" THE REAL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY CONSISTS IN NOT SEEKING NEW LANDSCAPES, BUT IN HAVING NEW EYES.” - Marcel Proust.
Il Cammino is a journey of discovery. Every young person at our school is on a journey from childhood to adulthood. This journey can be challenging, exciting, sometimes full of drama and sometimes quite mundane, but ,at all times, the experiences we have enrich us and we must learn from them. They will help our students to grow into the adults that they have the incredible potential to be.
Along this journey through school are many milestones, many thresholds that students pass through that are part of their maturing from childhood into adolescence and then into adulthood.
Managing these transitions and enriching them is what a school like ISC specialises in. To mark one of the most important transitions - from Middle School into High School - we have designed Il Cammino to explore and develop the elevated levels of maturity and increased responsibility that High School will bring.
At the highest level, this is a journey of self-discovery. Our young people will find out a huge amount about who they are, about their grit and determination, about how they deal with difficulty and challenge and how they deal with success. They will also find out how well they operate as a team and how they express themselves as leaders.
To our parents - it also marks an important transition for you as this will be a week away from your children.
Some of you may be rejoicing at this idea - for many it will be the first time that you have been separated for this length of time. We do recognise this as an important part of your relationship with your child developing and evolving in a positive way.
Students will be asking themselves:
What kind of person am I?
What kind of person do I want to become?
How much determination do I have? How do I lead others?
How well do I follow others?
How do I handle failure and success?
They will be finding out some of the answers on this expedition.
This is not an easy event - far from it - but as a rite-of-passage it doesn’t get much better than this. It’s hard, but it is worth it. Every single step of the way.