• LCIS - La Côte International School - Aubonne
  • Brillantmont
  • British School of Geneva
  • GEMS World Academy Switzerland

United Nations link image

La Côte International School will be hosting Nord Anglia Education Regional Model United Nations where students will debate education, inequality and territorial issues.

Nord Anglia Education (NAE) students from schools across Europe, the Middle East and Russia will join the Regional Model United Nations at La Côte International School in Aubonne on 8 and 9 February 2019.

At this two-day regional event, NAE students age 11 to 14 will take on the role of United Nations delegates from participating countries in an educational simulation of the UN.

The student delegates will be joining committees, workshops, team-building activities, and specialised sessions to address specific issues. After reading position papers and debating amongst each other, the delegates will be drafting, submitting and voting upon resolutions. Students will also be able to visit the UN Headquarters in Geneva thanks to the school’s nearby location.

“At Nord Anglia Education, we empower our students to positively impact their individual communities and the world at large,” said Nord Anglia Education CEO Andrew Fitzmaurice.

“We are proud to be hosting such a high profile regional event, where students from NAE schools will be actively encouraged to be ambitious about their role in making our world a better place through friendly debate over pressing global issues,” Mel Curtis, Principal of La Côte International School, expressed.

The topics to be discussed include: education, illness and disability; inequality, poverty, waste and sustainably; disputes over the South China seas and water disputes in Africa; and finally denuclearisation in North Korea and the arms market.

ribbon

IIL START is a warm and nurturing educational structure designed to meet the specific needs of young children.

  • Provides a smooth transition from the family environment to the initial school experience.
  • Play is productive.
  • Learning is fun.
  • Drawing inspiration from IIL's motto “Work and succeed together”, IIL START is a perfect illustration of the best practices in the world of education.

IIL START makes up the youngest classes of IIL:

  • EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)
  • Maternelle
  • Bilingual

EYFS - Nursery & Reception classes
The Nursery and Reception classes adhere to the principles of England’s EYFS program and offer a pleasant and stimulating learning environment. Core subjects are taught in English while specialist subjects are delivered in French, thus achieving bilingualism through immersion. The students are inspired and guided to kindle their curiosity and ignite a love of learning, which is reinforced by the focus on 21st century skill development. IIL START's practice mirrors their ethos: EYFS classes work together with their French Maternelle friends every day. This cohesion reinforces the curriculum and achieves age-appropriate linguistic competence, in English and French.

coding classes at the Brillantmont International School 09

September 2018 saw the launch of new coding classes at the Brillantmont International School in Lausanne, Switzerland. In partnership with TechSpark Academy and EPFL all grade 8 and 9 students are now learning computer programming as part of their core school curriculum. Some schools offer this as an after school club, but Brillantmont is the only school in Switzerland to make this course a compulsory part of the learning program.

Over the course of this year, grade 8 students will be building and programming robots using Arduino technology. Meanwhile, grade 9 students are going to be creating their own games and phone applications using the Python programming language.

coding classes at the Brillantmont International School 54

John Kennedy, Maths Co-Ordinator, writes, "The desire for students to be developing connections between science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, the STEAM fields, has created excitement for the coming school year. The aim is for them to develop the critical thinking skills needed find creative solutions to real-world problems using a basis of science and mathematics. Brillantmont students are going to be in a fantastic position to make the leap into our technological future."

These courses will surely be popular as exciting additions to the STEAM subject syllabus at Brillantmont International School develop.

Brillantmont International School
Avenue Secrétan 16
1005 Lausanne
Switzerland
021 310 04 00
https://www.brillantmont.ch

 learn french geneva 2018 6

10% discount for our readers!

Do you want to learn French but feel overwhelmed by the number of organizations offering French language lessons in this region? Are you required to reach a certain level of French for your job, or do you want to pass the Swiss citizenship naturalisation exam? Have you even thought about whether you want to take lessons in the classroom, online tutorials from home or a combination of both?

When it comes to learning French, there are so many options available to you in the Lake Geneva region that it can actually be very hard choosing between them all – especially if you don’t know what your learning style is, or whether you can be free at the same time every week for a tutorial.

To help you get over this initial hurdle and smooth your path towards effective and efficient language learning, Learn French Geneva draws on the expertise of 17 different teachers  and a bespoke website offering nearly 3000 exercises to help people of all ages learn French the way THEY want!

Flexible teaching methods

Founded in 2010 by Anouche Karaman, Learn French Geneva provides private or small group lessons for adults, teens and children either at home or at work. All new students are matched with a teacher whose expertise and interests most closely match their needs.  So, whether you are looking for one-to-one tuition on a weekly basis or an intensive 1 or 2 week-long course that will give your French a boost right from the start, Learn French Geneva will adapt their teaching methods to suit your needs. 

regent ib programme

The international day and boarding school located in Crans-Montana, Le Régent College, has recently been accredited as an authorised IB World School.

This means that from September 2018, students at the school will now have the option to study the IB Diploma Programme once they reach the age of 16. The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous, academically challenging and balanced programme of education designed to prepare students for success at university and life beyond. It has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities for its high academic standards.  Currently, more than 1.3 million IB students attend over 4,500 schools in 147 countries.

Describing the kind of attributes that they are looking for in an IB student at their school, Headmaster Didier Boutroux told knowitall.ch, “At Le Régent we aim to develop and educate young, internationally minded people through life experiences that allow them to develop as inquirers. We want them to be knowledgeable, open-minded thinkers and communicators, who are also caring, principled, balanced and reflective risk-takers.”

Academic Bursaries

To celebrate the launch of their new IB Diploma Programme, Le Régent College is offering a limited number of partial bursaries to students who they believe will contribute strongly to the academic, creative and boarding life of their international community. All bursaries will cover the two years of the course. If you would like your child to be part of the school’s first cohort of IB diploma students, click here for more information.