Pianca bilingual primary School offers an extremely rich curriculum that integrates the Italian Ministerial Programme  with the  Cambridge International Primary Programme.


The curriculum is carried out by equally dividing the use of Italian and English to allow linguistic and lexical competence in all disciplines.


The core subjects: Italian, Mathematics, History and Geography are taught by Italian teachers to guarantee linguistic mastery, a solid comprehension of mathematics, the knowledge of humanistic and cultural aspects linked to  Italian history and culture.


Secondary subjects: Art, Music, Physical Education and the disciplines linked to Cambridge Pathway: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT,  Cambridge Global Perspectives are taught by English Mother tongue teachers.


Cambridge Pathway begins with Cambridge Primary for students aged 5 – 11. The first year of study starts in Reception, and is a preparatory year for Primary school.


Following Cambridge Pathway offers our school a precious opportunity to set the basis for the development of linguistic, scientific and social skills from a very early age.


The academic programme is enriched with a wide range of events, projects and complementary activities.


The diverse and active didactics promoted by our school aims at guiding the children towards autonomy and the ability to do things alone.  Students are given many opportunities to express their talent, satisfy their curiousity for new things and take charge of their learning.


Pianca Primary School is recognized as a parity school: a non-state school that issues legal study titles up to the compulsory school age.

At the end of Cambridge Primary, the pupils are offered the opportunity to sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint International exam.


During Primary school, starting from second grade, students can certify their competence in the Cambridge Pathway with the Cambridge Primary Progression Tests and take the  Esol Cambridge language certification : Starters (YLE Starters), Movers (YLE Movers), Flyers (YLE Flyers), Key (KET) for Schools.


At the end of Cambridge Primary, the pupils are given the opportunity to sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint international exam.



Italian textbooks approved by the Italian Ministery of Education are used to teach the Italian Curriculum  while for subjects taught in English, resources used are approved by Cambridge Assessment International Education.  The Cambridge assessment material offers an inquiry-based approach, rich in stimuli for learning English with an international focus.


The constant support and availability of the teachers, the efficient communication system, the regular publication of school events, the opportunity to participate in school life, the electronic register, the scheduled meetings with teachers, all allow families to constantly follow the path and progress of their child’s education.


The school calendar follows the official Regional calendar published by the Ministry of Education.




The project involves the participation of a specialized art teacher who introduces  Art History to children in a fun way.  During the project  children are introduced to a wide variey of different materials, tools and techniques,  taking a look at a wide variety of different themes in order to produce their own artwork. Priority is given to the creativity of children at all times encouraging and engaging them to participate without rushing or conditioning their choices in any way.

Each session is divided into two distinct moments. In the first theoretical part, activities are proposed that lead to the discovery of a certain artistic movement.  Children observe works of art produced by some of the most well-known artists: both classical and contemporary.

The lessons are planned so that at the end of the two-hour session, the pupils create their own piece of work based of the topic addressed, applying the technical aspects acquired through the demonstration phase and the proper use of tools and procedures.

Students learn to work like the artists themselves.  They are encouraged to use unconventional materials that promote creativity allowing the students to express themselves through experimentation.


The Creative Writing project is aimed at enriching students’ writing skills. The chidren explore different writing genres and enrich the context of their text with the use of creativity, emotions and real-life experience.

The project is carried out both in Italian and in English to allow students to develop and enrich the vocabulary in both languages and to become bilingual in written texts too.



The project is aimed at becoming familiar with the principle rules of road safety, in order to become responsible pedestrians, cyclists and future drivers.

The project ends with a morning spent in the company of the Municipal Police at the local training circuit in Parè where the children can put what they have learned into practice.

The year one children also participate in the annual “Bici Scuola” competition, promoted by the organization of the Giro d’Italia.



The ” DSA Early detection” project, also known as the “All on board” project, is coordinated in collaboration with the CTI (Territorial Center for Integration) and the Ulss 2. Its purpose is to identify early learning difficulties, and detect any weak areas in order to be able to intervene with calibrated operational material at the different stages of development.

The project foresees the administration of two dictation tests (January and May) to students in year one, and the results are evaluated with the intervention of a speech therapist. Based on the results of the test, the teachers are given the appropriate training strategies for improvement.  The dictation test administered in May checks the progress of the individual and the class and provides feedback on the possible need for further upgrades during the summer.

The project does NOT have the purpose of diagnostic assessment of difficulties, but allows teachers to customize the learning paths as much as possible, so that they can provide assistance to the children.



The students in year two, take part in the annual Environmental Education project aimed at raising awareness on the issues related to the protection of the environment, educating them to respect the school environment and public spaces; encouraging them to save energy and separate waste correctly.

The children are given the responsibility of keeping the school clean, becoming “friends of nature”. They are named Recycle Rangers and remain in office throughout the school year. The Recycle Rangers have the task of organizing waste collection within their own class, and promoting its importance, both while at school and at home.

The students carry out this assignment with enthusiasm and responsibility.

The project is also developed in collaboration with SAVNO – the company that manages the waste collection service for the municipality of Conegliano, which organizes training sessions and a visit to their headquarters.

All the classes of the primary school participate in the Earth Day Celebration – on April 24th, with a special assembly, and participate in the day of ecology promoted by the municipality of Conegliano during which the children, equipped with gloves and bags, clean up the school.



The project helps the children to understand the importance of good nutrition and promote healthy eating habits at school and at home, enhancing the consumption of healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables.

The project aims at:

  • teaching children about nutrients that are good for the body and provide the energy needed to grow and to make movement
  • making children aware of the importance of a healthy diet that varies according to nutritional and energy needs
  • teaching the children how to choose healthy snacks and a well balanced diet throughout the day
  • promoting physical activities with the aim of encouraging healthy lifestyles.

The Healthy Eating project concludes with the staging of an annual recital “Nutrilandia”.  Nutrilandia is a city where very special vegetables live.  These vegetables can sing, dance and act.  There are many lively characters forming part of the food pyramid (Proteins, carbohyrdrates, sugars, vitamins, fats and oils, fruits and vegetables). They all live together in a world of song and dance governed by King Golosone and his faithful servant Mr. Fats.

Year three children also takes part in the annual “Bici Scuola” competition, in the healthy eating section, promoted by the organization of the Giro d’Italia.



The project helps children understand and recognize in themselves and others, the various emotions that all human beings experience. At the end of the project, the children show how much they have understood about emotions and feelings by staging a short play that uses universal verbal and non-verbal communication channels.



This project uses new technology to produce a Powerpoint presentation of a child’s journey through primary school (year 1 – year 5), including some of the most significant photos of the class history, with the addition of captions, comments, transitions and music.