superior Conservatory of Music of Barcelona (CSMMB) in the Piano disciplines (pianist interpretation and virtuosity), solfeo and theory, Repentimentation and Accompaniment, Harmony and Chamber Music. He is also informed in Pedagogy of the Piano and Musical Language in courses and postgraduate training with prestigious teachers and pedagogues. Currently, Marcos is the director of the Castellbisbal Music School. He share music and piano activity with children in a vivid, emotional, organic way, without forgetting the theoretical part. He likes sports, meals from different countries and cinema. His greatest passions are music and his son.

Silvia Naranjo

Director of the Equilibris center, Sant Andreu optometry center, in Sant Andreu de la Barca (Barcelona). Hearing and hearing re-education coordinator in different consultations of Rubí, Granollers and Barcelona.

Diploma in Optics and Optometry from the University of Terrassa. Specialized in Visual Therapy formed with Dr. Robert Sanet, accredited by the UPC of Catalonia in collaboration with the Pacific University College of Optometry. Specialist in Central Auditory Processing and Auditory Reeducation of the Bérard method accredited by the international association Baitis and Sena method. Specialist in Neuro-functional Development and Neurocognitive Visual Therapy. Therapist of Primitive Reflections and TMR.

Member of the Catalan Association of Optometry and Visual Therapy (ACOTV) and the international association of visual therapy (SIODEC). Member of EASO (European Academy of Syntonic Optometry). Member of BAITIS, (International Association of hearing reeducators of the Berard method) and member of SENA (NeuroAuditive Stimulation System).

Elia Sierra and Marta Gascón

ESPAI MIM psychologists. ESPAI MIM is a center specialized in childhood, adolescence and family in Sant Boi de Llobregat. It has professionals in psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and physiotherapy, in children. The vision of ESPAI MIM is inclusive, understanding each child, youth and family as a unique and special, accompanying from individuality, respect and trust.

Òscar Caballero

Oscar is a graduate in Psychology, with a focus on psycholopedagogic processes. He has a Master's degree in systemic relational therapy, is General Health Pupil and is qualified as a Social Educator. He is a founding member of Tapestry, Psychotherapeutic and family space: www.tapispsicologia.com

 
 

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Registration

If you are interested in registering your child(ren) at Akua School, please follow these steps:

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We will contact you for an interview with the family and child

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We will go through the admission process and will inform you of our final decision within 60 days of receiving the documentation

 

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EMPLOYMENT

If you feel an affinity with Akua and would like to be part of the team, please send us your CV. We are constantly looking for different profiles.

COMMUNITY

We are creating a network of professionals from all sectors who can contribute to enriching the teaching at the School.

VOLUNTEERING

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Thank you!

Colegio Akua

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08690 Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona

 

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July 19, 2018

On Friday’s at Akua both our elementary and preschool students go on a nature walk around the property of our school.  It’s an important time to learn, explore, and get some fresh air! Because Akua is based on Montessori and Waldorf principles, we think it’s imperative...

July 19, 2018

Maria Montessori, an Italian doctor, founded the Montessori practice of learning in the early 1900’s. Since then it has continued to grow in popularity all across the globe because of its ability to guide children to become cooperative, lifelong learners.  The leading...

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