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.

ENGLISH STREAM OR BILINGUAL STREAM – WHICH IS BEST?

At Haut-Lac, we’re known for our truly bilingual approach to education. Through the Learning Means the World and International Baccalaureate, programmes, we are able to tailor our academic offerings so that students can be taught bilingually, in English only and, as of September 2020, in French only too.

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MEET OUR HAUT-LAC ALUMNI : OSKAR WOEHR

Nationality: CH/USA                                             Graduation year: 2014

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TOPICAL SUMMER BOOK LIST FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

RELEVANT YOUNG ADULT NOVELS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS THIS SUMMER

With the summer in full tilt, you might be looking to get stuck into for a good book, so why not pick one up that could prompt a bit of reflection, or show you a different way of thinking? Teenagers are very sensitive to what is going on around them, and we can certainly say that 2020 has been an explosive year.

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LOOKING FOR SWISS WEEKEND INSPIRATION?

International schools like Haut-Lac offer so many great trips and events that our calendars fill up fast. Yet, when a country has as rugged and diverse a cultural landscape as Switzerland, it's important to make the most of it! So why not take the kids out and hit up some of these places as a family?

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A NEW CAMP INITIATIVE FROM AN OLD FRIEND

Introducing Jenny Quénard – an Haut-Lac alumnus bringing an exclusive, new experience to Haut-Lac camps!

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MEMORIES OF HAUT-LAC GRADUATIONS OVER THE YEARS

The Graduation of the DP2 class at Haut-Lac, formally known as the School Leaving Ceremony, fittingly celebrates the students’ transition to an independent life, where decisions about studies and careers become a matter of personal choice.

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DEVELOPING STUDENTS' RESILIENCE EARLY AT SCHOOL

The pressure many primary and secondary students find themselves under nowadays as they go through their primary, MYP, DP and CP courses is immense.

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ADVICE ON HIGHER EDUCATION FROM OUR COUNSELLOR

University admissions - always a hot topic. So how does Haut-Lac, as an IB school, prepare its students to take their next big step in the world?

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HOW DID HAUT-LAC MARK WORLD OCEANS DAY?

Did you know that World Oceans Day has been celebrated on the 8th of June every year since 1992?

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YOUR FUTURE WITH THE IBCP: VOCATION (PART 2)

In our previous article about the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme), we explored the many ways in which the course prepares students for university. Conversely, if you want to know how it sets students up for a smooth and positive entrance into the world of work, read on...

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YOUR FUTURE WITH THE IBCP: UNIVERSITY (PART 1)

As one of the fastest-growing educational programmes available in over 27 countries worldwide, the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) was designed specifically to prepare modern students for life in the 21st century.

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THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION AFTER COVID-19

No-one could have predicted quarantine happening. However, as countries gradually ease their lockdown measures, it is worth taking a look back at our response to the situation to see if we can glean any lessons from it for the future. What have we learnt during isolation that could give us a clue as to what comes next?

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8 TIPS TO PREPARE MYP5 STUDENTS FOR THE IBDP & CP

Do you want to plan your future, or point yourself in the right direction?
Here are a few simple steps you can take during MYP5 and over the summer to help get you started.

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HOW CAN PARENTS TALK TO THEIR KIDS ABOUT COVID-19?

As the weeks stretch on and we adapt our lives to COVID-19 isolation rules, children may start to ask more questions about the situation – Why can’t we go back to school? When will this be over?

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CAN SCHOOLS & STUDENTS SUPPORT EARTH DAY 2020?

In the midst of this strange time warp we’re living in, you might not have realised that today is Earth Day. And not just any Earth Day - the 50th anniversary of this special day for environmental awareness. The people behind the movement want to make it known.

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