OurPoint Of View

As a progressive and forward-thinking school, we endeavour to stay abreast of the latest developments in education to ensure our programmes prepare our students well for their personal, academic and professional futures. The following articles describe just some of the topics that have helped us shape and develop the educational pathways we offer.

HOW ARE LIBRARIES RELEVANT IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

Libraries. A magical place that most parents remember fondly from their childhoods, where they explored ancient lands and new worlds thanks to the humble book. They are also a safe space for children to develop their creativity, literacy and independence.

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HOW WE ENSURED OUR 2020 GRADUATES' SUCCESS

When it came to end of school results, 2020 was a year like no other. In line with IB regulations, no exams took place - a fact that made our students and alumni decry: It’s not fair!

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WHY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS ARE WHERE TO BE NOW

It may have been the first time in human history that so many students looked forward to returning to school in August! Kids and staff worldwide welcomed the news that school was officially “ON” with relief, glad to have a small sense of normalcy returned to their lives.

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HOW DO HAUT-LAC STUDENTS SEE 2021?

As we approach the end of this unsettling year, many of us will look back at 2020 and think – did that really happen? Whilst even more of us will look towards 2021 and ask ourselves – how much longer will it go on?

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HOW THE IBDP TURNS STUDENTS INTO JOURNALISTS

Students at IB World Schools who undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) must satisfy the many rigorous elements that ensure its renown as a unique, quality curriculum.

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5 WAYS COMMUNITY BENEFITS IB STUDENTS

We find ourselves at a crossroads, where some communities are dying and others are being built both offline and online. We live in an interesting age, and as international schools, it is time to monopolise on the changes we’re seeing to help students achieve their full potential.

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HOW TO PLAY HIGH-LEVEL SPORT & OBTAIN AN IB DIPLOMA

As explained by a successful student-athlete at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

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HOW TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE WITH LEGO

Sometimes, simple is best! Read on to see how Lego has re-surged as a child development-friendly tool for the 21st century.

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WHY CHOOSE AN ATHLETE-FRIENDLY SCHOOL?

As a busy athlete, time is precious and keeping up with schoolwork can feel like a struggle. However, if you can join a school accredited by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS), typically called an AFEC, and follow an extended International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or career-related course that is flexible enough to fit around the exigencies of sporting life, you can get the best of both worlds – giving up on neither your sport, nor your education.

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8 TEACHER TIPS TO MAKE HOMEWORK TIME WORK

Do you struggle to concentrate on homework after a long day at school?

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DISCOVER OUR GLOBAL ISSUES CREATION

The product of a learning environment that encourages wider thinking...

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HOW CAN PLAY BOOST STUDENTS’ CREATIVITY?

Playtime has long been important for child development, but what if we said students of all ages could benefit from a bit more play?

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5 WAYS TO DEVELOP CHILDREN'S EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE

Many of us might have emerged from the nationwide lockdown earlier this year having learnt a new thing or two about ourselves. As it was, spending so long indoors was a learning experience of its own, complete with highs and lows like any emotional roller coaster.

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OUR STUDENTS FIGHT FOR A CLEAN LAKE GENEVA

Accompanied by Helen Cass on Saturday 3 October, several of our Environmental Committee students took part in one of the 12 lake clean-ups that the Association pour la sauvegarde du Léman organises every year. This association hopes to raise awareness about the amount of "invisible" waste at the bottom of the lake, and show everyone that we can work together to preserve the environment around us. It also thoroughly researches the dredged up waste, 90% of which is the result of human activity and not biodegradable. This severely pollutes the aquatic ecosystem, and impacts all living organisms in the lake.

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WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO GIVE STUDENTS OPTIONS?

How can schools combat cultural expectations and bias to help their students aim for the futures they really want?

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