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14
December
2017

Academic Blog: End of Term

Today saw the first term of 2017-2018 come to an end. The exams are over, the end-of-term reports have been sent and all the members of the La Garenne community are looking forward to a well-earned holiday.

This morning we held the Academic Exhibition. The parents were invited to the Academia building and each class was able to showcase the work that they have been doing throughout the term. The accompanying pictures show some of the presentations and demonstrations that were available for the visitors to see.

The morning was concluded with the Christmas Show, performed with great enthusiasm by the younger students. Our sincere thanks go to all of the teachers and students who were involved in this production, which was very much appreciated by the parents.

During the afternoon, Parent/Teacher meetings were held in Academia during which the parents were able to meet with the teachers of their children. Direct discussions of this type are extremely valuable in developing the productive partnerships that exist between the school and the parents. The meetings allow for detailed discussions on matters arising from the reports. They also enable the teachers and school leaders to put in place strategies that guarantee the effective development and progress of each individual student, in unison with the parents.

After the meetings, the students and their parents left snowy Villars for the winter holidays – being sure not to forget their holiday homework and reading list, of course!

May I take this opportunity to wish the whole community of La Garenne a very happy Festive Season!  

Academic Blog: End of Term

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic

13
December
2017

Christmas Holidays

With the Christmas holidays starting today, we wish all the students a happy holiday and that they have an amazing time with their families. It has been a long term and very busy. The students have worked well and now deserve to relax a little and enjoy their holidays.

The school reports will be made available this week and I hope that Father Christmas is happy with them and adds a few presents, we will see. We hope that all the students enjoy their Christmas holidays!

 

Christmas Holidays

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

11
December
2017

Learning

When educating students a lot of time is spent telling them how to do things, explaining why not to do them, helping them to understand what we are telling them and making sure that the information enters the space between both ears as we say! But the end product can be fascinating, especially when a student is able to learn by themselves, motivated to go further and to take the next steps by themselves.

This photo is of Rio, one of the students who can see the 'bigger picture' so to speak and has his own vision of design and the future of the automobile industry. In his free time, he built his model car, inside and out, from paper and worked on how to create the model he had in his mind. Today this may be a paper car, tomorrow the future of the automobile industry! There is also a similar story of a man and his apple...

Learning

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

10
December
2017

Masterchef

The students will be competing in the annual Masterchef competion today, the 12th December. A popular competition, the students begin with a meeting concerning the rules, organisation and how the points are awarded. Once done, each team captain, a member of staff, will choose names from a bag, therefore, we never know who is in which group until we start! If your team is lucky, you may have students in the La Garenne cooking club who already have experience in cooking.

Each team has an envelope with CHF30.- in it to go shopping, buy ingredients and make a starter, main course and desert for one person. All the dishes will be judged at the allocated time with the students present. A trophy is awarded to each member of the winning team. We wish them the best of luck!

Masterchef

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

07
December
2017

Christmas Party

This Saturday we will be having our Christmas party for the students. Please find again the information below concerning the evening.

17.45 - Arrival of students at La Garenne

18.00 - 19.00-Dinner

19.00 - 19.30-Exchange of secret Santa presents

19.30 - Departure of Cubs, Minis and Juniors disco in Beau Site

20.30 - Depratures of Minis in Years 3-5

21.30 - Departures of all students in Years 6-9

Please don't forget to hand in your secret Santa present

Christmas Party

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald

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