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.
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 grade 3 to grade 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.
For our residential trip, 28 to 31 May 2018, we went to the Emilia Romagna, in particular to the cities of Ravenna and Ferrara.
On Monday 14 May, Grade 7 accompanied by Mr. Scoppola, Ms. Reese, Mr. McNeill-Martinez and Ms. Pereira, departed for their residential trip to Cilento, a beautiful area that has a rich history and diverse landscape. This trip served to enrich student learning on topics relevant to History and Geography. In particular, visits to Parco archeologico di Paestum and Velia were real treats for our students.
This week our Grade 4 children went to Capalbio for their residential trip. There were a great deal of excursions and adventures over the course of the three days and I am so proud of all the students. Their enthusiasm and love for learning was an important aspect of what made this trip so successful.
Grade 3 spent Monday to Wednesday this week on the annual residential trip to "La Tuscia Romana." For many it was the first time away from Mum and Dad, but the students all became independent and adventurous during their three days away.
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.
As a part of our Unit of Inquiry "Sharing the planet", Transition class had the opportunity to visit "Bioparco", the zoological park of Rome in Villa Borghese. The children were very excited to spend the day touring the zoo and learning more about all the different animals living there.
On Thursday 10 May, Year 10 and 12 French and Art students joined forces to visit the Monet exhibition currently being held at Rome's Vittoriano Museum. It was the perfect opportunity to create cross-curricular links with French, Art techniques and History of Art by learning about the work, life and personality of such a famous French painter, who led the Impressionist movement.
As part of our Unit of Inquiry How the World Works, the Transition class had a wonderful opportunity to visit a local farm near Rome.
Les 6ème et les 5ème sont allés à la ferme de Roncaglia où ils ont visité un poulailler, un potager, un verger et un bois de noisetiers. Last week, Grades 7 and 8 went to a farm in Roncaglia where they enjoyed a guided tour of a local farmhouse including a chicken coop, a vegetable garden, an orchard and hazelnut trees.
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.