“Pietro Della Valle” Italian School
The Italian School of Tehran was founded in 1960 as a purely private school. Later, with the increase in school enrolments, it became an acknowledged private school administered by a Managing Committee which assured its functionality both on an administrative-accounting level and on an educational level, also availing itself of the albeit limited contribution of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The school was located to the south of the city, precisely in Safi Ali Shah Street. The building was a private residence which was rented and adapted, within limits, to scholastic use. This lasted as long as school numbers were fairly small or at least such as not to create great problems of space. But, in the 1970s, when the number of students increased out of all proportions due to the considerable presence of businessmen in Tehran, the need was felt to own a suitable school building. The Managing Committee, which was made up of a number of Company representatives and managers, decided to build one in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Iran. The following agreement ensued out of that collaboration: the Italian Embassy would supply the area on which to construct the building while the Consortium of Companies would take on the responsibility for all the building and furnishing expenses. While the school was under construction, a request was made for legal recognition by the Min. Foreign Affairs. Recognition was obtained with D.I. n° 3190 dated 31.12.1976, starting from the scholastic year 1975-76. As of that date the five primary school classes, three middle school and four high school classes became "Legally Recognised". This was not the case for the nursery school which remained private until the 10 th August, 1996. when it received acknowledgement ( telespresso n. 115/5869).
|Pietro della Valle (Rome 1586 - 1652) was a traveller, very knowledgeable in classical languages, geography and music ( Discorso sulla musica dell'età nostra/Discourse on the Music of our Time, 1640). As the result of a relationship that met with opposition he undertook a long journey (1614-26), from Venice to Constantinople, Rhodes, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Persia and India, which he narrated in 54 important letters. When his Assyrian wife, Sitti Maani, died in Persia, he had her embalmed and carried the body with him for 4 years, finally burying her in the Aracoeli church in Rome. He bought many oriental manuscripts which are now in the Vatican.|
- Nursery school
Pulcini (children of 2.5 to 3 years old)
Kindergarten (children of 3 to 5 years old divided into two classes)
Pre-school (children of 5 to 6 years old)
- Elementary school
(a complete cycle of 5 school years)
- Secondary school (junior high)
(a complete cycle of 3 school years)
- Secondary school - scientific high school
(a complete cycle of 4 years)
Holding parity with official schools, all the educational cycle complies with ministerial indications and regulations in the norm, schedule, and didactic curriculum which are in accordance with laws set by the Ministry of Public Education of Italy.
The nursery and elementary school follows a bilingual ( English ï¿½ Italian) program.
The parents are involved in educational projects and program through constant communication and teachers-parents meetings; this is done both to give them a perspective of offered services and to inform them about their children's improvement. The parents are informed about the results of the students' progress through a report card every semester .
- Classrooms There are classrooms for every single grade of school
- Gymnasium With three entrances, spacious, equipped with air conditioning
- Equipped laboratories Computer room, science, art and music laboratories, and language study room
- Video room Fully equipped
- Library For teachers and students
- Teachers' room
- Offices School headmaster, vice principals, secretary, administrative, afternoon courses of Italian language, organizational responsible
- Canteen For all the students with separated kitchen
- Toilettes Separated services for children, adolescents, and adults
The school is a place of training and education for the acquisition of knowledge and development of critical thinking. The life of the school community is therefore based on the freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion, mutual respect between all the people composing it, whatever their age and condition.
1. The student is entitled to a quality cultural training which respects and values the identity of each person through orientation and is open to the plurality of ideas.
2. The school community promotes solidarity among its members and protects the students’ right to privacy.
3. The student has the right to be informed on the decisions and rules that govern the life of the school.
4. The student has the right to participate actively and responsibly in the life of the school. The student has the right to a transparent and swift assessment, aimed at starting a self-assessment process, which leads to the identification of his/her strengths and weaknesses, and the improvement of his/her performance.
5. Foreign students are entitled to be treated with respect according to their cultural and religious background. The school promotes and encourages initiatives and implementation of intercultural activities.
1- The students are required to attend the lessons regularly and carry out the assignments.
2- The students are required to treat the school director, the teachers, all the school staff, and their school mates with respect, as he or she expects to be treated.
3- The students are required to exhibit correct behavior in line with the principles and objectives of the school while they intend to claim their rights and fulfill their duties.
