• GEMS World Academy Switzerland
  • Le Régent Crans Montana College
  • British School of Geneva
  • Brillantmont
  • Geneva English School

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Inspiring program of activities for kids includes 4-day Easter camp for 3 to 6 year olds!

Students at the bilingual Montessori school, Deux Mille Feuilles, in La Rippe are feeling very happy with themselves!

Aged 3 to 6 years old, they have just been awarded a European Space Agency prize for a model they built of the International Space Station!

The model was created during after-school care sessions, when the children playfully explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) inspired themes. These include observations and scientific experiments to understand the world around them. During the course of 6 weeks they discovered the topic “Space”, learning about the solar system, how the sun influences our seasons, gravity and, of course, Rosetta and the space station.

School principal, Cornelia Tosch, told knowitall.ch, “The children worked on the model with passion, contributing to the project in accordance with their age. While the younger children colored the flags, the older ones designed the station. You could see from their faces how much they enjoyed this learning experience!”

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KSI Morges, the small international primary school formerly known as Lake Leman International School and which was recently taken over by Knightsbridge Schools International, is offering an Early Bird Discount for any new students, who enrol at the school before the end of April 2017!

Valid for 2017/2018 admissions and not applicable with any other offer*, the discount entitles students to 50% off Registration Fees if they enrol this month! With Registration Fees currently standing at Fr. 2500.-, this is a great incentive for any parent of a child aged between 3 and 12, who is looking for an alternative approach to education that will provide them with the individual attention that their child needs.

Every day is an Open Day at KSI Morges
Keen to raise awareness about the new ethos of the school, the School Director, Denise Coates, is now inviting interested parents to drop in on Wednesday afternoons, without appointment, between 14h and 15h30. However, appointments can be set up at any time throughout the week, if Wednesdays are not convenient. During the course of the visit, parents will get the chance to talk to the Director of the school, the teachers and students.

Children visiting with their parents will also get a full, interactive experience of what it is like to be a student at KSI Morges, with plenty of opportunity to chat with other children and school staff.

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The deadline is fast approaching for any students wishing to apply for a scholarship to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at the GEMS World Academy Switzerland (GWAS) international day school in Etoy, Vaud. Applications should be submitted by Monday, 13 March 2017.

Any day-student considering entering the IB Diploma Programme at GWAS in September 2017 is eligible to apply for this special scholarship offer, which is awarded for the two years covering Grades 11 and 12. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, however special talents in the arts or sport will also be taken into consideration.

These merit-based scholarships will provide families with a welcome reduction in tuition fees from 10% up to 100% for both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

The GWAS IB Diploma Programme gives 16- to 18-year students a unique opportunity to excel academically, while also focusing on their social, emotional and physical wellbeing. Like all the school’s IB programmes, it encourages students to learn independently, embrace responsibility, and be more analytical and open-minded. The school believes this offers students the perfect grounding to become well-rounded, successful global citizens.

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Geneva English School has just announced the location of its new international secondary campus to be opened in September 2017.

Taking over a significant portion of the ground floor of the newly-built Modulis Business Park in Versoix, the campus will benefit from an ultra-modern, open-plan design that will inspire progressive learning within a state-of-the art environment.

Comparing the new location to the current primary campus in Genthod, headmaster Tim Meunier told knowitall.ch, “Geneva English School is one of the most highly respected primary schools in the region. Established in 1961, it has a strong tradition for providing a caring, community-oriented education that nurtures individual pupils and ensures that the personal and academic development of every child is met.”

He continued, “When we saw the new location for our secondary campus, we knew immediately that this was the perfect place for us to begin the development of the next phase of our school: a secondary campus which encompasses all the best qualities of our primary school, in particular its small-school ethos, but which takes advantage of all that a brand new building can offer in terms of 21st century learning.”

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Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is taking part in an unusual classroom initiative this week, from 30 January to 4 February 2017.

The French initiative, called La CLISE (CLasse Inversée : la SEmaine), promotes the notion of a "flipped classroom", which encourages students to actively learn course material at home via digital technology and then use class time to solidify their knowledge.  Teachers are thus freed from directing instruction, and have more time to work with their students on the harder task of assimilating knowledge.

This pedagogical model is now becoming more and more popular in schools. It is described as a reversal of traditional teaching so, instead of being taught new material by teachers at school, the students are asked to study the material at home, usually via video. And what used to be done at home is now done at school. Under the new model, students and teachers have more time for activities, group projects and discussions that give real meaning to academic material.

According to education specialists, this approach increases student motivation, makes teachers more available to students, encourages the use of new technology, increases the amount of group work, and gives students an active role in their learning.

The Classe Inversée : La Semaine (#CLISE2017) is an international event that showcases the flipped classroom method. Over 200 information sessions and workshops will take place this year throughout the world, including in Switzerland at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School.