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School Trips 2023-2024

School Trips To Excite and Inspire

Krakow, Poland

Starting as soon as October, we have an impressive line up of trips taking us to four continents. Parents will be contacted about availability of places in the coming weeks. Please note: some trips are part of the curriculum and are therefore compulsory.

Here are some highlights - please note that dates and locations are subject to confirmation:

Term 1


  • 21-29 October for Year 4 and above: Malaga, Spain
  • 23-27 November for MYP: Italy/Juventus
  • 11-17 November for MYP5 and DP1: USA Universities
  • 04-08 October for MYP 4: Krakow, Poland
  • 01-03 December for MYP4 and above: long weekend in Barcelona



O2 Arena for Young Voices, London

Term 2


  • 30th Jan - 2nd Feb for Years 4 - 6: Young Voices/London
  • 11th to 14th February for DP1: UK Universities



Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka

Term 3


  • 23-27 April for Years 5-6: Carmargue Region, France


May - June 2024


  • MYP1 - Amsterdam
  • MYP2 - Lisbon
  • MYP3 -  Marrakech
  • MYP4 - 4th May Costa Rica
  • MYP5 - Sri Lanka
  • DP1 - Thailand


DP2 students will also have a short break to celebrate the end of their exams.

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Young Voices - Revisited

Earlier this year, our Primary students had the chance to take part in a mass singing event in London's iconic O2 Arena.

Young Voices brings together young people from all over the world and for our students and staff, it was an incredible experience for many different reasons.

This video sums up just how much it meant to our La Garenne community and why.

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Director's Newsletter December 2022

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We are planning a spectacular double celebration in Summer 2023. This will mark the first graduation of our International Baccalaureate students. In addition, we will be celebrating the 76th anniversary of the founding of La Garenne.

All students will take part in the School Show and festivities on 16th and 17th June and you are cordially invited to attend. As this will be a very busy time, and accommodation in the village is limited, we recommend you to book your hotel stay now.

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You can find a list of recommendations on our website here.



We are celebrating some great results in external examinations this term (DELF French & IELTS English). Some of our older students have also received excellent university offers from King’s, Durham, Bath, EHL and Bayes Business School.

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These highly respected universities have very competitive entrance requirements. From January, most students will be preparing for Cambridge English and more DELF French exams. The students will have further presentations from visiting universities as well as the opportunity to tour Swiss universities nearby.



La Garenne has taken part in a large number of sports competitions such as Volleyball, Football, cross country and golf.

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After the success of Juventus intensive soccer camp and bringing in a professional volleyball coach, we now want to extend masterclasses to other sports including table tennis and padel (tennis).



All students will take part in educational trips over the next two terms:

  • Primary: London,UK: Young Voices
  • Secondary: Paris, France: long weekend
  • DP1: London and Oxford, UK: university visits
  • M1 to M3: Morocco or NASA (Orlando, USA)*
  • M4 to DP1: Kenya or Iceland*

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*Choice of trips. Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.



We would like to thank our generous parents who have allowed us to turn the top floor of Academia into a library and provided a large LED screen for our Community Floor. We are pleased to announce that we are also creating a new science lab for the middle school, refurbishing two music rooms and enhancing our school gym equipment.

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Please check the 2023 calendar here: School Calendar 

  • January 15-19: Young Voices (Year 3 to Year 6)
  • February 4-5: Year 1 and 4 (Sledging - Trient), Year 5&6 (Ski - Leysin)
  • February 11-12: MYP1 and 2 (Snowshoeing - Jura), MYP3 (Cross Country - Jura)
  • February 17: Valentine’s Day Party
  • February 19: School Challenge
  • February 24-26: Long Weekend in Paris (Le Roc students)
  • March 4-5: MYP4&5 (Ski - Zinal & St-Luc)
  • March 10-12: DP1 (Ski Leukerbad), DP2 (Ski - Courmayeur)
  • March 14: School Ski Race
  • March 16: Term ends at 16:00



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School Trips - Italy, Vienna, Europa Park

What a busy term this has been. We went to Europa Park in Germany, then it was off to Italy during the half-term break. We visited some beautiful cities, including Venice and Milan. Right after the holidays, those taking part in the Juventus soccer experience went to Turin and enjoyed a great match between Juve and Inter. Last but not least, a group of intrepid young people spent a long weekend in Vienna where they saw the musical ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’, toured the city in a horse-drawn carriage, visited the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace and learnt about the Austrian royal family’s history.

Categories: Le Roc Boarding, School Trips


Welcome home

Service and action in Tanzania

It's been a busy but exhilarating time for La Garenne students who have been in Costa Rica, Tanzania, France and Portugal on our annual school trips.

From building chicken sheds and installing solar lights in a remote African village, braving the chilly Atlantic surf in the Azores, enjoying close up views of wildlife (not all of it friendly), to having fun at the Puy du Fou theme park, all ages have made the absolute most of their experiences. Even the unexpected weekend in Amsterdam (thanks to issues at Schiphol Airport) didn't phase us. In fact it became a fabulous opportunity for exploring such a beautiful city. Sunny Amsterdam

Sadly the school trips are now coming towards their end and we expect some of our students back in school in the next 24 hours, no doubt exhausted but full of reflection about what they have seen and learnt. France School Trip Parc Puy du Fou

They will spend the next few weeks writing up their journals and putting together presentations for their IB exams and assessments. We can't wait to see them.

Costa Rica waterfall

Thank you to all the staff who led the trips for their encouragement, care and support of La Garenne's students.

Welcome home

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