A group of ISP's Grade 11 and 12 students participated in the ISTMF senior mathematics competition in Vienna. Read their reflections on mathematics, Vienna, and Sacher cake!
Each year, the International School of Paris organises more than 100 field trips. Many of the field trips take place during the school day, as part of the regular class work. The local visits to museums, parks, organizations and companies, as well as walks within specific areas of Paris are designed to enrich the students' learning.
In addition to the local visits, we organize overnight trips to various destinations in France. These field trips offer students experiential learning opportunities, providing them with activities in environments that are rich in nature and history. During these longer field trips, students also get an opportunity to get to know each other better, and to bond as a class. The overnight field trips typically take place at the beginning of the year for Grades 5-10, and in the spring for Grade 4.
The students have additional opportunities to go on field trips as part of our Extended Curriculum Activities, both in the local community, elsewhere in France, and throughout Europe. In addition to sports tournaments, ISP students travel to various academic competitions ranging from mathematics to debate, to theater workshops and Model United Nations conferences, to name just a few.
Last but not least, the school also organizes an annual ski trip, as well as a trip to Spain, to give students opportunities to learn about world at large.
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From March 12 to 13, 2017, nine ISP students from Grade 8-11 travelled to Lugano, Switzerland, to attend the ISP Panthers' first ever international swimming competition and break records!
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."
Students in Grade 11 attended the 2017 Theory of Knowledge Conference in Maastricht during the ski break to explore the central question, "Who are we?" TOK student Hiroki shares his experience of the conference.
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.
"Speaking with our allies and, above all, having fun while doing it..." Zinzan describes how Grade 11 students were transformed into delegates of Mauritania for The Hague International Model United Nations conference in February.
This year, for the first time the student council organized a two-day holiday bazaar, raising over 800 Euros. Student council member Zinzan Gurney tells us more.
Students in the Initiation to French Language and Culture class created 2017 calendars to support ISP's Sustainable Development Project in Tafi Atome, Ghana.
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.