Student - Bureche School

Colegio Bureche has adopted the Character Counts Program. We believe that these values are the basis for forming whole persons who can successfully manage any situation or challenge that life brings. The six value pillars of Character Counts have been identified as universal and transcend cultural boundaries.  They are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, CitizenshipTRUSTWORTHINESS

  • Be honest.
  • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal.
  • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do.
  • Have the courage to do the right thing.
  • Build a good reputation.
  • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

RESPECT

  • Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule.
  • Be tolerant and accepting of differences.
  • Use good manners, not bad language.
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others.
  • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone.
  • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Do what you are supposed to do.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Persevere: keep on trying!
  • Always do your best.
  • Use self-control. Be self-disciplined.
  • Think before you act — consider the consequences.
  • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes.
  • Set a good example for others

FAIRNESS

  • Play by the rules.
  • Take turns and share.
  • Be open-minded; listen to others.
  • Don’t take advantage of others.
  • Don’t blame others carelessly.
  • Treat all people fairly

CARING

  • Be kind.
  • Be compassionate and show you care.
  • Express gratitude.
  • Forgive others.
  • Help people in need

CITIZENSHIP

  • Do your share to make your school and community better.
  • Cooperate.
  • Get involved in community affairs.
  • Stay informed; vote.
  • Be a good neighbor.
  • Obey laws and rules.
  • Respect authority.
  • Protect the environment.
  • Volunteer

Source: charactercounts.org

Every year Bureche holds a craft fair called San Alejo. Students sell craft items and projects that they have worked on throughout the year. In San Alejo you can find just about anything for sale including picture frames, desk organizers, key rings and home baked. All proceeds from San Alejo go to the Campano Foundation and the Sister School Project.

Parent School
Bureche offers frequent conferences for parents that cover a wide range of topics related to education and good parenting. These meetings are always free of charge and open to all school parents.

Homeroom Moms
The school is fortunate to have the support of many dedicated mothers who organize fund raising activities for needy sectors of the community and assist with school programs and school trips. If you would like to become a part of this program please ask the School Secretary for more information.

The Campanos Foundation 

Bureche School is proud to work with the Campanos Foundation which seeks to support and develop a sub-standard community called Altos de Simon Bolivar. We help with materials, parent training, toys for Christmas and fundraising. Tenth grade students perform their Social Service program in the community  teaching basic English and tutoring homework.

Every year Bureche holds a craft fair called San Alejo. Students sell craft items and projects that they have worked on throughout the year. In San Alejo you can find just about anything for sale including picture frames, desk organizers, key rings and home baked. All proceeds from San Alejo go to the Campano Foundation and the Sister School Project.

Colegio Bureche's Chapter of the National Honor Society is formed by students that have been invited to become part of it due to their academic grades, service to the community and values and behavior.

Club Polideportivo is an afterschool paid activity where Bureche School offers different sports, cheerleading, drama, dance and art. It functions every day of the week except Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Sport teams that represent the school in national and international events, practice in the Club Polideportivo.

Colegio Bureche participates with other SACS school of Colombia in the Binational games that happen once a year. Students from all grades are allowed to participate in different sports. 

The school offers a successful  Model United Nations Program . Student from 9th grade to 12th grade participate. 

School Government is composed by the elected representatives of the student body. They meet once a month and have a teacher sponsor. One of the members of this body sits in the School Site Council (Consejo Directivo).