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  1. 1. How to use this handbook THE CHARTER AND THE PRINCIPLES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: This handbook is primarily intended COMMENTARY................................4 as an introduction to the Campus CAMPUS DES NATIONS AND THE des Nations for parents and INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) students. Its aim is to briefly .....................................................8 describe services offered by the ABSENCE .....................................10 school, expected behavior from students, formalities that have to be ACCIDENTS DURING SCHOOL completed by parents and students, HOURS .........................................10 and relevant points of contact, as ADDRESS, CHANGE OF..............10 well as other useful information. AFTER SCHOOL CARE Please make any suggestions to PROGRAMME ..............................10 improve the handbook, either on ALLERGIES ..................................11 paper addressed to ‘Handbook at ALUMNI.........................................11 Nations’ or electronically to ARRIVAL TIMES ...........................11 ASSESSMENT..............................12 Points of contact BOOKROOM.................................12 Pregny CAFETERIA ..................................12 14, rte de Pregny CH-1292 Chambésy CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT GROUP Tel 022 748 14 50 ......................................................13 Fax 022 748 14 55 CAMPUS SERVICES....................13 CAREERS AND UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE ..................................13 Saconnex 11, rte des Morillons CODE OF CONDUCT ...................13 CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ICT/ Tel 022 770 47 00 MEDIA TOOLS..............................14 Fax 022 770 47 10 COMMUNICATIONS WITH TEACHERS...................................15 COMMUNITY SERVICE ...............15 COMPUTER FACILITIES..............15 COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR SCHOOL CALENDAR 2008-09 ...... 3 SECONDARY ...............................16 A VISION FOR AN CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ...........16 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION*.... 4 CURRICULUM ..............................16 THE SCHOOL’S VISION FOR ITS PUPILS .................................................... 4 DEPARTURE TIMES ....................17 EMERGENCY CARDS..................18 1
  2. 2. EQUIPMENT ................................ 18 SCHOOL TRIPS ...........................28 EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SECURITY ....................................29 ...................................................... 20 SPORTS COMPETITION..............29 FOOD AND DRINK....................... 21 STEERING COMMITTEES ...........30 GOVERNING BOARD .................. 21 STUDENT COUNCILS..................30 GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ........... 21 STUDENT CARD ..........................30 HOMEWORK ................................ 21 TRANSITIONS ..............................30 IDENTITY CARDS ........................ 22 TRANSPORT ................................30 ILLNESS ....................................... 22 TRANSPORT SERVICES .............31 LANGUAGE SUPPORT................ 23 WEBSITE ......................................32 LEARNING CENTRES ................. 24 WINTER SPORTS PROGRAMME32 LEARNING SUPPORT ................. 24 WORLD OF WORK WEEK ...........32 LEAVING SCHOOL/ TRANSFERS VISITORS .....................................32 ...................................................... 25 ANNEXES .....................................33 LIBRARIES ................................... 25 ORGANISATION CHART LOCKERS..................................... 25 LOST PROPERTY........................ 25 GENERAL REGULATIONS - Primary Years Programme LUNCH SUPERVISION ................ 25 - Middle Years Programme MEDICAL AND HEALTH .............. 26 - Diploma Programme MEDICINES IN SCHOOL ............. 26 MEETINGS, PARENT/ TEACHER/ STUDENT ..................................... 26 MUSIC BAND (PYP)..................... 26 NEWSLETTERS ........................... 27 NURSE AND CHILD WELFARE ASSISTANT .................................. 27 PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITIES .. 27 PARKING...................................... 27 PHOTOCOPIES............................ 27 PSYCHOLOGIST.......................... 27 PTA............................................... 28 REPORTS .................................... 28 SCHOOL GOVERNANCE ............ 28 SCHOOL STAFF .......................... 28 2
  3. 3. School Calendar 2008-09 1st TERM : 27 August - 19 December 2008 Term starts for staff Wednesday 27 August 2008 Preparation Day Thursday 28 August Pedagogical Day Friday 29 August Classes begin Monday 1 September Jeûne Genevois Thursday 11 September (no classes at La Grande Boissière or the Campus des Nations) Jeûne Fédéral Monday 22 September (no classes at La Châtaigneraie) Pedagogical Day Friday 24 October (no classes) Half-term Monday 27 October through Friday 31 October Classes resume Monday 3 November Classes end Friday 19 December (at 12 noon) Winter break Friday 19 December through Friday 9 January 2nd TERM : 12 January - 3 April 2009 Classes resume Monday 12 January 2009 Half-term Monday 9 February through Friday 13 February Pedagogical Day Monday 16 February (no classes) Classes resume Tuesday 17 February Classes end Friday 3 April Spring break Monday 6 April through Friday 17 April 3rd TERM : 20 April - 26 June 2009 Classes resume Monday 20 April 2009 Ascension Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May Whit Monday Monday 1 June Pedagogical Day Tuesday 2 June (no classes) Classes end Friday 26 June (at 12 noon) External examinations There are no external examinations to be taken before the end of the Diploma Programme. However, PYP students present an exhibition at the end of Year 6 and MYP students complete a Personal Project at the end of Year 11. Students successfully completing the PYP and MYP Programmes receive certificates upon graduation. Other Scheduled events Orientation Day for new students ............................28 August 2007 Saconnex 10:00 – 12:00 ................................................................................. Pregny 13:30 – 15:30 Secondary Community Week ..................................15 - 19 September 2008 DP Graduation Ceremony .......................................12 June 2008 PYP and MYP Graduation Ceremonies ..................24 June 2008 3
  4. 4. A Vision for an International Education* The school’s vision for its pupils The International School of Geneva aims to provide a distinctive high quality international education that prepares pupils for membership of a world community based on mutual understanding, tolerance and shared humanitarian values. It respects individual and cultural identity and stresses the importance of pupils exploring and developing their own interests, views and values. Pupils are encouraged to become independent learners who are curious and knowledgeable, keen to carry on learning throughout their lives, socially responsible, concerned for the environment, and ready to face the complex challenges of the modern world. Its aim is to help them develop intellectually, socially and culturally to the highest level of their potential. This vision has shaped the education provided by the school throughout the years since it was founded, in the spirit of the League of Nations, in 1924. It is a vision that continues to inform every aspect of the school’s life today. The languages of instruction are English and French and every effort is made to develop pupils’ fluency in these languages and to ensure that they receive full benefit from their education within the francophone environment of la Suisse Romande. The school exists for the sake of its pupils and is committed to a continual re- evaluation of their needs in the light of the rapid pace of social, economic and cultural change. In all aspects of its provision the school will strive continually to do better than its previous best. The International School of Geneva’s vision for its pupils is based on its Charter and its Principles for an International Education. The Charter and the Principles for an International Education: Commentary An international school in a uniquely international area The school serves the international and local communities of the Geneva area. This area is uniquely international. Geneva is the European headquarters of the United Nations and home to many affiliated agencies, with a large diplomatic community. It is the birthplace of the Red Cross and a key centre for global humanitarian efforts. It has attracted numerous international businesses and hosts a major research centre that draws on leading scientific expertise from all over the world. Geneva also has its own deep-rooted intellectual, cultural and * This document supersedes previous statements of overall aims and mission (with the exception of the Foundation’s Charter and the Principles for an International Education, to both of which it continues to refer). 4
