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Philosophy                                                                                              Language Programmes
                           &                                                                                       At Ambrit, English is the primary
                                                                                                           language of instruction whilst Italian is
                     Objectives                                                                              maintained at grade level proficiency
                                                                                                              for native speakers and taught as an
Ambrit provides an international education for students from                                                     additional language for non-native
                                                                                                          speakers. The two languages are taught
diverse cultural backgrounds. The school's programmes of study                                                either as subjects or through subject
and activities foster the cognitive, aesthetic, physical, social and                                         matter content, thereby developing both basic interpersonal
emotional growth of the whole child, helping each child to reach
his or her greatest potential in a stimulating and caring                                                             communication skills and cognitive academic language
environment. Children are encouraged develop a sense of                                                                                                                          proficiency.
identity, self-esteem and independence.
The transdisciplinary curriculum is designed to maintain high            In order to facilitate students’ participation in the global community and provide them
standards of academic learning while allowing children                with an appreciation of different cultures, we also offer Mandarin, French and Spanish in
to make meaningful connections across subject areas
using an inquiry-based approach. Classroom activities                    the Middle School. For students wishing to maintain their native language, the school
provide opportunities for cooperative and experiential                           provides facilities for mother-tongue language lessons to take place after school.
learning which emphasize process oriented skills and
the communicative importance of language.                                                                      English as an additional Language
Children are taught to respect others, their natural
environment, and to develop an awareness of global                                                 Ambrit has a dynamic EAL programme designed to
issues through school and community service activities.                                               provide English language instruction to students
Cooperation amongst parents, staff, students and the                                                  who are not native speakers. At the early stages
community is actively encouraged. Students leave                                                        of language acquisition ELLs (English Language
Ambrit with an appreciation of different cultures and                                                    Learners) work with an EAL teacher outside as
the tools to become life-long learners.
                                                                                                    well as inside the main classroom. The long-term
                                                                                                    aim is to have all ELLs achieving independently in

                                                                                                      the classroom. The EAL department’s purpose is
                                                                                                                     to support and monitor that process.

                                                                                                                                 Social Responsibility

                                                                                                        Students are actively encouraged to contribute
                                                                                                        to the local and the world community. All classes organize fund-raising

                                                                                                           events and participate in the collection of food, clothing and monies,
                                                                                                           which are donated to various causes, such as Pane Condiviso in Haiti,
                                                                                                       Rocca di Papa Children's Home, the Khasi-Jaintia Orphanage in India and

                                                                                                                                                                  the Susan Komen Foundation.
                                                                                                                             In keeping with the school’s
                                                                                                                      philosophy of educating students
                                                                                                                     as citizens of a global community,
                                                                                                                           students participate in yearly

                                                                                                                                World Food Day projects.
                                                                                                                           Within the school, a “Buddy”
                                                                                                                             programme pairs each older
                                                                                                                    student with a younger student to

                                                                                                                              foster caring relationships,
                                                                                                                           responsibility and friendships
                                                                                                                         across the grade levels. Buddies
                                                                                                                         work on joint projects, attend assemblies together and visit

                                                                                                                                                      each other’s classes on a regular basis.
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