Exchanges

CIV and Aseica have established partnerships with several schools in Oceania for long exchanges (6 weeks) and more recently with one school in Scotland for a shorter program (1 week). These exchanges are intended for seconde students and our organized by Aseica volunteers. Feel free to contact us if you would like to join the team.

Students stay at the homes of their host families and go to their partner's school. They also follow an activity program, which varies from one school to another.

The same format applies when we welcome the partner student. The kids are hosted by CIV for classes, and Aseica organizes the activity program. Host parents are asked to contribute to running the program : accompany the group during outings, etc.

The selection process start mid- ot end- November. Seconde families are contacted by email for this purpose.

Lycée theatre

 

Lycée theatre is divided into two sections: acting/performing and technical theatre.

Students who join the lycée production do not need to be experienced actors. They are required, however, to be enthusiastic and must above all be capable of co-operating and working as part of a team. Students will acquire voice and movement skills and will experiment with different theatrical techniques. An audition is generally required.

Members of the technical team (Tech Crew) focus on lighting design and operation, set design and construction, sound, publicity, stage management, costume design and make-up. Students usually choose an area that interests them but may at times have to take on a variety of tasks.

Tech Crew members work closely alongside the actors as they prepare for a show. During these busy moments, everyone will need to put in more hours. In general, students can either be part of a particular performance or technical project for a term, or carry on throughout the academic year.

Tech Crew students are also involved with the primary and collège performances. Therefore, Tech Crew can be open to interested and mature collège students.

A great deal of commitment is required of our theatre students and a lot of enjoyment can be had as well!

MUN

 

What is MUN?

In 1969, Mr. Paul Sand from the American School of The Hague organised the first Model United Nations in The Hague with a participation of around 300 students. In 1981 the THIMUN Foundation was established which today organises the annual sessions of the THIMUN conference and the annual Youth Assembly.

What is THIMUN?

The THIMUN conference now attracts around 3,800 students and teachers from more than 200 schools located in countries as far apart as Iceland and New Zealand, Peru and Russia. The students themselves originate from over 90 different countries. Although the majority of participating schools are English-language-medium schools, a large number of participants attend schools where languages other than English are the medium of instruction. For students from such schools, the THIMUN conference offers an excellent opportunity to expand, develop and put into practice their English language skills, on an informal as well as on a formal level. All the associated activities such as preparing resolutions, lobbying and debating are carried out in English and a high standard is demanded in the formulation of ideas, whether in the writing of resolutions or in arguing and debating with fellow students.

MUN at the CIV

MUN in C.I.V. attempts to recreate THIMUN, and train students to be able to speak clearly to an audience, present their own views and argument and learn about the world at the same time. They are soon prepared to participate in THIMUN. Basically it is a debate club on current affairs, current global affairs. Students pick a delegation, a country on the country list, then learn about that country's policy. At this stage, a student will create a Resolution attempting to resolve a form of conflict or problem globally affecting the world today. A delegate will then present their resolution and propose their ideas to the house, and each delegation will debate these ideas, from the perspective of the country they have chosen to represent.