School trips or excursions can be defined as continued education outside of the classroom. At NIS, we perceive best practice education as one that follows the parallel curriculum model. Alongside the Core Curriculum and the Curriculum of Practice, we practice the Curriculum of Connections, and we do this by going out into the world and allowing for sensory experience. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching are integral components that permit individuals to connect with the academic content.
Educators can teach Pythagoras’ Theorem on the properties of right angle triangles whereby the hypotenuse squared is equal to the sum of the squares of the two other sides. They can teach art history, socio-economics, and scientific methods of investigations.
Excursions at NIS are mapped out and planned to reflect the content matter of our students’ classroom experience. Trips to Fagnoon, Kidzania, Luxor & Aswan, and Khan el Khalili, allow them to physically collide with their environments. They experience, first hand, the history, geography, art, music, mathematics, and ancient literature that they analyze and/or practice inside the walls of their classrooms.
As an institution committed to global citizenship, we provide every opportunity for our students to cross borders and integrate with the minds and hearts of the international community within their place of origin.