The School Day at Nobel International School Algarve Lagos

Timings are the same as at the Lagoa International Primary School and are as follows:

  • 09h15 Registration and lessons
  • 10h50 Break
  • 11h15 Lessons
  • 12h50 Lunch break
  • 14h00 Afternoon lessons
  • 15h35 End of the day

Pupils have a choice of bringing a healthy packed lunch or ordering a hot school lunch which comes from our Lagoa campus.

After School Clubs

Children at International School Algarve Lagos are welcome to stay for After School Club, from 15h45 to 16h30, including a choice of Portuguese Club, Games Club, Art Club and Film Club.

Pupils enjoy a spacious learning environment and a varied and stimulating extra-curricular programme, for example recent guest visits from a dentist to talk about teeth and healthy cleaning habits, a film-maker who talked to the children about the long process of making animated cartoons, yoga and meditation, and parent talks on life and work in other countries, for example one parent talked about their hotel and life in Nicaragua because they were collecting used toys and clothes to take back for children in that country.

Beyond the classroom, children at our Bi-Lingual Lagos primary school in Espiche take part in an end-of-year play and a Christmas Nativity Play and their visits out of school might include the Lagos Science Museum, Kidzania in Lisbon, Lagos Zoo, exploring Roman artefacts at the Municipal Museum and boat trips around the marina in Lagos. The children also take part in community work activities in and around Espiche and Lagos such as singing Christmas carols at a local home for retired people and they sing and participate in the annual Christmas Bonanza, which is another popular community event.


Each week, pupils gather in the Gym for an assembly, where we celebrate good behaviour,  inspiring artwork, brilliant stories and writing, fantastic effort invested in homework and examples of pupils who have made outstanding progress. In line with our school at Lagoa, we announce House Point totals and give out “Star of the Week” and other certificates. Children belong to one of four “Houses” which allow for a spirit of healthy competition and team work.

Paddington Bear spends time with all of our school families – each week a name is pulled out of a hat to tell us where Paddington will go next. Our first big bear was bought in 1995 by grandparents of three of our pupils – Sam, Max and Harry Borges, who are all now at our Lagoa School as senior students.