Grade 5 students explored, imagined, predicted, designed and observed change over time at the Cortambert Campus building site in November 2017.
Paris as a Classroom
Out and about in the city
Going to school in the center of a vibrant, modern city such as Paris provides the perfect backdrop for international learning. At ISP our students engage with the historical, scientific and cultural opportunities that this great city offers, making regular visits to parks, organizations and museums, and even exhibiting their work in a professional Parisian art gallery.
The students tour the city on foot to learn about the history of Paris and France, and visit places like the Cité des Sciences to enhance their understanding of how the world works. They benefit from all of the different possibilities offered by the exciting and stimulating city center environment of our school.
Few would argue that the daily view of the Eiffel Tower just across the River Seine ever tires, and we at ISP are lucky to witness that every day!
This academic year the Primary School has embarked upon a whole school inquiry into how the world works. Students have been visiting the Paris Sewer Museum to inquire into water and how it is transported.
French Initiation students share their experiences of visiting the Desgranges bakery in Passy as part of their ongoing intergenerational activities program.
Two students represented ISP at the ELSA Poetry by Heart competition, an event that brought home the importance and power of words and their meaning.
As the Internal Assessment for history looms, Grade 11 took a trip across the Seine to discover the American Library in Paris.
Grade 5 students inquired into the transdisciplinary theme of "How we express ourselves", wiith the central idea: "Artists can be inspired to take action in response to an issue."
ISP's Grade 8 and 9 Chinese class took a short metro ride across the city and found themselves in Paris' very own Chinatown. Grade 9 student Hanaé tells us about Chinese crafts and the origins of Chinese characters.
EAL students in Grade 6-10 encounter one of English literature's most iconic characters, Sherlock Holmes, though they didn't go quite as far as Baker Street, London.
ISP's Spanish students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 recently took a short trip to Paris' Grand Palais to see the "Mexique (1990–1950)" exhibition.
Two French classes in Grade 3 spent a morning at the L'Alhambra theatre to see "Le Loup est revenu", the story of Mr Rabbit, who learns that his old foe Wolf is back!