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Our varied extra curricular programme complements academic life for both boarders and day students. In our small school, children learn to share, be kind to others, and take on responsibility. Opportunities to participate in Swiss culture are many, through outings in the locality and beyond.  The experience of being part of a French/English bilingual community gives children the confidence to practice their languages elsewhere.

 

Global citizenship is further encouraged by school trips led by our experienced staff from around the world.  These trips are planned to complement and reinforce the academic programme and typically include:

 

October 2018 - MSC Fantasia

Optional Trip

In October 2018

From Sunday 21st to Sunday 28th October 2018

Year 5 to Year 9

  • The students from Year 5 to Year 9 will have the great opportunity to discover the "Western Mediterranean" experiencing a cruise on, the "MSC Fantasia“. MSC Fantasia is not only a voyage of pleasure, but one of discovery. A transparent ceiling allows passengers to experience all the magic of sailing as they gaze at the starlit skies. With 27,000 m2 of public space, including the luxury MSC AUREA SPA, 5 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, 12 hydro-massage pools, coffee bars, shops, a children’s area, a Formula 1 simulator and an interactive 4-D cinema, the students will have all they need to keep them occupied when the ship is at sea.

    This trip will take place during the October mid-Term break: From Sunday 21st to Sunday 28th October 2018.
    We have limited places and should you be interested, please click here to register. The price of the trip is CHF 2’700.

 

 

May 2019

 

We are very pleased to confirm the school trips, which will take place during the third term of the academic year. The last two years have been areal success, and we have decided to plan the same destinations for each year group. We hope that you are as excited as the children will be about the fantastic opportunity they will have next April. Such an experience will contribute to a truly holistic education going beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. The trips all combine exciting activities and learning experiences for each year group.

 

  • Year 9 students will travel to Costa Rica. The beautiful natural environment of this Central American country will provide the setting for a trip with sustainability and environmentally-friendly Ecotourism as its main themes.  

 

  • Year 8 will experience the very popular school trip to the USA "The NASA educational tour”, based in Orlando, Florida. Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, push back the boundaries of science  - and then push still further. This experience gives the students an insight into this fascinating human adventure, enjoying the best of the Kennedy Space Center and a variety of theme parks. 

 

  • Year 7 students will fly to Lisbon and on to the breathtaking Azores archipelago of islands in the Atlantic Ocean - a fabulous opportunity to view marine life and the geological phenomena associated with volcanic activity.

 

  • Year 6 students will travel to the Ardèche area of France. This beautiful region will provide the natural backdrop for the trip, with protection of the environment and global citizenship as its central theme.  

 

  • Year 5 will explore the German and Italian speaking  parts of Switzerland. These regions offer exciting attractions such as Mont Pilatus, the famous Lucerne Transport Museum, the fascinating Swiss Science Centre « Technorama » in Winterthur and much more.

 

  • Years 3 and 4 will be going to Manchester in the UK to take part in a Young Voices Children’s Choir Concert. For the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children's choir concerts in the world. Over 2 million children have taken part in a Young Voices concert. Each night, between 5,000-8,000 children perform as a single choir to a sold-out audience of family and friends. More information can be found on the Young Voices website. Further details on our participation will follow, https://www.youngvoices.co.uk

 

Expeditions and sports events present challenges through which children discover their strengths outside the classroom. After-school clubs and private tuition options allow children to try something new as well as focus on their personal interests.  It is our belief that this holistic education favours the personal development of each child.

  

 

SCHOOL TRIPS

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Switzerland for Year 5

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Ardèche, France for Year 6

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Azores (Portugal) for Year 7

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USA (NASA) for Year 8

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Costa Rica for Year 9

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Manchester, UK - Year 3/4
Switzerland - Year 5
Ardèche, France - Year 6
Portugal - Year 7
USA - Year 8
Costa Rica - Year 9
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