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51° CIRCOLO DIDATTICO PRINCIPESSA MAFALDA The 51° Circolo Didattico Principessa Mafalda is composed of a pre-primary school and a primary school. The pre-primary school is called Casa dei bambini (House of children) and follows Maria Montessoris methodology; the primary school is named after the princess Mafalda di Savoia, who died in Buchenwald during the Second World War.
There are 52 teachers in our school: 33 primary school teachers 8 pre-primary school teachers 8 teachers for pupils with special needs 3 Religion teachers. Our teachers are encouraged to keep themselves up-to-date and to continue their education by completing advanced degrees. TEACHERS
PRE-PRIMARY: 95 pupils FIRST GRADE: 75 pupils SECOND GRADE: 90 pupils THIRD GRADE: 80 pupils FOURTH GRADE: 100 pupils FIFTH GRADE: 88 pupils Pupils
CASA DEI BAMBINI MONTESSORI The House of children Montessori hosts children aged from three to six. It is divided into four sections with different school time: in three of them lessons start at 8.20 am and end at 4.20 pm while in one lessons start at 8.20 am and end at 13.20 pm. The composition of the classes is heterogenous, every class hosts about twenty-five children.
Montessoris methodology The main idea of the House of children Montessori is the awareness of a child protagonist and craftsman of his/her own growth, an active, competent, autonomous and operational subject; particular care and attention, therefore, are dedicated to the predisposition of an environment that favors the autonomous activities and attitudes of observation, exploration and search in the children. The montessoriano environment is an environment of life.
Spaces organization The spaces inside which the teachers operate are four great classrooms corresponding to the sections/groups, a large hall equipped for laboratorial activities and a big space dedicated to hygienic services and the connected activities of the care of the person, endowed with water and sinks, used autonomously by the children for the activities connected to the practical life (cleaning brushes, small dishes, etc). The school also has a space for the meals and a small garden.
Corner of the practical life It is a space organized for the activities connected to the care of the environment: to sweep, to decant waters and flours, to medicate, to take care of flowers and small animals.
Corner of the constructive and sensory activities This space is organized to favor sensory experiences: tactile, visual, manipulative and constructive.
Corner of the language, the listening and the book. This is a laboratorial space organized to promote the communication, the interest for the written language and to formulate the first hypotheses of reading and writing.
In every section there is a "library", so that the children can autonomously access the books in order to skim through them and to read them in comforting situation (pillows, small couches and carpets).
Corner of the logical-mathematics activities and of the scientific observation This space is organized for promoting the observation, the exploration, the search, the discovery and the formulation of hypothesis on the reality that surrounds us (eg. weekly calendar, seasonal, annual for the recording of the presences, of the atmospheric time, of birthdays etc)
Corner of colour manipolation This space is a laboratory devoted to promote the expressive activities, creative and the childrens manipulation: to paint, to manipulate, to cut, to glue…
Corner of music and sound and of ITC This space is dedicated to the listening and the production of musical passages and songs and for an aware use of I.T.C.
Our school is located in the heart of Rome, surrounding by the attractive Parioli district. The building has been completely restored and provides an attractive, colourful and pleasant learning environment. Classrooms have all been newly refurnished and are bright and cheerful. SCUOLA PRIMARIA PRINCIPESSA MAFALDA
Facilities include a small library, acomputer lab and a gymnasium/theatre.
The school has its own kitchen and a full hot lunch is served in sittings between 12.30- 14.30 pm. A nutritious and well-balanced menu is cooked by our qualified staff.
Outdoor play areas include facilities for soccer, basketball, volleyball, and an adventure playground for younger children.
A balanced elementary school curriculum of Italian, Mathematic, Arts, Social Studies, Science, English and Religion is taught by experienced and dedicated classroom teachers and specialist who support student with specific learning needs. The school year is divided into two terms, the school week finishes on Friday and the school day lasts from 8:30 a.m to 13:30 a.m and from 8.30 a.m to 16.30 p.m twice a week. SCHOOL CURRICULUM
There are four 1st grade classrooms, five 2nd grade classrooms, four 3rd grade classrooms, four 4th grade classrooms and four 5th grade classrooms. CLASSROOMS AND OTHER FACILITIES
All classrooms are colourful and lively and are equipped with a computer which children use to augment their studies.
The computer lab has 20 computers all with Internet access.
Students at our school have access to technology and a program of study that fosters their ability to think critically about information and provides the skill and the knowledge to function in today changing society. The computer program is integrated within the curriculum areas in the elementary school. English is our foreign language: the first and second grades have two-hour period a week of English. The third, the forth and fifth grades instead have three- hour periods per week in this subject. TECHNOLOGY AND ENGLISH
The regular school day are enhance by a range of activities in the after school hours such as homework club and dance. EXTRA SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Activities and projects, all tied with school curruculum, enrich the regular school program in the primary school. Through these activities, students are exposed to the richness of art and history offered by the unique setting of Rome and the diversity of an international city. SCHOOL TRIPS AND PROJECTS
JANUARY: 6 th - Epiphany. FEBRUARY: 14 th - St. Valentines Day, 24 th - Carnival. MARCH: 19 th - Fathers Day MARCH/ APRIL: Good Friday; Easter APRIL: 1 st - All Fools Day, 25 th – Liberation Day MAY: 1 st – Labour Day,8 th - Mothers Day JUNE: 2 nd – Republics Day, 29 th - St. Peter and St. Paul AUGUST: 15 th - St. Virgin Mary received into Heaven. NOVEMBER: 1 st - All Saints, 2 nd – All Souls Day. DECEMBER: 8 th - St. Virgin of the Immacolate, 25 th - Christmas, 26 th – St. Stephen. Our festivals