Whilst many countries have a lengthy and distinguished boarding school history, few have one so illustrious and famed as the Swiss private boarding school. Here's why parents have long been choosing to send their children to live and study among the Swiss lakes and mountains in the heart of Europe ?
2021 has seen a monumental end of year for climate change awareness, as world leaders awoke once more to the pressing climate matter at the COP26. Yet, even more important, was the light shone on both the many areas in which countries are falling down and how individuals and communities are getting together to do great things.
Deciding to send your child to a boarding school can be a daunting decision to make. While the move to a boarding house will be exciting and life-changing, it is only natural for parents to harbour doubts. So, lets cut through the stereotypes and instead look at the real advantages of attending a boarding school.
We’ve mentioned soft skills before, but we'll mention them again because today's international school students need them now more than ever. Not just for their futures, but to help them successfully navigate these unpredictable times. As educators, we have to equip them with such transferable skills, but it is up to them to recognise when and which one will benefit them in different situations.
From the Olympic stadium to Lake Geneva, our Class of 2021 graduate and parathlete Sofia is back and already thinking about the next step. She did, however, make time to share a few tips from her experience as an elite IB student-elite with Haut-Lac Sport & Study Coordinator James.
Having been in the Swiss Riviera since 1993, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School has met its fair share of expat families over the years. And one of the key desires these international families shared was to impart a sense of their national culture(s) to their children. Here are some of their ideas and wise advice on how to do so.
Will school be back to normal this year? Only time will tell, but whatever happens we can still approach the start of term in the same way. Here are 9 things IB students can do to help them get back into the school routine and start the year successfully.
Finishing second in an U17 national rowing regatta is quite a feat, especially when you're only 14! MYP4 Sport & Study student Giovanni started the sport for a bit of summer fun in 2019, and is now aiming for podium spot at the National Swiss Championships. We met up with him to find out more...
Whilst the pandemic has affected us all in one way or another, the resulting legislative and pedagogical changes could not have come at a harder time for our IB Diploma students. That being said, our Class of 2021 graduates quickly got to grips with the new online schooling systems, and all 41 of them successfully obtained their diploma.
Different, but just as prestigious as the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), the IB Career-Related Programme (IBCP) is a way of finishing school with valuable industry experience. And at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, this includes gaining practical experience from the best in art & design, amongst others.
We met up with our Class of 2021 Sport & Study graduate Karl, to hear how he managed his intense football training schedule alongside the rigorous IB Diploma programme.