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In addition to the opportunities for study and training support, Gentium Schola Opitergium organises and supports a range of co-curricular activities, closely interconnected with the Core Curriculum Requirements of the IB, to provide students with further opportunities for personal growth.
The large school campus, safe and welcoming, and the wealth of possibilities for collaboration within the rich surrounding area, provide an ideal environment for the discovery, development and sharing of students' talent, always at the center of the school’s programme.
One of the aspects that characterises the Gentium Schola Opitergium educational project consists on the possibility for students to work with and learn from “Masters of Talent” in their creative and business environments.
Going into GSO, many of our students will have a variety of interests and may not be fully aware of their own potential.
Our school offers direct contact with successful people in their specific fields, whether creative or business, who will share their experiences with our students and eventually motivate them to vigorously pursue their interests and talents.
The Masters of Talent play a central role in our pedagogical model, in which the young student is motivated to cultivate a career in order to add value to his or her talents.
The student will be able to spend time with the ‘Master’ in her or his working environment, allowing for observation, dialogue and “learning on the job.” Our goal is to teach students beyond what they can learn in the academic environment by placing them in working environments.
The Masters of Talent will also provide guidance and will help students in meeting academic, social, physical and personal challenges. The students will belong to small Advisory Groups, exploring questions with a Mentor/Advisor who takes responsibility for their overall well-being and acts as a central point of communication with parents, guardians and other staff. Boarding students have the additional support of their “House Parents” who ensure that their needs are met.
GSO will also have partnerships and collaborations with artistic and creative associations, as well as scientific and research institutes.
Links with national and international schools and organisations will be fostered for sharing students’ passions, ideas and talents.
The strong partnerships in the area, as well as the ability to access the international community of the Works of the Congregation of the Josephites of Murialdo, are also valuable resources for the GSO community.
In addition to curricular activities, students will have the opportunity to carry out various initiatives and activities during school days and weekends in synergy with the city, the territory and the Brandolini Rota Institute.
Specifically, the following activities will be offered: