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.

8 TEACHER TIPS TO MAKE HOMEWORK TIME WORK

Do you struggle to concentrate on homework after a long day at school?

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DISCOVER OUR GLOBAL ISSUES CREATION

The product of a learning environment that encourages wider thinking...

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HOW CAN PLAY BOOST STUDENTS’ CREATIVITY?

Playtime has long been important for child development, but what if we said students of all ages could benefit from a bit more play?

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5 WAYS TO DEVELOP CHILDREN'S EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE

Many of us might have emerged from the nationwide lockdown earlier this year having learnt a new thing or two about ourselves. As it was, spending so long indoors was a learning experience of its own, complete with highs and lows like any emotional roller coaster.

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OUR STUDENTS FIGHT FOR A CLEAN LAKE GENEVA

Accompanied by Helen Cass on Saturday 3 October, several of our Environmental Committee students took part in one of the 12 lake clean-ups that the Association pour la sauvegarde du Léman organises every year. This association hopes to raise awareness about the amount of "invisible" waste at the bottom of the lake, and show everyone that we can work together to preserve the environment around us. It also thoroughly researches the dredged up waste, 90% of which is the result of human activity and not biodegradable. This severely pollutes the aquatic ecosystem, and impacts all living organisms in the lake.

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WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO GIVE STUDENTS OPTIONS?

How can schools combat cultural expectations and bias to help their students aim for the futures they really want?

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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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