  5. 5. political traditions. It is this richness and this mingling of influences that provides the background to the vision of the International School of Geneva. The Foundation of the International School of Geneva The school is a non-profit making Foundation governed by the elected representatives of the school community and by representatives of the relevant Swiss authorities. It comprises a number of different campuses in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud. The school’s Charter The Foundation is governed by a Charter under the auspices of the Federal Department of the Interior. The Charter sets out the Foundation’s objectives, its governance, its funding and the powers of the supervising authority (the Swiss Federation). The school’s objectives Article 4 of the Charter, reproduced later in this document, defines the Foundation’s objectives. These provide the school with its vision and underlie all aspects of the Foundation’s educational provision. It is these objectives and this vision that all sections of the Foundation have in common. All pupils enrolled in the Foundation are therefore entitled to receive an education that is in harmony with these objectives and this vision. It is this that constitutes the unity of the International School of Geneva. An international education A key element of this unity is a commitment to a particular kind of international education. The Foundation has defined the main principles of this international education as follows: • Encouraging important international values; • Supporting the student’s language development; • Ensuring an international dimension to the curriculum; • Recognising the importance of global issues; • Showing respect for, and integration with, the host country. These principles are spelled out in detail in a document Principles for an International Education. The Foundation is committed to the development of Foundation-wide policies based on these principles. All relevant aspects of the educational provision offered in the different sections of the school are kept under constant review to ensure that they are informed by these principles. Diversity of provision Diversity in the education provided across the school’s different sections is not just permitted but actively encouraged. The Foundation believes that there are a number of different ways of providing a high quality education and that educational decision-making in most areas is best delegated to individual 5
  6. 6. sections. Educational provision within the Foundation benefits from the coexistence of different educational traditions reflecting the diverse community that it serves. The different schools of the Foundation are distinctive communities which have evolved over time and have a distinctive ethos. This diversity, however, has to meet some conditions. It has to reflect the Foundation’s Charter and the Principles for an International Education. It also has to allow for adequate continuity when students transfer from one programme, or one part of the Foundation, to another. Serving the international and local communities The Charter requires the school to provide an international education for both the international and local communities. The Governing Board’s admissions policy attempts to maintain a balance between these two communities, not least in order to assist its aim of promoting fluency in English and French. It is partly because it serves such a diverse community that the Foundation, while providing an international education for all its students, also offers programmes in some of its sections that reflect those of a number of national education systems. These programmes include ones leading to the French Brevet des Collèges, the Swiss Maturité Fédérale and the US High School Diploma. Given that the community that the Foundation serves is in a state of constant evolution, its educational provision needs to be flexible and will change over time. The Foundation aims to provide an education appropriate to as wide a section of the international and local communities as possible. It is in this sense a mixed ability non-selective school. It offers an education for students with special needs wherever it has adequate resources to do so. The Foundation has a duty to consider how it might best respond to any demand for increased places from the international and local communities, and will continue to do so. It also has an overriding duty to its current pupils and will only expand where this can be shown not to compromise the quality of education on offer. Excellence and innovation The Charter also commits the school to emphasising educational excellence and innovation. In addition to defining the distinctively international aspects of these objectives, the document Principles for an International Education also commits the Foundation in particular to: • Providing a breadth and balance of education experience; • Adopting an innovative approach to learning and teaching; • Providing an appropriate student service. These additional principles are also spelled out in further detail in the document Principles for an International Education. 6
  7. 7. As with the diverse range of curricula on offer, the Foundation also encourages diversity in the teaching and learning approaches used in its various units and departments. Its firm belief is that there are different ways of stimulating students’ interest and commitment and in helping them to become autonomous learners. The fundamental principle is that all students should be exposed to a wide variety of learning strategies. Innovation in teaching and learning is strongly encouraged, but never at the expense of tried and tested methods that deserve to be retained. As in all other matters, the Foundation aims to think continually about what and how it is teaching and to keep this under constant review. Values The Charter requires the Foundation to base all its activities, especially the education provided, on ‘the principles of equality and solidarity among all peoples and of the equal value of all human beings without any distinction of nationality, race, sex, language or religion’. These principles underlie all aspects of the education that the Foundation provides and its daily life as a community. They are conveyed to students both by active teaching and through the example set by the adults in the community. Annexe: Excerpt from the Charter Article 4: Objectives 1. The Foundation shall serve the international community and those committed to the concept of international education, be they members of the international or local community. 2. It shall strive to achieve this objective by: a. Providing primary and secondary schooling alternatives to national systems; b. Emphasizing educational excellence, innovation and relevance to the international as well as the local environment; c. Allowing for the preparation of students for reintegration into their own cultures or for integration into other cultures; and d. Allowing for the continuation of the education and development of students who leave the Foundation. 3. The basic teaching shall be given in English and in French, and possibly in other languages. 4. The activity of the school in all fields and especially in the field of pedagogy shall be based on the principles of equality and solidarity among all peoples and of the equal value of all human beings without any distinction of nationality, race, sex, language or religion. 7
  8. 8. Campus des Nations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) The International School of Geneva was founded in 1924 to pioneer international education. The foundation is now spread out between three campuses and welcomes around 4’000 students. The Campus des Nations is the only school in the Foundation which offers all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate: PYP Primary Years Programme for students from 3 to 11 MYP Middle Years Programme for students from 11 to 16 DP Diploma Programme for students from 16 to 18 It is accredited by the Department of Public Instruction of Geneva, by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and by the Middle States Association (MSA). “The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well- rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.” (IB) The organization has four regional offices which conducts formal site visits every 5 years to ensure world standards are maintained in each school. The Geneva regional office overlooks the Campus des Nations. 8
