École Maternelle Programme

French Maternelle French Maternelle Programme French Speaking Children in Stavanger

As of August 2015, ISS offers an École Maternelle for French-speaking children in the greater Stavanger area. The programme – “programme pour l École Maternelle” – is part of our Early Childhood section and aligns with the new changes and features being implemented in French schools worldwide in 2015.

Maternelle 1, 2 and 3 (Petite, Moyenne and Grande Section) are offered. As in France, children of the appropriate age are grouped together.

Learning is child-centred, project- and play-based. Attention is given to writing, phonology/sounds, beginning reading, mathematics and other units. Music and art also take place in the dedicated and welcoming Maternelle classroom.

Our Maternelle children discover the world through outdoor education and field trips. At ISS, there is a strong belief, common in Norway, that children learn wonders outdoors and can open their eyes to the world through hands-on experiences.

Children have access to a dedicated library and physical education facility for their age group, technology (both computer labs and iPads), health/nurse office and outdoor playground.

Our experienced pre-school and Maternelle teacher is the pedagogical leader for this class. The pre-school teaching team regularly accesses new information and research that they put into practice to positively impact the children’s learning.

More information in French:

Ecole Maternelle Programme (download PDF)