On Friday, September 8, and in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, and Archbishop Bernard Barsi, Isabelle Bonnal, Director of National Education, Youth and Sports presented figures and the key innovations of the 2017/2018 academic year, which she sees as “a symbol of excellence and fulfilment”.
There will be 5,878 students – 4,587 in the public sector and 1,291 in the private sector – returning to class on Monday, September 11.
Among the novelties in the Primary sector, she pointed to the expansion of the “student success” system – mastery of reading skills – the training campaign for first level teachers in Mathematics and the experimentation with a dress code for the students of CP, CE1 and CE2 at La Condamine school.
In the Secondary sector, at the Technical and Hospitality School of Monaco the European “mention” will be extended to the vocational baccalaureate, the introduction of Philosophy for vocational baccalaureate studies and the opening of a European section centred on English in the second general and technological class at the Lycée François d’Assise-Nicolas Barré.
Also worth noting is the creation of a Primary Adaptation class at the Saint-Charles School and a Class of Adaptation and Integration (AIS) in Secondary Education at Charles III College, to further assist the most students with special needs.
Citing Emile de Rousseau, Isabelle Bonnal, who will attend various school openings on Monday and Tuesday, said that the priority for the educational community is to “give students the desire to learn”.