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Three local IB students are appealing for help from knowitall.ch readers before they head off to Cambodia this summer. Anastasia Ebbinghaus, Julian Bailey and Lea Garguet-Duport will spend 2 weeks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at the end of July, volunteering at Sok Sabay, a residential shelter for children who have been victims of child abuse, child labor or prostitution. In preparation for their trip they are looking to take various supplies with them, many of which they hope will be provided by kind donations from family, friends and the general public.

Currently there are 65 children at the centre, with the youngest at 3 years of age and the oldest in their 3rd year of University. The three IB students have developed their own drama camps for these children, which they will run each day, leading to a performance on the final day of their stay. They will also be working with the younger children at the local pool, helping to improve on their swimming skills, teaching English, and showing them how to bake muffins!

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The second edition of Education Guide Switzerland is now on sale at retail outlets throughout Geneva, Vaud, and neighboring France. First published in 2012, this popular guide provides comprehensive information on educational establishments offering English-speaking  programs throughout Switzerland or close to its border.

With an extra 128 pages, the new book is now 50% bigger than the previous edition, and includes lots of additional institutions. Responding to feedback from customers of the first edition, the guide also features an updated index with colorful chapter headings to enable schools to be found even more quickly than before. The chapter headings were provided by winners of a special photo competition held during the editing phase of the book.

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With exams on the horizon for most children, May and June can be a stressful time not just for the kids, but the whole family too! If they didn’t know it all ready, this can be the time when parents notice that their children are struggling at school or even university, often through lack of confidence in their ability or poor study skills. In many cases, however, a little bit of extra teaching support is all that is required to give children the edge they need to pass their end-of-year exams, often with flying colors!

One organization that is dedicated to helping students with their studies is Aaacademia. Founded in 2009 by Yann Pezzuchi and Frédéric Gyger, the Lausanne-based institution uses a unique methodology, called Aaa©, to provide academic tutoring, support services and coaching to both private individuals (typically school children at primary, secondary and university level), businesses, and institutions.

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Is your son or daughter about to sit their IB or IGCSE exams? Could they benefit from a 3-hour personal revision course to help them prepare?

Do you have a child in primary school who might need help in Maths? Or bilingual children, attending a local school, who need a boost in English Literacy skills?

If you have been wondering whether your child might benefit from a little extra support with their academic studies, what better way to find out than entering TutorsPlus' competition? All you have to do is ‘LIKE’ TutorsPlus' Facebook Page before 8 May 2014 to be in with a chance of winning 3 hours of tuition for your child, in a Primary or Secondary anglophone subject of their choice, to be chosen from the following: Maths, French, English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Economics.


International schools in the Vaud region are now becoming more accessible to students through the launch of scholarship programs, which enable children, whose parents couldn’t normally afford the school fees, to apply for places at their school.

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La Côte International School is the most recent school to introduce their new scholarship initiative for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).   Announced by the school’s newly appointed principal, Ms Wendy Ellis, the initiative will award one full or two 50% scholarships starting in the 2104/2105 academic year.  The scholarship program is open to external students aged 15-16 and is worth over 30,000 CHF in total.