  9. 9. The IB Learner Profile The IB Learner Profile is valid for all the students of the school and is central to the values of the school. It is a keystone of the continuity and consistency of the learning experience at Nations from 3 to 18. IB Learner IB schools are internationally minded communities, by this Profile we mean their students are learning to become: Inquirers Their natural curiosity is nurtured. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research, and become independent active learners. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. Critical Thinkers They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and approach complex problems. Communicators They understand and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language and in a variety of literacies. Risk-takers They approach unfamiliar situations with confidence and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe. Knowledgeable They explore concepts, ideas and issues which have global relevance and importance. In so doing, they acquire, and are able to make use of, a significant body of knowledge across a range of disciplines. Principled They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty, a sense of fairness and justice and respect for the dignity of the individual. Caring They show empathy and compassion towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to action and service to enhance the human condition, and respect for the environment. Open-minded Through an understanding and appreciation of their own culture, they are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures and are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view. Well-balanced They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being for themselves and others. Reflective They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and personal development. They are able to analyse their strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner, and act on them. 9
  10. 10. Year 12 and 13 students Absence Students in Years 12 and 13 are Medical required to be on Campus when they Absence due to illness or medical have lessons. If their first lesson appointments should be reported by does not start at 08:30 they may phone or e-mail to the Welcome ‘sign in’ at the Welcome desk before Desk at Saconnex (+41 (0)22 770 47 the start of the lesson. If their last 00 or lesson finishes before the end of the or the Pregny School Office (+41 normal school day they may ‘sign (0)22 748 14 50 or out’. Students in Years 12 and 13 as may not, however, leave the campus soon as possible on the first day of between their first and last lesson absence. If the child returns within except during lunchtime. Students in three days, a written explanation is Years 12 and 13 are required to required for the reason of absence. attend homeroom period. If parents After the third day, a medical of students in Years 12 and 13, who certificate is necessary are under the age of 18, do not wish their child to leave the Campus Non-medical during the school day then the Absence during term time is strongly parent should write to the Secondary discouraged since attendance at School Principal. school is a legal requirement. Holidays or participation in activities Accidents during school not organised by the school (such as hours sports tournaments) require For any major and some minor permission by the School Principals. accidents, a form will be sent home Parents should address written with details of what happened and requests to classroom/ homeroom the action taken for parents to sign teachers via letter or e-mail, and return. See Emergency Cards. specifying the periods and days of absence. Address, change of Unauthorised absence Parents are requested to inform Where absence is ‘unauthorised’ the Campus des Nations administration school is unable to assist with setting of any change of address, before or additional work to enable students to during the academic year. catch up. ‘Unauthorised’ absence or can also have implications for students’ ability to graduate with a high school diploma or to complete After School Care an IB Diploma course. Frequent Programme unauthorised absence could result in The After School Care programme a student’s place being withdrawn. provides students with a secure environment after school hours, allowing children to have a snack, do homework, participate in a variety of 10
  11. 11. activities including sports, crafts and bring packed lunches to avoid games. exposure to allergens. The ASC programme is available to Alumni children from Reception, Years 1 - 2 Visit the link: in Pregny, and at Grand Sacconex and register on the site to access all for children in Years 3 - 6. the facilities. Please note that there is no Alumni Office supervision for students in Years 7 – 62, route de Chêne 11 between the hours of 15:30 and CH - 1208 Geneva - Switzerland 16:15. Students remaining on campus between these times are Contact expected to work in the library. Tel: +41 22 787 25 55 The ASC registration form is sent out Fax: +41 22 787 24 10 with the summer mailing. Further copies are available at the Welcome Desk/Reception. Filled-in forms Arrival times should be handed in on the first day Pregny of school. 08:15 School doors open 08:30 Instructional day begins Opening hours From the end of school until 18:00 At Pregny students arriving after 08:30 must sign in at the School Cost Office SFr 12 per hour and any portion of the hour. After 18:00, there is a Parents who have children at both penalty fee of SFr 5 per five minutes sites are asked to drop off their older of late pick-up. children attending Saconnex first and then proceed to Pregny. Billing Parents are billed directly by the Parents may accompany their child Foundation’s Accounts Department. to the classroom or preferably allow the staff on duty in front of the school Contact to see the children safely indoors. Parents are encouraged to use this “drop-off” service so as to ease Allergies congestion in the parking lot. Any existing medical condition Saconnex including allergies must be declared 08:00 Arrival time (Primary on the application form. An students in Years 3-6 appointment with the Nurse should will be supervised on be made to discuss care provision. the school playground) Children who are highly allergic and at risk of anaphylaxis are advised to 11
  12. 12. 08:10 Homeroom (Primary has been awarded the “fourchette Years 3-6) or verte”. Hot beverages and snacks Instructional day are available during break times for (Secondary) begins students from Year 5. Students have 3 options for lunch: Students arriving later than 08:10 1. Bring own lunch (a microwave must sign in at the Welcome Desk, oven is available to heat food at at the main entrance, and then Saconnex, but there is none at proceed to lesson 1. Pregny) 2. Pay as you go Assessment 3. Parents pre-pay and students Students are assessed regularly in a need to present their ID card at variety of ways against specified the cash desk learning objectives. The information from these assessments is used to Saconnex Opening hours compile two detailed annual reports. 07:30 – 16:30 The reports contain information about effort and attainment as well Parents wishing to register their as written comments from the children with the hot meal service will teachers. Each subject is evaluated have to fill the application form and by levels on a set of defined criteria. return it to Campus Services, and Student performance is individual specify the date of the first meal and students are not ranked. taken at school. Cancellation and changes to the Lunch enrolment will In addition, the Secondary school be possible only with a two weeks issues two interim reports which written notice before the end of term. comments on the student’s approach Failure to comply with this condition to learning in each individual subject. will mean that the school has the right to charge the whole term. There are no external examinations until the end of Year 13. Children without a subscription can purchase a hot meal lunch ticket at the Pregny School Office or pay Bookroom cash directly at the self-service Saconnex: School books, supplies check-out in the Saconnex cafeteria. and PE uniforms may be purchased at the Bookroom, Room 403, Please note that hot lunches on Level 4. Wednesdays for Reception classes through Year 6 are available only Opening hours through subscription to the After Monday to Friday 7:30 – 16:00 School Care programme or Extra Wednesdays closed Curricular Activities. Hot lunches on Wednesdays will be billed separately Cafeteria through these programmes. NOVAE is responsible for catering to Pregny and Saconnex. The campus 12
