15-20 Dec: S3,S4,S5
Throughout their journey at European School The Hague, students take part in Residential Trips, requiring some days and overnight stays away from home.
Residential Trips are an important part of the European Schools curriculum as they provide experiences that complement what students learn in lessons. This is particularly important for students who are learning new languages, as immersion in language and culture provides the opportunity to put what has been learnt into practice. Many of the experiences that students have on Residential Trips extend beyond the scope of what is taught in classroom settings, making the trips very valuable learning experiences and a highlight of the school year for the students.
Teachers responsible for each Residential Trip will organise information evenings for students and parents in the lead up to the trip.
The following Residential Trips are mandatory, as supported by the European Curriculum. If a student is unable to take part in a mandatory trip, parents should notify Secondary management as soon as possible.
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This is a mandatory trip for S2 students. The S2 Camp is usually held at a campsite in the north of the Netherlands. The camp is an opportunity for students to spend 4 days and 3 nights away from home and school with their peers to participate in adventure and team building activities.
S4 L2 Trip
This is a mandatory trip for S4 students. S4 students will visit their L2 country for 5 days to experience full immersion in the culture and put their language skills into practice.
S6 Cultural Trip
This is a mandatory trip for S6 students. The S6 Cultural Trip is a city trip of four nights and five days. The aim of the trip is to introduce the students to an enriching cultural experience within Europe. This year the students will visit Crete and explore Ancient Greek culture, the birthplace of modern European language and culture. Accommodation will be in a modern central hotel in Heraklion and the itinerary includes: the palace of Knossos, The Heraklion Museum of Archaeology, the Dikteon Cave (birthplace of Zeus), The Arkadi Monastery and Rethymnon. There is also time in the afternoons to spend time at the beach and explore Heraklion.
In addition to the mandatory trips, students may attend one other trip in one school year. If a student wishes to join additional Residential Trips, requests should be sent as a letter to the Deputy-Director explaining why their participation in the trip is important to them. Attending additional Residential Trips could be subject to other criteria such as results and absences.
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Modèle Francophone des Nations Unies
L'école Europeene de La haye a été invitée pour la prochaine session du MFNU par le Lycée français. du 19 mars 2020 au soir jusqu'au 22 mars 2020 13h00. Le thème général de cette année est “la démocratie au XXIe siècle : un enjeu planétaire”.
The THIMUN conference is a five-day simulation of the United Nations for secondary school students, which takes place at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague. The event attracts over 3,200 students and teachers from around 200 schools located in countries as far apart as Norway, Australia, China and Ecuador. THIMUN offers an excellent opportunity to expand, develop and put into practice English language as well as communication, critical thinking, research, resolutions writing, lobbying and debating skills.
Selected students will attend the congress of Math.en.JEANS in Bordeaux. In partnership with the French School, students will present their work at the congress, attend conferences by researchers and view presentations from other students.
S3, S4 and S5 students can participate in an exchange with students from Annette Kolb Gymnasium in Traunstein, Germany. Students from Traunstein will visit ESH in June/July.
Students will take skiing and snowboarding lessons, and participate in activities such as sledding and swimming.
Latin Cultural Trip
S4 and S5 Latin students will visit the most important monuments, museums and historical regions of the Eternal City, Rome. Activities that focus on Roman civilization and the dominance of the Roman Empire will support the Latin curriculum. Students will visit the Colosseum and Forum, Arapacis, Pantheon, Largo di Torre Argentina, Palatino, Domus Aurea, Via Dolce vita and the Fontana di Trevi.
S3 Math and Science Trip
This trip involves travelling to Frankfurt, Germany where the students will have the opportunity to visit two museums, Matematikum and Experiminta, which are dedicated to Mathematics and the Sciences. At Matematikum, the students will have the opportunity to explore 170 exciting exhibits on over 1200 square meters. At Experiminta, students will be fascinated by a variety of shows which use fire, air, ice and electricity to demonstrate scientific phenomena.
Italian Cultural Trip
S4L1 and S6L1 Italian students will visit the main medieval and renaissance monuments and museums in Florence, linked to the history of Italian literature and art. Students will stay in a hostel in the city centre. This trip will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of topics studied in class.
S3 Spanish Cultural Trip
L3 students are not just learning a foreign language, but they’re also learning about culture. There is nothing better than a real experience in the country of origin, to practice the language and experience the culture. Daily activities on the trip will range from visiting museums, parks, tasting real Spanish food, games and more, with the expectation that the students will always use the Spanish they’ve learnt as their language of communication. Students will travel to either Barcelona or Bilbao.
S6 Research Science Trip
This trip has multiple objectives, and is a scientific,cultural and historic adventure. The main part of the trip is a visit to CERN (Centre European pour la Recherche Nuclear), at the French-Swiss border near Geneva. At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Other items on the itinerary include trips to the EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale of Lausanne) and EHL (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne), the United Nations Office at Geneva, and the ICRC (International committee of the Red Cross). Transport is by plane and accommodation is in a hostel in the centre of Geneva.
The European School Karlsruhe will host the annual European School Science Symposium (ESSS). This remarkable scientific event, which brings together participants from all over the European Schools, stimulates interest in science and develops a wide range of skills, providing students with an excellent opportunity to learn while developing the scientific capabilities of our most talented students. Students use their research skills to develop a project, conduct experiments, and collect data. They present their project and results to a scientific jury and public.
27-31 Jan: S5, S6
11-14 Feb: S5
22-24 Feb: S4, S5
19-22 March: S4-S6
22-24 Feb: S3
20-24 April: S6
20-24 April: S3L3ES
21-25 April: S4L1IT, S6L1IT
26-29 April: S1-S7
10-13 May: S6
29 June - 3 July: S6
30 June - 2 July: S2
6-10 July: S4
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Final dates to be confirmed.
Parents will be informed via email when they need to confirm their child's participation in a trip, and more information will be provided at that time.
The safety of all students on Residential Trips is of upmost importance, so the school reserves the right to cancel any Residential Trip if management deems it necessary to do so. Similarly, if the behavior or grades of a student are a concern for school management, the school reserves the rights to withdraw a student from a trip, in consultation with parents.
All costs indicated on this page are estimates only, and may change depending on the number of students attending. Parents will be advised of all costs prior to the trip, and will be charged by invoice 60 days before the trip commences. All invoices must be paid in full, 30 days prior to the trip. Unfortunately, refunds are not available if a student who registered for a trip, does not attend.
In addition to the Residential Trips, teachers also arrange field trips throughout the year. Participation in these events will depend on each student's subject choices. Parents will always be informed of these trips in advance, and any costs associated with their child’s participation will be invoiced.