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 mid 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

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

Annual fee: 420 € (payable online on Ecole Directe)

Limited number of places available. More info, registration form and audition details are available for download from the Ecole Directe account of parents, under Documents

Registration deadline Friday September 15th 2023 12:00 latest.

Auditions: Tuesday September 19th 2023 at 5.15 p.m.

Audition results: by email a few days after the audition

First lesson: Tuesday September 26th 2023.

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.

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.

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


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.