  13. 13. Pregny: world of work, preferably in an area Hot meals served in classrooms: in which they already have an 12:15 - 12:45. interest. Saconnex Contact Hot lunches at self-service cafeteria: Primary 12:00 - 12:30 Secondary 12:30 - 14:00 The school has a Guidance Counselor working with students on Campus Development their course choices, career possibilities, summer school Group opportunities, as well as university Each campus of the International requirements and applications for School of Geneva has a Campus universities in the UK, USA, Development Group (CDG). This is Switzerland and in many different an advisory group consisting of countries. elected parents, staff and student representatives that consults the Students can participate in exam senior management of the campus preparation sessions (SAT) on key features of campus life. Furthermore all campuses receive Details of elections for the CDG will visits from many university be communicated to parents and to admissions representatives. senior students. Students can also participate in an ISG (International School of Geneva) Campus Services led tour of British universities. Campus Services is responsible for building maintenance, security, Contact cleaning, preparing rooms for special functions, managing the school bus transport and registering prepaid Code of conduct cafeteria users. The code of conduct represents the central values of the school and are Opening hours based on the belief that one of the Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 school‘s main aims is to support the development of decent, respectful Contact and caring citizens of the world. Parents and Students are asked to sign a code of conduct. Discipline in the school is of a high Careers and University standard. Isolated infringements of Entrance the code of conduct are usually dealt with through discussion and usually Year 10 students have a week of involve a written reflection by the work experience as part of their student. If a student is disrupting a career guidance programme, in lesson, they may be removed from order for them to experience the 13
  14. 14. the room and counselled. Patterns of footwear rules for safety reasons. persistent disruption of the learning Details will be given from the environment may lead to a student teachers concerned and safety rules being asked to leave the school. are posted inside the specialist rooms. All members of the community are expected to treat each other with If jewellery is worn, it should be respect. This means listening to minimal and objects of value should others carefully, acting with good not be brought to school. Items like manners and avoiding aggressive ipods and phones should be marked behaviour. Students are expected to with a name and the serial numbers follow instructions given by adults should be recorded. regardless of their role. The teachers and other adults in the school will treat the students with respect. Code of Conduct for ICT/ Media Tools Sanctions are determined by the school principal and may include any Our Code of Conduct represents the one or a combination of the central values of the school, and is following: detention, warning letter, based on the belief that one of the parent meeting, suspension from school’s main aims is to produce school, denied access to school respectful and caring citizens of the events, exclusion from activities or, world. Teachers, Parents and in extreme cases, an expulsion from Students are asked to sign the Code the school. of Conduct. Staff address students by their first ICT/media tools such as computers, name and students usually address the Internet, television, DVD players, members of staff as Mr/ Ms/ Mrs/ cameras, video cameras, etc provide Miss/ Dr/ M/ Mlle/ Mme etc. followed possibilities and opportunities, but by the first name or the family name, also require respectful manners and for example Dr Smith or Mme behaviour. Danièle or Señora Teresa. At Campus des Nations ICT/media Older students are actively tools are provided for staff and discouraged from displays of over- students as a resource to enhance affectionate behaviour. teaching and learning opportunities. Computer usage is a key part of Clothes and shoes are expected to classroom programs. All students be appropriate for a learning have access to computers with environment. Deliberately torn Internet connections. clothing, offensive slogans and visible underwear are not allowed. Use of ICT/media tools comes with Specialist learning environments like obligations, and expectations of science laboratories and the gym appropriate behaviour. have additional clothing and 14
  15. 15. All ICT/media tools users (teachers, supervising teacher. The students and staff) pledge to: supervising teacher, the school • Use ICT/media tools for principal and/or the ICT staff will educational purposes. then deal with the situation. • Use the school network in a way that does not disrupt its use for Communications with others. teachers • Respect the files and data of other users and not change, or When the academic performance of copy or delete files/data of others students gives rise for concern, a without their permission. letter will be sent home and the classroom/ homeroom teacher will • (Excepting routine maintenance usually organise a meeting with by ICT personnel) parents. • Be ethical and courteous and not send hateful, harassing, obscene, Subject teachers may e-mail parents discriminatory, or other concerning lack of effort or lack of inappropriate messages. homework. The classroom/ • Treat anything created by others homeroom teacher may contact (information, graphics, music, parents over behavioural issues, sounds, projects, etc.) as their lateness or absence from lessons. private property and respect Of course, teachers often also copyrights and passwords. communicate praise and • Not develop or distribute commendation. programs that invade other computers, computer systems, or Communication is a two-way networks. process. Parents are welcome to • Maintain the ICT/media tools in contact teachers through their good working order, by not Ecolint e-mail address: destroying, changing, or misusing the hardware or software in any way. Community service • Inform appropriate members of staff if hardware is damaged or The MYP Community programme of not functioning as it is supposed Campus des Nations is referred to to. as 'SMACK' (standing for Service Makes All Communities Kinder). Students pledge: Students receive guidance • To follow all teacher instructions throughout the year to help them regarding the use and activities meet the requirements which are involving ICT/media tools in all one long-term and two short-term situations on campus. activities for MYP and 150 hours in two years for DP. • When using the Internet, in the unlikely circumstance a student comes across unacceptable Computer facilities material, students must The Secondary Library and the immediately notify the Primary classrooms are equipped 15
  16. 16. with internet-connected computers. • Hepatitis The Primary School has a full class • Impetigo set of iBook laptops and the • Measles Secondary School has access to • Meningitis PCs. • Mumps • Pneumonia At Pregny there are computers in • Poliomeyelitis each classroom and in the Library for • Rubella student and teacher use. There is a • Scarlet Fever mobile cart with laptops for student use. • Tuberculosis • Whooping cough Computer software for Please inform the school Secondary immediately if your child has a Campus des Nations encourages serious contagious disease. After a families to have access to the serious illness, a doctor should Internet, so that their children can confirm in writing that the child is fit benefit from email and resources on to return to school. the World Wide Web. If you already have a computer at home, it would Contact benefit students greatly if you could Pregny install: • An Office productivity suite such as Microsoft Office, Open Office, Saconnex Neo Office, Claris Works, etc. Some subject groups recommend Curriculum the following: Please see the website • An image editing software, such for the school as Adobe Photoshop Elements, curriculum. We are an authorised IB Macromedia Flash MX or version World School and offer the 8, the GIMP, Picasa, PhotoPlus programmes for Primary Years, 6, Paint Shop Pro, Corel Draw, Middle Years and Diploma. Each etc. programme has a curriculum • A graphic organizer software, coordinator: such as Inspiration, MindMapper, Decision Explorer, FreeMind, etc. Contact Christine Deluca - PYP Coordinator Contagious diseases Students who have infectious diseases should not be in school. Fiona Davison - MYP Coordinator These diseases may include (not exhaustive): • Chickenpox Conrad Hughes - DP Coordinator • Diphtheria 16
