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