Plans to extend Manilva’s IES Las Viñas secondary school are in their final stages after the Junta de Andalucia’s education and infrastructure department finally licenses the first stage and allocates an investment of 1.48 million euros in the project.
This comes some seven years after the Junta agreed a two million euro investment to expand the school, but this was postponed due to the economic crisis and instead eight prefabricated classrooms were installed.
This first phase will involve the construction of a new building with an extra eleven classrooms and will commence at the end of the summer term and is expected to take some eight months to complete and will create 30 jobs during that time.
IES Las Viñas
The IES Las Viñas was built at the end of the ‘80s as an extension of Estepona’s IES Monterroso for the education of secondary students from Manilva and Casares.
Since then the school’s numbers have swelled from ten teachers and 50 students to the current 80 teachers and over 900 pupils.
In 1995 the school separated from IES Monterroso and was extended with an extra floor in 2000. In 2005-2006 the school applied for further extension, which has just been granted in 2014.
The registration period for new students at Manilva’s primary schools is open until 28 March, 2014.
To reserve your child’s place for 2014/2015 school year you should take the relevant forms and documentation to the relevant primary school during the following hours:
Centro Publico Pablo Picasso, Manilva: 9 am to 10 am Monday to Thursday.
Centro Publico San Luís de Sabinillas: 9.15 am to 11.15 am Monday to Friday.
Centro Publico Maicandil, Sabinillas: 9 am to 11 am Monday to Friday.
The Youth department has organized a Lifesaving and Lifeguard course for anyone interested in obtaining the title.
Beginning on Saturday April 6, the course will run until Sunday May 19.
Also, on Saturday May 25 there will be a ‘refresher’ meeting, ie, for all those who have already completed the course in previous years and need to renew their title. There will be a 3 hour practical test in the morning, and the same amount of time spent in the classroom brushing up on the theory. The refresher course costs € 60 per person.
For more information, or to collect the registration form and fill it in you can go to the delegación de juventud y deportes next to the Las Viñas football ground, the Edificio de Usos Múltiples in Sabinillas or the second floor of the Manilva Town Hall.