4- The students are required to comply with the organizational and safety directions provided by the ‘Rules and Regulations of the Institute’.
5- The students are required to use the school structures, devices, and educational aids correctly and not damage school belongings.
6- The students share the responsibility to make the school an friendly environment and improve the quality of the school.
Disciplinary Rules and Regulations
1- The act of enrolment consists of full acceptance of the educational foundation and the disciplinary rules of the school and compliance by the students of all school levels and sections (kindergarten, elementary, junior and high school).
2- The students should always have a suitable behavior complying with educational rules. They will consider politeness, honesty, good manners, and refinement as conditions for a cordial and serene life in the society.
3- Regular and everyday attendance of school is the first duty of each student immediately after the enrolment.
4- Each student is expected to have the “booklet of communication with the family” with him/her which includes justifications and permissions signed by the authorized parent or teacher.
5- The students are expected to bring all the books and material which are necessary for the day’s lesson along, in case the student fails to do so the teacher will decide on the measure that should be taken.
6- Possible lack of preparation for a lesson duly justified by a parent can be only accepted if the reasons are sound, and depending on the decision of the teacher.
7- Delays, absences, and permissions to leave should be justified by parent or guardian in the booklet of communication by filling in the respective sections. The justifications are handed to the teacher of the first hour. The justifications made on the phone or written on other pieces of paper are not accepted. The students who need to ask for a permission to leave school are expected to go to the school director or his/her assistant, only when the bell rings between two sessions. Only 10 minutes of delay can be acceptable for entering the class; for delays longer than 10 minutes the students are asked to stay in the secretary’s office until they can enter the class for the second hour. This delay is expected to be justified the next day on the booklet of justifications. Lack of punctuality can hinder or disturb the morning lesson, as a result the teachers and the director will take necessary actions in this regard.
8- Long absence needs to be justified personally by parent or guardian.
9- Absence longer than 3 days due to illness is expected to be justified also with a medical note.
10- The students willing not to attend the lessons of catholic religion will attend an alternative lesson held by a teacher chosen by the teaching body.
11- The high school students have the right to elect a representative through a free election at the beginning of the school year. These representatives have the right to represent and act as the spokespersons of the students.
12- The parents are invited to fully collaborate with the school to avoid deliberate absence without a valid reason. This means the parents are kindly asked to inform the school about the reasons of the absence the morning after it occurs.
13- The school will set suitable dates for meeting between parents and teachers every year.
14- The students have the right to meet in a special meeting. These meetings can take place once a month; however, they should not always be held on the same day of the week. The meetings are requested by the representatives of the students.
15- Parents are not allowed to enter the classrooms to communicate with students or teachers. When the last-hour bell rings, the parents who do not need to do any specific task at school should leave the school premises as soon as possible. Parents can visit teachers according to their schedules and during the report card pickups.
16- The students are not allowed to use mobile phones during class hours. Should they make use of mobile phones during class hours, they will be confiscated. They are not also allowed to use the school telephones directly -- in case of emergency, the school secretary will help the students to make phone calls.
17- The students are not allowed to stay at school or in the yard at the end or out of the school scheduled time unless with the direct permission of the school director. Parents are kindly asked to inform the secretary in case they are not able to collect their children in time.
18- The students are not allowed to leave the class during the lesson. They are also asked not to get separated from other students without the permission of the responsible teacher during the break times.
19- The students are not permitted to leave the school during the school hours without the school principal’s direct authorization.
20- Smoking is strongly prohibited for the students of school from any section.
21- School order and dignity is also dependent on the comportment of the students. In case a student damages the school properties he/she will be obliged to compensate for the damage.
22- The school does not accept any responsibility in cases of loss or mislay of personal belongings. The objects which are found will be kept in a special case at the secretary office.
23- Any kind of sticking notes on a notice board, distribution of photocopies, or any other type of communication should only be done with the direct permission of the school director.
24- Introducing any type of film, game, book, magazine, or other material which can be considered against moral values of this institute is strongly prohibited.
25- The grade for the student conduct is not just based on behavior, but to attendance and diligence in duties at school.
26- All the school members are entitled to use the library. In case of damage or loss, a compensation fee should be paid to school. All the borrowed material from the library should be brought back by the 10th of June of that year.
