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(headteachers,teachers, administrative, technical and auxiliary): 1.100.000
State teachers: 837.000
GENERAL ORGANIZATION of the EDUCATION SYSTEM Pre-primary Scuola dell’Infanzia 3 years: age 3-6 Primary Scuola Primaria 5 years:age 6-11 Lower secondary Secondaria di 1°grado 3 years: age 11-14 Secondary 5 years: age 14-19
Daycare centres are available for children up to the age of 3 years old. From then on, children can attend nursery school, Scuola dell’infanzia , which is the first stage of the school system. They can be state, private schools and schools run by local authorities (common and province).
There are no fees to be paid at this level of education, in spite of it not being compulsory. Families pay a small contribution (for transport and canteen services), from which low-income households are exempted.
School time: since 30 to 50 weekly hours
The school year starts on September 1st and ends on June 30th.
In addition to compulsory schooling, the so-called diritto-dovere offer education and training to all within the education system for at least 10 years (16 age ) or up to the attainment of a qualification within the vocational education and training system
Organization of the timetable is arranged into modules: 27 weekly teaching hours, which become 30 including the teaching of foreign language
Full time (tempo pieno): 40 weekly teaching hours with two teachers per class
The basis of school autonomy, schools have been able to adopt more flexible solutions according to the families requirements, their available teaching staff, their structures and functioning services.
Secondary education has been divided into two stages up to school:
Higher education in the arts and music (3+2- years) Diploma of 1° and 2°level.
Special educational support
In italy, disabled pupils have been integrated in ordinary schools for more than 30 years; therefore, there is not a separate education system for these pupils. Integration started, in the middle seventies, in Scuole dell’infanzia and Primary schools, and was progressively extended to the Secondary schools and universities. Students with special needs are integrated into mainstream education with specialist teachers of support.
About our school
Scuola Secondaria di Primo grado
(provincia di Genova)
Where? Liguria – Riviera di Levante
SCUOLA MEDIA DELLA TORRE/GARIBALDI di CHIAVARI
" Scuola Media di Chiavari " is a Scuola Secondaria di Primo grado
(lower secondary school). established on 1st September 2000 two different schools previously existing in Chiavari came together. The school is in the heart of the town, in a convenient and easily reachable area, a few minutes from the Chiavari railway station. The four-storey building, called Palazzo della Torre , dates back to the 18th century and since 1750 it has been a municipal property. The school occupies three floors: the Principal’s office, the Teachers’ Room and the Secretary’s office are on the second floor while the classrooms are on all the three floors. The school is in an area living on tourism, commerce and services. The social context, generally uniform, is of a medium-high economical level and recently there has been immigration from non-European countries, mainly from South America.
SCUOLA MEDIA DELLA TORRE/GARIBALDI di CHIAVARI
SOME FIGURES: NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 600 approx. NUMBER OF CLASSES: 22 AVERAGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER CLASS : 25
SCHOOL FACILITIES: 1 Library 3 Computer Rooms 4 Music Rooms 3 Art Rooms 1 Video Room 1 Science Room
THE SCHOOL ORGANIZATION
The school has successfully kept pace with rapid changes in education and is therefore based on a new flexible teaching model. The weekly school time is 30 units of 50 minutes each, Monday to Friday. The daily school time is 6 units for five mornings plus one afternoon with 3 units. 29 units involve the fundamental subjects while the remaining one is a flexible unit organized in a different way and dedicated to small groups activities.
FUNDAMENTAL SCHOOL SUBJECTS
Italian - 7 units History - 2 units Geography - 2 units Mathematics - 4 units
Science - 2 units Technical education - 2 units Information and communication technology
English language - 3 units 2nd Community Language – (French or Spanish) 2 units Art and drawing - 2 units Music - 2 units Sport and motorysciences - 2 units Catholic religion (no compulsory)
Students are offered the opportunity to follow a three-year music course : the lessons are in the afternoon, and individual.
Students take part in exciting projects such as : The school at the cinema The school at the theatre The school trips Making up/Development laboratories Primary School-Secondary School continuity Perseus Comenius – European project Swimming/Baseball/Tennis/Sailing
HIGHPOINTS OF OUR SCHOOL
WELCOME : our school provides a welcoming and caring environment . On the 1st School day parents will be welcomed and teachers will explain and show both pupils and their parents the school activities. During the first month a monitoring action will follow the pupils’ integration in the new school.
CARE : our school works hard to provide a lively and caring atmosphere. Children are encouraged to develop socially, emotionally and academically.
COLLABORATION : School-Family cooperation is essential to stimulate an adequate and complete development.
DISCIPLINE : we aim to create a well disciplined environment where all pupils can realize their potential.
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COMENIUS PROJECT EURASIA 2006/07 EAST AND WEST: MEETINGS ON THE MIRROR
Francia Collège Les Hauts Grillets - Saint-Germain en Laye Germania Gymnasium Ehingen - Ehingen Italia Scuola Media di Chiavari - Chiavari Portogallo Escola E. B. 2/3 do Viso - Porto Regno Unito Spennymoor School - Durham Svezia Eriksbergsskolan - Uppsala Turchia Feyziye Schools Foundation Erenkoy Isik Primary School - Istanbul