During this week the New School encompasses several playful activities with artistic expressions and lots of reading. They are: storytelling, poetry recital, guided exhibition with canvases produced by students and the literary contest, a textual workshop that takes place during Portuguese Language and Literature classes.
Every two-months, our elementary, middle and high school students take an exam on current and general knowledge. It is a test composed of 20 questions and only those who have the highest averages, per grade, are awarded 0.5 point in the two-month averages.
There are questions about music, sports, politics, etc. Students who are keen on reading and like to keep informed, are likely to answer all questions presented.
Students who do not have the habit of reading newspapers, magazines, books, etc., are then motivated to start.
Reading is very important. And, besides the books that will be adopted by Portuguese Language and Literature teachers, our students will have motivation to read much more.
The pedagogical team will suggest one book per month, each reading is worth 0.25 point in the average of one subject which is selected in the two months. If students read two books, they are awarded 0.5 point at the end of the trimester, when students should then present a summary or a handwritten short review of the books and may be required to give an oral presentation on their books.
This activity involves students from 3rd to 8th grades with the purpose of getting to know them and awakening them face the pleasure of written language. The topics presented include matters that interest students according to their age group.
In this manner, the pedagogical team can closely monitor not only the spelling and structural work, but also the emotional and social process of the student at this stage of school life. Every fortnight a new theme is presented and students have a week to complete the task.
Themed classes are interdisciplinary classes taught by middle and high school specialist teachers, they take place every trimester and aim to deepen the contents which are being studied. On the day of the class, all grades meet in a diﬀerent environment from that of their classrooms, which sparks a rich and unique moment of plentiful exchange.
In Elementary School, students make a previous research on the theme, in the format of ﬂipped class, and bring everything they have been able to learn from their own research to school. The topic of the research is then discussed by the class, and as a ﬁnal project, each students summarize what they have learned.
In Middle School, themed classes are characterized as school reinforcement, in which diﬀerent modules are oﬀered, with diﬀerent themes and students have the option to attend these classes, or not.
At last, in High School, classes emphasize in the preparation for College or University admittance exams.
The Kangaroo Mathematician Without Borders is an annual international competition, whose main objective is to attract students, in order to show them that Mathematics can be interesting, useful and even fun.
The Kangaroo Without Borders competition is aimed at all Elementary and Middle School students.
The Science Fair is a project with the objective of stimulating students' interest in science. The activity counts on the participation of all school grades. There is a great commitment from students and teachers in the development of scientiﬁc activities, which result in the presentations to the school community.
The Olympic week is an event which involves all school segments. It provides students with opportunities to experience values such as respect, cooperation and team spirit through sports.
Students participate in diﬀerent sports encouraging each other, seeking to overcome their limits and improving their abilities. The involvement of each individual creates a bond with the School. Students start the school seeing it as a teaching-learning environment where socialization occurs in diﬀerent settings.
The stimulus to physical activity and to the practice of sports focuses on self-knowledge and the development of the feeling of conﬁdence. In this manner, Physical Education classes, which are part of the curriculum of all grades, and the school sports events integrate the Olympic Week.
The Brazilian Astronomy and Astronautics Olympiad (OBA) is a national competition held in Brazilian schools previously registered since 1998 by the Brazilian Astronomical Society (SAB).
Like other Knowledge Olympics, the main goal of OBA is to disseminate astronomical knowledge through Brazilian society, to foster young people's interest in Astronomy and Astronautics and related sciences.
The “Festa Junina” (June Folk Party) is an event that involves the entire school and aims to enrich the students' knowledge of the customs that involve the event, so that they can value these cultural traditions.
OMERJ is a Mathematics competition focused on Elementary and High school students in the state of Rio de Janeiro and its goal is the academic development of these students, presenting a more comprehensive and challenging view of mathematics. It is divided into two stages: the ﬁrst, held in schools; the second, at PUC-Rio (Pontiﬁcal Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro).
The Escola Nova Cultural Fair aims to work on interdisciplinarity. Teachers, and students, select an interesting theme which is developed in School and the outcome is an interactive presentation to their parents.
Every year, all Elementary, Middle and High School students present projects on a selected topic. It has a unique title, and each subject, as well as each segment, should relate its objectives to the content worked in the classroom.
All parents are then invited to check out projects on diﬀerent stands.
The History Marathon consists essentially of an electronic "Quiz", through which students are invited to answer questions based on reading a particular book, documentary or the actual subject given throughout the year. The activity stimulates even more interest in the study of history in a playful way.
Escola Nova promotes an event that encourages students to display their skills and talents. The goal is to value creativity, self-esteem, respect and encouragement of art in a general way. On this day, the goal is to favor the interaction and appreciation of others.
The main objective of the Literary Group is to encourage the literary production of Middle and High School students.
It aroused from a demand of the student body itself and the project seeks to enhance, through Literature, the presence of art in the school environment. Weekly meetings are organized with the reading of texts produced by members of the Literary Group, followed by debates about the written works of Brazilian and foreign authors.
Throughout the year, the collective production of a book is made and published by Selo Editorial Enova.
Literature allows the production of subjectivity of the students and enables a process of reﬂection on their own condition, making them the subject of their learning, since it is through written texts that a debate about the art of the word is engendered.
The Escola Nova Cinema Festival was designed with the goal of encouraging audiovisual production in the school environment.
From the study of emblematic Brazilian Popular Music albums, students ﬁlmed their own video clips, focusing on all stages of ﬁlm making (script, production, direction, art and assembly).
The climax of the project takes place in a big celebration in the historical Cine Odeon, where the 12 ﬁnalists are exhibited and the most outstanding performances are awarded in several categories.
A project that we perform at the end of the day which is known to be our musical and / or literary event that gathers our students from 8th grade to high school to promote the social and cultural integrity of our students.