Welcome to the OIB at Maurice Ravel
Calendar for 2020 – 2021 recruitment
January 2020: Application forms now available online
Please note: separate form for collège and lycée
March 2020: Open Day, March 7th OIB Presentation 10am
March 2020: Closing date for completed application forms April 30st
May 2020: Written tests May 6th 8.30
Oral test between May 6th and May 15th
Accepting applications for 6e and 2nde with limited spots available in other levels
Principal: Celine Isart
Parents’ Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Anglophone International Section at Cité-scolaire Maurice Ravel opened in September 2014 with a class of 6ème made up of 27 pupils from nine different nationalities. Since then each year a new level has been added and in 2017-2018 we had a full collège of classes from 6e to 3e with our first class taking the Diplôme national du brevet option internationale with 100% success rate.
Our OIB section at lycée opened in September 2018 and will have a full section of 2nde, 1ère and Terminale in September 2020 with our first class preparing the OIB in 2021.
Situated in the east of Paris, we are a mixed and multicultural school and this is reflected in our International Section; our pupils coming from America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, Korea, or French pupils who have lived in Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia or China.
Our teaching staff includes native speakers: Mrs Gaynor from Ireland as well as bilingual teachers Mr Mignot, Mr Millet, Ms Okunhon and Ms Schneider who have worked overseas.
We are having an action packed year in 2019-2020 we with theatre trips to see Dracula, Tom Sawyer, Prisoner #46664, Shakespeare’s World, not forgetting our annual trek to Shakespeare in the park in early June. To complement our reading we visit the Shoah Memorial after reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and a guided tour of the exhibition From Buffy to Dracula at the Cinémathèque. We have our annual Fairy Tales Theatre with Collège Camille Sée in March and Spelling Bee in June. We are participating in the Short Story Competition organized by the American Library in Paris where our budding writers have been on the winners’ podium nearly every year.
In October, Mr Millet devised a Halloween Extravaganza combining Halloween disguises and pumpkin contests with a spooky escape game in the Salle de Cinema; in December we celebrated Christmas with Secret Santa and came to school in our pyjamas (pupils and teachers) and in March we will be joining the Saint Patrick’s Day parade dressed in green and gold.
As part of History and Geography, the 3ème and 4ème OIB section visited the Museum of Migration to see the exhibition on Migration Music
Our teachers work in close collaboration and like to work on topics that cover both OIB subjects: our trip to the Battlefields of the Somme and Yprès covers both the historical aspect of the war and the poignancy of the War Poets studied in English class. In the same vein, our 6ème pupils are working on a Global Scholars international programme discussing climate change and sustainable development.
We are part of the global network of OIB teachers in France and overseas. Our teachers have OIB training sessions with their colleagues in other schools where we build networks and exchange ideas. We are also OIB examiners for the Option Internationale du Bac which helps us to guide our pupils to meet the challenge of the BAC.
At the OIB section at Maurice Ravel we like to think that we are just one big happy family; we are a dynamic and enthusiastic group of teachers shepherding a dynamic and enthusiastic body of students to be their best, to blossom both personally and academically and to enjoy their time at school. We work hard with at least five hours more than an average class of 6ème and a lot more homework. But we also have fun, learning in interactive and creative ways, working on projects, making movies and documentaries, writing plays and acting them out, celebrating our festivals like Halloween, Thanksgiving, St Patrick’s Day, World Book Day and making school a pleasure instead of a chore.