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19
September
2017

First week

The first week!

What a fantastic start to the year. The students are already well integrated and enjoying the new clubs on offer. The boarding houses are now awake after a short but well earned break and the students are making the most of everything on offer. The students are enjoying the robotics club and the teachers are looking at how they may be able to incorporate the work done by the students within the lessons. All the students are working together and enjoying their time. A fantastic start to the year!

First week

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

19
September
2017

Year 1 & 2

This morning, the children in Year 1 & 2, worked in pairs to tell a story using a story map, they used lots of fantastic connectives. They shared their news and wrote about their weekend.

They also enjoyed their maths lesson which was all about ordinal numbers.

The children worked together to understand the IPC personal goals, they have created a super display on their classroom door to demonstrate the importance of these qualities.

The 8 personal goals are:


Enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability.

These 8 categories are what makes up our points system - eprasie.

 
 
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Year 1 & 2

Written by: Mrs Danielle Allard Categories: Academic

18
September
2017

Year 9 on Expedition to Lucerne

This weekend Year 9 went on Expedition to Lucerne, in the Swiss German part of Switzerland. Jérôme and Mylene led the trip. Derek Lineham, the Headteacher, also accompanied the group. The trip linked in well with their current IMYC unit of Community.

Switzerland is made of four linguistic communities, with the German speakers being in the majority. Lucerne lies in the heart of this community and the Year 9 students were able to appreciate many aspects of the culture of this region. They took part in an iPad-based Urban Game, in the form of a treasure hunt around the city of Lucerne. In doing so, they learnt a great deal about the city while having fun at the same time. 

On Saturday, the students went to the summit of a nearby mountain, the Rigi.  As well as going on a good mountain hike with fantastic scenery, the students were able to appreciate the transport methods that link the community together. This included a journey on a paddle steamer built in 1901 (the oldest of its kind in the world), a modern cable car and a classic Swiss mountain railway dating back to the early years of the 20th Century.  On Sunday, all of this was brought together by a visit to the Swiss Transport Museum. 

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Year 9 on Expedition to Lucerne

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic, Expeditions

15
September
2017

Cubs & Minis - Reception to Year 6

We have had a super first week back, the children have enjoyed getting to know their teachers and new classmates. Learning started straight away for the students, please see some pictures below.
Meet just some of our fabulous class teachers. 
 
Miss Kirsty Maddison - Reception Teacher

My name is Kirsty and I am the Pre-Reception and Reception Class teacher. I have just started at La Garenne after moving from the UK and I am really excited to be here! I am looking forward to meeting many new children and staff and to having a go at skiing when the snow comes. I also enjoy walking and music.

Kirsty drawing


 

Written by: Mrs Danielle Allard Categories: Academic

11
September
2017

Entry Points for the new IMYC programme

Today all Junior classes were straight into the swing of things, getting underway with the Entry Points for the new IMYC programme.

The concept for Year 7 is Balance, for Year 8 it is Respect and for Year 9 it is Community.

All students will follow these themes for the next six weeks across all subject areas.

Entry Points for the new IMYC programme

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic

31
May
2017

iSAMS: School Database and Parent Portal

As you know, we are now using the iSAMS system for the management of much of our school data, including the school reports. The teachers now create reports on iSAMS and these are sent to you electronically.

Last month, we have introduced to the parents the desktop version of the parents portal, by which they have direct online access to the academic reports and lots of other information about the school and their child(ren). 

 

iSAMS: School Database and Parent Portal

Categories: Academic

30
May
2017

IMYC - Academic news for September 2017

Curriculum development for the Junior classes: We are introducing several important initiatives for the coming school year. We believe these changes will improve the learning of the students and at the same time structure their day in a way that provides a better equilibrium between their school and study time and their ‘home life’ in the boarding house. These are outlined below:  

Year 6 corresponds to the final year of the UK Key Stage 2, and this class will be integrated into the Minis section of the school, and they will continue to follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The Junior Section will consist of Years 7, 8 and 9, which corresponds to the UK Key Stage 3.

 

IMYC - Academic news for September 2017

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic

24
May
2017

Charity Event: Cake Sale / Vente De Gateaux

Our next charity event will take a group of students to “L’épicerie Migros" in Villars on Saturday 27th of May, from 9am to 14pm, to sell cakes, sweets and salty snacks.

We would like to thank parents and staffs who wish to participate in this project to bring the cake(s), biscuits, sweets, jams or salted products directly at Migros Saturday, May 27th at 8:30 am.

Charity Event: Cake Sale / Vente De Gateaux

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

17
May
2017

70th Anniversary Celebration-17 June

We are looking forward to our 70th Anniversary this year on the 17th June at La Garenne. We hope you have been able to sign up and that you will join us for a fantastic weekend with Swiss food, music, school shows and speeches! The festivities will begin on Friday 16th for the Alumni and finish on Sunday with a pic-nic in the picturesque Swiss mountains. We look forward to seeing everyone and spending time together.

70th Anniversary Celebration-17 June

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

17
May
2017

Charity day Friday 26th May

We are very proud that this year we will once again, be having our charity event next to the lake from Montreux to Villeneuve. The students,staff and parents who wish to participate, will all participate together and at the end of the race, have lunch in the park in Villeneuve. It will be a fantastic day and we are sure that the sun will be shining and that we will all have a fun time together. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Charity day Friday 26th May

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

17
May
2017

DELF

It is now a very important time in the year and all our students are in study mode. This Friday we start the French DELF exams in Lausanne and the students will have a busy few days ahead of them. They have worked very hard as have the teachers and we wish them the best of luck with their exams and hope that they achieve the best results as well. The results will be available over the summer holidays and the school will inform the students and their families as soon as the results arrive at the school.

DELF

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

16
May
2017

Fun time-recycling

We are in our first stage of building a go-cart from recycled materials. The students have to follow three basic rules, all the material are to be found and recycled, a lot of effort is to be made designing and building it and of course the students are not allowed to give up! We will keep you updated as to how they get on and of course, show you the film of the first time we try it out...with helmets of course!

 

Fun time-recycling

Categories: School Life

13
May
2017

Valencia C.F. at La Garenne Camps!

A unique experience this summer during session F (29 July - 11 August 2017) - Limited places available!

  • Soccer camp available only during "Session F" of the camp 
  • Limited places, on a "First come, first served" basis
  • Held from Sunday 6th to Thursday 10th August 2017
  • For campers aged from 10 to 14 years old
  • Valencia C.F. certificate will be awarded to the campers
  • Official Valencia C.F. coach
  • No extra fees except for the uniform

To register please contact our admissions office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

https://www.lgsummercamps.ch/activities/#afternoon-activities

Valencia C.F. at La Garenne Camps!

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

11
May
2017

Weekend Expedition for the Mini students

This weekend our Mini students will be absent on Saturday and Sunday as they will be on an expedition!

Weekend Expedition for the Mini students

Categories: Expeditions

11
May
2017

Exams

We are happy to start the exams in a few weeks. Good luck to all the students!

Exams

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

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