We are proud of your hard work and excellent results. We wish you luck as you proceed with your studies both in Italy and in the UK, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain. We are proud to see you challenge yourselves in a wide range of subjects such as Medicine, Chemistry, Economics an Management, Film, Fashion Design, Comparative Literature, and Hospitality, among others. Enjoy your well-deserved summer, but before you leave for your studies at St. Andrews, UCL, San Raffaele, Bocconi, EU, and ESCP and the 20 other destinations; please join us for graduation on September 2.
Prima parte: 17:00-18:30 : THE IB Diploma program at VIS
The first part of the evening is for incoming students, starting in September 2019, to the IB Diploma program. We will illustrate our course offerings and explain what you can expect to learn from each course.
17:00-17:10 What is the IB?
Recognition of the IB in Italy and Abroad
17:10-17:20 Which courses are offered at VIS and why?
17:20-18:20 Teachers present the course offerings
Group 1 Language and Literature for mother tongue
Group 2 Language Acquisition
Group 3 Social Sciences
Group 4 Sciences
Group 5 Mathematics
CORE: Theory of knowledge; Extended Essay; Creativity, Action, Service
Choosing a balanced curriculum
18:20-18:30 Q & A
Seconda parte: 18:30-19:30: The IB Diploma, a stepping stone on the path to your future
The second part of the evening is for all students who will be applying to Universities in Italy and abroad and who would like more information about what support we provide, and what families and students need to know.
How will your course choices affect your university choices?
How will your University course affect your career choices?
What should your plan of action be?
What do students and families need to do, and how VIS will support them in the process?
Our students continue to receive offers from prestigious Universities: UCL, San Raffele, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Bristol, Sussex, ESCP, École Hôtelière de Lausanne, and many more. Students will be pursuing careers in a broad range of fields including, Chemistry, Medicine, Hospitality, Management, International Relations, Design, and Creative Writing.
We are proud of our students’ hard work and supportive of them as they head into the final stretch before the official exams.
Cari ragazzi, perdonateci di lasciare a voi, le vere vittime degli stravolgimenti che stiamo producendo ai sistemi naturali, una terra devastata. Perdonateci per avere portato il nostro pianeta sull’orlo del baratro a causa dei cambiamenti climatici. Perdonateci per la nostra noncuranza e indifferenza. “Fridays for future” è la vostra risposta alla nostra inerzia e a quella dei politici e delle politiche. Oggi ci sono state migliaia di mobilitazioni in almeno 123 paesi del mondo. Con 235 eventi censiti, all’Italia va il record mondiale, prima di Francia e Germania. A Torino 20.000 ragazzi in piazza per la manifestazione in difesa dell’ambiente. Il corteo del “global school strike”, nato sulla scia della svedese Greta Thunberg, è partito da Piazza Arbarello e ha raggiunto il municipio, dove una rappresentanza dei manifestanti ha incontrato la sindaca Chiara Appendino, che li attendeva sotto Palazzo Civico. “Non ci fermeremo fino a quando non vedremo qualcosa di concreto”, hanno detto i portavoce dei manifestanti, che hanno consegnato alla sindaca un pacchetto di proposte, tra cui compaiono l’aumento di utilizzo di energie rinnovabili e dei mezzi pubblici. Nella foto di copertina i ragazzi del Vittoria.
La scorsa settimana 170 persone sono scomparse in due distinti naufragi, uno nel tratto di Mar Mediterraneo compreso tra la Libia e l’Italia e l’altro in quello al largo del Marocco, nel probabile tentativo di raggiungere le coste del nostro continente. Da ottobre 2013 a dicembre 2018 oltre 18 mila persone migranti sono morte nel Mediterraneo perché coinvolte in naufragi.
In questa settimana, che peraltro segue la Giornata della Memoria e in cui gli studenti sono coinvolti assieme ai docenti in attività di didattica alternativa, abbiamo aderito alla proposta dei nostri rappresentanti degli studenti, istituendo un minuto di silenzio per commemorare tutte le vittime delle migrazioni.
Mercoledì 30 Gennaio alle ore 10:00 è suonata la campanella a indicare l’inizio della commemorazione, al suono della seconda campanella le attività sono riprese secondo la consueta programmazione. Tutti gli studenti, i docenti ed il personale della Scuola hanno partecipato.
Let’s start with the surprise: Vittoria High School has decided to assign to the best students of the second last year, both for the traditional high school and the IB Program a bursary in order to visit in summer 2019 the school-hostel Msolva Ujamaa in Tanzania, which received the donations of the Christmas market organized by Vittoria for the non-profit organization “Find the Cure”. This is what, the principal, Mrs Marcella Bodo announced this morning during the ceremony, highlighting with pride the great work done by our students, who successfully organized the Christmas market, “Find the Cure”. Since 2006, this project has invested the money collected in building new schools, orphanages, dispensaries, wells, refectories and it has been supporting programs connected with education and health in India, Central America and most of all, Africa.
Two voluntary workers from the organization, Ms Esther Ruggiero and Ms Emanuela Pagano, showed us photos of the children of Msolva Ujamaa who, also thanks to our students’ help, will be able to attend school and live in one of the hostels. They also read for us the touching words of some of the voluntary workers of “Find the Cure” about working with the children.
The students’ representative council handed the money and received the applause of the teachers and schoolmates for their wonderful work of coordination.
Surely the most beautiful and touching moment of the whole event, were the words spoken by Martina and Matteo, who reminded everyone present about the importance of enjoying what one has without complaining all the time, always keeping in mind people’s sufferings and misery and trying to help, not just with words but with facts.
The class of 2019 IGCSE and IB, will be spending this week of intensive language training in Toledo Spain or Vichy France. Students will enjoy the hospitality of local families, study at prestigious schools alongside native speakers in the mornings and explore new territories, foods and cultural events in the afternoons.
These trips are part of a long-running exchange between these two cities and VIS in the spring we will be the hosts to the students who were kind enough to welcome us into their homes in this fall. Every year students return energized by their experiences and with a solid preparation for the certification exams for DELE and DELF later this year.
VIS has a long tradition of excellence in languages; our students consistently have stellar results in standardized testing thanks to projects like these as well as talented and passionate teachers.
VIS begins the 2018-2019 school year with three team building projects. The First IB is spending a week at the Abbazia di Santa Fede engaged in activities aimed at building class unity, launching CAS and building connections to the environmental projects, we will be working on all year. Scientist and Artist Deborah Maw will be leading a tidy up project which explores the river, and the damage pollution has on the natural environment. The TV channel Leonardo will be interviewing our students.
The Second ICE is leaving for Val Troncea where Ms. Benzi (Science) Ms. Fioretti (Geography) and Ms. Murray (English) will be building the team while doing fieldwork for Science and Geography.
The First ICE will be riding horses, canoeing and enjoying each other’s company in Castagneto Po. Rachel Brooks of English Summer Camp leads the first ICE and 1st IB projects. Rachel has been an invaluable resource to the school and our students.
Congratulations to the class of 2018, both the IB and the IGCSE. Monday, September 4th, students, teachers, staff and the entire Victoria family gathered to honor the accomplishments of our graduating students. The atmosphere was wonderful, the weather perfect and a great time was had by all. We were even joined from remotely by one of our student’s already in New York where he has begun the year at NYU.
Good luck to all of you!
Thank you Alexia Martucci 2nd IB for the lovely photographs