Curtain status: Monitor Professor at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics – UCP
Student between 2000 and 2007
I studied at St. Peter’s for 7 years. I know, therefore, the importance given, not only to academic training of the highest excellence, but also to the personal and moral training of each of the students. The board, teachers and all the staff of the school continue as a large family that celebrates with great happiness the success of each of its former students. In fact, it is also the result of the school’s immense effort and dedication. Thank you very much.
Catarina Arroz Oliveira
Degree in International Affairs at Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, da Universidade de Lisboa (ISCSP-UL), having completed second year at the University of Warsaw, Poland, through the Erasmus Programme.
Between October 2014 and April 2015, I interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the American Division; in the summer of 2015, I spent 6 weeks as a volunteer in Cape Verde, with the shared role of Responsible for Partnerships and Communication at the Institute of Democracy and Development; since October, I’ve been interning at the Portuguese Embassy in Vienna and at the Portuguese Mission at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria.
In addition, I perform small jobs, being a judo referee and member of the Portuguese Judo Federation in some competitions in Portugal.
I started at St. Peter’s International School in grade 1 and went up to the grade 12. Having studied at St. Peter’s was very important, because the school and its teachers and staff accompanied me in my growth and development, as a student and person, especially in psychological and behavioural terms. In my point of view, the quality of teaching, as well as the close teacher-student relationship that the school provides, combined with organized rigor, provides the cognitive and intellectual development of any student who respects the school’s rules.
The fact that the school is bilingual is, for me, one of the biggest advantages. Today, I realize the need to know English. Having contact with this universal language since the age of six is an advantage that few students of my generation know. It’s an asset in the professional field, especially in the career I intend to pursue. In addition, I recognize that the fact that I grew up in the same environment during the twelve years I spent at St. Peter’s allowed me to forge lifelong friendships.