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Primary School “Mazzei” di Castelnuovo B.ga (SI) – I.C. “G. Papini” di Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)

1. WHO

School Name : Primary School “Mazzei” di Castelnuovo B.ga (SI) – I.C. “G. Papini” di Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)

Key Person Name : Carmela Belfiore

Web Page : ww.icgpapini.gov.t

E-mail Address* : SIIC80900G@istruzione.it


Total Student Number : 132

Migrant Student Number :27

Total Teacher Number : 9

Guidance Teacher Number : 1

2. WHY

Reason For Taking The Network : In our Istitute there is high number of migrant students and we work on intervention programmes that specifically target migrant students to then disseminate best practices.

Issues And Challenge : Implementation and strengthening of dropout prevention programmes, promote school improvement strategies that work,promote parent involvement and after school programmes.

3. HOW

Methods / Steps / Tools Used : Our Istitute is working according to a three-year-plan published on our website. We count on a group of fully qualified and adequately preapared Teachers and staff. We use new technologies, we organize multi-cultural parties to show different customs and taste food from all over the world, our studentstake part to concerts and plays thanks to our dedicated courses. The support of a special education counselling.


Lessons Learned : It is important to create positive and welcoming classroom environment by modelling respect for differences and sharing experiences and vaues, to increase collaboration and professional development.

Challenges Met : Lack economic resources, Teachers and staff, especially linguistic mediators.

Critical Success Factors : We were able to overcome the odds we met because Teachers, parents, administrators and the community work in concert to share best practices, communicate to each other and work closely with the children toward specific outcomes.