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Special Events

As is the case in many schools, special events are often a highlight of the year. Perhaps because we are a small school or maybe as a result of the strong ties between the school and the community, these events are often accompanied by an extra element of involvement and enthusiasm.

Children’s Day


Older kids use their artistic ablities to make the day fun for all!

Día de Los Niños or Children’s Day, similar to Mother’s or Father’s Day, is a day set aside in Costa Rica to honor children. Instead of a day of classes students get the opportunity to enjoy activities such as face painting, relay races, theater games, and treats.


The first team to blow the flour out of the cup wins the game and the glory.

Independence Day

Children participate in a traditional Costa Rican dance.
Children participate in a traditional Costa Rican dance.

September 15th is Costa Rican Independence Day. School closes and students participate in a parade in the nearby towns of Cerro Plano and Santa Elena. Children, dress in attire that represents Costa Rican traditions and values held by the school and Quaker community. 

Children created faroles or torches, an important element in the local celebration.
Children create faroles or torches, an important element in the local celebration.

Sports Day

Community wide participation and fantastic weather all contribute to make Sports Day a huge success! The funds raised are set aside for the physical education and arts programs.

Christmas Fair

Community members sell handicrafts from their country of origin, Ecuador.
 Community members sell handicrafts from their country of origin, Ecuador.

The Christmas Fair is yet another important fund raising event for the school. Local artists support the Christmas craft bazaar by offering a percentage of their sales to the school and in turn gain community wide exposure and support.

A local craftsman displays his work.
A local craftsman displays his work.

Christmas Program

An enactment of The Grinch.
An enactment of The Grinch.

The Christmas holiday would not be complete without the Children’s Christmas Program.

Children perform a song of greetings from around the world.
Children perform a song of greetings from around the world.

Last Modified: 1 September 2011
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