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Acting classes

Acting classes are held on Tuesdays for 3eme and 2nde grades and on Wednesdays for 1ere and Terminale grades in the drama studio (near the cafeteria).

Classes 1: the acting class is based on improvisation, without any text support which helps interpreting/playing the text in another way, creating the character, the emotion. Short improve games enable the memorization of the text, it also focuses on voice exercises, breath control games, self confidence and body gestures … Being yourself on stage helps with being yourself in real life. It isn’t a simple drama class, it is a team working together experience to create a common project. A 50 minutes performance will be organized at the end of the year.

Classes 2: as in the past years, the lessons focus on voice teaching, and gestures supported by the play Ubu the King by Alfred Jarry. The performances will be organized at Centre Saint Louis des Français on 11th of April and at Strohl-Fern gymnasium on the 13th of April 2016. The students will also have the opportunity to go and attend several performances with their teachers (classical and modern plays) in partnership with Dynamis Theatre Company and Festival Roma Europa. Its aim is to develop the critical view of the spectator. The students will also visit Festival Lingue in Scena in Turin on 9th and 10th of May 2016.

Film club

Organized twice a month, the film-club proposes to watch movies from different cultures and periods dealing with the same topic : the Secret (for 2016). Students from 3eme to Terminale grade can join the film-Club in Patrizi, classroom P14. Watch the program on the board!!.

FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization) Debates

It is a kind of parliamentary debate held in English with 4 member-teams. Semi-final sessions are held in FAO headquarter in Rome focussing on Food and Agriculture. Other French schools are involved to this contest such as (Lycée Stendhal of Milan, Lycée Français of Belgrade, Lycée Saint Dominique of Rome, Lycée of Florence and some Italian schools. . Each 2nde grade class is represented by a team..

MUN

MUN (Model United Nations) is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities

Lycée Chateaubriand gives the opportunity to a group of 1ere grade students to attend a MUN in the English language (held in Haarlem in Netherlands or Haileyburry in UK the last 2 years). Students prepare the MUN three months before the conference.

Their aims are : practicing English and developing their spoken skills, reinforcing their general culture, studying hot topics and sharing opinions with other countries. MUN is a terrific and unique experience requiring hard work, concentration and deep preparation !

Interlanguage Colloquium “The city of the Future”

The Colloquium on the City of the Future involves all the 1ere grades. Each class chooses a city which speaks part of the studied languages. The class studies its urbanism, its means of transport, its safety policy… and creates the ideal city it could become in the future. Each delegation is composed of 3 speakers who talk in the language spoken in the City they focus on. The fourth speaker will be in charge of summing-up the presentation in French. The presentations (about 10 delegations) will be held in the Conference Centre of Saint Louis des Français.

Its aim is to show the language richness offered by Lycée Chateaubriand (English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin) without giving preference to any of them.

Philosophy Conference

Participation to the videoconferences organized by Lycée de Sèvres and Versailles Academy on the topics Europe, Education, School.

Programme: http://www.coin-philo.net/

Live streaming: http://www.projet-eee.ac-versailles.fr

On demand: http://www.dailymotion.com

Highschool Award of the 2016 Philosophy Book

The Literary Prize is organized by the Association of Philosophy Teachers of Public Education. Its aim is to choose one of the five proposed books : Qu’est ce que le Totalitarisme? (What is totalitarianism) by Florent Bussy; Kitsch dans l’âme (Kitsch in the soul) by Christophe Genin; Pensez Laïcité (Think Secularism) by Catherine Kintzler; Une folle solitude (A crazy loneliness) . Le fantasme de l’homme auto-construit by Olivier Rey; Revivre (Live again) by Frederic Worms.

A club composed of students from different Terminale grade sections will gather, exchange, discuss and prepare the vote organized in May 2016.

Post-Bac Advising

This project has existed for many years. Its aims are to prepare the Première and Terminale grades students to Universities programs and Top-ranking Higher Education Establishments (Grandes Ecoles) , developing and deepening their knowledge. Thematic conferences on Science, History, Philosophy & Social Sciences are organized and preparation workshops focussed on written tests and One-on-One interviews are held each week form October to March.

Choir Chato Canta

On Mondays from 5.30-7.15 pm at Malpighi-Buvette (cafeteria)

Students from 3ème to terminale grade, teachers and staff members are welcome to join.

No experience is required.

The choir started last December 2015 but registrations can be made all year long. All kinds of music : world music, jazz, folk, classical, modern, ancient….

A performance is organized at the end of the school-year.

Come and join!

Geo-Sciences Olympiads (national broad)

Première S students compete during a 4 hour-test focussed on applied geology exercises. 10 to 15 students attend the Olympiads each year, and the marks are usually very high and competitive on a national classification.

All 1ere S students can attend, whatever his nationality.

International Geo-Sciences Olympiads :

This very high-level contest aims at forming a National Team composed of 4 students. It requires a high-level and hard working preparation for the candidates , focused on Earth and Life Sciences and Chemical Physics. The preparation is run by their teachers supported by on line documents issued by the National Committee who organizes the contest. After the selection test, the candidate also has to be an award winner (or top ranked) at the Academic Geo-Science Olympiads before joining the 4 members-team (an interview completes the selection) “The French Team” will then spend 15 days running multiple tests and interviews in the host country for the International Final. French citizens can only participate (double citizenship students are accepted). No student yet for 2016. One in 2015. Première S and Seconde students can participate.

Storytelling Festival

Telling a personal story, dramatizing it. Integrating last minute constraints exactly like in real improv festivals (e.g: The Moth).

Model European Union (MEU)

Students act as delegates and represent a country in a committee in which they will try to solve an already determined issue. Some students from 1ère are part of MEU’s planning committee.

Intergrades projects

Senior High