During the week of 3 to 7 June, Year 8 students travelled to Milan and Como for their annual residential trip, accompanied by Mr McNeill-Martinez, Ms Reese, Ms Pereira and Ms Hetzer.
More than a Classroom
Being a part of the International Baccalaureate community has heightened our interest in developing partnerships to enrich the curriculum and provide motivating student learning experiences.
From Year 3 to Year 12, carefully chose residential trips, either in Italy or to international locations, are offered annually. The itinerary for all trips is carefully chosen to ensure an educational but enjoyable experience for the students and the security of students is always uppermost in our minds.
Last week, Year 5 went on their residential trip to Isola Polvese. It was an opportunity to develop further bonds as a group, explore nature and take part in an experiment as part of our Digital Technology Unit of Inquiry: no technology for three days. How would they cope...?
Year 3 went on their residential trip to 'La Tuscia Romana' last week. They had a fantastic time! For many children this was the first time away from their parents, however the children all became independent and adventurous during their three days away.
On Monday 18th March, the two Year 9 classes travelled to Venice and Trieste for their week-long residential trip. This itinerary of this trip was carefully chosen and was connected to the History and Geography programmes. In particular, this experience helped the students extend their knowledge about Italy's role during the First and Second World Wars.
As part of the NACE group of schools, Rome International School, along with our sister school, Southlands International School, will be hosting an event for Year 9 and Year 10 students called the "Academic Olympics". This will involve events in both schools as well as a number of cultural activities.
Excursions and visits to places of interest, such as exhibitions and museums, are carefully planned and extend the knowledge, skills and understanding gained in the classroom. These activities are one way of connecting with the local community, helping students to see the relation between what is being learned in the classroom and real-life.
Spanish language students in Years 11 to 13, went on a day-trip to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition. Ms Orellana asker her students to reflect on their experience. Here's what they had to say (in Spanish).
On Monday 20th January , Year 6 visited the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum at Piazza del Popolo. We had been learning about how ideas and actions can be turned into great things.
Year 9 Spanish students recently visited the interactive and colourful exhibition "Frida Kahlo, The Chaos Within" at Rome's Spazio Tirso. The venue transformed its space into Casa Azul, the house Frida spent most of her life in, reconstructing the most representative rooms from her past. The sensory exhibition shows how Frida's life teaches us that we can do great things even if faced with problems.
Luckily students were able to dodge the rain showers for their visit to explore the wonders of a local woodland area last week. The trip will help introduce and provoke thinking for the Sharing The Planet Unit of Inquiry.
Since 2014, High School students have participated in the Model United Nations (MUN) conference held in New York.
Ms. El Sheikh, Humanities and MUN Coordinator and High School students report back on the Model United Nations conference held in New York with the participation of 3,000 students from around the world!
After long and intensive tutoring by RIS' partner Consules, our High School Model United Nations (MUN) delegates travelled to New York from 8 to 15 March for New York High School MUN conference, held at the Hilton Hotel, where they met and debated with more than 3,000 students from all over the world.
Rome International School has the full intention of extending the cultural and educational experience of its students by forging strong links with other IB schools worldwide. Exchange trips between our High School students and those of our ‘partner schools’ will be organised where possible by teachers at appropriate times of the year.