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Rituals & Traditions

Lagoa embraces the rituals and traditions shared by all Globeducate British International Schools. Our membership of this powerful network means our community marks milestones and enjoys cultural celebrations via assemblies and ceremonies like our global counterparts. 

House System

Lagoa’s House system divides the student body into smaller communities, promoting citizenship and well-being, as well as competition and collaboration across age groups. 

Each year, four Captains are elected to head up one of our student-designed Houses in what is often their first leadership experience. Students work together in their Houses in curricular and enrichment activities, striving for success as a team.


Ways we use the House system at Lagoa:

  • For collaboration, through cross-section and phase competitions.
  • For student leadership, and student voice.
  • Students can shape our school community through the House Council For charity work during which our students learn to contribute to a fair and just world.
  • Rewards and Recognition. Students are celebrated for their effort, kindness, sporting endeavours, or academic success.

Celebrating Success

You will hear students enthuse about Lagoa’s Achievement Teas! Students are invited in small groups to share their successes with Abi Lewis, our Head of School, over pastel de nata and tea - combining two cherished Portuguese and English traditions.


Key celebrations at Lagoa

The school year is punctuated by inspiring and exciting cultural celebrations and events including

  • Christmas concert involving the entire school community and includes a teachers’ panto
  • Carnival celebrations involving costumes, artwork, and performances
  • Easter bonnet parade
  • Nobel’s Got Talent with plentiful performance opportunities
  • End-of-year summer celebration
  • Sports festival in Lisbon
  • Sports competitions across the Algarve
  • Reading week
  • Anti-bullying week