Education


H.E. Mr. Pierre DARTOUT, Minister of State, visited Albert 1st High School

On September 7, 2020, H.E. Mr. Pierre DARTOUT, Minister of State, visited Albert 1st High School to attend the back-to-school of senior students who will, next June, pass the new events of the reform of the General Bachelor's degree. This visit took place in the presence of Mr. Patrice CELLARIO, Government-Minister of the Interior, and Ms. Isabelle BONNAL, Director of National Education, Youth and Sports. Early afternoon, H.E. Mr. Minister of State, accompanied by Archbishop of Monaco, Archbishop of Monaco, Mr. Patrice CELLARIO and Mrs. Isabelle BONNAL, also wanted to meet the students and staff of the François d ' Assise-Nicolas Barré school. After attending the school year of Grande Section students, H.E. Mr. Minister of State exchange...

A pre-school internship to prepare for the start of the school year serenely

More than 170 middle and high school students are starting on the August 31st a pre-school internship 100% funded by the Monegasque State. In the unprecedented educational context linked to Covid-19, the Monegasque Government and Extended Monaco have in fact joined forces with Parkours. A company specializing in school support to offer a pre-school internship this week to children who have experienced difficulties during their third trimester or who simply need to remember the achievements of this year in order to consider their return to school more calmly. This summer internship focuses on three fundamental subjects: French, mathematics and English. Daily support by videoconference on Teams are led by the best student tutors selected and...

Worldwide, 463 mn children can't access virtual schooling: UN

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a UN study released Wednesday. In all, an estimated 463 million children lack the equipment or electronic access to pursue distance learning, said the report from UNICEF. "The sheer number of children whose education was completely disrupted for months on end is a global education emergency," Henrietta Fore, executive director of the UN Children's Fund, said in a statement. "The repercussions could be felt in economies and societies for decades to come," she said. The UN estimates that 1.5 billion children worldwide have been affected by lockdowns or school...

Surprising secrets of writers’ first book drafts

Writers who find themselves mired in procrastination would do well to take a page from Marcel Proust’s most famous book. Specifically, a page from In Search of Lost Time in manuscript form. Nothing more powerfully illustrates the truth of that creative-writing-class maxim, ‘writing is rewriting’, than the liberally crossed-out, lavishly annotated, occasionally doodled-upon notebooks in which Proust composed his seminal, seven-volume text. While their faded ink and age-dappled paper evoke physical fragility, what they showcase is a robust, almost aggressive determination. This is the heavy lifting of literary endeavour made manifest; there is no preciousness here, nothing is sacred. However much Proust doubted himself – and he doubted his c...

International Children's Rights Day The Way to School for Children from Elsewhere

In connection with the International Children's Rights Day, pupils from Years 5, 6 and 7 in the Principality's State schools and private schools under contract had an opportunity to meet Pascal Plisson, the director of the documentary film "Sur le chemin de l’école" ("On the Way to School"). The film recounts the journey to school of four children - Carlos (Argentina), who is 11 years old, Jackson (Kenya), who is 10, Samuel (India), who is 11, and Zahira (Morocco), who is 12. Every day, these children face many dangers on their journey to school in a hostile and hazardous natural environment. "Sur le chemin de l’école" has been seen by two million viewers. It was awarded the "César for the best docum...

Pierre Rabhi Meets Schoolchildren from the Principality

In the presence of Mr. Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior, and Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport, three hundred pupils from State and private schools in the Principality had the opportunity to meet Pierre Rabhi and discuss their concerns about the future of humanity with him. Pierre Rabhi is an essayist, novelist, farmer, lecturer and ecologist, and the founder of the "Colibris" association. This association, founded in 2007, works to build a society that is both ecological and humane, based on "happy simplicity," as advocated by Pierre Rabhi. He was asked questions such as "What are your links to humanism?" "Can the damage caused by mankind to Nature be reversed? "Are y...

Everyone is Mobilised to Help Combat Bullying in Schools

On Thursday 8 November 2018, all State and private schools under contract are taking part in a "No to Bullying" day. This day is part of the Prince's Government's action and preventative plan to combat bullying in schools, which is based on three elements: preventing and detecting various types of bullying, training adults who supervise students (such as teachers, school assistants, etc.) and dealing with bullying incidents. Combating bullying is an integral part of the Prince's Government's preventative plan to promote the well-being of young people and increase their self-esteem. This year, the Prince's Government wished to focus on cyber violence, which affects children and adolescents today. Cyber violence is an aggre...

Installation of Solar Panels at the Ecole des Révoires School

Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, visited the roof of the Ecole des Révoires school, where solar panels are currently being installed by the Public Building Maintenance Department. The visit took place in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior, Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport, Anthony de Sevelinges, Head of the Public Buildings Maintenance Office, accompanied by his staff, and Isabelle Biancheri, the School's Director. Key points of this installation: 161 m2 of photovoltaic panels have been installed. They have been placed on roofs with dual north-west and south-east exposure, allowing for optimal solar capture. To avoid e...

First day of the school for Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco (Photo)

Princess Charlene of Monaco shared photos of her twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella taken on the first day of school on her Instagram account. Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella receive education in L’école maternelle (Pre-school)...

Maintenance and improvement work in the Principality’s schools and nurseries

As it does every year, the Public Buildings Maintenance Office, in coordination with the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, has been undertaking repair, maintenance and improvement work in all of the Principality’s schools during the summer period. The Office has also been working with Monaco City Hall to carry out similar work in crèches. This year, there has been a particular focus on security measures at all buildings used by the 13 schools and five crèches. Bars have been installed and opaque anti-intruder coatings have been applied to doors and windows. Security alarms have also been fitted in some schools where this was considered necessary. Improving energy efficiency has been another focus. The installation of energy mete...

The Monegasque delegation for the 33th edition of the European road education competition

The team of young pupils from the Principality who will compete in the 33rd European Traffic Education Contest in Budapest in September has just been officially unveiled. Comprising two girls, Pauline Cazes (Collège FANB) and Giulia Martin (Collège Charles III), and two boys, Nicolas Rinaudo (Collège Charles III) and Aaron Thoreux-Josso (Collège FANB), all aged between 10 and 12, the team’s members were selected through a variety of theoretical and practical tests on road safety. The European Traffic Education Contest, sponsored by the Automobile Club of Monaco and the Monegasque Road Safety Association, receives support from the Department of Education, Youth and Sport and the Police Department. It is held in a different European city ...

Press conference to mark beginning of 2018/2019 school year

At the new Stella primary school,* Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport, presented the key themes for the start of the 2018/2019 academic year. Minister of the Interior Patrice Celario was also in attendance. The Minister began the press conference by reiterating that education remained a priority for the Prince’s Government, which he described as “keen to prepare young people for their adult lives and for the world around them.” With this in mind, he confirmed that the system of study grants would continue to evolve, stressing that grants had risen by 25% between 2015 and 2018. Key points raised during the press conference included: - Changes to the programmes taught in Year 11 (Seconde) in light of the ne...