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17
June
2018

End of Year Events

The School Year 2017-2018 has come to a close. Since September, the whole school community has moved forward, learning and experiencing many new things. The students are not the same as they were at the start of the year - the wide variety of learning opportunities and activities they have experienced has allowed them all to grow and develop. 

As is the tradition, the end of the school year was marked with two days of celebrations. On Friday the parents, students, staff and teachers were entertained by two fantastic school shows – one offered by the Cubs and Minis and the other by the Junior students. This was followed by a reception in the gardens of La Garenne for the whole school community. Congratulations to all those who performed and who were involved of the organisation of this memorable occasion. 

Saturday was a more formal event, introduced by the Director, Grégory Méan. The students of the Dance Club then provided a beautiful dance performance, which was much appreciated by the audience, particularly by the very proud parents of the dancers.  The Pastoral Head, the Head of Primary and the Head Teacher then reviewed the highlights of the year and looked forward to the year ahead in each of their domains. The highlight of the morning for many was the Awards Ceremony, celebrating the achievements of the students in the various academic subjects and other aspects of school life over the course of the school year. Congratulations all those who received awards – and hopefully those who did not win a prize this year will be inspired to greater things in 2018-2019.  

A series of speeches, sometimes quite emotional, were then delivered by some of the Year 9 students who are leaving La Garenne. We wish the whole class all the very best for the future in their new schools.  The Director closed the ceremony by looking ahead to 2018-2019, outlining the themes for the coming school year and the various trips and visits that will be taking place. 

The end-of-year celebrations are always very much a family occasion, and this was no exception. May we wish you all the very best for the summer! 

The photo gallery can be found here.

 

End of Year Events

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

14
June
2018

End of year Ball

The school year is slowly coming to an end and we would like to wish all our students a wonderful summer holiday. It has been a very quick year once again and the students have participated in a variety of activities and clubs and all seem to have enjoyed themselves! The end of year Ball was a success and we look forward to planning the events for the next school year.

End of year Ball

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: Boarding Life

14
June
2018

IPC - Third Term

 

This term has seen some wonderful learning for the students through their IPC units. The teachers are already getting ready for next term’s exciting units. Reception will be learning about  `Family and Friends ’, Year 1 and 2 will learn about holidays in their unit ‘Let’s go on Holiday’. Year 3 and 4 will be learning about ancient civilisations in ‘Temples and Tombs’ and Year 5 will be learning about the Romans and Ancient Greeks in ‘The Great, the Bold and the Brave’. Year 6 will be learning about how politics works in ‘Champions for Change’. This years Year 6 will be moving into the IMYC program in Year 7 with their first unit ‘Balance’.

These units will be starting after all the IPC students begin the year with a unit called ‘Brainwaves’, when students will learn ‘how’ they learn and how the brain works.

 

IPC - Third Term

Written by: Mrs. Danielle Allard Categories: Academic

13
June
2018

The school year 2017-2108 draws to a close…

The school year 2017-2108 draws to a close…

 

The end of term has been extremely busy. Two weeks ago, the school had a its Preparatory Visit for future accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS). The process of accreditation process is about on-going development and continuous improvement for schools. We will receive a report from CIS in July summarising their impression on the school and evaluating how we match with the standards that are expected of international schools.  The report will also contain a series of commendations and recommendations relating to these standards, which cover all aspects of life at La Garenne. This will form the basis of an Action Plan for future improvement, and will be the starting point for a year-long Self Study, which will begin in September. The Self Study will involve all members of the school community – leadership, teaching staff, non-teaching staff, teachers and parents. The school will have a very thorough ‘look in the mirror’ and simultaneously take the necessary actions that will make La Garenne an even better school. We are, in fact, the second smallest school in the organisation but the whole school community is ready for the challenge.  

 

 

Julius Caesar

 

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On Thursday evening, Years 8 and 9 took part in their final cultural outing of the year, attending an open-air production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in the Chateau de Chillon, near Montreux. The castle provides a unique setting for a historical play of this kind. As is often the case, the students were commended on their excellent behaviour and general comportment over the course of the evening. Shakespearean English is not easy, even for first language English speakers, but the students were focused throughout and appreciative of the live drama unfolding before their eyes. This was the perfect way to end their studies of English Literature for this school year.

 

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We now have only one week to go until the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The examinations are over and the teachers are busy writing the end-of-year reports, reviewing not only each student’s performance in the examinations and the third term but also their progress throughout the year. They will also setting targets for each student regarding the year to come, and setting some preparatory tasks for September for the returning students.

 

The Year 9 students are suffering very mixed emotions. They are pleased to be moving on to new challenges, but at the same time they are aware that they will be leaving a school with a unique family atmosphere. They are leaving La Garenne, where they are oldest students, and they will now be among the youngest in their new schools. We are confident that they will leave us well prepared for the future, both in terms of their academic readiness and their personal development. We wish all the students leaving La Garenne all the very best for the future. Many of them will not be studying too far away and they know that they will always be welcome to come back and visit us here.               

The school year 2017-2108 draws to a close…

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic

07
June
2018

Pirate Party

The children in Pre-Recption and Reception enjoyed a fantastic day out hunting for treasure on Tuesday. After finding a map and instructions in their classroom they had to complete a number of tasks to find the hidden treasure!  They had lots of fun being pirates - sailing on the lake, playing pirate games, following instructions to find the treasure and eating a delicious pirate picnic!

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Pirate Party

Written by: Mrs. Danielle Allard Categories: Academic

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