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04
March
2020

Food packages

The students are always happy to receive presents and care packages from their families, this is a tradition to always uphold! With this said, we ask that the families pay attention to what they send and what the students bring with them to school. In the photos attached, there are products with self heating containers which are dangerous for students to have on the school campus. Please help us by continuining to send care packages with books and magazines in the student's mother tongue and of course a few sweets are always appreciated by the students! Please though be careful in regards to certain food products and what they contain, thank you.

Food packages

Categories: Boarding Life

27
February
2020

Year 5

On the evening of the 24th February 2020, the Year 5 class (alongside Jenny and Kirsty) were lucky enough to visit the observatory at Aiglon, and on such a beautifully clear night for stargazing as well! They were welcomed by the teachers and students from the Astronomy Club and had the opportunity to learn about and look through three different telescopes. The children were extremely excited to have seen a planet  - Venus, the brightest star - Sirius, as well as some different stars and constellations, including Betelgeuse and Orion's Belt. 
 
After some initial stargazing, the class was taken into the observatory and given a detailed introduction about how it worked and had a look at some pictures taken on their impressive telescope. Everyone loved watching the roof open and waiting for the telescope to take a real life picture of the night sky. Thankyou Aiglon for having us to visit - everyone learned so much and had a lot of fun!

 

 

 

Year 5

Categories: Academic

25
February
2020

Age De Glace Trip

Year 3 and 4 went by local transport to the Ice Age Exhibition in Rennaz. They had to check the times, numbers and platforms for each bus to make sure they got there and back on time! They enjoyed saving carbon emissions and being global citizens.

The exhibition was full of exciting models of prehistoric animals. Some of them even moved and made noises! They used pencils and charcoal to sketch a variety of animals and they practiced their French by reading the information signs and completing a challenging quiz. 

For lunch they had a special treat… McDonald’s followed by a quick play in the fun house before heading back to school. A great trip to coincide with their IPC topic Scavengers and Settlers.

 

Age De Glace Trip

Categories: Academic

23
February
2020

International Book Giving Day

During our assembly we celebrated International Book Giving Day which is all about sharing the love of books! International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books and to get books into the hands of as many children as possible. Most children in developing countries do not own books. In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books. In the United States, two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books.

Here at La Garenne we are very lucky and have access to a number of books in our classrooms and library. Four book marks have been hidden in some books in our library, the lucky children to find them will be able to choose a book from Amazon. 

Each week we learn about someone who inspires us through their actions. Linking to International Book Giving Day, we celebrated the fantastic work of Maria Keller, who at the age of 8 years old created Read Indeed, a non-profit organisation dedicated to collecting and distributing books to children in need. She is now 16 and has collected over 2.8 million books around the world. 

Well done to our Stars of the Week, this week our value was Adaptability

 

International Book Giving Day

Categories: Academic

22
February
2020

MYP students learned about drugs and addictions with Mr Bob Tait

On Tuesday the 18th of February, our MYP students learned about drugs and addictions with Mr Bob Tait, a guest speaker from the UK, who has a wealth of experience in delivering presentations to young people. The main aim of the presentation was to raise student awareness of drug misuse and to give them the facts needed to make an informed choice about drugs, both during their school life and as an adult. 

Some of our students were given the opportunity to try the Fatal Vision Goggles. These goggles allowed the students to experience the effects of alcohol, marijuana, a concussion, or drowsy or distracted driving firsthand.

MYP students learned about drugs and addictions with Mr Bob Tait

Categories: Academic

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