  17. 17. Departure times siblings in Secondary will be supervised on the playground until All primary students must be picked 15:30. up at relevant departure times unless they are attending the After School Students who take the school bus Care programme or Extra will also be supervised on the Curricular Activities. Any child who playground until it is time to board has not been picked up by the times the bus at 15:30. All primary specified will be sent to the After students must be picked up at this School Program and parents will be time unless they are attending the billed accordingly. After School Care programme or Extra Curricular Activities. Any child Pregny who has not been picked up within Pre-Reception ten minutes of the times specified Monday-Wednesday-Friday 12:15 will be sent to the After School Care Tuesday-Thursday 15:15 programme and parents will be billed accordingly. Reception, Years 1 and 2 Monday to Friday 15:15 Secondary Years 7-11 Wednesday 12:15 Monday to Friday 15:30 Children who travel home on the Parents can pick up their children at school bus will be transferred to the secondary entrance. Students Saconnex to catch their bus home. who take the school bus should proceed directly to the bus area by 15:40. Buses leave promptly at Transfer buses 15:45. Students who are not on the Monday to Friday 15:25 bus by this time will be left behind. Wednesday 12:30 Secondary Year 12-13 Saconnex Monday to Friday 16:15 Primary Years 3-6 Monday to Friday 15:10 Parents can pick up their children at Wednesday 12:10 the secondary entrance. For parents who have children in Years 7 – 11 Parents can pick up their children at and a child in Year 12 or 13, please the upper entrance only. Pick up at note that there is no supervision for the main entrance should be avoided students between the hours of 15:30 due to traffic congestion at the main and 16:15. Students in Years 7 – 11 gate. Parents who have children at should work in the library while they Pregny are asked to pick up students wait for their older siblings. at Saconnex first and then proceed to Pregny. Parents who have Please also note that there is no children in the Secondary School of school transport after 15:45 which the school can arrive at 15:30 to pick may affect Years 12 and 13 students up all their children. Primary on some days since they may have students in Years 3-6 who have 17
  18. 18. classes until 16:15. There are the Saconnex Welcome Desk and excellent public transport facilities Pregny School Office. serving Campus des Nations. For more information about public Early Years transport, please click on • A backpack and/or • Completed checklist form for Pre- Reception children Emergency Cards • A change of clothing in a The emergency card must be filled in drawstring or zippered bag for and returned to the classroom/ ages 3 to 5 homeroom teacher at the start of • Indoor shoes (not slippers) that school. This card requires an support and protect the feet for identity photo. The information is Pregny students. needed in case the school has to contact parents or another For Years 1 to 2 nominated adult during the school • A pencil case containing a day in case of illness or accident. small ruler, pencils and Parents are responsible for updating sharpener, an eraser, a glue information regarding change of stick, a pack of coloured address or contact numbers. pencils and crayons, scissors • An old shirt or smock for Equipment painting Your child should bring the following General Equipment for Primary items on the first day. Years 3-6 • The completed emergency card* • Back-pack with passport size photo • Pencils (HB) • Completed medical form (for all new students)* • Pencil sharpener • After School Care registration • Set of colouring pencils form* if applicable • Set of felt-tip markers (fine or • Shoes that provide support and medium) protect the feet • Highlighter pens (3) • A healthy snack and drink for • Scissors (check handedness) break time • Glue sticks (2) • Appropriate comfortable clothing • Ruler (30 cm) for outdoor play • White rubber erasers (5) • Clothing for wet weather if • Pencil case large enough to hold applicable these items • For Pregny, a picnic for those • Box of tissues for the class use children not eating Hot Lunch (1) • • Earphones (écouteurs) for computers with a minijack (3.5 *These items are sent in the summer mm) mailing but copies are available at • Bilingual dictionary (English/mother tongue – if 18
  19. 19. necessary) At home • USB memory stick (Year 6 only) Please ensure that you child has • Plastic folder with an elastic access to English and French closing mechanism dictionaries and a small collection of the above items available for homework time. Secondary Years 7-13 • Back-pack or sturdy bag • Pens - black, blue and red • Pencils - hard and soft • Pencil Sharpener • Eraser • Highlighter pens • Colour pencils • Colour felt-tip pens All primary students are supplied • Compass with the appropriate stationary • Protractor (notebooks, paper etc.) as part of the school fees. Parents will be billed a • Ruler (30cm) one time cost for a visual arts • Scissors workbook which will be used by • USB key/memory stick and a students in Years 4-6 and a musical USB extension cord. (The Library instrument which will be used in computers have an indented, Years 1-6. All students are also angled USB outlet). required to purchase a physical education uniform which includes a t- Subject specific equipment for shirt, shorts, jacket and trousers. Secondary This uniform will be distributed to *Available at the Bookroom (level 4) students in September to new students or students who have English outgrown their uniform from last year • 1 medium A4 exercise book – and parents will be billed for the cost. lined* Students must purchase their own • 1 medium A4 journal, hard gym bag and shoes (non-marking) backed - lined and/or slippers appropriate for physical education classes which French and Spanish can take place indoors or outdoors. • Thin binder with plastic cover for work in school The classroom teachers will be • Dividers sending a letter home with students • Large A4 ring binder to store the first week of school requesting work at home more specific materials as • A4 lined paper * appropriate. 19
  20. 20. Mathematics • USB memory stick for the • Calculators: (The scientific: TI- computers (see General) 30XS and the Graphics: TI-84+ • Small set of coloured pencils Silver Edition are available from • Set of colour fine-liner pens the Bookroom) • Apron (see Visual Arts)* o Year 9 & 10: scientific calculator (we recommend Visual arts TI-30XS) • A2 portfolio* o Year 11: recommended to • Multipurpose paint brushes: 2 x have the TI-84+ Silver size fine, 2 x medium and 2 x Edition or equivalent. large o Year 12 & 13: required to • Set of graphite pencils ranging have a TI-84+ Silver from H through to HB (soft to Edition or equivalent. dark) • Students must use 5 mm squared • Apron - the Technology one may paper. be used* • Development work book* The following items are available for purchase from Maths department. Music • A4 5mm squared exercise books • A4 lined paper* • Compass • Glue stick • Protractor • Scissors • Ruler (30cm) • Development work book* • Ruler (15cm) • 60/30 Set square Drama: Years 7-11 only • Pencils • Trainers/sports shoes/running shoes (same as for Physical Humanities - English Education) • A5 note book with lined paper (spiral or stapled) – Years 7 – 11 Physical Education kit • A4 lined paper* • Yellow and/or white T-shirt with • A4 graph paper school logo* • A4 ring binder • Blue shorts* • Set of A4 dividers (carton, • Tracksuit in blue and yellow* repertoires) • Trainers/sports or running shoes • Self-adhesive labels • Socks • Transparent A4 file sleeves • Transparent A4 document folder Reflection • Development work book* Science • Lab coat* Extra Curricular Activities Extra Curricular Activities take place Technology: Years 7-11 only outside the regular curriculum and • A4 lined paper * usually involve after school sports, music, drama or cultural activities or 20
