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February
2018

Night Show

This week the students will attend the Villars Night Show. The annual show will be held on Wednesday evening on the ski piste with all the ski instructors and special guests putting on a show for the people in Villars. It is a fantastic evening and I am sure that all the students will enjoy the show!

Night Show

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald

15
February
2018

Chinese New Year

Tomorrow we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. The students will have a Chinese dinner and after dinner we will all participate in Chinese film night with different films for the students depending on their age. It will be a great experience and for the new students, something else to learn about whilst studying at La Garenne. 

Chinese New Year

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

14
February
2018

Valentine's Party

The students had a fantastic weekend and the Valentine's party went well. The boarding committee helped Paula to set up the dining room and added all the balloons and cards. There were many cards and happy students, the meal was delicious and the roses were all over the school! One student ordered twenty-one roses for twenty-one different girls!

Valentine's Party

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: Academic

13
February
2018

Let`s find out what Year 5 have been up to

1.  In Year 5, our IPC and Science topics are both 'Space'. This week, the children have been finding out about the movement of the planets around the sun, the moon around the Earth and also investigating the apparent movement of the sun throughout the day, by measuring shadows.
2. In Literacy, we are reading the novel 'Charlotte's Web' by E.B.White, with much of our writing and grammar based around this book. The children have been writing letters and diary entries from the point of view of different characters, answering comprehension questions on what they have read and drawing story maps to illustrate the progression of the story.
3. The children are extremely motivated to read this book, in class and at home, as well as enjoying their own books during quiet reading time after lunch each day.
4. In Maths, we have been revising division and multiplication, both written and orally. The children are learning new written methods to enhance their knowledge and speed of working out, as well as taking a timed times table test each week to improve the speed of their rapid recall. This week, we have also started looking at problems involving time. They have been converting between 24-hour, 12-hour and analogue clocks, and using this knowledge to answer questions using timetables.
Let`s find out what Year 5 have been up to

Written by: Mrs. Danielle Allard Categories: Academic

09
February
2018

Outstanding results in the epraise points

Congratulations to all those students who have achieved outstanding results in the epraise points totals so far this term! Epraise is the system we use for rewarding students across the school for their performance in a variety of areas. The students have their own personal log-in and can track their progress.

We also use epraise for communicating and recording the assignments given to the students for completion in study time or over the holiday periods. Points can be awarded (and sometimes deducted) in each of the following categories:

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Enquiry
  • Morality
  • Resilience
  • Respect
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Behaviour
  • Homework
  • Organisation
  • Presentation

Students are given certificates when they reach Milestones during the course of the term. These are at 20 points for a Bronze Certificate, 40 points for a Silver Certificate, 60 points for a Gold Certificate and 100 points for the Diamond Award. The top scorers also receive prizes for their exceptional performances. The certificates are awarded periodically and the top students are rewarded at the end of each term. The points scored over the course of the year contribute directly to the academic awards at the end-of-year ceremony, in the presence of the parents and the whole school La Garenne community.  

We are only four weeks into the term and many students have already reached some impressive points totals. In the Cubs and Minis, thirty-one students have already reached the Bronze award. Marharyta (30 points), Beth (31 points), Eliza (32 points), Tony (33 points), Gian (33 points), and Moira (35 points) are all well on their way to the Silver Certificate.

It seems that the points are harder to gain for the Junior students but nineteen students have already reached the Bronze award. The top scorers so far this term are Valeriya (25 points), Maya (25 points), Lucia (25 points), Zoé (27 points), Lorenza (28 points) Aleia (28 points) and Yaroslav (34 points).

Well done to all those who are already at the Bronze Certificate level – now for the Silver!

Outstanding results in the epraise points

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic

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