At the start of each new academic year, international schools around the world welcome a number of new families and new teachers to their community. A certain degree of student turnover in such schools is an expected and accepted feature of expat life, mostly as a direct consequence of parents being relocated by their multinational corporate employers.
“Come, join me for a stroll through the Haut-Lac grounds.”
“Errr, why? Last I checked, school playgrounds don’t make the best walking routes.”
“Yea, normally, but the Haut-Lac gardens are different. If you can tear yourself away from its breathtaking views of Lake Geneva, you will find them to be an ecological learning haven.”
How do the Swiss and international school systems compare? If you've asked yourself this question, know that you are not alone. Here we lay down the bare bones of the state school system in the Canton of Vaud and compare it with the international school system at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School to give you a clearer picture.
At Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, we are known for our high quality academics and our diverse study programmes. We are also reputed on the Swiss international schools circuit for our great sporting achievements and the creative opportunities we provide our young performers.
We need to be realistic. Stress is a part of life. It is essential to learning and healthy development, provides the building blocks of resilience. Things like hunger, thirst, being cold, working out, and big projects are all stressors. However, prolonged stress activation requires a tremendous amount of emotional and physical energy which, in turn, leads to exhaustion. You've probably noticed that you, and others, feel more fatigue, less capable of focus, and more irritable.