Collège theatre

 

This theatre course is offered to all students who follow the ASEICA program and provides an ideal creative and emotional balance to academic study.

We firmly believe in the tradition of educational theatre that not only identifies and enriches artistic talent but also enhances a student’s confidence and personal worth. In these extra-curricular classes, students participate in a variety of group activities and learn the values of working in a team.

Activities include:

  • Improvisation, which sharpens the senses and encourages students to think quickly and creatively.
  • Physical and vocal exercises, allowing students to release tension and train towards effective use of mind, body and voice.
  • Script work, which promotes confidence in speaking aloud and hones memorization skills.
  • Directing short dramatic scenes, encouraging students to take on responsibility and further voice their creative ideas.

At the end of the academic year, students present a short public performance which allows them the chance to display the skills they have acquired.

Auditions are usually held early September and the classes run until the end of May. The sessions are taught in English by ASEICA teachers.

 

Class Time: Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for all levels (6ème 5ème 4ème 3ème) (To be confirmed).

Place: Centre International de Valbonne (C.I.V.), Sophia Antipolis

Meeting point for the audition and the first lesson:

Place de la Vie Scolaire, under the big clock, Centre International de Valbonne (C.I.V.), 190, rue Frédéric Mistral, 06560 Valbonne. The teachers will come to collect the students at 5:15 p.m.

Annual fee: 400 € (check made payable to ASEICA) (T.B.C).

Limited number of places available.

Registration for the auditions 2018/2019: Registration forms will be available in late Spring on this page. 

Preparation for the audition: information concerning what is required for this audition will be available when registration opens.

 

Auditions : Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 5.15 p.m (T.B.C).

Audition results: You will receive an email with the result of the audition a few days afterwards.

First lesson: Tuesday 25th September 2018 (T.B.C)

 

Social events

Collège social events—The collège is an interim stage between the high parental involvement in the primary (or at least outside the school gates) and the almost complete independence of the lycée. Sadly it is a time when it is easy for parents to lose contact with the day to day school life and to know less about school friends and activities. This is why it is all the more important to maintain and encourage a social events program. The following events have all been important in the past few years and given parents a chance to meet teachers, pupils and other parents.


Parent, teacher events—These are held once or twice a term in someone's home and are attended by some of the Anglophone section teachers (when they do not have class), the Head of Education (Phyllis Brante) and some Board members. It is a good opportunity to meet informally and find out more about the Anglophone section. Parents are asked to bring a dish and something to drink as a contribution to the meal.


Class events—Some parents also organise a similar lunch or other event just for their child's class. This can either be just parents or can include students. It can be held at home, depending on space, or elsewhere, depending on budget. We urge you to take the initiative with your class and send invitations via your child.


Activities for the students—ASEICA currently offers two extra curricular activities for the students: theatre and debating (Model United Nations). If there is interest in other activities, ASEICA would consider offering these either directly or with parent help. Please contact us with ideas.

Over the years numerous social / cultural events have been organized for and by the students. The aim of these is to encourage them to speak English in a social setting and integrate between levels and colleges. These include outings, such as theatre and bowling and social events such as discos, Christmas parties etc. Parent volunteers are needed to take the initiative on these events.

We would like your help on the day of these events and in advance for the organization. Time commitment can vary between being willing to make the occasional cake to regular participation and a coordinator role. Please contact us with your ideas and offers of help.

Model United Nations

For all collège level students

Course aims

  1. Debate in more depth topics studied for History / Geography in English.
  2. Provide students with extra knowledge for the brevet.
  3. Give students the confidence and techniques for effective public speaking a) for OIB orals and b) for success in later life.
  4. Foster a life long interest in contemporary world issues.
  5. Give young minds the opportunity to resolve contemporary problems.
  6. Use IT in preparing for and during debate.
  7. Allow students the chance to role play. MUN is a form of political theatre.

The course can run either:

A) One hour per week

or

B) Two hours every other week

1. UN film introducing the aims and ideals of the UN… (3ème)

2. Topics to include:

a) Terrorism (3ème)

b) US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (3ème)

c) Making poverty history, debt relief etc.(3ème)

d) Climate protection (4ème)

e) Drugs

f) Women and children’s rights (3ème)

g) Energy policies for the 21st century – nuclear vs. fossil v alternative

h) Weapons of mass destruction

i) Adding more members & powers to the EU

j) Reforming the structure of the UN Security Council

j) Topics proposed by students

k) Topics proposed by the English Dept.

Information inside the brackets relates to the school program which is complemented.

1. At first each delegation is represented by two students. Students can immediately opt to represent a country alone.

2. With known and high profile countries being represented.

3. Students can chose the countries they represent.

4. Resolutions are restricted to a maximum of 5 pre-ambulatory and 10 operative clauses.

5. An experienced Lycée MUN student will be in the chair to explain parliamentary procedure until 3ème and 4ème can run it themselves.

6. As for MUN at lycée level, students will receive a handout and are responsible for their own research on the Internet, with newspapers etc.