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ISN In the Community

As an IB World School, students at the International School of Nice embrace learning experiences that shape their attitudes and help them to consider how they should act as a consequence.

Our school philosophy further expresses our commitment to inspiring and empowering students to make a positive difference in the world while showing empathy and compassion with people everywhere.

Through service learning, where conventional lessons are supplemented with initiatives to help communities, students can act in the service of local and global charity organisations for those in need who they support and uplift.

Taking concepts and ideas beyond the classroom and applying them translates into real, character-building learning experiences for our students that can prove meaningful to their lives and the lives of others.

Service learning in middle school

The middle school provides regular opportunities for students to engage in activities with a primary focus on collaboration across the age ranges that value the social and emotional needs of the child while leading to a heightened knowledge of self and others.

The activities include student-led assemblies, talks by external speakers, special focus days arranged around a theme and day or residential trips.

These days are designed to raise students’ awareness of global and cultural concerns while addressing their attitudes around respect, self-control and making informed choices for a healthy lifestyle.

The middle school student council, made up of two elected representatives from each homeroom group, organises and promotes activities. Activities include fundraising efforts for charities and the Grade 11 students’ ‘CAS trip’ such as bake sales, as well as organising a social agenda that includes evening dances and spirit days.

Real-life learning

A hallway with bags hanging outside classrooms at the Lower School

Recent themes and subjects students have been exposed to are children’s rights, anti-bullying, Earth Day, World Book Day and La Semaine du Goût (The Week of Taste).

Community service in the Diploma Programme

Our senior high school students complete the Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) experiential learning component of the IB Diploma Programme.

This sees students devising and engaging in a wide range of initiatives, exploring activities that are new to them and considering the difference that they as individuals may make in different settings and environments.

These initiatives complement students’ regular classes and encourage the development of the whole child.

Creativity-oriented activities encourage students to engage in the arts and creative thinking. Activity tasks seek to develop healthy lifestyles through physical activity.

Service-based endeavours see CAS students giving their time to help and support our school community through rewarding charity work for local and global organisations.

These have included humanitarian organisations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, the association of ‘Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco’ (The Guardian Angels of Monaco) and Sens Afrique Solidaire.

Every year, CAS students work collaboratively on an international volunteer project.

A recent project involved raising money to support a primary school and an orphanage in Nepal, with the opportunity to travel to Nepal to work alongside the local children.

CAS service learning experiences enable journeys of self-discovery while students contribute to improving our world.