History


The school dates back to 1973 when it was founded by Mrs Mary Blackstad. Originally named Morna Valley School, it was set-up to cater for the many ‘free-spirited’ people that were flooding to Ibiza at that time. In order to cater for their interests the school curriculum included subjects like Pottery and Chinese Calligraphy.

Mary Blackstad retired in the early 1980s and the school was taken over by John and Helen Tunks who, according to rumour, bought it for just one peseta. At this time the school grew to around ninety students.

In 1992 the school was bought by Helen Davenport who built the student numbers up to around 160. This enabled her to move the entire school from its original location in San Carlos to the current Santa Gertrudis site and, for the first time, into purpose built premises.

The new school opened in September 2004 and in its new campus the name Morna Valley School was replaced by Morna International College. Since moving to Santa Gertrudis, the school has seen continual growth, development and indeed success. In 2007 it was purchased by new owners from the UK and has benefited from substantial further investments in teaching staff, educational resources, and development of the site itself.

Today the school is well known on the international school circuit in Spain and is a haven for educational excellence. As an accredited Cambridge University and Edexcel examination centre, the over 400 pupils on roll progress toward completing A Level qualifications and entrance into top universities around the world.

Latest News

6234.59 euros to help the fight against hunger

The “Race Against Hunger” brought all of our pupils together on Friday 19th May in a huge gesture of solidarity. This sponsored run consisted of a 500 metre circuit around…

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Science Day, one of the “hottest” events of the year

Science day, on the 8th of May, saw the whole school converted into an interactive science fair. Pupils from the secondary and primary schools were able to participate in a…

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Inter-house sports days

Both the primary and secondary schools staged their inter-house sports days during the first week of May. A huge range of events challenged the participants throughout each day and many…

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Year 5 in Granada

At the end of April the Year 5 teachers and children visited Granada. This is the second year that the trip has been organised and the children were very excited…

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Environmental project “Plastic is not Fantastic”

The second term came to a spectacular finish with the environmental day celebration. The common theme of plastic pollution was adopted by both the primary and secondary sections and for…

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Visit to the Puig del Molins observatory

Recently, Year 5 went to visit the Observatory Puig des Molins in Ibiza town. While they were there, the children first attended a class with expert astronomers who taught them…

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Morna in the Santa Eulalia run

Once again this year, Morna was the “club” with the largest number of participants in this 1500m event that took place on 19th March. Our school was represented by an…

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The inter-school Basketball tournament

This competition, which took place in the first week of February, was held between the “College Francais” and ourselves. The four-day event consisted of two “home” and two “away” tournaments…

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Morna Ski Week

Almost 90 of our students from Years 7, 8 and 9, along with 9 members of the teaching staff, spent the second school week of January skiing at La Molina…

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“Rock of Ages” our Christmas musical

On the 15th and 16th of December we were treated to two nights of drama and passion, delivered via the rock music of the 1980’s. A highly talented cast from…

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