  21. 21. clubs. They are billed separately. consists of parents, members of Application forms are sent out to staff, former members of staff, Board parents 2 weeks before the start of members, former Board members each session. Once the application and former students. Votes are cast is received students are enrolled for either by postal ballot or in person at all lessons. In the event of absence the annual Consultative General the lesson will be charged for. Assembly which is held in May. Activities can only be cancelled at the beginning of a new term. Places The Board is responsible for the are filled on a “first come first serve” appointment and the evaluation of basis. the Director General, the executive head of the Foundation, approving Contact the organisational structure of the Foundation, supervising the Foundation’s finances and making all Food and drink major decisions regarding the The cafeteria has the `fourchette objectives, policies and programmes verte` label which is awarded for of the Foundation including its high standards of nutrition. The Strategic Plan. The Board is not emphasis is on healthy eating so the involved in the detailed management availability of fried food and fizzy of individual campuses and schools. drinks is very limited. The cafeteria The minutes of the monthly meetings does not offer Halal or Kosher food, are posted on the website but there is always a vegetarian option. Guidance Counselor The school employs lunchtime The Guidance Counselor for the supervisors and most off the staff eat Secondary students provides help in the cafeteria. Parents who are in and advice for university and career school for appointments or functions choices and the IB. are welcome to use the cafeteria during opening hours. See Cafeteria Contact Governing Board The Governing Board of the Homework Foundation consists of twelve Primary School elected members, one member Students in the Primary School appointed by the Federal Council, should expect 20-60 minutes of one member appointed by the homework nightly, depending on Canton of Geneva and one their age. Teachers usually send out appointed by the Canton of Vaud. homework a week in advance of the The Board also exercises its powers due date. The purpose of homework of co-option by inviting the United is to provide students with the Nations to nominate a opportunity to revise, practice and representative. Elected members consolidate independent learning are chosen by an electorate which skills and knowledge. We 21
  22. 22. recommend that parents take an Homework Load active interest in what their children are studying and monitor the Time completion of set work. Hours Hours Total per Year each over weekly subject level Secondary School night weekend hours per Homework is an important activity in week the learning cycle. It is used by 6 to 40 7 1 1 to 1.5 teachers to reinforce the work 6.5 minutes carried out in class, to prepare 1 to 45 students for a future class and to 8 1.5 to 2 7 1.5 minutes give students practice in particular skills and approaches. However, a 9 1.5 2 9.5 1 hour balanced student’s life should consist of more than schoolwork. 1 hour 12 to 10 2 2 to 3 20 13 Students work at very differing rates minutes and to very differing depths of 1 hour 11 2 3 13 25 complexity. It is also the case that minutes there will be some fluctuation of 2. 5 to quantity of homework from a specific 14 to 12 2 to 3 4 to 6 3.5 subject depending on the material 21 hours being covered at a particular time. It 3.5 is, therefore, difficult to set absolute 13 3 to 4 6+ 21 + hours + guidelines. However the following homework load should be about right for the majority of students at Campus des Nations. Identity Cards An ID card will be given to all Homework should be handed in on students. This is used as a lunch time. Each teacher may decide their card at Saconnex. Each damaged or own policy on how to penalize work lost card will be replaced and submitted late. However, teachers invoiced CHF 5. No meal will be my decide to penalize a student on served without presentation of a one criterion or across all the criteria valid card or replacement available assessed as part of the piece of at Campus Services (Level 4). work. Illness The Campus employs a full-time Nurse and a Child Welfare Assistant at Pregny. Students with contagious diseases or head lice should be kept at home and the nurse should be informed. If medication is prescribed and a child is well enough to attend school, the 22
  23. 23. medication (with physician room, which is a permanent base prescription) should be given to the and students come out of their nurse with clear instructions for mainstream classes to spend varying administering the medicine. amounts of time in the Centres Students should only have depending on the individual needs of medicines with them (such as an the students. The teachers and asthma inhaler) which have been assistants involved in the Centres discussed with the Nurse. At Pregny are all well qualified and all medication must be given to the experienced. Child Welfare Assistant and stored in the Infirmary. No medication should The role of the Centres is to be left in children’s school bags. introduce and support the language development of the student’s first If a child feels unwell at school s/he language of instruction, which at the is sent to the infirmary. An Campus des Nations is English, and assessment is made and either the work with the mainstream teachers. student is allowed to rest, or sent This enables the students both to back to class or the parents are access the curriculum fully and also contacted. In the case of more become integrated into school life. serious illness, parents are asked to The Centres can provide a place pick their children up from school as where EAL students can feel relaxed soon as possible. Older students and secure in a school environment may go home alone if the Nurse has which may be stressful for them. spoken with the parents and both parties are in agreement. In the EAL Centres staff use a wide variety of teaching methods, Please ensure that your child is appropriate to the age of the really able to cope with school before students being taught and the allowing her/him to return. If a different learning styles of the course of medicine is prescribed, students are also taken into account. please follow the guidelines in A wide variety of teaching Medicines in School. approaches help the students along their road to fluency; from grammar Language support books, to craft activities and EAL (English as an Additional communication games to Computer Language) Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Visits to the library are also part of At the Campus des Nations there are the programmes. three EAL Centres: One in Early Years at Pregny to support students All the staff working in the EAL from reception to Year 2, one in Centres at the Campus des Nations Upper Primary at Saconnex serving work hard to ensure the students students in Years 3 to 6, and one in acquire the necessary English, as Secondary at Saconnex which quickly as possible. At the same time supports students in classes 7 emphasis is placed on providing through 13. Each Centre has its own them with a place where they can 23
  24. 24. feel at ease. All three Centres tuition for languages other than welcome parents and visitors who English, French or Spanish. would like to see how this very Contact effective programme works. Contact Learning Centres Pregny There are three Learning Centres for children with moderate to severe learning needs, one each for Early Primary (Saconnex) Years, Primary and Secondary. Programmes are individualised, thus maximising each child’s potential Secondary and allowing for a flexible approach. Every child ‘belongs’ to a mainstream class as well as a Learning Centre. This means that FLIP - Mother Tongue Education opportunities for inclusion are always sought and welcomed. Research has shown the importance of maintaining a student’s first English is the main language of language both for second language instruction. However, many staff are acquisition and overall cognitive bilingual English/French. development. The Foundation supports this view and organises Applications are made through the classes according to demand and Admissions Office and you should availability of suitable teachers. include as much information about your child as possible. The Campus des Nations runs the First Language Instruction Contact Programme (FLIP) for languages Pregny other than French and English, already offering classes in Italian, Norwegian, Greek Swedish and Primary (Saconnex) others. The Campus will endeavour to facilitate a class in any language where the need arises. The school Secondary provides the venue, finds the teacher and processes the paperwork at no cost to parents. The teacher’s fee is LC Coordinator shared between the parents of the students in the class. Parents should make enquiries at Learning Support the time of application concerning The Learning Support teachers are the availability of Mother Tongue specialists who are trained to identify learning disorders and provide support to students who are 24
