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Vincent Perez, speaking at the press conference on 3 September, 2015

First featured on our site last December when the school was in the final stages of construction (link to article), Le Régent Crans-Montana College is now ready to open its doors to students! From 14 September 2015, the new junior section of this British International School will welcome students aged 5 to 13, following the Year 1 to Year 9 UK syllabus (1st to 8th grade).

To mark this special occasion, the Junior School held a press conference yesterday morning on 3 September 2015, in the presence of numerous figures from the worlds of politics, tourism, industry, academia, and the third sector. They included the actor, producer, screenwriter and photographer, Vincent Perez; the artist and patron of the “Moi pour Toit” foundation, Laura Chaplin; and the National Councillor and President of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for the Rights of the Child, Christophe Darbellay.

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Pamela Fischer and her team performing a synchronised swimming show
 
On 28 May 2015, the GEMS World Academy-Etoy international school inaugurated its new sports facilities with the support of both Olympic and young athletes. During an evening dedicated to "Sport in Action", which included demonstrations of swimming, basketball, dancing, netball, badminton, and fitness, athletes and students were able to show the entire range of disciplines available on site.
 
GEMS World Academy’s special display in honour of sport was an impressive occasion with a red carpet welcome, live music and the presence of famous sport personalities. The event was marked in particular by the vibrant speech of Jean-Christophe Rolland, president of the International Rowing Federation (FISA) and Olympic medallist. He shared his experiences with the audience, relating how he won the gold in Sydney, and recalling the importance of determination in pursuing his athletic goals and - more generally - in everyday life.

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Left to right: Juilliard President, Joseph W. Polisi, and Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education. Photo credit: Gil Vaknin

Nord Anglia Education and The Juilliard School have announced the formation of The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Program, a multifaceted collaboration involving an innovative arts education curriculum for students in grades K-12.

As one of Nord Anglia's 35 international schools throughout the world, La Côte International School has been selected to be one of the inaugural schools in the program. From September 2015, students at the Aubonne-based school will benefit from a unique performing arts curriculum jointly developed by Nord Anglia Education and The Juilliard School.

Principal, Wendy Ellis, told knowitall.ch, "The curriculum has been designed to inspire our students with artistic ambitions and to enrich the creative skills of all students beyond the arts. It will give each student a “Creative Key” to unlock their imagination and creativity which is useful in all types of learning and in all walks of life."

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Following the huge success of last year’s initiative, April - Education month, Léman Events will once again devote a month of blog articles to education.

Set up with the aim of informing parents and teachers about the various issues affecting children in education today, this year’s Education month will take place from mid April to the end of May and will include a wealth of material on hot educational topics such as NEW information for students preparing for college in North America, and a new take on what A.D.H.D. could mean “this year”, and much more.

Subscribers can expect to receive twice-weekly blogs and regular newsletters, and if you missed out on the 2014 program, don’t worry. All new subscribers will have full access to last year’s blog articles covering topics ranging from preschool education right through to university planning, as well as the importance of students participating in extracurricular activities.  Numerous other topics will be covered including athletic recruitment at university, home schooling, and the impact of a cross-cultural upbringing.

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International Cottage School opens a bilingual eco nursery in Vevey

The International Cottage School in Vevey has recently opened a bilingual eco nursery, welcoming up to 21 children from the ages of 18 months to 3 years old.

Managed by Nursery Director, Nathalie Graber, and supported by Nursery Assistant Director, Nathalie Bondar, the new crèche offers a child-centered program integrating both Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophy and activities.

With a strong emphasis on inquiry-based activities, science workshops and languages (French, English, Spanish and Russian), the nursery provides the ideal preparation for entry into the IB Primary Years Program of The International Cottage School, which has recently moved to separate premises on the Quai de la Veveyse on Lake Geneva. You can read more about developments at the main campus in our separate article here.