Sito italiano    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

State-recognized bilingual primary school

The English Primary School is a bilingual, state-recognized school. As such, the school programme follows the Italian National Curriculum and this is integrated with the English National Curriculum for the English programme. The maximum number of children in each class is 18. This enables us to give individual attention to all the children.

School subjects

All general subjects are covered in our school programme: Italian, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, ICT, Music, Art and Design and Physical Education. In addition, special attention is given to the acquisition of correct study methods which are essential and they are not the same for all children. Each child must be helped to find his/her own method of study. As well as discovering the correct method of study, children are also helped to develop their communication skills. It is essential in today's world to be able to communicate well and the children should be taught these skills from an early age.

Trinity College Exams

In 2009 our school also became a Centre for Trinity College Exams.  All our children, from years 2 to 5, participate in these exams which are renowned and recognized internationally. Last year we had a 100% success rate with generous compliments from the examiner for the level of English our children showed.

School programme > Music and Drama

Music plays a very important role in our school programme and we take it seriously. We have an active choir which performs at least twice yearly. All our children can choose at least one musical instrument to perfect. We have a form of collaboration  with both the Yamaha School of Music and the Associazione Schiaccianoci. The Yamaha School teaches the keyboard to children of all classes and the guitar to years four and five. The Associazione Schiaccianoci, instead, introduces our children to the Suzuki method of music. This entails lessons of music awareness to the preschool children and instrument lessons of violin and viola to the primary school children. We also have the intention of increasing the number of instruments on offer in the future.

 

I pads in the classroom

 Our years 4 and 5 have been using Ipads in the classroom on a daily basis since October of this year. We are finding it an exciting way to include Information Technology in our everyday school lives.