GIS Monza is located just 300m from the famous Monza Park. This not only provides an amazing outdoor Atelier but it gives educators the opportunity to take their curriculum outside.
Early Years students visit the park once per week to investigate their current unit of inquiry from an outdoor perspective. This could be looking for seasonal changes, completing tally charts for colours found or considering the connection between people and wildlife. Our 2-3 year old students use a carriage pushed by the teacher to venture further into the park.
Primary students visit the park once per week to inquire into a year long unit. Each year a different theme drives the inquiry from finding creativity in the park to noticing natural patterns and processes. Park school allows students to bring their outdoor learning inside and to take a different perspective on their indoor learning by taking it outside.
The benefits to a Park School approach are endless however include:
- Increased focus and concentration from being outside
- Developing a stronger connection with the natural world
- Widening knowledge of wildlife within the park
- Taking action based on learning in the park
You can find out more about our Park School programme by visiting here!
* GIS The International School of Monza is an authorized IB (International Baccalaureate®) World School for the Primary Years Programme. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.
Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate® can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC).
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.