27- Using the school gym and its facilities are only allowed with the presence of teacher.
28. Students are not allowed to access the computer room and other laboratories in the absence of teachers and outside the fixed hours.
29. Access to outdoor recreation is permitted during breaks, under the supervision of teachers.
30. The rules of conduct in the canteen shall be based on good manners and mutual respect. During the meal at least one adult figure is called to oversee the smooth running of the canteen. Students are not allowed to have their meal outside the school canteen.
31. Towards children who continue to neglect their duties or codes of behavior, disrespecting the principles of civil society, the following disciplinary actions will be taken:
RULES AND DISCIPLINARY MEASURES
ART. 1 (GENERAL PROVISIONS)
School discipline has as its purpose the
preservation of an environment in order to develop an appropriate educational
action. Maintenance of the environment is, to a large extent, entrusted to the
students themselves. Self-discipline comes from a sense of belonging to the
community and the interest and motivation to conscious participation in the
process of education and training that takes place in school.
ART.2 (ILLEGAL CONDUCT)
Behavior that is contrary to the regular and fruitful teaching activities:
2a) disturbing of the peace and serenity of the normal school life.
2b) failure to comply with the Rules of the Institute with regard to the schedule, late entrances and early exits, and absences;
2c) offense to personal dignity of fellow students or school personnel; slandering
2d) protracted infringements of articles 2a, 2b, 2c;
2nd) offense to decency, hygiene and environmental sanitation of the school, the good name of the school and his dignity;
2f) damage to the school environment, school property or the property of others;
2g) offenses against the moral and ethical and religious feelings;
2h) Transgressive or persecutory behavior against peers or the school personnel;
2i) violence against individuals;
2j) spread via internet of photos and information concerning things, facts and people related to the School.
ART.3 (Aggravating elements)
The following constitute aggravating points
3g) the circumstances of the offense including the commitment and \ or denial of the action in the laboratory, during the guided tours, educational trips, cultural exchanges, internships;
3h) the involvement of several individuals in the infringement.
The penalties for the offenses referred to in article 2 are:
4a) verbal warning and \ or in writing ( a note), temporary removal from class, to the extent provided under 2a and 2b;
4b) written warning to remind them of their duties, written statement of censure (reprimand) for the infringements referred to under 2c);
4c) written warning to them of their duties, refusing to admit them to the class on the day when the infringement occurred under 2d) and 2e);
4d) damages for the infringements referred to under 2f);
4e) expulsion from school from 1 to 15 days for the infringements under 2f), 2g), 2h), 2i).
4f) expulsion from school for offenses under 3f), 3g), 3h).
Any disciplinary proceeding against the students includes the statement of objections and the possibility of defense and justification from interested parties. The penalties provided under 4e) must be recorded on the report card and the general register of votes, taking into account the opinion of the body of Teachers; dismissal from class will be communicated to parents in a timely manner so that they have knowledge of the student’s prohibition from the class.
ART.6 (COMPETENT BODIES)
The investigation of any disciplinary proceedings is the responsibility of the head teacher after consulting the Class Council. The following points make part if the investigation: the acknowledgment of the receipt of the report on the infringement, the assessment, the possible initiation of proceedings, the statement of objections. Are relevant:
6a) teachers for sanctions sub 4a);
6b) the Headmaster for sanctions sub 4b), 4c), 4d), 4e).
The meetings of the Faculty Council in accordance with and for the purposes of this Title, as dealing with people, are available only to members and there is an obligation of professional secrecy for all the components. The minutes and all other acts are reserved. This can be copied or authorized for the sake of examination under the existing rules on administrative transparency and prior to authorization of the head teacher.
6c) the superintendent of the studies (the Consul) for sanctions 4f), consultation with head teacher and Steering Committee.
20% discount on the tuition solely for the 2nd enrolled children
30% discount on the tuition solely for the 3rd enrolled children
The tuition fee does NOT include the cost of the text-books and educational materials, except for Nursery School (Pulcini, Kindergarten and Pre-school).
Lavassani Ave. (Farmanieh), n. 47 - 19546 Tehran (IRAN)
Ph. 0098-21-22286502 ï¿½ 22807580 - 22818089 Fax 0098-21-22286501