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.

DEVELOPING STUDENTS' FLEXIBILITY AFTER COVID

There are a range of soft skills we have to work on if we want to lead happy lives in this age of pandemics and evolving status quos. Yet focusing on happiness and being the source of our own positivity takes effort and demands a great level of self-awareness. Ironic though it may seem, it can be hard to maintain a bright outlook 24/7.

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THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE AT HAUT-LAC

At Haut-Lac, we are strong proponents of internationalism and cooperation. That is why the International Day of Peace is an important marker in the school year. We are committed to instilling our students with a peaceful and respectful attitude in an effort to contribute to a better world. The more conscientious young people we send forth into the world, the better our chances are of it going in a positive direction for the future.

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WHY MINDFULNESS HELPS IN SCHOOLS

Nowadays, books and online gurus promote the benefits of mindfulness from all angles, which makes us think – is there something in this to which we should be paying attention?

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HOW DOES HAUT-LAC ENSURE SAFETY FOR ALL?

At Haut-Lac, we are beginning to resume some of our normal school habits and routines after the summer break. However, if one of our alumni were to turn up for a visit, they would find that quite a few things have changed since they were last on campus!

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HOW STABLE FOUNDATIONS ENSURE RELIABLE EDUCATION

Coronavirus. We’re probably all weary of hearing about it, seeing it on the news and witnessing its devastating effects the world over. Yet, even months on from lockdown, it is undeniably still relevant and will continue to dominate our reality for some time to come. When it comes to students in particular, one of the most anxiety-inducing repercussions of this pandemic has been the cloud of uncertainty it has cast over the future.

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WHAT ARE SOFT SKILLS?

Have you been hearing the term ‘soft skills’ flying around a lot recently? Or ‘transferable skills’? Buzzier than springtime bees, these terms are taking over the conversation around education.

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ENGLISH STREAM OR BILINGUAL STREAM – WHICH IS BEST?

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

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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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