  25. 25. experiencing difficulties with their photocopying are possible with the learning. Students may be purchase of a photocopy card. withdrawn from a lesson to attend Parents may also browse and Learning Support, or assistance may borrow at the end of the school day, be given within the mainstream after 15:30. classroom. Opening hours Some available supports: Pregny • Private tutorials Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00 • Peer tutor groups (organized by Tuesday 09:00 – 15:15 secondary students) Wednesday closed Special needs and language profiles Primary (Saconnex) should be disclosed upon 08:30 – 15:30 application. Students are placed in age-appropriate classes. Secondary Monday to Friday 08:15 – 17:00 For information on which support (Except Tuesday 08:15 – 16:00) programmes are included in the fees, see ‘General and Financial Lockers Conditions 2007 – 2008’ Students from Year 5 and up are provided with lockers. Leaving School/ Transfers Lost property Parents are asked to inform the At Saconnex, please inquire at the school as soon as possible of Welcome desk or check out the children who are leaving the school. items on Level 0. At Pregny, there is a Lost & Found hamper beside the Students wishing to transfer to stairs to the gym. another campus of the International School of Geneva are kindly Lunch supervision requested to fill the ‘Request for Students are supervised during Transfer’ form (available from lunch in the cafeteria and during their Saconnex Welcome desk or the play. The assistant principals are Pregny School Office). responsible for monitoring this programme and responding to Libraries issues or concerns: The Secondary Library is equipped with internet-connected computers Contact and media resources. Audiovisual for Primary equipment such as digital cameras Saconnex and video recorders can be used by students on campus (with for appropriate supervision from Secondary teaching/library staff). Printing and 25
  26. 26. Medical and health clearly labelled with the student’s name and dosage. They will be In line with cantonal regulations, all stored as appropriate in the new students require a medical infirmary. certificate. Your family doctor should complete the green form sent to you At Pregny and for Saconnex Primary by the Admissions Office. This students, all medicine, including should be returned to the inhalers, should be given directly to infirmary before your child starts the Child Welfare Assistant or Nurse school. New students coming from to be stored in the Infirmary. No countries with a moderate to high medicine should be kept in children’s level of tuberculosis are required to school bags or cubbies. The have a TB (Mantoux) test. If you are teaching staff is unable to dispense in doubt as to the status of your last medication for fever. country of residence, please contact the Nurse. Meetings, Parent/ Medicines in school Teacher/ Student Students who need medication on a Regular meetings are scheduled regular or episodic basis, (for through the school year between example, for headaches or parents/ students and teachers to menstrual cramps) require a doctor’s discuss progress. Parents wishing to prescription and a supply of the make appointments to see individual relevant medicine. When a child is teachers about academic or pastoral on a course of medication for an concerns should first contact the illness, it is often better to keep classroom teacher (PYP) or the him/her at home until s/he feels homeroom teacher (Secondary) by better. If the doctor recommends a e-mail or by leaving a phone return to school while still taking message at the Welcome Desk prescribed medicine, this medicine Grand Saconnex or at the Pregny (with prescription) must be given to School Office. Concerns are best the Nurse or Child Welfare discussed in face to face meetings Assistant in its original package rather than by lengthy labelled with the student’s name and correspondence. with clear written instructions for administering the medicine. Music Band (PYP) The Year 5 band course programme Students should only have will continue into Year 6, with medicines with them (such as an students continuing to receive asthma inhaler) with which they are regular instruction from instrumental familiar and feel confident to use, teachers once a week in school time. after having discussed with the A big-band ensemble and other Nurse. All other medicines should smaller groups will also be offered as be handed in to the Nurse or Child part of the ECA activities next year. Welfare Assistant. Epi-pens, insulin Students are encouraged to and other medicines should be participate in this as it really 26
  27. 27. consolidates what students are doing Contact in class. Pregny Parents who have taken a rental with purchase option might now want to Saconnex discuss their progress with their child and consider the purchase option with Servette Music. Parents’ responsibilities It is important to inform the Servette Music is prepared to come classroom/homeroom teacher of any into school at the beginning of the changes, outside school, that may new school term to discuss with be affecting your child’s behaviour or parents any questions they might ability to learn. Sensitive information have regarding the instruments. is best conveyed by phone or in face More information will be given out at to face meetings. the beginning of next academic year. If you notice changes in your child’s There will continue to be the mood or behaviour which are difficult opportunity for students to purchase to explain you may also wish to reeds and other accessories, directly confer with the classroom/homeroom from the music teacher at school. teacher. The incoming Year 5 students will Any suspicion of bullying should be start the band programme in reported to the classroom/homeroom September also. teacher urgently. Bullying is not tolerated and is dealt with seriously Newsletters and rapidly. Campus newsletters are sent out to parents. The PTA also issues a bi- Parking monthly eNewsletter. Limited short term parking is available at both sites. Visitors Nurse and Child Welfare should obtain a parking pass from Assistant the Welcome Desk at Saconnex or The full-time and fully qualified Nurse the Pregny School Office. Students (Saconnex) and Child Welfare are not allowed to drive to school. Assistant (Pregny) are responsible for the health and well-being of the Photocopies student community. This involves Students may purchase photocopy giving treatment for sickness and cards at the Bookroom or the accidents, administering medication cafeteria (CHF 5/ 20 copies, prescribed by a doctor, promoting a rechargeable). healthy lifestyle and organising outside speakers on health-related Psychologist topics. There is a full time psychologist who undertakes a variety of support 27
  28. 28. activities, such as counselling elected members, one member students, testing and evaluating appointed by the Federal Council, children and advising parents. The one member appointed by the psychologist also organises a Canton of Vaud. The Board also programme of outside speakers on exercises its powers of co-option by topics related to the emotional and inviting the United Nations to social aspects of growing up. nominate a representative. Elected members are chosen by an Contact electorate which consists of parents, members of staff, former members of staff, Board members, former Board PTA members and former students. The PTA supports the school in Votes are cast either by postal ballot many invaluable ways; through or in person at the annual social activities, by being homeroom/ Consultative General Assembly classroom parent representatives, which is held in May. helping organise student events, aiding channels of communication The Board is responsible for the and fundraising to provide ‘extras’ appointment and the evaluation of beyond the normal school budget. the Director General, approving the The PTA organises monthly general organisational structure of the meetings and coffee mornings on Foundation, supervising the Wednesdays in the cafeteria at the Foundation’s finances and making all Saconnex site. These dates can be major decisions regarding the found on the school events calendar. objectives, policies and programmes They also distribute a bimonthly of the Foundation including its electronic newsletter on the 1st and Strategic Plan. The minutes of the 15th of every month. All families are monthly meetings are posted on the asked to complete the PTA request website for information form so that members of the executive or class parent School Staff representatives may contact you Teaching staff do not have individual regarding school activities. The PTA telephones at the Campus. They has an office on the second floor at can be reached by e-mail Grand-Saconnex. ( or a message can be left at the Welcome Contact desk/ School Office for their attention. Reports School Trips See Assessment. The school organises a wide range of educational visits and outings to School Governance places of historical and cultural The Governing Board of the interest in Switzerland and beyond Foundation consists of twelve as well as sporting events and a ski 28
