About us

Our mission

Chatterbox was created to meet the needs of those families who want to give their children the opportunity to acquire the English language and culture, in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment, from early childhood.

Chatterbox was the first English nursery and primary school with a bilingual curriculum in Sardinia to be recognized by the Ministry of Education.

All nursery classes are taught in English. Children can be enrolled as early as the age of 18 months. To ensure a balanced bilingualism, we suggest starting before the age of 3.

 

Our vision

The experiences of the children in their first years of life, which are crucial for their development, are at the centre of our vision.

Play is an extremely powerful learning tool for children (and adults) of all ages and includes a wide range of activities. Play is what children do when they have the freedom to follow their own ideas and interests in their own way and for their own reasons.

In order to prepare its pupils to live and study in a constantly evolving, multilingual way, Chatterbox promotes a balanced and varied school curriculum designed to fulfil the academic, cultural and social needs of each individual. We encourage our students to be sure of themselves, always give their best and to show loyalty and perseverance.

Our  Values: ‘C.A.R.E’

C: COLLABORATION – Help each other, work together.

A: ACHIEVEMENT – Achievement through effort, strive to be the best you can be.

R: RESPECT – Treat each other as you would wish to be treated.

E: EMPATHY – Be kind, understanding and compassionate.

The Chatterbox method

Lessons, experiences and activities are based on specific learning objectives that aim at giving depth, expansion, stimulation and autonomy on a path that puts the child’s choices first.

The interest and preferences of the learner are stimulated through the use of creativity and problem-solving activities.

 

Some of our learning strategies:

  • Learning through play, exploring and experimenting.
  • Individual work, pair work, in small groups, by class and as part of the school community.
  • Application in the didactic field of technology to enhance learning.
  • Cultural exchanges and educational visits to other European countries.
  • Collaboration with parents and families as partners on the learning and teaching path.
  • Formal certification and important educational progress tests using different systems and methodologies.

Chatterbox School Promise

Pupils

We will try to...

  • Be willing to try new things and be ready for challenges
  • Treat every day as a new opportunity to learn and grow
  • Be a good friend and respect others
  • Be proud of Chatterbox school and take care of it
  • Take responsibility to wear my uniform
  • and bring everything I need for the school
  • Help to make the school a better place by following the rules

School

We will try to...

  • Create a calm, purposeful, positive, respectful and safe environment
  • Treat every pupil and parent fairly and build a strong relationship with them
  • Encourage people’s strengths and talents whilst supporting their growth and development
  • Promote positive behaviour, fair play and a sense of responsibility
  • Share responsibility in caring for and educating all children, without discrimination
  • Share appropriate information

Parents

We will try to...

  • Ensure my child is “Ready to Learn”
  • Help my child to trust the school staff
  • Be proud of the vision and aims of Chatterbox School
  • Be kind, friendly and respectful to other parents, staff and children to build the Chatterbox School community
  • Present any concerns in a positive, solution-focused way
  • Promote the use of English when the opportunity arises

 

Chatterbox Staff

Executive Board

Bronya Sykes
Bronya Sykes

CEO

Tessa Percopo
Tessa Percopo

President

Managers

antonello desogus
Antonello Desogus

RSPP and Business Organization Department

Marinella Salaris
Marinella Salaris

Director of Studies

ATA

Cinzia Crosa
Cinzia Crosa

Viale La Plaia Secretary - ASPP

Daniela Etzi
Daniela Etzi

Finance Office Manager

amorosiannapaola
Paola Amorosi

Head of Enrolment Office

Gisella
Gisella Giordano

Sales Office

Giorgia
Giorgia Zedda

Marketing Office

Martina Piras
Martina Piras

Via Tempio Secretary

Caterina
Caterina Masala

Finance Office

Davide
Davide Pilleri

Via Tempio Secretary

Miro
Palmiro Vadilonga

Maintenance

montillanageraldine
Geraldine Montillana

Auxiliary

Valentina
Valentina Loi

Auxiliary

Jessica P
Jessica Pinna

Finance Office

Teachers

Eleonora Piras
Eleonora Piras

Primary Teacher

serraselisa
Elisa Serras

Chinese Teacher, Reception Language Tutor and Marketing Office

Claudia
Claudia Aresu

Starters Teacher

Giada
Giada Taccori

Reception Teacher

dohertyjohnjames
John Doherty

Secondary Teacher

Laura
Laura Todde

Playschool Teacher

clarkfrancescalouise
Francesca Clark

Playschool Language Tutor

serramartina
Martina Serra

Primary Teacher

greerkatherinemary
Katherine Greer

Play School Language Tutor

Valeria
Valeria Aresu

French Teacher

antoniobriarlouise
Briar Antonio

Primary Teacher

Daniela F
Daniela Fois

Primary Language Tutor

deiddabenedetta
Benedetta Deidda

Primary Teacher

Marta C
Marta Canu

Reception Teacher

desoguspamela
Pamela Desogus

Primary Teacher

Sara
Sara Cadoni

Secondary Teacher

Jessica F
Jessica Fleming

Secondary Teacher

Suzanne
Suzanne Hirsch

Primary Language Tutor

olivierifrancesca
Francesca Olivieri

Playschool Language Tutor

lairomina
Romina Lai

Secondary Teacher

spadafiorella
Fiorella Spada

Playschool Language Tutor

Cristina
Cristina Hu

Chinese Teacher/Reception Language Tutor

Ornella
Ornella Pani

Reception Language Teacher

Alessia
Alessia Fadda

Primary/Secondary Teacher

benamaratahar
Tahar Ben Amara

PE Teacher

Ashley
Ashley Bryce

Primary/Secondary Teacher

Fulvia
Fulvia Garau

Primary Language Tutor

Marta L
Marta Luchi

Primary Language Tutor

Cinzia
Cinzia Mascia

Primary Language Tutor

cathrowamysusannah
Amy Cathrow

Primary Teacher

Michela
Michela Boi

Playschool Teacher

Marta K
Marta Kuzma

Reception Teacher

Nicoletta I
Nicoletta Ivan

Primary Teacher

Francesca E
Francesca Enna

Primary Language Tutor

Martina F
Martina Foddis

Primary Language Tutor

Agostina
Agostina Meloni

Music Teacher

Beatrice
Beatrice Giordano

Art Teacher

Federico
Federico Usai

PE Teacher

Maria
Maria Corsini

Secondary Technology Teacher

Clare
Clare Loxey

Primary Language Tutor

Marion Le Goff
Marion Le Goff

French Teacher

Collaborators

Claudio
Gianclaudio Collu

IT Services

murgiaangelina
Angelina Murgia

Auxiliary

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