On the 26th of September, we celebrate the European Day of Languages. Every year, millions of people in the Council’s member states and elsewhere organise or take part in activities to promote linguistic diversity.
On this day, we talk about the advantages of knowing more than one language. We discussed how it helps us to develop plurilingual skills and reinforce intercultural understanding. It also allows us to get to know and to embrace other cultures and points of view.
The Middle School students were actively engaged in discussions about “Why and how we learn a new language”, and also had fun participating in the House Language Competition, which was won by the red team: the Bears! Congratulations!
Frau Laura Seraffini
Ci sono cose nella vita che si ricordano per sempre. Le regole di grammatica? A volte…
Le poesie imparate a memoria? Non sempre…
Le formule matematiche? Può darsi…
In verità ciò che davvero non si può dimenticare sono le emozioni legate alle esperienze ed è per questo che ai bambini di Grade 2 è stata proposta un’esperienza da condividere tutti insieme per dare inizio alle attività relative all’autunno: la visita ad una vigna! Lunedì 30 settembre, con gli zainetti pieni di entusiasmo e gli stivali colorati, ci siamo recati a Cormòns presso l’azienda della Cantina Produttori che ci ha ospitati per far fare ai bambini esperienza diretta della vendemmia e della pigiatura dell’uva con i piedi.
La nostra guida ci ha mostrato i macchinari con cui si produce il mosto, i grandi contenitori di acciaio in cui si trasforma in vino ed infine le botti in legno in cui viene affinato. Il momento più divertente ed entusiasmante è stato senz’altro quando abbiamo pigiato l’uva a piedi nudi come si faceva un tempo! La gioia e le risate dei bambini si sono diffuse tra i filari ed hanno accompagnato questa mattinata indimenticabile.
The new Grade 8s have started the school year with some arguments! We have looked at where and why people argue and started working on how to structure our opinions and views in clear, meaningful ways. The topics have varied from the trivial (pizza or pasta? Hamburgers or hotdogs?) to the more serious (should we have free speech in school? Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?), yet we continue to circle back to the defining question of our time: do you put the milk or the cereal in first for your breakfast? As the debate rages on, we will move on to look at how rhetoric may be used to further your cause, whilst what logical fallacies are, and why they should be avoided. If this inspires the students to be unusually quarrelsome at home in the next few weeks we can only apologise!
Che avventura la prima elementare! Un momento indimenticabile della vita: tante scoperte, nuove sfide e molte cose meravigliose da imparare e condividere con amici vecchi e nuovi. Questo è ciò che attende i bambini di Grade 1 che hanno iniziato l’anno scolastico con entusiasmo e voglia di imparare. Una delle loro prime attività li ha già messi alla prova con vari tipi di competenze per nulla scontate: ascoltare, seguire le indicazioni, utilizzare il tempo correttamente, completare delle frasi, colorare e ritagliare seguendo linee rette e curve. Perciò, se ne avrete l’occasione, fermatevi davanti alle loro aule per ammirare i magnifici pesciolini appesi alla parete, pesciolini pronti a nuotare con impegno nel meraviglioso mondo della conoscenza.
Sara ed Elisa
It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces when we started school on Monday. I know both the teachers and I have been looking forward to seeing your children and helping them adjust to the new school year.
As a school, we aim to provide a safe, secure, happy and stimulating learning environment in which your child can acquire high standards of knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. We recognise the individual needs of all children and through our very committed and experienced staff, will work in partnership with you so that we can develop each child’s full potential in all areas.
A special welcome to our new students and parents! Here at The Udine International School, we realise that starting a new school can be both an exciting and daunting time and we aim to make this transition as smooth as possible.
This week the Grade 8’s have spent some time reflecting on their time here at UIS and cherishing the moments with their friends and teachers. They have been working on the mural and writing their speeches for Graduation. They have also spent some time helping out in lessons with the elementary students, which has been a lot of fun! Tonight, we will celebrate their time here at UIS and recognise their achievements. They have certainly been a year group that we will never forget, and we wish them the best of luck on their next adventure.
Head of Middle School & Grade 8 Tutor
What could be more fun than playing with water on a hot day? Whether splashing vigorously and running around through the sprinkler, with a spray bottle or with a bucket full of water, the children of the whole ECC found a great way to have fun and let off steam! The teachers and Mrs. Green joined the fun, running away or chasing a bunch of children who were happy to get wet, while at the same time, some friends preferred staying dry, either observing or getting involved in other fun outdoor activities. As rain started pouring right after the event, when the children were changing into their dry clothes, a few of the Pre-Nursery students shouted with glee, ‘More water! It’s raining! Hooray!’
Performing in front of an audience can certainly be a daunting experience, especially when the audience is made up of some of the most special people in our lives…parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives and friends! This, however, did not scare our ECC children, who all did an outstanding job during their Summer Show and Summer Get Together. Whether it was the little ones of Pre-nursery, or the big Kindergarten kids who are ready for their next step into the big school, all children in the ECC have grown in confidence and abilities, and this clearly shone through during their performance.
Children, your teachers could not be more proud of you all!
Miss Valentina, on behalf of the ECC team