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.
Sir Ken Robinson, speaker of the seminal ‘Bring on the Learning Revolution’ TED talk, divides people into two categories: those who don’t enjoy what they do and endure life until the weekend comes around, and those who enjoy every day, unable to imagine doing anything else.
"Now more than ever is the moment for mindfulness to guide our hearts and minds. Mindfulness has helped my students and I to self-regulate our behaviours, deal with strong emotions and develop a deeper understanding of our own emotions and how our mind works." – Narcis Iniesta, P3 teacher
Choosing your end-of-school programme can be an exciting time as you discover a world of new options, all helping you find the right path for your future. We have already reported extensively on our new IB Career-Related Programme (IBCP), but what of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the US High School Diploma (USDP)?
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.”