  29. 29. day. Community Week is held in Pregny School Office and September for Years 7 to 12. Saconnex Welcome desk Primary School students often Sports Competition participate in a half or full day trip to This is a programme for students places of interest in the community with a high level of performance who or surrounding areas to explore wish to represent Nations or the concepts or questions that arise International School of Geneva (ISG) during their Units of Inquiry. Primary Foundation at a competitive level. Years 3-6 parents will be billed a one time fee of 100 CHF for the school The Structure of the Programme year to cover the cost of these Nations is a member of two major excursions. There is a Foundation sports associations: (i) the Swiss policy which sets guidelines for trips Group of International Schools and visits. Normal school rules (SGIS); and, (ii) L’Association des apply on all on school trips. directeurs d’institutions en Suisse Romande (ADISR). In addition, there The cost of trips for Secondary are intercampus foundations sports students is put on the school bill, so within the EIG Foundation. there is no need for students to take money to school to pay for trips. Sports Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Where parents agree to transport Cross Country, Ski. other ISG students to and from school trips, or other school events, Team Selection they do so at their own risk and must Trails will take place at the start of ensure that they have adequate each sports programme. A student insurance cover. The school’s may attend trials for more than one insurance does not cover such school team. Coaches will consider journeys. various aspects including skills, attitude, team spirit, cooperation, Security respect of others, etc. when making In order to create a safe and secure their selection. Selected competitors learning environment the school must be committed to attending offers: training and matches. Involvement • Supervision of play areas and the on a school team requires the cafeteria at break and lunch commitment and support from times parents as well. • Supervision of arrival and departure times Enrolment • Trained bus drivers Every selected athlete must submit a • Regular practice of emergency completed information form to the procedures coordinator at the first training • High expectations of student session. All competitors must behaviour maintain good academic records • Visitors sign in and out at the while participating in Competitive 29
  30. 30. Sports. A class teacher may refuse a The PYP Action Group is an permission request from a interested group of Year 5 and 6 competitor to attend tournaments if students who meet weekly with Year she/he fails to meet good academic 6 teacher, Ms Hazen, as an extra- standards. curricular school activity. Cost The Secondary Student Council Parents will be asked to pay for meets once a month. Each class transport, food and hotel elects 2 representatives to their accommodation related to sports council to forward and discuss the activities and a contribution to concerns of the student body. training costs (to pay coaches, pitch hire outside school, etc.). There is Student card an extra charge for those competing Student ID cards are also used to in the ski programme. Families will check out books at the Libraries and be charged directly through the EIG as lunch prepaid tickets at the billing system for costs occurred. cafeteria. Campus services issues the cards. International School Sports Tournaments (ISST) Transitions Students with an exceptionally high level of performance will be The three schools (Primary, Middle recommended to attend training and Secondary) work collaboratively sessions on a Foundation level to ensure a smooth transition of (Nations, La Chat, LGB) with the students leaving Year 2 at Pregny possibility of being selected to and entering Year 3 at Saconnex. represent the Foundation in the An introduction meeting for parents ISST. and school tours are arranged in June. The Primary and Secondary Contact schools also work cooperatively to ease the transition of students Telephone: 022 770 4728 or entering Year 7 from Year 6. There 079 637 18 36 are some planned opportunities throughout the year for Year 6 students and parents. Year 11 Steering Committees students are given support when Steering Committees are formed to choosing their DP options. consider specific issues and draft new policies. Student and parent Transport participation is usually desired. Public transport By bus to Saconnex Student Councils Bus line Stop There is a PYP Action Group and a No. 5 or 28 Crêts de Morillon Secondary Student Council (MYP & No 8 BIT DP). No F Vie des Champs 30
  31. 31. By bus to Pregny According to the Financial No V or Z Stop: Penthes Conditions, cancellation and Notes: Buses denoted by letters are changes of the Transport Services cross border buses. No 28 from should be made in writing one month Saconnex goes to the airport. in advance at the end of the term. Further information: . Failure to comply with this condition will mean that the school has the Students who travel to school by right to charge the whole term. public transport should obtain a monthly ticket from TPG available at Shuttles between Saconnex and Cornavin station or Rive. Pregny (included in the transport’s inscription) will be carried out every By car day, morning and afternoon except To Saconnex Wednesdays when the return will be From the autoroute/motorway take made at 12h20. Children not enrolled the Grand Saconnex exit and follow in the general Transport Services will Genève Centre or Place des be able to use this service and will Nations, take the route des Morillons be billed CHF 472 for the school on the left, signposted BIT. year. Application forms are available on request at the Campus Services To Pregny Office and at the Pregny School From the centre of Geneva follow Office once school starts. Place des Nations, then continue straight on towards Ferney/ airport, Occasional transports will be turn right by the World Council of possible for the non enrolled student Churches, signposted…For Pregny only with a 48h written request sent at Place des Nations take the to the Campus Services Office and if Avenue de la Paix towards a place is available in the bus. Chambésy/US Mission. Failure to comply with this condition will enable the Head of Campus Transport Services Service to refuse the transportation. Parents wishing to enrol their children with the Transport Service Please note children must be five should fill the blue application form years of age to travel on the school and return it to Campus Services bus or shuttle. with a correct home address and telephone number. Contact Each inscription will be checked individually in order to propose an adequate stop for each pupil and will be confirmed in writing before the start of school. No modification of bus route will be made except for exceptional cases with the agreement of Mr. Zitouni. 31
  32. 32. Website World of Work Week The Foundation website is at Students will be guided through where information on career choices in Years 11 to 13. cross-campus information, activities The work experience week for and services are posted. For students in Year 10 is useful campus-specific events and preparation for making subject information, parents have access to choices for the IB Diploma the Campus des Nations’ website by Programme and for the careers logging in ‘My Campus’. The guidance programme. Students are ‘username’ (the Parents ID number) taught to prepare their CVs and to and the password will be look for work. The student must not communicated personally to each be remunerated in any form. family. Assessment is done by the employer, a member of the Campus Winter sports programme des Nations staff and a student self- From January to March there is a evaluation. Winter Sports Programme with tuition from the Ecole de Ski Contact Français. This takes place during school time. There is an extra charge for this Programme. Visitors All visitors must report to the Contact Welcome Desk at Saconnex or the Pregny School Office, sign the visitors’ book and obtain a visitor’s badge. 32
  33. 33. Annexes 33
  34. 34. Organisation Chart 2008 – 2009 Key Educational Responsibilities 34
  35. 35. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS June 2008 Dear Parents, Our school is an authorised school for the International Baccalaureate for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). As such, you need to be aware of the regulations of the IBO in this booklet. Please take the time to read this document. There are of course no IB Diploma results for the Campus des Nations as the first IB Diploma students only started in Year 12 in September 2006. The first results here will be in summer 2008 when the current (and first) Year 13 students graduate from that campus. Campus des Nations is the only secondary school within the Foundation that offers all three IB programmes. Sincerely, Andrew Hand Campus Principal 35