FISP has its own library with a rich selection of fiction and non-fiction books in English, Dutch and French. All children have weekly visits to the library where they have the chance to choose books to read at home and develop essential research skills.
The school will teach a child how to read, however we believe that it is the parents who help promote the love of reading. It is therefore important to spend time reading the books that the children bring back home, but also discuss their choice of story and use the time as a way to create an intimate moment with them. Should parents wish to have the library books changed more frequently, they can see this with the library head/ Parent Association.
All classes have P.E. lessons twice a week. As much as possible, these are held outside, either on the sports field or in the forest. From April to November the children have swimming lessons in our indoor heated pool.
We also host an annual sports day for all children to which parents are invited, as well as after school activities. All children participate in weekly cycling and capoeira classes.
Languages are one of our key strengths at Forest International School Paris, and our language programmes are designed to help all students achieve their full potential in their languages of choice.
Children sing daily in the early years. From the Primary upwards, they have weekly singing and music composition classes with a professional music teacher.
Individual piano lessons are offered to children as an after school activity.
Our students are taken on outings and class camps in conjunction with specific projects. We also invite parents or external professionals to the school to give talks and complement our class studies.
Each year the primary and middle school children go on a week-long trip to explore a region and do specific sports activities, such as sailing in the south of France or kayaking in the Dordogne.
All students regularly go on field trips outside the school in order to enhance the learning of the topic being covered in the classroom. They gain a more practical understanding for the topic as well as enjoying an exciting day out.