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.
With the shadow of distance learning hovering over us all the time, international schools are being pushed to develop their technological competency at an unprecedented rate. They must equip students should the worst come to happen again. However, when confinement measures closed Haut-Lac International Bilingual School the first time round, our advanced technology and expertise with numerous applications helped us to jump into action right away.
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.
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.
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.
As explained by a successful student-athlete at Haut-Lac International Bilingual 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.