Festive and creative weeks are here to break the daily rhythm and learn while having fun. This week is designed so that each grade discovers one cultural theme with each teacher. This is a really great way for children to discover other class atmospheres and enjoy new experiences and unique creations.
The school play is organized around a theme (Peter Pan, ??) and its preparation begins mid-October and the performance is early December. Every grade performs an autonomous dance, but children also perform with their option, English and age groups.
Highly entertaining, this performance is the opportunity for parents and children to gather and admire the work provided to build such an amazing show. It is also the moment when we all say goodbye to the olders who are leaving for primary school.
For MS and GS grades, we organize in the beginning of the year a “field trip”, known in French as “Classe Verte” or “Classe Bleue” during which all the children will live together 3 or 4 memorable days. Increasing autonomy, discovering children from another school and live together are some of the objectives of this field trip.
Share with other children
A few years ago, the preschoolers of Kindy School have had the luck to exchange with children in a Nepalese school. Those exchanges began in 2008 and we have already sent a lot of creations: a presentation of our school, the children, our daily life, the fauna and flora of New Caledonia…
Those creations have been realized in French and English which gave the children of Kindy School the opportunity to work toward a concrete goal and to discover a whole new aspect of the world, not only geographically but also culturally and humanly speaking. In exchange, the work of the Nepalese pupils was really interesting and moving.
In 2009, the field trip of the MS to Dumbea had for theme “Dumbea… altitude 8,848 meters”. We worked on the mountain reliefs of Nepal, we presented the work of the Nepalese pupils and we gave the children a traditional Nepalese gift.
In 2010, the children of GS created all together a gigantic mural that could be disassembled. This mural represented the children’s daily life using traditional Melanesian artistic techniques called “carved bamboo”. An explicative booklet in English was created and sent with this art piece.
In 2012, we sent different things: a giant puzzle created by the PS and MS, and the work produced during the GS’s field trip regarding the different natural environments along with a booklet relating this field trip.
Beyond those exchanges, we wanted to commit a little bit more to the children in Kathmandu. Thanks to the parents and our financial partners, we have been able to set up an entire scientific laboratory for the secondary school students.
Finally, we sponsored a young Nepalese student to give her the opportunity to go to school. In 2016, she graduated from high school.