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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.