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Lower Secondary School

Lower Secondary School aims to help students discover their passions and talents, to train active, open-minded young people capable of developing ideas and projects in a globally connected world. Students are constantly encouraged in their personal and academic growth through modern and stimulating teaching methods.

Students will start to consider different learning approaches, depending on the subject their addressing. Studying in a different language means being trained in multiple methods of investigation, study methods, and evaluations.

Il periodo più importante per la loro crescita

Lower Secondary 1-3 pathway (corresponding to the Italian Middle School) of H-FARM International School consists of 36 lessons per week, 11 of which are structured according to the H-FARM Approach. These particular lessons are developed in collaboration with the H-FARM network, using the latest cutting-edge technologies to provide a digitally-enhanced path of excellence.

Core Subjects

25 lessons

ENGLISH

5 lessons

HISTORY

2 lessons

MATHS

4 lessons

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

2 lessons

ITALIAN

5 lessons

GEOGRAPHY

2 lessons

MUSIC

2 lessons

IRC/ATT.ALTERN

1 lesson

1 study unit may be an alternative to IRC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

2 lessons

ASSISTED STUDY

2 lessons

In all the classes of the Lower Secondary School, the study a Second Foreign Language (either Spanish or German ), is mandatory for 2 lessons per week.

H-FARM APPROACH

11 lessons

VISUAL ART

2 lezioni

To encourage and enhance the development of creativity using all possible artistic tools, from paper to modeling clay, from iPad drawing to 3D modeling.

SCIENCE

3 lezioni

Half of the lessons take place in the science-tech labs using Virtual and Augmented Reality.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

2 lezioni

The study of this subject favors and develops computational thinking – the ability to solve increasingly complex problems following a logical process.

Requirements

Lower Secondary School at H-FARM International School Rosà welcomes students coming from all primary schools – both public and private – whether they are international or Italian schools. To guarantee the possibility to take full advantage of the H-FARM International School educational opportunities, many of which require a high level of English we designed an initial welcoming period, addressed to those students coming from a traditional Italian primary school.

The number of hours dedicated to English Language Acquisition, together with other activities that will involve mother tongue teachers, will guarantee continuous improvement of language skills and students’ lexical extension.

To find out more about the requirements and the entrance exam, visit our Procedures and Requirements page.

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THE STUDY METHOD

The School aims to develop in the students the autonomy when studying and the ability to deal with problems and make decisions, initiating them into critical thinking. Working both alone and in groups, the students enhance their research skills and learn to organize their work efficiently and effectively.

EDUCATION IN THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

The School promotes the conscious use of new digital technologies and in particular those that are most functional for educational activities. Through these tools it aims to create an environment that allows the development of the social dimension of learning by enabling students to operate through various forms of interaction and collaboration to build new knowledge.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Students are involved in activities that lead them to feel responsible and caring toward others, making them acquire a mental attitude of respect and soliciting concrete solidarity initiatives.

HEALTH EDUCATION

This involves promoting the physical and spiritual well-being of students, making them aware of their personal identity and fostering their socio-affective development. This can be achieved with the contribution of multiple disciplines, through reflection on issues related to the transition from childhood to adolescence.

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

An appreciation will be developed in children for man’s ability to invent, create, transform and improve the quality of life. For example, the role of the creative mind can be highlighted by studying the impact of technological inventions on the evolution of social, economic and political systems in different geographical contexts or on modes of artistic expression.

CREATIVE THINKING EDUCATION

An appreciation will be developed in children for man’s ability to invent, create, transform and improve the quality of life.For example, the role of the creative mind can be highlighted by studying the impact of technological inventions on the evolution of social, economic and political systems in different geographical contexts or on modes of artistic expression.

EDUCATION IN CIVIL COEXISTENCE

All these activities, together with the curricular disciplinary teachings, aim to contribute significantly to the CIVIC COMPETENCE of children, introducing them to the knowledge of sociopolitical concepts and structures and accustoming them, also through good daily practices, to an active and democratic commitment to the welfare of the community.

Daily Routine

08.30

School Gate Opens

08.45

Lessons Begin

10.45

Playtime

13.00

Lunch Break

16.00

Lessons End

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FIELD TRIPS

Lower Secondary School classes conduct field trips throughout the school year that aim to develop children’s skills, strengthen their autonomy and discover the world around them.

EARLY ARRIVAL

Parents can bring their children from 8 a.m. onward. School staff members take care of them until the bell rings at 8:30 a.m. and then have access to the classroom.

DIGITAL TOOLS

The possibility of handing over an Apple device to each student, allows us to make use of the best technologies to enhance curricula and work more creatively and collaboratively and, at the same time, allows us to educate them in the responsible and conscious use of these tools.

CANTEEN

A full meal is included in the tuition. The menu is structured by a dietician according to the needs and nutrients needed for growth. The cafeteria is completely plastic free.

GREEN SPACES AND AREAS

The school is located within a villa surrounded by greenery where the childreni have the opportunity to play in contact and with nature.

THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

Art studios, design labs, digital labs, performing arts and music. Everything you need for creative, experiential and interactive learning.

What if my child does not speak english?

To enrol in Lower Secondary 1-3 courses, students must demonstrate a proficiency in English to ensure that they can correctly understand the concepts presented in class. Indicatively, A2 ENGLISH LEVEL IS REQUIRED FOR LOWER SECONDARY 1- 2 (first and second grade) AND B1 FOR LOWER SECONDARY 3 (third grade). In the event that the evaluation results are just below the passing level, the Language Support service will be compulsorily activated, for a fee, through a course available inside or outside school hours, until the required level is reached.

Do they take the “terza media” exam?

At the end of Year 8, all students take the Italian State Exam to obtain the Middle School Diploma.The Exam board is made up of the Class Teachers and chaired by the Head of School. From 2016 to 2022, all H-FARM International School Rosà students successfully passed the exam, with an average grade above the national average grade of 8,7, compared to the national of 7,2.

Team

“Educating for transformation is at the core of our mission: minds competent in knowledge but evolving to understand and explore the world. Being young and ready for renewal is what our Lower Secondary team aims to convey.”
Michell Lucato
Lower Secondary School Coordinator
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