Social action and function
During the 1980-1981 academic year, several actions were carried out in order to give a new direction to both the educational and the administrative aspects. On the one hand, Lizarra Ikastola opened up to society through the recovery of traditions such as Santa Águeda or Olentzero and, on the other hand, various initiatives were organised to improve the financial situation, (for example, through the stall at the local fiestas). By 1982, Lizarra Ikastola had 12 EGB (Basic General Education) classes. The school was the first one to use a model of linguistic immersion in the Basque language in a Spanish-speaking environment, (many schools from Guipuzcoa, Biscay, Navarre came to find out about our model).
It was in 1985 that the partners of Lizarra Ikastola purchased the former Piarist school and its land with 99.5% of votes in favour from the Annual General Meeting. The money obtained from the Nafarroa Oinez Festival that year was the perfect incentive for making this decision